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Yep i felt it Staten Island got a 3.5

M 4.8 - 7 km N of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

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It was only a matter of time. LA gets an earthquake that size pretty much once a year, but in LA the stores don't stack stuff all the way to the ceiling. There's a positive correlation between earthquakes and eclipses due to tidal forces. One of LA's biggest was a few hours after a lunar eclipse.
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6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Reported

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Northern Mariana Islands on Friday (April 5), according to the United States Geological Survey.

The natural disaster was located in the Maug Islands region and centered at a depth of 222.0 kilometers (136.7 miles). A total 38 people said they felt the earthquake at the time of publication Friday morning, according to the USGS.

https://wgy.iheart.com/content/2024-04- ... -reported/
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...the goals and purposes of the government. It includes the phrase "promote the general Welfare" as one of the six objectives of the new nation. ...
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rainwater wrote: Mon Apr 08, 2024 10:40 pm
...the goals and purposes of the government. It includes the phrase "promote the general Welfare" as one of the six objectives of the new nation. ...
laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
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N.J. rattled by 4 more earthquake aftershocks, including 1 during solar eclipse

Four more earthquake aftershocks, including one that happened during the solar eclipse, occurred in New Jersey on Monday centered around the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked the state and region on Friday.

There have now been 43 aftershocks in Somerset and Hunterdon counties since the earthquake shook New Jersey a few minutes before 10:30 a.m. on Friday. That was centered 4.3 miles north of Whitehouse Station in Hunterdon County.

https://www.nj.com/news/2024/04/nj-ratt ... lipse.html
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Drone footage shows widespread tornado damage in Slidell

SLIDELL, La. —The City of Slidell was struck by an EF-1 tornado Wednesday, leaving behind extensive damage.

WDSU Drone 6 captured heartbreaking video of damage across the area.

https://www.wdsu.com/article/louisiana- ... o/60459765
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Tornado Watch expires for all of Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Weather has calmed down Tuesday evening after an active day across the state.

The remaining Tornado Watch in east-central Iowa was allowed to expire at 8 p.m.

https://www.kcci.com/article/iowa-weath ... s/60502125
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NOAA predicts hotter temperatures for May through July for all states but the Dakotas.
You may want to clean out the kiddie pool and dust off the patio furniture early this year. We’re in for a hot start to summer, according to a national weather outlook released Thursday by the National Weather Service.

All but two states on the new national forecast map are show in shades of orange and red. The darker the color, the more likely an area is to see above-average temperatures between May and July this year.

The highest probabilities of an extra-hot start to summer are found in the Northeast, Washington state, New Mexico, south Texas and southern Florida.

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The primary driver this year seems to be an anticipated El Nino/La Nina switch in the Southern Oscillation. Those are tricky and unpredictable. My own experience suggests that the results will either be spectacular or practically nonexistent. There seems to be no intermediate case here.
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Look for shooting stars this weekend: Lyrid meteor shower will light up sky. What to know.

There are all sorts of neat things going on in the sky, and there are different ways of seeing them.

This week, there is a five-planet alignment happening but the other event occurring is what's called a Lyrid meteor shower.

https://www.capecodtimes.com/story/life ... 380876007/
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i have a weird nite sky overhead, its a large sky but it seems, it appears, tight and bound up...not spread out as is usual.
orion will be in a shitty place for my easy viewing this summer it seems....bummer.
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At least you get a dark sky. We need to rent a boat and go out 100 miles for that.
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Biden cracks down on power plants’ climate emissions, pollution

The Biden administration on Thursday cracked down on planet-warming emissions and other pollution from power plants, aiming to make these power sources more environmentally friendly.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Thursday it had finalized a suite of rules that aim to cut the plants’ pollution.

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Big wind storm in Paris knocks the blades off the Moulin Rouge windmill.

The falling blades took out some of the neon sign, so it now says, " LIN ROUGE."

They're hoping to have it fixed in time for the Olympics in two months.
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Tornadoes destroy homes in Nebraska as severe storms tear across Midwest

A tornado plowed through suburban Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday, damaging hundreds of homes and other structures as it tore for miles along farmland and into subdivisions. Some injuries were reported but there were no immediate reports that anyone was killed.

Multiple tornadoes were reported in Nebraska and Iowa, but the most destructive storm moved from a largely rural area into suburbs northwest of Omaha, a city of 485,000 people. Photos on social media showed the small city of Minden, Iowa, about 30 miles northeast of Omaha also sustained heavy damage.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tornadoes- ... s-midwest/
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Mag. 2.9 quake - 7 km WSW of Gladstone, New Jersey, on Saturday, Apr 27, 2024, at 09:49 am (New York time) - 5 hours ago

A light magnitude 2.9 earthquake hit 12.3 km (8 mi) away from Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States, in the morning of Saturday, Apr 27, 2024 at 9.49 am local time (America/New York GMT -4). The quake had a very shallow depth of 8.5 km (5.3 mi) and was felt widely in the area.

https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthq ... y-USA.html

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Red sky at night, Elon's delight.

SpaceX isn't the only company launching thousands of satellites into low earth orbit, but it gets all the publicity. Lately, there have been reports of a strange red glow in the sky in the evening hours. It might get confused with aurora, but it's most prevalent in latitudes that rarely get that. Turns out that the cause is discharge of various gases from the almost daily launches of huge boosters by commercial space companies all competing with SpaceX to participate in the switch from cell towers to space comm that all the phone and data service providers can't wait to control.

The future does not look good. The extreme case is that all this shit dumped into orbit might short out the Earth's magnetic field. Nothing's certain on that yet, but the projected worse case scenario includes human extinction.

For a more down to Earth consequence, consider the new US TV standard. It's still in work, but the draft proposals basically hand all communication off to our favorite media and telecom conglomerates. No more free-to-air media AT ALL. No more home DVRs. All streaming, all the time. Any time you watch anything it's ka-CHING time. No more broadcasting whatsoever except from space and for money, meter's ticking, AND still with commercials.

This is a long way from becoming law, but I have seen the future and it costs like you wouldn't believe. They'll have to recoup from all that investment in space comm, and guess who gets handed the tab.
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British dig unearths mysterious dodecahedron:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lin ... e-68908558
Richard Parker, secretary of the Norton Disney History and Archaeology Group, said it was a "privilege to have handled" the object, thought to have been buried about 1,700 years ago.

However, he said: "Despite all the research that has gone into our dodecahedron, and others like it, we are no closer to finding out exactly what it is and what it might have been used for.

"The imagination races when thinking about what the Romans may have used it for. Magic, rituals or religion - we perhaps may never know.
The photo does not give an idea of its actual size. It's a very interesting object, made of thick metal, and having little balls on the outside that make it stable in any position. The surfaces have different sized holes. My own hunch is that it looks like something that would be used for a game of chance.
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ZoWie wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2024 12:54 pm British dig unearths mysterious dodecahedron:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lin ... e-68908558



The photo does not give an idea of its actual size. It's a very interesting object, made of thick metal, and having little balls on the outside that make it stable in any position. The surfaces have different sized holes. My own hunch is that it looks like something that would be used for a game of chance.
It reminds me of those incense burners catholics use at ceremonies.
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ZoWie wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2024 12:54 pm British dig unearths mysterious dodecahedron:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lin ... e-68908558



The photo does not give an idea of its actual size. It's a very interesting object, made of thick metal, and having little balls on the outside that make it stable in any position. The surfaces have different sized holes. My own hunch is that it looks like something that would be used for a game of chance.
I saw something that looks a lot like that object on one of the history-style programs. Their take on it was it was used by soldiers to weave gloves and socks. It might be that or something else altogether.
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He missed a chance to be the first Black astronaut. Now, at 90, he's going into space

Edward J. Dwight Jr. has waited a long time for his ride into space.

In the 1960s, he seemed poised to become America's first Black astronaut. That dream was never realized. Now, at age 90, he's about to finally get his shot, aboard a Blue Origin rocket.

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Number6 wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2024 4:10 pm I saw something that looks a lot like that object on one of the history-style programs. Their take on it was it was used by soldiers to weave gloves and socks. It might be that or something else altogether.
That is a good guess.
I remember years ago reading that if we would all vanish immediately then our planet discovered by aliens. That they would probably think McDonald's was some sort of religious shrine.

I would love to know what that is. Maybe a training tool for teaching whatever they used for welding back then.

The possibilities are endless.
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Glennfs wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2024 10:13 pm That is a good guess.
I remember years ago reading that if we would all vanish immediately then our planet discovered by aliens. That they would probably think McDonald's was some sort of religious shrine.
There was a funny story decades ago in the Reader's Digest about how in 1,000 years archeologists are uncovering a motel destroyed by a nuclear war. Among the things they found was a large box (TV) which people worshiped at, an unusual piece of jewelry (toilet seat) around the neck of a skeleton, and other things. The story reminds us that one or two thousand years ago, there were a lot of object that were common but which we have no clue today as to what they were used for.

I would love to know what that is. Maybe a training tool for teaching whatever they used for welding back then.

The possibilities are endless.
If it's ever found out we'll probably say that was clever of them.
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Number6 wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2024 10:27 pm There was a funny story decades ago in the Reader's Digest about how in 1,000 years archeologists are uncovering a motel destroyed by a nuclear war. Among the things they found was a large box (TV) which people worshiped at, an unusual piece of jewelry (toilet seat) around the neck of a skeleton, and other things. The story reminds us that one or two thousand years ago, there were a lot of object that were common but which we have no clue today as to what they were used for.



If it's ever found out we'll probably say that was clever of them.


I think it was on an early episode of The Twilight Zone where they had aliens trying to figure out what TV and Stereo was.
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