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The LA panics: 9:11 in the city

When the 4.4 quake struck Southern California days ago, experts said that it would be just beginning of a bigger one..
And now, with a 5.1 shaking Los Angeles directly, people are hoping that that is the biggest they will be hit with..

The earthquake struck at 9:11 Friday night just as the night life began--panic ensued .. While no major damages occurred from the shake, it only did more to rattle the nerves and spirits of the people of the City of Angels, off the Pacific..

The epicenter of the earthquake was in Orange County.. the USGS said that hours before the bigger 5.1, a 3.6 hit in same area.

This is how the initial AP dispatch read shortly after the events of Friday night:
Authorities say a magnitude-5.1 earthquake has shaken the Los Angeles area. The U.S. Geological Survey originally estimated the quake to be a magnitude-5.3. It said the Friday quake struck at about 9:11 p.m. and was centered near Brea in Orange County — about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. About an hour earlier, a 3.6 quake hit nearby in the city of La Habra. There were no immediate reports of damage.
Officials say this was an unusual sequence of events--especially with the 3.6 before and then the larger 5.1 after..

After the bigger earthquake hit, there were aftershocks lasting throughout the night in the same locations.

One reporter at MASHABLE even noted that since the quake occurred after 9pm, thousands of people undoubtedly felt it while they were sitting in theater seats watching NOAH battle the flood.. One Tweet remarked that they thought the theater had advanced to 4D, and that the quake struck right as the flood hit in the movie..

The word in the streets in LA, and undoubtedly the bars and clubs where people may have been subdued, the 'big one' is coming. News accounts have warned over the past month that a large quake is coming to California and that a 'bigger one' than any recently is due..

There has not been a strong earthquake in the area since the mid 1990s.. that may be changing with the recent series of tremors ..

NBC Los Angeles has a series of images showcasing the damages from last night's quake--they are plenty by their are really minor compared to what would have happened during a big one. The good news from the images is that it seems those most busy with the 'cleanup' will be stock boys in grocery stores--much much better than search and rescue teams combing rubble.

And as always, should you be one of those worried souls like I am thinking the 'big one' is just around the corner, here's live quake cam in LA. You never know when the needle will begin to bounce..



Paging Paige: Done at the WWE


PWInsider reports that Paige was told at this past Monday’s RAW that she will not be able to return to the ring. It was noted that she is “done” as a wrestler, and that the situation is similar to Edge’s retirement in 2011 due to a neck injury…

Paige had just returned to WWE in late November after a seventeen month absence due to a neck injury she suffered in June of 2016. During her absence she suffered two Wellness policy suspensions.

Paige was injured during a house show at the Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 27 during a six-woman tag match. She was kicked in the back by Sasha Banks and struggled to get back to her feet after the bump.

Weinstein attacked at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort!

TMZ is reporting tonight in fresh runs:

At around 9 PM, Weinstein and his sober coach got up to leave at the same time Steve and his dinner companion were leaving. Steve tells TMZ he had "quite a bit to drink," told his friend to fire up his cell phone and shoot video of what was about to happen.
Steve says he walked up to Weinstein and said, "You're such a piece of s*** for what you did to these women," and then punched him in the face twice. He says Weinstein stumbled backward and almost fell.
A restaurant manager says neither attempted punch connected, and the guy was drunk and out of control.

Both sides agree ... the person who filmed the incident asked Weinstein if he wanted to call the police, but Weinstein declined and everyone left the restaurant.

There is water on Mars. There is not water on Mars. There is water on Mars.

A cross-section of underground ice is exposed at the steep slope that appears bright blue in this enhanced-color view from the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The scene is about 550 yards wide. The scarp drops about 140 yards from the level ground in the upper third of the image.Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UA/USGS

This could be a game changer–and quite the about face since the past several months of news gathered have reinforced the notion that no water at all existed..

As reported in the journal Science (paywall), the water was found in both the north and south of Mars, at latitudes equivalent to South America and Scotland. The exposed areas were found on scarps as steep as 55 degrees. Based on the absence of craters in the regions, scientists believe that the features formed relatively recently.

“The discovery reported today gives us surprising windows where we can see right into these thick underground sheets of ice,” study co-author Shane Byrne of the University of…


The fake missile warning in Hawaii was scary for residents of that state .. 38 minutes of hell.

Scary for America more may be what ELIANA JOHNSON writes in POLITICO: A false warning of a missile threat in Hawaii sent White House aides scrambling Saturday, frantically phoning agencies to determine a response and triggering worries about their preparedness almost a year into the Trump administration. President Donald Trump’s Cabinet has yet to test formal plans for how to respond to a domestic missile attack, according to a senior administration official. John Kelly, while serving as Secretary of Homeland Security through last July, planned to conduct the exercise. But he left his post to become White House chief of staff before it was conducted, and acting secretary Elaine Duke never carried it out. The Old Cold War guard is gone. The newcomers can issue threats but appear to be unaware on how to act on them.. “The U.S. government hasn’t tested these plans in 30 years,” said the senior a…



Not only that, but warnings buzzed on TVs.. radios.. the horrid screeching noise when an emergency alert sounds.. 

CNN reports,

Jocelyn Azbell had just woken up in her Maui hotel Saturday when she was hurried into the hotel's basement to take shelter from an incoming ballistic missile.
"You're thinking, 'Oh my gosh, are we going to die? Is it really a missile (headed) our way, or is it just a test?'" the 24-year-old told CNN. "We really didn't know."
Minutes before, she'd received an ominous alert on her phone.

Azbell, her boyfriend and hundreds of other hotel guests were "herded like cows" into the basement by staff. "People are crying and people obviously were super scared," she said.
For 20 minutes, Azbell said, they waited. Finally, they were told that the alert was a false ala…

Massive Caribbean quake

7.6 magnitude earthquake happened last night at 9.51pm at a depth of 6.2 milesThe tremor was one of the largest to hit the Caribbean region in recorded historyStruck in the Caribbean Sea 25 miles from Honduras island of Great Swan IslandA tsunami advisory was put in place for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin IslandsThere were fears it could impact the coasts of Central American nations, including Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands