Magnitude 6 earthquake, Northwestern Kashmir
UTC Date / Time Mar 12 06:06 AM
Depth 10 km GEO: Longitude 73.280 GEO: Latitude 36.720
Magnitude 5.1 earthquake, Near Coast of Peru
UTC Date / Time Mar 12 06:34 AM
Depth 10 km GEO:Longitude -75.770 GEO: Latitude -14.120
Magnitude 4.5 earthquake, northwestern Kashmir
UTC Date / Time Mar 12 08:26 AM
Depth 66.2 km GEO: Longitude 73.083 GEO: Latitude 36.857
Magnitude 5.8 earthquake, Kuril Islands
UTC Date / Time Mar 12 12:32 PM
Depth 115 GEO: Longitude 147.750 GEO: Latitude 45.240
Magnitude 4.5 earthquake, NORTHWESTERN KASHMIR
UTC Date / Time Mar 12 12:59 PM
Depth 80 km GEO: Longitude 73.710 GEO: Latitude 36.900
Magnitude 5 earthquake, Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia
UTC Date / Time Mar 12 17:55 PM
Depth 35 km GEO: Longitude 127.005 GEO: Latitude 3.022
Magnitude 4.9 earthquake, MAULE, CHILE
UTC Date / Time Mar 12 19:37 PM
Depth 65 km GEO: Longitude -71.560 GEO: Latitude
Magnitude 4.8 earthquake, VANUATU
UTC Date / Time Mar 12 22:38 PM
Depth 261 km GEO: Longitude 169.240 GEO: Latitude -18.890
Magnitude 4.9 earthquake, Bay of Plenty
UTC Date / Time Mar 13 02:11 AM
Depth 100 km GEO: Longitude 176.475 GEO: Latitude -38.600
Magnitude 4.5 earthquake, Dominican Republic region
UTC Date / Time Mar 13 04:15 AM
Depth 19.2 km GEO: Longitude -68.064 GEO: Latitude 19.364
Magnitude 4.8 earthquake, South Sandwich Islands region
UTC Date / Time Mar 13 04:49 AM
Depth 35 km GEO: Longitude -27.788 GEO: Latitude -55.403
Kashmir Valley rocked twice, no casualties
SRINAGAR: Two earthquakes of moderate intensity shook Kashmir Valley within three hours today but there were no reports of any casualty or damage.
“An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter Scale rocked Northwest Kashmir at 1136 hrs,” an official of the Disaster Management Cell said.
He said the epicentre of the quake was in Gilgit area in Pakistan.
Another tremor measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale was experienced at 0156 hrs, the official said.
The two quakes caused panic but there were no reports of any casualty or damage to property, he
Tremor rocks Snowy Mountains
People in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains are reporting what they say is an earth tremor.
Residents at Jindabyne say the earth was shaking around the Kalkite area, on the shores of Lake Jindabyne early this morning.
Jim Crocker from the Jindabyne township says the tremor took him by surprise.
But he says earth movements are not uncommon when the lake is full.
Ijen volcano (East Java, Indonesia): eruption warning due to increased seismic and degassing activity
The official alert level for Ijen volcano in East Java, Indonesia, has been raised again to 3 (“alert”) due to an increase in activity, our Indonesian correspondant Andi reports.
A new 10 m wide gas vent, which erupted buring gasses, was observed on 10 March at 17 m distance from the shore. Thick steaming, larger than usual, forming a thick white column of sulfur steam 200 m high was already noted since 3 March. Measurements of the lake water temperature at 5 m depth had also shown increased values of 42.70 deg C.
On 10 March, the lake surface was 2 meters higher than normal, although this could be attributed to heavy recent rain fall.
Frightening Volcanic Venting Signals Coming
CONTRIBUTOR: TERRENCE AYM.
A U.S. Midwest Megaquake:
many say ‘It can’t happen here.’ But it can, and it will. It’s happened many times in the past and the odds are increasing that it’s about to happen again soon—much sooner than most…
In the Indian Ocean
Tropical cyclone 16s (Koji) was located approximately 1200 nm south-southeast of Diego Garcia.
Australia – A cyclone watch has been issued for parts of the Top End, with the Bureau of Meteorology saying a cyclone may develop on Wednesday. Areas from Cape Hotham and stretching west to Kalumburu in Western Australia are on cyclone watch, including Darwin and the Tiwi Islands.
China – High speed train track collapses in China. a section of a high-speed railway line that had already undergone test runs has collapsed in central China following heavy rain. The official Xinhua News Agency did not mention casualties in its report on the collapse of a 300-metre section of the railway line. It said hundreds of workers were rushing to repair the line between the Yangtze River cities of Wuhan and Yichang. The railway line is due to open in May. China has reaffirmed its intention to push ahead with the fast-paced build-up of the high-speed rail system, despite financial difficulties and worries safety may have been compromised in the rush to open new lines.
Northeast, Midwest see record high temperatures
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Temperatures soared to record highs in the Northeast on Monday after a weekend of record-setting warmth across the Upper Plains and forecasts for an unprecedented extended warm front this week, the National Weather Service said.
In Boston, temperatures reached a record 71 degrees Monday afternoon, eclipsing the former high of 69 degrees for this date set 110 years ago, the weather service said.
The unseasonably warm weather was expected to continue in Boston throughout the week, but likely not with record setting temperatures, said Bill Simpson, a weather service meteorologist based in Taunton, Massachusetts.
Temperatures also soared Monday afternoon in New York City to near the record 71 degrees in Central Park.
Vast Increase In ‘Star Bubbles’ Proof Of Energetic Change?
CONTRIBUTOR: ZEN GARDNER.
Is this recent discovery by citizen scientists evidence of the energetic shift we’re experiencing? Is our sun just one of many in our galaxy that is experiencing this re-charging effect that is apparently…
Villain in disguise: Jupiter’s role in impacts on Earth
Whilst most famous for his catalog of 110 galaxies, nebulae, clusters and double stars, Charles Messier was a comet-hunter at heart. His catalog was simply a list of nuisances, faint fuzzies that looked like comets but were not. The Frenchman found 13 comets in all between 1760 and 1785, but perhaps the most important of them was the streaking comet that he spotted in June 1770. Fast moving on the sky, it was bright enough at magnitude +2 that it could be clearly seen from well-lit towns and cities. A brief spectacle of wonder for eighteenth century astronomers to enjoy, its ramifications could have been much greater.
Thousands of Snowy Owls Migrate South in Unbelievable Wildlife Event
By Dr. Becker
In a true mystery of nature, thousands of snowy owls are migrating into and across the U.S from their Arctic home this winter.
The snow-white owls have been spotted from the east coast to the west, in states as far flung as Idaho, Massachusetts, Montana and Missouri, and as far south as Oklahoma.
A certain number of owls always fly south from their Arctic home during winter months, but for so many to travel so far is extraordinary.
According to Denver Holt of Montana’s Owl Research Institute, who has studied snowy owls in the Arctic for 20 years, “What we’re seeing now — it’s unbelievable. This is the most significant wildlife event in decades.”
Potential For 100ft. Waves On NW Coast Now Seems A Possibility
CURATOR: BARRACUDA. A computer simulation shows how a tsunami generated by a magnitude 9 earthquake off the Northwest Coast would spread across the Pacific. Scientists are asking whether the massive waves triggered by last year’s…