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Update: 6.4 Earthquake Topples Buildings in Taiwan

Update: 6.4 Earthquake Topples Buildings in Taiwan

The 6.3M earthquake reported, in Taiwan, by European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) earlier today, Feb. 5, 2016, has been also reported as 6.4M by the U.S. Geological Survey. According to CBS News, there was significant damage in Tainan, Taiwan. At least two buildings have collapsed and some gas lines and water pipes have ruptured. CBS News reports, that […]

6.3 Earthquake in Taiwan Jolted Sleeping Residents Awake

6.3 Earthquake in Taiwan Jolted Sleeping Residents Awake

According to European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), a 6.3M earthquake shook the Taiwan on Feb. 5, 2016, at 19:57 UTC. The epicenter was 17 km in-depth and its location was 22.93°N 120.54°E. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has stated there is no active alert associated with this tumbler. Closest Cities to the Epicenter The following cities […]

Is Life on Mars a Reality?

Is Life on Mars a Reality?

Mars One’s aspiration is to have humankind take up permanent residence on the red planet. It seems too crazy to even fathom, but it is entirely possible. In fact, NASA has been planning a trip to Mars for 45 years and was initially planning on doing so 20 years from when they launched the idea. […]

Bomb Threat Does Not Close School

Bomb Threat Does Not Close School

Dec. 15, 2015, a bomb threat was written on the bathroom wall at McNary High School in Keizer, Oregon. Police are investigating the situation and the principal says he is taking the threat seriously. However, it is not preventing him from continuing the school week as normal. A recorded message went out to parents from […]

5.0 Earthquake in Turkey

5.0 Earthquake in Turkey

On Nov. 29, at 00:28 UTC, an unconfirmed magnitude (M) 5.0 earthquake erupted in Turkey. The epicenter was 10 km deep. According to GEOFON Program, the coordinates of the epicenter were 37.87ºE 38.90ºN. At the same time, Central Turkey experienced a 5.0M quake that was 22 km deep and five minutes later, a 3.0M aftershock, […]

Strongest-Ever Laser LFEX for Recreation, Research but for How Long?

Strongest-Ever Laser LFEX for Recreation, Research but for How Long?

Japan’s Osaka University has broken a record by creating Earth’s strongest-ever laser beam, dubbed the Laser for Fast Ignition Experiments (LFEX). The record-breaking beam fires at the intense level of two petawatts, which is the equivalent of two quadrillion watts, or 1,000 times the amount of electricity currently needed to fuel the globe. Researchers behind […]

Fireworks in the Chilean Sky

Fireworks in the Chilean Sky

Tuesday morning Chile’s Villarrica volcano erupted creating a fire in the sky. The 9,000 foot high mountain spewed fire, lava, steam and ash as high as 3,000 feet into the early morning heavens. Villarrica lies just 400 miles south of Chile’s capital city Santiago. The eruption forced the evacuation of 3,385 people from the surrounding […]