Jan 26 07:28

Michigan Faces ANOTHER Water Crisis

Michigan residents are staring down a new water crisis as the state is scrambling to combat potential health risks in water sources that stem from chemicals long used in firefighting, waterproofing, carpeting and other products.

In December of 2017, toxic chemicals have been identified at 28 sites in 14 communities across Michigan. Nearly half are on or near military installations where the source is believed to be from firefighting foam.” (Source) The main affected area is near Van Etten Lake. Other areas near WAFB are also being investigated.

“Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, have been detected at military bases, water treatment plants and, most recently, an old industrial dump site for footwear company Wolverine World Wide. The Environmental Protection Agency classifies them as ’emerging’ nationally. They have sparked enough concern that Gov. Rick Snyder created a state response team and approved $23 million in emergency spending.

Jan 26 07:06

Licorice root outperforms anti-viral meds for cold sores: Teenage girl is finally cured after trying every conventional treatment

A 18-year-old girl who had cold sores since she was five said that the only treatment that effectively worked to manage her sores is a licorice balm. Indigo Faulkner tried a lot of topical treatments and even anti-viral medications prescribed by her doctor to treat her cold sores, but all of these failed. She had suffered from an outbreak of painful, fluid-filled, blister-like sores on her lips every six to eight weeks, which consequently lowered her self-esteem, made her feel anxious, and antisocial.

The effectiveness of licorice is proven by science.

Jan 26 07:02

Can We Finally Have An Honest Discussion About The Opioid Crisis?

The opioid epidemic is generating a lot of media coverage and hand-wringing, but few if any solutions, and this is predictable: if you don't face up to the causes, then you can't solve the problem. America is steadfastly avoiding looking at the causes of the opioid crisis, which is soberly reflected in these charts of soaring opioid-caused deaths:

Jan 26 07:01

Oceans suffocating as huge dead zones quadruple since 1950, scientists warn

Ocean dead zones with zero oxygen have quadrupled in size since 1950, scientists have warned, while the number of very low oxygen sites near coasts have multiplied tenfold. Most sea creatures cannot survive in these zones and current trends would lead to mass extinction in the long run, risking dire consequences for the hundreds of millions of people who depend on the sea.

Climate change caused by fossil fuel burning is the cause of the large-scale deoxygenation, as warmer waters hold less oxygen. The coastal dead zones result from fertiliser and sewage running off the land and into the seas.

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They can blame global warming all they want, but the problems are fracking, industrial runoff, lingering damage from the gulf oil disaster, and radiation from Fukushima.

Jan 26 03:47

Russia, US to conduct joint space experiments

US researchers have announced plans to take part in joint experiments on simulating flights to outer space as part of the Scientific International Research in Unique Terrestrial Station (SIRIUS) program. US scientists suggested adding two additional research projects to the program with participation of a joint six-member Russian-US crew, Director of the Institute of Medical and Biological Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences Oleg Orlov told Izvestia. "Our American colleagues have expressed interest in expanding the five-year scientific program, which should result in one experiment on an annual isolation," Orlov told the paper. Russia has backed the initiative and now it should be included in official documents. The NASA Human Research Program has also confirmed the plans to join the experiments with the paper. Besides NASA, the German Space Agency is also gearing up to take part in the SIRIUS program, Orlov said.

Jan 26 03:42

Remains of earliest modern human outside of Africa found in Israeli cave

An international team of anthropologists has found in Israel the remains of the earliest modern human (Homo sapiens) outside of Africa, the press service of Tel Aviv University said in a statement obtained by TASS. "A jawbone complete with teeth recently discovered at Israel's Misliya cave has now been dated to 177,000-194,000 years ago. The finding indicates that modern humans were present in the Levant at least 50,000 years earlier than previously thought," the document says. Anthropologists earlier believed that modern humans appeared in Africa some 160,000-200,000 years ago, and that modern humans evolved in Africa and started migrating out of Africa nearly 100,000 years ago. "This finding - that early modern humans were present outside of Africa earlier than commonly believed - completely changes our view on modern human dispersal and the history of modern human evolution," said Prof.

Jan 26 01:31

Cats and dogs freeze to death and turn into ice instantly while running to safety

Kazakhstan has been experiencing anomalously cold weather recently with temperatures dropping to as low as -54 degrees Centigrade. As one can see from videos that people upload on social media, strong winds and heavy snowfalls pose a serious threat to the lives of both humans and animals. In one of the videos, a local resident shows a frozen cat that did not even have time to fall before its death. In another video, a dog is seen frozen into snow. In another amazing video, a villager finds a frozen hare that got stuck in a fence and froze to death. Local residents find ways to have fun even in such terrible conditions. For example, many people make videos of themselves throwing hot water out of cups in the air and watching water drops turn into snowflakes instantly.

Jan 25 23:48

Fall of an Empire? US may stop contributions to International Space Station

The administration of President of the United States proposes to stop the financing of the International Space Station (ISS) by NASA by 2025, writes the American publication The Verge. The announced initiative is included in the draft federal budget, which is expected to be announced on February 12. The draft may be edited before its official publication. However, two sources assured that the item on stopping the financing of the ISS will be retained. The draft budget for the next financial year is subject to approval in Congress. They have until February 8 to complete the work on a full-fledged federal budget, which is to be adopted at the end of the current financial year. In the US, it begins on October 1...

Jan 25 21:06

The Secret Medical Memo

Jon Rappoport of reveals the "not so secret" medical memos the FDA has buried over the last few decades that show the damage prescription drugs have done to the American people

Jan 25 13:37

To AG Jeff Sessions: 15 National Priorities of Immdeiate Importence then Going After Marijuana States

There are so much Jeff Session can do to keep him busy that are a priority over legalized Marijuana users and growers where when people voted or the elected legislatures of the several states responding to the will of the voters. What are your thoughts about what is a priority over going after the Marijuana states?

Jan 25 12:47

Russia Will Go to the Moon Next Year With First Lander in Decades

Russia’s Luna-25 lander, the country’s first launch of its kind in decades, is planned to take place next year, scientists confirmed after a series of reported delays to the project.

The lander is set to be the first of three spacecraft Moscow plans to launch to the Moon. Luna-25 will be tasked with exploring the chemical composition of the Moon’s surface, set to land somewhere near the lunar south pole.

Jan 25 12:24

Better than holograms: Scientists reveal stunning Star Wars-style 3-D projections in THIN AIR

One of the enduring sci-fi moments of the big screen - R2-D2 beaming a 3-D image of Princess Leia into thin air in 'Star Wars' - is closer to reality thanks to the smallest of screens: dust-like particles.

Scientists have figured out how to manipulate nearly unseen specks in the air and use them to create 3-D images that are more realistic and clearer than holograms, according to a study in Wednesday's journal Nature.

Jan 25 11:47

Affordable Housing Built in Days with Recycled Plastic Bricks

Conceptos Plásticos is a Colombian construction company that builds homes, shelters, classrooms, and community spaces out bricks and pillars made entirely from recycled plastic, rubber, and electronic waste. The company was founded by Oscar Mendez, an architect, and Fernando Llano, who had previously researched the reuse of plastics as building materials to create “ecoblocks.” This business venture intends to address three major issues: affordable housing, jobs for vulnerable communities, and reuse of materials that would otherwise end up in landfills.

Jan 25 11:44

Some of the world's biggest DJs will play to clubbers at zero gravity nightclub

A group of German promoters have announced plans to host a nightclub party at zero-gravity.

Some 25 lucky ravers will be sent into the stratosphere as they listen to performances by some of the world's top DJs, travelling in an aircraft typically used to train astronauts.

The modified Airbus A310 will be flying for approximately 90 minutes and clubbers can expect 25 minutes of weightlessness as their aircraft maneuvers in extreme high altitude.

Jan 25 11:06

Oklahoma’s Exemplary AMI Smart Meters Removal and Consumer Protection Bill: A Model For Other States To Follow

By Catherine J. Frompovich

You know it just had to happen! Some scientifically-hip legislator in one of the 50 United States finally decided to introduce a bill to protect his constituents’ Constitutional rights guaranteed by both state and federal Constitutions, plus delineated the factual, independent—not consensus—science that radiofrequencies (RFs) from AMI Smart Meters damage health and “The OCC [Oklahoma Corporation Commission] is to understand by this legislation that they work for the consumers and citizens of the State of Oklahoma and not the utility”! ...

Jan 25 10:24

FLASHBACK 2012 - No end to complications

IN DECEMBER boffins around the world were taken aback by an odd request. The American government called on the world's two leading scientific publications to censor research. As we reported at the time, Nature (a British journal) and Science (an American one) were about to publish studies by two separate teams which had been tinkering with H5N1 influenza, better known as bird flu, to produce a strain that might be able to pass through the air between humans. The authorities fretted that were the precise methods and detailed genetic data to fall into the wrong hands, the consequences would be too awful to contemplate. They therefore suggested that only the broad conclusions be made public; the specifics could be sent to vetted scientists alone.

Jan 25 10:21

Florida proposal could force new HPV vaccine requirement for state public school students

A bill filed this month in the Florida Senate would create a new vaccine requirement for public school students.

SB 1558: School Health Immunizations, also known as the "Women's Cancer Prevention Act", revises child immunization requirements to include a vaccine for human papillomavirus.

"If we're not given the choice to make our own health care decisions, then what are we given the choice to do," asked parent England Davis.

Davis said she is ready to uproot her daughter from school if she's forced to get vaccinated for HPV.

"If that legislation passes, I won't be able to keep her in public school," said Davis. "I will not, I refuse, I will home school her out."

Jan 25 09:58

Pot banning supervisors served recall notices

These anti-freedom mattoids are goin down,down,down!

Two county supervisors who played a role in enacting a pot ban in Calaveras County were served with notices of intent to recall them Tuesday during a board meeting in San Andreas.

Two separate groups, led by Jeremy Maddux of District 4 and Joan Wilson of District 1 respectively, served Supervisors Dennis Mills, District 4, and Gary Tofanelli, District 1, recall notices after both campaigns obtained more than the required 20 signatures since last week in support of their efforts.

Maddux said during public comment that Mills was a “divisive” politician, who brought a personal agenda into the office in banning cannabis. He condemned the supervisor for alleged Ralph M. Brown Act violations, “disparaging” remarks to county staff and disregard for members of the public who challenged his positions.

Jan 25 09:49

Raw Foods Raid

All for daring to sell Healthy Family Farms’ raw goat milk and raw goat milk dairy products (and raw cow milk from Pennsylvania) to their loyal club members and shareholders.

People who belong to the “Right to Choose Healthy Food’s Rawesome Club” sign a membership agreement that states: “I completely reject and refuse all governmental food standards. I fully trust the board members of this club to properly oversee and manage the preparation, handling and packaging of the food in this club, including but not limited to raw meat, raw eggs, raw produce, raw juices, raw dairy…”

But it is legal to sell raw milk in California. No one complained or got sick from these products.

This bust is about controlling the small dairy farms and small co ops, and making it very difficult, expensive and complicated to supply real, raw and untreated food to the public.

Jan 25 09:35

How a Cannabis Ban Turned One California County Into 'Ground Zero for Chaos'

After millions were invested in legal,environmentally safe Cannabis farms and over $12 million in taxes were collected from them, a new County Supervisor shut them all down. The count of Calaveras lost 20% of their operating funds. The only other industry they have is ranching and kale growing.

On Jan. 10, supervisors in this historic county—where Gold Rush mining camps flourished in 1850—voted to kill off the Green Rush that exploded here in 2016. By a 3–2 tally, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors declared all commercial cannabis farms illegal. The county planning department estimated that as many as 1,600 commercial cannabis growers were operating in the region in mid-2017. Many of them were licensed by the county. Now, the move to ban cannabis businesses means every one of those growers must cease operations by May 1. Millions of dollars in tax money will vanish from the economically beleaguered county of 45,000 residents.

Jan 25 08:50

Soy wars: Monsanto faces battle over $40bn market

The dominant seed and herbicide manufacturer in the US is about to face competition from two rival corporations in the lucrative market for genetically modified soybeans.

Soybeans are the key ingredient in animal feed, used to fatten the world’s cattle, pigs, chickens and even fish. Monsanto’s soybean seeds totalled almost $2.7 billion in 2017, or about a fifth of the company’s total net sales, according to Reuters.

“Our competitors’ success could render our existing products less competitive, resulting in reduced sales compared to our expectations or past results,” Monsanto said in an annual report filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission last year.

Jan 25 08:04

It's a wrap! NASA astronauts successfully complete 2018's first spacewalk

NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) successfully wrapped up the year's first spacewalk on Tuesday, January 23.

Expedition 54 Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle replaced a Latching End Effector (LEE) on the station’s robotic arm, Canadarm2.

Spacewalks are events in support of the ISS assembly and maintenance, that science and space enthusiasts look forward to with the initiation of every consecutive expedition launch.

Jan 25 08:02

Banned World Foods That People Still Eat In The USA (17 Pics)

Hormone-infused American Beef and Milk
Much of the US beef and milk cattle are fed synthetic hormones prior to their slaughter or milking in an attempt to get as much product out of the cow as possible. The National Cancer Association has since seen cases of hormonal cancer rise.
Found in: American beef and milk Health Hazards: Cancer
Banned in: European Union, Japan, Australia, and China

Jan 25 05:38

Sinking International Space Station to be much bigger problem than it was with Mir

Rafail Murtazin, deputy head of the ballistic department of Russia's Energia Space Corporation, said what may happen when the International Space Station is going to be sunk. During the operation to deorbit the ISS, as many as 120 tons of unburned debris will crash into the non-navigable region of the Pacific Ocean. The information was voiced during the Korolyov readings in Moscow. Murtazin recalled that the sinking weight of the Russian Mir orbital station in 2001 was 130 tons, while the weight of the ISS is 420-450 tons. "When we were dealing with the issue of sinking the Mir station, we thought that about 40 tons of debris weighing from 50 grams to 100 kilograms could reach the Earth," the specialist said, RIA Novosti reports. Murtazin added that even if a third of the weight of the ISS could pass through dense layers of the atmosphere, it would be "about 100-120 tons." The wreckage will be scattered on the area of around six thousand kilometres.

Jan 25 05:28

Who Is Deliberately Killing the Bees?

For some reason, bees around the country are being deliberately killed in horrifying ways.

Who is doing this? And why?

Jan 24 20:57

Global Warming Scientist Get Buried in Snow At Davos Conference

Mother nature continues to display to the people of Earth, and more specifically the attendees in Davos, that we only have a limited understanding of all the variables that effect the weather on this planet. Oh, the Irony!

Jan 24 20:01

There are two planets that can support human life, say scientists

In what could be called a breakthrough revelation, scientists have identified two planets that are a part of the TRAPPIST-1 solar system which are most likely to be habitable.

In February 2017, American space agency NASA made a ground-breaking revelation and announced the discovery of seven Earth-like exoplanets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 – a star in a galaxy lying 40 light-years away from Earth.

Jan 24 15:43

A Tale Of Two Cities: How Smart Robots And AI Will Transform America

Automation is already reshaping cities, just as the manufacturing collapse hollowed out America's heartland. This is a tale of two cities, comparing the Rust Belt to Las Vegas, the city that is expected to be hit the hardest by job displacement due to robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and other technologies in this fourth industrial revolution. AJ+'s documentary series on automation explores how advancements in artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning and automated vehicles will affect jobs, cities and inequality. From trucking to radiology, new technology is already changing white collar and blue collar occupations, reshaping cities and concentrating wealth in the hands of the few. Robots are taking over the world as companies like Tesla, Amazon, Uber and Google are using robots to automate.

Jan 24 15:42

NZ research shows first jet from massive young star detected outside our galaxy

A New Zealand scientist has discovered a young, massive star in a neighbouring galaxy that appears to be 12 times bigger than the Sun.

Marsden Fellow Dr Anna McLeod, of University of Canterbury's School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, says the major astronomical discovery will drive significant advancement in the field of star formation.

"It also gives a further clue on one of the biggest questions in modern astronomy: how do massive stars form?" Dr McLeod said.

"Massive stars are so important because they regulate the formation of new generations of stars as well as the evolution of entire galaxies. Our discovery captures a massive star as it is forming, and it sheds light onto the formation mechanism."

Jan 24 14:54

Coup d'état political intervention

Coup d’état, also called Coup, the sudden, violent overthrow of an existing government by a small group. The chief prerequisite for a coup is control of all or part of the armed forces, the police, and other military elements.

Can you say Deep State?

A coup rarely alters a nation’s fundamental social and economic policies, nor does it significantly redistribute power among competing political groups.

Jan 24 14:48

18 U.S. Code § 2383 - Rebellion or insurrection

Historical and Revision Notes

Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., §?4 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, §?4, 35 Stat. 1088).

Word “moreover” was deleted as surplusage and minor changes were made in phraseology.

1994—Pub. L. 103–322 substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $10,000”.

Jan 24 14:44

18 U.S. Code § 2384 - Seditious conspiracy: AKA Coup d'etat

If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 808; July 24, 1956, ch. 678, §?1, 70 Stat. 623; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, §?330016(1)(N), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)

Jan 24 12:40

Indonesia quake shakes capital, causes some injuries, damage in Java

Office workers fled high-rise buildings in the Indonesian capital on Tuesday after a strong earthquake shook the city, causing some injuries and damage to at least 130 buildings elsewhere on the densely populated island of Java.

The relatively shallow quake of magnitude 6 struck off Java, the US Geological Survey said, and authorities ruled out the risk of a tsunami.

Many people ran along the streets of downtown Jakarta, pointing at the buildings above them, witnesses said. Metro TV showed patients being evacuated from a hospital.

Jan 24 12:26


Ironically, it’s been easier to get information about the dangers of nuclear waste that it’s been to penetrate the “iron curtain” of America’s food industry. Know the truth about what you’re eating and where your food comes from.

Jan 24 11:21

‘Day Zero’: Cape Town, South Africa, to Run Out of Water April 12

Cape Town, South Africa, a city of four million people, will run out of water on April 12, in what local officials are calling “Day Zero.”

At that point — where the dams that supply the city’s water are expected to fall to an average capacity of 13.5% — authorities will turn off almost all of the faucets in town, and residents will have to line up at 200 distribution points to collect a daily ration of 25 liters (about six and-a-half gallons) per person.

Unless a miracle occurs, Cape Town will then become the first major industrialized city to run out of water.

Jan 24 09:06

Nasa attempts to ease fears that a 'potentially hazardous' asteroid the size of the Burj Khalifa will hit Earth next week as it flies just 200,000 miles away from our planet

Nasa is attempting to ease fears about a gigantic asteroid hurtling just 200,000 miles (320,000km) away from our planet on 4th February.

The 2002 AJ129 asteroid, which is larger than the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, has been classed a 'potentially hazardous' by Nasa.

It will fly past at speeds of 67,000mph (107,826kmh) which makes it nearly 15 times faster than the world's quickest manned aircraft - the hypersonic North American X-15.

However, Nasa says it has been tracking the asteroid carefully and there is 'zero' chance it will collide with Earth.

Jan 23 18:56

Sugar tax on soft drinks may increase alcohol consumption, study reveals

A sugar tax on soft drinks may increase alcohol consumption, new research reveals.

Raising the price of sugary drinks causes people to purchase greater amounts of lager, a UK study found today.

Although unclear why, the researchers believe increasing soft drinks' prices alters people's spending habits across all beverages.

Jan 23 11:56

Alaskans let off fireworks to celebrate tsunami downgrade

Teressa Muller, a city clerk for Larsen Bay, experienced the entire evacuation as she explained in the video.

'"We are in Kodiak because my daughter has been in the hospital due to bronchiolitis. We were discharged and staying at a hotel for a couple of days until she gets better," she wrote.

From being alerted by her family, packing everything in the car and heading to Pilar Mountain to the time she went back home, the filmer explained the entire situation in the video.

We can also see the big queue of cars living Pilar Mountain to go home at the end of the video filmed during the tsunami alert that advised residents to evacuate.

Jan 23 11:50

RAW VIDEO | Tsunami Alert For Canada, California, Alaska After 8.1 MAG Earthquake Strikes Off Alaska Coast…

Raw video of people fleeing for higher ground. This is not how you want to wake up in the middle of the night.


Jan 23 09:02

‘Potentially hazardous’ asteroid the size of the Burj Khalifa is heading towards Earth at 67,000mph

A gigantic asteroid which is larger than the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, will hurtle past our planet in around two weeks time.

The 2002 AJ129 asteroid has been classed a 'potentially hazardous' by Nasa and will fly past at speeds of 67,000mph (107,826kmh).

This makes it nearly 15 times faster than the world's quickest manned aircraft - the hypersonic North American X-15, which travelled at 4,520mph (7,300kmh).

The asteroid is around 0.7 miles (1.1km) wide - making it longer than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which stands at 0.5 miles high (0.8km).

It is set to pass by our planet on the 4th February at a distance of around 2,615,128 miles (4,208,641km) away - which is relatively close in space terms.

For reference, the distance between the Earth and the moon is 238,855 miles (384,400 km).

Jan 23 08:33

What Tide Pods do to your body: We break down second-by-second how the detergent packs burn every tissue they touch

The detergent pods contain a number of chemicals that are relatively safe in low concentrations, but condensed as they are in the pods, the ingredients can erode fatty cell membranes, chemically burning the skin, eyes, mouth, throat and gastrointestinal system.

Jan 23 08:25

Only birds tweeted, and Amazon was a forest: PM Modi recalls massive changes in 20 years

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that he is the first Indian PM in two decades to attend the World Economic Forum since H D Deve Gowda in 1997, he focussed on the changes that have taken place in the first during this time. "In 1997, India's GDP was a little more than USD 400 billion, but now it has increased more than six-times," he said.

Jan 23 08:23

7.9 magnitude earthquake hits Alaska

An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale jolted the southern Alaskan coast in the US on Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning along the coastline.

The quake hit 300 km southeast of Kodiak at a depth of 10 km at 12.21 a.m., the US Geological Survey said.

The US National Tsunami Warning Centre issued a tsunami alert for areas that included the coast of Alaska to British Columbia and the border with Washington State, and a tsunami watch all the way down to the border of Mexico and the coast of Hawaii, the New York Times reported.

Jan 23 08:10

Whose fault? Tesla crashes into fire truck, driver blames autopilot

A Tesla Model S has rear-ended a fire truck parked on a freeway in the US. The driver, however, says it wasn’t his fault, blaming the state-of-the-art technology instead.

On Monday morning, the Tesla car, going 65mph, hit a parked fire truck, the Culver City Fire Department tweeted. The firefighters were there attending to a “freeway accident,” when their truck was hit by the electric-powered vehicle, which was travelling on autopilot, according to the driver. The truck apparently sustained only minor damage, while the hood of the Tesla seems almost completely smashed.

Jan 23 08:05

Mayon eruption: Philippines' most active volcano explodes as authorities raise alert level

An explosion has taken place at the most active volcano in the Philippines, sending a huge plume of ash and steam into the sky. Authorities have raised the alert level to four out of five, meaning a potentially deadly major eruption is possible within days.

Mayon, which at 2,462m (8,077ft) is also one of the tallest mountains in the country, has been issuing lava and pyroclastic material since it started showing activity on 13 January.

Almost 40,000 nearby residents have been evacuated in the central province of Albay, and Philippine authorities have closed schools and urged people to stay indoors where possible.

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The Earth is really getting her rocks off these days!

Jan 23 07:56

Tsunami warning ends for B.C. after large earthquake strikes off Alaska

A tsunami warning for coastal British Columbia and parts of Alaska has ended after a powerful earthquake struck about 250 kilometres southeast of Chiniak, Alaska, early today.