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Strong Earthquake Strikes near Santa Monica, Philippines

Posted by feww on July 3, 2015


Centered at 125.99°E, 10.21°N the quake struck at a depth of about 67 km, said GEOFON Extended Virtual Network (GEVN).


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High Temperature Records Shattered in California

Posted by feww on March 15, 2015

Record heat broiling California

Santa Ana winds, combined with a high pressure system moving across SoCal, are causing temperatures to soar throughout the region.

Hot temperatures broke several records on Saturday:

  • Downtown LA:  New Record of 91 degrees (32.8ºC), smashing previous record of 88 degrees  set in 1951.
  • LA International Airport:  New Record of 91 degrees
  • Long Beach:  New Record of 92 degrees (33.3ºC)
  • Camarillo: New Record of 92 degrees
  • Santa Ana: New Record of 96 degrees (35.6ºC)
  • San Gabriel:  New Record of 94 degrees (34.4ºC)

National High and Low Temperature (for the contiguous United States)
NWS Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD
Issued 2 am EDT Sunday, March 15, 2015

  • High Temperature for Saturday, March 14, 2015
    98 degrees (36.7ºC) at Anaheim, CA
  • Low Temperature for Saturday, March 14, 2015
    -9 degrees (-22.8ºC) at Houlton, ME
    -9 degrees at Presque Isle, ME

“The heat brought summertime-size crowds to Los Angeles County beaches. They were about as packed as a typical Fourth of July weekend, with attendance probably above 1 million,” LATimes reported quoting lifeguards.

The heat is also affecting Northern California, with new record for the day of 84 degrees set in San Francisco, Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto, said the report.

On Sunday, temperatures across the region are forecast to remain up to 25 degrees (F) above normal for the date.

L.A. Marathon

More than 26,000 people from all 50 states and 55 different countries were expected to participate in Sunday’s 30th annual L.A. Marathon, amid record-breaking temperatures.

The heatwave, which has scorched the region for three consecutive days,  prompted the organizers to reschedule the starting time for the race to 06:55, 30 minutes earlier than planned.

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Shallow Quake Rattles Los Angeles Area

Posted by feww on June 2, 2014



M4.2 Strikes near Westwood, Calif.

Centered at 34.100°N, 118.491°W, the event occurred at a depth of about 4.5km, according to revised data posted online by USGS/EHP.

EQ Details [Revised by USGS/EHP]

Magnitude: 4.2Mw
Event Time: 2014-06-02 02:36:43 UTC
Location: 34.100°N 118.491°W depth=4.5km (2.8mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 7km (4mi) NW of Westwood, California
  • 8km (5mi) N of Santa Monica, California
  • 8km (5mi) WNW of Beverly Hills, California
  • 11km (7mi) W of West Hollywood, California
  • 23km WNW Downtown Los Angeles

EQ Location Map

LA quake 2june2014
Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

Los Angeles Area Quakes

Meantime, USGS/EHP has revised details of an earlier quake that struck Los Angeles area in May as follows.

Magnitude: 3.3Mw
Event Time: 2014-05-08 06:39:24 UTC
Location: 33.957°N 118.188°W depth=13.9km (8.7mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 0km (0mi) SW of Cudahy, California
  • 2km (1mi) E of South Gate, California
  • 2km (1mi) S of Bell, California
  • 3km (2mi) WSW of Bell Gardens, California
  • 12km SSW Downtown Los Angeles

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FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for California

Due to the reasons explained previously on this blog, FIRE-EARTH Science Team has suspended its research on California seismicity, Japan ditto.

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