Spoke to relatives in South America who felt it. It freaked them out, since earthquakes aren't very common in the region. Personally this freaks me
out too.... if that was shallower and caused a tsunami it would have been absolute devastation in the islands.
I recall reading somewhere that a lot more Quakes happen as the Earth passes closest to the Sun in it's orbit - That point in Jan 3rd. I think I
read this in relation to the boxing day tsunami but I may be wrong on this - it could even be at the furthest point in the orbit.
It does kinda make sense though - if a quake is about to happen some time, the straw that breaks the camels back could be the change in gravity that
the planet is subjected to. Does any one else know what i'm on about??
I've also heard the theory that sun spots and solar flares correlate with earthquake activity. We had a solar research thread in which we were
trying to keep track of those events, and while I haven't lost the interest, I just don't have the time to keep up with it... but yes it does seem
that there is a correlation between solar activity and geomagnetic activity that causes earthquakes.
I'm wondering as to why there were no aftershocks actually from it, it seems a bit big not to have any.
There was no tsunami warning, and it was very deep, so that probably explains the lack of media coverage.
No, I didn't. It was too far away from where I live -- 100+ km -- but I called up some friends who live near the area and they did feel a slight
tremor. They thought it was a landslide -- it happens quite often there whenever the rainy season begins. The meteorological service said it wasn't a
landslide, though. According to the weather service, the fault was revived after the 2004 Acheh Tsunami. Makes sense, but it's still surreal. It's
like the tornado that happened last year -- that hasn't happened around here for as long as anyone can remember, too. Also like the cyclone that hit
last year -- these things don't happen in Malaysia, but it's happening anyway. Very strange.
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