USGS CHANGES KILAUEA VOLCANO ALERT WARNING TO "RED"

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has upgraded the Warning Level for the ongoing Kilauea Volcano from ORANGE to RED

Ash emissions from the volcano are increasing dramatically.  The ask is now posing a hazard to aviation and COULD be a sign of a large eruption coming.

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"INTENTIONAL" EXPLOSION IN ALISO VIEJO, CA; 1 Dead -- Firemen evacuated when SECOND DEVICE found

A building exploded this afternoon involving a Health Club CLINIC in Aliso Viejo California, causing a 2-Alarm fire. (Orange County)

Firemen and other First-Responders were forced to evacuate the scene when a SECOND "BOMB" was thought to have been found.

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Asteroid the size of a city block to give Earth a close shave Tuesday

A fast-moving asteroid the size of a city block will give Earth a close shave on Tuesday, zooming safely past at 6:05 p.m. EDT at a distance of about 126,000 miles. That's about half the distance from the Earth to the moon and the closest approach the asteroid will have made in nearly 300 years, EarthSky.org reported.

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Small Earthquake Shakes San Francisco

A small, but noticeable earthquake of Magnitude 3.6 struck San Francisco, CA minutes ago, at 10:18 PM eastern US time (7:18 PM local time) at a very shallow depth of only 8km.  The quake is small compared to others that take place in California, but it struck very near the densely populated city, and is taking place while other severe earthquake and volcano activity is also happening in Hawaii.   

Geologists and others are wondering if the shaking and eruptions in Hawaii are having an effect on the unstable tectonics of the US west coast; in this case, the Hayward Fault in California?

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Hawaii Civil Defense Warns of EXPLOSIVE ERUPTION of Kilauea Volcano within 48 Hours

Hawaii's Civil Defense Agency announced a 16th fissure had opened from the erupting Kilauea volcano early in the day Saturday, followed by an announcement at 7 PM local time of a 17th fissure. Both fissures were located in the lower East Rift Zone, east of the Puna Geothermal energy plant and northeast of homes in the Lanipuna Gardens subdivision.

The agency warned previously that boulders the size of refrigerators could be launched from the crater should another eruption take place.

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