Earthquake 1853 Cumana Venezula


Today we remember the Cumana quake of July 15, 1853, one of the worst quakes in Venezuelan history.   Totally all Venezuelan quakes from 1610 to 2018, but excluding this one, they get an average score of 5.85, roughly right in the middle, of a 12 point scale.  This one though, was astounding, 50% stronger than…

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Kilauea, Hawaii


Our header image is of Kilauea's latest eruption in May 2018 that has mainly only affected homes and land, but in 1790 scores of people were killed by an explosive eruption.  Research suggests that most of the 1790  fatalities were caused by hot, rapidly moving surges of volcanic debris and steam that engulfed the victims.…

Dust Storm in Uttar Pradesh/Rajasthan India


The time is from the BBC news site where you can watch this video to get an idea of the devastation of the dust storm. It is mesmerizing to watch such havoc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWl-HlsT_tg The Chart above looks colourful but understanding the key makes it coherent. Start with the Opposition from the fourth house to the…

Kodiak Earthquake Jan 2018


"In Kodiak, they've activated their sirens," said Jeremy Zidek, of the Alaska Div. of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. "The harbor master reported a wave did come in, but it was not a significant wave." At least nine communities have evacuation orders in place. Zidek said that while the initial reports don't show shake damage…