Researchers have identified a new species of miniature lanternshark that glows in the dark.
The shark, which measures 14.5 inches long (36.8 centimeters) and weighs less than two pounds (0.9 kilograms), was serendipitously found 1,000 feet (305 meters) below the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
Yellowstone supervolcano has been hit by a series of earthquakes, with more 400 recorded since June 12. The latest was recorded on Monday, June 19, with a magnitude 3 earthquake striking 8.6 miles north northeast of West Yellowstone, Montana.
The swarm began last week, and on June 15 saw a magnitude 4.5 earthquake take place in Yellowstone National Park. “The epicenter of the shock was located in Yellowstone National Park, eight miles north-northeast of the town of West Yellowstone, Montana,” scientists from the University of Utah, which monitors Yellowstone Volcano, said in a statement.
“The earthquake was [reportedly] felt in the towns of West Yellowstone and Gardiner, Montana, in Yellowstone National Park, and elsewhere in the surrounding region.”
This earthquake was the largest to have hit Yellowstone since March 30, 2014, when a magnitude 4.8 earthquake was recorded 18 miles to the east, near the Norris Geyser Basin.
“[The 4.5] earthquake is part of an energetic sequence of earthquakes in the same area that began on June 12,” the statement continued. “This sequence has included approximately thirty earthquakes of magnitude 2 and larger and four earthquakes of magnitude 3 and larger, including today’s magnitude 4.5 event.” For more on this supervolcano click here.
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FEARS over the possible eruption of the Yellowstone volcano increased after a swarm of volcanoes hot the world famous national park.
A 4.5 magnitude trembler struck Yellowstone, according to data from the US Geological Survey.
Scientists said Thursday’s earthquake was part of a swarm hitting the area since Monday.
Yellowstone volcano, located in the US state of Wyoming, is one of the most feared on the planet and described as a “ticking time bomb” – with various scientists claiming its eruption could be catastrophic. for more on this click here.
If this was to be true, one can only imagine the world devastation that will ensure if this were to happen.
I was out chilling at the local haunted hotel called Hotel Del Coronado. Besides it being packed and very crowded, I was able to find a spot on the beach and tan for a hot minute. This is what summer in California looks like.
California looks a bit unfamiliar to residents these days: following historic rainfall, the state’s landscape has bloomed, bringing life to its formerly brown hills dogged by drought. On April 7, California Governor Jerry Brown officially lifted the state’s emergency water provisions, thus declaring an end to a record-breaking drought.
MOUNT ST HELENS, a volcano responsible for one of the deadliest eruptions in US history, is ‘recharging’, experts have warned. In 1980, the volcano situated in Washington erupted, which led to 57 deaths and $1.1bn worth of property damage after it deposited ash in 11 different states and five Canadian provinces.Now, experts are warning the volcano is becoming active after witnessing a series of tremors beneath the surface of the 2,550 metre tall volcano.
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If you live in California then you’ve heard the saying quake country. We’ve all experienced a major quake in our life time. I remember the one quake that scared the life out of me.
It was January 17, 1994 the time was 4:30 on Martin Luther King Jr day, no school or work that day, saved thousands of lives in my opinion. Just imagine all those people that would have been on the freeways that collapsed! I didn’t sleep for days because I was scared that there would be another earthquake but stronger.
According to seismologist Tom Rockwell “A powerful quake in the mid-to-upper 6s could cause liquefaction around San Diego and Mission bays and locally in Mission Valley, and cause the land to be offset across the fault, which would damage buildings.” The Rose Canyon fault stretches almost 40 miles, from San Diego bay in the south before veering offshore near La Jolla and reaching as far north as Oceanside.
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