The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the sea of Okhotsk off the Kamchatka Peninsula, at a latitude of 54.874 degrees north and longitude of 15.280 degrees east, at a depth of 608.9km according to the U.S Geological Survey.
Many emergency agencies in the far east issued a tsunami warning or the Kuril islands, and the warning was later lifted. There was no damage reported in the powerful earthquake, even though several sea buoys went into event mode.
The next significant earthquake took place in northern California, measuring 5.7 on the richter scale. This particular earthquake was felt as far as San Francisco and two other states, but there
were no reports of damages or injuries. The strong 5.7 earthquake broke dishes and shook mirrors when it took place at 8:47 p.m Thursday, according to officials.
Here is a comment from a witness to the tremor:
“All of a sudden things started falling off the shelves, mirrors fell off the wall, vases fell down to the floor, everything started crashing,” Shephard told the Redding Record-Searchlight. “It felt like the end of our world.”
“People in the area felt a strong jolt, but it was not enough to generate serious damage, based on early field reports,”
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Earthquake swarms in California continue – Here is a snapshot of some of the most recent earthquakes in Greenville California:
On top of the small earthquakes taking place in Greenville California, the earth has been rattled by strong earthquakes as of late.
On the 21st, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake took place off the east coast of Kamchatka, followed by a 7.4 earthquake south of the Fiji Islands, and a 6.3 earthquake which took place in the Tonga region. Today there was 5.8 earthquake which took place in the Tonga region, with the area active as of late.
Below you will find a source that explains what causes earthquakes:
“What causes earthquakes and where do they happen?
The earth has four major layers: the inner core, outer core, mantle and crust. (figure 2) The crust and the top of the mantle make up a thin skin on the surface of our planet. But this skin is not all in one piece – it is made up of many pieces like a puzzle covering the surface of the earth. (figure 3) Not only that, but these puzzle pieces keep slowly moving around, sliding past one another and bumping into each other.
We call these puzzle piecestectonic plates, and the edges of the plates are called the plate boundaries. The plate boundaries are made up of many faults, and most of the earthquakes around the world occur on these faults.
Since the edges of the plates are rough, they get stuck while the rest of the plate keeps moving. Finally, when the plate has moved far enough, the edges unstuck on one of the faults and there is an earthquake.” – earthquake.usgs.gov
Breaking News: Yet another massive 6.8 earthquake has taken place in the Sea of Okhotsk, we will update if there are are new reports of of tsunami’s, from the looks of things the area is unstable.
Judging from the title, it would seem as if it was inspired by chicken little, however, what is taking place is not to far from the sky falling. The sky may not be falling, but recently a bridge collapse in Washington may have been caused by an “Over sized Truck” according to Fox News.
The good news to report is that the water level was low enough to not cause anyone to drown, as there were people who were just over the bridge before it collapsed.
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a “big puff of dust.”
“I hit the brakes and we went off,” Sligh told reporters from a hospital, adding he “saw the water approaching … you hold on as tight as you can.”
Sligh, his wife and another man in a different vehicle were dumped into the chilly waters of the Skagit River.
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