MASSIVE QUAKES STRIKING BIG TIME 8.0 7.1 6.6 6.3
Reporting in the journal Nature Geoscience June 22, the scientists say this may be the first observation of dynamic, geological processes in Titan’s northern hemisphere. “This discovery tells us that the liquids in Titan’s northern hemisphere are not simply stagnant and unchanging, but rather that changes do occur,” said Jason Hofgartner, a Cornell University graduate student in the field of planetary sciences, and the paper’s lead author. “We don’t know precisely what caused this ‘magic island’ to appear, but we’d like to study it further.”
Monday June 23 2014, 19:19:00 UTC 9 hours ago Kermadec Islands, New Zealand. 7.1
Monday June 23 2014, 20:06:20 UTC 8 hours ago Kermadec Islands, New Zealand. 6.3
Monday June 23 2014, 20:53:04 UTC 8 hours ago Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska. 8.0
PLANETARY TREMORS: Global Seismic Uptick – Very Powerful 8.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southeast Of Little Sitkin, Alaska – Tsunami Warning For Aleutian Islands; Strong Aftershocks! [MAP+TECTONIC SUMMARY]
A 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck along the Aleutian Islands in Alaska at 1:53 p.m. PT, prompting a tsunami warning for the U.S. Pacific coast. A preliminary report indicated the quake was a 7.1 magnitude. That was revised minutes later to 8.0 by the U.S. Geological Survey. Later in the evening the magnitude was revised to 7.9.
Tuesday June 24 2014, 03:15:37 UTC 102 minutes ago Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 6.6
“The epidemic is totally out of control,” warns medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières of the deadly Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. “There is a real risk of it spreading to other areas…Ebola is no longer a public health issue limited to Guinea: it is affecting the whole of West Africa.” As of Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put the number of cases at 362 — more than any other outbreak on record. Here’s everything you need to know about Ebola…
Ebola has a fatality rate of up to 90 percent and there is no vaccine and no known cure. The virus initially causes raging fever, headaches, muscle pain, conjunctivitis and weakness, before moving into more severe phases with vomiting, diarrhoea and haemorrhages.