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Several volcanic earthquakes strike near Kilauea’s summit as officials add tsunamis to the list of threats posed by ongoing eruptions on Hawaii’s Big Island

Several volcanic earthquakes strike near Kilauea’s summit as officials add tsunamis to the list of threats posed by ongoing eruptions on Hawaii’s Big Island

Several earthquakes struck near the summit of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Thursday and Friday, officials say

The largest tremor had a recorded magnitude of 4.4, striking the center of the volcano at 12:45pm on Friday

That magnitude is considered to be light and was not strong enough to generate a tsunami, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has warned of potential aftershocks

Volcano-related earthquakes have caused cracks to open up across the Big Island’s southeastern region

Geologists have said after three weeks of escalating activity, Kilauea has entered a ‘steady state’ of eruption

By MEGAN SHEETS
DAILYMAIL.COM (more…)

East vs West Coast Earthquakes: Why was an earthquake in Virginia felt at more than twice the distance than a similar-sized earthquake in California?

East vs West Coast Earthquakes: Why was an earthquake in Virginia felt at more than twice the distance than a similar-sized earthquake in California?

Why was an earthquake in Virginia felt at more than twice the distance than a similar-sized earthquake in California? The answer is one that many people may not realize. Earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains can cause noticeable ground shaking at much farther distances than comparably-sized earthquakes in the West. A magnitude 5.8 earthquake in […]

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Earthquakes In Diverse Places: Rare M4.6 Quake In The GulF OF Mexico

Earthquakes In Diverse Places: Rare M4.6 Quake In The GulF OF Mexico






Initially reported as a magnitude 4.9, the earthquake was later downgraded to a 4.6. Up to now, it has been reported by more than 30 people on the USGS website.
There is no tsunami threat, according to the U.S. Tsunami Warning System. No damage or injuries have been reported.
M4.9 earthquake hits off the coast of Louisiana, a tsunami is not expected along the gulf coast beaches.
This is something I never thought I’d tweet. https://t.co/E9ahfjR9T5
— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) May 6, 2018
According to the Richter Scale, a quake of the magnitude between 4.0 and 4.9 can cause “Noticeable shaking of indoor objects and rattling (more…)

Hawaii volcano erupts, 410 earthquakes in past 24 hours, deadly toxic gas, residents left to fend for themselves

Hawaii volcano erupts, 410 earthquakes in past 24 hours, deadly toxic gas, residents left to fend for themselves

HILO (INTELLIHUB) — Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted on Friday as 410 earthquakes struck the eastern region of the Big Island in the past 24 hours causing lava to flow and fissures to tear apart roads and subdivisions near Lailani Estates as authorities warn resident are on their own amid the release of deadly toxic gases.

Over 14,000 people are without power and several houses have been destroyed from spot eruptions and the ground is hissing.

“It’s hissing and sounds like a jet,” Isaac Krakauer said who was filming a spot eruption which had already destroyed a house. “It’s spewing lava.”

At least 6 fissures have opened up in the area (more…)

Hawaii On Volcano Watch After Hundreds Of Earthquakes Spark Eruption Fears

Hawaii On Volcano Watch After Hundreds Of Earthquakes Spark Eruption Fears

Hawaii is on volcano watch after a series of earthquakes struck the island in less than 72 hours.  Hundreds of quakes were reported before the Kilauea Volcano was put on watch as a volcano that could potentially erupt.

The Kilauea Volcano is located in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which has since closed off nearly 15,700 acres due to “the possibility of a new eruption and unstable geologic activity.” But most of the park remains open, according to a statement released by the park.

Officials are now keeping a very close watch on the Kilauea volcano, which is one of the world’s most active while residents in the area are being urged to prepare an eruption and review emergency plans in (more…)

Earthquakes In Diverse Places

Earthquakes In Diverse Places



6 rare earthquake hits Nebraska in less than a week





More earthquakes have hit in central Nebraska. The U.S. Geological Survey say that an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.1 hit around 4:48 p.m. Monday. With this most recent earthquake, there have now been a total of six earthquakes that hit that area in less than a week! Although earthquakes are not a new thing here in Nebraska, there have only been 46 since 1975.



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Six earthquakes have shaken Nebraska already this week. That is really a lot knowing that just 46 hit the state since 1975.
The quakes are most likely due to fault lines that run a few miles underneath the ground. But it’s certainly not a fault that officials can map at the surface because if you know anything about this area of Nebraska, you know that (more…)

Guam suddenly ROCKED by FOUR huge earthquakes as BIG one fears rise

Guam suddenly ROCKED by FOUR huge earthquakes as BIG one fears rise

THE US island territory of Guam was struck by four earthquakes in the early hours of Tuesday as magnitude 5.7, magnitude 5.4, magnitude 5.6 and magnitude 4.9 quakes shook the region bringing the total to five in less than two days, it has emerged.

By JOSEPH CAREY
Express.co.uk

Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Yesterday a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck 10 kilometres deep off the Northern Mariana Islands – no immediate tsunami warning was triggered.

The Northern Mariana Islands have a population of 55,023 while Guam had 162,742 people living on the island in 2016.

The US Tsunami Warning System said: “Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat to Guam, Rota, Tinian or Saipan from this earthquake.

“Some areas may (more…)

Earthquakes Rattle California, Philippines Volcano Mt Mayon Erupts Spewing Lava

Earthquakes Rattle California, Philippines Volcano Mt Mayon Erupts Spewing Lava




Earthquakes rattle California, no injuries or damages reported 




A pair of earthquakes rattled parts California on Thursday in the latest sign of seismic activity this week along the “Ring of Fire,” but the shaking did not result in any reports of damage or injuries.
The United States Geological Survey said the first quake, with a magnitude of 4.0, occurred just after 2 a.m. Thursday about 31 miles southeast of Anaheim.
The Southern California quake had a depth of about six miles, according to the USGS. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office told The Associated Press it had not received reports of any injuries or damages.
A second quake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 was reported around 11:40 a.m. local (more…)