A 3.9 magnitude quake greeted California this morning 7km (4mi) NNW of San Fernando, California at 15:24:23 UTC time. This was followed later by a 2.5 tremor 8km (5mi) ESE of Santa Clarita, California an hour later.
A 7.7 magnitude quake followed by a multitude of aftershocks struck just off the Canadian coast yesterday and continues into today. A tsunami alert was issued for Hawaii but had only minor waves, so was not a problem. The latest quake to hit was registered as a 5.1 magnitude tremor.
61 km (38 miles) SSE (168 degrees) of Liberia, Costa Rica.
As we predicted in April and reiterated on 9/3/2012 in our predictions update, Barack Obama will win re-election with over 290 electoral votes. Despite Governor Romney’s recent debate surge, President Obama will carry the election with slightly over 50% of the popular vote. Mr. Biden will win the debate against Paul Ryan tomorrow, stemming the recent negative trend from Debate 1. President Obama will recover for Debates 2 & 3.
UPDATED: We reiterate in the strongest terms possible that our predictions from April and September stand. President Obama, despite appearing to be dead even in nearly all national polls with Mitt Romney will win the presidency handily with over 300 electoral votes and will win the popular vote with lightly over 50%. Please consult our April 2012 prediction for the states he will win. The link appears below.
The Israeli Air force shot down a drone whose mysterious origin will soon be discovered to have been from Lebanon on the orders of Hezbollah. It was not carrying any weapons and appears to have been on a reconnaissance mission (most likely of Israeli military targets) to be used in a future attack against Israel.