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Bad Earthquake Situation Developing in Samoa-Tonga

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posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 12:49 PM
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First a 6.4 struck a while ago, and now a 6.8 has hit pretty close to same spot:

earthquake.usgs.gov...

Escalation of seismicity of that intensity (in the 6's) has previously shown to be dangerous, like what happened in Santa Cruz Islands. Meaning they could be foreshocks. Hope not, but I've been right before unfortunately- as well as wrong, too. No one knows, but lookout.




posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: TrueAmerican

lol, usgs just knocked that down an entire whole magnitude to 5.8, which is total BS. That quake registered higher than the 6.4, and it's FURTHER AWAY from the station at Samoa! wtf... Weekend newbies I tell ya! Leave it up to ATS...We'll get er done!

emsc is holding at 6.5 and 6.8 for the moment.

edit on Sun Jun 29th 2014 by TrueAmerican because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 02:56 PM
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a reply to: TrueAmerican

ok, no prob, I can just talk to myself!
Thanks for the flags though peoples.

So now usgs has gone the entire way back UP nearly a full mag and settled on 6.7 for that second quake. Who'd you think you were kiddin? You can fool me once... Which is one reason I got the rig that I do... So you can't fool me twice!



I can't figure out whether emsc is just a parrot stats agency of the usgs or what... At first they were low, like 6.3, but then they matched usgs's initial 6.8 as soon as it went up. Then usgs went down to 5.8, but emsc held the 6.8. And 6.8 is still there now.

I estimated like 6.6 to 6.8 in my own mind after seeing it in spectro and waveform, and comparing it to the spectro and waveform of the original 6.4. It was more. 6.4 registered like 9e5 and second one measured 1.2e6. When the posted location came up as further away from station AFI, I knew we had a usgs weekend warrior on our hands. No way.

Get it together up there please.



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 03:21 PM
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i've been hearing about quake reports being downplayed for some time now, thanks for making the topic (S&F'd)
/starts building an ark


ok, no prob, I can just talk to myself!

i do that in a few of my own topics
it builds character



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: TrueAmerican
I'm heeere! Lol!
But I've been multitasking & lurking!
Aaand looking in every so often & waiting to see what happens.
Doesn't feel like it's over yet!

I really wish there were some final depths too!
With these & Visokoi, 1 in Alaska, & New Mexico/Arizona...
USGS is a list of 10.0's, 5.0's a 100.0 & more 10.0's & 5.0's!
Boring & not very informative!
Maybe the lone newbie, that got the weekend shift, is overwhelmed???
WOQ



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 05:13 PM
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Hey TA! I'll talk to you, I just don't have anything constructive to add.

Do you have an estimate of what the max for the "big" one there could be?

(BTW wasobservingquietly, could you start a welcome thread? I have always wanted to give you your first flag.)



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 05:18 PM
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Hehe its one of those areas where I don't even have a bad idea of how it all goes.. I appreciate it, have some friends down in that area of the world.

Off to check up on them.



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 05:32 PM
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a reply to: Doodle19815

Aaaw! Thanks Doodle!
It's a little late now...over 3 years! Lol!
Maybe if I had known about that at the time?
Or maybe not!

Starting a thread seems a little intimidating to me!!!
I only just figured out how to post a picture last night!

Maybe if I ever had something really important to share!
I just hope it's never something to do with a quake here in PA!!!
WOQ



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 08:22 PM
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Hi TA
To be clear, are we talking about this quake?

This is from USGS


M6.2 - SAMOA ISLANDS REGION

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.2
Date-Time
29 Jun 2014 15:52:22 UTC
29 Jun 2014 03:52:23 near epicenter
29 Jun 2014 07:52:22 standard time in your timezone
Location 14.924S 175.269W
Depth 9 km
Distances
198 km (122 mi) NW of Hihifo, Tonga
396 km (245 mi) WSW of Apia, Samoa
494 km (306 mi) W of Tafuna, American Samoa
497 km (308 mi) W of Pago Pago, American Samoa
596 km (369 mi) ENE of Lambasa, Fiji
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 2.6 km
Parameters Nph = 54; Dmin = 392.9 km; Rmss = 0.89 seconds; Gp = 48°
Version = 1
Event ID us c000rnk7
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
earthquake.usgs.gov...



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 08:23 PM
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I have some friend in that region as well.
a reply to: Irishhaf



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 08:25 PM
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Then there is this one .
Not sure if it's considered the same region

M7.1 - SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 7.1
Date-Time
29 Jun 2014 07:52:57 UTC
29 Jun 2014 05:52:57 near epicenter
28 Jun 2014 23:52:57 standard time in your timezone
Location 55.560S 28.570W
Depth 14 km
Distances
152 km (94 mi) NW of Visokoi Island,
2497 km (1548 mi) ESE of Ushuaia, Argentina
2687 km (1665 mi) ESE of Rio Gallegos, Argentina
2687 km (1665 mi) ESE of Puerto Deseado, Argentina
1968 km (1220 mi) ESE of Stanley, Falkland Islands
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 4.2 km
Parameters Nph = 184; Dmin = 527.8 km; Rmss = 1.11 seconds; Gp = 29°
Version = 1
Event ID us c000rngj
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
earthquake.usgs.gov...



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 08:27 PM
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Thanks for keeping at the helm TA!

Seems all the old guard have disappeared.
At any rate, I will be checking into it and getting back with ya !



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