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Mysterious earthquakes shake New Brunswick village again

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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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UK: Devon village rising 2cm a year, London suburb sinking, and scientists have no idea why

The village of Willand in Devon, which is rising 2cm every year
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The village of Willand in Devon, which is rising 2cm every year
But the small parish of Willand in Devon is not enjoying an unexpected economic boom, but rather a strange geological upsurge.

Scientists have discovered the village is rising by 0.7 inches (2cm) a year, and are utterly baffled about the reason.

The curious elevation was spotted by researchers from the University of Nottingham's spin-off company Geomatic Ventures Limited (GML) who have been compiling satellite images between 2015 and 2017 to create the first country-wide map of land motion in Britain.

"We generally see this sort of uplift where there has been mining works and the pumps have been switched off, allowing the water to gradually seep back into the ground," said Dr Andy Sowter, Chief Technical Officer at GVL.

Comment: Mainstream scientists probably have no idea why because they're lost in a specialised bubble and are not paying attention to what's going on all over the planet: Also check out SOTT's monthly documentary: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - March 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs


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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Chile, no damage reported

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A strong 6.2 earthquake struck Chile's central region on Tuesday. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck about 34 miles (54 kilometers) southwest of Ovalle, Chile at 7:19 a.m. local time. The USGS said it was detected at a depth of 47 miles (76 kilometers).

The quake shook the capital of Santiago and other cities, causing buildings to sway. But Chile's emergency services office said no damages to infrastructure were immediately reported and dismissed the possibility of a tsunami on the country's long coast.

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Papua New Guinea highlands hit by very shallow magnitude 6.5 earthquake

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A powerful magnitude-6.5 magnitude earthquake has struck the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea, the European earthquake monitoring service (EMSC) reported.

The very shallow quake was only 2 kilometres deep and 93km southwest of Porgera in the Enga province, the EMSC said.

Earthquakes are common in Papua New Guinea, which sits on the Pacific's "Ring of Fire", a hotspot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates.

This is the second powerful earthquake to hit the region in the last few months.

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5.3 magnitude earthquake that rattled Southern California was most powerful in years

SoCal quake
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The magnitude-5.3 earthquake that rattled Southern California on Thursday was the strongest in the area several years.

Though there were no immediate reports of damage, the quake was felt across a wide area and was a blunt reminder that California is earthquake country. The U.S. Geological Survey put the epicenter about 23 miles off the Channel Islands, about 85 miles west of Los Angeles.

It was centered near the Eastern Santa Cruz Basin Fault Zone, Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson said. "Earthquakes happen out there now and again. There's a major offshore fault system," he said.

Seismologist Lucy Jones said on Twitter that the fault system "moves Southern California around a bend of the San Andreas fault."

There is a slightly greater likelihood that the the temblor could trigger a larger earthquake, but that chance decreases with time, Hauksson said.

The last big earthquake in the Channel Islands region before Thursday's temblor was in 1981, which was a magnitude 6.0, Hauksson said. A magnitude 4.8 quake struck near the islands in 2013.

The last quake to be felt this widely in the L.A. area was a magnitude 4.4 in Encino in 2014. That quake also shook a wide area and was the largest in the Los Angeles area in four years. It was the strongest to hit directly under the Santa Monica Mountains in the 80 years.

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6.2 magnitude earthquake hits off the southern Philippines, tremors felt 130km away

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.
A massive 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Thursday.

The quake hit at a depth of 61km at 11.30am local time. Shocked residents felt the tremors in the island's key city of Davao, 128km away.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

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The destruction of ancient Rome - The barbarians were not responsible

Destruction of Rome
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Rodolfo Lanciani was an archaeologist who produced "unsurpassed" plans of Ancient Rome.
Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani (1845 - 1929) was an Italian archaeologist, a pioneering student of ancient Roman topography, and among his many excavations was that of the House of the Vestals in the Roman Forum.

Ancient Rome
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Lanciani's great work was the production of a map of the ancient city of Rome.

The work was realized as a set of 46 very detailed maps of ancient Rome issued in 1893-1901, which remains unsurpassed to this day, even if there have been many new discoveries since.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodolfo_Lanciani

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Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits Bolivia

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A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Bolivia on Monday, but it was so deep that there were no reports of injuries or damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 10:40 a.m. local time (9:40 a.m. EDT; 1340 GMT) and it was centered 205 miles (127 kilometers) southeast of Tarija, Bolivia. The epicenter was 346 miles (557 kilometers) below the surface.

The San Calixto Observatory in La Paz said that it is one of the most powerful quakes on record in Bolivia, but that there was no damage because it was so deep.

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits south of the Fiji Islands

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An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted South of the Fiji Islands on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted South of the Fiji Islands on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 83.52 km, was initially determined to be at 24.8965 degrees south latitude and 176.6055 degrees west longitude.