7.1 quake hits Southwest of Anchorage, AK

Four homes lost to explosions or fire following the quake

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1/24/16 – Yahoo News reports a magnitude-7.1 quake knocked items off shelves and walls in Alaska early Sunday morning, jolting the nerves of residents in this earthquake-prone region. There were no reports of injuries, Continue reading “7.1 quake hits Southwest of Anchorage, AK”

Oklahoma is now the “top earthquake region” in the world

Oklahoma appears to be the earthquake capital of the world, according to a spokesman with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission

earthquake_seismagraphNovember 2015OKLAHOMA – State officials say Oklahoma has a new claim to fame. According to them, The Sooner State is now the top earthquake area in the world. The Grant County community, north of Enid, is the largest to be rattled by a string of earthquakes. The Corporation Commission is cracking down Continue reading “Oklahoma is now the “top earthquake region” in the world”

Indonesia rocked with five quakes, the strongest at least 6.1

Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) has put the quake’s magnitude at 6.5 on the Richter scale, warning about possible tsunamis in the region, Asia One reports.

indonesia quake 11 8 15At least five earthquakes have shaken Indonesia in recent hours, the USGS reported, adding that the strongest, with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale, struck only 81 kilometers from the nearest city.

The 6.1 magnitude quake struck 81 from of the city of Padang Sidempuan, which has a population of over 200,000 people, and 111 kilometers from the city of Sibolga in the western part of Indonesia. The epicenter of the quake was reportedly at a depth of 75 kilometers.

It was almost immediately followed by another one, with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale, 147 kilometers from another Indonesian city, Sabang, with over 150,000 residents. Two more, with a magnitude of 5.2 and 4.9, hit the same area minutes later.

Four hours earlier, a 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck 260 kilometers from the town of Saparua, eastern Indonesia.



Northern Cal quake swarm nears 600…in just three weeks

The previous record set in 2003, contained just 120 earthquakes over 31 days, with the largest clocking in at a magnitude of 4.2.  The new swarm shatters that record in dramatic fashion.

san ramon quake swarm 11 7 15With a disturbing increase in earthquake activity in the U.S. this year the continued shaking in Northern California doesn’t help to settle nerves. At the very least it should serve as a reminder Continue reading “Northern Cal quake swarm nears 600…in just three weeks”