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The Pacific Ring of Fire is….well, on fire!

Monday, March 6, 2017 22:12
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Only a few hours apart, on the 8th Dec, major earthquakes have struck both sides of the Pacific, off the coast of California and near the Solomon Islands, triggering 22 tsunami warning buoys into event mode.

All of this on the back of another large quake in Aceh 2 days ago that killed 100 people and another in the Banda Sea the day before.

05-DEC-2016 01:13   Banda Sea 6.3
06-DEC-2016 22:03   Northern Sumatra 6.5
08-DEC-2016 14:49   Off coast of Northern California 6.5
08-DEC-2016 17:38   Solomon Islands 7.8
(NB.  Remember all quake magnitudes are reduced by at least 2 points as the Zetas have repeatedly stated)

Of course, that's not the whole picture; numerous other quakes have occurred all around the Pacific coastlines of the Americas and Asia in the last week, and along other adjacent plate boundaries, up into the Himalayas and China, all culminating in these latest big adjustments.

Does this mean we are about to see some more pronounced progression of the 7 out of 10 – South America roll, Africa roll, New Madrid?  Only time will tell.

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Indonesia earthquake kills dozens in Aceh province

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck off Indonesia’s Sumatra island at dawn on Wednesday has risen to 97, with more people feared trapped in collapsed buildings.

Search and rescue teams in Aceh province, an area previously devastated by a massive quake and tsunami on 26 December 2004, used tractors to shift the rubble in attempts to reach people buried in their houses.

The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake hit just north of the small town of Reuleuet, according to the US Geological Survey. There was no tsunami alert.

Maj Gen Tatang Sulaiman, the chief of the army in Aceh province, gave the updated toll on Wednesday , adding that four people had been pulled from the rubble alive. Another four or five are known to be buried, but Sulaiman did not say if they are dead or alive.

“Hopefully we would be able to finish the evacuation from the rubble before sunset,” he added.

The rescue effort is concentrated on Meureudu, a severely affected town in Pidie Jaya, the closest district to the epicentre of the undersea quake. Local authorities said there was an urgent need for more excavation equipment and emergency supplies.

“It was very bad, the tremors felt even stronger than 2004 earthquake,” said Musman Aziz, a resident from Meureudu.


California earthquake latest: 6.5 magnitude tremor recorded off West Coast

'That was a big one,' San Francisco resident says

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake has been reported off the coast of northern California, the United States Geological Survey has said.

The epicentre was 165km west of Ferndale, California, at a shallow depth of 10km, according to the scientific agency.

The quake – which hit around 6.50am Pacific time – was initially thought to be 6.9-magnitude, but the it was revised down to 6.5.

There was no tsunami warning, advisory or threat in effect following the earthquake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center of the National Weather Service said on its website.

Some social media users said they felt the tremor in San Francisco, about 418.43 km south.

“That was a big one,” wrote Twitter user Antonis Papatsaras from the Bay Area city.


Tsunami warning after powerful earthquake hits the Solomon Islands A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck around 40 miles off the coast of the islands shortly after 5.30pm UK time, according to the US Geological Survey

A tsunami warning has been issued after a powerful earthquake hit the Solomon Islands.

A 7.7magnitude earthquake struck around 40 miles off the coast of the islands shortly at around 4.40am (5.40pm UK time), according to the US Geological Survey.

A warning issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said tsunami waves are possible for the next three hours.

It stated: “Hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within the next three hours along some coasts of Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, New Caledonia, Tuvalu and Kosrae.”

Resident Tali Hong said tremors from the quake were the most powerful she had ever experienced.

She told NBC: “The earthquake was one of the biggest and longest I have ever felt.

“I was born here in Honiara and lived here most of my life.

“I'm located in central Honiara, in one of the big urban areas. Just checked with my neighbors and surrounding area; there is not visible damage. However, we have no electricity at the moment.”

Minutes after the initial earthquake, a 5.5-magnitude aftershock hit the region.


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