Thursday, January 19, 2017

Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake - Solomon Islands

M 6.8 - 67km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

2017-01-19 23:04:20 UTC10.386°S   161.308°E29.9 km depth

Preliminary Earthquake Report
  • 19 Jan 2017 23:04:21 UTC
  • 20 Jan 2017 10:04:21 near epicenter
  • 19 Jan 2017 18:04:21 standard time in your timezone
Location10.351S 161.280E
Depth33 km
  • 71 km (44 mi) W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
  • 177 km (109 mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • 780 km (483 mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 858 km (531 mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
  • 1115 km (691 mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 8.0 km; Vertical 4.6 km
ParametersNph = 133; Dmin = 177.3 km; Rmss = 1.20 seconds; Gp = 20°
Version =
Event IDus 10007u7n 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

‘Scandalous,’ ‘shocking:’ Catholic experts blast Vatican invite to pro-abort ‘Population Bomb’ author

‘Scandalous,’ ‘shocking:’ Catholic experts blast Vatican invite to pro-abort ‘Population Bomb’ author

URGENT: Ask Pope Francis to stop the scandal and disinvite Dr. Ehrlich. Sign the petition here.
January 13, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Life and family experts are calling it “scandalous,” “shocking,” “confusing,” and “perplexing” that the Vatican would invite Dr. Paul Ehrlich, the undisputed father of the modern, pro-abortion population control movement, to present a paper at an upcoming Vatican-run conference.
“The fact that Paul Ehrlich is advertised as a speaker at the Vatican’s ‘Biological Extinction’ conference is scandalous,” Maria Madise, manager of Voice of the Family, told LifeSiteNews.
“Through its choice of speakers, the Pontifical Academies running the event are giving an unmistakable message of sympathy for the radical environmental agenda, despite it going hand in hand with abortion, birth control, and a total lack of compassion for the real poor in today’s world, the unborn children,” she said.
Ehrlich, author of the 1968 bestseller The Population Bomb, is scheduled to speak in Vatican City during the February 27-March 1 conference that will discuss “how to save the natural world,” a story LifeSiteNews broke earlier this week. 
The Stanford biologist champions sex-selective abortion as well as mass forced sterilization as legitimate methods to curb population growth. It is impossible to calculate the possible millions of deaths globally the man and his population control ideas might indirectly be responsible for over the past five decades — ideas that are forcefully employed in countries such as China, India, Kenya, and many others.

Catholicism Debates Jihad

Some Catholic leaders insist that terrorist attacks are motivated by money, selfishness, and oppression, but not by religion. Jihadists, however, disagree.
A Christmas tree lies on the street beside the empty Christmas market Dec. 20 following a terrorist attack in Berlin. At least a dozen people were killed and nearly 50 wounded when a stolen truck smashed into wooden huts serving wine and sausages Dec. 19, 2016. (CNS photo/Hannibal Hanschke, Reuters)
After the truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin and the murder of a Russian ambassador in Ankara, Bishop Nuncio Galantino assured the press that the attacks were not motivated by religion but by money.  Such acts, said the head of the Italian bishop’s conference, are motivated by “selfishness and oppression.”
Nothing to do with religion?  That sounds familiar.  Pope Francis said as much in Evangelii Gaudium.  “Authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran,” he wrote, “are opposed to every form of violence.”  That was three years ago when many Catholics were still working on the assumption that Islam was a religion not unlike Catholicism.  But why, after three more years of violence committed in the name of Islam, are bishops still repeating this tired formula?

I read the story about Bishop Galantino on the JihadWatch website, and just below it was another story titled “Christian worship is ‘worse than murder and bloodshed’.”  Those are the sentiments of Dr. Ahmed al-Naqib, a noted Egyptian religious scholar who has received awards in recognition of his academic achievements.  Further down in the piece, we read that Al-Azhar, the Islamic world’s most prestigious university, issued a fatwa in 2009 comparing the building of a church to “a nightclub, a gambling casino, or building a barn for rearing pigs, cats and dogs.”  The gist of the articles is that the religion of Islam has a fairly low opinion of Christians and other non-Muslims—an opinion which often acts as an incentive to violence against them.

Raymond Ibrahim, the author of the piece, is a Middle East and Islam specialist and an Arabic translator whose writings about Islamic culture and history have appeared in a wide variety of publications including scholarly journals and popular websites.  It seems a safe bet that Ibrahim knows more about Islam than Bishop Galantino, and Ibrahim makes a solid case in his books and articles that jihad is motivated primarily by religion. Yet the view that jihad is motivated by poverty and oppression, not religion, remains popular with Catholic prelates. 
But if jihad has nothing to do with religion, why did the Turkish assassin shout “Allahu akbar” after shooting the Russian ambassador?  Why were his next words “we are those who have given a pledge of allegiance to Muhammad that we will carry on jihad”?  To most people, “a pledge of allegiance to Muhammad” would suggest a religious motivation.  The trouble is, most people didn’t hear that part of the assassins statement.  The mainstream media conveniently left out Mevlut Altintas’ pledge.  All that most people know is that he said “Allahu Akbar” and “Do not forget Aleppo! Do not forget Syria!”  The mainstream media would like to leave us with the impression that when a Muslim commits murder, his motives are purely political, not religious.

And Bishop Galantino apparently wants to leave the impression that jihadists are motivated by money.  “At bottom,” he said, “there is just selfishness and oppression.  Wars benefit those who have power and money, those who trade in weapons.” Well, that might be the reason why arms dealers sell weapons, but what does it have to do with one jihadist who murders an ambassador in an art gallery, and another one who plows a large truck into a crowd of Christmas shoppers?

Both jihadists were most likely expecting to die, and even a jihadist knows that you can’t take it with you. Besides, who needs money in paradise? When you think about it, the bishop’s attempt to bring in a money motive explains nothing. 

There seems no reason to bring money into the picture.  Unless, of course, there is another point you want to make.  And sure enough, towards the end of the interview, Bishop Galantino puts out a warning about “violence,” “even in the use of language.”   “Vulgarity and aggressiveness in language,” he says, “fuel a climate that brings out the worst in people and impedes efforts toward a peaceful coexistence.”
He continues, “Look at the media, on TV and in politics, and even more on social networks.  The word of an imbecile is worth as much as that of a Nobel prize winner.”  “And often,” he concludes, “The words of a violent person or a warmonger have even more impact.”   “Vulgarity and aggressiveness,” “TV,” “politics,” social media,” “warmonger”—the words are suggestive.  When you combine them with earlier negative remarks made by the bishop about “those who have power and money,” it almost seems as though he’s talking about president-elect Donald Trump.
It’s become a common claim among liberals and leftists that Donald Trump’s aggressive rhetoric provokes peaceful Muslims into becoming jihadists.  Now, it seems, some Catholic prelates are jumping on the bandwagon.  But does anyone really believe that the two terrorist attacks (the occasion for the bishops’ remarks) were motivated by Donald Trump?  An otherwise peaceful Muslim drives a truck into a crowd of innocent people because he was inflamed by Donald Trump?  A Turkish policeman assassinates a Russian Ambassador because of provocative remarks by Donald Trump?  The much more probable explanation is that the jihadists were motivated by another political leader from long ago—one who was also a warlord and a “prophet.”  Why not take the assassin at his word—“we are those who have given a pledge of allegiance to Muhammad that we will carry on jihad”?

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Signs in the Sun

More Signs In The Sun, Moon And Stars - Earthquake Warning Issued After Huge Coronal Hole Launches Particle Storm And Solar Winds Towards Planet Earth
"And there will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides." Luke 21:25
The new story from the Daily Mail is quite literally titled "The Sun Is Ripping Apart! NASA Image Shows Vast 'Hole' Spreading Across The Solar Surface" within which they report the elongated coronal hole seen in the photographs above and below stretching across the surface of the sun is allowing massive amounts of solar wind to get out. 
The new story from The Express on this same massive coronal hole warns the solar winds are now blasting in the direction of the Earth according to NASA, which posted a video to Instagram warning that "the elongated coronal hole rotated across the surface of the sun this past week so that it is now streaming solar wind towards Earth”.
As Mac Slavo over at SHTFPlan reports, this bombardment of particles towards the Earth could interfere with the power grid and disrupt many different kinds of technologies that are 'electromagnetic based'. 
This can affect satellites in orbit, potentially leading to a lack of GPS navigation, mobile phone signal and satellite TV. 
Additionally, a surge of particles can lead to high currents in the magnetosphere, which can lead to higher than normal electricity in power lines, resulting in electrical transformers and power stations blow outs and a loss of power.
While Slavo also reports that experts aren't expecting a major storm this time around, and only a G2 warning has been issued for the beginning of this latest solar activity, the fact that this is coming so soon after Barack Obama signed an Executive Order to deal with 'space weather chaos' as we reported in this ANP story proves our vulnerability.
Also warning of the measurable effects on critical infrastructure systems and technologies, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), satellite operations and communication, aviation, and the electrical power grid, we must also remind that according to SpaceWeatherNews, many studies suggest that the sun has been the trigger for numerous massive earthquakes. First, from the executive order.:
Extreme space weather events -- those that could significantly degrade critical infrastructure -- could disable large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation. Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Franklin Graham slams Virginia governor for threatening to veto 20-week abortion ban

Franklin Graham slams Virginia governor for threatening to veto 20-week abortion ban

Famed evangelist Franklin Graham criticized Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe for threatening to veto a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Last week, McAuliffe warned the Republican-controlled General Assembly not to "waste time" in trying to pass the measure, adding that signing it into law might affect businesses in the state.

"I can't sit back and have that sitting out the same time I am traveling the globe recruiting businesses to Virginia," he said.

"If there's something that would be damaging toward business, and to our image around the country and the globe, I'll veto it, you bet I will," he continued.

Graham took to Facebook on Friday and criticized the governor for prioritizing business over the lives of the unborn.

Christian Clergy Welcomes Islam in Church, Then Bows to It

Translations of this item:
  • Last July, for the first time during a Mass in Italy, a verse of the Koran was recited from the altar.
  • A priest in the south of Italy enraged parishioners by dressing the Virgin Mary in a Muslim burqa for his church's Christmas Nativity scene. These interfaith initiatives are based on the gradual elimination of the Western-Christian heritage in favor of Islam.
  • The Catholic clergy is probably disoriented by Pope Francis himself; he was the first to allow the reading of Islamic prayers and Koran readings from the Vatican.
  • The Pope embraced religious relativism when it comes with Islam. He repeated that Islamist violence is the work of "a small group of fundamentalists" who, according to him, have nothing to do with Islam.
  • Church of England Bishop Harries suggested that Prince Charles's coronation service should be opened with a Koran reading. In the US, more than 50 churches, including the Washington National Cathedral, hold Koran readings. Is there any reading of the Christian liturgy in mosques?
  • How is it that so few Christian leaders have raised their voices against this unprecedented attack on a Christian monument? Have they organized so many Koran readings in their own churches so that they now view it as normal to convert a church into a mosque?
  • Would it not be better for the Catholic Church to establish a real dialogue with the Islamic communities based on principles such as reciprocity (if you build mosques in Europe, we build churches in the Middle East), protection of Christian minorities in the Crescent and theological repudiation of jihad against "infidels"?

French Ambassadors Declare War on Israel

  • For our ambassadors, terrorism does not exist in "Palestine". They just whisper Quixotically about "the need for security" for Israel.
  • The obvious conclusion is that they are just trying to hide their own detestation of Israel behind the Arab one.
  • The problem is not Jewish "settlers" in "Palestine". Before 1967, there were no settlements, then what was the Palestine Liberation Organization "liberating" when it was created in Cairo in 1964? The answer, as the PLO was the first to admit, was "Palestine" -- meaning the entire state of Israel, regarded by many Arabs as just one big settlement. Just look any Palestinian map.
  • The problem is that these ambassadors are not as dangerous to Israel as they are to Europe and the free world, as they keep on succumbing to the demands of Islam.
Do not forget these names: Yves Aubin de La Messuzière; Denis Bauchard; Philippe Coste; Bertrand Dufourcq; Christian Graeff; Pierre Hunt; Patrick Leclercq; Stanislas de Laboulaye; Jean-Louis Lucet; Gabriel Robin; Jacques-Alain de Sédouy and Alfred Siefer-Gaillardin.
These men are retired French ambassadors. They are apparently well educated, very polite and aristocratic people and they regularly publish op-eds in Le Monde. However, they publish in Le Monde only to threaten Israel.
Their most recent op-ed in Le Monde on January 9, 2017, was to explain how an international conference on the Middle East, the one which scheduled for January 15 in Paris, would be beneficial for the "security" of Israel. Their text is a discouraging enumeration of traditional clichés of France's hypocritical diplomacy.
Example: "For the Palestinians, nothing is worse than the absence of a state". In which way is it the worst? As Bret Stephens wrote this week in the Wall Street Journal:

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Magnitude Earthquake 6.4 WNW of Solomon Islands

M6.4 - 108km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

2017-01-10 15:27:17 UTC10.132°S   160.989°E46.0 km depth

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Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake SSE of Philippines

M7.3 - 188km SSE of Tabiauan, Philippines
2017-01-10 06:13:47 UTC4.463°N   122.575°E612.7 km depth

Tuesday, January 3, 2017



Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude7.2 Date-Time 3 Jan 2017 21:52:31 UTC4 Jan 2017 09:52:31 near epicenter

3 Jan 2017 16:52:31 standard time in your time zone Location19.328S 176.055EDepth15 kmDistances221 km (137 mi) SW of Nadi, Fiji283 km (175 mi) WSW of Suva, Fiji477 km (295 mi) SW of Lambasa, Fiji835 km (517 mi) ESE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu935 km (579 mi) W of Nuku`alofa, TongaLocation UncertaintyHorizontal: 7.6 km; Vertical 4.0 kmParametersNph = 104; Dmin = 274.0 km; Rmss = 1.26 seconds; Gp = 46°
Version =Event IDus 10007pj6

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Gunmen 'dressed as Santa' attack Turkey club


WorldMiddle East

At least 35 killed, 40 wounded in Istanbul nightclub terror attack

JANUARY 1, 20172:17PM

Gunmen 'dressed as Santa' attack Turkey club

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Staff writers, wiresNews Corp Australia Network

AT least one gunman, allegedly disguised as Santa, has killed 35 clubbers inside an Istanbul nightclub in a New Year’s Eve terror attack.

The gunman shot his way into the popular Reina nightclub packed with New Year’s revellers at around 1.30am local time (10.30am AEDT).

The attacker is believed to have opened fire at police outside the nightclub before entering and firing on people inside.

Media reports said more than one assailant may have been involved in the attack.

So Cal Quakes

Thursday, December 29, 2016

UN, Obama Further Radicalize Palestinians

  • Last week's UN Security Council resolution sent the following message to the Palestinians: Forget about negotiating. Just pressure the international community to force Israel to surrender up all that you demand.
  • Abbas and his cronies are more belligerent and defiant than ever. They have chosen the path of confrontation, and not direct negotiations -- to force Israel to its knees.
  • One of Abbas's close associates hinted that the resolution should be regarded as a green light not only to boycott Israel, but also to use violence against it, to "bolster the popular resistance" against Israel -- code for throwing stones and firebombs, and carrying out stabbing and car-ramming attacks against Israelis.
  • The resolution has also encouraged the Palestinians to pursue their narrative that Jews have no historical, religious or emotional attachment to Jerusalem or any other part of Israel.
  • The Gaza-based Hamas and Islamic Jihad see the resolution as another step toward their goal of replacing Israel with an Islamic empire. When Hamas talks about "resistance," it means suicide bombings and rockets against Israel -- it does not believe in "light" terrorism such as stones and stabbings.
  • The UN's highly touted "victory," is a purely Pyrrhic one, in fact a true defeat to the peace process and to the few Arabs and Muslims who still believe in the possibility of coexistence with Israel.

Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake - SUMBAWA REGION, INDONESIA


Preliminary Earthquake Report
  • 29 Dec 2016 22:30:18 UTC
  • 30 Dec 2016 06:30:18 near epicenter
  • 29 Dec 2016 17:30:18 standard time in your timezone
Location9.066S 118.609E
Depth72 km
  • 33 km (20 mi) S of Tolotangga, Indonesia
  • 67 km (41 mi) S of Bima, Indonesia
  • 143 km (88 mi) ESE of Sumbawa Besar, Indonesia
  • 154 km (95 mi) WSW of Labuhanbajo, Indonesia
  • 768 km (476 mi) W of Dili, East Timor
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 4.4 km; Vertical 5.1 km
ParametersNph = 126; Dmin = 401.5 km; Rmss = 1.52 seconds; Gp = 26°
Version =
Event IDus 10007nl0
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Monday, December 26, 2016


Barack Obama has just made the worst decision of his entire presidency
Michael Snyder | Economic Collapse Blog - DECEMBER 26, 20161094 Comments 
Barack Obama has just made the worst decision of his entire presidency.  On Friday, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 2334, and this never would have happened without the support and approval of Barack Obama.  Since the United States has veto power on the Security Council, no resolution can ever pass unless the United States allows it to pass.
For decades, it has been the policy of the U.S. government to veto all anti-Israel resolutions at the Security Council, and the Israeli government had been expecting that Barack Obama would not suddenly change that policy at the very end of his second term.  Most of the news headlines about resolution 2334 refer to “Israeli settlements”, but the reality of the matter is that this resolution is about much more than that.  The truth is that this resolution has established legally binding parameters for a “two-state solution” that Israel will never accept, and this includes giving every inch of East Jerusalem to the Palestinians.
If you have not read it yet, you can find the full text of resolution 2334 right here.  It is one of the most important documents of our time, so you need to take a few minutes to read it.
In the excerpt below, you will see that this resolution clearly states that East Jerusalem is in “Palestinian territory” and that the Security Council says that it will recognize no changes to the pre-1967 borders except “those agreed by the parties through negotiations”…
Reaffirms that the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territoryoccupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace;
Reiterates its demand that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territoryincluding East Jerusalem, and that it fully respect all of its legal obligations in this regard;
Underlines that it will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations;

Of course not one inch of East Jerusalem was controlled by Israel prior to the 1967 war.  So the UN Security Council is saying that unless the Palestinians agree to give it up, every single inch of East Jerusalem (including the Temple Mount) belongs to the Palestinians.
As I have explained before, UN Security Council resolutions are considered to be legally binding on the parties.  Now that the Palestinians have been granted full legal ownership over East Jerusalem, does anyone actually believe that they will ever willingly relinquish that?
Today, more than half a million Israelis live in East Jerusalem and the 137 settlements that are scattered throughout the West Bank.



Obama Inc. is claiming that it merely stood aside and allowed an anti-Israel UN resolution to pass. Netanyahu is saying that Obama Inc. set the whole thing up.
"From the information that we have, we have no doubt that the Obama administration initiated it, stood behind it, co-ordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
"Friends don't take friends to the Security Council," he said.

Netanyahu has avoided such blunt and direct criticisms of Obama in the past. While Obama Inc. has had no problems launching nasty campaigns from the "chickenshit" smear to trying to force Netanyahu out of force, he has been more restrained. Netanyahu is clearly angry at this final betrayal and so are quite a few Israelis and American Jews.
His claim is entirely plausible. We've seen signs before that Obama had coordinated anti-Israel UN resolutions to pressure the Jewish State before. But the goal was usually to offer protection playing good cop and bad cop. This time there's just the bad Obama.
Netanyahu is saying that Obama didn't just stand aside and let it happen. He made it happen.

Muslims Targeting U.S. Churches

December 18, 2016
Muslims Targeting U.S. Churches

St. Peter & Paul Chapel in Cairo Bombed by Muslims in November 2016 killing 25 Christians
In the shadow of the savage killing of a priest by muslims during Mass in Normandy, France (July 2016) and the bombing of St. Peter and St. Paul chapel – a part of St. Mark’s Coptic church in Cairo, Egypt – four weeks ago, UTT has received reports in the last several weeks from law enforcement, pastors, and citizens revealing muslims are conducting pre-operation surveillance inside U.S. churches during services.

The information received by UTT from different states indicates the manner of the surveillance is similar in each case.

Two muslim males will come into a church during the service and sit together in the back of the church.  They will often take pictures and record video.  When approached by concerned ushers they will either tell their questioners they are “interested” in becoming Christians or they will run.
This information has been passed to appropriate law enforcement officials, and UTT is aware of a joint investigation between local police and the FBI in at least one of the cases.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Magnitude 7.7 Chile


Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 7.7 Date-Time25 Dec 2016 14:22:27 UTC25 Dec 2016 10:22:27 near epicenter25 Dec 2016 09:22:27 standard time in your timezone

Location43.417S 73.897WDepth33 km

Distances40 km (24 mi) SW of Puerto Quellon, Chile89 km (55 mi) S of Chonchi, Chile105 km (65 mi) S of Castro, Chile171 km (106 mi) S of Ancud, Chile1141 km (707 mi) SSW of Santiago, ChileLocation UncertaintyHorizontal: 5.5 km; Vertical 4.3 kmParametersNph = 88; Dmin = 38.5 km; Rmss = 1.36 seconds; Gp = 46°
Version =Event IDus 10007mn3

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Magnitude 2.1 Earthquake Virginia


Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 2.1

Date-Time22 Dec 2016 11:22:36 UTC22 Dec 2016 06:22:36 near epicenter22 Dec 2016 06:22:36 standard time in your timezone

Location37.876N 77.623WDepth8 km Distances18 km (11 mi) NW of Ashland, Virginia25 km (15 mi) N of Short Pump, Virginia25 km (15 mi) NNW of Glen Allen, Virginia27 km (16 mi) NNW of Laurel, Virginia38 km (23 mi) NNW of Richmond, VirginiaLocation UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.5 km; Vertical 3.2 kmParametersNph = 14; Dmin = 24.5 km; Rmss = 0.15 seconds; Gp = 67°
Version = 3Event IDse 60032503

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016



Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.5
Date-Time21 Dec 2016 00:17:16 UTC21 Dec 2016 09:17:16 near epicenter
20 Dec 2016 19:17:16 standard time in your timezone

Location7.527S 127.874EDepth158 kmDistances278 km (172 mi) ENE of Dili, East Timor372 km (230 mi) ENE of Atambua, Indonesia425 km (263 mi) S of Ambon, Indonesia430 km (266 mi) ENE of Kefamenanu, Indonesia278 km (172 mi) ENE of Dili, East Timor

Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 7.0 km; Vertical 5.5 kmParametersNph = 131; Dmin = 380.6 km; Rmss = 0.94 seconds; Gp = 18°
Version =Event IDus 10007lkw

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Magnitude 6.7, Solomon Islands


Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.7 Date-Time20 Dec 2016 04:21:32 UTC20 Dec 2016 15:21:32 near epicenter 19 Dec 2016 23:21:32 standard time in your time zone
Location10.201S 161.231E

Depth35 kmDistances80 km (49 mi) WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands164 km (101 mi) ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands766 km (474 mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea873 km (541 mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu1131 km (701 mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 5.2 km; Vertical 1.9 kmParametersNph = 103; Dmin = 163.9 km; Rmss = 1.10 seconds; Gp = 21°
Version =Event IDus 200082pp

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Sunday, December 18, 2016



Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.0
Date-Time18 Dec 2016 05:46:25 UTC18 Dec 2016 16:46:25 near epicenter18 Dec 2016 00:46:25 standard time in your timezone

Location10.227S 161.195EDepth39 kmDistances83 km (51 mi) WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands162 km (100 mi) ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands765 km (474 mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea874 km (541 mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu1132 km (701 mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Location Uncertainty

Horizontal: 8.1 km; Vertical 5.0 kmParametersNph = 102; Dmin = 162.1 km; Rmss = 0.97 seconds; Gp = 21°
Version =Event IDus 2000825r

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WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G1

Space Weather Message Code: WATA20 Serial Number: 758 Issue Time: 2016 Dec 18 2053 UTC

WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G1 Predicted Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day: Dec 19:

None (Below G1) Dec 20: None (Below G1) Dec 21: G1 (Minor) THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur. Spacecraft - Minor impact on satellite operations possible. Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S. such as northern Michigan and Maine.

Magnitude 6.1 - CENTRAL PERU


Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.1

Date-Time18 Dec 2016 13:30:12 UTC18 Dec 2016 08:30:12 near epicenter

18 Dec 2016 08:30:12 standard time in your timezone

Location10.032S 71.016WDepth618 kmDistances208 km (128 mi) S of Tarauaca, Brazil219 km (135 mi) SSW of Feijo, Brazil269 km (166 mi) WNW of Cobija, Bolivia271 km (168 mi) WNW of Brasileia, Brazil693 km (429 mi) ENE of Lima, Peru

Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 9.7 km; Vertical 5.1 kmParametersNph = 222; Dmin = 314.8 km; Rmss = 1.11 seconds; Gp = 49°
Version =Event IDus 200082an

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