Seismic activity - page 89

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Deaths of penguins on the NZ East Cost caused by seismic testing in the Raukumara Basin?

The Department of Conservation is staying tight-lipped over the deaths of a group of penguins on the East Coast. At least 14 have been found washed up along Waihau Bay.Anti-oil protesters claim seismic testing in the Raukumara Basin is to blame.DOC is choosing to

May 01, 2011

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6,1 earthquake hit south of Panama

A 6.1 earthquake has struck off the coast of Panama at the shallow depth of 10 km. This, once again, affirms our warnings about the growing dangerous dynamism and tension around the Cocos Plate, Baja California and the Caribbean Plate. In the meantime, heightened

April 30, 2011

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More seismic activity building in Vanuatu region

Six earthquakes stronger than magnitude 5 have struck Vanuatu in 24 hours. The unique submarine topography of the region puts it on the front-line for tectonic plate convulsion and potentially destructive tsunamis. The above 1999 map shows the deep trench forming along

April 30, 2011

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Expert Panel: Central U.S. faces real threat of quake

Two hundred years ago this coming winter, a series of three large earthquakes centered in southeastern Missouri destroyed the little town of New Madrid and rattled the entire eastern half of the country. Could one or more such quakes strike again? On official maps of

April 27, 2011

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Eruption of Tungurahua sends ash up to 7 km into the air, Ecuador

Ashes from Tungurahua, 140 km south of Quito, Ecuador, rose more than 7 kilometers (4 miles) into the air on Tuesday. Schools are closed and residents evacuated in areas near volcano.Six eruptions and significant ash cloud were detected  and authorities issued

April 27, 2011

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Devil's Lake continues to grow

Devils Lake, North Dakota is a "a slow-growing monster: a huge lake that has steadily expanded over the last 20 years, swallowing up thousands of acres, hundreds of buildings and at least two towns in its rising waters.The water level of Devil's Lake has risen about

April 27, 2011

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Fear of Juan de Fuca megathrust earthquake

The north-west coast of the U.S. could be devastated by a huge movement of undersea plates known as a ‘megathrust’ earthquake, scientists say. A review of the dangers posed by the Juan de Fuca plate released in the wake of the Japanese quake has raised fears that

April 26, 2011

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Strong 6.9 earthquake hit Solomon islands

Strong earthquake magnitude 6,9 hit 76 km (47 miles) west of Kira Kira near San Cristobal at Solomon island (10.349°S, 161.233°E) Saturday morning April 23rd at 04:17 UTC at depht of 81,6km.Residents on the mainland said they felt a sharp jolt but emergency

April 23, 2011

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Strong quakes east of Tokyo, Japan

An earthquake magnitude 6,1 epicentred at 35.617°N, 140.452°E, 64km east of Tokyo struck at a depth of 42,9km at 13:37 on April 21th. The quake was followed by a number of aftershocks, the largest of which measured 5,6. (USGS)According to Fire-Earth si

April 22, 2011

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Earth tremor in Sri Lanka damaged seven houses

Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center (DMC) has reported that a minor earth tremor had occurred in the Kirinda area in the Hambantota District last night. The DMC said the tremor has occurred at around 10 pm on Monday night and that further investigations are being

April 20, 2011

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Earthquake 6,6 hit volcanic arc south of Kermadec Islands

6.6 magnitude earthquake struck in the South Pacific on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter was south of the Kermadec Islands, about 340 miles (550 kilometers) east-northeast of Auckland, New Zealand, the survey said.The earthquake had a

April 18, 2011

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Earthquake 5.2 and several aftershocks hit north Queensland

Several aftershocks have been felt by residents in parts of north Queensland following a 5.2-magnitude earthquake. The quake, one of the largest to hit the state in many years, was recorded 60 kilometres west of Bowen just after 3.30pm (AEST) Saturday.The rumblings

April 17, 2011

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Europe is about to move below Africa

We may be seeing the start of a new subduction zone. The Eurasian plate is 85% land mass with a very undefined plate boundary on its southern border connecting to the African, Indian and Australian plates. The continents are converging; and for many millions of years,

April 13, 2011

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Yellowstone volcanic plume much larger than expected

Yellowstone National Park hosts a variety of hot springs and geysers, all powered by a plume of molten rock under its surface. At times in the past, that plume has powered activity that was quite a bit less scenic: massive eruptions that have been capable of covering

April 12, 2011

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Japan's 20 volcanoes became alive after Tohoku EQ, expecting another 9.0

Japan’s Meteorological Agency on Friday warned that the country’s 20 volcanoes became alive due to the massive March 11 earthquake, and a study said earthquake over 9.0-magnitude might hit Japan again. The Agency said volcanic

April 10, 2011

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Pulsating planet: Superhot rocks make the Earth roll

The river valleys are in the North Sea, north of Scotland, beneath a kilometre of water and a further 2 kilometres of sediment. The sea floor here has been slowly sinking ever since it formed. Yet 55 million years ago, something very strange happened. In a geological

April 09, 2011

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Caribbean plate tension is increasing

The Caribbean plate tension is increasing and this area is now due for another major earthquake, an article published today by The Extinction Protocol said. Troubling signs of the growing agitation for this plate are seen in the twin 5.8 and 5.0 quakes that struck...

April 09, 2011