An earthquake measuring 3.3 on the richter scale hit Indio California on Saturday morning. The earthquake took place at 1:59 a.m. Pcific time at a depth of 1.9 miles. On Saturday the USGS updated the public mentioning that the earthquake was deleted.
Update On The 7.5 Earthquake in Craig Alaska yesterday:
The 7.5 earthquake that struck Craig Alaska did generate a tsunami warning. By 1:17 a.m local time that warning was canceled for the area.
The water level then reached a half a foot above tide level at the Port Alexander and 0.3 feet at Sitka, Ak. The earthquake measured 6 miles deep along a strike-slip fault between the Pacific plate and the North American plate which are slipping past
each other at about a rate of 2 inches annually. According to the USGS the tremor was:
“likely associated with relative motion across the Queen Charlotte fault system offshore of British Columbia, Canada.”
Here is a list of magnitude 5.0 or greater earthquakes for 1/6/2013 according to the USGS live feed:
|5.1||7km ESE of Palomares, Mexico||17.135°N||94.994°W||65.3|
|5.1||South of the Fiji Islands||26.266°S||178.394°E||634.0|
|5.4||34km NNE of Ternate, Indonesia||1.096°N||127.482°E||149.9|
Thousands Of Dying Loons Show Up On Michigans Shorelines
Thousands of dead birds, mainly loons, have washed up ashore from the Upper Peninsula, down to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. A large percentage of dead loons had just entered
their first year of breeding maturity.
The reason why the die-off, the mass death of thousands of the loons is not known. It is speculated that it is driven by the food chain linking the loon to invasive species, specifically, the quagga mussel, the zebra mussel and the round goby.
Since 1988, the first zebra mussels in Michigan were found in Lake St. Clair, the invasive mussels have been clearing the “cleaning” Great Lakes water columns by consuming plankton.
In a 7-mile stretch of Lake Michigan beach near the Upper Peninsula town of Gulliver, 865 water birds showed up dead during a two-week period in October. Among these water birds were 302 common loons, 157 horned grebes, 142 long-tailed ducks, 103 white-winged scoters, 101
red-neched grebes and smaller numbers of rin-billed gulls, double-crested cormorants, herring gulls, red-breasted mergansers and common mergansers.
On average 121 dead birds per mile have died, and similar numbers were found further west, on the beaches near the town of Manistique, as well as along the Lower Peninsula’s northern west coast and the Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Sun Eruption Caught By NASA
The New Year’s Eve sun eruption lasted for 4 hours and blasted a wave of super-hot plasma into space equal in size to 20 earths. Nasa captured the entire event on video via their Solar Dynamics Observatory(SDO), which is a spacecraft that launched in 2010 to monitor the sun’s activity.
Sinkhole Relief In Harrisburg
The developing story in Harrisburg is taking a turn for the better as families look to cope with being without running water, and the basic needs of everyday life. The sinkhole opened up even larger, and at the current time crews are working to repair the giant sinkhole in the area.
The Texas Brine Company is challenging $160,00 in fines that the Loiusiana Office of Conservation has levied against the company on December the 17th, for failing to meet to state-mandated deadlines in its response to an 8.5-acre sinkhole emergency in Assumption Parish.
For more information on this story read: http://theadvocate.com/news/4836209-123/texas-brine-fights-fines