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posted on Feb, 26 2008 @ 09:17 PM
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I found an article about it. It was the strongest recorded quake in that area.


Norway's biggest quake hits Svalbard archipelago


Feb 21 2008


An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude -- the biggest in Norwegian history -- jolted the thinly populated Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic on Wednesday night, the Norsar seismic research institute said on Thursday.

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"This is the biggest earthquake on Norwegian territory in history," the institute said in a statement, adding that the quake occurred at sea, about 10 km (6 miles) below the surface.

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Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and other leaders will be in Svalbard next week for the official opening of a seed vault which will store frozen crop seeds from around the world in case crops are wiped out by a future disaster.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.




posted on Feb, 26 2008 @ 09:25 PM
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So my first thought (and it will be the last from me in this thread off topic, don't want to much chatter in here) is that this was a test to see how the vault would hold up to an earthquake of relatively large size for the area. I wonder what kind of non-nuclear explosive could make that kind of tremor? Since the vaults opening this week, it must have passed.



posted on Feb, 26 2008 @ 09:30 PM
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They can tell from the wave generated whether it was an earthquake or an explosive device.



posted on Feb, 27 2008 @ 05:53 AM
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I haven't really been on top of the news of all of these recent earthquakes until I saw this thread. Also, the few threads that were started in regards to the UK quake last night. In one of these threads there was a link to the EDIS site

Emergency and Disaster Information Service

I think a lot of you are familiar with that site, but this is the first time I've been on it. My question is, there are approximately 26 quakes showing up on that map for me right now...with over 20 of them showing today's date as when the event happened!! (Feb 27). Am I just reading this wrong, or is this true?

I really don't know much about earthquakes....but that seems like such a large amount for one day....and it's spread across the entire globe. Maybe this is normal and I just haven't seen the information in black and white in front of me before, but that is really scary


Michelle


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posted on Feb, 27 2008 @ 06:13 AM
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the worldwide number of earthquakes is ok, under 300 (magnitude > 4 ) in the last 30 days. However, the power of the earthquakes is unussual as on my opinion we have about 3-5 times more powerfull earthquakes that we should have.



posted on Feb, 27 2008 @ 07:30 AM
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Originally posted by Michelle129
Emergency and Disaster Information Service

I think a lot of you are familiar with that site, but this is the first time I've been on it. My question is, there are approximately 26 quakes showing up on that map for me right now...with over 20 of them showing today's date as when the event happened!! (Feb 27). Am I just reading this wrong, or is this true?


I know of that site, but don't use it. In my opinion it is more of a fear mongering site than a useful one. While it has plenty of information, it tends in my opinion to overhype things, whether they are a serious problem or not. For instance it will show things like volcanoes having small eruptions. while life threatening if you are in the wrong place, most reported are small, yet that site covers them the same. For example a while ago someone posted a bit on this site about there being a 5 mile high eruptive column, based on information on that site. While seemingly large, it was actually small and relatively inconsequential, but treated here and on that site like it was the next Mount St Helens size eruption.

With earthquakes, in my opinion dedicated earthquake sites such as USGS, BGS and EMSC get it right plenty. For example, on there at the moment:

02.27.2008 - 06:54:25 6.4 Asia Japan Unknown Kitamura USGS
02.27.2008 - 06:54:24 5.8 Asia Japan Unknown ?gigaura EMSC
02.27.2008 - 06:54:23 6.6 Asia Japan Unknown �gigaura USGS
02.27.2008 - 06:54:21 5.9 Asia Japan Unknown Oki EMSC


Are all the exact same quake. this one to be exact

Why RSOE EDIS does this is anyones guess, but in my opinion it doesn't really help their credibility. It's good if you want general functionality of all your info in one place, but otherwise not so great.

Also, they report small (likely unfelt) quakes as long as they are in a relatively unusual place, increasing the number on their front page, making it look worse than it is.

the above is just my opinion, but I hope it makes sense.



posted on Mar, 12 2008 @ 06:39 AM
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posted on Mar, 20 2008 @ 06:34 PM
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7.2 in Western China border region... Sorry for the caps in the URL but I wasn't retyping that...


Magnitude 7.2 - XINJIANG-XIZANG BORDER REGION



[edit on 20-3-2008 by Necrosis]



posted on Mar, 24 2008 @ 08:04 PM
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Chile, 6.1:

news.bbc.co.uk...


A 6.1-magnitude quake has hit northern Chile close to the border with Bolivia, the US Geological Survey reports.

The tremor, whose epicentre was 145km (90 miles) east of the coastal city of Iquique, struck at a depth of more than 120km (74 miles), it adds.

Chile's national emergency bureau (Onemi) said there had so far been no reports of damage, disruption to the power supply, or casualties.

Chile lies in one of the most seismically active areas of the world. In 1960, it suffered the world's largest recorded earthquake which resulted in thousands of deaths.


...on the edit for specs:

earthquake.usgs.gov...


Chile - 1960 May 22 19:11:14 UTC - Magnitude 9.5

Approximately 1,655 killed, 3,000 injured, 2,000,000 homeless, and $550 million damage in southern Chile; tsunami caused 61 deaths, $75 million damage in Hawaii; 138 deaths and $50 million damage in Japan; 32 dead and missing in the Philippines; and $500,000 damage to the west coast of the United States.



Wave heights of 8 m (26 ft).... this is the largest earthquake of the 20th Century. The rupture zone is estimated to be about 1000 km long, from Lebu to Puerto Aisen.


'Earthquakes with 50,000 or More Deaths'

[edit on 24-3-2008 by anhinga]



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 12:36 AM
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Earthquake List for Map Alaska

earthquake.usgs.gov...

I don't know what "normal" activity is but the place that led to this referred to it as an earthquake "swarm" in Alaska. Seems a bit active.

Of course, there is the line of thought re: HAARP and it's abilities.

[edit on 4/8/2008 by RabbitChaser]



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 01:48 AM
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Looks fairly normal to me, but swarms don't seem too indicative of much except volcanic activity, though you can get swarms from other sources. And Alaska is covered with volcanoes, so, there's probably nothing out of the ordinary.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 10:19 AM
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Personally, the lack of significant activity in the last couple weeks is making me nervous that something bigger is brewing...



posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 08:02 AM
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posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 02:24 AM
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posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 11:59 AM
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Magnitude 5.4
Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 01:10:03 UTC
Location 20.338°S, 168.988°E
Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
Region LOYALTY ISLANDS
earthquake.usgs.gov...


Magnitude 4.4
Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 06:20:02 UTC
Location 77.053°N, 18.665°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region SVALBARD REGION
earthquake.usgs.gov...

Magnitude 5.0
Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 07:17:26 UTC
Location 39.587°N, 74.746°E
Depth 48.5 km (30.1 miles) set by location program
Region SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA
earthquake.usgs.gov...

Magnitude 5.0
Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 08:04:32 UTC
Location 44.002°N, 128.399°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region OFF THE COAST OF OREGON
earthquake.usgs.gov...

Magnitude 5.3
Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 13:07:25 UTC
Location 26.011°S, 178.059°E
Depth 644 km (400.2 miles)
Region SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
earthquake.usgs.gov...

Magnitude 4.9
Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 13:25:30 UTC
Location 20.281°S, 168.817°E
Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
Region LOYALTY ISLANDS
earthquake.usgs.gov...

Sorry guys... couldn't figure out how you get info linked up as above.
Is this what one may call a rash of earthquakes? Getting pretty crazy today it seems to me.

[edit on 4/10/2008 by RabbitChaser]





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