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Since Oct. 7, we have been in an earthquake

Since Oct. 7, we have been in an earthquake

[ad_1] A 1755 copper engraving showing Lisbon, Portugal, in flames and a tsunami overwhelming the ships in the harbor. (Image courtesy Wikipedia/Creative Commons) (RNS) — I came to Lisbon for a post-Passover getaway. Lisbon is a beautiful city. Its people are gracious. Its sites are compelling. Its wine is delicious. But, almost wherever you go, you remember that Lisbon was the place where a world view collapsed and where a new world view was born. On Nov. 1, 1755, two natural disasters decimated Lisbon. First, there was a massive earthquake, and then, in its wake, a massive tsunami. If you ask the historians how many people died on that day, they don’t know: 15,000? 50,000? 60,000? (This is a great video on the topic.) Here was the bitter irony. Nov. 1 was All Saints Day, and there was barely a city in Europe that had striven to be more saintly than Lisbon. Of its 250,000 residents, 25,000 of them — 10% of the population — were priests or monks or nuns. Which gave rise to …

4.1 earthquake strikes near Corona, lightly shakes Southern California

4.1 earthquake strikes near Corona, lightly shakes Southern California

[ad_1] A magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported at 1:49 p.m. Wednesday two miles from Corona, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake occurred three miles from Anaheim, three miles from Chino Hills, four miles from Yorba Linda and five miles from Orange. In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. An average of 25 earthquakes with magnitudes between 4.0 and 5.0 occur each year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 0.9 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS. Find out what to do before, and during, an earthquake near you by signing up for our Unshaken newsletter, which breaks down emergency preparedness into bite-sized steps over six weeks. Learn more about earthquake kits, which apps you need, Lucy Jones’ most important advice and more at latimes.com/Unshaken. This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A …

Haiti on the Precipice | Pooja Bhatia

Haiti on the Precipice | Pooja Bhatia

[ad_1] On Thursday, Ariel Henry formally resigned as prime minister of Haiti. Few were grateful for his service. Over thirty-two months, the longest premiership since 1987, Henry presided over a country where life grew steadily worse. For the past five years armed groups had terrorized the capital, Port-au-Prince; in January they intensified their assault. On February 29 they united forces and launched a full-scale uprising: they engineered two prison breaks and freed some 4,700 prisoners, engaged in firefights with the outgunned national police, shut down the airport, torched commissariats, and attacked banks and private homes.  When the uprising began Henry was away in Nairobi finalizing the terms of a foreign intervention, blessed by the United Nations and brokered by the United States. Kenya was to lead a “Multinational Security Support Mission,” which would deploy a thousand police officers, a woefully inadequate number, to quell the violence in Haiti. On March 5, when the prime minister tried to return to Port-au-Prince, armed groups did not allow him to land at the airport. Authorities in the Dominican …

Earthquake of Magnitude 6.5 Strikes Japan’s Bonin Islands, USGS Says

Earthquake of Magnitude 6.5 Strikes Japan’s Bonin Islands, USGS Says

[ad_1] (Reuters) -An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck Japan’s Bonin Islands, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said on Saturday. The quake was at a depth of 503.2 km (312.7 miles), USGS said. The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami warning from the quake, based on available data. (Reporting by Rishabh Jaiswal in Bengaluru; Editing by William Mallard) Copyright 2024 Thomson Reuters. Photos You Should See – April 2024 [ad_2] Source link

Turkey Earthquake Trial Opens Amid Anger and Tears

Turkey Earthquake Trial Opens Amid Anger and Tears

[ad_1] The families addressed the court one by one, sobbing as they spoke the names of relatives who had been killed when their upscale apartment complex in southern Turkey toppled over during a powerful earthquake last year. One woman, whose son had died in the collapse alongside his wife and their 3-year-old son, lashed out at the defendants — the men who had built the complex and the inspectors charged with ensuring that it was safe. “Shame on you,” said the woman, Remziye Bozdemir. “Your children are alive, mine are dead.” The hearing on Thursday was the first aimed at seeking accountability for the collapse of Renaissance Residence, one of the most catastrophic building failures during the earthquakes of Feb. 6, 2023, which damaged hundreds of thousands of structures and killed more than 53,000 people across southern Turkey. More than 300 people died inside Renaissance, and many more were wounded. An investigation and forensic analysis by The New York Times found that a tragic combination of poor design and minimal oversight had left the building …

Australia earthquake LIVE: 4.1 magnitude horror hits with shocks felt ‘200km away’ | World | News

Australia earthquake LIVE: 4.1 magnitude horror hits with shocks felt ‘200km away’ | World | News

[ad_1] A powerful earthquake has hit Australia, with shockwaves being reportedly felt several kilometres away from the epicentre. The 4.1-magnitude tremor struck at around 4pm local time (7.30am BST) on Wednesday, in an area north-east of Jamestown, in the South Australia state.  The tremor hit at a depth of one kilometre, according to Geoscience Australia, the government’s website dedicated to geoscience matters. One local reportedly said the earthquake was felt “far and wide” – reportedly as far as Adelaide, located some 200km away from the epicentre. One local wrote on social media: “Sounded like a train going down Sixth Street, no wonder my poor old house is cracking up!”  There were no immediate reports of casualties.  For all the latest updates, follow the live blog below. Stay up to date with all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow our social media accounts here on facebook.com/DailyExpress and @daily_express [ad_2] Source link

Climate change caused the eclipse and New York earthquake?

Climate change caused the eclipse and New York earthquake?

[ad_1] A solar eclipse The raging hysteria about climate change has just entered the bizarro stage, for those familiar with that old Superman alternate reality, where everything was the opposite. Good was bad, and ugly was beautiful, etc. On Monday, The View cohost, Sunny Hostin, blamed climate change for Monday’s eclipse and the 4.8 earthquake that rattled New York on Friday, April 5, 2024, Fox News reports. Yes, it seems that people driving SUVs are responsible for the moon blocking out the sun and causing massive shifting beneath the Earth’s surface. Though other members of The View quickly disagreed, a US Senate Candidate, Christina Amira Khalil, who also happens to be a member of the Green Party, tweeted that climate change was responsible for the earthquake that hit New York. “I experienced my first earthquake in NJ. We never get earthquakes,” Khalil wrote in the widely mocked viral tweet. “The climate crisis is real. The weirdest experience ever.” However, Hostin didn’t stop there, she went on to talk about the reaction of her makeup artist, when …

TSMC Resumes Majority of Apple Chip Production Following Earthquake

TSMC Resumes Majority of Apple Chip Production Following Earthquake

[ad_1] Apple chip supplier TSMC has reportedly resumed most of its operations after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan’s eastern coast on Wednesday. TSMC told Bloomberg that more than 80% of its chip production lines are operational again as of Thursday, and it said there has been no damage to its most critical equipment. More specifically, Taiwanese research firm TrendForce said that TSMC’s 3nm, 4nm, and 5nm chip factories resumed more than 90% of their operations within hours after the earthquake, suggesting that Apple chip production has not been significantly impacted. While this update from TSMC has been widely reported, Apple chip production is obviously the least of concerns following the earthquake, which has reportedly caused at least 10 deaths and over 1,000 injuries in Taiwan. Popular Stories iPhone 16 Pro Expected Later This Year With These 12 New Features While the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are still months away from launching, there are already over a dozen rumors about the devices. Below, we have recapped new features and changes expected for …

How a steel ball ‘damper’ protected Taipei 101 from Taiwan earthquake

How a steel ball ‘damper’ protected Taipei 101 from Taiwan earthquake

[ad_1] When a 7.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Taiwan on Wednesday, people inside the island’s tallest skyscraper, Taipei 101, were protected by a large yellow pendulum at the building’s center that helped absorb the shock. Known as a “tuned mass damper” the 730-ton steel sphere is suspended between several floors at the top of the building, where it can be viewed by the public. The observatory is a popular tourist attraction in the capital city. The sphere moves back and forth during earthquakes or typhoons that regularly lash the island, absorbing the force of any “violent swinging,” according to the Taipei 101 website. The damper’s engineers say it can curtail the building’s movement by up to 40 percent, reducing the queasiness felt by its occupants. Closed-circuit TV footage of the Taipei skyline at the moment the earthquake hit shows the pagoda-shaped skyscraper hardly moving. The security camera, mounted on another building, is shaking violently. Live cam footage and security cameras catch the moment a deadly 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the east coast of Taiwan on April 3. …

‘Like a scene from the movies’: Singapore actress Yvonne Lim shares Taiwan earthquake experience

‘Like a scene from the movies’: Singapore actress Yvonne Lim shares Taiwan earthquake experience

[ad_1] SINGAPORE: Singaporean Yvonne Lim was heading for a nap after sending her children to school when an earthquake struck Taiwan – the island’s strongest in 25 years. Everything started shaking and the intensity got worse as the seconds dragged on. That is when she realised it was serious, said Ms Lim, a Mediacorp artiste who has been living with her family in Taipei for the past nine years. “I ran downstairs to my living room. I forgot my handphone. I just forgot everything. It was so shaky and you could even barely walk in (a) straight line. It was like a scene from the movies that we watch,” she told CNA’s Singapore Tonight on Wednesday (Apr 3).  “And you couldn’t think properly. It was very, very scary. The tremors were very, very bad.” While it lasted just a few minutes, that was not how it felt, she said. It might be very short …  three or four minutes. But (it actually feels) very long when there’s an earthquake. You were like really holding onto …