RECENT EARTHQUAKE

Magnitude 2.9 - UTAH Earthquake Date and Time: January 03, 2011 Monday 12:26:58 GMT

A small earthquake shook northern Utah County early Tuesday January 3, 2011 after 1pm. The epicenter of the magnitude-2.9 earthquake was about three miles north of Saratoga Springs and four miles southwest of Lehi. The temblor occurred at 1:08 a.m". This was a small event," said Relu Burlacu, a seismologist at the University of Utah. "A little bit of shaking but no damage inflicted." the effects were localized about 15 miles. Officials in Saratoga Springs, Lehi and Eagle Mountain, as well as the Utah County Sheriff's Office, said they had received no reports of damage. The USGS website offers good information on how to prepare for an earthquake and what to do during and after quakes hit. The site reminds people to have disaster supplies ready in case of an event, such as can openers, battery radios, food, money and sturdy shoes. Causes The short answer is that earthquakes are caused by faulting, a sudden lateral or vertical movement of rock along a rupture (break) surface. The surface of the Earth is in continuous slow motion. This is plate tectonics-the motion of immense rigid plates at the surface of the Earth in response to flow of rock within the Earth. The plates cover the entire surface of the globe. Since they are all moving they rub against each other in some places (like the San Andreas Fault in California), sink beneath each other in others (like the Peru-Chile Trench along the western border of South America), or spread apart from each other (like the Mid-Atlantic Ridge).
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one of the hardest hit districts near the Bay of Bengal.000 villagers. Tropical Cyclone Sidr roared across the country's southwestern coast with driving rain and high waves. In Bagerhat.RECENT CYCLONE Cyclone Toll Reaches 1. The coastal area borders eastern India and is famous for the mangrove forests of the Sundarbans. CAUSES Cyclones.wikipedia. http://en. crops and fish farms in 15 coastal districts. United News reported. Relief workers struggled to ferry food and medicine to hundreds of thousands of survivors.100 in Bangladesh November 16. The cyclone destroyed homes. a world heritage site that is home to rare Royal Bengal Tigers. as the atmosphere becomes favorable for development. isolating remote towns and villages swamped by a storm.100 people.(no wind sharing in the higher parts of the atmosphere)normal thunder storm or clump together. spins in reverse when compared to the northern hemisphere. what causes a system to go anti clock wise is the earth spinning on its axis(in the southern hemisphere cyclones and etc. is prone to seasonal cyclones and floods that cause huge losses of life and property. a low-lying delta nation. hurricanes and typhoons are caused by warm tropical moister bearing clouds developing in open oceans or seas. officials said. some villagers waited for hours to get some dry biscuits and rice. 2007 Friday 01:10 PM US/Eastern A cyclone that slammed into the coast with 150 mph winds killed at least 1. as the system gets larger the pressure fall within it.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake_and_tsunami Nikhil Ganesh Naikar . leveling thousands of flimsy huts and forcing the evacuation of 650. Aid workers struggled through washed-out roads and areas blocked by debris to deliver relief material to people stranded by the floodwaters. local government officials and witnesses said. officials and aid workers said. Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka. 2004 9. Thailand.000+ (the fifth deadliest earthquake in recorded history) 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake Nikhil Ganesh Naikar .1 Mw 30 km (19 mi) Undersea (subduction) Countries or Indonesia (mainly in Aceh). Maldives affected Tsunami Causalities Yes 230.2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake Date Magnitude Depth Type December 26. India regions mostly in Tamil Nadu).

The resulting tsunami is given various names. between 8. including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Nikhil Ganesh Naikar . The plight of the many affected people and countries prompted a worldwide humanitarian response. and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 meters (100 feet) high. Indonesia was the hardest hit. 3. The quake itself is known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake. Asian Tsunami. 4. Indonesian Tsunami. and Boxing Day Tsunami.S. The earthquake was caused by subduction and triggered a series of devastating tsunamis along the coasts of most landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean. killing over 230.1.1 and 9. with an epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra. dollars) in humanitarian aid. December 26. With a magnitude of between 9. This earthquake had the longest duration of faulting ever observed. 5. It caused the entire planet to vibrate as much as 1 cm (0. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. Its hypocenter was between Simeulue and mainland Indonesia. the worldwide community donated more than $14 billion (2004 U. 6. and Thailand.000 people in fourteen countries. India. followed by Sri Lanka. 7. Indonesia. In all. 2004.3 and 10 minutes. it is the third largest earthquake ever recorded on a seismograph.4 inches) and triggered other earthquakes as far away as Alaska.3. The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea mega thrust earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on Sunday. 2.

with an epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra. and series of catastrophic tsunami that followed in its wake. including parts of Indonesia. nations farther away would have had time to issue life-saving warnings. known by the scientific community as the great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake. possibly sponsored by the United Nations. rich and poor. The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Indonesia. The earthquake triggered a series of devastating tsunamis along the coasts of most landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean. The world community needs to put in place early diction systems.The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. an undersea earthquake. and tsunamis would take the world a great distance closer to creating a safe planet for all people. cyclones. tornados. and Thailand. had a lesson to teach. killing large numbers of people and inundating coastal communities across South and Southeast Asia. Nikhil Ganesh Naikar . that would undoubtedly same lives. India. A United Nations sponsored initiative to put in place early warning systems for earth quakes. occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) December 26. typhoons. Sri Lanka. Although this earthquake happened close to large population centers that had little time to act even with warnings. 2004. Poorer nations are usually in the greatest need of early warning technology but the least able to pay for it.

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