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Red Sea Island off coast of Yemen wiped off world map by earthquake?


By —— Bio and Archives--October 1, 2007

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It’s a noble mission that the Canadian frigate HMCS Toronto was on as the world wakened to Monday morning today.  HMCS Toronto was conducting a search and rescue mission looking for nine missing soldiers, said to be the victims of a “catastrophic volcanic eruption”.

The volcano erupted on the island of Jazirt Atta-Ir in the legendary Red Sea, about 70 nautical miles off the coast of Yemen, Sunday night.

Al-Arabiyan Television quoted eyewitnesses as saying the island was engulfed in flames and had disappeared.

“At least 49 soldiers were evacuated from the island, television newsmen stated.  Yemeni officials were not available to confirm the report at press time.
  Yemeni has maintained a military base on the island since its 1996 conflict with Eritrea over the nearby island of Hanish and Jabal Zuqar.

HMCS Toronto had been within the area with the NATO fleet, headed for the Suez Canal when it spotted the catastrophic eruption and responded to a call for help from the Yemen government.

  There were no reports at this time whether any of the volcano victims were found at sea.

  As Canada Free Press (CFP) reader Mark Smyth of Toronto points out, “There have been more major earthquakes in the past week than at any other recent time.”

  “A major earthquake is one with a magnitude of 6.0 or bigger.

  “This past Sunday, September 30, there were three major earthquakes and on September 28 there were five major earthquakes.
  Biblical students see the increase in earthquakes as a sign of the end of an age and even the end of the world.

  The USGS Reporting Website chronicles the number of earthquakes worldwide:

Latest Earthquakes M5.0+ in the World - Past 7 days


Latest Earthquakes Magnitude 5.0 and Greater in the World - Last 7 days

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Magnitude 5 and greater earthquakes located by the USGS and contributing networks in the last week (168 hours). Magnitudes 6 and above are in red. (Some early events may be obscured by later ones on the maps.)

The most recent earthquakes are at the top of the list. Times are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Click on the word “map” to see a ten-degree tall map displaying the earthquake. Click on an event’s “DATE” to get a detailed report.

DISCLAIMER

 

Update time = Mon Oct 1 12:00:05 UTC 2007

                           
 MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s
 
LAT
deg
   
LON
deg
 
DEPTH
km
 
 Region
MAP 5.0  2007/10/01 10:06:18   22.826   142.542 166.3  VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

MAP 5.1  2007/09/30 17:21:17   35.231   138.983  35.0  EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.8  2007/09/30 15:02:15   10.504   145.603   2.1  SOUTH OF THE MARIANA ISLANDS
MAP 6.8  2007/09/30 09:47:50  -49.409   163.265  10.0  AUCKLAND ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND REGION
MAP 5.2  2007/09/30 08:35:09   10.561   145.485  10.0  SOUTH OF THE MARIANA ISLANDS
MAP 7.3  2007/09/30 05:23:35  -49.416   163.843  11.0  AUCKLAND ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND REGION
MAP 6.8  2007/09/30 02:08:30   10.487   145.630  10.0  SOUTH OF THE MARIANA ISLANDS

MAP 5.1  2007/09/29 23:38:00  -21.261   170.985  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 5.3  2007/09/29 17:24:59  -21.148   169.244  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 5.1  2007/09/29 16:10:07  -28.456  -176.989  35.0  KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
MAP 5.7  2007/09/29 15:36:48  -21.228   169.213  31.4  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 5.7  2007/09/29 06:42:37    5.961   127.478  37.1  PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION
MAP 5.7  2007/09/29 05:37:08    2.962    95.605  35.0  SIMEULUE, INDONESIA
MAP 6.0  2007/09/29 05:32:44    2.967    95.600  35.0  SIMEULUE, INDONESIA

MAP 5.1  2007/09/28 16:02:23  -21.654   169.250  35.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 7.4  2007/09/28 13:38:58   21.980   142.685 261.3  MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
MAP 5.0  2007/09/28 11:44:22  -19.899  -178.257 559.3  FIJI REGION
MAP 6.0  2007/09/28 11:16:39  -21.519   169.217  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 6.0  2007/09/28 11:12:41  -21.377   169.202  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 5.2  2007/09/28 10:40:36  -21.498   169.277  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 5.1  2007/09/28 10:12:18  -21.224   169.436  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 5.4  2007/09/28 08:21:23  -21.377   169.457  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 5.3  2007/09/28 02:40:01   12.383   141.927  29.0  MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
MAP 5.0  2007/09/28 02:36:41   -8.483   163.504  10.0  SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 5.1  2007/09/28 02:20:04  -21.291   169.411  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 5.0  2007/09/28 02:01:34  -21.157   169.324  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 5.3  2007/09/28 01:51:00  -21.287   169.442  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 5.3  2007/09/28 01:43:58  -23.316   169.287  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 6.6  2007/09/28 01:35:52  -21.255   169.412  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 5.6  2007/09/28 01:25:16  -21.293   169.499  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 6.4  2007/09/28 01:01:49  -21.442   169.368  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 5.9  2007/09/28 00:44:48  -21.376   169.230  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS

MAP 5.4  2007/09/27 22:01:13  -21.266   169.375  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 5.3  2007/09/27 21:26:58  -21.219   169.216  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 5.5  2007/09/27 21:05:35  -21.202   169.343  15.4  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 5.0  2007/09/27 21:02:05  -21.362   169.496  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 5.4  2007/09/27 20:47:20  -21.208   169.274  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 5.2  2007/09/27 20:25:59  -21.205   169.304  10.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 6.3  2007/09/27 19:57:45  -21.278   169.366  21.1  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 5.1  2007/09/27 08:07:43   -3.537   100.821  35.0  KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA

MAP 5.6  2007/09/26 18:39:34   -6.964   -11.545  10.0  ASCENSION ISLAND REGION
MAP 6.0  2007/09/26 15:43:01   -1.746    99.515  26.0  KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA
MAP 5.4  2007/09/26 14:40:00   -5.175   153.584  10.0  NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP 5.6  2007/09/26 12:50:01   -5.039   153.529  69.0  NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP 6.7  2007/09/26 12:36:23   -4.880   153.402  10.0  NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP 5.9  2007/09/26 04:43:17   -3.882   -79.171  91.2  NEAR THE COAST OF ECUADOR

MAP 5.1  2007/09/25 21:54:58    7.937   126.588  82.8  MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
MAP 5.6  2007/09/25 08:27:05   -1.788   100.441  35.0  SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
MAP 6.2  2007/09/25 05:16:00  -30.921   179.892 399.7  KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION

MAP 5.0  2007/09/24 21:25:48   -4.412   101.275  35.0  SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
MAP 5.0  2007/09/24 18:12:31   34.930    23.358  25.1  CRETE, GREECE
MAP 5.2  2007/09/24 17:35:26   -5.920   105.492  15.0  SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA
MAP 5.0  2007/09/24 14:48:11   51.336  -178.574  35.0  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP 5.5  2007/09/24 12:26:32   -4.304   101.580  35.0  SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA


Most recent earthquakes are at the top of this list.

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DISCLAIMER - The maps and lists show events which have been located by the USGS and contributing agencies within the last 7 days.  They should not be considered to be complete lists of all events M2.5+ in the US and adjacent areas and especially should not be considered to be complete lists of all events M4.0+ in the world. The World Data Center for Seismology, Denver (a part of the USGS National Earthquake Information Center) continues to receive data from observatories throughout the world for several months after the events occurred, and using those data, adds new events and revises existing events in later publications.  For a description of these later publications and the data available, see Scientific Data.


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