26, 2013 –KUWAIT – The
national seismic network at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
(KISR) said on Tuesday that it had detected seismic waves in some of
the network’s stations, at 10:06 a.m., but no activity that
classifies as an earthquake. The network’s press release indicated
the investigation into the observation showed that the readings were
caused by rock ruptures. It further explained that a seismic wave is
a wave of energy that travels through the Earth’s layers, and could
be the result of an earthquake, explosion, or a volcano that imparts
low-frequency acoustic energy, and also some types of human activity.
On October 29, 2013, the region of Kuwait was hit by a 3.7 magnitude
mag quake rattles Lima: LIMA,
Peru (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake has shaken Lima but no
damage or injuries have been reported. The U.S. Geological Survey
says the 5.5-magnitude quake was centered about 72 miles southeast of
Lima and was 46 miles deep. Peru’s National Geophysics Institute
measured the quake at 5.8 magnitude and said it hit at about 3:07
local time (20:07 GMT). The quake struck in two jolts, the first of
longer duration, and some office workers in Lima filed out of
buildings into the street. -HP
'abyss': Sinkhole leaves villagers in Bosnia in shock
SANICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Just outside the rustic village, children fished in a tranquil pond bobbing with green algae and lined with willow trees, as cattle grazed nearby.
Rezak Motanic gazes in disbelief down a gigantic moonlike crater
where the pond used to be. It's like something from a science fiction
movie: a sinkhole swallowed the water, the fish and even nearby
of the remote village of Sanica, Bosnia, have been trying to explain
how a sinkhole formed, sucking in trees and fish from the pond and
leaving behind a mysterious crater.
sat here only a day before it happened, sipping plum brandy,"
Cemal Hasan said. "And then, there was panic. Fish were jumping
out, and a big plum tree was pulled down like someone yanked it with
villagers of this remote northwestern Bosnian village have been in
shock since the pond vanished two weeks ago. Their pond was some 20
meters in diameter and about eight meters deep. Now, the "abyss,"
as the villagers have dubbed the crater, is some 50 meters wide and
30 meters deep — and growing.
say it is not uncommon that ponds and small lakes suddenly disappear.
They say it could be caused by drying underground water currents, or
changes in soil drainage due to irrigation.
Sanica villagers, however, are having none of the scientific
could have been a giant cave that opened its doors," offered
Milanko Skrbic. "Or a volcano."
popular theory — one that experts dismiss along with the others
proposed by townsfolk — is that fish could have triggered the
explosion of one of several World War II German bombs believed to
have been thrown into the pond by an old woman after the war.
herself died when one of the bombs exploded in her arms," Cemal
Hasan said as he stood on the edge of the "abyss."
spooky explanation: The owner of the pond took it with him when he
died about a month ago.
days before Hasan passed away he said: 'I'll take everything with me
when I die.' And that's what he did," Motanic said. "His
daughter saw him walk on the lake the night he died."
Nanic said it could be a sign that the end is nigh: "All sort of
miracles happen before the doomsday," he said.