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Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 10:01:31 -0600

  Thanks Jeremiah!   This quake is important, because it very well may be (and probably is) the Yakuza zeroing in on being able to "shoot" and evoke the Yellowstone caldera.   We added the statement by SecDef Cohen, so the readership would know this is not just malarky, but that such use of special "electromagnetic weapons" has in fact been confirmed officially by the Secretary of Defense at that time.   It's just one more disturbing wrinkle on the "assured destruction" portion of the old MAD (mutual assured destruction) concept. Most the U.S. citizens are quite unaware of the extent to which such "eerie" weapons have been developed and tested in and over the targeted United States over the years.   Best wishes, Tom Bearden

See response from USGS below - Webmaster

Your report on the disappearance of the quake data on the USGS site got my fury aroused.  The European site has removed it too.  However, I went to the University of Memphis Earthquake Research Site, and found the report.  They have not removed it as of about 30 minutes ago, Jan 10, 2004, 10:59 Central.

Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 07:56:48 -0700
From: Stuart Sipkin <>


Your website, and the page at , were brought to my attention by a fan of yours.

Unfortunately Mitch Battros cannot read a map, and you have uncritically passed along his erroneous information without doing any fact checking.  The coordinatesof the event listed on his, and your website, 43.5N 105.1W, are nowhere near Yellowstone. This location is in eastern Wyoming, approximately 270 miles from Yellowstone.

  For what it is worth, the NEIC does not, and never has suppressed earthquake information. There are, however, cases where earthquake listings have been removed. The reason for this is that, while fairly reliable, and getting better all the time, the system that locates and computes the magnitudes of earthquakes automatically sometimes gives bad results, especially for events that are not well recorded. Upon analyst review, these erroneous entries are deleted. An excellent example of this the event referenced by you that turned out to be a mine blast near Gillette, WY on February 6, 2004. The automatic system, based upon what, for us, is a minimal amount of data, computed an epicenter in eastern Wyoming. The EMSC solution listed below is actually the NEIC automatic solution that the EMSC reproduced on their website (note the "NEIA" source). Because of the sparseness of the data, however, the depth was computed to be 264 km. This was a "red flag" that the location was not well constrained by the data. In addition, the amplitudes from some stations that are known to be not very well calibrated yielded an automatic magnitude of 5.3. Upon review by an analyst, this event turned out to be a mine blast at one of the mines near Gillette, WY. Since we try to keep explosions and earthquakes separate, this event does not appear in our earthquake listings. It does, however, appear in our Routine Mining Seismicity Bulletin at .  A person unfamiliar with our procedures, who had seen the automatic location and magnitude, might erroneously presume that this event had been "covered up". It is precisely because of these inaccurate automatic solutions that we prefer to widely distribute only the reviewed solutions.

  Stuart Sipkin USGS/NEIC