Monthly Archives: October 2011

Three Million Customers Lost Power and Nine Die in Freak Halloween Snowstorm.

October 31, 2011 – A tree fell across power lines in Glastonbury, Connecticut – Three million customers were without electricity in the Northeast on Sunday: It was a storm of record consequence, disrupting large swaths of the Northeast in ways … Continue reading

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A Powerful 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Peru.

October 29, 2011 – A Powerful 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Peru: A 6.9 magnitude earthquake wreaked havoc on Peru, causing a wider radius of damage than the 2007 earthquake that killed 514 people. The quake, centered off Peru’s central coast, … Continue reading

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The Mount Hudson Volcano (in Chile) is at Condition Red!

October 27, 2011 – The Mount Hudson Volcano (in Chile) is at Condition Red: The Volcano Observatory of the Southern Andes (OVDAS), a Department of the National Service of Geology and Mining, reports on all volcanoes in Chile. OVDAS is … Continue reading

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A 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Near Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean.

October 27, 2011 – A 6.0 Magnitude earthquake struck Near Fiji: Today’s 6.0 magnitude (M) tremor occurred at a depth of 610 kilometers (380 miles). Because of the extreme depth, the quake was felt over a wide area, however, no … Continue reading

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Coment Elenin Demolished by the Sun!

October 26, 2011 – Comet Elenin Demolished by the Sun: Comet Elenin is no more. Latest indications are that this relatively small comet has broken into even smaller, even less significant, chunks of dust and ice. This trail of thin, … Continue reading

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5,293 Global Earthquakes by East and West Longitude.

October 25, 2011 – 5,293 Global Earthquakes by East and West Longitude: I downloaded 5,293 global earthquakes; from January 1, 1973 to October 24, 2011; with a magnitude of 6.0 or greater. I then divided them into east and west … Continue reading

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A Special Report from south-eastern Turkey on the Earthquake and Volcano.

October 24, 2011 – A Special Report from south-eastern Turkey on the Earthquake and Volcano: Turkish seismologists fear that the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck near the city of Van on October 23rd could cause an eruption of Nemrut Dagi … Continue reading

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A Powerful 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Struck south-eastern Turkey, Killing Up to 1,000 People.

October 23, 2011 – A Deadly Earthquake Struck south-eastern Turkey and Killed 1,000 People: A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey today, killing up to 1,000 people, due to low housing standards in the area and the size of … Continue reading

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A Powerful Earthquake Struck the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand; in the South Pacific Ocean.

October 22, 2011 – A Powerful Earthquake Struck the Kermadec Islands: A major earthquake struck near the Kermadec Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean, early on Saturday morning. The 7.6 magnitude earthquake occurred at 5:57AM local time, and was centered … Continue reading

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A Rare Earthquake Struck Texas at 7:24AM (CDT) This Morning.

October 20, 2011 – A Rare Earthquake Struck Texas at 7:24AM (CDT) This Morning: A small and rare South Texas earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8, shook homes Thursday morning outside of San Antonio. The quake occurred at a … Continue reading

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