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Philippines: 3 Rockfall Incidents Recorded at Bulusan; 3 Quakes at Mayon

Mount Bulusan volcano
© Maria Ignacio / EPA
Mount Bulusan volcano spews ash in Sorsogon province, eastern Philippines, Nov 2010.
One volcanic earthquake and at least three rockfall incidents were recorded near restive Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon in the last 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said Friday.

In its 8 a.m. update, Phivolcs also noted weak steaming activity at the southeast thermal vent.

"Bulusan Volcano's status remains at Alert Level 1. This means that the source of activity is hydrothermal and shallow. Entry to the 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) is strictly prohibited, since the area is at risk to sudden steam and ash explosions," it said.

Citing the prevailing wind direction, Phivolcs reminded residents in the northwest and southwest sectors of the volcano to take precautions against ash falls.

It also said civil aviation authorities must warn pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano's summit as ejected ash and volcanic fragments from sudden explosions may be hazardous to aircraft.

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Far North Pole Shaken by Moderate Quake

Far North Earthquake
© The Extinction Protocol
North Pole - A 4.8 earthquake rattles the far North Pole at a depth of 10 km at NORTH OF SEVERNAYA ZEMLYA (number 5 grid in Yellow) on the map of the Arctic Pole. The peculiar nature of the location of this quake leads us to conclude that since the magnetic north pole is now racing towards Russia and the Earth has been under constant bombardment from the rabid sheer of the solar winds over the last 48 hours, that this is a trembling effect in magnetic field generation- perhaps one more tangible sign that planet's magnetic field dexterity is insidiously eroding. We've been watching seismic anomalies under Greenland and strain starting to show across Antarctica from the recent bout of planetary tremors that have occurred over the last 4 months. Below are the latest telemetry seismic data readings from (top) Antarctica and Greenland (bottom).

Antartica Tremors
© The Extinction Protocol
Antarctica telemetry data.
Greenland Tremors
© The Extinction Protocol
Greenland telemetry data.

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New Zealand: Earthquake Magnitude 5.0 - Auckland Islands

Friday, March 04, 2011 at 15:46:12 UTC

Saturday, March 05, 2011 at 02:46:12 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

49.828°S, 164.042°E

20.4 km (12.7 miles)


178 km (110 miles) WNW of Auckland Island, New Zealand

498 km (309 miles) SW of Invercargill, New Zealand

637 km (395 miles) SSW of Queenstown, New Zealand

1263 km (784 miles) SW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand


Rare earthquake hits Arkansas

© Unknown
A rare earthquake measuring 4.7 hit the southern US state of Arkansas late Sunday, the US government reported.

The epicenter of the tremor, which occurred at 11:00 pm local time (0500 GMT Monday), was located six kilometers (four miles) northeast from the town of Greenbrier, according to the US Geological Survey.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage. But KARK 4 TV said that callers to its newsroom from the Greenbrier area reported pictures and decorations being shaken off the walls.

The reading was based on the open-ended Moment Magnitude scale, now used by US seismologists, which measures the area of the fault that ruptured and the total energy released.

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Earth Trembles Again in Southwest Iceland

© Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.
From Krýsuvík.
An earthquake measuring 3.7 in magnitude on the Richter scale hit one kilometer northeast of Krýsuvík on Reykjanes peninsula in southwest Iceland yesterday and the tremor could clearly be felt in the capital region.

The earthquake, which hit at a depth of 3.8 kilometers, was smaller than those measured in the area last weekend. There was constant seismic activity around Krýsuvík yesterday but no other quakes were stronger than three points on the Richter scale, Morgunbladid reports.

According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, there is no reason to conclude that this is anything else than a conventional series of earthquakes while the tremors are all at the same depth - so far, all quakes hit at a depth of three to five kilometers.


New Zealand: Tremors shake Christchurch, Wellington

A 4.6-magnitude aftershock shook Christchurch tonight and a similar sized quake has rattled Wellington.

The aftershock struck 10km south of Christchurch and 10km west of Lyttelton at a depth of 5km, GeoNet reported.

There were no reports of damage, Radio New Zealand reported.

Meanwhile, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake rattled Wellington.

The quake struck at 10:07pm, and was centred 20km northwest of Wellington at a depth of 40km, GeoNet reported.

The quake was felt strongly as far north as Otaki and as far south as Blenheim.

There were no reports of damage, a Fire Service spokeswoman said.

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US: 4.4-magnitude earthquake shakes area near The Geysers

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 struck this evening in Sonoma County.

The quake shook an area near the Geysers at 6:19 p.m. and had a depth of 1.6 miles, according to the USGS. That tremor was centered one mile north-northwest of The Geysers.

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Easter Island Region - Earthquake Magnitude 6.0

Easter Island Quake_010311
Earthquake Location
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 at 00:53:46 UTC

Monday, February 28, 2011 at 05:53:46 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

29.605°S, 112.107°W

10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program


377 km (234 miles) SW of Hanga Roa, Easter Island

3931 km (2441 miles) W of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile

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US: Arkansas Has Largest Earthquake in 35 years

Arkansas Quake
© Arkansas Geological Survey
In this image provided by the Arkansas Geological Survey near Greenbrier, Ark., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, a seismic chart illustrating earthquake activity at Woolly Hollow State Park from noon to midnight on Feb. 16, is shown.
Greenbrier - Residents of the small north-central Arkansas town of Greenbrier said Monday they're unsettled by the fact that they never know if or when the next earthquake is going to strike, especially after being woken up by the largest quake to hit the state in decades.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quake at 11 p.m. Sunday, centered beneath the ground about four miles northeast of Greenbrier. It was the largest of more than 800 quakes to strike the area since September in what is now being called the Guy-Greenbrier earthquake swarm.

"You don't know what to expect. It's unnerving," said Corinne Tarkington, an employee at a local flower and gift shop. "I woke up last night to the sound of my house shaking."

What woke Tarkington was a magnitude 4.7 earthquake - the largest to hit the state in 35 years. No injuries or major damage have been reported, but the escalation in the severity of quakes in and around the small north-central Arkansas town has many residents on edge. Some said they're seeing gradual damage to their homes, such as cracks in walls and driveways.

"We probably had 40 to 50 calls last night," Greenbrier police Sgt. Rick Woody said, noting that the tone of the calls had changed. After previous quakes, most callers simply wanted to find out if a loud noise they'd heard was an earthquake, he said.

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Devastation in New Zealand quake on par with Haiti: ex-PM

© Agence France-Presse
Luxury houses teeter on the edge after landslides in Redcliffs near Christchurch on February 27, 2011, after a 6.3 earthquake devastated New Zealand's second city and surrounding towns on February 22. The quake caused more damage than the 7.1 magnitude quake that hit the city on September 4, 2010 and has killed at least 146 people.
The scale of devastation in quake-hit Christchurch is comparable with the destruction wreaked in the 2010 Haiti earthquake, New Zealand's former premier Helen Clark said Monday, as rescuers prepared for the final death toll to rise above 200.

The stark assessment came with much of the city lying in ruins after last Tuesday's 6.3-magnitude quake caused widespread death and destruction, toppling buildings and tearing up roads.

"The building damage I've seen compared with Haiti," Clark, who now heads the United Nations Development Program, told Radio New Zealand Monday, referring to the massive quake which killed at least 220,000 in the Caribbean island in January last year.

"Let there be no mistake, New Zealand has suffered a tragedy of monumental proportions and it's going to require every ounce of recovery in this country to push through from this," she added.