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8/10/2018 6:08:16 PM

Yellowstone Volcano latest: Big One fears as 153 EARTHQUAKES strike Yellowstone in July

YELLOWSTONE National Park has been struck by a shocking 153 earthquakes during the month of July, sparking fears the ‘Big One’ earthquake or a super volcano could be due.



The University of Utah Seismograph Station, which is responsible for the operation and analysis of the Seismic Network, revealed 153 earthquakes hit the Yellowstone National Park region in July.

According to the Geological Survey (USGS), the largest quake had a magnitude of 2.5 and was part of a small sequence of 12 earthquakes.

A larger sequence of 77 earthquakes occurred 14 miles south-southwest of Mammoth in Wyoming during the time period between July 16 and 27.

Yellowstone is the site of the largest and most diverse collection of natural thermal features

The largest earthquake was a micro earthquake of magnitude 2.3 which struck on July 24 at 8:40pm.

Larger earth sequences like these are fairly common and they account for roughly half of the total seismic activity in the Yellowstone National Park.

The USGS also revealed that steamboat geysers remained active in July, with eruptions on July 6 and 20.

Yellowstone National Park

There have been dozens of earthquakes in Yellowstone in July (Image: GETTY )

Yellowstone Volcano Observatory scientists are also continuing to assist colleagues in Hawaii with the response to the ongoing crisis at Kīlauea Volcano.

The Yellowstone super volcano is one of the most dynamic sites in the world and was was closed on July 10 after park authorities found cracks in the rock.

Although the super volcano has not seen an active eruption in 664,000 years, scientists are monitoring it constantly.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is located in Wyoming towards the west of the US (Image: GETTY)

A super volcano is thousands of times more powerful than a normal volcano and could result in changes across the globe.

Scientists even believe that an eruption would eject 240 cubic miles of material and a pyroclastic flow would cause volcanic ash to be ejected miles into the air and scattered across the whole of the United States.

This sheer volume of ash would be devastating and could kill people, plants, animals and even crush buildings and flatten cities.

Yellowstone National Park

The USGS often monitors the volcanoes in Yellowstone National Park (Image: GETTY)

Yellowstone is the site of the largest and most diverse collection of natural thermal features and is one of five USGS volcano observatories that monitor volcanoes for science and public safety.

As well as being situated on the Snake River Plain-Yellowstone hotspot, an area of tectonic activity, the region also has an abundance of hot springs and deep mud pools that gather liquid and gas beneath the surface.

Because of this, small quakes are a frequent occurrence in Yellowstone, which is typically hit by 1,000 to 3,000 quakes a year, according to the National Park Service.


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8/10/2018 6:39:19 PM

Russian submarine activity largest since Cold War: top US Navy admiral


Russian navy operating at pace not seen since Cold War

Pentagon warns about Russian naval activity; Lucas Tomlinson reports.

Pentagon and NATO brass have issued fresh warnings about increased Russian naval activity in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea, with the top U.S. Navy admiral saying this week Russian submarine operations are currently at levels not seen since the Cold War.

That’s one reason the Navy plans to stand up a new command later this month to deal with the return of an old foe.

Tuesday night provided the latest example of Russia’s new show of force. A British Type 45 guided-missile destroyer escorted two Russian warships through the English Channel.

The Royal Navy posted video of HMS Diamond alongside the Russian destroyer Severomorsk and cruisier Marshal Ustinov in the English Channel. Interactions like this have become so common, the Royal Navy has warships standing 24-hour alert in port.

The incident took place one day after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with his British counterpart, Gavin Williamson, at the Pentagon. It marked the second time the same British warship had responded to approaching Russian Navy warships, according to the warship’s commanding officer.

This week, the U.S. Navy’s highest ranking officer, Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, told VOA Russian submarine activity in the North Atlantic is "more than we've seen in 25 years.”

But a day later, Mattis downplayed the perceived threat from the Russian Navy.

“We always keep an eye on the submarines at sea and I prefer not to say any more than that,” Mattis told reporters on the Pentagon steps ahead of Williamson's visit.

A recent Russian missile test provided another example of Russia’s resurgence at sea.

Two months before the Helsinki summit, a Russian ballistic missile submarine launched four long-range nuclear missiles in rapid succession from off the coast of Russia in the White Sea, each with a range of 6,000 miles – putting Washington, D.C. in range. U.S. spy satellites took note of the test, which marked the first time Russia had fired this many missiles at once from its newest class of ballistic missile submarine.

Observers said tensions are high right now between Moscow and Washington, despite the summit in Helsinki last month. On Wednesday, the U.S. said it would impose sanctions on Russia over a nerve agent attack.

“I think Russia is signaling to us that the Bear is back. We are likely to see more of this intimidating, threatening operations on the part of the Russian fleet,” said Peter Brookes, a senior fellow for national security affairs at the Heritage Foundation. “This is an expression of President Putin's foreign policy and it’s directed towards the United States.”

U.S. officials are concerned special Russian submarines can tap into undersea cables.

Days ahead of the landmark summit between Cold War foes, President Trump signaled a willingness to ease tensions despite his top intelligence officials accusing Russia of meddling in the 2016 election.

“Maybe we will get along with Russia,” the president said at a news conference on July 12. “I think we probably will be able to.”

A week after the Helsinki summit, Trump told CNBC if things didn’t work out, “I'll be the worst enemy he's ever had,” speaking about Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP, File)

A week after the Helsinki summit, Trump told CNBC if things didn’t work out, “I'll be the worst enemy he's ever had,” speaking about Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Since Russian forces deployed to Syria three years ago, Russian submarines in the Mediterranean have at times launched missiles to help crush the rebellion battling the Assad regime.

The increased Russian threat is one of the reasons the U.S. Navy is bringing back the 2nd Fleet later this month in Norfolk, Va. to keep tabs on the Russians in the Atlantic.

It had been deactivated in 2011.

Lucas Tomlinson is the Pentagon and State Department producer for Fox News Channel. You can follow him on Twitter: @LucasFoxNews


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8/11/2018 9:34:20 AM

Moscow to work on retaliatory measures in response to new US sanctions – Foreign Ministry


Moscow will work on retaliatory measures to counter the new round of US sanctions, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.

“Russia had repeatedly warned that talking from a position of strength and using ultimatums is useless and futile,”Zakharova said on Thursday, adding that the country will devise “retaliatory measures” against the “recent hostile act of Washington.”

Washington is using “the Skripal poisoning story” as an unjustified pretext for imposing new restrictions on Moscow, the Foreign Ministry spokesperson stated.

READ MORE: Russia to retaliate if Washington bans Aeroflot flights to US

Maria Zakharova also told the media that the US demands for sanctions to be lifted are “unacceptable.”

“We are being threatened with a further increase of pressure through sanctions,” she said. “That’s how the US is willingly escalating bilateral relations, which, thanks to their effort, had already been practically reduced to nothing.”

Earlier on Wednesday, the US unveiled new sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK in March this year. The new penalties are expected to come into effect around August 22, according to the State Department.

Russia will demand that the UK discloses information about chemical agents manufactured in the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down.


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8/11/2018 10:07:41 AM

Smoke from California wildfires reaches New York City



Friday, August 10, 2018 09:44AM

SAN FRANCISCO --

The smoke from the California wildfires has not only been impacting the West Coast. Incredibly enough, it has reached New York City -- 3,000 miles away.

RELATED: Holy Fire, Mendocino Complex Fires and beyond: Photos from the wildfires across California

A map from the National Weather Service shows the smoke spreading across the country.

Thankfully for those on the East Coast, the smoke is more than a mile above the surface, so nobody can see or smell it. But it's rare that smoke makes its way across the country.

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8/11/2018 11:52:34 AM

China fires SIX WARNINGS to US Navy in South China Sea ‘This is China...LEAVE IMMEDIATELY

THE Chinese military told a US Navy plane flying over the highly-disputed island in the South China Sea to “leave immediately”.

The US Navy P-8A Poseidon jet was flying at 16,500 feet to get a view of low-lying coral reefs that have been turned into garrisons with five-storey buildings, large radar installations, power plants and runways sturdy enough to carry large military aircraft.

During the flight that was giving journalists from CNN a rare look at the islands, the crew was warned six times by the Chinese military to get out of their territory.

A voice said: “US military aircraft, this is China ... leave immediately and keep out to avoid any misunderstanding.”

Each time the aircraft was challenged by the Chinese military, the US Navy crew's response was the same.
The response was: "I am a sovereign immune United States naval aircraft conducting lawful military activities beyond the national airspace of any coastal state.
"In exercising these rights as guaranteed by international law, I am operating with due regard for the rights and duties of all states."

CNN was granted the chance to see how the Chinese government is rapidly expanding its militarisation efforts from a US reconnaissance plane when the harsh threat was issued.

The US Navy jet had flown over four key artificial islands in the Spratly chain where China has built up fortifications: Subi Reef, Fiery Cross Reef, Johnson Reef and Mischief Reef.

China has threatened the US

China has threatened the US (Image: GETTY)

The Navy jet's sensors picked up on 86 vessels on the Subi Reef

The Navy jet's sensors picked up on 86 vessels on the Subi Reef (Image: GETTY)

Before the crew were warned, the jet's sensors picked on 86 vessels on the Subi Reef that included Chinese coast guard ships. On the Fiery Cross Reefs, rows of hangars stood alongside a lengthy runway.

LT. Lauren Callen who lead the air combat crew on the Navy flight said: "It was surprising to see airports in the middle of the ocean."

Beijing has said it is necessary for the Asian powerhouse to keep growing its military presence in the South China Sea in order to protect its sovereignty.

China also blames Washington and its allies for tensions in the region.

The crew also flew over the Mischief Reef in the South China Sea (Image: GETTY)

On the Fiery Cross Reefs rows of hangars were spotted on a runway

On the Fiery Cross Reefs rows of hangars were spotted on a runway (Image: GETTY)

It says that the regular US Navy patrols and flyovers of the South China Sea are efforts for the US to provoke China and therefore the country is justified in increasing its military presence.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said: "By playing up the so-called China's militarisation in the South China Sea, certain people in the US are staging a farce of a thief crying 'stop thief'.

"It is self-evident to a keener eye that who is militarising the South China Sea."

Parts of the South China Sea are claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei.

The South China Sea a highly-disputed part of the world

The South China Sea a highly-disputed part of the world (Image: GETTY)

The sea spans 3.6million square-kilometres and Beijing's claims extend more than one thousand kilometres from its southernmost province, which is almost the entirety of the waters.

The United Nations has estimated that a third of global shipping passes through the waters.

The South China Sea is also believed to be rich in oil and natural gas reserves that have yet to be explored.

China reinforced its claims by constructing the artificial islands which are militarised with airfields and radar equipment.

The US Navy also flew over Johnson Reef

The US Navy also flew over Johnson Reef (Image: GETTY)

In April the military placed missiles on the Spratly island chain during naval exercises.

This broke a promise by President Xi Jinping to then US-President Barack Obama in 2015 that the Chinese government would not militarise the artificial islands.

Experts claim that time is running out to challenge China's claims in the South China Sea.

China conducts 'routine' sea drills in South China Sea

Admiral Philip Davidson said in April that China is already very firmly entrenched.

He said: "China is now capable of controlling the South China Sea in all scenarios short of war with the United States."

In response, the US has stepped up its military exercises as well as a way to show Washington's naval power.


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