Tag Archives: Natural Disasters and Hazards

Vanuatu 7.1 Quake

There was a 7.1 Magnitude quake, of only 14 km depth. It created a localized tsunami. There have been about 6 5+ magnitude aftershocks with dozens of lesser shocks. I expect at least 1 magnitude 6 or higher aftershock within … Continue reading

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Massive Quake in Turkey

OK the count up is done, well was done Friday after the magnitude 7.3 quake in the Kermadec Trench. That quake was nice and large, made a tsunami and did all the major quake stuff but didn’t hurt anyone. But … Continue reading

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China, South Pacific, undersea volcanoe and the Sun

Interesting day today with several small quakes most notable of them the China/Myanmar border area having another quake in an area that has had a few 5+ quakes this year. While not notable for size the location is interesting in … Continue reading

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Lake Baikal Zone EarthQuake

Interesting earthquake in Russia at Lake Baikal. While not a large quake it is one of the largest and it highlights that this area is still active. The lake is a rift lake and the oldest still existing lakes in … Continue reading

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6 months in and costliest year already

This year has been a mess. With the Japan March 11 quake and tsunami, the record year for tornadoes in the US and flooding all over no wonder this is the costliest year on record according to re-insurers and Discovery News. No doubt … Continue reading

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Ethiopia Earthquake cluster

Interesting that there is a cluster of quakes happening in Ethiopia right now. This is similar to another cluster quite close to there last year. That one was right in the gulf just of shore of the current cluster. There … Continue reading

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Disaster, Japan Earthquake

I know there has been a lot of stuff written about the Japan 9.0 earthquake of March 11 2011 but I have had a lot of people ask me why so many people got caught up in it and how … Continue reading

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