Archiv: earthquakes


13.10.2019 - 10:18 [ Japan Today ]

19 dead, 16 missing, over 100 injured after typhoon rips through Japan

Rescue operations were under way in central, eastern and northeastern regions that were hit by floods and landslides. The Defense Ministry has mobilized some 27,000 Self-Defense Force personnel for rescue and relief operations across the country.

11.08.2019 - 10:25 [ National Aeronautics and Space Administration ]

What Does a Marsquake Look Like?

(22.07.2019)

Provided by the French space agency, Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), the seismometer detected its first marsquake on April 6, 2019. The InSight mission’s Marsquake Service, which monitors the data from SEIS, is led by Swiss research university ETH Zurich.

11.08.2019 - 09:02 [ TaiwanNews.com.tw ]

6.0 earthquake strikes Taiwan’s Yilan, whole country feels shock waves

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan’s Yilan County at 5:28 a.m. this morning (Aug. 8), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was 36.5 kilometers southeast of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 22.5 kilometers, based on CWB data.

18.06.2019 - 18:08 [ International Committee on the Red Cross ]

Convention on the prohibition of military or any hostile use of environmental modification techniques, 10 December 1976.

Understanding relating to article II

It is the understanding of the Committee that the following examples are illustrative of phenomena that could be caused by the use of environmental modification techniques as defined in article II of the Convention: earthquakes; tsunamis; an upset in the ecological balance of a region; changes in weather patterns (clouds, precipitation, cyclones of various types and tornadic storms); changes in climate patterns; changes in ocean currents; changes in the state of the ozone layer; and changes in the state of the ionosphere.

25.05.2019 - 22:21 [ New York Post ]

Earthquake strikes Tokyo ahead of Trump’s visit to Japan

President Trump’s trip to Japan started with a bang – a magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered near the golf course where he and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are set to play golf Sunday.

The temblor, which rattled Tokyo just hours before Trump’s arrival, briefly halted nearby bullet trains, but did not derail the leaders’ plans for their first meeting of the four-day visit, which will take place at the Mobara Country Club in Chiba.

29.12.2018 - 22:52 [ Trend.az ]

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits off coast of Philippines‘ southern island – USGS

The large earthquake struck off the coast of the Philippines‘ southern Mindanao island, the US Geological Survey added. The quake was registered at 03:39 GMT, 101 kilometres (62.7 miles) to the southeast of the Pundaguitan coastal area, according to the agency’s data.

24.11.2018 - 19:33 [ Channel NewsAsia ]

Huge quake edges New Zealand islands closer together

„The whole area is going down maybe 10 to 20 millimetres. It’s not a huge amount but it is observable at our sites,“ she said. GNS principal scientist, Kevin Berryman, said all earthquakes of 7.5 and above are very complex but it was „certainly unusual“ for 25 faults to rupture simultaneously.

03.10.2018 - 13:20 [ theGuardian.com ]

Fracking may have caused South Korean earthquake – study

(27.4.2018) One of South Korea’s largest earthquakes on record may have been caused by hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – according to a study published on Friday in the journal Science.

A magnitude-5.5 earthquake hit the south-eastern city of Pohang on 15 November, injuring at least 70 people, temporarily displacing hundreds, and causing millions of dollars of damage. In the aftermath, residents and researchers have questioned whether the quake could be connected to a geothermal plant – the country’s first – less than 2km (about 1 mile) away.

03.10.2018 - 13:18 [ Businessinsider.com ]

Parts of Oklahoma now have the same earthquake risk as California — and a new study found a scarily direct link to fracking

(2.2.2018) The authors of the latest paper, published this week in the journal Science, found that they could use the depth of the wastewater injection sites to roughly predict how big the earthquake they caused would be.

In other words, the deeper the injection site, the stronger the quake.

03.10.2018 - 11:06 [ Greenpeace / fredsakademiet.dk ]

Nuclear Flashback: Report of a Greenpeace Scientific Expedition to Amchitka Island, Alaska – Site of the Largest Underground Nuclear Test in U.S. History

(1996) The momentum for the birth of Greenpeace arose from the grassroots movement against the Cannikin test. Motivated by the Quaker tradition of „bearing witness,“ twelve people set sail from Vancouver to stop the nuclear explosion at Amchitka. Radio communications of the Greenpeace vessel, the F/V Phyllis Cormack, were monitored by military intelligence. Eighteen crewmen of the U.S. Coast Guard vessel Confidence in Akutan Harbor (Aleutian Islands) signed a statement supporting the Greenpeace
protesters.

Although stormy weather and postponement of the test prevented the Phyllis Cormack from reaching Amchitka, this first Greenpeace action became a dramatic focal point for an international movement and inspired protests to a „greater sound and fury.“ An aide to one of the senators against the war in Vietnam was quoted as saying, „I’ve
never seen anything like it. Where we are looking for an issue to revive the ABM debate, the Atomic Energy Commission drops Cannikin in our lap. It’s almost enough to enlist every ecology freak in the country.“

03.10.2018 - 10:03 [ Military.com ]

Cannikin Nuclear Test Footage

(19.1.2012) The largest underground nuclear test conducted by the United States, Project Cannikin was one of three underground nuclear tests performed at different places on this 43-mile long island in the Aleutian Chain. This $200 million 1971 test was performed to test an Anti-Ballistic Missile warhead, for a Spartan ABM missile. It consisted of a 5 megaton-yield thermonuclear bomb, detonated in a 50-foot diameter chamber, at the bottom of a 5,875-foot shaft.

03.10.2018 - 10:00 [ sott.net ]

Project Cannikin: When the US created a magnitude 6.8 earthquake with a 5 megaton nuclear warhead

(18.8.2018) So you don’t buy that earthquakes can be man made? This is evidence from 60 years ago! It was detonated at least 6000 feet into the ground (roughly 2000 meters). This footage is from Project Cannikin, which was a proof-test for the 5 megaton warhead to be used on the Spartan missile system. Researchers were fearful of such a large device being detonated underground, so the testing was moved to way out in the middle of nowhere on the Amchitka penninsula in Alaska. The effect on the ground was necessary, and predicted, to see its pulse effect.

Seismic recordings of the test registered a magnitude of 6.8 on the richter scale as a direct result of the detonation. Over 1,000 after shocks with magnitudes as greater than 4.0 on the richter scale were recorded within the first 30 days following the blast.

03.10.2018 - 09:32 [ Dave Ratcliffe / Silicon Graphics, Inc. / ratical.org ]

Subject: Nuclear Bomb Tests and their relationship to Earthquakes planetwide

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Bomb Tests and Earthquakes

Nuclear bomb testing has doubled the earthquake rate.
Gary Whiteford, Professor of Geography, University of New Brunswick

Abnormal meteorological phenomena, earthquakes and fluctuations of the earth’s axis are related in a direct cause-and-effect to testing of nuclear devices.
Shigeyoshi Matsumae, President Tokai University Yoshio Kato, Department of Aerospace Science

On June 19, 1992, the United States conducted an underground nuclear bomb test in Nevada. Another test was conducted only four days afterwards. Three days later, a series of heavy earthquakes as high as 7.6 on the Richter scale rocked the Mojave desert 176 miles to the south. They were the biggest earthquakes to hit California this century. Only 22 hours later, an „unrelated“ earthquake of 5.6 struck less than 20 miles from the Nevada test site itself. It was the biggest earthquake ever recorded near the test site and caused one-million dollars of damage to buildings in an area designated for permanent dispoasal of highly radiocative nuclear wastes only fifteen miles from the epicenter of the earthquake. Although the quake provoked renewed calls for a halt to plans for storing radioactive materials in such an unstable area, the larger questions have still not been raised in the United States: Do bomb tests actually cause earthquakes? Do nuclear tests make the planet more prone to geologic disruption?

01.10.2018 - 18:59 [ News.com.au ]

Wild weather: Hurricanes, tsunamis and quakes threaten millions

(today) A POWERFUL series of quakes, hurricanes, tsunamis and other storm systems are rattling the globe in the wake of almost a thousands deaths in Indonesia.

01.10.2018 - 17:56 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

Natural disasters hit Indonesia and Japan, leaving hundreds dead

The earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia Friday, reportedly took more than 800 lives, with the death toll to expected to rise. Over in Japan, the powerful Typhoon Trami swept the country, killing 2 people and inuring at least 120 others. KIM Da-mi updates us on the situations. Indonesia’s disaster agency says the latest death toll from Friday’s earthquake and tsunami stands at 832.

22.08.2018 - 04:45 [ teleSUR ]

Large Earthquake Off Northern Venezuelan Coast

According to the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre, the quake measured 6.8 in the Richter Scale and struck at latitude 10.51 N, longitude 62.76 W, at a depth of 73 km in Trinidad and Tobago. The country’s Minister of Communication, Stuart Young said in a national address that its tsunami warning has been called off, but electricity remains down in parts of the two islands, including the capital, Port-of-Spain. The Minister of Police asked that all officers come out to help in clean up efforts. There are reports of damaged buildings throughout the country.

19.08.2018 - 20:50 [ National Center for Biotechnology Information / National Institutes of Health ]

Cosmic Influence on the Sun-Earth Environment

(Dezember 2008) Since the early days of human civilization we have looked at the sky and tried to understand the environment of the Earth and the Universe [1, 2, 3, 4, and 5]. We are continuously collecting data for different environmental parameters. Sudden heat or cold waves, tornados, erratic rainfall and snowfall are being observed and their forewarning has been attempted. Efforts have been made to understand the influence of stars and the Sun, which, although they are distant objects in space, can influence the environment of the Earth. Extragalactic cosmic rays measured as neutron counting rate, represent an energy spectrum, which is being received by the solar system from the distant stars; the particles of cosmic rays are atom –nuclei with almost light velocity [6, 7]. The effects of the Sun on the environment of the Earth were found to be modulated by the geomagnetic field and the ionizing potential of the cosmic rays [8]. Earth directed Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) and its effects on the thermosphere, ionosphere and atmosphere have been studied. During Earth directed CME a beam of electrons (plasma) is pumped towards the Earth [9]. This beam of electrons is highly conductive and generates an electric field that is transmitted to Earth’s natural plasmosphere and ionosphere. This thin layer of changed electric field further influences the ionosphere and atmosphere of the earth [24]. Since a beam of electrons is carried by an electric current, a magnetic disturbance would be produced. Starbursts are caused by a special variety of neutron star known as a magnetar. These fast-spinning, compact stellar bodies create intense magnetic fields that trigger explosions, which are known as starbursts. Starbursts cause the Sun to develop low Planetary Indices (Kp) and low Electron flux (E-flux) conditions for the Sun-Earth Environment.
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If the electron flux from the sun is low, with the subsequent rise in cosmic rays simultaneously anomalous snowfall and lowering of the atmospheric temperature has been observed. It would be possible to understand the movement of clouds and snowfall, as well as atmospheric moisture, if we could efficiently calculate the influence of space weather and cosmic influence on the thermosphere and atmosphere of the Earth [12]. Based on the same hypothesis it was found that an abnormal rise and sudden fall in E-flux, Kp index and atmospheric temperature has the possibility of triggering earthquakes in active fault areas of the Earth due to temporary changes in the magnetic field of the Earth. The whole process was expressed as a precursor of earthquakes in active fault areas.

06.08.2018 - 15:09 [ Jakarta Post ]

Indonesia quake kills 82, leaves hundreds wounded

A powerful quake which struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has killed 82 people and wounded hundreds, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said early Monday, with thousands of buildings left damaged.

The 6.9 magnitude tremor, which triggered panic among tourists and locals on Sunday evening, was also felt on the neighbouring island of Bali, one of Southeast Asia’s leading tourist destinations.

18.06.2018 - 11:53 [ Japan Today ]

3 dead, more than 200 injured after M6.1 quake hits northern Osaka region

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 hit Osaka and other parts of western Japan on Monday morning, leaving at least three people dead and more than 200 injured, disrupting rush-hour traffic and cutting off power, water and gas in the area.

The 7:58 a.m. quake occurred at a depth of about 13 kilometers in the northern part of Osaka Prefecture, where it registered lower 6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.