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Earthquake Details This event has been reviewed by a seismologist. Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Location 27.734°N, 139.958°E Depth 468.6 km (291.2 miles) Region BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION Distances 234 km (145 miles) WNW of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands, Japan 353 km (219 miles) NNW of Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Japan 596 km (370 miles) S of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, Japan 882 km (548 miles) S of TOKYO, Japan Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 17.2 km (10.7 miles); depth +/- 8.2 km (5.1 miles) Parameters NST= 94, Nph=104, Dmin=231.5 km, Rmss=0.79 sec, Gp= 79°, M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=5 Source Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D) Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D) Event ID usc0007n37 Did you feel it? Report shaking and damage at your location.
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 19:09:57 UTC Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 01:09:57 PM at epicenter Location 15.533°N, 94.713°W Depth 42.4 km (26.3 miles) Region OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO Distances 88 km (55 miles) SE (144°) from Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico 104 km (65 miles) SSE (148°) from Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico 105 km (65 miles) S (173°) from Unión Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Mexico 217 km (135 miles) SW (232°) from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico 462 km (287 miles) WNW (283°) from GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 21.9 km (13.6 miles); depth +/- 12.1 km (7.5 miles) Parameters NST= 68, Nph= 70, Dmin=288.3 km, Rmss=1.49 sec, Gp=140°, M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=7 Source Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D) Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D) Event ID usc0007n3x
ScienceDaily (Jan. 17, 2012) — Insects, equipped with complex compound eyes, can maintain a constant heading in their travels, some of them for thousands of miles. New research demonstrates that fruit flies keep their bearings by using the polarization pattern of natural skylight, bolstering the belief that many, if not all, insects have that capability. […]
ScienceDaily (Jan. 17, 2012) — Geoscientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Minnesota this week published the first evidence that warm-cold climate oscillations well known in the Northern Hemisphere over the most recent glacial period also appear as tropical rainfall variations in the Amazon Basin of South America. It is the […]
Bleeped-out swearing may be okay for adults on TV, but what about kids? The ABC show “Modern Family” is about to find out by airing an episode this week about a foul-mouthed 2-year-old. The show’s theme already has critics at the anti-indecency Parents Television Council grumbling, but researchers who study cursing find that believe it […]