Massive Earthquakes Will Continue In Himalayas December 31, 2012 Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has found that a pair of massive, historical earthquakes ruptured the surface in the central Himalayas–leading them to theorize that similar quakes will threaten the region´s population in the future. Audioboos from Japan detail the tragedy of the Tsunami As with all breaking news today, social tools like Twitter are showing their strength in getting the breaking news out there about the awful events in Japan. Just as everyone else is, I am glue to Twitter right now to see what’s happening, but reports are coming in via many other means. One of those is Audioboo, which has long had a page of the latest “boos” streaming in from users. Here’s three from Tristan Mathers in Japan just 30 minutes ago who details how phone services are going down and confusion has engulfed the area. The Boo Map, which puts recording on a Google Map, also comes in handy at times like these. Interestingly, since Audioboo is set up for voice reporting, Soundcloud, by contrast, is just not set up for breaking news events, being far more concentrated on music.
Alaska The earth's most active seismic feature, the circum-Pacific seismic belt, brushes Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, where more earthquakes occur than in the other 49 States combined. More than 80 percent of the planet's tremors occur in the circum-Pacific belt, and about six percent of the large, shallow earthquakes are in the Alaska area, where as many as 4,000 earthquake at various depths are detected in a year. Early reports of earthquakes in Alaska are fragmentary. The first event in this incomplete record occurred on Sanak and Shumagin Islands, south of the Alaska Peninsula, in July 1788. Apparently no volcanic activity accompanied this event, but the islands of Sanak and Unga and a part of the Alaska Peninsula were inundated by an apparent tsunami (seismic sea wave).
Christianity and Sex, A Free Man's Worship from the book Why I Am Not a Christian and other essays on religion and related subjects by Bertrand Russell Christianity and Sex, A Free Man's Worship excerpted from the book Why I Am Not a Christian and other essays on religion and related subjects Japan tsunami 2011 video: Horrifying footage charts total destruction of a town By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 20:33 GMT, 13 August 2013 | Updated: 22:54 GMT, 13 August 2013 Newly-discovered video footage shows the terrifying speed and immense destructive force of the 2011 Japanese Tsunami as it engulfs a small town before sparking a devastating fire. The horrifying footage begins with views of the river and surrounding area on a seemingly peaceful day at the undisclosed location.
Powerful quake rocks Japan - Asia-Pacific Hundreds of people are dead after one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded struck Japan, triggering a devastating 10-metre-high tsunami along parts of the country's northeastern coastline. The massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck on Friday afternoon local time, creating gigantic waves which swept away cars, boats, homes and people as the surging water overwhelmed coastal barriers. Widespread fires burned out of control and Japan's nuclear industry was on alert as reactors shut down automatically as a safety precaution. Millions of people are reported to be without electricity, airports are closed and public transport in Tokyo and other cities has come to a halt as Japan reels amid the twin devastations. Police said 200 to 300 bodies have been found in the northeastern coastal city of Sendai where hundreds of buildings have collapsed.
Largest Earthquakes in the US 23. Kern County, California Date: July 21, 1952 Time: 11:52:14.0 UTC Fatalities: 12 Adam Kokesh and Transvestites, Potheads, Anarchists and Atheists “ I will be praying for Adam Kokesh, for his safety, that God will guide him. ” Those were the final words of my column last week. Despite my prayers, Adam is now in a Federal Detention Center, being held without bail, charged with assaulting a federal officer and resisting arrest. But there’s one problem: I’ve watched several videos of the event (from different angles) and there appears to be no evidence to support the government’s charge. Norwegian 'seiches' freak waves linked back to the 2011 Japan earthquake The waves, known as seiches, can occur in any landlocked body of waterThey are sometimes triggered by earthquakes thousands of miles awayThis is the first known recording of Norwegian seiches caused by an earthquake for over half a century By Ellie Zolfagharifard Published: 17:20 GMT, 19 August 2013 | Updated: 17:44 GMT, 19 August 2013