Two unrelated events were in the news last week in scientific articles about earth movement better known as earthquakes. Both amazing! One was that the horrific fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, which caused at least 14 deaths and left a wide swath of devastation, was so powerful that the United States Geological Survey registered it as a 2.1-magnitude earthquake. The seismic impact of Hurricane Sandy last October may have been the same or larger: [...]
When it rains, yes it can sometime pour but really?!?!?! New Jersey did indeed have an earthquake on Monday – It was a relatively small quake, just a 2.0 magnitude which struck at 1:19 a.m. Monday. But N.J. residents reported hearing a loud boom at the time of the earthquake. The National Earthquake Information Center reported that some people heard a loud boom and those on upper floors of a home felt shaking or saw [...]
Canada’s British Columbia Earthquake Has A Surprising Victim – The Famed Hot Springs Of Haida Gwaii Have Gone
Canada’s Pacific coastal province of British Columbia is an incredibly beautiful place. Crystal blue water, sky high trees, wonderful people and incredible beauty. Home to the Haida people, it is known for its famed hot springs – Haida Gwaii – which have apparently gone dry, a casualty of the 7.7 major earthquake. Parks Canada officials at Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site said all four of the popular geothermal pools are empty. [...]
You Still Have Time to Join the Great California Shakeout – October 18 @ 10:18am!!! Sign Up and Be Counted!!!
The first Great Southern California ShakeOut was held November 2008 and was reported to be the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history involving 5.3 million participants. This drill took place in homes, businesses, schools, places of worship and communities across California. In 2009 it expanded to include the entire state of California and has grown every year. It has also moved onto other seismic areas of the United States. There is now a Great Utah [...]