Some of the worlds biggest coral die-offs in recorded history took place in 2004 and 2005, after massive earthquakes took
place in Sumatra, off the coast of Indonesia, devastating the region.
Simeulue Island lies off the west coast of Sumatrak, Indonesia. There are now researches that have come to the conclusion that similar evidence of ancient massive coral kills on have been found on Simeulue Island, which were caused by earthquakes.
The analysis of the fossil coral beds provides clues to the history of mega earthquakes in the area, and this could help predict future earthquakes, according to researchers at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
Simeulue Island lies off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, where the 2004 earthquake stopped and the 2005 shaker began to rip the fault apart.
Earthquakes of this magnitude and size may break a fault for hundreds of miles. However they do have a starting and stopping point.
The powerful 2005 Sumatra earthquake lifted the southern end of Simeulue Island more than 5 feet.
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Here is a list of earthquakes measuring 5.0 or greater for the last two days:
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|5.1||Off the west coast of northern Sumatra||2.462°N||90.435°E||11.8|
|5.4||86km E of Sulangan, Philippines||11.003°N||126.618°E||28.3|
|5.1||134km ENE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand||31.036°S||177.571°W||29.9|
|5.1||25km WSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji||20.710°S||178.933°W||617.7|
|5.6||43km SE of Qayen, Iran||33.490°N||59.554°E||5.6|
Update On The Ft Lauderdale Beach Erosion
In an article posted not too long ago we highlighted the erosion taking place on ft. Lauderdale that is the new normal. Here is an update on some of the new barriers that have been placed in front of the ocean waves that are coming in from the sea.
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Many tourists are concerned with the beach erosion, but the good news is that the entire beach is not eroded.
“We’ve had tourists calling hotels asking if they should change their reservations,” said Matt Little, city spokesman. “They’re worried what they see on the news is indicative of the entire beach.”
“It’s only about 100 yards of beach, and we’ve got five miles of beautiful beach,” Little said. “It does not impede access to hotels, restaurants or beaches. The section of the roadway is totally in a residential area.” http://www.nbcmiami.com
The Big Hum In Louisiana Sinkhole Could Be Leaking
Many scientists suggest that a company’s failed cavern in the Napoleonville Salt dome might have tapped the
“Big Hum,” which is an oil-and gas-bearing formation which is thousands of feet deep, the scientists were unable to say
Thursday how much oil and gas is there in the Bayou Corne sinkhole disaster area.
Youtuber Idaho picker has done a lot of research on what is taking place in the area, and he explains what “The Big Hum” is all about:
So what is the big deal about the Louisiana sinkhole? And why is it such a threat?
At the current time there are methane explosions and other chemical related injuries as well as diseases that are impacting daily life in the Bayou Corne, Grand Bayou and Pierre Part Communities, which is some 50 miles from Baton Rouge.
A very important fact to remember is that the swampland community homes are above the 1-mile by 3-mile salt dome.
There is also methane believed to be in the aquifer under the communities, according to Jhon Boudreaux, director of the parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness on Wednesday.
“It’s to be determined,” Boudreaux said.
Earthquakes In The Area
There are also several tremors that have taken place in the area, which is another concern. The overall situation is not looking good, with residents hearing loud noises near command posts.
For more information about the Louisiana sinkhole read this examiner.com article here: Examiner.com