CALIFORNIA is on a major earthquake alert after the San Andreas fault was rocked by 134 tremors in the space of a week.
The US state sits on top of the potentially catastrophic fault, a chasm between two massive plates of the Earth’s crust that extends hundreds of miles across the country.
Recently, there have been signs the fault is building pressure beneath the surface and could rupture.
In the last week, a three mile stretch of the San Andreas Fault around Monterey County, just south of San Jose, has been hit by 134 earthquakes, with the largest registering at 4.6 on the Richter scale – strong enough to be felt 90 miles away in San Francisco – at 11.31 AM local time on Last Monday.
Of the rest, 17 were of a magnitude 2.5 or higher, and six above 3.0…. read more
PM confirms Israel offered direct assistance to Iran and Iraq following earthquake; Red Cross in Iraq and Iran refuse assistance; Netanyahu: Our humanity is greater than their hatred. Israel continues to be a light unto the nations, Nov. 15, 2017.
Israel offered humanitarian aid and support following the earthquake that killed over 500 and injured close to 8,000 Saturday, Iran and Iraq refusing the assistance.
Israel, as with all global natural disasters, attempted to act as a first responder to Iran and Iraq crisis contacting the Red Cross in both countries, both states refusing any assistance from the Jewish State. Prime Minister Netanyahu offered direct assistance and supplies, with the IDF Homefront Command preparing medical and search and rescue teams…. read more
Rescuers dug with their bare hands Monday through the debris of buildings brought down by a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people in the once-contested mountainous border region between Iraq and Iran, with nearly all of the victims in an area rebuilt since the end of the ruinous 1980s war.
Sunday night’s magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck about 19 miles outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja, according to the most recent measurements from the U.S. Geological Survey. It hit at 9:48 p.m. Iran time, just as people were going to bed.
The worst damage appeared to be in the Kurdish town of Sarpol-e-Zahab in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah, which sits in the Zagros Mountains that divide Iran and Iraq…. read more
Events in September 2017, including but not limited to the 8.1 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Mexico in early September, followed by a 7.1 magnitude on the 19th, along with the evacuations happening now where 50,000 are being forced to flee their homes amid fears Mount Agung, in Bali, could erupt at any moment, and a state of emergency that has been declared on the Vanuatu island of Ambae as the Monaro volcano continues to erupt, show that we are seeing a level of earth activity that is increasingly concerning.
Over the past weekend, Mexico was again shaken up by another 6.2 magnitude earthquake and no less than 26 smaller earthquakes have rattled California in a 24 hour period, and 176 earthquakes in a seven day period, causing some serious alarm over the much-talked about “big one” hitting along the 800-mile fissure that runs almost the length of California, called the San Andreas Fault.
“It’s a different system,” says Matthew Blackett, Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography and Natural Hazards at Britain’s Coventry University, “But the system that is causing these quakes in Mexico is by and large similar to what’s happening in California.” In both locations, tectonic plates are sliding past one another…. read more
A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two yet-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the new, magnitude 6.1 temblor was centered about 11 miles (18 kilometers) south-southeast of Matias Romero in the state of Oaxaca, which was the region most battered by a magnitude 8.1 quake on Sept. 7.
It was among thousands of aftershocks recorded in the wake of that earlier quake, the most powerful to hit Mexico in 32 years, which killed at least 90 people.
There were some early reports of damage in Oaxaca. Milenio TV broadcast images of a bridge that partially collapsed…. read more
Oh my Lord Jesus, We pray for Mexico!
At least 21 children and five adults died at a primary school which collapsed in Mexico City during Tuesday’s quake, the government says. The shallow, 7.1 magnitude quake killed at least 230 people in total and caused major damage across states in the centre of the country.
Desperate searches for survivors under the rubble are continuing. Hopes rose at the school when a girl was located alive and a delicate operation to rescue her is under way. Dozens of buildings collapsed across the country, including several churches where worshippers were killed.
Families with young children could be seen sleeping outside their homes in the street in the capital…. read more
An earthquake swarm in south eastern Idaho is rattling windows across parts of the state and Wyoming and Utah. There have now been over 260 earthquakes since September 2, in the Soda Springs area and many have been over a magnitude of four or even higher on the scale.
The earthquake swarm in Southeast Idaho looked like it might be ending or at least slowing down on Thursday and Friday. But then Saturday arrived and by the day’s end, 19 quakes had struck.
There have been 34 more temblors so far Sunday, bringing the earthquake total since the swarm began on Sept. 2 to 204 quakes. All of the quakes have occurred in the Caribou County area east, southeast and northeast of Soda Springs.
While many believe California and the West Coast are ripe for a huge earthquake, the heartland is often forgotten and these earthquakes are being swept under the rug and largely unimportant to the public at large…. read more
An earthquake measuring 5.3 has hit northern Japan.
It came hours after at least 30 people were killed in an 8.1 earthquake in Mexico, sparking a Tsunami warning in Japan.
The epicentre of the 20km-deep earthquake hit the north western Akita Prefecture just before 10am local time (1.26pm GMT).
“This earthquake poses no tsunami risk,” the agency said on its website.
Japan Met Agency issued a tsunami warning for the country at 2am local time, over fears high waves triggered by the Mexico earthquake could hit Japan… read more