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Kentucky Earthquake Registers at 4.3 Magnitude, Felt in Knoxville, TN

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Kentucky Earthquake 11/10/12

An earthquake in Kentucky was strong enough to be felt all the way in Knoxville, Tennessee. The earthquake was 8 miles West of Whitesburg, KY. What was rare about today’s earthquake is the frequency in Kentucky isn’t very often. In fact according to WKYT the last quake in KY was in Bath County in 1980 registering at 5.1 magnitude.

People from all over felt todays quake chatting about it on Twitter, Facebook and commenting on websites revealing it. States like West Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio and obviously Kentucky felt the trembling shakes.

A lot of talk in Knoxville, Tenneesse was going on about the 4.3 magnitude trembler. One person tweeted from @KnoxvillePains, “Counting myself blessed for surviving the Great Knox Earthquake. 11/10/12. #NeverForget”  Another person from @NathanMJohnston tweeted, “An earthquake just shook my living room in Knoxville!?!?!?! 2.0 on the Richter Scale. How is that possible?”

 

Other people were posting comments around the web explaining what it was like to experience the shaking in their house. Rebecca Mallott commented, “Dishes were rattled and pictures moved the walls shaking. I live in Mt. Sterling, KY.” Another comment under the name Liz stated, “I felt the rumbling in my kitchen and things were rattling, and my dogs went nuts! We live in the mountains at Red River Gorge.” If you’re wondering how long the quake lasted some reports say it was around 15 – 20 seconds long. A comment from someone calling themselves Lexington, KY Guy said, “We felt it here in Lexington, shook for about 15-20 sec. Rattled windows pretty good.” A person named Dave that used to live in Southern California commented on his experience of the quake too, “felt it really well near I-75 exit 97. Former resident of SoCal, knew it was a quake due to duration (as opposed to explosives). It was my wife’s first quake, she was pretty excited. Took a long time to verify it was a quake online or by watching local news, like 20 minutes.”

Some people on Twitter were reporting aftershocks which were confirmed by the USGS. The official time the 4.3 magnitude quake hit was November 10th, 2012 at 17:08:14 and the aftershock hit with a magnitude 2.5 at 18:37:07. If there are any more updates on the KY Earthquake we’ll update here with new aftershocks or surrounding quakes near the coal mining area.

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  1. Jeff

    November 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Felt in Lewis county tn

  2. Dean Messer

    November 12, 2012 at 8:40 am

    I was in my truck sitting in front of my home in Johnson County, KY West Van Lear. I felt my truck and trailer lunging back and forth, I thought some one was behind me pulling a prank, by pushing on my trailer. I got out of my tuck to see who was back there and obvious, no one. Shortly after, my wife sent me a message from her phone telling me it was a quake. She just happened to be in Whitesburgh visiting her father at the Whitesburg hospital. She said the quake was pretty, pardon the pun, moving!

  3. Woodrow

    November 10, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I’m confused. According to this, in military time it happened 1708 which is the late afternoon. I felt the earthquake before noon. It shook my house slightly for about 3 seconds. I know the time because the mail man had just dropped off a package and when it hit I checked it as I went outside.
    I’m located middle Tennessee near Jamestown.
    So it thought it was weird nobody reported the earthquake until later. Very confusing. is it possible the earthquake I felt somehow did not get detected? Because I’m not 99, but 100% positive mine hit before noon, and this is showing 1708 which is 5:08pm.

  4. Dr. Bill Stone

    November 10, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Felt this is Johnson City, TN (Far-eastern Tennessee).

  5. Kent Stephens

    November 10, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I felt it in harrison, tn (just east of Chattanooga).

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Climate Change Is In The US Now – Scientists Said On Severe Condition

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The US is now facing a big problem with climate change. If not prevented, it will cost hundreds of billions of dollars, or worse, more than 10% of its GDP by the end of the century to the country. Not to mention the damage it will have in the economy, health, and quality of life.

This devastating news was supposed to come out by December, but it seems like Trump administration cannot wait any longer as it needs to be taken action before it is too late. According to the 4th National Climate Assessment, the future risks from climate change depends on the decision that will have today. Skipping another day on spreading this kind of alarming news will just make it worse.

The director of the Technical Support Unit at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, David Easterling also gave an opinion about the status of the climate change. He says that there is no external interference in the report’s development. What the Earth is experiencing right now is unlike any other.

“THE GLOBAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IS MUCH HIGHER AND IS RISING MORE RAPIDLY THAN ANYTHING MODERN CIVILIZATION HAS EXPERIENCED, AND THIS WARMING TREND CAN ONLY BE EXPLAINED BY HUMAN ACTIVITIES,” EASTERLING SAID.

US President Donald Trump tweeted, “Whatever happened to global warming?”. He posted the tweet after Washington experienced a blast of icy weather this week. His question though was answered by his group of scientists. They say, without mentioning any particular person that the climate change is already in the US..now. It is already in a severe situation, deadly, and if we do not do anything about it, the case will be fatal.

This vital matter is now calling the attention of the government after numbers of disasters happened in different countries. Affected dams in South Carolina; failing crops in the withered Great Plains; a rise in insect-borne disease in Florida. At the same time, this news is to assert the White House to prioritize economic growth over environmental regulation.

Aside from the government’s move against climate change, it is also time for us to make an action to prevent or at least delay it. People should take part in creating a significant difference to avoid this kind of scenario. Because at the end of the day, we will also be the one who will benefit from the significant change.

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Death Toll Now Rises At 1,350 After Tsunami Disaster In Indonesia

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According to the agency, nearly 1,350 dead bodies are found on the island of Sulawesi, and it is fearfully still growing as the day comes by.

Part of the 1,350 dead bodies found are 34 Indonesian students that were found under a church that was buried by a mudslide. This group of students located in the church was part of the 86 students who were declared missing from a Bible Camp in Jonooge Church Training Centre. But the remaining 52 students are still missing.

The big tsunami that hit Indonesia last Friday has become the worst nightmare for everyone. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake that is followed by a big tsunami that immersed the island of Sulawesi, particularly in the city of Palu.

Because of the dilemma that had happened to the people of Palu, aside from the growing numbers of dead bodies, survivors are at the same time suffering from hunger and thirst and a place where to stay in, especially elders and children.

Aside from the missing students, rescuers are also looking out for survivors or dead bodies in a four-storey hotel building that was also destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami. Out of 50 estimated people that were inside the Roa Roa hotel, nine dead bodies have found, and three are alive.

Some of us may be wondering if there is any help from others are coming that will give food and water to the survivors. According to Chief Ari Dono Sukmanto of Deputy National Police, there is food supply coming in, and they are just waiting for it to be distributed to the victims.

With thousands of people in Palu, not all of them can be accommodated at once because of less help from the rescuers, treatments for the injured and transportation to bring them to a safe place. One of the reasons why the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo is struggling to ask assistance and send more rescuers in the affected area is that the bridge that is connecting to Palu is damaged, some of the roads are blocked and busted telecommunications that make them difficult to contact for help.

It is very frustrating seeing this kind of incident. We hope and pray that more help will come from different countries to save more lives. Stay tuned for more updates.

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7.9 Magnitude Earthquake in Alaska Triggers Tsunami Warnings, but Quickly Cancelled

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Alaska Earthquake Tsunami

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck Monday about 15 miles from Little Sitkin Island, Alaska. The earthquake had a depth of 71 miles, according to seismologists.

The Alaska earthquake set off a tsunami warning, but it generated only a small wave. The earthquake occurred about 12:53 p.m. local time with officials sending out the initial tsunami warnings for coastal areas from Nikolski to Attu, along with the Pribilof Islands to the north, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

The National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, issued a tsunami warning for a portion of the Aleutians stretching from Nikolski to Attu. “Widespread dangerous coastal flooding accompanied by powerful currents are possible and may continue for hours after tsunami arrival,” the NTWC bulletin said.

The tsunami warning was downgraded to an advisory a couple of hours after it struck, and the advisory was canceled by 4:45 p.m.

Jeff Freymueller, with the Alaska Volcano Observatory, told the Daily News that the observatory monitored seismic activity in the Aleutians following the earthquake for any evidence that it triggered “earthquake swarms.” He said there was no evidence of volcanic activity tied to the earthquake as of Monday afternoon.

While it’s “certainly possible that you could have volcanic activity triggered” by earthquake swarms, the AVO is monitoring the area mostly to avoid being “taken by surprise that we may see a change,” Freymueller said.

On Monday afternoon, the AVO hadn’t seen any indications of volcanic activity possibly due to the earthquake, he said.

Aftershocks were occurring in the area Monday afternoon, Natasha Ruppert, seismologist at the Alaska Earthquake Information Center said. “We expect there will be quite a few.”

An aftershock of magnitude 6.0 struck the same area around 1:11 p.m., while a magnitude-5.9 quake followed at 1:30, according to the USGS. By 3 p.m., seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.7 or higher had occurred in the area.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

The last major U.S. quake, a 7.9 tremor near Alaska’s Denali National Park, occurred Nov. 3, 2002.

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