Marching On Together

Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

It would be long overdue! 134 earthquakes within 5 kilometres along the San Andreas Fault after a mag 4.6 struck Gonzales last week

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake shook Monterey County last Monday, and the area hasn't stopped shaking since.
Last week's widely-felt quake was centred 13 miles northeast of Gonzales, along the San Andreas Fault.
Since then, there have been 134 earthquakes within 5 kilometres (or about 3 miles) of the epicentre, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
However, most of those aftershocks weren't felt by the Central Coast.
Only 17 were stronger than a 2.5 magnitude and six were greater than 3.0, said Ole Kaven, a seismologist with the USGS.
"This one has been a quite productive aftershock sequence," said Kaven.
"We suspect there will be aftershocks in the 2 to 3 [magnitude] range for at least a few more weeks." Smaller shakers could continue for even longer.
Last Monday's quake occurred on a "creeping section" of the San Andreas Fault, so seismic activity in the area is normal, Kaven said.
There were no reports of injuries or significant damage. Still, a 4.6 quake is on the "higher end of what we expect in terms of magnitude" for that area, Kaven said.
Similarly sized earthquakes were recorded in the same spot in 2001, 2004 and 2011.
In each case, the USGS observed a pattern of aftershocks like we are seeing now.
"It's a reminder that we live in earthquake country," Kaven said.


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