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Megaquake could destroy the Midwest

Megaquake could destroy the Midwest
BY TERRENCE AYM
Before It's News

Can a megathrust quake destroy most of Midwestern United States killing a million or more people and causing up to a trillion dollars in property damage?

Some geophysicists say yes—they warn that unimaginable catastrophe may be closer than anyone wants to believe.

Death on the rocks: The New Madrid Fault

More frequent earthquakes within the region of the New Madrid Fault have many experts increasingly on edge that another megaquake like the one that destroyed much of the Midwest during the early 1800s may be about to occur.

The New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 and 1812 were so powerful and widespread that if they occurred today the damage and loss of life might be incalculable.

 

N.J. weather: Beautiful day as cold front approaches

N.J. weather: Beautiful day as cold front approaches
BY STEVEN DiMARTINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Another very mild day is expected for the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas as high pressure continues to slowly drift into the Atlantic. A str...

Aircraft-sized asteroid will have a close encounter with Earth this evening

Aircraft-sized asteroid will have a close encounter with Earth this evening
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

People may remember waiting for the satellite the size of a school bus that fell to Earth in September. Another space rock is expected to come close to the planet this ...

N.J. weather on Election Day: Above normal temperatures through Wednesday

N.J. weather on Election Day: Above normal temperatures through Wednesday
BY STEVE DiMARTINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

High pressure will remain centered over the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas today with clear skies, light winds, and warm temperatures. Temper...

Some N.J. libraries turn to Amazon Kindle and eBooks

Some N.J. libraries turn to Amazon Kindle and eBooks
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Southern New Jersey library patrons are now able to use the Amazon Kindle to download library books for free. Many libraries that are struggling due to budget restraint...

N.J. utility rate hikes possible from October snowstorm

N.J. utility rate hikes possible from October snowstorm
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Utility companies spent all last week doing everything in their power to get electricity restored to all of their customers affected by the previous weekend's snowstorm...

N.J. power outage: JCP&L aims for complete restoration by Sunday night

N.J. power outage: JCP&L aims for complete restoration by Sunday night

Christie finally gets mad and tells utilities to wrap it up quickly

BY TOM HESTER SR.
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

In a conference call with the heads of three New Jersey electric utilities Saturday, Gov. Chris...

N.J. power outages: 14K JCP&L customers still without power, 24K overall

N.J. power outages: 14K JCP&L customers still without power, 24K overall

Three utilities hope to have all power restored by end of weekend

BY TOM HESTER SR.
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

As of Friday afternoon, six days after the October snowstorm, approximately 21,400 New Jersey hom...

Paul 'Duce' Tallamy of Wantage named N.J.'s 2012 Outstanding Young Farmer

Paul 'Duce' Tallamy of Wantage named N.J.'s 2012 Outstanding Young Farmer

Beef and produce farmer Paul “Duce” Tallamy II of Wantage has been selected as the 2012 Outstanding Young Farmer by the state Board of Agriculture.

Tallamy, 39, will be presented with his award in Janu...

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