There was a small earthquake to report today off the coast of maine today, causing slight tremors but no damage, according to the U.S Geological Survey Said.
The 2.4 magnitude earthquake was centered 4 miles southeast of Boothbay Harbor. The police departments in the area began receiving calls after the quake took place at 1:19 p.m., but there have been no reports of any damage or injury.
According USGS, there were reports of the 2.4 earthquake as far always as Plymouth, N.H., 171 miles from the earthquake’s epicenter.
One of the stories that we missed yesterday was a 4.6 earthquake near mount Redoubt volcano The 4.6 earthquake struck deep beneath the Alaska Peninsula southwest of Cook Inlet early Sunday morning, according to the U.S Geological Survey.
The 3:45 a.m earthquake hit some 80 miles underground just across the inlet from communities along the western Kenai Peninsula. Data from the University of Alaska earthquake center pegged it 55 miles west of Nikiski but only a few miles from Mount Redoubt, which is an active volcano in Cook Inlet that last erupted in 2009.
Despite its depth and distance it was strong to rattle dishware and make car alarms in the South Anchorage, about 115 miles northeast of the epicenter, according to the data from the earthquake center. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Stomboli Volcano Worries
Incredible lava flows and smoke from the active Italian island of Stromboli sparked fear Monday amongst people living in the
area, but geophysicists said that the situation is well under control. The Stromboli is part of the seven-island Eolian Archipelago just off Sicily in southern Italy.
On Monday there was a powerful eruption that took place, with sustained lava flows following four days of heightened activity.
The mayer told the island’s 500 inhabitants that they were not at risk and experts from Italy’s civil protection agency are due on the island ofr further controls shortly.
“We are afraid,” one resident, Pier Paolo Cincotta, was quoted by the ANSA news agency as saying.
“No-one has really explained to us what the situation is and what we should do,” he said. -http://www.france24.com
“Nothing Is Happening Therefore I Don’t Have to Prepare For The Worst”
Through history great disasters have taken place without warning, yet there are individuals who will criticize, condemn and complain about those who try to bring awareness to the ever increasing earth changes and threats that exists to our planet. If you are reading this article at the present time, this message probably doesn’t apply to you.
However, if you are reading this right now, and you have not taken the time to at least buy some extra batteries, water, and food, then realize that when disaster strikes, you are on your own.
“FEMA’s vaunted “lean forward” strategy that called for advanced staging of supplies for emergency distribution failed to live up to its billing in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
In fact, the agency appears to have been completely unprepared to distribute bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims when the storm hit this Monday. In contrast to its stated policy, FEMA failed to have any meaningful supplies of bottled water — or any other supplies, for that matter — stored in nearby facilities as it had proclaimed it would on its website. This was the case despite several days advance warning of the impending storm.
FEMA only began to solicit bids for vendors to provide bottled water for distribution to Hurricane Sandy victims on Friday, sending out a solicitation request for 2.3 million gallons of bottled water at the FedBizOpps.gov website. Bidding closed at 4:30 pm eastern.” -http://townhall.com
Clearly, FEMA wasn’t even ready for the hurricane sandy disaster, so the question is, will you be ready if a disaster of similar proportions hits your area?
Record Breaking Weather Extremes Across The Country Taking Place
There are those who believe that everything is just fine with mother earth, but here is another sign of the times, as records are being broken as we speak when it comes to temperature changes:
- Montgomery, Ala. – 80 degrees broke the previous record of 76 from 1950.
Tampa, Fla. – 83 degrees broke the previous record of 82 from 1989.
Atlanta, Ga. – 76 degrees broke the previous record of 71 from 1995.
Alpena, Mich. – 57 degrees broke the record of 49 from 2005.
Bradford, Pa. – 53 degrees broke the record of 50 from 2006.
Bluefield, W.V. – 72 degrees broke the record of 68 from 2005.
Ottawa, Ontario – 45 degrees broke the record of 42 from 1932.
Toronto, Ontario – 55 degrees broke the record of 49 from 2006.
Columbia, S.C. – 82 degrees broke the record of 74 from 2005.
Below is a list of selected unofficial record low temperatures from Sunday morning:
Ely, Nv. – -22 degrees which broke the record of -19 from 2007.
Winnemucca, Nv. – -21 degrees which broke the record of -19 from 1917.
South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – -14 degrees which broke the record of -6 from 2007.
Thermal, Calif. – 20 degrees which broke the record of 25 from 2012.
Riverside, Calif. – 22 degrees which broke the record of 25 from 1963.
Burns, Ore. – -15 degrees which broke the record of -9 from 1960.
Challis, Id. – -21 degrees which broke the record of -13 from 1949.
Below is a list of selected unofficial record high temperatures from Sunday afternoon:
Bradford, Pa. – 63 degrees which breaks the record of 58 from 2005.
Rochester, N.Y. – 68 degrees which breaks the record of 67 from 1972.
Charlotte, N.C. – 75 degrees which ties the record of 75 from 1960.
Tri-Cities Airport, Tenn. – 73 degrees which broke the old record of 72 from 1972.