Thursday, December 08, 2016

Earthquakes

7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes off Solomon Islands - UPI.com
UPI reports: "A 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean on Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake at 4:38 a.m. was centered 42 miles southwest of Kirakira, the USGA said. The quake was at a depth of 30 miles. No injuries or damage has been reported."\

 USGS: 6.5 magnitude quake in ocean off California coast - AP
The AP reports: "A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on Thursday, jolting residents of the coastal town of Ferndale but bringing no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake hit at 6:50 a.m. in the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles west of Ferndale, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a statement there was no threat of a tsunami."

Death toll in Indonesia earthquake passes 100 - UPI.com
UPI reports: "The death toll in Indonesia's Aceh province passed 100 early Thursday as a massive search for missing people after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake Wednesday has been mounted in flattened parts of the area. Officials report 102 people have been confirmed dead in Aceh province since the earthquake struck around 5 a.m. Wednesday, 99 of whom were found in Pidie Jaya, the district hit hardest by the quake."

Comment: There's been quite a noticeable uptick in major quakes lately.

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