Earthquake Activity For 1/21/2013
A 3.7 magnitude earthquake jolted sections of BVI, according to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network at the University of Puerto Rico, the quake had a depth of 42 kilometres.
The report indicated that the epicenter was located near 19.66 north latitude and 64.41 west longitude, or 103 km North of Anegada.
There was no tsunami warning issued as the quake was too small to generate a tsunami.
Some of the areas also affected by the earthquake include Anegada, Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda, and East End-Long look on Tortola.
Several people in Road Town, stretching back to Pockwood Pond and West End also reported feeling the major tremor.
Measures that families can take when an earthquake strikes is to stay calm, stay away from the ceiling fans, glass windows and dorrs or anything that could fall under you. Try to get under a desk or sturdy piece of furniture if you cannot quickly go outside and lay on the ground away from trees.
In other quakes to report for the day, there was a 3.8 earthquake that took place at 5:53 pm.
The earthquake was felt by a number of people, especially in the town of Monichique, whose Mayor, Rui Andre told Lusa News Agency:
“The earthquake lasted a few seconds and was felt with some intensity, but it didn’t cause any damage.”
“I was giving a speech at a book launch when I felt the tremor, which I quickly realised was an earthquake,” he added.
The good news for this tremor was that there were no damages or loss of life to report.
Here is a list of other strong earthquakes for 1/21/2013 according to the Usgs.gov:
|5.3||38km ENE of Kerman, Iran||30.364°N||57.470°E||31.9|
|5.4||138km SSW of Nabire, Indonesia||4.445°S||134.847°E||27.3|
|5.1||31km SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska||51.627°N||178.341°W||7.0|
Kvert is reporting that volcanic tremor and amplitude has picked up over night at the Plosky Tolbachik volcano. KVERT is also reporting that seismic is at moderate leels at Kizimen, Gorely, and Sheveluch volcanoes today.
I have included the latest OMI satellite Northern Hemisphere composite to show the growing SO@ veil overhead, due in-part to the ongoing eruption at Tolbachik. There was well over a cubic kilometer of lave that has been emitted from the southern base of the cone since the eruption began in November 2012.
Kvert is reporting that volcanic tremor and amplitude has picked up over night at the Plosky Tolbachik volcano. KVERT is also reporting that seismicity is at moderate leels at Kizimen, Gorely, and Sheveluch volcanoes today.
I have included the latest OMI satellite Northern Hemisphere composite to show the growing SO@ veil overhead, due in-part to the ongoing eruption at Tolbachik. There was well over a cubic kilometer of lave that has been emitted from the
southern base of the cone since the eruption began in November 2012.
Seismicity continues at Alaskan volcano Mount Spurr and Tanga. There was a 5.1 magnitude quake that hit 30 km southwest of Tanaga, earlier this morning. There is a good chance that the Tanaga volcano was attempting to tell us something with its recent period of unrest.
Several small <M1.0 earthquakes continue beneath the Mammoth Mountain volcano.
The Colima volcano in Mexico received small explosions and rockfalls today. Emissions of gas and some ash have dropped off dramatically during the past 24 hours at Popocatepetl volcano.
Wind noise continues to diminish on seismograms records at Guatemalan volcanoes Fuego Santa Maria, and Pacaya. The reduction in seismic “noise” affords us a look at very low levels of activity at both Fuego and Santa Maria, and ongoing “perking” earthquakes which affect the Pacaya volcano.
Internal unrest continues at the San Cristobal volcano. Volcanic tremor activity is nearing bachground levels at
the Masaya volcano. Concepcion volcano continues to murmur in its sleep with low-magnitude volcanic earthquakes as well.
There are periodic volcanic tremors exhibiting intervals of 1 to 3 hours, accompanies numerous volcanic earthquakes at Nevado Del Ruiz volcano today.
There were small earthquakes to report near Machin, Galeras and Cumbal volcanoes. Strong degassing continues to take place at Reventador volcanoes. Another small pulse of volcanic earthquakes has begun in the past few hours at Cotopaxi volcano.
Seismicity remains high at the Copahue volcano. Recent MODIS satellite imagery shows a one pixel hotspot at Chaiten volcano today.
much of the volcanic tremor activity remains strong at White Island volcano in New Zealand, and there is still no word of any surface activity with the dramatic increase in the seismicity at the volcano in the past week.
Small local earthquakes including a sequence of “chugging” earthquakes, are visible on seismic records from Tongariro volcano.
Small local events are also apparent on records from nearby Ruapehu. To say that this volcanic activity is normal would be a harsh understatement, all eyes on volcanoes, as things look to be picking up.
Car Drives Into A Sinkhole In South Charlotte
Apparently a water main break on Tyvola Centre drive Monday caused a gaping sinkhole which swallowed up a car, sidewalk, and a tree. This was the last thing Brian Yurkovic thought could happen when we went to take out the trash.
“I turned around, started waving to slow her down, and right into the hole she
went,” he said.
Brian’s red Hyundai was stuck half on the road and half in the hole. Luckily, the car was not swallowed by the sinkhole.
It took a wrecker about an hour to load both the cars, and lift the Hyundai out of the hole. In the meantime the water was shut off for the entire area, including nearby apartment complex.
“I just woke up this morning, went into the bathroom and saw there was no water,” said resident Subrakash Bhowmik – http://www.wsoctv.com
Rain Reveals Gas Bubbles At Bayou Corne
In Bayou Corne, high water from recent heavy rains has revealed small sources of natural gas venting in the Bayou Corne Community, a swampland settlement that has been evacuated for more than five months since the formation nearby a large sinkhole, residents and
officials have stated. The high water inundated a dry patch of wooded swampland, just across Crawfish Stew Street from a handful of homes in a neighborhood north of Louisiana. 70 south, residents said.
Nick Romero, 64, said Friday that he noticed the bubbles sometime last week after the high water came in, and thinks more bubble sites emerged since then in the woods.
“I’m seeing more little spots,” he said, looking out at the woods across Crawfish Stew from his house.
Read the full story here: http://theadvocate.com/news/4955338-123/rain-reveals-gas-bubbles
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