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Old 2020-01-20, 04:01   #430
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4.5 magnitude near the Kansas Cosmosphere. That area is not used to having much of any earthquakes.
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Old 2020-01-20, 22:13   #431
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4.5 magnitude near the Kansas Cosmosphere. That area is not used to having much of any earthquakes.
My first thought was "result of the KC Chiefs making their first Super Bowl in 50 years", but the time appears wrong for that, a wee bit earlier than that of tha AFC Conference Championship game yesterday.
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Old 2020-01-20, 22:48   #432
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4.5 magnitude near the Kansas Cosmosphere. That area is not used to having much of any earthquakes.
The following indicates it may be fracking-related (my emphasis): News Release, Kansas Geological Survey, Nov. 27, 2018
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LAWRENCE—After an upsurge in earthquakes was attributed to nearby underground disposal of wastewater during a south-central Kansas oil boom, wastewater injection was scaled back and the seismicity subsided. Then, unexpectedly, earthquake activity picked up farther afield.

New research by the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas explains how that happened and why, over time, wastewater disposal can cause earthquakes at a much greater distance from the point of injection than previously thought.
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The initial seismic upswing in Kansas started in 2013 within a few miles of the wastewater disposal wells, mainly in Barber, Harper, and Sumner counties. The unforeseen influx of earthquake activity farther north around Hutchinson started in 2017.
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Earthquake in Turkey
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey climbed to 22 Saturday, with more than 1,000 people injured, officials said.
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The quake hit Friday at 8:55 p.m. local time (1755 GMT) at a depth of 6.7 kilometers (around 4 miles) near Sivrice, the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, or AFAD, said. Various earthquake monitoring centers gave magnitudes ranging from 6.5 to 6.8.

AFAD said it was followed by 228 aftershocks, the strongest with magnitudes 5.4 and 5.1.

At least five buildings in Sivrice and 25 in Malatya province were destroyed, said Environment and Urbanization Minister Murat Kurum. Hundreds of other structures were damaged and made unsafe.
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Magnitude 7.7 earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica
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HAVANA (AP) — A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida and beyond, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or heavy damage.

The quake was centered 139 kilometers (86 miles) northwest of Montego Bay, Jamaica, and 140 kilometers (87 miles) west-southwest of Niquero, Cuba, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It hit at 2:10 p.m. (1910 GMT) and the epicenter was a relatively shallow 10 kilometers (6 miles) beneath the surface.
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Small tremors in Homestead Hollow. Not many dead.
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From my until-recent neck of the woods:

Key California reservoir to be drained due to earthquake risk | bakersfield.com
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Anderson Reservoir is owned by the Santa Clara Valley Water District, a government agency based in San Jose. When full, it holds 89,278 acre feet of water — more than all other nine dams operated by the Santa Clara Valley Water District combined.
Especially bad timing given the return of drought conditions mid-January. We are bone-dry, and no rain in the forecast as far as the computer models can see.
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From my until-recent neck of the woods:

Key California reservoir to be drained due to earthquake risk | bakersfield.com

Especially bad timing given the return of drought conditions mid-January. We are bone-dry, and no rain in the forecast as far as the computer models can see.
When full, it holds 89,278 acre feet of water

For those readers not in the US, that is 3748.2 cubic femtoparsecs.

TBH, I'm surprised that the capacity can be measured reliably to roughly 10ppm.
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From my until-recent neck of the woods:

Key California reservoir to be drained due to earthquake risk | bakersfield.com
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Anderson Reservoir is owned by the Santa Clara Valley Water District, a government agency based in San Jose. When full, it holds 89,278 acre feet of water — more than all other nine dams operated by the Santa Clara Valley Water District combined.
Especially bad timing given the return of drought conditions mid-January. We are bone-dry, and no rain in the forecast as far as the computer models can see.
This AP story, though not giving the capacity of Anderson reservoir, does mention that on Monday it was only 29% full.

The Valley Water web site gives its capacity as 89,073 acre-feet. That's significantly different from 89,278.

The site also says that
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(One acre-foot is enough water for two families of five for one year.)
Doing the arithmetic, an acre-foot is 325,851 and 3/7 gallons. That works out to a bit over 446.37 gallons (1689.7 liters) per day being "enough" for a family of five, or over 89 gallons (almost 334 liters) of water per person per day.

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5.7 in the Salt Lake City, Utah, USA area
Utah earthquake damages Mormon temple and knocks trumpet from iconic angel statue
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That's the Moron guy, right?
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