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|| Rare New Zealand bushfire, burning for days, threatens town of 3,000|
Added: 15.02.2019 20:18 | 5 views | 0 comments
An estimated 700 people have already been evacuated after blaze took hold on parched countryside
A huge bushfire that has been raging in the parched New Zealand countryside for four days has forced hundreds of residents to be evacuated from their homes and prompted fears that climate change has caused the nation to become “more flammable”.
Firefighters have been working for most of the week to put out fires covering more than 2,000 hectares (5,000 acres) around Nelson on the northern tip of the South Island of New Zealand.
People are prepared for earthquakes and tsunamis and volcanic activity, but I don’t think most people would have thought about fire
|Earthquakes today MAPPED: Utah quake jolts people awake as quakes strike across the world|
Added: 15.02.2019 16:51 | 16 views | 0 comments
AN EARTHQUAKE in Utah jolted people out of bed on Friday morning and was one of many tremors to have struck around the world today.
|Tide gauges capture tremor episodes in cascadian subduction zone|
Added: 15.02.2019 14:29 | 18 views | 0 comments
Hourly water level records collected from tide gauges can be used to measure land uplift caused by episodic tremor and slip of slow earthquakes in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, according to a new report.
|Earthquakes today: USA sees FIVE earthquakes as WASTE DISPOSAL stirs tremors|
Added: 14.02.2019 14:40 | 23 views | 0 comments
THE RING of Fire has been fairly quiet today, with most of the 37 earthquakes monitored by the United States Geological Survey at low magnitudes. Oklahoma - out of the way of the earthquake hotspot - has seen three today.
|| Terrawatch: 'slow earthquake' in Turkey took 50 days to shake out|
Added: 13.02.2019 17:27 | 18 views | 0 comments
Strain data shows a magnitude 5.8 quake in summer 2016 – but nobody felt it, scientists say
It was a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, but nobody felt it. That’s because this quake took about 50 days to shake itself out. Occurring a few kilometres south of Istanbul, this “slow earthquake”, which took place during summer 2016, could be a sign that the dangerous is reawakening.
Geologists know that strain is travelling from east to west across Turkey (caused by Asia ploughing into Europe). Large earthquakes have sequentially released strain along the east-west trending North Anatolian fault, with the most recent being the devastating magnitude 7.6 , which killed more than 17,000 people. Istanbul and the surrounding area are next in line, posing a severe threat to the 15 million inhabitants.
|Indonesia's devastating 2018 earthquake was a rare supershear, UCLA study finds|
Added: 13.02.2019 3:17 | 37 views | 0 comments
The devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi last September was a rare 'supershear' earthquake, according to a study led by UCLA researchers. Only a dozen supershear quakes have been identified in the past two decades.
|Seismic boom may explain why 2018 Palu earthquake was so devastating|
Added: 11.02.2019 17:19 | 25 views | 0 comments
More than 2000 people died when an earthquake and tsunami hit Indonesia last year. A seismic boom may explain why it was unusually devastating
|Earthquakes today MAPPED: California, Puerto Rico and Alaska STRUCK by earthquake CLUSTERS|
Added: 11.02.2019 15:18 | 26 views | 0 comments
THE RING OF FIRE has been particularly active today, with a total of 52 earthquakes detected in small-tremor clusters throughout the region with areas such as California, Puerto Rico and Alaska having all been affected.
|Report: Magnitude 5.2 quake injures 5 in Iran's south|
Added: 10.02.2019 17:52 | 11 views | 0 comments
Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that a magnitude 5.2 earthquake has left five people injured in the country's south.
|USGS: Magnitude 7.7 earthquake recorded 74 km (45 miles) west of Puerto Quellon, Chile|
Added: 08.02.2019 17:21 | 4 views | 0 comments
USGS: Magnitude 7.7 earthquake recorded 74 km (45 miles) west of Puerto Quellon, Chile
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