6.0 quake hits Chile coast
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck late Friday off the Coast of Chile, the U.S. Geological service says.
The quake hit around 8:30 local time, 56 miles south-southwest of Valparaiso, the country's third-largest metropolitan area. No damage or injuries have been reported and no tsunami warning was issued.
5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Lake Baikal In Russia
Today’s 5.6 magnitude earthquake in the world’s oldest and deepest lake highlights a history of past geological upheaval that may be inching closer to another event. There is a volcanic fault rift under the lake that has produced an increasing number of earthquakes over the years. Here’s the background on the lake: The northern part of Lake Baikal is the shallowest, with a maximum depth of 890 metres.
Baikal and the mountains surrounding it came into existence due to fracturing and movement of the earth’s crust, resulting from tension inside the Earth itself.
In 1862, north of the Selenga’s delta, an area of land of about 200 square kilometres sank under water to a depth of 2 metres as the result of an earthquake whose magnitude, as A. Voznesensky stated, reached magnitude 11.
CLuster of small quakes jolts San Carlos
According to the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, the epicenter was two miles northwest of Redwood City and four miles southeast of San Mateo. The quake's depth was 1.7 miles.
Stephen Walter of the Geological Survey's Earthquake Science Center said three aftershocks followed Friday with a magnitude 1.4 at 1:38 a.m., magnitude 1.2 at about 2 a.m. and a magnitude 1.1 at 12:51 p.m.
Vanuatu Manaro Vui volcano at alert Level 1
The first listed active volcano in our weekly Active volcanoes list we published earlier today was Vanuatu’s Manaro Vui volcano (also called Ambae or Aoba). An extremely beautiful island (in fact a 3,900 meter high volcano), with on top a crater lake with an active crater as an island in the lake.
It is clear that the earthquakes that occur on the island are triggered by the volcano. The
Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) satellite images are showing that the Ambae volcano is
emitting volcanic gases (So2) to the atmosphere (see photos). Observations made on this
volcano in June 4th 2011 found out that this volcano is sometimes having small explosions in the Crater Lake accompanied by small ash emissions locally in the caldera.
Indonesians flee volcano eruption on Sulawesi
Mount Lokon, on Sulawesi, started erupting at around 2230 local time (1530 GMT) on Thursday, according to reports.
There were no immediate reports of casualties.
The last month has seen a significant rise in volcanic activity in the area, and the alert status was raised to the highest level just days ago.
"There is no mass panic because the community has already been warned of the situation and we are continuing to evacuate people," Kristianto added.
Earthquake Causes River To Disappear in Costa Rica
Following a series of moderate earthquakes that struck the country Tuesday, residents around the Guacalito River in Costa Rica discovered that the river had disappeared. Earthquake-report.com reported that sometime after the earthquakes, villagers living near the river, which is located near Armenia de Upala, discovered that the river was dry.
An entire body of water disappears? Strange but true, and this isn't the first time this odd event has happened.