January 22, 2020

Alaska earthquake: Anchorage rocked by aftershocks

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From BBC A major 7.0 magnitude earthquake has struck Alaska, causing people to run from buildings and briefly prompting a tsunami alert for coastal areas. The quake was centred about seven miles (11km) north of Anchorage, the largest city in the state, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). A series of aftershocks was recorded […]

Strong 6.1-magnitude quake shakes Colombian Caribbean islands

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PTI From Money Control The quake struck 32 kilometres (20 miles) southeast of Mountain, Colombia, at 0340 GMT Sunday, according to the US Geological Service, which monitors quakes worldwide. A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake shook Colombian-owned islands in the Caribbean Sea on November 24, but authorities said there was no need for a tsunami alert. The […]

2 kinds of python are breeding in the Everglades, and it might help them become a ‘super snake’

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By Kelly McLaughlin, INSIDER From Business Insider …… with even better odds of spreading in Florida A study in the journal Ecology and Evolution found that super snakes could emerge in the Florida Everglades. US Geological Survey researchers examined tail tissue in 400 snakes captured in south Florida and found some had markers of both […]

Hawaii: volcano eruptions

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The spectacular and terrifying volcano eruptions currently destroying a housing estate in Hawaii By SIMON THOMSEN From Business Insider US Geological Survey A new fissure erupted on Saturday night and by 9pm, lava fountains as high as about 70m (230ft) were erupting from it. More than 1,700 residents have been evacuated from a housing estate […]

US: UPDATE: Tsunami warnings canceled after magnitude-7.9 earthquake off Alaska I Tsunami warning in effect after magnitude-7.9 earthquake off Alaska

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UPDATE: (CNN)Forecasters canceled tsunami warnings for Alaska and the US and Canadian west coasts Tuesday after an earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska stoked fears of damaging waves. The tsunami alerts were canceled “because additional information and analysis have better defined the threat,” said the National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska. Small tsunami waves […]

Earthquake Report: Cayman Trough!

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By Jay Patton From Jay Patton online Original web posting (see web link below) 2018/01/09 11:16 PM NOTE: The following is an EXCERPT only from the original posting. Go to weblink below to read Just a couple hours ago there was an earthquake along the Swan fault, which is the transform plate boundary between the […]

US: Magnitude 4.5 earthquake rumbles across Bay Area but no damage reported

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By Rong-Gong Lin II From LA Times The checks were completed about 5:30 a.m. with no reports of damage, the agency tweeted. The earthquake was centered along the Oakland-Berkeley border, just north of the Claremont Hotel. The epicenter of the earthquake is in the area of the Hayward fault, one of the most feared in […]

Mexico’s strongest earthquake in a century leaves dozens dead

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By Joshua Berlinger, Mariano Castillo and Ray Sanchez, From CNN (CNN)At least 61 people have died after the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in a century struck off the southern coast. The magnitude 8.1 quake, which was felt as far as Mexico City and Guatemala City, was registered off Mexico’s southern coast just as […]

M=5.6 earthquake shakes Caribbean

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By David Jacobson, From Temblor At 1:23 a.m. local time, a M=5.6 earthquake shook the eastern rim of the Caribbean near Antigua and Barbuda. Several aftershocks were also recorded, including a M=4.8 approximately one hour after the mainshock. Fortunately, this region is sparsely populated, and according to the USGS, no greater than light shaking was […]

Caribbean Sea earthquake: Strong quake between Honduras and the Cayman Islands

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From BNO News A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 has struck the Caribbean Sea between Honduras and the Cayman Islands, seismologists say. The earthquake, which struck at 6:39 p.m. local time in Honduras or 7:39 p.m. local time on the Cayman Islands, was centered about 167 kilometers (104 miles) south-southwest of George […]