Earthquakes around the world

Metrist

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Freund says common forms of earthquake lights include bluish flames that appear to come out of the ground at ankle height; orbs of light called ball lightning that float in the air for tens of seconds or even minutes; and quick flashes of bright light that resemble regular lightning strikes, except they come out of the ground instead of the sky and can stretch up to 650 feet (200 meters).
When I was young, there was a green ball above the air base, and it stayed in the sky long enough for it to be reported on the radio, and we all had a chance to see it. I remember seeing it but I was very young and terrified and ran under the couch.

So I asked my mom if she remembered it, and she did, but didn't recall what the explanation was for it.

So maybe that area has rocks that discharge electric phenomena every so often.
 

Metrist

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Whenever there is a disaster, one of the things that is often covered in the news is food shortages and empty shelves in the stores. And it is attributed to hoarding. But I think more than anything, it is caused by bureaucratic red tape, and safety concerns.

So, wherever there is a disaster, there is also power outages, and perishables are only sellable for a certain amount of time after the outage, or people might get sick and sue. So company policies are such that, for safety and liability concerns a lot of the stock gets pulled and is trashed or moved to storage. And a lot of store shelves get emptied, not by customers, but safety and liability concerns.

And in Alaska, our food is all shipped in through the port and we are remote and have little local food resources, so I imagine there are rationing contingencies, in the case of emergencies.

So the news will blame empty shelves on panic shopping, but will not take into account the other factors, and news reporting is about limiting the scope of any situation into what they think you should perceive, being diligent couch potatoes. And if at the corporate level, things are done for the safety of the customers, that is not newsworthy. What we should know as consumers, is whether or not there is food on the shelves, and you should hurry up and buy it, and if there is need to ration, the food will be pulled, so it is under control, and all you have to do is buy. Simple and conveinient for the consumer.

So, the news media is consumerist oriented, and the news is skewed toward that end. And after every disaster, we see empty shelves, and panic shoppers, but if we knew why the shelves were empty, we wouldn't panic so much, and the news is sensational or it wouldn't be news.
 

angelburst29

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December 5, 2018 - Massive 7.6 Quake prompts tsunami warning off New Caledonia: PTWC
Massive 7.6 quake prompts tsunami warning off New Caledonia: PTWC | Reuters

A powerful undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 struck off the east coast of New Caledonia in the South Pacific on Wednesday, said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, which warned of possible hazardous tsunamis in the region.

The undersea quake was only a shallow 10 km (6 miles) deep and about 155 km (95 miles) east-southeast of the Loyalty Islands off New Caledonia’s east coast.

“Hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within 1,000 km (600 miles) of the epicenter along the coasts of Vanuatu and New Caledonia,” the PTWC said.
 

c.a.

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December 5, 2018 - Massive 7.6 Quake prompts tsunami warning off New Caledonia: PTWC
Massive 7.6 quake prompts tsunami warning off New Caledonia: PTWC | Reuters

A powerful undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 struck off the east coast of New Caledonia in the South Pacific on Wednesday, said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, which warned of possible hazardous tsunamis in the region.

The undersea quake was only a shallow 10 km (6 miles) deep and about 155 km (95 miles) east-southeast of the Loyalty Islands off New Caledonia’s east coast.

“Hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within 1,000 km (600 miles) of the epicenter along the coasts of Vanuatu and New Caledonia,” the PTWC said.

Published on Dec 4, 2018 / 5:35
 

loreta

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The earthquake live on TV:
Strange that the people don't go under tables, like in other countries where earthquakes are common and there is an education about how to act when an earthquake is happening. I mean, precisely on TV. And in Chile, where earthquakes are very common. How come? Do you have a protocol to follow when an earthquake happens?
 

angelburst29

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Here, just happened (about 5 minutes ago) an earthquake (I calculate 5 to 6 degrees) something quite surprising because it hasn't been shaking for some time in the central zone of Chile, and considering that this is a highly seismic zone
December 5, 2018 - Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake hits Chile Coast: USGS
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits Chile coast: USGS | Reuters

SANTIAGO - A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit the coast of central Chile on Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake struck at 2:12 p.m. local time (1712 GMT) about 9 km (5.6 miles) south-southwest of the port city of San Antonio, the USGS said. The shallow quake, just 40.8 km (25.35 miles) below the surface, rattled buildings in the capital city of Santiago.

No initial damage or injuries have been reported.
 

mkrnhr

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Strange that the people don't go under tables, like in other countries where earthquakes are common and there is an education about how to act when an earthquake is happening. I mean, precisely on TV. And in Chile, where earthquakes are very common. How come? Do you have a protocol to follow when an earthquake happens?
It's a small earthquake in Chile's standards because most buildings are to anti-seismic norms. Also, they don't want people to panic.
 

c.a.

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Powerful M7.5 earthquake and tsunami that hit Sulawesi, Indonesia on September 28, 2018 - and the resulting land liquefaction and landslides - killed 2 101 people, CWS reported December 4, 2018. This is the deadliest earthquake to strike the country since 2016 Yogyakarta earthquake and the deadliest earthquake worldwide so far in 2018. Unofficial reports mention 2 245 people killed and 4 488 injured.

Palu was the worst-affected area with more than 1 700 casualties. Search and rescue operations there were stopped on October 12, according to Indonesia’s national disaster management agency. At least 1 075 people are still reported missing.

Roughly 133 630 people are still displaced across Central Sulawesi, CWS said. Thousands more have left the province or found refuge with host families. The government-led response continues to address humanitarian needs while progressively transitioning into the recovery and reconstruction phase.

Priority needs include: logistics and economic recovery, medical assistance, clean water, sanitation and hygiene, recovery of infrastructure and public services, shelter, protection (including women’s and children‘s protection) and education.


The mainshock was preceded by a sequence of foreshocks starting about three hours earlier with a M6.1 event, followed by several others, all located in the area immediately south of the mainshock epicenter. At least 1 person was killed by fallen debris while 10 others were injured during this quake. Authorities confirmed that dozens of structures were either damaged or destroyed.

The mainshock occurred at 10:02 UTC (18:02 WITA), during rush hour traffic. The shaking was felt as far away as Samarinda, the capital of East Kalimantan, to the west and Makassar in the south. It was also felt in several parts in Gorontalo, located on the north and was also felt in Tawau, Malaysia. Violent shaking was reported in Donggala and Palu. Blackouts occurred throughout the area and telecommunications went down.

More than 70 000 houses are reported to be damaged, forcing tens of thousands of people to live in shelters and tents.

A tsunami warning was issued in Palu and Donggala at 10:07 UTC (18:07 WITA). Warnings were sent via SMS by the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information. Residents of Donggala were told to expect tsunamis with heights of 0.5 to 3 m (1.6 to 9.8 feet), while residents in Palu were told to expect tsunamis with heights of less than 0.5 m.

The tsunami, however, struck higher than expected; one explanation is that the earthquake triggered underwater landslides, causing the tsunami. Residents of Palu reported waves with heights of more than 2 m (6.5 feet) while several others stated that the waves managed to reach the second floor.

Even though officials did send warnings via telephones and televisions, tsunami alarms were not activated. The Palu Nomoni Festival in Talise Beach was continued and most of the festival attendees didn't realize on the possibility for a tsunami to occur. Eyewitnesses even stated that some people were still strolling on the beach when the tsunami struck. It was estimated that hundreds were caught off guard and swept away by the waves.

The Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) later admitted that the tsunami detectors in Palu were damaged in the earthquake. The shaking was violent enough to damage the tsunami detectors in Palu, as further examination revealed that none of the detectors were able to send signals to alert residents.

As Palu was located at the end of a narrow bay, the tsunami's force was intensified when the waters entered. Officials confirmed that the waves that struck Palu had actually reached a height of 5 m (16 feet), with some as nearly as high as 6 m (19.6 feet).





 

sToRmR1dR

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Magnitude 6 Quake Strikes Off Australia's Norfolk Island – USGS

The reports about the earthquake on Australia’s external territory come a day after a massive 7.6 underwater quake had stricken the French Overseas territory of New Caledonia and was followed by a series of aftershocks and a tsunami warning.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the 6.0 magnitude earthquake rattled northeast of Norfolk Island that sits 1,412 kilometres (877 miles) due east of mainland Australia's Evans Head.

The tremors were registered at a depth of 10 km and about 681 km northeast of the island. There was no immediate tsunami warning and no reports of damage or casualties following the earthquake.

Norfolk Island is located near the so-called “Pacific Rim” or “Ring of Fire”, a major area in the Pacific Ocean where a lot of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions take place.

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c.a.

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Magnitude 6 Quake Strikes Off Australia's Norfolk Island – USGS

The reports about the earthquake on Australia’s external territory come a day after a massive 7.6 underwater quake had stricken the French Overseas territory of New Caledonia and was followed by a series of aftershocks and a tsunami warning.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the 6.0 magnitude earthquake rattled northeast of Norfolk Island that sits 1,412 kilometres (877 miles) due east of mainland Australia's Evans Head.

The tremors were registered at a depth of 10 km and about 681 km northeast of the island. There was no immediate tsunami warning and no reports of damage or casualties following the earthquake.

Norfolk Island is located near the so-called “Pacific Rim” or “Ring of Fire”, a major area in the Pacific Ocean where a lot of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions take place.

DETAILS TO FOLLOW
An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck Australia’s remote Norfolk Island, the United States Geological Survey reported on Thursday.
The quakes were registered at a depth of 10km and about 681km northeast of the island.

The tremors come a day after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck the coast of the French territory of New Caledonia.


Earthquake, Magnitude 5.5 - LOMBOK REGION, INDONESIA - 2018 December 06, 01:02:46 UTC
 

IronFloyd

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Strange that the people don't go under tables, like in other countries where earthquakes are common and there is an education about how to act when an earthquake is happening. I mean, precisely on TV. And in Chile, where earthquakes are very common. How come? Do you have a protocol to follow when an earthquake happens?

Well Loreta, it has to do with what mkrnhr says basically, the constructions are well prepared, so people are very aware of that, and in general tend to take it calmly, which is what is recommended considering the message that; "your house or building will not collapse", so at the time of evacuating somewhere, insists that this be done in order, calmly etc.

But it's very true that you point out in the specifical case of this video, where there are very heavy spotlights on the ceiling, and in that case the ideal is to be under a table or something like that, because no matter how anti-earthquake a place is, nothing guarantees that in this case can fall, and happen an accident.

This another video is very interesting in this regard, because a very strong and long earthquake (8 degrees, that anywhere would be devastating and terrifying, that was on september 2015) in full transimisión live, and one person refers to the spotlights, and another even questions whether it will be good to leave the place while it's shaking because the spotlights that are all over the studio. in height above their heads.


This another video was recorded in the same earthquake on radio program, and is almost "funny", because the radio show broadcaster is very calm while this tremendous earthquake was happening, which even sparked a wave of memes... in this case there weren't spotlights in height.

 
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Gandalf

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As has been widely reported, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck fairly deep below Anchorage on Friday morning, at 08:29 local time. Images of corrupted roadways and videos of violently shaking buildings have been ricocheting across social media channels. Scientists are currently scrambling to explain precisely what caused the quake, while also keeping their eye on misinformation spreading on the Web.
My wife is reading the sessions of 1995 and she told me that for the session of January 7th, 1995 we can read :

Q: (T) Yes. The media is playing that down… 140-mile-an-hour winds up in the Carolinas and out in California they were hitting 160-miles-an-hour winds. (L) Well, they told us we were going to have really weird weather. (T) There was another earthquake in Japan today. This has been ongoing for the last couple of weeks. Japan is supposed to go. (V) Sylvia Brown was on a talk show. Sylvia Brown is known as a highly aware psychic. How do you feel about her psychic abilities?

A: Okay.

Q: (V) She had said that there was going to be a big earthquake in Alaska… a huge one… what can you tell us about this?

A: One of many events of the buildup lasting years, as you measure time.10


[10]: This is something that we often forget. The Cs have said repeatedly that Earth changes and related matters are a long-term process, not just a one-day pole shift and Boom! everything is changed and everyone ascends or something. Considering the fact that this session was in 1995 and I am annotating now in 2015, it is clear now exactly what was meant. Indeed, things have changed dramatically if incrementally over these past 20 years; but indeed, there are moments when singular, dramatic events occur, such as 9/11 and the Chelyabinsk Meteor explosion. Things are definitely picking up and it may be, indeed, something like childbirth!
 
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