Monday, April 29, 2013

**Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side,
a dark side, and it holds the universe together.**
- Oprah Winfrey


Live Seismograms - Worldwide (update every 30 minutes)

This morning -
None 5.0 or higher.

Yesterday -
4/28/13 -

Southern Iran hit by magnitude 4.7 quake - The earthquake struck the southern port city of Bandar Charak in Iran’s Hormozgan Province on Sunday. There has been no immediate report on possible casualties.
Iran sits astride several major fault lines and is prone to frequent quakes. A major earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale hit a sparsely-populated rural area between the Iranian cities of Saravan and Khash in Sistan and Baluchestan Province at a depth of 95 kilometers on April 16. The quake, unprecedented in the past 50 years, was felt across large parts of the Middle East as far as New Delhi in India, where it jolted tall buildings. The quake was also felt in the Persian Gulf littoral states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Another strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit the town of Kaki, some 90 kilometers southeast of Bushehr, on April 9, at a depth of 12 kilometers. At least 37 people were killed and more than 1,050 others were injured. The quake also destroyed 3,100 houses.

China Accused Of Covering Up Earthquake Damage - Claims from Chinese officials that the majority of buildings built after the devastating 2008 earthquake didn't collapse in Saturday's magnitude-7 temblor in Sichuan faced criticism from rights groups and quake survivors.

Earthquake may have destroyed ancient Greece - An earthquake may have led to the collapse of the first Greeks - the Mycenaens - who inspired the legends of the Trojan Wars, 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey,' a new study has found. The abrupt decline of the Mycenaens occurred around 1200 BC, marking the start of a Dark Ages in Greece.

Volcano Webcams


No current tropical storms.

Low pressure system may form into Cyclone Zane off far north Queensland, Australia by the end of the day as it begins its track towards the coastline. There is a greater than 50 per cent chance a tropical low pressure system located about 940km east-northeast of Cairns will develop into a cyclone. It would be declared a cyclone after winds reached 76km/hr (41 knots) and were circulating through at least half the system. It will head west, southwest but it was too early to determine exactly what track it would take.


Bee deaths - EU may ban pesticides. New European Union states are to vote shortly on a proposed ban on pesticides linked to bee deaths in scientific studies.


Parasite 'resistant to malaria drug' - New strains of the parasite that causes malaria are developing a resistance to the drug most widely used against the disease.