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NEWS: Moderate Earthquake Strikes Near Mumbai,India

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posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 09:33 AM
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An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale was felt in the city of Mumbai and neighbouring areas causing alarm and fear among citizens. The earthquakes was centered about 300km away from Mumbai. No major damage or injuries have been reported.
 



www.ndtv.com
Maharashtra were shaken by an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale today.

The tremors were felt just a little while after 3 pm in the quake prone site of Koyna.

Tremors in the middle of a Monday afternoon brought people out on the streets in the heart of Mumbai.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


It is wierd that so many earthquakes are happening in the region. It makes me think that perhaps planet earth is going to blow itself up. Is it possible that due to the gravitational pull of the still "fictional" planet Nibriu or Planet X which according to some religious writings should be drawing closer to earth for a showdate on December 21 2012, the earth is experiencing more frequent quakes.
update:another earthquake of moderate intensity(5.6) hit andaman islands just now!.

[edit on 14-3-2005 by warthog911]

[edit on 14-3-2005 by warthog911]




posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 09:35 AM
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if you need help on how to fix this story please u2 me



posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 09:39 AM
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First of all, planet Nibru or X or whatever it is called these days does not exist. If it did, we would have more proof or data other than religious writings or wherever the story was started.

Also, I do not believe there are more earthquakes now than there have been in the past. There are a couple of other threads that have the data to back that up if memory serves me correctly.



posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 10:05 AM
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Thanks worldwatcher for helping me and another thing:While i was editing my post another earthquake hit andaman islands.It was 5.6 on the richter scale.
now it is wierd



posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 10:31 AM
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Earthquakes happen ever single day of the year (hundreds occur each week in the US alone). Why is it weird?


And (not including cults) who said Planet X will show itself in 2012?



posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 10:37 AM
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THere is not an increase in earthquakes, and it most certainly is not weird that there are lots of earthquakes in that part of the world. India's entire north is a tectonic plate border , and the pacific is completely surrounded by the Ring of Fire, a massive collection of dozens of plate and micro-plate boundaries. A lack of earthquakes would be weird.

And this suggestion that its the effect of some invisibile, undetectable planet is absurd. How is it that niribu is that close, yet can't be detected, and yet can 'cause' earthquakes outside a specific city? The suggestion is ludicrous. There is no need for bizzare and unsupportable causes for earthquakes.



posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 11:55 AM
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I don't recall there being this many earthquakes merely a few years ago. Has the technology and awareness increased drastically in the last couple of years?



posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 02:47 PM
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Originally posted by paranoia
I don't recall there being this many earthquakes merely a few years ago. Has the technology and awareness increased drastically in the last couple of years?

You can't recall because no one cared. But as the world continues to get smaller (and as more people gain access to this info) things like this will become more noticed.



posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 03:19 PM
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Originally posted by ThatsJustWeird
You can't recall because no one cared. But as the world continues to get smaller (and as more people gain access to this info) things like this will become more noticed.

Ok fair enough, people have more access to the information. But even just a couple of years ago, i certainly did care. It really does seem more unnatural events have been occuring recently. I'm no expert however - is there a definitive analysis of all of this?



posted on Mar, 15 2005 @ 12:19 PM
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Originally posted by paranoia
It really does seem more unnatural events have been occuring recently. I'm no expert however - is there a definitive analysis of all of this?

The USGS maintains counts of earthquakes. There has not been an increase. The Tsunami was the real event of the past year. It was a single event, one that doesn't necessarily happen every year, but can and should be expected any and every year.



posted on Mar, 15 2005 @ 01:42 PM
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It seems like more earthquakes because now there is more earthquake monitoring sensors tracking smaller quakes and information is much more accessible to all.



earthquake.usgs.gov...
Q: Why are we having so many earthquakes? Has earthquake activity been increasing? Does this mean a big one is going to hit? OR We haven't had any earthquakes in a long time; does this mean that the pressure is building up and there will be a big one?


A: Although it may seem that we are having more earthquakes, earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or greater have remained fairly constant throughout this century and, according to our records, have actually seemed to decrease in recent years. A partial explanation may lie in the fact that in the last twenty years, we have definitely had an increase in the number of earthquakes we have been able to locate each year. This is because of the tremendous increase in the number of seismograph stations in the world and the many improvements in global communications. In 1931, there were about 350 stations operating in the world; today, there are more that 4,000 stations and the data now comes in rapidly from these stations by telex, computer and satellite. This increase in the number of stations and the more timely receipt of data has allowed us and other seismological centers to locate many small earthquakes which were undetected in earlier years, and we are able to locate earthquakes more rapidly. The NEIC now locates about 12,000 to 14,000 earthquakes each year or approximately 35 per day. Also, because of the improvements in communications and the increased interest in natural disasters, the public now learns about more earthquakes. According to long-term records (since about 1900), we expect about 18 major earthquakes (7.0 - 7.9) and one great earthquake (8.0 or above) in any given year. However, let's take a look at what has happened in the past 32 years, from 1969 through 2001, so far. Our records show that 1992, and 1995-1997 were the only years that we have reached or exceeded the long-term average number of major earthquakes since 1971. In 1970 and in 1971 we had 20 and 19 major earthquakes, respectively, but in other years the total was in many cases well below the 18 per year which we may expect based on the long-term average.

A temporal increase in earthquake activity does not mean that a large earthquake is about to happen. Similarly, quiescence, or the lack of seismicity, does not mean a large earthquake is going to happen.

See NEIC's Earthquake Statistics webpage for the tables of earthquake counts by magnitude and year.



[edit on 3-15-2005 by worldwatcher]



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