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Shallow earthquake with 7.3 magnitude strikes in eastern Indonesia

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A major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit off the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia on Sunday (July 14), sending panicked residents running into the streets, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake struck about 165kms south-south-west of the town of Ternate in North Maluku province at 6.28pm local time, at a depth of 10km, according to the US Geological Survey, Agence France-Presse reported.

"The earthquake was quite strong, sending residents to flee outside, they are panicking and many are now waiting on the roadside," local disaster mitigation official Mansur, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, told AFP.


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Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes west of Broome in Western Australia

Broome Earthquake
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An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck west of the beach resort of Broome, Australia, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The epicentre of the quake was located in the Indian Ocean, about 209 kilometres southwest of Broome, or 1,294 kilometres southwest of Darwin.

There is no tsunami threat, according to the Australian Tsunami warning Centre.

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Ice Age Farmer Report: Economic collapse 2020 - Cosmic "Perfect Storm" cause rising food prices

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The continuing devastation to crops globally is causing food prices to rise, and ultimately will push the troubled global economy over the edge.

The powers that be plan for (and welcome) this, in order to lock people down and maximize the efficacy of their blood sacrifice.

Start growing food now.


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Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude rocks Japan's south

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An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude rocked Japan's southern Okinawa prefecture on Saturday, US Geological Survey reported.

The earthquake's epicenter lay in 350 km to the north of the prefecture's capital city Naha at the depth of 237 km.

No injuries or damages were reported, and no tsunami alert was issued.

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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.0

Date-Time - 11 Jul 2019 17:08:38 UTC

- 12 Jul 2019 04:08:38 near epicenter

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The shaking won't stop: There have been more than 10,000 earthquakes in California and Nevada in the last 7 days

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The ground is constantly shaking in southern California right now, and this has many concerned that another large earthquake may be coming. I have been keeping my eye on Cal Tech's recent earthquake map, and as I write this article it says that there have been 10,053 earthquakes in California and Nevada over the past 7 days.

I have never seen that number so high, and southern California is being hit by yet another new earthquake every few moments. Most of the earthquakes are happening out in the Ridgecrest area where we witnessed the magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit on July 4th and the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit on July 5th.


But as you can see from Cal Tech's map, there has been a tremendous amount of seismic activity along the San Andreas fault as well. As I discussed the other day, the San Andreas fault is "locked and loaded" and it is way overdue for "the Big One".

Could it be possible that all of this earthquake activity is leading up to something really big?

California earthquakes map
And it isn't just earthquakes that we need to be concerned about. According to Fox News, "geologists are nervously eyeing eight nearby volcanoes"...

Comment: See also:


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5.9 magnitude earthquake hits southwest Iran, felt in Kuwait and Iraq

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The Kuwaiti National Seismic Network said Monday that tremors were felt earlier in the country, which were caused by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit early morning West of Iran.

The tremors lasted for seconds and it was felt in various parts of the country according to KUNA. Adding that no casualties were reported on the ground.

Iran is located on major seismic faults and experiences one earthquake per day on average.


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Giant fissures appear near epicenters of California's major earthquakes

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© David McNew/Reuters
A deep fissure discovered in the Mojave Desert near Ridgecrest, the epicenter of the M6.4 earthquake in Southern California on July 4, 2019. Picture by
There were multiple fissures that broke the ground in the Mojave Desert in southern California on Thursday and Friday after two major M6.4 and M7.1 earthquakes struck the area. The power of nature is amazing... And these deep fissures near Ridgecrest, California are just terrifying!

On the Fourth of July, people from Los Angeles to Las Vegas felt the ground shake. Books fell off library shelves, trees collapsed, and cracks spidered through building walls and highway asphalt.

The magnitude 6.4 earthquake was centered in the California city of Ridgecrest, about 175 miles northeast of Long Beach. It ended a five-year drought in California's seismic record: Before yesterday, the ground had not shook in the state since a magnitude 6 quake struck Napa in August 2014, causing $1 billion in damages.

Comment: See: Southern California hit by 7.1 magnitude earthquake just one day after M6.4 tremor - the largest for 20 years

Gaping sinkholes and massive fissures are occurring all over the planet:


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7.0 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia, tsunami warning issued

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Indonesia's geophysics agency has issued a tsunami warning, after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck in the Moloccan Sea to the country's east. The figure was later downgraded to 7.0

The quake struck shortly after 10 PM local time on Sunday, at a depth of 36km, the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics reported. The earthquake's epicenter lies 180km southeast of Manado, a city with a population of 450,000, and 129km west of Ternate, home to 200,000.



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Southern California hit by 7.1 magnitude earthquake just one day after M6.4 tremor - the largest for 20 years

A house burns in Ridgecrest, near the quake's epicentre

A house burns in Ridgecrest, near the quake's epicentre
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has hit California less than two days after another strong tremor, rattling parts of LA and causing fire and building damage near its rural epicentre.

It hit at 8.19pm local time 11 miles from Ridgecrest in the Mojave Desert, the site of Thursday's 6.4-magnitude quake.

Offices in downtown Los Angeles shook for around 30 seconds and it was also felt in the Hollywood Hills, Las Vegas and parts of Mexico.

The earthquake is the strongest to hit the region in 20 years, with experts giving it an early rating of 6.9 to 7.1 on the Richter scale.

There are "significant reports of structure fires, mostly as a result of gas leaks or gas line breaks" in Ridgecrest, said Mark Ghillarducci, head of the California Office of Emergency Services.

He said the full extent of the damage would not be revealed until daybreak on Saturday.

There have been minor injuries, but no deaths reported so far.



Comment: The quake superseded the previous day's 6.4 magnitude earthquake, on US Independence Day, which was the largest in Southern California for 20 years... until this latest one. See also: 6.4M earthquake rattles LA on Independence Day: Strongest to hit SoCal in 20 years - UPDATE 5.0 aftershock recorded


This is therefore the 10th most powerful in SoCal's history. Not long until The Big One?

Locals have been posting photographs of enormous dents and cracks on roads, as well as this picture of a highway blocked by large rocks from a rockfall: