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Brittany Coffman GEOL 141-01 Geologic Events January-April 2011 Extra Credit Date Event Location Description of Event 1 February 10 Earthquake Celebes Sea, On February 10, there was an earthquake with a 6.5 magnitude. About 6,870,000 people reported feeling weak shaking and there was a very limited chance on damage and/or injuries. As the shaking was very weak in the nearest cities (at least 300 km from the epicenter), people in this area of the world were not worried by the tremor. They are very much used to this kind of shaking. There are no populated islands within 200 km from the epicenter. 2 February 21 Earthquake South of the Fiji Islands Waters south of the Pacific Fiji were struck by a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake on Monday, Feb. 21. The quake hit 385 miles southeast of Fiji at 10:57 p.m. time and had a depth of 349 miles. According to the USGS, there were no injuries, no damage, and no tsunami warning has been issued for the quake 3 February 22 Earthquake Christchurch, New England The Christchurch earthquake was a 6.3- magnitude earthquake that struck the Canterbury region in New Zealand 's South Island at 12:51 pm. On February 22nd an earthquake shattered Christchurch, New Zealand’s second-biggest city, killing 98 people. The number is sure to rise. Several hundred of the city’s 386,000 residents are trapped or missing. In one building alone, housing a local television station, 100 are feared dead. It could be New Zealand’s worst ever disaster. The 6.3 quake was part of a series of earthquakes and aftershocks in the region following the 7.1-magnitude 4 September 2010 Canterbury earthquake . 4 February 27,28 Tornado Franklin County, Tennessee Another severe weather event developed on February 27 and continued into February 28 across the Midwest and South. While a large portion of the damage was due to damaging straight-line winds, at least 35 tornadoes were reported across several states. The most destructive tornado was in Franklin County, Tennessee on the afternoon of February 28 where one person was killed by an EF2 tornado. It was the first killer tornado of 2011. Another strong tornado, rated EF3, resulted in houses destroyed near Eminence, Kentucky.
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Brittany Coffman GEOL 141-01 Geologic Events January-April 2011 Extra Credit
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Brittany Coffman GEOL 141-01 Geologic Events January-April 2011 Extra Credit 5 March 5 Volcano Fuego Volcano, Guatemala INSIVUMEH reported that during 17-18 and 20-22 March explosions from Fuego produced ash
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