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M4.2 Quake Strikes N. Nevada

Posted by feww on December 4, 2014

SCENARIOS: 704, 703,  700, [500,] 09, 08, 07, 02

The 218th quake strikes northern Nevada

Centered at 41.880°N, 119.636°W the quake occurred at a depth of 11.5km (7.1mi) about 68km ESE of Lakeview, Oregon, reported USGS/EHP.

The quake was the 218th quake measuring ≥ 2.5Mw to strike near Bald Mountain, East of Calcutta Lake, over the past 30 days.

At least 18 quakes of all magnitudes have struck the area over the past 24 hours.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 4.2Mw
Event Time: 2014-12-04 05:24:52 UTC
Location: 41.880°N 119.636°W depth=11.5km (7.1mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 68km (42mi) ESE of Lakeview, Oregon
  • 177km (110mi) E of Altamont, Oregon
  • 181km (112mi) ESE of Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • 183km (114mi) NNE of Susanville, California
  • 301km (187mi) N of Carson City, Nevada

Seismic Hot Spots

About 88 percent of global earthquakes of all magnitude, 146 out of 166 events over the past 24 hours, have occurred across 9 U.S. sates—Alaska, Arizona, California, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Washington and Wyoming—as of posting.

The U.S. events include 17 out of 34 global earthquakes measuring ≥ 2.5Mw over the 24-hour period.

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HAGUPIT Becomes a Super Typhoon

Posted by feww on December 4, 2014

MAIN SCENARIOS: 900, 888, 808, [500,] 477, 444, 117, 111, 097, 071, 070, 047, 033, 027, 025, 023, 022, 012, 011, 09, 02

Super Typhoon 22W could cause widespread destruction in the  Philippines

Typhoon 22W [aka, HAGUPIT, locally called “RUBY”] was positioned near 10.2N 133.3E, about 800km east of Surigao City , packing sustained winds of about 305 km/h, at 05.00UTC on Thursday, December 4, according to FIRE-EARTH models.

  • Movement and Forward Speed: WNW at about 25 km/h
  • Max. Wind Gusts: 370 km/h
  • Max. Significant Wave Heights: ~ 20m

The super typhoon is forecast to reach within 30 km northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar and make landfall over the Samar area before noon on Saturday, according to PAGASA/DOST.

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Most Probable Track of Typhoon 22W. Source: PAGASA/DOST.

Authorities have placed at least 10 provinces under Storm Signal No. 1 as of posting:

Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte , Southern Leyte,  Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island, Surigao del Sur, and Dinagat.

The super storm may dump heavy – intense rain of up to 20 mm/hr over a 700-km diameter of the typhoon.

Storm surges, extreme rain events, flash floods,and landslides are expected to worsen what could be yet another major catastrophe.

In November 2013, Typhoon HAIYAN devastated Eastern Samar and the island of Leyte, leaving up to 8,000 people dead or missing, tens of thousands injured and about 5 million homeless.


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Typhoon HAGUPIT Targets the Philippines December 3, 2014

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