Posts tagged as: earthquake

Philippines jolted by 3 major quakes

Philippines jolted by 3 major quakes

Seismologists said that three major earthquakes measuring between magnitude 7.3 and 7.6 hit the southern Philippines early on Saturday, but there were no reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued. The US Geological Survey said that the underwater earthquakes struck at a depth of between 575 and 605 kilometers, just over 100 kilometers [...]

Earthquake Shakes San Francisco

Earthquake Shakes San Francisco

Another earthquake, this time milder, of magnitude 3.5 was felt in  San Francisco this morning. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the tremor occurred at 6:21 a.m. today, around 14 miles off Camp Pendleton, on a still unnamed fault. Other reports say that the tremor was just measured at 2.o magnitude, making it even a [...]

San Diego Earthquake

San Diego Earthquake

A baseball match between the Toronto Blue Jays and the San Diego Padres was briefly halted when a 5.7 magnitude quake jolted at around 9:30 PT, in Southern Califonornia and was felt around the Los Angeles area. People inside the baseball stadium were requested to remain calm and the fans responded with a cheer. The [...]

Deceased victims of China earthquake cremated, opposing tradition

Deceased victims of China earthquake cremated, opposing tradition

Out of necessity, local Tibetan monks were forced to break away from the tradition of leaving their dead out for vultures. They instead set fire to the mountains of blanket-wrapped bodies of the victims of China’s earthquake. Villagers looked on by the hillside, as the monks chanted and recited prayers for the dead. The mass [...]

China earthquake death toll exceeds 1,100

China earthquake death toll exceeds 1,100

Local Chinese media reported that the death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck China’s northwest Qinghai province on April 14 has risen to 1,144 people. On the morning of April 14, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake, the strongest to strike the country in two years, hit an area in Qinghai, near Tibet. The epicenter of [...]

China earthquake death toll rising

China earthquake death toll rising

The earthquake that struck Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in the early morning of April 14 is now said to have been much more devastating than initial reports indicated. A total of 589 were confirmed dead as of Wednesday night and local Chinese media reported that the injured has reached tens of thousands. An estimated 90 [...]

China quake kills 67

China quake kills 67

The China Earthquake Administration said that at least 67 people died and many others were buried under the debris after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit northwest China’s Qinghai Province early on Wednesday. Zhuohuaxia, a publicity official with the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu, said that more than 85 percent of the houses near the epicenter, the [...]

Los Angeles Earthquake Forecast

Los Angeles Earthquake Forecast

“My buddy’s wife works at the seismology dept. in L.A. and they called everyone in today and said get your kids out of school and stock up on water because there is going to be a major quake within 24 hours,” How significant was such a warning? A huge problem is there is no “seismology [...]