New Zealand Earthquake May 21
May 22, 2011 by staff
New Zealand Earthquake May 21, U.S. Geological Survey said that an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred near the Kermadec Islands in New Zealand. There are no reports of damage or risk of tsunami from the quake.
According to the USGS, the earthquake occurred at 21:17:00 UTC on Saturday, which is 9:17 a.m. local time yesterday morning. The quake’s epicenter was 12 miles below the mostly uninhabited islands, which are approximately 620 kilometers east of the capital city of New Zealand in Auckland.
A series of earthquakes and aftershocks have rocked New Zealand in the coming months of a magnitude 6.3 magnitude that struck the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 181 people.
Meanwhile, a 3.6 magnitude quake rolled through San Francisco Bay at 7:05 pm local time Saturday. Emergency officials said there were no reports of serious damage or injury.
The USGS National Center for Earthquake Information received dozens of reports of people quake in the Bay Area.
Also Saturday, scientists from the Icelandic Meteorological Office confirmed that the eruption began in the Gr? Msv? Tn volcano at approximately 17:30 UTC.
The eruption produced minor seismic activity in the region and a plume of the eruption, which had risen to a height of over 65,000 feet a little later.
Radio evangelist Harold Camping predicted that ‘Rapture’ would begin on Saturday, May 21, 2011 with an earthquake in New Zealand.
Followers of the 89-year-old retired civil engineer spent months warning the world of Revelation, some giving earthly belongings and evacuating their savings accounts. But the May 21 deadline for the end of the world has passed and many of the followers of Camping wonder why they are still here.
Keith Bauer and other believers waited outside the headquarters of Oakland Harold Camping Family Radio International. Bauer took his family from Maryland to California to await the Rapture on May 21.
Bauer says it was a bit skeptical, but made the trip because of their belief in God. “It is God that leads you no, Harold Camping,” he said.
Harold Camping had previously predicted that the Rapture would occur in September 1994, but later said it had miscalculated the date. Camping has not ruled on the death of its last prediction.
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