**I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous
weapons out of the hands of fools.
Let's start with typewriters.**
Frank Lloyd Wright
LARGEST QUAKES so far today -
5.5 NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.
Yesterday, 2/2/14 -
5.2 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
5.2 PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION
5.4 SOUTHERN IRAN
5.1 SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS
6.5 SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS
5.1 NEAR COAST OF SOUTHERN PERU
5.0 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS
5.1 KEPULAUAN SULA, INDONESIA
Strong Quake Hits Western Greek Isle of Kefalonia - A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of between 5.7 and 6.1 hit the western Greek island of Kefalonia before dawn Monday, sending panicked residents into the streets just over a week after a similar 5.9 quake damaged hundreds of buildings across the region.
6.5 quake hits Kermadec - The earthquake struck off New Zealand's North Island on Sunday. The quake prompted a series of tsunami advisories.
Philippines - The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) is monitoring and studying the consecutive earthquakes recorded in the West Philippine Sea, northwest of Bolinao, Pangasinan. They are trying to determine what caused the consecutive, if mild, shocks in the West Philippine Sea as well as to find out if an “earthquake swarm” is occurring in the area.
The first tremor was recorded at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, with the epicenter of the magnitude 3.9-quake located 96 kilometers northwest of Bolinao in Pangasinan. More tremors followed, the strongest of which was a magnitude 3.8 quake, until 5:21 a.m. Sunday. The earthquakes had a depth of focus that ranged from one kilometer to 21 kilometers. The epicenters of the quakes were located near the Manila trench, but Philvolcs is checking if there is another fault system in the area that may be the cause of the consecutive tremors. Philvolcs warns that more earthquakes may occur in the area.
Iran - Moderate earthquake damages buildings, disrupts cell phones. A magnitude 5.5 earthquake Sunday jolted a sparsely populated area in the country's south.
Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano shoots ash and lava - Ecuador's Geophysics Institute is reporting that the Tungurahua volcano has erupted three times, spewing ash and lava.
Indonesia - The death toll from the Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months rose to 16 Sunday after rescuers found another charred corpse. The volcano has spewed searing ash when it erupted Saturday morning. Since the eruptions began, ash has caused more than $60 million in damage to cash crops including coffee, chilies, rice, corn and cabbage.
TROPICAL STORMS -
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No current tropical storms.
Philippines - Three people died and thousands of people were displaced as tropical storm Basyang (international name: Kajiki) exited the country. Tropical storm "Basyang" left a trail of devastation in Southern Leyte and Cebu before it weakened into a tropical depression late morning on Saturday. 30,000 people have been displaced.
At least 73 people were killed in back-to-back tropical storms in the Philippines.
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