Friday, 24 May 2013

Russia: new strong earthquake of M 6.8 in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk

Global viewMay 24, 2013 - At 14:56 UTC (16:56 Italian) a new shock of earthquake , (presumably settling), with a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter scale and 'was recorded in the Sea of Okhotsk off the Kamchatka peninsula between Japan and eastern Russia . at a depth 'of 634 km.La Contina region to be targeted by events of medium-high intensity'. The epicenter located 350 km to the west from Ozernovskiy.

Washington state bridge collapses, throwing cars into water

May 24, 2013 – WASHINGTON - The Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River collapsed Thursday evening, dropping three vehicles into the water and injuring at least three people. Both the northbound and southbound portions of the bridge collapsed into the river sometime before 7 p.m., according to Washington State Patrol trooper Mark Francis. Marcus Deyerin of the Northwest Washington Incident Management Team said a number of cars were on the bridge at the time of the collapse, and three vehicles were dumped into the river.

Shallow 5.7 magnitude northern California earthquake felt across two states

California May 24May 24, 2013 – CALIFORNIA - An earthquake in far northeastern California was felt by thousands of people as far away as San Francisco and in two other states, but there have been no reports of injury or serious damage. The magnitude-5.7 quake broke dishes and shook mirrors when it struck at 8:47 p.m. Thursday, officials said. It was centered near Greenville, about 25 miles southwest of Susanville in far northeastern California, said Rafael Abreu, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Center in Golden, Colo. There have been several aftershocks, including a magnitude 4.9 that struck early Friday morning.

57: Chirinkotan Volcano erupts in Kuril Islands of Far East Russia

May 24, 2013 – RUSSIA, FAR EAST - The remote volcano in the northern Kuriles is probably in eruption, the latest SVERT report and satellite images suggest. A plume of gas and steam, and possibly some minor amounts ash was seen with the MODIS sensor onboard the NASA Terra satellite this morning. Satellite data also indicate that activity had likely already started in early May, because a small thermal anomaly can be traced back on archive pictures to 7 May. One should take into account that frequent dense cloud cover often prevents such observations, so activity could have started earlier than that. It is not known what kind of activity is occurring at the volcano. Possibilities include some minor explosive (strombolian ?) activity at the summit, or lava flows that might be reaching the sea and produce the steam plume observed. The last eruption of the volcano was (probably) in 2004. –Volcano Discovery

Deep 8.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Sea of Okhotsk in Russia’s Far East

Sea of Okhotsk
May 24, 2013 – KAMCHATKA – A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck off Russia’s eastern coast on Friday, briefly prompting a tsunami scare but causing no casualties or substantial damage, Russian emergency authorities said. The epicenter of the quake was located at a depth of 385 miles in the Sea of Okhotsk, 244 miles west of the nearest city, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was felt in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the main city on the Kamchatka

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Oklahoma: devastating tornadoes in the United States videos

May 21, 2013 - a flurry of huge tornadoes across several U.S. states, spreading death and destruction. Oklahoma City the city 'more' hit here is a series of video uploaded to you tube.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

North Korea making missile test in the Sea of ​​Japan!

North Korea: launched 3 missiles into the Sea of ​​Japan
AFP) - Seoul, May 18 - North Korea has launched three short-range missiles on the east coast, in the Sea of Japan, as part of a military test. This was reported by a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence sudocoreana, according to which two carriers were launched in the morning and one in the

NASA: Meteor slams into Moon, causes explosion visible to naked eye on Earth

May 18, 2013 – SPACE – A massive explosion from a meteor which crashed into the Moon was visible to the naked eye on Earth, NASA says. A boulder-sized meteor slammed into the moon in March, causing an explosion so bright anyone looking up at the right moment would have spotted it, NASA said. NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office is reporting the discovery of the brightest impact seen on the Moon in the eight years the monitoring program has run the National Geographic reports. About 300 lunar impacts

Dark 1.7 miles long Asteroid 1998 QE2 to fly by Earth on May 31, 2013

It's 1.7 miles long. Its surface is covered in a sticky black substance similar to the gunk at the bottom of a barbecue. If it impacted Earth it would probably result in global extinction. Good thing it is just making a flyby.

Asteroid 1998 QE2 will make its closest pass to Earth on May 31 at 1:59 p.m. PDT.X The space rock's name is not an homage to England's Queen Elizabeth II, or to the famous 12-deck ocean liner that was retired from service in 2008. It's just the moniker assigned by the Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Mass., which names each new found asteroid according to an established alphanumeric scheme that lays out when it was discovered.

Friday, 17 May 2013

4.0 earthquake rattles residents in Los Angeles, California

May 17, 2013 – LOS ANGELES, CA. – The Southern California coastline felt a “real good jolt” yesterday at about 1 p.m. A 4.0 magnitude earthquake rumbled just off the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. No serious problems were reported in relation to the earthquake, though the shake-up certainly was frightening. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department noted that they were currently checking up on “critical facilities” but believed everything to be functioning. The earthquake could be felt from Huntington Beach all the way to Playa del Ray. The epicenter of the quake was located six miles south of Point Fermin in the Pacific Ocean. Angela Butts-Chester,

5.1 magnitude earthquake ripples through Toronto, Canada

May 17, 2013 – OTTAWA, CAN – Earthquakes Canada is reporting a 5.1-magnitude earthquake just west of Ottawa that was felt as far away as Toronto. The federal agency that monitors earthquakes revised its original report, saying it registered a 5.1-magnitude temblor with an epicenter located about 21 kilometers (13 miles) northeast of Shawville, Quebec, about an hour’s drive outside Ottawa. It was felt as far west as Toronto, Canada’s largest city, but no damage was immediately reported. Twitter erupted with reports of buildings shaking in Ottawa for several seconds. Ontario’s premier, who lives in Toronto, tweeted that her house was shaking. Ontario Provincial Police in Arnprior, Ontario, not far from the epicenter, say they have received no reports of damage. The original report said a 4.8-magnitude quake was centered near the town of Braeside, Ontario.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Earthquake 3.5 hits San Francisco Bay

Global viewEarthquake San Francisco Bay magnitude 3.5

Magnitude Mw 3.5
Date time 2013-05-10 05:12:24.8 UTC
Location 37.37 N ; 121.73 W
Depth 7 km
Distances 2961 km NW of Mexico City, Mexico / pop: 12,294,193 / local time: 00:12:24.8 2013-05-10
136 km S of Sacramento, United States / pop: 466,488 / local time: 22:12:24.8 2013-05-09
15 km E of San Jose, United States / pop: 945,942 / local time: 22:12:24.8 2013-05-09
7 km E of East Foothills, United States / pop: 8,269 / local time: 22:12:24.8 2013-05-09

Monday, 6 May 2013

Israel Attacks Syria, 4 Dead, 70 Wounded, Syria Contemplates Declaring War

ntelligence sources say that the Syrian air force has adapted old Russian made MIG-21 fighter aircraft to fly unmanned and carry chemical warfare materials. This information is now being investigated by a number of intelligence organizations
 Popular Resistance Brigades Formed To Confront Israel
Syrian army has pinpointed targets inside Israel to hit in case of further Israeli attacks against Syria, State TV 
Al Arabiya English‏@AlArabiya_Eng13 min 
#BreakingNews: Damascus allows Palestinian factions to attack Israel from Golan Heights: sources
@NewsBreaker: BREAKING: #Israel has declared a state of alert at all its embassies, consulates and missions – @Naharnet