Very shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Ogasawara region, Japan
A very shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.6 hit Japanese Ogasawara Archipelago at 18:22 UTC (03:22 JST) on August 16, 2018. The USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 11.5 km (7.1 miles) at 18:21 and M6.0 at 18:22 UTC. EMSC is reporting M6.4 and M5.9 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 251 km (156 miles) SE of Iwo Jima, 420.9 km (261.5 miles) SSW of Ogasawara, Japan and 945.4 km (587.5 miles) NNW of Saipan, Northen Mariana Islands. There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles). Although there may be slight sea-level changes in coastal regions, this earthquake has caused no damage to Japan, JMA said. The closest volcanoes are Minami-Hiyoshi and Nikko, both submarine. They have located roughly 100 km (62 miles) W of the epicenter. Periodic water discoloration and water-spouting have been reported over Minami-Hiyoshi since 1975 when detonations and an explosion were als…

Blizzard, Dangerous Wind Slam N.J. as predicted snowfall totals increase


Heavy snow and strong winds from a blizzard sweeping through New Jersey on Thursday morning could bring up to a foot of snow to a much larger portion of the state based on the latest weather forecasts.
Much of South Jersey already has a few inches of snow as of 6 a.m. and the worst is yet to come, according to the National Weather Service.
The latest maps released at 6 a.m. shows the Jersey Shore could get 12 to 18 inches. In addition, a much wider region in the expected 8 to 12-inch zone, stretching inland from northern Monmouth County to Cumberland County.
The Interstate 95 corridor is in line for 6-8 inches of snow, while northwest parts of the state should escape the brunt of the storm and end up with 2 to 4 inches as the heavier bands won't reach those areas. Newark now falls in the 6 to 8-inch range.

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