By Modern Survival Blog
During August 21, 2017, a large swath across the United States will experience a rare total solar eclipse.
Here’s the thing: The New-Madrid seismic zone is on the direct path of the eclipse. And if that wasn’t enough to get you thinking: The Yellowstone super volcano is also on path!
I began to wonder whether or not the increased gravitational pull of the sun and moon alignment will have any effects on the planet Earth.
Think about how the moon itself has tremendous gravitational pull: The tides!
Continue reading at Modern Survival Blog: Total Solar Eclipse 2017 – New Madrid Seismic Zone – Yellowstone
By Pat Henry – The Prepper Journal
According to the USGS, Each year the southern California area has about 10,000 earthquakes. Most of them are so small that they are not felt. Only several hundred are greater than magnitude 3.0, and only about 15-20 are greater than magnitude 4.0. If there is a large earthquake, however, the aftershock sequence will produce many more earthquakes of all magnitudes for many months. Scientists have not found a way to predict earthquakes and earthquakes have a nasty habit of occurring where a lot of people are living.
Just look at the image at the top of the page. Most of the western coast of North America is covered in earthquake activity. We don’t really doubt that if a big earthquake happens, our lives will be disrupted, but outside of the usual power outages and water main breaks, assuming our house hasn’t caved in, what other situations could we be looking at?
Earthquakes are probably the single most destructive force on the planet when you factor in damage caused by Tsunamis and the earthquake itself. In a serious quake, services such as power, water, communication, emergency response, gas, transportation could all be wiped out in a matter of a few terrifying seconds. If you live in one of those areas above with all the white circles, you have undoubtedly considered what you would do if an earthquake happens, but what do you need to plan for after the earthquake? I put together this earthquake survival list for those preppers who want to put a bag together and prepare for the possibility that their entire world comes crumbling down around them.
What do I do after an earthquake?
Before we get into the earthquake survival kit itself, you must first make sure everything is OK in the immediate minutes after the shock-waves have stopped.
- The initial shock-waves may only be the first of many that could still cause injuries. Expect aftershocks and use the time between instances to get to a safer place. If you are anywhere near the coast, Tsunamis could occur so immediately seek higher ground.
- Check your family or group for injuries and move injured people to a safe location.
Continue reading at The Prepper Journal: Build Your Own Earthquake Survival Kit
By Renee Duff – AccuWeather
A magnitude-7.8 earthquake jolted New Zealand early Sunday morning, generating a tsunami along the South Island’s northeast coast.
The earthquake struck 58 miles (93 km) north-northeast of Christchurch, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
The 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit near the coast and was a shallow quake with the epicenter occurring just 14.3 miles (23.0 km) below the earth’s surface, according to the USGS.
Continue reading at AccuWeather: Magnitude-7.8 earthquake rocks New Zealand
By Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
I’m not sure if it’s because I spend a fair amount of time each day reading alt-news (news other than the ‘mainstream media’), but lately I have had the gut feeling to urgently prepare even more. The thing is, I feel like I’m already quite well prepared, however I’m getting the feeling to do even more… and to do it quickly.
Do any of you have this sense of urgency lately? And why do think that is?
Continue reading at Modern Survival Blog: Do You Feel The Urgency To Top Off Your Food Storage And Preps?
Map of today’s active volcanoes-Volcano Discovery
Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION OBS TO FL080 OBS VA DTG:25/1830Z
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL080 EXT TO N.
Colima (Western Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EM SEEN IN WEBCAM AND STLT.
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): (25 Sep) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: EM REPORTED AT 25/0615Z
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA NOT OBS
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION IN WEBCAM ARND 25/0115Z
Lascar (Northern Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: PILOT REPORT AT 1247Z OBS VA DTG:22/1435Z
Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 2 Aug 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): strombolian explosions in El Agrio crater (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Gamalama (Halmahera): small ash eruption on 3 Aug 2016 (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): strombolian explosions in summit crater, active lava flows on SE flank (updated 15 Sep 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): sporadic ash emissions (updated 10 Aug 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 9 Sep 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian explosions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): eruption ended 18 Sep 2016 (updated 19 Sep 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 8 Aug 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 22 Aug 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 2 Sep 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): steaming, occasional ash emissions from On-take crater (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): sporadic ash emissions (updated 21 Sep 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): small active lava lake in summit crater (updated 23 Aug 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 15 Sep 2016)
More continued coverage and updates at Volcano Discovery: Volcanic Activity Worldwide