Monthly Archives: December 2018

28 December, 2018

A massive 5.8-magnitude quake hit Indonesia

By |2018-12-28T20:42:18+00:00December 28th, 2018|Related News|

The Indonesian of West Papua was hit by a massive 5.8-magnitude earthquake. Days after the Anak Krakatau volcano set off a tsunami. The quake took place around 3:03 am local time. Luckily this earthquake was not strong enough to trigger a tsunami.

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27 December, 2018

Two earthquakes rattled Venezuela

By |2018-12-27T19:11:24+00:00December 27th, 2018|Related News|

At 5 a.m. near San Diego, Venezuela felt a 5.5-magnitude earthquake. Another quake was felt 25 mins later, with a magnitude of 5.0. So far, no reports of injuries or damages from the earthquake.

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27 December, 2018

Another earthquake felt near Anchorage

By |2018-12-27T18:59:13+00:00December 27th, 2018|Related News|

The earthquake happened at 5:21 a.m. Alaskan time registered as a 4.9 and the USGS is saying it is an aftershock. Since this earthquake was much closer to the city of Anchorage it felt stronger.

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26 December, 2018

Oakland passes seismic retrofit ordinance

By |2018-12-26T19:15:24+00:00December 26th, 2018|Related News|

On Friday Oakland City Council passed an ordinance that will require property owners to seismic retrofit their soft-story apartment buildings. The city law applies to certain types of old wood frame buildings. In the coming months city will send notices of a time frame of when the work will have […]

26 December, 2018

Masonry Building Owners of Oregon suing city

By |2018-12-26T19:08:04+00:00December 26th, 2018|Related News|

In October, Portland city commissioners voted to put sign on the brick buildings that, they haven’t been retrofitted and are at risk. The Masonry Building Owners of Oregon filed a lawsuit this week claiming the ordinance is unconstitutional.

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26 December, 2018

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake hits Sicily

By |2018-12-26T18:55:26+00:00December 26th, 2018|Related News|

An eruption of Mount Etna in Europe has triggered a 4.8-magnitude earthquake early Wednesday morning. 28 people were injured as well as some damaged buildings. The epicenter was north of the city of Catania and the damaged caused several families to spend the night in the streets.

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19 December, 2018

Oregon’s early warning earthquake system would be part of ShakeAlert

By |2018-12-19T18:53:38+00:00December 19th, 2018|Related News|

In Oregon, Governor Brown is calling to have a statewide early warning system up and operational by 2023, it would also be abel to use it to warn of wildfires. This will save lives. “When the next Cascadia subduction zone earthquake strikes the Pacific Northwest, Oregon will face the greatest […]

17 December, 2018

Can scientist crack the earthquake patterns?

By |2018-12-17T18:28:49+00:00December 17th, 2018|Related News|

Two scientist are optimistic they will be able to better predict earthquakes. This research could greatly improve the seismic hazard maps, said Los Alamos geophysicist Claudia Hulbert, a co-author on both of the new papers. “It provides a nice angle of attack,” she said.

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14 December, 2018

What caused the three months of earthquakes swarms in Yellowstone

By |2018-12-14T19:20:31+00:00December 14th, 2018|Related News|

If you recall reports last summer of the Yellowstone National Park’s active super volcano. David Shelley a seismologist from the USGS said, “In fact, earthquakes themselves may allow the fluid to migrate more efficiently through faults in the rock,” he said, noting that the earthquakes weren’t accompanied by other signs […]