Thursday, September 15, 2011

PLANETARY TREMORS: Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake Hits FIJI Region!


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A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has struck the Fiji Region, Alaska at a depth of 593 km (368.5 miles). The quake hit at 19:30:59 UTC, Thursday 15th September 2011 and was located at 21.596°S, 179.270°W. The epicentre was 120 km (74 miles) southwest of Ndoi Island, Fiji; 425 km (264 miles) west of Nuku Alofa, Tonga; 453 km (281 miles) southeast of Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji; and 1788 km (1111 miles) northeast of Auckland, New Zealand.

Earlier today, a earthquake struck the same region at a depth of 370km (229.9 miles).

According to NOAA's National Weather Service and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, no tsunami warning was issued and there are no reports of any damage at this time:


THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.


AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

   ORIGIN TIME - 0931 AM HST 15 SEP 2011
   COORDINATES - 21.6 SOUTH  179.3 WEST
   LOCATION    - FIJI ISLANDS REGION
   MAGNITUDE   - 7.4  MOMENT

EVALUATION

 BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED. - NOAA.
Incidentally, NOAA registered the magnitude of the earthquake as a 7.4


NOTE:
Thanks to reader Joann Chan, for contributing to this story.




FIRE IN THE SKY: Mysterious Light Over Southwestern USA Skies?!


What exactly was seen in the skies across the Southwestern U.S.A. Wednesday night? Was it a meteor, a falling satellite or, perhaps, something more mysterious?

A streak of light that some are describing as a fireball, was seen shooting across the night sky and law enforcement and media from Phoenix to Los Angeles to Las Vegas were fielding calls of the reported sighting. Lt. Justin Griffin of the Maricopa Sheriff Department in Arizona was trying to guess what the strange light was. "Believe it was a meteorite traveling from north to south across Maricopa County," Griffin said. "The 911 call center received a flood of calls." Griffin said there were no reports of impact or damage. - CNN.
WATCH: Glowing object flies across the skies of Phoenix.


WATCH: Mystery light over Foothill Ranch, California.


WATCH: Eye-witness capture of the object.



PLANETARY TREMORS: Magnitude 5.1 Quake - Xinjiang, China!


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A magnitude 5.1 earthquake has struck Southern Xinjiang, China at a depth of 6.5 km (4.0 miles). The quake hit at 15:27:01 UTC, Thursday 15th September 2011 and was located at 36.383°N, 82.528°E. The epicentre was 245 km (152 miles) southeast (108°) from Hotan, Xinjiang, China; 566 km (352 miles) southeast (159°) from Aksu, Xinjiang, and China; 907 km (563 miles) northeast (68°) from Islamabad, Pakistan.

No tsunami warning was issued and there are no reports of any damage at this time.

GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL: Massive & Threatening Sinkhole in Virginia!


A massive hole in the ground behind two houses along Brush Everard Street inside the Austin Ridge subdivision in Stafford is threatening to swallow the two homes near it.

The Stafford County Fire Marshall has ordered the families of the house stay out until further notice, and the site of the dangerous hole has been fenced off to everyone. According to neighbors the hole showed up on Saturday and has progressively been getting deeper. On Tuesday neighbors said the hole was more than 12 feet deep and it has already swallowed the two back yards of the homes near it. Katrina Barnes who lives in one of the two condemned houses said , "it was still moving so fast that they were concerned about the structure and our well being, and every day since we've been coming by it's been getting deeper and deeper." Some neighbors told 9News they believe the recent earthquake, hurricane, and non-stop rains in the Washington area have irritated what they describe as an already weak foundation due to faulty construction
. - WUSA9.
WATCH: 9 News Now's coverage of the sinkhole.


WATCH:  MyFOXdc's coverage.


PLANETARY TREMORS: 5.5 Magnitude Quake in the Fiji Region!


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A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has struck the Fiji Region , Alaska at a depth of 370 km (229.9 miles). The quake hit at 11:59:52 UTC, Thursday 15th September 2011 and was located at 14.848°S, 177.812°W. The epicentre was 663 km (412 miles) west of Apia, Samoa; 71 km (44 miles) southeast of Sigave, Ile Futuna, Wallis and Futuna; 250 km (155 miles) southwest of MATA'UTU, Ile Uvea, Wallis and Futuna; 347 km (215 miles) northeast of Lambasa, Vanua Levu, Fiji; and 2548 km (1583 miles) northeast of Auckland, New Zealand.

No tsunami warning was issued and there are no reports of any damage at this time. 


EARTH CHANGES: Deluge & Upheavals - Flash Floods Rips Up Roads, Roadways, Forcing Closures at Joshua Tree National Park, California!


Flash flooding in Joshua Tree National Park Tuesday on tore up roadways and flooded parts of campgrounds, forcing officials to close areas of the park.

At least 3 inches of rain fell in the Pinto Basin and Cottonwood Spring areas of the park, officials said. No injuries were reported. The Cottonwood Visitors Center was flooded, and parts of the Cottonwood Campground were washed away. The two sites have been closed to visitors, along with Route 11 between the White Tank Campground entrance to the south park boundary at Interstate 10, park spokesman Joe Zarki said in a statement. All other areas of the park, including the popular Route 12 between Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree, remain open. Visitors are urged to pay attention to local weather reports for updates on flash-flood warnings. - LA Times.

PLANETARY TREMORS: 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake in Cuba Region!


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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck the Cuba Region at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the quake hit at 08:43:07 UTC Thursday 15th September 2011 and was located at 19.563°N, 78.008°W. The epicentre was 107 km (67 miles) southwest from Campechuela, Granma, Cuba; 122 km (75 miles) north of Montego Bay, Jamaica; 169 km (105 miles) southwest of Bayamo, Cuba; 216 km (134 miles) northwest of Kingston, Jamaica; and 722 km (448 miles) southeast of Miami, Florida.

No tsunami warning was issued and there are no reports of any damage at this time. 

The earthquake was later downgraded to a 5.1 magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).


PLANETARY TREMORS: 6.2 Magnitude Quake Strikes Japan!


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A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at a depth of just 10 km (6.2 miles). The quake hit at 08:00:07 UTC, Thursday 15th September 2011 and was located at 36.289°N, 141.308°E. The epicentre was 74 km (46 miles) East of Mito, Honshu, Japan; 92 km (57 miles) southeast of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan; 131 km (81 miles) southeast of Utsunomiya, Honshu, Japan;  and 155 km (96 miles) northeast of Tokyo, Japan.

No tsunami warning was issued and there are no reports of any damage at this time.

PLANETARY TREMORS: 6.0 Magnitude Quake Hits New Zealand!


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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck east of the North Island of New Zealand at a depth of just 13.4 km (8.3 miles). The quake hit at 07:53:12 UTC, Thursday 15th September 2011 and was located at 35.430°S, 177.878°W. The epicentre was 479 km (297 miles) northeast of Gisborne, New Zealand; 453 km (281 miles) southeast of L'Esperance Rock, Kermadec Islands; 680 km (422 miles) northeast of Auckland, New Zealand; and 913 km (567 miles) northeast of Wellington, New Zealand.

No tsunami warning was issued and there are no reports of any damage at this time. 

MASS FISH DIE-OFF: Hundreds of Dead Fish in Pujiang, China!


Two weeks ago, I told you about the death of millions of tons of fish in the river Min in China. A fish die-off that began on August 31 between the city of Huangton and Shuikou, culminating in early September along the Min River, where waves of dead fish turned up dead over hundreds of fish farms. Today, environmental watchdog groups began an investigation into a new case, after hundreds of dead fish were found floating in another local river.

A photograph, believed to have been uploaded online yesterday afternoon by a witness, showed the bodies of many small fish in Pujiang Town of Minhang District. This raised concerns of pollution or poisoning among nearby residents. Some witnesses said around 133,000 square meters of the waterway were affected. "We have sent investigators on the scene to collect water samples to determine whether the fish deaths are a result of poisoning," Liu Jiaxin, deputy director with the district's environmental watchdog, told Shanghai Daily yesterday. The creek attracts fishermen who are mostly migrants, said nearby residents. Some residents claimed they witnessed a man putting a substance into the water several days ago, after which fish quickly came to the surface. They said he collected only the bigger ones, leaving behind the smaller fish. Illegally fishing and deliberately polluting local waterways are punishable. The river is not used as a source of tap water. - Eastday.

MONUMENTAL EARTH CHANGES: Japan Mega-Disaster - Mind Blowing Previously Unseen Footage of Tsunami Waves Crashing Onto Roads!?


The following video constitutes several mind blowing scenes of previously unreleased footage of the tsunami that resulted from the 9.0 magnitude mega-earthquake that hit Japan on March 11th.

Yu Muroga is a Japanese driver. It was his tour took place when the earthquake March 11, 2011. Like most people of his area, he did not feel threatened by the tsumani, as it was far enough from the coast. So he continued to drive and do its job. The HD camera mounted on the dashboard has not only captured the shock but also the moments that followed, where many drivers were stranded by the waters of the tsunami. - X Super Vids.
WARNING: Portions of this video may be frightening to viewers, and include scenes of trapped people and an oncoming wave of water and debris.

WATCH: Japan tsunami waves crashes into the streets.




BACTERIA: Lethal Pandemic & Infectious Disease - Very Dangerous Tuberculosis Spreading at an Alarming Rate on European Continent!


Multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB) are spreading at an alarming rate in Europe and will kill thousands unless health authorities halt the pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday.

Launching a new regional plan to find, diagnose and treat cases of the airborne infectious disease more effectively, the WHO's European director warned that complacency had allowed a resurgence of TB and failure to tackle it now would mean huge human and economic costs in the future. "TB is an old disease that never went away, and now it is evolving with a vengeance," said Zsuzsanna Jakab, the WHO's Regional Director for Europe. "The numbers are scary," Lucica Ditiu, executive secretary of the Stop TB Partnership told a news conference in London. "This is a very dramatic situation." TB is currently a worldwide pandemic that kills around 1.7 million people a year. The infection is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis and destroys patients' lung tissue, causing them to cough up the bacteria, which then spreads through the air and can be inhaled by others. - Reuters.