Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Earthquakes shake California-Mexico border -

San Diego, California (CNN) -- A moderate earthquake followed by dozens of smaller ones rattled Southern California Monday evening, just north of the Mexican border, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The magnitude 5.7 quake struck at 9:26 p.m. local time and was centered 70 miles east of San Diego.
"Since the 5.7 occurred, we've had another larger series of aftershocks occurring," said geophysicist Amy Vaughan of the USGS in Golden, Colorado, "We've had about 40 occurring since that with the largest being about a 4.5."

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Massive earthquake hits Nicobar Islands! Effects felt in Kolkata! | Newspost Online

Map of the Nicobar Island in the Indian OceanImage via WikipediaThe USGS (United States Geological Survey) has just confirmed a 7.7 magnitude earthquake which struck NICOBAR ISLANDS. 

It had a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). As per USGS, the quake travelled 2790 km towards Delhi / Kolkata – India, BANGKOK – Thailand, Banda AcehSumatra, Indonesia, and Mohean, Nicobar Islands – India.

7.5 Earthquake Rattles Andaman & Nicobar Islands

SANE is dedicated to preserving the unique eco...Image via WikipediaA 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck near India's Nicobar and Andaman Islands today, causing panic on the archipelago

The earthquake which struck under the Indian Ocean prompted the authorities to initiate a regional tsunami alert. 

The quake jolted the archipelago early in the morning, shaking people from their sleep and snapping the power supplies. Notably, the islands were hit badly by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Saudis air corridor is open, US, Israel self-immobilized on Iran

Riyadh re-ran its offer of an air corridor for an Israel strike on Iran's nuclear facilities (London Times), hoping to egg the US and Israel on to use it and recover their diminishing weight in the Middle East. Arab capitals are badly rattled by the thrusting partnership of the non-Arab Iran and Turkey and want to prod Washington and Jerusalem into action and out of their preoccupation with probing the flotilla incident. Jerusalem spurns the US demand to question Israeli servicemen as fueling the drive against Israel's legitimacy.