Wednesday, May 16, 2018

4.7 R in S Greece

A small earthquake was reported in S. of Greece, late evening local time.

Magnitudemb 4.7
Date time2018-05-16 22:30:03.9 UTC
Location36.56 N ; 23.12 E
Depth5 km
Distances166 km S of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 01:30:03.9 2018-05-17
124 km SE of Trípoli, Greece / pop: 26,600 / local time: 01:30:03.9 2018-05-17
84 km SE of Sparta, Greece / pop: 15,500 / local time: 01:30:03.9 2018-05-17
16 km SE of Géfyra, Greece / pop: 1,500 / local time: 01:30:03.9 2018-05-17

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

6.0R in New Britain, PNG

A 6.0R earthquake has struck earlier this morning the region of New Britain, in PNG. This region is notorious for strong earthquakes.


Mw 6.0
Date time2018-05-09 07:57:54.8 UTC
Location5.88 S ; 151.80 E
Depth10 km
Distances644 km NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 284,000 / local time: 17:57:54.8 2018-05-09
177 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea / pop: 26,300 / local time: 17:57:54.8 2018-05-09
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6.2R in Hindu Kush, AFGHANISTAN

A powerful 6.1R in Tajikistan 34km from Ishqoshim. Further news when we have.


Mw 6.1
Date time2018-05-09 10:41:44.3 UTC
Location37.03 N ; 71.55 E
Depth100 km
Distances296 km SE of Dushanbe, Tajikistan / pop: 544,000 / local time: 15:41:44.3 2018-05-09
51 km S of Khorugh, Tajikistan / pop: 30,000 / local time: 15:41:44.3 2018-05-09
34 km N of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan / pop: 26,000 / local time: 15:41:44.3 2018-05-09
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5.1R earthquake in Pakistan

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A strong 5.1R earthquake has just been reported 30km North of Bannu in Pakistan. Lets hope all is ok.


Mw 5.1
Date time2018-05-09 03:23:30.2 UTC
Location33.24 N ; 70.48 E
Depth51 km
Distances133 km SW of Peshāwar, Pakistan / pop: 1,219,000 / local time: 08:23:30.2 2018-05-09
53 km E of Khōst, Afghanistan / pop: 96,200 / local time: 07:53:30.2 2018-05-09
30 km N of Bannu, Pakistan / pop: 49,100 / local time: 08:23:30.2 2018-05-09
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Saturday, May 5, 2018

‘The whole island felt it’: Hawaii rocked by historic earthquake as new lava flows threaten homes

Two days after the most active volcano on the big island of Hawaii erupted, some residents there continue to suffer through a triple whammy of threats:
From below, lava has spewed forth out of an increasing number of fissures that have opened up in the ground, oozing toward homes on the eastern part of the island.
Since Kilauea’s eruption, several earthquakes — including the strongest to hit Hawaii in more than four decades — have jolted the island’s residents, some as they were in the midst of evacuating.
And in the air, noxious fumes from the volcano are what some officials say could be the greatest threat to public health in the wake of its eruption.
Kilauea first erupted Thursday, sending fountains of lava gushing out of the ground and billowing clouds of steam and volcanic ash into the sky on the eastern side of the island. Residents there were ordered to flee amid threats of fires and “extremely high levels of dangerous” sulfur dioxide gas.
There were immediate reports of “active volcanic fountaining” — molten rock shooting as high as 80 to 100 feet in the air from ground fractures — in Leilani Estates, a subdivision in the island’s eastern Puna district filled with wooden homes tucked away on lush, tropical plant-filled lots.
As of Saturday morning, at least seven such fissure vents were reported in the neighborhood, including one that had opened anew early Saturday morning, according to the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency. More outbreaks are likely to occur along the rift zone, officials said.

Drone footage showed lava spouting along the fissures that had formed, creeping toward Leilani Estates homes and leaving lines of smoldering trees in their wake. At least two homes in the subdivision have caught fire, Hawaii News Now reported. About 1,700 people live in Leilani Estates.
After the eruption Thursday, the island shook at regular intervals, but especially so around midday Friday: A 5.6-magnitude quake hit south of the volcano around 11:30 a.m. local time, followed about an hour later by a 6.9-magnitude temblor, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The latter was felt as far away as Oahu and struck in nearly the exact same place as a deadly 7.4-magnitude earthquake in 1975, according to the Geological Survey.
Videos posted to social media showed homes visibly shaking, items clattering to the floor at supermarkets and waves forming in swimming pools as the 6.9 magnitude quake rattled the Big Island Friday afternoon.
“I think the whole island felt it,” said Cori Chong, who was in her bedroom with her foster dog, Monty, when the magnitude 6.9 quake struck, frightening both of them. Even though Chong lives on the Hamakua coast, about an hour north of the earthquake’s epicenter, the shaking in her home was so violent that it caused furniture to move and glass to shatter.
David Burlingame, who lives about two miles west of Leilani Estates, told The Washington Post he and a friend ran outside when the earthquake hit “and watched my house just shake back and forth.”
“Everybody is kind of on edge,” Burlingame said Saturday, of both the potential for additional earthquakes and the unpredictability of the lava flows. “The worst part is kind of waiting to see, because you really never can tell what can happen.”
The earthquakes also prompted the rare closure of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, after they damaged some of the park’s trails, craters and roads. The first earthquake triggered a cliff to collapse into the ocean, and fissures began to appear in the ground at a popular overlook near the Jaggar Museum.
Park officials said they canceled hikes Friday and evacuated about 2,600 visitors, along with all nonemergency employees.
“Safety is our main priority at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, and it is currently not safe to be here,” park superintendent Cindy Orlando said in a statement. “We will monitor the situation closely, and reopen when it is safe to do so.”
The county civil defense agency reported that the threat of a tsunami was low following the earthquakes, though officials warned that residents were not in the clear yet.
“Everything is still elevated,” said agency administrator Talmadge Magno, according to Hawaii News Now. “It kind of gets you nervous.”
Thursday’s eruption prompted the County of Hawaii’s acting mayor, Wil Okabe, to issue a state of emergency declaration. Gov. David Ige (D) also issued an emergency proclamation and activated Hawaii’s National Guard to help with evacuations.
“Please be safe,” Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) wrote on Twitter.

Lava emerges from the ground after Kilauea Volcano erupted, on Hawaii’s Big Island May 3, 2018, in this still image taken from video obtained from social media. (Jeremiah Osuna, via Reuters).
Jordan Sonner, a Big Island Realtor, was on another part of the island taking pictures for an upcoming listing Thursday when she “got the call that there was lava in Leilani” and rushed back to her home, just outside Leilani Estates.
“To describe it in a single word: chaos,” Sonner told The Post, of the evacuation. “My immediate threat was not the lava. It was the sulfur dioxide gas.”
It took Sonner about an hour and a half to reach her home, grab important documents and her pets — four dogs and a chinchilla — and scramble back out of there, she said. She’s now staying with a friend in Mountain View, about 20 miles northeast of Leilani Estates, and expects it could be a long while before it’s safe for residents to return.
“It’s so hard to tell what is going to happen because it’s just so early. This volcano being a shield volcano, the way that it erupts, it just erupts slowly,” Sonner said. “We kind of just have to sit and wait to see what direction the lava is going to flow in and what other fissures are going to open up. This is far from over.”
When asked if she was afraid she would lose her home, Sonner paused, before describing the uniqueness of the community there.
“The way I kind of look at it is, the land doesn’t really belong to us. It belongs to Pele,” Sonner said, referring to the Hawaiian volcano goddess. “We get to live on it while we can and if she wants it back, she’ll take it. I have good insurance.”
As of Friday afternoon, at least a few hundred people had evacuated their homes in Leilani Estates and nearby Lanipuna Gardens, taking refuge at local churches, Red Cross shelters and with family and friends in other parts of Hawaii, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) told CNN’s Jake Tapper.
Gabbard warned that, in some ways, the threat from the sulfur dioxide gas could be more dangerous than the lava flows, which had stopped in places after the eruption. If conditions worsened, even first responders would not be able to go into the affected neighborhoods to help trapped residents, she added.
“Sulfur dioxide gas can be so toxic and thick in some areas that it can be fatal, especially to those who have respiratory illnesses,” Gabbard said. “The wind can push [the gas] in different directions, so that’s a very serious concern given the high levels and, you know, people don’t necessarily have the kinds of protective gas masks that they would need if they were right in the thick of this gas.”

A fissure produces steam from a street after the eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on May 4. (Photo by U.S. Geological Survey via Getty Images)
Kilauea is the youngest and most active volcano on Hawaii Island, according to USGS. The eruption from the volcano came hours after a 5.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the island Thursday morning. As The Post’s Sarah Kaplan reported, Kilauea is made of basalt, a fluid lava that makes for effusive — rather than explosive — eruptions:
Rather than building up into a steep, towering peak like Krakatau in Indonesia or Mount St. Helens in Washington state, the fluid rock at Kilauea creates a broad, shallow dome known as a shield volcano.
Shield volcanoes “are really voluminous, the largest volcanoes on Earth, but because they have those long, low-angle slopes, they’re not very dramatic,” said Tari Mattox, a geologist who worked at the Hawaii Volcano Observatory for six years. “People are surprised when they go to Hawaii and they say, ‘Where’s the volcano?’ And I tell them, ‘You’re standing on it!’ ”
… Rocks moving upward through the mantle beneath Hawaii begin to melt about 50 miles beneath the surface. That magma is less dense than the surrounding rock, so it continues to rise until it “ponds” in a reservoir that’s roughly three miles wide and one to four miles beneath the summit. As pressure builds in the magma chamber, the magma seeks out weak spots in the surrounding rock, squeezing through the earth until it reaches a vent to the surface.
Geologists said the current seismic activities around Puna most closely resemble the events that precipitated a 1955 eruption, according to Hawaii News Now. That eruption lasted about three months and left almost 4,000 acres of land covered in lava, the news site reported.
More recently in 2014, lava again threatened the Puna district, specifically the town of Pahoa and its surrounding area, The Washington Post reported. During that event, lava flowed as quickly as 20 yards per hour, and up to 60 structures were at risk.
Allyson Chiu contributed to this report.
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Hawaii volcano eruption map: Where was Hawaii earthquake? 6.9 tremor felt 200 MILES away

Major earthquakes were reported Friday near Kilauea volcano, which has been spewing lava since an eruption earlier this week. Over 1,500 residents have been evacuated. U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii joins CBSN via phone to discuss how the community is handling the eruption.

Scientists and local officials warned residents seismic and volcanic activity may continue after the 6.9 tremor shook buildings on the island's southeast corner a little after noon local time on Friday.
The state’s County Civil Defence Agency also stated a slew of tremors were responsible for “four to five” landslides that occured along the Big Island’s Hamakua Coast.
Talmadge Magno, Hawaii’s Civil Defence Administrator, stated: "That's part of being on an active volcano, unfortunately.”
"This last one was scary," state Senator Russell Ruderman of Keauu told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. "It starts rocking and keeps on going. It's very frightening. We're rattled."

Where did Hawaii earthquake hit?

The epicentre of the latest volcano was located 11 miles southwest of Leilani Estates.
A preliminary 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck the region earlier on Friday.
The seismic event - reportedly Hawaii's biggest earthquake since the 1970s - was preceeded by reports of a 5.4-magnitude earthquake that struck roughly 11 miles southwest of the same area, the USGS said.
The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre declared that the huge quake - recorded by the USGS as a magnitude 6.9 tremor - struck at 11.33am local time on Friday.
KHON reported some viewers on the island of Oahu, about 200 miles away, felt the shaking.
Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes and one of five on the island, has been in constant eruption for 35 years.
But the explosion on Thursday is thought to be the biggest seen in recent years.
Kilauea began spewing lava into residential areas on Thursday after a series of earthquakes over the past week.
Starting around 11 am on Friday, the island experienced a flurry of earthquakes, culminating in the massive magnitude 6.9 tremor.
Some 1,700 residents in Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions were ordered to evacuate on Thursday after public works officials reported steam and lava erupting from fissures in the road, the Civil Defense agency said.
Friday also saw several more eruptive lava fissures, each several hundred yards long, in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the Puna District about a dozen miles from the volcano.
The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said in an alert that a total of six fissures had occurred.
Although no significant lava flows have yet formed, additional outbreaks of lava, which can reach temperatures of about 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit (1,150 Celsius), were expected, the agency said.
Civil defense officials have warned the public about high levels of sulfur dioxide near the volcano, one reason for the evacuation orders. The gas can cause skin irritations and breathing difficulties.
No injuries or deaths were reported, but Hawaii Governor David Ige activated the Hawaii National Guard to provide emergency help.
Two houses have been destroyed, officials said.

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Shaking side to side’: Hawaii’s massive 6.9 quake captured on VIDEO

Terrifying, rumbling, ripping through houses; steaming cracks in the ground, and panicking locals – the powerful earthquake with aftershocks that hit the Big Island of Hawaii has been captured on videos.
Chilling footage posted on YouTube shows glassware and crockery breaking in the home of a local woman as it's violently shaken by the earthquake.

The quake centered near the Leilani Estates area in the east of the island, according to the US Geological Survey. The tremor was the most powerful of a series of earthquakes that have been rocking Hawaii in recent days.
Massive jolts sent many local residents into panic mode. “Last night, we started having them [tremors]... about five a minute. It was like that just about all night long,” Chris Burmeister, who lives in Leilani Estates, told Hawaii News Now TV channel. “It'll rumble for a little bit. Rumble for a little bit. And then every now and then, you'll get just a heavy jolt.”

The tremor is also the largest recorded since the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Hawaii in 1975, which generated a massive tsunami, the USGS said. The region has experienced at least nine powerful earthquakes in the past century. 
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Hawaii residents flee volcanic threats after second large earthquake

A second large earthquake of magnitude-6.9 has struck on Hawaii’s Big Island near a volcanic eruption that has forced residents to evacuate their rural homes.
Many people fled the threat of lava that spewed into the air in bursts of fire and pushed up steam from cracks in roadways on Friday, while others tried to get back to their homes.
Officials ordered more than 1,700 people out of neighbourhoods near Kilauea volcano’s newest lava flow, warning of the dangers of spattering hot rock and high levels of sulphuric gas that could threaten the elderly and people with breathing problems. Two homes have burned.

Steam rises from cracks in the road in the Leilani Estates subdivision (US Geological Survey/AP)
Adding to the chaos, a huge magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck near the south part of the volcano, following a smaller quake that rattled the same spot. Officials said the airport and roads were not damaged, but residents said they felt strong shaking and more stress as they dealt with the dual environmental phenomena.
Communities in the mostly rural Puna district, which sits on Kilauea’s eastern flank, know it is one of the world’s most active volcanoes and have seen its destruction before.
Julie Woolsey evacuated her home late on Thursday as a volcanic vent, or an opening in the Earth’s surface where lava emerges, sprouted up on her street in the Leilani Estates neighbourhood.
Lava was about 1,000 yards from her home.
“We knew we were building on an active volcano,” she said, but added that she thought the danger from lava was a remote possibility.
She said she thought it was remote even days ago when she began packing and preparing to evacuate.
“You can’t really predict what Pele is going to do,” Ms Woolsey said, referring to the Hawaiian volcano goddess. “It’s hard to keep up. We’re hoping our house doesn’t burn down.”
She let her chickens loose, loaded her dogs into her truck and evacuated with her daughter and grandson to a cabin with her daughter’s in-laws.

Two new volcanic vents, from which lava is spurting, developed on Friday, bringing the number formed to five.
Scientists were processing data from the earthquakes to see if they were affecting the eruption, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory spokeswoman Janet Babb said.
“The magma moving down the rift zones, it causes stress on the south flank of the volcano,” she said. “We’re just getting a series of earthquakes.”

The eruption sent molten lava flowing through forests (Shane Turpin/AP)
State Senator Russell Ruderman said he has experienced many earthquakes, but the magnitude-5.4 temblor that hit first “scared the heck out of me”.
When the larger quake followed, he said he felt strong shaking in Hilo, the island’s largest city that is roughly 45 minutes from the rural Puna area.
“We’re all rattled right now,” he said. “It’s one thing after another. It’s feeling kind of stressful out here.”
State officials did not report damage to roadways. Hawaii County Acting Mayor Wil Okabe said the larger quake cracked a beam in a county gymnasium in Hilo, forcing workers to be sent home.
Authorities already had closed a long stretch of Highway 130, one of the main arteries through Puna, because of the threat of sulphuric gas.
Some residents still wanted to get home.
Brad Stanfill said the lava was more than three miles from his house but he was not allowed in because of a mandatory evacuation order.
He was frustrated because he wanted to feed his rabbits and dogs and check on his property.
One woman angrily told police guarding Leilani Estates that she was going in and they could not arrest her. She stormed past police unopposed.
Leilani Estates has about 1,700 residents and 770 homes. A nearby neighbourhood, Lanipuna Gardens, which has a few dozen people, also has been evacuated.
Kilauea has been continuously erupting since 1983 and is one of five volcanoes that make up the Big Island. Activity picked up earlier this week, indicating a possible new lava outbreak.
The crater floor began to collapse on Monday, triggering earthquakes and pushing the lava into new underground chambers.
The collapse caused magma to push more than 10 miles downslope toward the populated southeast coastline.
- Press Association

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6.1R in Philippines

A powerful 6.1R was reported 57km from Caramoran, in Philippines!
MagnitudeMw 6.1
Date time2018-05-05 06:19:04.1 UTC
Location14.46 N ; 123.94 E
Depth20 km
Distances319 km E of Manila, Philippines / pop: 10,445,000 / local time: 14:19:04.1 2018-05-05
148 km N of Legaspi, Philippines / pop: 180,000 / local time: 14:19:04.1 2018-05-05
57 km N of Caramoran, Philippines / pop: 4,800 / local time: 14:19:04.1 2018-05-05
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Monday, April 23, 2018

4.6R in Greece

A 4.6R in Greece as predicted. See the calendar below or see the link here.


mb 4.6
Date time2018-04-23 07:41:31.7 UTC
Location37.43 N ; 20.50 E
Depth10 km
Distances288 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 10:41:34.9 2018-04-23
138 km SW of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 10:41:34.9 2018-04-23
50 km SW of Zákynthos, Greece / pop: 11,600 / local time: 10:41:34.9 2018-04-23
40 km SW of Lithakiá, Greece / pop: 1,300 / local time: 10:41:34.9 2018-04-23
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Saturday, April 21, 2018

California’s next major earthquake could cause $100 billion in losses, strand 20,000 in elevators

What will happen when the next big earthquake hits northern California? A team of researchers including CU Boulder Professor Keith Porter will explore that question at an event today marking the anniversary of the 1906 temblor that leveled much of San Francisco.
A modern earthquake could kill 800 people and cause more than $100 billion in economic losses from the shaking and subsequent fires, according to estimates come from the HayWired Scenario, a project spearheaded by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which is organizing the event on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. The exercise looked at the potential outcomes of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on California’s Hayward Fault in the east San Francisco Bay Area.
Porter, a professor in CU Boulder’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, said that the toll of such a disaster could be huge—on par with the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the southeastern United States in 2005.
“It’s fairly likely that a person living in the Bay Area today will live to see a major Bay Area earthquake,” Porter said. “The HayWired scenario reveals weak points in our designs for new buildings, our existing water infrastructure, not to mention problems with fires after earthquakes and with older elevators.”California hasn’t seen a major tremor since the rise of the Internet age—the last was 1994’s Northridge earthquake in the Los Angeles area. The Hayward Fault itself last ruptured 150 years ago. Scientists estimate, however, that it or another Bay Area fault will likely produce a large earthquake in the next 30 years. The HayWired scenario seeks to help the region learn from the lessons of this when-not-if event without having to experience the costs.
“We tend to improve our building codes and other aspects of our infrastructure after a big disaster,” Porter said. “We learn our lessons the hard way. But what the USGS’s Science Application for Risk Reduction program has found is that simulated disasters can teach us the same lessons.”
To drill down on those lessons, the project team drew from a wide range of information, including diverse computer simulations, industry data and surveys of California residents. The researchers will release their findings in three volumes. The first came out last year and USGS recently published the second online. CU Boulder is a coalition partner on the project. Porter coordinated the engineering analyses for this report and performed many of them himself.
Porter’s expertise hones in on the long-lasting consequences for buildings and other infrastructure. He said that while California has adopted a stringent building code, these rules focus on getting people out of buildings alive, not necessarily on making them safe for people to go back into.
Under the current building code, an earthquake like the HayWired disaster could render one-quarter of buildings in the Bay Area unsafe for people to re-enter or otherwise limit their usability, he said. The earthquake could spark 450 large fires and cause 4,300 pipe breaks and leaks in the East Bay Municipal Utility District.

The Hayward Fault runs down the center of the east San Francisco Bay Area and directly underneath the University of California, Berkeley’s California Memorial Stadium (circle at center). (Credit: Detweiler et al. 2017)
But, Porter added, that there’s another impact of earthquakes that often gets ignored. Drawing on data from the elevator industry, Porter estimates that the hypothetical disaster could strand roughly 20,000 people in elevators across northern California.
“That’s a big deal because electricity might not come back on in parts of the Bay Area for days or more after an earthquake,” Porter said. “Imagine 20,000 people trapped in a metal box for days. That’s pretty scary.”
Still, Porter said that many of the scary numbers that he and his colleagues reported could be addressed with relatively small investments. For a 1 percent increase in construction costs, for example, new buildings could be made 50 percent stronger.
“Big earthquakes are inevitable in California,” Porter said. “There will be some very serious losses in that kind of earthquake, but some of those losses can be avoided by thinking prudently in advance.”
Porter’s comments are timely as the California State Legislature is currently considering Assembly Bill 1857. This bill would establish a commission that would evaluate making the state’s building code even tougher, potentially ensuring the survival of more buildings after a natural disaster.
Source: University of Colorado Boulder, by Daniel Strain.
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Thursday, April 19, 2018

5.8R in S. Iran

A powerful 5.8R earthquake was reported this afternoon in S. Iran,at the location shown in the map. We have been expecting this event tomorrow as can be seen from the Iran April calendar below.


mb 5.8
Date time2018-04-19 06:34:46.7 UTC
Location28.35 N ; 51.61 E
Depth10 km
Distances166 km SW of Shīrāz, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 1,250,000 / local time: 11:04:46.7 2018-04-19
102 km SE of Bandar Būshehr, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 166,000 / local time: 11:04:46.7
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

5.5R in Mexico

MagnitudeMw 5.5
Date time2018-04-11 07:30:41.7 UTC
Location15.74 N ; 94.85 W
Depth49 km
Distances482 km W of Guatemala City, Guatemala / pop: 995,000 / local time: 01:30:41.7 2018-04-11
216 km SW of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico / pop: 482,000 / local time: 02:30:41.7 2018-04-11
53 km S of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico / pop: 5,500 / local time: 02:30:41.7 2018-04-11

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

4.7R in Dodecanese, As Predicted.

A 4.7R earthquake has been reported in the region of Dodecanese, 24km from Kamarion in Greece. We were expecting stronger events today and over the next few days in Greece as shown by the April calendar, here.

MagnitudeML 4.7
Date time2018-04-10 15:56:19.9 UTC
Location36.86 N ; 26.08 E
Depth2 km
Distances196 km SW of İzmir, Turkey / pop: 2,501,000 / local time: 18:56:19.9 2018-04-10
120 km SE of Ermoúpolis, Greece / pop: 11,400 / local time: 18:56:19.9 2018-04-10
24 km E of Kamárion, Greece / pop: 1,600 / local time: 18:56:19.9 2018-04-10

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6.2R in Chile, As Predicted

A powerful 6.2R earthquake was reported this morning in Coquimbo, Chile. As you can see from the Chile calendar below we show a good peak for today and it is as predicted.

MagnitudeMw 6.2
Date time2018-04-10 10:19:34.1 UTC
Location30.99 S ; 71.38 W
Depth68 km
Distances282 km N of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,838,000 / local time: 07:19:34.1 2018-04-10
121 km S of La Serena, Chile / pop: 155,000 / local time: 07:19:34.1 2018-04-10
47 km S of Ovalle, Chile / pop: 77,200 / local time: 07:19:34.1 2018-04-10

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

5.4R in California

A 5.4R Earthquake was reported earlier this afternoon 54km from Channel islands beach, USA, as predicted by our California calendar, see here.

MagnitudeMw 5.4
Date time2018-04-05 19:29:17.7 UTC
Location33.84 N ; 119.72 W
Depth17 km
Distances138 km W of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,793,000 / local time: 12:29:17.7 2018-04-05
63 km SW of Ventura, United States / pop: 96,800 / local time: 12:29:17.7 2018-04-05
58 km SW of Channel Islands Beach, United States / pop: 3,200 / local time: 12:29:17.7 2018-04-05

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5.9R in Fiji Region

A 5.9R earthquake was reported in Fiji Region as shown in the map above.

MagnitudeMw 5.9
Date time2018-04-05 09:07:57.6 UTC
Location18.30 S ; 177.94 W
Depth501 km
Distances383 km E of Suva, Fiji / pop: 77,400 / local time: 21:07:57.6 2018-04-05
353 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji / pop: 24,200 / local time: 21:07:57.6 2018-04-05

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6.1R in Philippines

A 6.1R has been reported in Philippines.48km SE of Jovellar.

MagnitudeMw 6.1
Date time2018-04-05 03:53:41.9 UTC
Location6.84 N ; 126.83 E
Depth80 km
Distances137 km E of Davao, Philippines / pop: 1,213,000 / local time: 11:53:41.9 2018-04-05
69 km E of Mati, Philippines / pop: 106,000 / local time: 11:53:41.9 2018-04-05
48 km SE of Jovellar, Philippines / pop: 2,400 / local time: 11:53:41.9 2018-04-05

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Ecuador: February 2018 --- FDL Method

Based on our published FDL research techniques, we here apply them as a systematic predicting tool for determining the dates of earthquakes. Our methods are experimental and we test them in real time.
Please note the disclaimer at the end. We expect an accuracy for the prediction of +-1 day from the dates shown in the charts.

In the following diagram we can see Ecuador Earthquake Predictions for the period of April 2018.

For this period we observe that there is a High* probability to have an earthquake of about 4R in Ecuador on April 3rd, 6th, 9th 19th and 26th April 2018 other dates are possible and you can see their relative significance from the calendar below:

The probability scales are as follows:
*SMALL (<40%), MEDIUM (40-60%), and HIGH (>60%)

You can read about our methodology here.

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PERU: FDL Method, April 2018

Based on our published research techniques, we here apply them as a systematic predicting tool for determining the dates of earthquakes. Our methods are experimental and we test them in real time.
Please note the disclaimer at the end. We expect an accuracy for the prediction of +-1 day from the dates shown in the charts.

In the following diagram we can see Peru Earthquake Predictions for the period of April 2018.

For this period we can observe that there is a High* probability to have an earthquake >4R in Peru on April 2nd, 7th, 17th, 23rd and 28th,  other dates in April 2018 are possible and you can see their relative significance from the calendar below:

The probability scales are as follows:
*SMALL (<40%), MEDIUM (40-60%), and HIGH (>60%)

You can read about our methodology here.

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IRAN: April 2018 --- FDL Method

Based on our published FDL research techniques, we here apply them as a systematic predicting tool for determining the dates of earthquakes. Our methods are experimental and we test them in real time.
Please note the disclaimer at the end. We expect an accuracy for the prediction of +-1 day from the dates shown in the charts.

In the following diagram we can see Iran Earthquake Predictions for the period of April 2018.

For this period we observe that there is a High* probability to have an earthquake of about 4R in Iran on April 7th,17th and 28th other dates are possible and you can see their relative significance from the calendar below:

The probability scales are as follows:
*SMALL (<40%), MEDIUM (40-60%), and HIGH (>60%)

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Wind during storm that damaged Lim Chu Kang farms hit 133kmh, the strongest since 2010

SINGAPORE - The strongest wind gust in eight years was recorded during Friday's thunderstorm which wrought damage to several farms in Lim Chu Kang.
Wind speed hit a high of 133.3kmh in Tengah at 3.50pm on Friday (March 30), said the Meteorological Service Singapore on Saturday.
"This is the strongest wind gust recorded at our islandwide network of wind sensors since 2010," it said. Meanwhile, the highest recorded wind gust is 144.4kmh, also in Tengah, on April 25, 1984.
Several farms, ranging from a chicken farm to plant nurseries, suffered damage when widespread thundery showers fell over Singapore between 2.10pm and 5pm on Friday. Rain was heaviest over the western parts of the island around Jurong and Choa Chu Kang, said the meteorological service.
Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development, Dr Koh Poh Koon, said on Saturday afternoon that government agencies will support farmers' cleanup and rebuilding efforts.
Dr Koh visited affected farms in Murai Farmway near the Lim Chu Kang Cemetery earlier in the day, along with chief executives of the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) and the National Parks Board (NParks), as well as key members of the Singapore Agro-Food Enterprises Federation.
On top of AVA and NParks, Singapore Land Authority and the Building and Construction Authority will also step in to help, said Dr Koh in a Facebook post.

Farms hit the hardest by Friday's storm were Chew's Agriculture, Williton Orchids, Koon Lee Nursery and Goh Swee Hoon fish farm.
Chew's Agriculture was the worst hit, with some chicken houses left "completely flattened", said Dr Koh.The farmers shared with me that they now see the unpredictable and damaging effect of more extreme weather patterns on their livelihood due to climate change and are determined to leverage better technology to mitigate against disruptions," he added.

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