After a 4.7 earthquake hit the southern California area yesterday, causing 100 aftershocks after the event, today, more small earthquakes continue in the area. Many officials have warned those living in the area to have at least 1 -2 weeks of preparations ready for a potential large earthquake.
There were more than a dozen small aftershocks that took place Tuesday morning, right after 150 tremors in the area Monday. There was no major damage, but it was felt over what seismologists said was an unusually large area.
The quake was originally recorded as three different earthquakes because a fore-shock tricked seismographs into recording multiple quakes of multiple sizes, according Susan though a USGS seismologist.
The earthquake took place along the San Jacinto fault zone, which runs through San Bernardino, Sand Diego, and also the Riverside are and Imperial counties roughly parallel to the San Andreas fault. It’s one of the three fault zones that absorb friction from the motion of the North American Continent and Pacific plates rubbing against each other.
“It’s capable of generating moderate to large earthquakes,” USGS seismologist Robert Graves said Monday. “Today’s activity was not out of the ordinary. Actually, it’s pretty typical of the area.”
“It’s a good idea to take it to heart and make sure you’re prepared,” Graves said. “We live in Southern California, and we have lots of active faults; and every once in a while, it’s large enough to cause damage.” – latimesblogs.latimes.com
The Nevado Del Ruiz volcano in Colombia showed increasing degassing and weak ash venting taking place. Ingeominas observed a continuous steam-gas-ash plume rising about 300 meters high and drifting to the southwest. This activity was accompanied by weak volcanic tremors and volcanic tectonic earthquakes, located northwest of Arenas Crater with magnitudes less than 1.5 on the Richter scale at depths less than 3 km.
Louisiana Sinkhole Update
Conditions continue to worsen in Baton Rouge with officials warning of deadly hydrogen sulfide which could be released and another sinkhole could form if Texas
Brine’s LLC’s second failing cavern collapses and he warned about increased instability in the Napoleonville Salt Dome.
According to a recent beforeitsnews.com article on what you should know about
A Contingency Plan is now in place in the “sinkhole’ disaster area after learning Texas Brine’s second failing cavern is only 200 feet from the edge of the collapsing 1-mile by 3-mile Napoleonville Salt Dome.
“The proposed contingency plan is based upon three color levels (green, yellow, and red) of potential seismic activity associated with the Oxy-Geismar No. 1 and the related action level as described below,” the Continency Plan text reads. “The response is currently in green status.” (See the full Contingency Plan below)
Gov. Bobby Jindal warned that three major public safety issues are at hand involving the collapsing salt dome, being called a “sinkhole,” that has thus far swallowed nine acres of Assumption Parish swampland and still hungers for more. – beforeitsnews.com
Locusts Swarm Continues
One of the most interesting stories as of late has been the locust swarms that have ravaged crops in Egypt and the Nile Valley. Swarms of locusts have crossed the border into the Israeli territory in the south near Kmehin and the Gaza strip.
As thousands of the insects crawled in from the Sinai desert into Israel and Gaza, ready to eat every plant on their way. It’s no big deal that the locusts are in the area, as they are looked at as a healthy snack, there was one man who has made plans to barbecue them and cook them like a snack fresh out of the oven.
Another Man Swallowed By A Sinkhole