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Earthquake in California Today at 4.6 Magnitude Shakes Santa Barbara Area



Earthquake in California Today

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 occurred in the Los Angeles, California area today.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey the earthquake hit at 7:38 a.m. and was three miles from Isla Vista, five miles WSW from Goleta, and twelve miles west of Santa Barbara.

Initial reports indicated that the quake had a magnitude of 4.9, but was quickly downgraded to a 4.6.

Officials say that the quake started just at sea level in the Pacific Ocean.

The USGS reports that the earthquake was felt as far away as Bakersfield as well as across the Central Coast and the Los Angeles area.  Residents in Ventura County say they could also feel the quake.

A magnitude 2.6 aftershock struck at 7:50 a.m. in the same area, the USGS reported.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department said there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Capt. Ross Bonfiglio told WPTV the first quake was felt in the Ventura dispatch center as well as the jail but no damages, outages or injuries have been reported.

“We’re not expected any problems here,” Bonfiglio said.

The quake was also felt in Casitas Springs, the Oxnard Shores area, Port Hueneme, Camarillo and cities in the east county.

Authorities add there’s no danger of a tsunami.

People feeling the Earthquake today in California quickly spread to Twitter.

MNS Engineers reported, “Hope everyone out there is ok post-#earthquake! It knocked a couple of things over in our downtown #SantaBarbara office, but we’re fine.”

Dr. Izzy Lira reported on Twitter: “The lights in the gym were swinging in this morning’s HIIT class…did we stop? No! #earthquake #santabarbara”

Kienan said: “Earthquake in Santa Barbara? D@mn I wish I was surfing this morning.”

Topher Pettit says, “Earthquake and wildfire… It is just not Santa Barbara’s week.”

Caroline Martin tweeted, “First a fire, now an earthquake. #SantaBarbara”

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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.


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 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




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



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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