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Earthquake Swarm Continues In Idaho, Over 200 Plus Since Sept 2nd!...

204 EARTHQUAKES SINCE SEPT. 2: Over 30 quakes have struck Southeast Idaho so far today as temblor swarm surpasses 200
Sep 10, 2017 | The earthquake swarm in Southeast Idaho looked like it might be ending or at least slowing down on Thursday and Friday. But then Saturday arrived and by day's end 19 quakes had struck.
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There have been 34 more temblors so far Sunday, bringing the earthquake total since the swarm began on Sept. 2 to 204 quakes. All of the quakes have occurred in the Caribou County area east, southeast and northeast of Soda Springs. They have been felt throughout Southeast Idaho and as far away as Logan, Ogden and Salt Lake City in northern Utah. Earthquake experts say the worst-case scenario is that the swarm ends with a destructive 7.0 magnitude quake that will destroy buildings and kill people, but the chances of that are slim. Dr. David Pearson, an Idaho State University geologist who studies earthquakes, said scientists who have researched some of the faults in Southeast Idaho have concluded that the 7.0 quake is possible at some point in the region’s future, but the current earthquake swarm is not necessarily an indication that it will occur anytime soon.

Pearson said the faults in Southeast Idaho that produce earthquakes have not been extensively studied and this makes it difficult to determine when a destructive 7.0 earthquake could occur. He said it’s possible that one byproduct of the current earthquake swarm is that earthquake experts might start paying more attention to Southeast Idaho and its temblor potential. If more research on Southeast Idaho’s seismic activity occurs, Pearson said there will be more information about what’s going on under the Earth’s surface here so that seismic activity such as earthquake swarms can be better explained. There has been more extensive research done on northern Utah’s earthquake potential and that region can expect a major earthquake sometime in the next 50 years, the experts say. Pearson said Southeast Idaho’s smaller population and lack of destructive earthquakes is why the region hasn’t attracted more attention from those who study quakes.


The colored squares show the epicenters of the 204 earthquakes that have occurred since Sept. 2 in Southeast Idaho, according to University of Utah Seismograph Stations.

The current earthquake swarm began on the night of Sept. 2 when 34 quakes occurred. Those were followed by another 34 quakes last Sunday, 28 on Monday, 20 on Tuesday, 25 on Wednesday, five on Thursday, five on Friday, 19 on Saturday and 34 so far Sunday. All 204 of the quakes were reported by University of Utah Seismograph Stations. Thus far the most powerful temblor in the swarm was the second quake to occur. It was a 5.3 magnitude earthquake and struck at 5:56 p.m. Sept. 2. Authorities say it’s been years since Southeast Idaho experienced a quake of 5.0 magnitude or greater. Such quakes can cause damage to houses and other buildings. By comparison, a 7.0 magnitude quake would be at least 50 times bigger than the 5.3 magnitude temblor that hit Southeast Idaho last weekend.

The U.S. Geological Survey said that a 7.0 magnitude quake will inflict “considerable damage” on ordinary houses and buildings and will cause such structures to partially collapse. Such temblors will also cause chimneys, factory smoke stacks and walls to collapse, according to the USGA. Fortunately no damage to structures or injuries to people have been reported as a result of any of the 204 earthquakes that have struck Southeast Idaho since Sept. 2. There have been reports that the quakes have caused some sink holes in the backcountry of Caribou and Bear Lake counties, but these have not been confirmed. If a destructive 7.0 magnitude earthquake did occur, it could happen in the Caribou County area near the epicenters of the 204 quakes or it could happen elsewhere in the region where faults also exist, Pearson said.

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11-year-old boy killed after falling into an Italian volcanic crater...

An 11-year-old boy fell into an Italian volcanic crater. His parents also died trying to save him.
September 12,`17 | Three people — an 11-year-old boy and his parents — died after they fell into boiling mud in a volcanic crater in Pozzuoli, an Italian city not far from Naples.
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The family was visiting Solfatara, a shallow volcanic crater frequented by tourists, on Tuesday when the boy wandered into a restricted area and slipped into a nearly 10-foot-deep pit, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. His father and mother fell into the hole trying to save him. Another family member, a 7-year-old boy, was nearby and did not walk beyond the fenced-off area, authorities said. He was placed in the custody of social workers until his grandparents arrived. Pozzuoli Mayor Vincenzo Figliolia voiced anguish at the tragedy. “It's a moment of deep sadness for all of us,” he said in a Facebook statement.

The victims, 42-year-old Tiziana Zaramella, 45-year-old Massimiliano Carrer and their son Lorenzo were visiting from Meolo, a town in northern Italy more than 400 miles away, ANSA reported. Pictures showed crews carrying wooden coffins toward the victims’ bodies, which lay on the ground several feet from the pit. It was not clear whether they were killed because of the hot lava or whether they were overcame by the sulfurous fumes that the dormant volcano emits. Heavy rains may have played a role in creating openings on the crater’s surface, according to the Associated Press.


Coffins are carried in the volcanic zone in Pozzuoli, Italy, on Sept. 12. A couple and an 11-year-old boy died after they fell into a volcanic crater.

Figliola declared Wednesday a day of grieving for the family. Flags will be flown at half-staff. He also urged schools and offices to observe a minute of silence at noon. Witness Diego Vitagliano said he saw the 7-year-old boy crying and asking for help. “I didn’t think I would find myself confronted with the most brutal tragedy of my life. I, too, am a father. ... I did not imagine that I would have seen such ... I continue to think of the family and of the poor child who was crying and calling for help,” Vitagliano, a pizza maker from Pozzuoli, told the newspaper la Repubblica.

The Solfatara crater is part of the Phlegraean Fields, locally known as Campi Flegrei (which means “burning fields”), a supervolcano dotted with several ancient volcanic craters and located west of Naples. Though the Solfatara site is privately owned, geologists constantly monitor the area’s temperatures and gases, the AP reports. Signs in multiple languages warn tourists of boiling temperatures and steam of up to 320 degrees Fahrenheit. Campi Flegrei’s last eruption occurred over the course of a week in 1538, the largest in European history. Scientists said last year that the volcano was nearing a crucial point and could erupt again, The Washington Post reported.

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Quake Pitches Past Into Present...

Quake Pitches Past Into Present in Scarred Mexico City District
Sept. 12, 2017) - The powerful earthquake that rocked Mexico City last week had terrifying echoes of a more deadly 1985 shock in one housing project, raising tough questions about how ready one of the world's largest cities is for a major catastrophe.
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At its epicenter, Thursday's 8.1 magnitude quake was stronger than the disaster three decades ago that killed at least 5,000 people in Mexico City, toppling two tower blocks in the historic central neighborhood of Tlatelolco. Mexico City has made major advances since then, with regular earthquake simulations, improved building regulations, and seismic alarms designed to sound long enough before the shock to give residents time to flee. Nearly 100 people are known to have died in the latest quake, none of them in the capital. Yet experts noted the tremor's epicenter was further from Mexico City and two times deeper than in 1985, and warned it would be wrong to assume the capital could now rest easy. Such caution was palpable in Tlatelolco.

Antonio Fonseca, 66, a longtime resident who witnessed the 1985 collapse of the tower blocks in the Nuevo Leon housing complex that killed at least 200 people, said memories of the event sparked panic attacks in the neighborhood when the quake rolled through the city on Thursday. "I'm quite sure that these buildings are very well reinforced," said Fonseca, a local history expert. "But there are many people who are still wary." When the ground began shaking in September 1985, local workers laughed it off at first, continuing with breakfast. Nobody believed Fonseca when he told them Nuevo Leon had fallen, he recalled. Later, Fonseca saw a group of children in the neighborhood's central Plaza de las Tres Culturas who had been waiting for the school bus, their uniforms caked in white dust from the building's collapse.

This time around, residents feared the worst. Streets filled across the city when the quake hit near midnight. Crying and praying, hundreds descended onto the plaza and some stayed for hours, questioning whether it was safe to return home. Minerva de la Paz Uribe, a retiree living on the plaza, was unable to evacuate with her father, who turned 104 the next day. She watched from her window as neighbors scrambled to escape. "People leave running with their dogs. They leave screaming. Are we prepared? No, no, we're not prepared," she said, as a group of friends on the plaza murmured in agreement.

Some 30 buildings in Tlatelolco were rebuilt after the 1985 disaster and a dozen were demolished. Mexico's new skyscrapers include hydraulic shock absorbers and deep foundations. But such safety features are less prevalent in much of the sprawling periphery, which is filled with cheap cinderblock homes like the buildings that collapsed on Thursday in the southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas near the epicenter.

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It seems that Nature and this planet are trying to tell human kind something..

Just maybe we ought to listen, think and stop putting profits above wise thoughts..


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Mexican government said it could no longer offer aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas...

After deadly earthquake, Mexico says it can't help Texas recovery
Sept. 12, 2017 -- After a devastating earthquake in Mexico killed more than 90 people last week, the Mexican government said Monday it could no longer offer aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
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Shortly after the hurricane struck the Houston area and the magnitude of destruction was beginning to be realized, Mexico offered an array of services to help with the recovery, including medical teams, helicopters, even troops. And Texas Gov. Greg Abbott accepted some assistance in the form of mobile kitchens. But after last week's earthquake, which was more than 8.0 on the Richter Scale, the Mexican government decided it would need to spend its resources on its own natural disaster.


A woman tries to clean up in the aftermath of an earthquake in Juchitan Municipality, Oaxaca State, Mexico, after Thursday's deadly earthquake. On Monday, the Mexican government said it can no longer aid Texas' recovery because it would need every resource to help its own citizens.

According to the latest death toll, 96 people lost their lives in the earthquake and more than 2.5 million people were estimated to be affected by the damage. "Given these circumstance, the Mexican government will channel all available logistical support to serve the families and communities affected in the national territory," the Mexican foreign ministry said Monday, according to the Guardian.

Abbott said he understood the reasoning for the decision. "We are grateful for Mexico's offer of assistance in the aftermath of Harvey, and fully understand and support the decision to redirect their resources back home in the wake of this deadly earthquake," said Abbott's spokesman, John Wittman, according to the Dallas Morning News.

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2 devastating earthquakes have hit Mexico in as many weeks. Here’s why.
September 19, 2017 - A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City Tuesday afternoon, crumbling buildings in the nation’s capitol. The event comes 11 days after the most powerful earthquake to hit the nation in decades killed around 100 people and destroyed more than 45,000 homes.
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What happened? The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude 7.1 quake struck near the town of Raboso in Puebla, approximately 76 miles southeast of Mexico City, at a depth of 35 miles. This USGS reading is preliminary, but Mexico’s National Seismological Service released similar numbers for the earthquake’s strength. A USGS official told the Associated Press that Tuesday’s earthquake was not an aftershock of the disaster that struck near Chiapas on Sept. 8, due to the large distance between the two events.

Damage report: By Tuesday evening, 149 people had died from the earthquake, according to the AP, which didn’t provide a breakdown by region. The governor of Morelos, a state in central Mexico, said earlier in the day 42 people died there, while eight more deaths were reported in Mexico State, which borders Mexico City. The interior department of Puebla, where the quake hit, reported 11 deaths. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said at least 20 buildings had collapsed, with reports of people being trapped inside. Social media posts from Mexico City show cracked facades and toppled buildings in populated areas, as locals fill the streets. Gerardo Lazos, a journalist with Patito Television, filmed his home in Mexico City shaking during the quake. But the event likely caused devastation throughout much of central Mexico.


Damages are seen after an earthquake hit in Mexico City, Mexico

Why so many quakes in Mexico? Mexico is part of the Ring of Fire, the rim where the tectonic plates of the Pacific Basin jam into those propping up North America, South America and Asia. The Ring of Fire accounts f or 90 percent of the planet’s earthquakes. But Mexico is especially seismic because it sits on three giant tectonic plates. Moreover, the nearby oceanic crust — the Cocos plate — is denser than the landmass carrying the central portion of the country. As the two plates collide, Mexico’s softer earth crumples, which explains why mountain ranges line the eastern part of the nation.

The Chiapas earthquake in early September also struck an area that seismologists have been watching closely for several years, as Lizzie Wade explained in Science Magazine: The epicenter of the quake, which struck just before midnight local time, was just southeast of the Tehuantepec gap, a 125-kilometer-long stretch of Mexico’s Pacific coast that has been seismically silent since record-keeping began more than a century ago. All along that coast, the ocean’s tectonic plates meet the continental North American plate and are forced underneath it. Violent earthquakes mark the release of built-up pressure between the grinding plates. But the ruptures have somehow avoided the Tehuantepec gap and the Guerrero gap, more than 500 kilometers to the northwest.

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And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. ~
Luke 21:11

Luke 21:25
"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.


Matthew 24:29
"Immediately after the distress of those days "'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'

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Wars & rumours of wars...nation against nation
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Granny says, "Dat's right - the end is near...

... an' Jesus gonna come an' rapture alla believers...

... anna terrorists an' lefty lib'rals gonna be sent...

... to dat place o' fire an brimstone.

Come, Lord Jesus."
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... an' Jesus gonna come an' rapture alla believers...

... anna terrorists an' lefty lib'rals gonna be sent...

... to dat place o' fire an brimstone.

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It seems that Nature and this planet are trying to tell human kind something..

Just maybe we ought to listen, think and stop putting profits above wise thoughts..


Just saying...........
Nature acts regardless of what humans are doing.
Tectonic plates shifting happens.
Hurricanes happen.
Volcanos happen.
Tornadoes happen.
Floods happen.
Wild fires, ehh, sometimes people cause them, sometimes lightning does. But even 10,000 years ago a campfire occasionally got a little to frisky for cavemen and wreaked havoc.
Do you think the next asteroid impact will be because somebody put profits as their agenda?
Because,
Asteroid impacts happen.
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