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North of England hit by 3.9 magnitude earthquake

Grimsby earthquake
© British Geological Society
An earthquake has been felt in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.
Tremors have been felt in the Lincolnshire and Yorkshire areas, the British Geological Survey has confirmed.

The BGS said the 3.9 magnitude quake was felt in the north east and north of Lincolnshire, Kingston-upon-Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire at 11.14pm on Saturday.

It was centred near Grimsby and had a depth of 11 miles.

One Twitter user in Hull said: "Our house moved and the furniture shifted", while another wrote: "(It would) only have lasted seconds but scary nonetheless".


Comment: Following a 4.6 magnitude earthquake in the UK in February this year, the strongest to have hit the UK in 10 years, a British Geological Survey tweet stated that, "Events of this magnitude only happen in the UK every 2-3 years."

Actually, there have been about 7 similar-strength quakes in the UK in the last 3 years alone...

22 May 2015 - A 4.2 magnitude earthquake 'causes homes to shake' in Kent, UK
25 May 2015 - Magnitude 3.0 earthquake recorded in North Wales
29 Jan 2015 - Britain's second earthquake in 48 hours strikes in East Midlands
7 Mar 2016 - Earthquake 'shook houses' in south-east England
3 Jan 2017 - 3.9 magnitude tremor strikes off UK coast - biggest quake for nearly a decade
4 July 2017 - Earthquake recorded off Shetland was largest in UK for nine years
5 Aug 2017 - Scottish Highlands are rocked by their biggest earthquake for 30 years

We are seeing a marked increase in seismic activity around the world lately, could it be related to scientists' predictions that major earthquakes for 2018 due to slowdown in Earth's rotation?


Bizarro Earth

Earth in upheaval: Hawaii has been hit by over 12,000 earthquakes during last 30 days

Kilauea eruption, hawaii volcanic eruption
We haven't seen anything like this since Hawaii first became a state back in 1959. Kilauea began erupting on May 3rd, and it hasn't stopped rumbling yet. In fact, authorities are telling us that Hawaii has been struck by "over 12,000 earthquakes" during the last 30 days. That is an extraordinary amount of shaking, and many are now becoming concerned that fundamental physical changes are happening to the islands. As one USGS official has noted, we have never seen earthquakes happen on the Big Island with this sort of frequency ever before...
While most of the earthquakes have been relatively mild at magnitude 2 or 3, the largest earthquake was a massive 6.9 magnitude tremor on May 4, along with a 5.5 magnitude quake on June 4.

Brian Shiro, a supervisory geophysicist at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, said the island was witnessing the highest rate of quakes ever measured at the summit.

Comment: The planet is witnessing a rapid upsurge in extreme weather according to a recent report. For more details on these events from around the world, see our Earth Changes Summaries.

Related articles: To understand how and why these extreme weather events are occurring read Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection by Pierre Lescaudron and Laura Knight-Jadczyk.


Attention

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Massive uptick in Earth Changes and mainstream media doesn't report the interconnections

Fuego volcano eruption
© AFP/Getty Images
Fuego volcano eruption on June 3rd 2018, Guatemala's deadliest since 1902
It is almost unthinkable that the media is not reporting on the interconnections of the massive uptick in Earth Changes we are seeing at the moment. Snows in June in seven countries in the Northern Hemisphere, the relationship between increasing galactic cosmic rays and volcanic eruptions and how this in-turn affects our crops globally. They don't want to talk about crop losses or the connecting to next year being more unusual than this year with heavier losses on tap in 2019. This is a full explanation how it all intersects and a forecast going out to 2021.


Comment: The world is seeing a rapid upsurge in extreme weather according to a recent report. For more information on these events from around the world, check out our Earth Changes Summaries. The latest video: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - April 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

Related articles include: To understand how and why these extreme weather events are occurring read Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection by Pierre Lescaudron and Laura Knight-Jadczyk.


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Thought to be seismically silent, East Antarctica is actually active

East Antarctica seismic
© Amanda Lough
Part of the seismic array that researchers installed in East Antarctica to detect new earthquakes.
Because instruments were finally installed there, scientists can no longer say that East Antarctica is unusually seismically silent.

Since the first earthquake was detected in 1982, there have been just eight more seismic events recorded in East Antarctica. But after a team that included Amanda Lough, Ph.D. - then a student but now an assistant professor in Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences-set up the first winter-through-summer seismic array, 27 earthquakes were recorded in 2009 alone, tripling the total number of events recorded on East Antarctica's section of the Earth's crust.

So instead of being exceptionally stable, it appears East Antarctica just wasn't being watched closely enough.


Comment: Or perhaps the fault lines have only recently begun to wake up?


Comment: Whether activity in Antarctica is increasing remains to be seen, but with the uptick in activity around the world, they got there just in time:


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Hawaii shook by shallow 5.5 magnitude earthquake as Kilauea volcano eruption continues

An ash plume rises from Halemaumau Crater
© USGS/HVO webcam
An ash plume rises from Halemaumau Crater at 4 p.m. HST Sunday, June 3, 2018.
HAWAII'S Big Island has been rocked by a magnitude 5.5 earthquake at a depth of 1.14km and 5km south-west of Kilauea Volcano, near Crater Rim Drive, Pahoa, according to the US Geological Survey.

It is the largest earthquake to strike the island since a 6.9 earthquake rocked Hawaii on May 4 near the erupting volcano.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said some areas may have experienced strong shaking.

However, they have currently not issued a tsunami warning.

No damages or injuries have currently been reported.

The tremor was located near Mount Kilauea, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Military Camp, Volcano House and Volcano Winery.

There have been over 500 earthquakes in the summit area of Kilauea in the last 24 hours.

The quake sent a plume of ash up to 8,000 ft as the wind blew in the southwest direction.

Brian Shiro, a supervisory geophysicist at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, said it was the highest rate of quakes ever measured at the summit area.

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Geologists discover London sitting on two serious fault lines, capital at risk of dangerous earthquake

London
While it's common for Britons to find fault with London, geologists at Imperial College have done one better and found faults underneath the great city. A pair of tectonic lines were recently discovered underneath the United Kingdom's largest metropolitan area.

The two faults are located underneath Central London and Canary Wharf and are moving at a rate of 1 to 2 mm per year, the Telegraph reported. They are capable of causing a magnitude 5 or 6 earthquake.

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake would feel like standing on a platform between two trains, the Mirror noted. That's enough to cause some annoyances and some broken wall-mounted objects, but not enough to bring down buildings - probably. But the slight chance of a magnitude 6.0 tremor could seriously damage structures.

Comment: One wonders, were those fault lines always there and moving at that rate, or has something changed?


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Shallow 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits near New Zealand coast

6.2 magnitude earthquake hits near the coast of New Zealand
© USGS
6.2 magnitude earthquake hits near the coast of New Zealand
A MAJOR 6.2 magnitude earthquake has hit the coast near the coast of New Zealand, 599km from Tauranga at 1:45pm local time (2:45am BST).

The quake was recorded South of the Kermadec Islands.

It has a depth of 10.6 km.

The earthquake occurred after a series of 15 other quakes hit New Zealand in quick succession, sparking fears that there could be a 'big one' on its way.

Four of the 15 had a magnitude of four or higher when they struck Seddon, on the south island over the weekend and are believed to be aftershocks from the destructive Kaikoura earthquake in 2016.

Government body GeoNet Science Tweeted "It's been a shaky weekend for the top of the South Island.

"These are likely to be aftershocks from the Kaikoura Earthquake."

Sherlock

Foul odours, strange lights, electrical shocks, paranoia and a comet: The ominous activity surrounding the devastating New Madrid earthquakes of 1812

new madrid
The New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812 were so violent and destructive that most people still to this day know of them, and fear their return. Earthquakes are rarely discussed for very long without the New Madrid fault line and its past earthquakes being mentioned. The New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 were probably some of the worst mankind has ever seen.

The earth relentlessly moved in waves like those of the ocean, and people thought the end of the world had arrived. Accounts of the earth moving in a wave-like manner similiar to water and undulating like the still twitching muscles of a freshly killed cow illustrate a fascinating and horrifying event. However there is much more to the New Madrid Earthquakes and the events surrounding them than we are typically told. Many strange occurences surround the 1811-1812 New Madrid quakes that still remain unexplained thus for the most part ignored to this day.

Bizarro Earth

Fears growing over possible eruption of Canary Island's Mount Teide, nearly 300 earthquakes have shaken the island within 10 days

Earthquakes Canary Islands

Nearly 300 earthquakes have been recorded in just ten days near Spain’s Canary Islands raising fears of a volcanic eruption.
Stepped-up tremors of unascertained reasons has scared one of the most popular holiday destinations, the Canary islands, ahead of summer high season, raising fears of devastating natural disasters. The local government held an urgent meeting to discuss why might happen.

Almost 300 earthquakes have shaken the territory of the biggest islands of the Canary archipelago, Tenerife and Gran Canaria, over the last ten days. According to the Spanish National Geographic Institute, the biggest one, a 3.2 magnitude on the Richter scale, happened 35 km away from the Port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The area is the home to the world's third-tallest volcano, Mount Teide and the National Park of the same name, which is one of the most visited tourist destinations, with lots of volcanos.

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Magnitude 4.5 earthquake is latest warning of San Andreas' potentially devastating power

southern California earthquake
© Los Angeles Times
The temblor struck about seven miles north of Cabazon.
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shook a large portion of Southern California on Tuesday, and was felt from San Diego to Santa Clarita, authorities said.

Tuesday's temblor struck at 4:49 a.m. about seven miles north of Cabazon and 85 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The epicenter was close to the San Gorgonio Pass, through which Interstate 10 connects Palm Springs with San Bernardino.

The strongest shaking - Intensity Level 6 - occurred in an uninhabited mountainous area in Riverside County. The cities of Riverside and San Bernardino felt only "light" shaking calculated as Intensity Level 4, while many areas in L.A. and Orange counties felt only "weak" Intensity Level 2 or 3 shaking.

There were no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey's earthquake early warning system under development worked as expected, giving scientists in Pasadena - about 80 miles away from the epicenter - 26 seconds of warning before the shaking arrived, according to a Southern California Seismic Network report.

The quake was followed by dozens of smaller aftershocks, including a magnitude 3.2 at 4:51 a.m.