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8.0 Earthquake Just hit Papua New Guinea Area

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posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 05:06 AM
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I think it is less than that, but that's what USGS and PTWC are claiming initially.
earthquake.usgs.gov...

EMSC 7.5

www.emsc-csem.org...

Apparently no tsunami warning as of yet:
www.tsunami.gov...


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EMSC already lowered to 7.4
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posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 05:15 AM
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That's quite large, surprising there's no tsunami warning as yet.
Looks like usgs just down graded to a 7.9
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posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 05:16 AM
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Hmm, now EMSC has raised it to 8.1

These magnitudes often fluctuate wildly for these big quakes as more data come in and they see propagation.

And immediately now they are back to 8.0
www.emsc-csem.org...

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USGS now down to 7.9
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Judging from the size of the S-waves worldwide, as well as the raw data from PMG and HNR stations, I estimated initially 7.2 to 7.4
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posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 05:21 AM
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Serious prayers to all who may have been affected by this one.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 05:37 AM
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Actually, a local tsunami warning is in effect for this quake:

TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 1 TO 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE
POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

PAPUA NEW GUINEA.


* TSUNAMI WAVES ARE FORECAST TO BE LESS THAN 0.3 METERS ABOVE
THE TIDE LEVEL FOR ALL OTHER AREAS.

* ACTUAL AMPLITUDES AT THE COAST MAY VARY FROM FORECAST
AMPLITUDES DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES IN THE FORECAST AND LOCAL
FEATURES. IN PARTICULAR MAXIMUM TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ON ATOLLS
AND AT LOCATIONS WITH FRINGING OR BARRIER REEFS WILL LIKELY
BE MUCH SMALLER THAN THE FORECAST INDICATES.

* FOR OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS PRODUCT A FORECAST HAS NOT
YET BEEN COMPUTED. THE FORECAST WILL BE EXPANDED IF
NECESSARY IN SUBSEQUENT PRODUCTS.


With the depth of the quake at around 100 km, tsunamis are not usually present.
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posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 06:17 AM
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hi True American...U r correct.....a warning was issued...









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posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 06:21 AM
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a reply to: TrueAmerican

This map from your USGS link brings the quake into focus.

Interactive map

Since you are really into monitoring earthquake activity, do you know of a good link which will show the P waves from this quake? I'm fascinated by them.

Suspicious0bservers (Ben Davidson) had an alert out 14 hours ago:

Tweet

What happens with me is, seemingly out of the blue, a thought will flash through my mind telling me there will be a large quake somewhere very soon, as it did last night. It happened while I noticed how quiet the solar data was as I felt a pregnant lull. It's a wonder these thoughts make it into my consciousness because my mind is always so busy.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 06:35 AM
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a reply to: TrueAmerican

gday again....one of the first tsunamis i ever remember happened in this vicinity.....




July 17, 1998: Papua New Guinea - Following two quakes each measuring 7.0, a tsunami ravaged 30 kilometres
of northern coastline, sweeping away seven villages with a loss of more than 2,000 lives, according to official
statistics. Local sources put the death toll at between 6,000 and 8,000.


see.... www.abc.net.au...


and also True American and others who like a bit of technical info.... might be interested in this site,,,

nctr.pmel.noaa.gov...

eg...




The Aitape 1998 tsunami: Reconstructing the event from interviews and field mapping.

H.L. Davies1, J.M. Davies1, R.C.B.Perembo1 and W.Y. Lus1. 1

University of Papua New Guinea

Abstract

On the evening of 17 July 1998, on the Aitape coast of Papua New Guinea,a strongly felt earthquake was followed some 10-25 minutes later by a destructive tsunami. The tsunami comprised three waves, each estimated to be about 4 m high. The second of the three waves rose to a height of 10-15 m above sea level after it had crossed the shoreline and caused most damage.

Maximum wave heights and greatest damage were recorded along a 14-km sector of coast centered on Sissano Lagoon. In this sector the wave fronts moved from east to west along the coast; all structures were destroyed,
and 20-40 percent of the population was killed. Partial destruction extended 23 km to the southeast and 8 km
to the northwest, and effects of the tsunami were felt as far as 250 km to the west-northwest, beyond the
international border (Joku, this volume).

More than 1600 people are known to have died, with some estimates as high as 2200; 1000 were seriously injured,
and 10,000 survivors were displaced. Information presented in this paper was gathered in the course of a public
awareness campaign in 1998-2002, from interviews with eye-witnesses and from mapping of damage and inundation.
These sources provided new information on the height, shape and timing of the waves; on the possible escape of
petroleum and other gases from beneath the sea floor before and during the tsunami; on unusual sound effects that
preceded the waves, and lighting effects that followed; on possible deep circulation (to 250 m) of sea water in the waves. We also recorded 50-70 cm of subsidence of the coastal sand barrier in the sector of most destruction and noted the resilience and potential protective capacity of certain species of trees.

Eye-witness accounts indicate that the tsunami reached the shore at between 09:00 and 09:08 UT, which is earlier than is permitted by published models of the timing and location of the source of the tsunami.



and heres a page for all us doomporn addicts....

www.drgeorgepc.com...



enjoy....and stay safe out there....



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posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 06:37 AM
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The Quake struck in their earthquake warning area... They have been getting better at their forecast of potential EQ IMO

At 1:30 in the video they show the high alert area youtu.be...



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 08:44 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Good to see that other members here on ATS are also aware of S0's track record and their work. These guys (foremost Ben) are doing invaluable work for the public!



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 09:09 AM
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a reply to: TrueAmerican

It gets worse. 8.0 is only the Beginning.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 10:12 AM
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originally posted by: brokenghost
a reply to: TrueAmerican

It gets worse. 8.0 is only the Beginning.


You do know earthquakes happen every year since the dawn of time right?

What about this one prompted your statement and hopefully it's something more legit then "A YouTube video with ominous music"



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