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Over FIFTY earthquakes in the last several hours in Alaska and still counting

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posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 06:22 PM
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l0rds0fcha0s - You beat me to it! I Just noticed I posted the same link.




posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 06:25 PM
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What's that old saying...brilliant minds think alike...lol



posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 06:49 PM
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Originally posted by rai76

Originally posted by Blaine91555
Historical map of the same area.

This might help to bring this into perspective. It shows how common these quakes are.


That's quite impressing I have to say and it sure put things more in perspective seeing this history.

But also the big question is, are they building up towards something bigger like 7 or 8. Wonder how it went the last time when you had an 8.0. Were there also smaller ones before or did it just apear?


The big one is generally the first one. The aftershocks diminish in strength over time.

A house from Mars could fall on an Alaskans head and no one would report it. We are ignored up here and we prefer it that way for the most part. This is still a place were a person is not judged by appearance or social status and we have a live and let live attitude. It is a constant battle to keep the PC crowd out of here though. The ones we have do the same as elsewhere in that they try to take over and change everything. We are quite adept at ignoring the tiny minority of people caught up in that silliness.

Since my wife first found the earthquake sites she checks them every day. The sites for volcanoes are interesting to. I went to Homer twice while Augustine was acting up. I kept hoping it would chose to erupt on a clear day while I was there.



posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 06:53 PM
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Originally posted by Blaine91555
Historical map of the same area.

This might help to bring this into perspective. It shows how common these quakes are.


Keep in mind that map is showing all quakes from 1898 to present day ... not a 1 or 2 day period.

I did find this on the same web site however:

www.giseis.alaska.edu...

194 aftershocks of 4.0 or larger from June 9th, 1996 to the end of the month according to the article. I could see that all this current activity could be aftershocks from the initial 6.4 of yesterday. There have been 22 4.0+ quakes over the last two days (after the initial 6.4). That comes out to roughly the same 10-12 average per day as in 1996.

I think if that initial quake had been a 7.5 or an 8, what's going on now would definitely be in the news seeing as the 1996 event was.



posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 06:55 PM
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Originally posted by DearWife
Ptolomeo - It's actually pretty sunny now so there's a great chance we'll be able to see it here.


Another funny thing I've noticed about the sun over the past months is that it has been unusually bright outside. Another friend I know told me the same thing just out of the blue and said it looked to be whiter and brighter. Has anyone else noticed this?

On another note...I just checked out FEMA Emergency Managers site to see what they had to say about the quakes and found this for today:

National Situation Update: Thursday, June 15, 2006


Earthquake Activity
During the past 24 hours approximately 90 (ninety) low-to-moderate earthquakes have been reported in the vicinity of the Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska. The quakes have mainly measured in the 2.5 to 4.5 range. There have been no reports of injuries, damages, or tsunamis. (Source: United States Geological Survey (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center)


Everyone please check out the footage on the front page of our local news about the quakes here in Cali:
KRON 4
KTVU 2

What gets me is why haven't they reported about the ones in Alaska? Isn't there some kind of connection?

God Bless


The sun seems nomal.
cheak out this site. space weather.
www.spaceweather.com...



posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 07:02 PM
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Originally posted by Matyas
Yeppers, sumpins afoot

www.space.com...

Sunspot activity varies on an 11 year cycle. Earthquakes do not. Earthquake activity is unlreated to sunspot activity. Sunspots can affect the earth, but through the atmosphere and insolation, not the lithosphere.



Blaine91555
This is not unusual at all. These swarms happen periodically along the Aleutian Island Chain.

Thats really interesting, have you ever heard of an explanation as to why they come in 'swarms'?



posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 07:32 PM
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I'll answer Blaine9155's statement that "The big one is generally the first one. The aftershocks diminish in strength over time" and Fiverz statement about this being normal due to aftershocks and such, at the same time.

It would be true that aftershocks usually diminish in strength over time... IF these were Aftershocks... but they are not aftershocks. For the most part these are all individual quakes. If you read back from the beginning you may see that we have posted that we received email back from USGS last night that these indeed were individual quakes. Also, it has been documented on the USGS site that many times swarms, as these are called, preceed a much larger event at the same location or opposite the same plate. Opposite the plate would be the North American Plate which gave a pretty good rub of 4.7 in California already today. Just a little info to feast on. Now, I'm not saying the end is near or anything... but this is NOT normal activity and something is gonna give. Mt. Saint Helens and/or a large CA quake are predicted. Guess we'll just have to hang in there and see what happens, if anything.

~Candyman~



posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 07:51 PM
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Blaine91555 has already confirmed that in that region, which he lives in, this is the pattern for eartquakes. Quiessence, followed by Swarms.



posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 08:30 PM
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*yawn*

MystikMushroom hasn't felt/heard anything in the past 48 hrs besides this topic...Local media outlets don't seem worried, nor do the usual seismologists.

When the geologists get worried up here (and I know a few) then I get worried. Otherwise, this topic is being blow way, way out of proportion by people that aren't even sure if Alaska "is on the ring of fire"


If we Alaskans aren't the ones ranting and raving...got to wonder what the "fuss" is all about.



posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 08:30 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
Blaine91555 has already confirmed that in that region, which he lives in, this is the pattern for eartquakes. Quiessence, followed by Swarms.


You may want to look at this post by “thecandyman” (see bottom link)

I am by no means an expert even though I started out as Geology major in school. I took one semester of seismology and my interests lie elsewhere. The fact that I took that class in 1973 makes me even less of an expert on anything. It is interesting though that we spent the whole semester on the big Alaskan quake that was still fresh in everyone’s minds.

A source at USGS is worth noting. They have the best credible info. My endeavors in Geology are now reduced to collecting mineral specimens for my private collection.

Now that I’ve been made aware these are individual quakes, I’m not so sure this is a normal pattern. My office is at less than 100 feet in elevation and my house is at 246 feet. You can be sure I will be leaving the radio on.
The Big One



posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 09:39 PM
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Oil companies stirring the pot with the help of scalar weaponry.



posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 10:03 PM
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Thanks for the clarification blaine.



posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by NygdanSunspot activity varies on an 11 year cycle. Earthquakes do not. Earthquake activity is unlreated to sunspot activity. Sunspots can affect the earth, but through the atmosphere and insolation, not the lithosphere.


The first part of your statement is true. The third sentence is still up to debate, as weather effects Chandler's Wobble. The last part of your statement is true and is also being debated, but that is my position. Ours is an Earth/Moon/Sun complex, the balance of energy conserved and maintained between all the bodies. Just what the relationship is has not revealed itself fully. These are the things science can discover for us.



posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 10:52 PM
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Originally posted by MystikMushroom
When the geologists get worried up here (and I know a few) then I get worried. Otherwise, this topic is being blow way, way out of proportion by people that aren't even sure if Alaska "is on the ring of fire"



I don't think people are worrying about anything as much as they are just trying to understand events that haven't happened in the region since 1996 (or if they are found to not be aftershocks, something that may not even be on record for the area). I'm still waiting for all of the past two days' quakes to be reviewed by seismologists anyways. Cheers to ya up there in AK.


d1k

posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 10:56 PM
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We are now at 137 since 2006/06/14 01:11:19. Almost constant quakes in just under two days.



MAP 3.3 2006/06/16 03:13:00 51.875 178.570 5.0 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 3.5 2006/06/16 02:10:38 51.936 177.106 1.0 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 3.3 2006/06/16 01:43:12 51.760 177.929 1.0 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 3.6 2006/06/15 22:08:56 51.830 176.953 1.0 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 3.8 2006/06/15 22:01:13 51.843 176.950 7.1 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 3.1 2006/06/15 21:14:48 51.520 -174.658 140.0 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP 2.5 2006/06/15 20:49:00 61.719 -150.873 50.0 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 3.3 2006/06/15 20:34:55 51.941 177.268 10.0 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 4.6 2006/06/15 19:48:53 51.442 176.663 15.0 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 4.0 2006/06/15 19:35:28 51.581 177.501 15.0 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 2.8 2006/06/15 18:22:22 51.764 178.091 15.0 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 2.9 2006/06/15 17:52:54 51.631 176.970 1.0 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 4.0 2006/06/15 17:29:39 51.731 176.962 1.0 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 3.4 2006/06/15 17:27:04 51.830 176.953 10.0 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 3.6 2006/06/15 17:19:19 51.731 176.962 1.0 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 3.1 2006/06/15 16:38:49 51.768 178.252 1.0 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 3.4 2006/06/15 14:44:04 51.931 -171.037 1.0 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 3.0 2006/06/15 14:20:16 51.871 178.408 15.0 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 3.5 2006/06/15 14:17:00 66.212 -142.420 40.0 NORTHERN ALASKA
MAP 2.7 2006/06/15 14:10:30 51.772 178.414 15.0 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 2.9 2006/06/15 12:32:59 51.864 178.084 20.0 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 3.1 2006/06/15 12:03:46 51.841 177.276 10.0 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA


I have emailed the USGS about the situation and will reply here with their response as soon as I get it.

[edit on 15-6-2006 by d1k]



posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 11:05 PM
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I would think this swarm of earthquakes is an indicator that the volcano is about to do something.



posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 11:13 PM
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someone's gotta say it www.nealadams.com...



posted on Jun, 16 2006 @ 12:04 AM
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I am still at a loss as to why this has not been picked up as a major news story. Anyone else with ideas as to why this would not be covered??????



posted on Jun, 16 2006 @ 12:08 AM
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cause its not a big deal and a common occurence.


d1k

posted on Jun, 16 2006 @ 12:49 AM
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Originally posted by imbalanced
cause its not a big deal and a common occurence.


Prove it! Seriously. Looking at the available data that we have been able to find shows that this is anything but normal. 130+ constant quakes 10-60 minutes apart for over 2 days in the same area is not common by any sense of the word by the information that we have been looking at (the multiple links in this thread).

Maybe I'm wrong but I have yet to see anything that shows that this prolonged activity is normal. Not to mention the number of 3-6 magnitude quakes that have happened in this activity is well above the daily and yearly average.

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