A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck on Tuesday roughly 160 miles off the coast of Oregon, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake struck at 7:31 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 6.2 miles in the Pacific Ocean 159 miles west of Coos Bay, Oregon. It was felt as far away as San Francisco, California, according to the USGS.
SRC Location Date/time M D INFORMATION USGS Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 15 06:28 AM 4.9 50.9 MAP I Felt It EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 15 06:28 AM 5.0 51.0 MAP I Felt It GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 15 06:28 AM 5.1 10.0 MAP I Felt It GEOFON Jujuy Province, Argentina Feb 15 05:53 AM 5.1 174.0 MAP I Felt It GEOFON Off Coast Of Oregon Feb 15 03:31 AM 5.7 10.0 MAP I Felt It EMSC Off Coast Of Oregon Feb 15 03:31 AM 6.0 30.0 MAP I Felt It USGS Off The Coast Of Oregon Feb 15 03:31 AM 5.9 12.0 MAP I Felt It USGS Off The Coast Of Oregon Feb 15 03:31 AM 6.0 10.0 MAP I Felt It GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Feb 15 01:49 AM 5.0 341.0 MAP I Felt It USGS Fiji Region Feb 15 01:49 AM 5.2 316.5 MAP I Felt It EMSC Fiji Region Feb 15 01:49 AM 5.3 316.0 MAP I Felt It
Scientists have issued a dire warning that the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is at risk of a massive new earthquake.
Research using data from more than 6,000 recent tremors has found that last March's disaster has reactivated a seismic fault practically beneath the power station.
Now scientists are telling Japanese authorities to urgently shore up the damaged reactor in expectation of more massive 'quakes.
'Given that a large earthquake occurred in Iwaki not long ago, we think it is possible for a similarly strong earthquake to happen in Fukushima.'
The April 11, 2011, magnitude 7 Iwaki earthquake was the strongest aftershock of the 11 March earthquake with an inland epicentre.
Salam Alsufi and Ra'ami Tayima knew that by joining Hamas they would get into the kind of trouble that would land them up in an Israeli jail. And that's just what they wanted, since the Palestinian Authority pays jailed Palestinian terrorists between 3,200 and 10,000 shekels (about $865-$2,700) per month, far more than Palestinian civil servants earn. Additionally, the families of jailed Palestinian terrorists receive tax breaks and free education.
Iran announced Wednesday it placed its first homemade nuclear fuel rods in a reactor, but it may not be able them into fuel.Tehran issued a statement on its official Iranian News Agencyto announce what it said is a ”giant step” in its nuclear program.
The “research reactor” is located in Tehran.The use of homemade nuclear fuel roads, which Iran last month since were successfully tested, in a move to overcome international sanctions aimed at preventing or slowing down further development in its unsupervised nuclear program.
Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces wants to send a strong message to Washington not to interfere in its internal affairs and has taken to court 43 non-governmental organization workers, 16 of whom are Americans. One of the Americans is the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHoodAs a result, the U.S. Congress is threatening to cut off some $1.5 billion in annual foreign assistance, with $1.3 billion of that amount going to the military. The SCAF’s action, analysts say, is designed to show the United States the limits in dictating how Egypt manages its transition to democracy.In recent parliamentary elections, the Islamist groups Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists won a majority of the seats. Presidential elections are scheduled for June.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Iran is destabilizing the world and urged the international community to condemn its terror acts against Israeli targets.
The prime minister's comments come a day after a botched terror attack in Thailand, which Israeli officials believe was meant to target Israel's ambassador in Bangkok. The bombing followed an attack on Israel's embassy in New Delhi and an attempted attack on Israeli diplomats in Tbilisi."Iran's terror operations are now exposed for all to see," Netanyahu said during a Knesset plenum on Wednesday. "Iran is undermining the world's stability and harms innocent diplomats. World countries must condemn Iran's terror acts and draw a red line."
The “shadow war” between Israel and Iran is escalating, Middle East analysts say, as a wave of terrorist incidents in far-flung corners of world unsettles U.S. officials.U.S. officials have condemned this week’s attacks but stopped short of openly endorsing assertions by Israeli leaders, who have blamed the incidents in India, Georgia and Thailand on Iran, and specifically the Iranian-supported Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
There is an audio clip making the rounds (scroll down to listen) of pro-Israel blogs, purporting to reveal a University of Pennsylvania professor apparently suggesting that fellow teachers insert a boycott Israel message into their courses, even in courses not connected to Middle East politics.The audio clip was taped at the National Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Conference earlier this month at the University of Pennsylvania about which The Blaze reported.In a breakout session of the “Academic Boycott of Israel” initiative, Amy Kaplan, professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania spoke about how teachers can most effectively demonize Israel in every classroom as well as the “positive aspects” of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.