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Archive for June 16th, 2014

Significant Quakes Strike Oklahoma, Alaska

Posted by feww on June 16, 2014


 M4.2 earthquake strikes near OKC

A cluster of 3 quakes including a 4,2Mw quake occurred about 21km (13mi) NE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Centered at 35.583°N, 97.330°W, the largest quake struck at a depth of 5.0km (3.1mi), according to USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 4.2Mw
Event Time: 2014-06-16 10:47:35 UTC
Location: 35.583°N 97.330°W depth=5.0km (3.1mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 4km (2mi) WNW of Jones, Oklahoma
  • 15km (9mi) ESE of Edmond, Oklahoma
  • 21km (13mi) NE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Other significant quakes that struck Oklahoma in the past 24 hours included the following, as of posting:

M3.0 about 9km NW of Jones, Oklahoma 2014-06-16 11:25:13 UTC depth=6.7 km
M3.5 about 8km NNW of Spencer, Oklahoma 2014-06-16 10:31:07 UTC depth=5.9 km
M3.0 about 8km E of Medford, Oklahoma 2014-06-15 17:33:02 UTC 5.0 depth=km
M3.0 about 12km WNW of Medford, Oklahoma 2014-06-15 13:51:25 UTC depth=5.3 km

OKC 16jun2014
Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

A Cluster of Six Quakes Strikes near Noatak, Alaska

The largest shocks measured M58 and M5.7, with five of the quakes occurring within the last hour, as of posting .

EQ Details

  • 4.2 about 42km ENE of Noatak, Alaska (67.658°N 162.003°W) 2014-06-16 12:56:53 UTC depth=15.8 km
  • M3.1 about 31km E of Noatak, Alaska (67.616°N 162.223°W) 2014-06-16 12:28:57 UTC  depth= 5.4 km
  • M3.1 about 25km NE of Noatak, Alaska (67.712°N 162.492°W) 2014-06-16 12:23:07 UTC depth=21.3 km
  • M5.7 about 31km ENE of Noatak, Alaska (67.697°N 162.612°W) 2014-06-16 12:01:08 UTC depth=24.2 km
  • M5.8 about 42km ENE of Noatak, Alaska < (67.684°N 162.000°W) 2014-06-16 12:00:33 UTC depth=15.7 km
  • M3.1 about 41km E of Noatak, Alaska (67.634°N 162.006°W) 2014-06-16 11:38:41 UTC depth=17.0 km

Noatak quakes 16jun2014
Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP


The next detailed FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast will be released together with Bulletin NO. 107  later today,  Monday June 16, 2014.

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M5.8 Strikes Fukushima, Japan

Posted by feww on June 16, 2014


A Quake Dedicated to Japan’s PM Abe Shakes Entire Eastern Honshu

Centered at 37.1N, 141.2E, the quake registered “4” on Japan’s seismic intensity scale of 7 in many parts of Fukushima, Ibaraki and Miyagi prefectures.

The criminal Japanese authorities and their low-life police force have been warned against stepping out of line!

EQ Details
Magnitude: 5.8Mw
Centered at: 37.1N, 141.2E
Depth: 50km
Time: 05:14JST, 16 Jun 2014

The quake was preceded by a magnitude 5.6 event that occurred about 2 hours earlier off the coast of Ibaraki prefecture (36.6N, 141.9E; depth=10km), reported JMA.

fukushima quake 16jun14
Source and Copyright: Japan Meteorological Agency

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for Japan

FIRE-EARTH Science Team has suspended its research on Japan seismicity, California ditto.

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500 Homes Evacuated in California amid Raging Wildfire

Posted by feww on June 16, 2014


Raging Wildfire Forces Mass Evacuation in Southern California

The so-called Shirley Fire has grown to more than 2,000 acres with about 10 percent containment, as of posting.

Assisted by prolonged drought and dry fuel conditions, the Shirley Fire wildfire is burning actively in Rattlesnake Creek drainage about a mile from Wofford Heights, West of Lake Isabella. The fire is being fanned by a westerly wind and influenced by topography. Fuels burning range from conifers in the higher elevations, to grass in the lower areas, according to Inciweb.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has initiated evacuations in the following areas: Pala Ranches, Juniper Highlands, Old State Road, all residences between Old State Rd and Evans Rd on Hwy 155. An evacuation advisory was also issued for Alta Sierra 500 residences fall within the evacuation area.

The fire is expected to north and east, said fire authorities.

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