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Fiji Islands Quakes

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posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 05:18 AM
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I’m pretty sure no-ones brought this up, but if they have, please enlighten me.

I’m no expert on earthquakes, but I occasionally check the IRIS Seismic Monitor website, just to see if there have been any major earthquakes or anything lately. There’s thing I have noticed though, just this morning. In and around the Fiji islands area there have been a lot of earthquakes at low depths. It was the 6.3 quake that happened yesterday that brought this to my attention.

Here’s a sample of some of the earthquakes happening there lately:


DATE LAT LON MAG DEPTH REGION
19-MAR-2005 17:34:45 -21.86 -179.56 6.3 590.0 FIJI ISLANDS REGION
17-MAR-2005 06:29:44 -15.66 -177.36 4.2 412.8 FIJI ISLANDS REGION
16-MAR-2005 03:41:25 -24.31 179.89 5.0 507.4 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS
15-MAR-2005 16:11:20 -20.71 -178.06 4.4 436.7 FIJI ISLANDS REGION
13-MAR-2005 23:32:36 -17.88 -178.43 4.4 587.1 FIJI ISLANDS REGION
13-MAR-2005 14:33:59 -18.12 -178.00 4.6 612.3 FIJI ISLANDS REGION
09-MAR-2005 20:28:11 -17.94 -178.29 4.5 577.0 FIJI ISLANDS REGION
09-MAR-2005 09:38:23 -18.14 -178.98 4.9 531.0 FIJI ISLANDS REGION
04-MAR-2005 09:00:39 -17.63 -178.77 4.0 530.1 FIJI ISLANDS REGION
27-FEB-2005 04:54:50 -17.67 -178.60 5.1 556.0 FIJI ISLANDS REGION


As I said, I don’t know much about earthquakes, but there is certainly a trend here. Should this be a cause for concern? There’s a lot of talk lately about cracks in the earths crust which is causing mantle to collide with sea weather creating much steam and causing immense pressure to build up, which may be a cause of these earthquakes. This may seem to correlate with these quakes low depths.

On the other hand, this could be totally normal, and nothing much to worry about.

Any thoughts?




posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 01:40 AM
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I dont find it odd they have had quakes. Dont they lie right on top of a fault line?



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