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5.2 magnitude earthquake strikes southwest Iran

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A strong earthquake struck Iran's southwestern province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Wednesday morning.

The temblor, measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, rocked the city of Sisakht at 8:38 A.M. local time.

The epicenter, with a depth of 8 km, was determined to be at 30. 835 degrees north latitude and 51.559 degrees east longitude.

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Residents shocked by unusual 3.6 earthquake near Amherstburg, Ontario

Amherstburg earthquake
© USGS
According to earthquaketracker.com, Thursday's shakedown was the strongest quake centred in Essex County going back to when records began in 1900

People from all corners of Windsor and Essex County were startled Thursday evening by violent shaking and an explosive sound like a train crashing into the house that was confirmed to be a 3.6 magnitude earthquake centred near Amherstburg.

The quake struck at 8:01 p.m. with an explosive sound and then rumbled on for about 20 seconds.

According to the website earthquaketracker.com, which uses U.S. Geological Survey data, Thursday's shakedown was the strongest quake felt centred in Essex County going back to when records began in 1900.

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M5.2 earthquake hits Turkey, significant damage reported with dozens injured

turkey earthquake April 2018
A strong and damaging M 5.2 earthquake struck near Samsat, Turkey at 00:34 UTC (03:34 local time) on April 24, 2018, causing significant damage and injuring at least 39 people. The earthquake was registered by the USGS as M5.2 and the agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to USGS, the epicenter of the earthquake is 4 km (2.5 miles) NE of Samsat, Turkey which has a population of 9 308 people.

According to Turkish officials, dozens of people were injured after the earthquake. Samsat district governor Sedat Sezik said the earthquake was felt in neighboring cities, adding that search and rescue activities have begun in the province as AFAD teams are reaching the quake site, according to Anadolu news agency.

Turkey's health minister Ahmet Demircan said that 35 were still receiving treatment. The regional governor said the injuries were caused as people fled their homes in panic.

Comment: Were seeing an increase in extreme Earth movements and their associated effects. Scientists have been predicting Earthquakes would be on the rise as the rotation of our planet slows down - but why is it slowing down? For more information, check out SOTT radio's: Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made?


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4.7 magnitude earthquake strikes southern Fars province, Iran

Magnitude 4.7 quake hits southern Iran
An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale jolted a district in Iran's southern province of Fars on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

According to Tasnim dispatches, the earthquake occurred in an area near the city of Khonj in Fars Province at 5:42 a.m. local time.

The epicenter, with a depth of 12km, was determined to be at 27.81 degrees latitude and 53.49 degrees longitude.

Comment: M5.5 quake strikes near nuclear power plant in Iran, footage shows dust rising from salt mines


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Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Prince Edward Islands region off South Africa

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UTC time: Thursday, April 19, 2018 21:09 PM

USGS page: M 6.0 - Prince Edward Islands region

USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist

Reports from the public: 0 people

10 km depth

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M5.5 quake strikes near nuclear power plant in Iran, footage shows dust rising from salt mines

iran quake april 2018
© USGS
An earthquake has hit southern Iran just 60 miles from the country's Bushehr nuclear power plant.

It hit on Thursday morning and was also felt in Bahrain and other areas around the Persian Gulf.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck at 6.34am GMT, some 60 miles east of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, the only operating nuclear power station in the Islamic Republic.

The USGS put the earthquake's magnitude at 5.5, while Iranian state television, citing officials, described the quake as a magnitude 5.9. Varying magnitudes are common immediately after a temblor.

Government-run TV did not report any damage at the Bushehr plant, which has seen other earthquakes in the past and was built to resist damage from the tremors.

Comment: The area may be prone to tremors and earthquakes, but when we look at the wider picture, there's clearly an uptick in activity on the planet, manifesting itself in a variety of ways:

Also check out SOTT radio's: Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made?


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Nebraska town buzzing after six shallow earthquakes hit in a week

Nebraska earthquakes
© NBC Nebraska
A series of small earthquakes have shaken central Nebraska and become the talk of the area.

According to data on the U.S. Geological Survey's website, there have been six quakes since April 9 in the heart of the state, centered on the town Arnold, which is about 225 miles west of capital Lincoln. The first, a 3.3-magnitude tremor, happened early that morning, followed by three on April 10, another on Sunday, and then the most recent earthquake on Monday. The strongest quake was the first one that struck on April 10, which reached a 3.7 on the scale.

The earthquakes were picked up from nearby Stapleton and were detected about three miles below the surface.

There haven't been any reports of human injury or structural damage related to the seismic activity, according to KWBE-TV.

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San Francisco battered by unusual hail storm then M3.8 earthquake strikes - the latest in a series of tremors

san jose quake april 2018
Hello, Monday! A 3.8 magnitude quake jolted the South Bay this morning, in an area notorious for seismic restlessness, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Around 9:40 a.m., just after San Jose residents experienced hail, torrential rain and thunderous dark clouds, the earth beneath them suddenly shifted. The 3.9 quake was centered about nine miles northeast of downtown San Jose, in the Alum Rock region. Tremors were felt in Milpitas, Fremont and Santa Clara, the USGS reported. Office towers shook in downtown San Jose.

"It was snowing and hailing, with thunder, then there was an earthquake. It felt like a big jerk, not rolling," said Angel Barlow, park services attendant at Joseph D. Grant County Park, in the hills east of San Jose. "It was a landslide of weather!"'

Comment: The writer attempts to normalise the events of the day, but then goes on to state that there have been a series of quakes recently, one of them was above average in strength. And it is being recorded by mainstream US media outlets all over the country that this years winter has been unusually brutal dragging long into Spring.

The original title of the article was: 'Earthquake, hail, fierce rain rattle Bay Area - but, nope, there's no link'. So three unusual events strike in a day, but there's no link? It really is obvious when you take into account other unusual events around the world, but so many supposed journalists fail to connect the dots, or even remember what happened yesterday. Yes, they're connected!


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Mysterious earthquakes shake New Brunswick village again

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© fotoalia.com
Two years after a mysterious "swarm" of earthquakes rattled homes and nerves in a New Brunswick village, they've started up again.

Earthquakes Canada has recorded 22 earthquakes in New Brunswick over the past 30 days, with most of those near McAdam, on the western edge of the province, near the border with the United States.

Mayor Ken Stannix said the quakes startle people, often producing a bang that's louder than a gunshot.

"I know when I first heard it, it sounded like the hot water tank may have exploded in the basement. Then we realized it was these earthquakes," Mr. Stannix said.

"It will wake you up in the middle of the night, but we've become accustomed to them. You wake up and say 'That must have been an earthquake,' and then you'll hear a couple softer bangs and then the event is over."

Stephen Halchuk, a seismologist at Natural Resources Canada, said all of the recent earthquakes have been minor - less than three on the Richter scale.

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Southern Spain snow, Morocco snow and South Africa freeze in the crop belt

Even more fresh snow for the Sierra Nevada, Spain

Even more fresh snow for the Sierra Nevada, Spain
Southern Spain snows continue along with Morocco in the multiple foot range. We were fed that "Your Children will Never Know what Snow Is", now we get record late snows in these already warm locations. South Africa experiencing the same as Canada and the USA with cold smothering the grain belts with 10-20F below normal temperatures. Grand Solar Minimum grain staples price increases have begun.


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