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New Yellowstone earthquake swarm: Fears for deadly SUPERVOLCANO ERUPTION after 12 quakes in one day and specialists say the volcano is under strain
The largest and most dangerous volcano in the United States is suddenly experiencing dozens of small earthquakes, most only minutes apart, and experts are suddenly getting concerned that the Yellowstone Super-Volcano may be heading toward an eruption. It is UNDER STRAIN, they say! Yellowstone has been hit by 12 small earthquakes today. All of today’s […]
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Seismic unrest: New earthquake swarm starts on La Palma, Spain – Over 300 quakes hit mid-Atlantic Azores Islands, Portugal – Are volcanoes waking up there?
Seismic unrest is being reported since last Saturday, February 10, 2018 with a new earthquake swarm starting in the southeast of the island of La Palma in Spain. Now, on February 12, 2018 more than 300 small earthquakes have rattled the mid-Atlantic Azores Islands overnight.
A seismic swarm is in progress along the coast of northern New South Wales, Australia since Friday, January 19, 2018, raising fears that a bigger earthquake might hit the region. Authorities say that while they can’t rule out a bigger one, they don’t see it…… Read more »
A Hollywood teenager was harassed and later arrested by a police officer accused of abusing his authority in demanding the teen leave the train for sitting incorrectly.
Los Angeles, CA — Dramatic footage has just been released showing 18-year-old Bethany Nava, a West Hollywood resident, getting arrested for having her foot on the subway seat in front of her. According to the Facebook live video, Nava was riding the Red Line Metrorail when the confrontation with police occurred.
An unnamed LAPD officer, a sergeant, had reportedly asked Nava to remove her foot from an adjoining seat but she didn’t immediately comply. “It doesn’t matter. You’re getting off the train right now. I already told you what to do but you disobeyed me,” he told her in a normal voice. He then ordered her to stand up and told her she would be getting off the train at the next stop. “I paid to be on the train, asshole!” Nava told the officer as he laid his hands on her and pushed her off the train.
”I’m 18. He’s taking me off the train for having my foot on (more…)
(Last American Vagabond) Imagine a world in which people who hold a certain political ideology could be sought out and summarily executed with surgical precision using autonomous microdrones and with no collateral damage. While this may seem like a great way to eliminate terrorist organizations like ISIS or Al-Qaeda, it could also be used by them to wipe you out.
As the Future of Live Institute points out, Autonomous weapons select and engage targets without human intervention. They might include, for example, armed quadcopters that can search for and eliminate people meeting certain pre-defined criteria, but do not include cruise missiles or remotely piloted drones for which humans make all targeting decisions.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has reached a point where the deployment of such systems is — practically if not legally — feasible within years, not decades, and the stakes are high: autonomous weapons have been described as the third revolution in warfare, after gunpowder and nuclear arms.
All the technology to assemble these machines which would carry out autonomous (more…)
Brawley, California residents had a shaky end to 2016, though not on account of any over-exuberant festive celebrations but instead a swarm of earthquakes of between 1.1 and 3.9 in magnitude striking off the coast.
The quakes stretched from San Francisco to Las Vegas and along the border with Mexico. The first quake, with a magnitude of 1.1, struck at 3.30am local time on December 31 in the Californian town of Brawley, with over 100 aftershocks reported afterwards throughout the early morning hours.
A swarm of more than 100 small earthquakes hit near the California-Mexico border on Saturday, according to the California Institute of Technology.
The swarm struck near Brawley, which is about 125 miles east of San Diego and 20 miles north of the border.
The first earthquake registered a magnitude of 1.1 at about 3:30 a.m.
The biggest earthquake so far was a 3.9 magnitude, but scientists said larger quakes were possible and the shaking may continue for several days.
Officials stated the swarm was more than 30 miles from the San Andreas Fault and was not expected to trigger a major earthquake along the fault.
More than 100 small earthquakes — including three of a magnitude greater than 4 — struck the Salton Sea area Monday.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the swarm of quakes started early Monday morning and continued into the evening. Quakes measuring 4.3 and 4.2 magnitude occurred Monday night.
Many of the quakes were centered near Bombay Beach. They were felt in a relatively small area around the Salton Sea, according to the USGS.
Swarms of small to moderate earthquakes are fairly common in the area. In 2009, the Salton Sea saw a swarm of more than 200 small quakes.
The sea sits atop a very thin crust that is being constantly stretched as the North American and Pacific plates grind against each other. The area is also veined by dozens of faults — most notably the San Andreas — that run parallel to and crisscross one another.
Scientists believe that because of the thinness of the crust, hotter material can get closer to the surface and cause temblors.
Seismologist Lucy Jones said on Twitter on Monday night that magnitude 4 quakes near the San Andreas “increase the chance” of a big quake “a little bit. But we have (more…)