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Recently there have been loads of asteroid missions, and scientists are tryin to figure out how to divert one... I wonder why.
One Killed in Moderate Quake in Kashmir 10 March, 2006
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan - A moderate earthquake rattled Pakistan‘s portion of Kashmir and the country‘s east on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring 22 others, an official said.
Moderate earthquake jolts Islamabad, other parts
Islamabad, Mar 10: An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale shook the Pakistani capital of Islamabad and parts of eastern Punjab province today killing one person and injuring 22, head of the Metrological Department said.
Earthquake jolts Taiwan
HONG KONG, March 9 (Xinhuanet) -- An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit Yunlin County of China's Taiwan at noon on Thursday, according to reports reaching here from Taipei.
According to the local seismological bureau, the epicenter was located at about 4.5 kilometers south of the Gukeng seismological station of Yunlin County at a depth of 9.2 kilometers.
4.5 Offshore Earthquake
Earthquake reported 100 miles off the coast of Gold Beach.
A 4.5 magnitude earthquake rolled across the Ocean floor this morning, about a hundred miles West of Gold Beach.
Earthquake jolts Indonesia's Java Island March 10 2006 at 02:04PM
Jakarta - An earthquake measuring 5,2 on the Richter scale shook Indonesia's West Java province on Friday but caused no damage or injuries, an official said.
Six persons injured in Gujarat earthquake
Ahmedabad, Mar 8 : Six persons were injured in Rapar taluka of Kutch district of Gujarat in earthquake which jolted many parts of the state late last night, official sources said here.
The earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale with epicentre in nearby Rann of Kutch had also damaged houses in many places of the district, an official release said tonight.
Moderate quake jolts Andamans March 10, 2006
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) A moderate earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale shook the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Friday.
The archipelago felt the tremor at 11.52 p.m. Thursday with its epicentre deep in the sea 10.4 degrees north and 94 degrees east of Port Blair.
Earthquake Jolts Turkey 9 March 2006 | 09:10 | FOCUS News Agency
Izmir. At 5.18 a.m. an earthquake was registered in Izmir region, online edition of Interhaber informs.
According to information from Seismologic Observatory in Bogazici University the epicenter of the earthquake was in the Aegean Sea and was with magnitude of 4 on the Richter scale.
5.6-magnitude earthquake jolts Indonesia's Aceh
Mar 8, 2006, 14:12 GMT
Jakarta - A moderate earthquake rocked the tsunami-devastated Indonesian province of Aceh Wednesday afternoon, but there were no reports of injuries or damage, a meteorological official said.
The 5.6-magnitude quake struck Aceh, on the northern end of Sumatra, at about 1:33 p.m. (0633 GMT), said Yasir, an official at the province's capital of Banda Aceh's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG).
Yasir said the earthquake's epicentre was in the Indian Ocean, about 35 kilometres west of Meulaboh, a district town on the western coast of Aceh. It occured at about 33 kilometres beneath the seabed.
5.2 earthquake jolts Gujarat
Posted online: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 at 0133 hours IST
AHMEDABAD: An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted several parts of Gujarat late tonight after which people rushed out of their homes in panic.
No reported damage after Vanuatu earthquake
Posted at 03:40 on 08 March, 2006 UTC
Police in the Vanuatu town of Luganville say they’ve received no reports of injuries or of major damage following yesterday’s 6.2 earthquake.
Strong earthquake strikes near Pacific islandAdd to Clippings
[ Tuesday, March 07, 2006 02:31:47 pmAP ]
SYDNEY: A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck on Tuesday near the Pacific Island of Vanuatu, the US Geological Survey said.
Earthquake hits Lorca
Wed, 08 Mar 2006, 22:08
The city of Lorca has been hit by an earthquake. It happened just after 10am on Wednesday, and registered 3 on the Richter scale.
Originally posted by soficrow
...My hypothesis is that oil, gas and water deposits act as planetary "shock absorbers" - so I wonder if the effects of this event were more severe than they would have been even 50 years ago.
Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid
The mass of the asteroid wouldn't be enough to cause earthquakes, especially at that distance. If that could cause an earthquake, then I think the planet would have been ripped apart by the much more massive and closer moon. ;
Originally posted by soficrow
Also, recent discoveries indicate that waves from the black hole at the center of the galaxy - mega trillions of light years away - also may have geophysical impacts.