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No tsunami following M-6.8 earthquake off Vanuatu

No tsunami was triggered by a magnitude-6.8 earthquake that struck Tuesday morning in waters north of Vanuatu.

The earthquake, recorded at 8:07 a.m. Hawaii time, had a registered depth of 29 miles.

Based on all available data, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu said a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no threat of tsunami to Hawaii.



Seismic activity soars 360% in Canary Islands since 2016

Seismic activity in Canary Islands
Seismic activity in Canary Islands increases dramatically in 2018 compared to 2017 and 2016.
The seismic activity in the Canary Islands is increasing dramatically since 3 years, passing from 330 in 2016 to 1100 in 2017 and 1527 in 2018. Although new seismometers have been placed in strategic active spots (like the volcano Mount Tiede), it cannot be the only cause behind this spike. Is something brewing in this Spanish archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean?

This video features the seismicity in the Canary Islands as recorded by seismometers from the National Geographic Institute (IGN) over 2018:

According to data, 1527 earthquakes have been measured:

Comment: USGS records show that earthquakes worldwide have increased 2,000% since the 1900's and, in just the last year, Alaska, Yellowstone and Iceland are just some of the locations that have shown a startling increase in swarm events. But it's not just earthquakes we have to worry about, there are a variety of other related phenomena including volcanic activity, sinkholes, landslides and fissures.

For more on the possible causes, see: Also check out SOTT radio's Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made? as well as SOTTs' monthly documentary SOTT Earth Changes Summary - December 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs:


Is this normal? 81 significant earthquakes have rattled Alaska so far in 2019

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Something is happening to our planet. The mainstream media is not talking much about this, and the experts assure us that everything is going to be just fine, but the truth is that we have been witnessing an unusual amount of seismic activity all over the world. Up until just recently, most of the shaking has been elsewhere on the globe, and so it has been easy for most Americans to ignore. But now North America is rattling, and that isn't going to be so easy to brush aside. In fact, 2019 has barely even gotten started and the state of Alaska has already been hit by 81 significant earthquakes...
Alaska notoriously experiences a lot of seismic activity, and in the first nine days of 2019 has been shaken by 81 earthquakes of a magnitude 2.5 or higher according to the United States Geological Survey. Of these, five have been magnitude 4.5 or higher, with one reaching magnitude 6.1. This huge quake took place 54km south-southwest of Tanaga Volcano on January 5.
Is this normal?

No, of course it is not normal. And the heightened seismic activity that has been taking place all along the Ring of Fire is not normal either. Just ask the people that were devastated by the massive tsunami that just hit Indonesia.


Earthquake of 6.4 magnitude strikes off south Japan

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake stuck off south Japan on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The quake was 39 km (24 miles) deep and centered 116 km south southeast of Kagoshima.

Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world's most seismically active areas. Japan accounts for about 20 percent of the world's earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater.

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Indonesia's Molucca islands stuck by M6.6 earthquake

Indonesia quake
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An earthquake with a revised magnitude of 6.6 has struck 174km north-northwest of the city of Ternate in Indonesia's Molucca islands, but there is thought to be no tsunami risk.

The quake hit early on Monday local time at a depth of 60.5km and was followed by aftershocks of a magnitude of 5.0 to 5.1, the US Geological Survey said.

Search and rescue agency official Samud Sergi said the quakes had not been felt in Ternate.

An emergency disaster agency spokesperson in Tohomon, North Sulawesi said they felt nothing in the area and had heard of no damage or casualties.

An earlier report from the USGS gave the magnitude of the quake at 7 and the depth at 10km.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said in a statement that, based on available data, there was no current tsunami threat from the event.

The devastated country has been struck by a number of natural disasters in recent months.


6.1 magnitude earthquake hits southwest of Adak, Alaska

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A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has been reported southwest of the Tanaga Volcano in Alaska on Saturday morning.

Around 10:47 a.m. Pacific Time, the earthquake was reported about 33 miles south, southwest of the volcano.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was 19.1 kilometers (11.8 miles) deep.

Adak, Alaska is the closest city reported at 80.5 miles east of where the quake struck.

There have been no reports that residents felt the quake.


Deep M6.8 earthquake shakes remote part of west Brazil

brazil quake jan 2019
A powerful earthquake has shaken northwestern Brazil near its border with Peru, affecting a remote part of the Amazon rainforest. There were no immediate reports of damages.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.8 quake had an epicenter 55 miles (89 kilometers) west of Tarauaca, Brazil, and 204 miles (329 kms) east of Pucallpa, Peru. It hit at 2:25 p.m. local time and had a depth of 575 kilometers.

The Seismological Observatory of the University of Brasilia said on its website that it was a "deep, no risk earthquake" in the jungle state of Acre.

A powerful 7.1-magnitude quake hit the Peru-Brazil border in August.



Greenland Crater - The 12,000 year old comet that erased ancient civilization

Ancient Impact
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NASA recently discovered of a massive, 19-mile (31km) wide crater, found hidden underneath Greenland's Hiawatha Glacier. This crater is the result of an asteroid impact, from a nearly 1 mile-wide mountain of iron, weighing somewhere around, get this, 11-12 BILLION tons, and was traveling at approximately 12 MILES per second - which is equivalent to more than 43,000 miles per hour - when it slammed into the earth some 12,000 years ago - And...with the mind-boggling force of essentially a 700-megaton bomb. And without a doubt, THIS is the reason why there is so much mystery and why we know so little about lost Ancient human civilization


Ice Age Farmer Report: Grand Solar Minimum 2019: What to expect

winter storm diego
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John Woodrum, shovels his car on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Roanoke, Va. A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South on Sunday — causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses to hundreds of thousands of people.
2018 has been a hell of a year, and 2019 promises to be even more "fun." What can we expect? Christian breaks it down, from the geophysical to the geopolitical, in this Ice Age Farmer special edition.



171 aftershocks recorded after 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Davao Oriental, Philippines on December 29th


The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recorded a total of 171 aftershocks as of 8:00 a.m. on Monday (December 31) following a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Davao Oriental.

The center of the earthquake was recorded near Governor Generoso in Davao Oriental on Saturday (December 29) triggering a tsunami alert but was immediately lifted by the agency.

According to DOST Undersecretary Renato Solidum, a series of aftershocks can still be expected though of lower intensity in the coming days.

He also noted a slight rise in sea level which reached 0.08 meters based on the data recorded from the level sensor located in Mati area.

Comment: For further details of the major quake referred to above, see: Tsunami alert lifted after undersea M7.1 earthquake off Philippines