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OMG!!! What just happened in Melbourne ??

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posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:19 AM
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perhaps it was a slight malfunction or just a test.

I don't believe it was HAARP I'm just putting in some possibilities




posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:26 AM
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9 News just said it was a 4.7 magnitude earthquake



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:28 AM
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Originally posted by Nventual
As Victorians we have NO IDEA what to do incase of an earthquake.
Can anybody enlighten us? As far as I know, it's NOT a good idea to stand under door frames, and it IS a good idea to crouch underneath sturdy tables.

Anything else?

Just incase my question was missed. I think it's an important question to ask and I'd really like to know what to do. I don't feel confident at all about what to do.



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:29 AM
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i just saw it on 10 LOL!

im going to do a bit of digging on this subject, i may even go out where the epicentre was and check it out...

[edit on 6-3-2009 by lucifer1101]



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:30 AM
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Why would you use haarp "anywhere" is more to the point.

All im trying to do is understand what just happened.

As another poster said we are unprepared to handle an emergeny like a quake, if we were to ever have a bigger one that causes loss of life and property we would have know idea what to do.
That is a real worry, look at what just happened with the bushfires and we are meant to be prepared for that.

Its like a cyclone hitting melbourne, we wouldnt expect it.

We have only been in Melbourne for 150 years who knows what danger lurks beneath the surface.

[edit on 6-3-2009 by TheKingsVillian]



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:30 AM
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Yep its officially an "Earth Tremor"


I found this map showing the main fault lines...

www.mymapman.com...

is it possible that it came from all the way over there?

How do the know it happened 90 kilometers away from Melbourne's CBD?



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:33 AM
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they know the same way that they do when recording on other earthquakes...



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:33 AM
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Originally posted by TheKingsVillian
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Umm if your residence is bulit to withstand an earthquake that may be the case.

We live thinking we would never get an earthquake, since we live near no fault lines.
This is why we are tripping........


No its cool - a 5.1 - is NOTHING - my father was The head off social ecology at a large University, therefore I have a good deal of knowledge about the subject.

If you guys got to the upper end of the 5's I might be worried in some extreme cases.

Otherwise the wood and steal in your structures are more than efficient enough to with stand such a quake. AUSSIES aren't lazy #s, its not as if you live in a third world nation.

I recall hearing all the wood in my walls splintering during 1 quake a 100 year old home BTW.

IT feels worse than it is, I promise!



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:35 AM
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Originally posted by mental modulator

Originally posted by TheKingsVillian
reply to post by mental modulator
 


Umm if your residence is bulit to withstand an earthquake that may be the case.

We live thinking we would never get an earthquake, since we live near no fault lines.
This is why we are tripping........


No its cool - a 5.1 - is NOTHING - my father was The head off social ecology at a large University, therefore I have a good deal of knowledge about the subject.

If you guys got to the upper end of the 5's I might be worried in some extreme cases.

Otherwise the wood and steal in your structures are more than efficient enough to with stand such a quake. AUSSIES aren't lazy #s, its not as if you live in a third world nation.

I recall hearing all the wood in my walls splintering during 1 quake a 100 year old home BTW.

IT feels worse than it is, I promise!



HERES a link to magnitude info- DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THE reference to 6.0 and under, your sweet as.

www.seismo.unr.edu...



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:36 AM
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Great map, i have been looking for one aswell.

Isnt 4.7 abit big for being that far away from a fault line.

Or has science once again failed us.



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:39 AM
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yer I'm trying to make sense of it all because we shouldn't of felt it unless it was really high but that would have cause a tidal wave. wouldn't it?



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:41 AM
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I know this is along way from Melbourne but a 6.4 is what i would be shi ting my self about ..Lets hope we dont see any thing like this


Magnitude 6.4
Date-Time

* Friday, March 06, 2009 at 10:50:29 UTC
* Friday, March 06, 2009 at 10:50:29 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 80.297°N, 2.046°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region NORTH OF SVALBARD
Distances 315 km (195 miles) ESE of Nord, Greenland
990 km (610 miles) ENE of Alert, Nunavut, Canada
1320 km (820 miles) NNW of Tromso, Norway
2325 km (1450 miles) NNE of NUUK (GODTHAB), Greenland



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:41 AM
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Hi mental, thanks for the uplifting posts but keep in mind that what makes us worried is the fact that we're not on a fault line and we never ever get earthquakes. In the 1980s a city in another state got one and there were 13 deaths, that's the only time there's been an earthquake in this country that injured anybody. Here in Melbourne we've only ever had 1 other earthquake in our history.



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:46 AM
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You blokes had a doublw whammy

www.iris.edu...

one quake at the NW corner coast then SE corner



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:46 AM
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Hi have been doing a bit of sighseing and searched for the supposed region for the epicentre of the quake...




The supposed epicentre of the melbourne quake arose from this area as you can see it is not swamplands but more fields for farms...



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:48 AM
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The depth of an earthquake can also make a huge difference.

A deep earthquake will release its energy in all directions (3d), while a shallow one can only release it in limited directions (2d) and can result in stronger shaking at the surface.



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:48 AM
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According to RSOE..its a triple whammy.

hisz.rsoe.hu...



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:52 AM
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it was about 10 km deep, i dont know much about earthquakes but what sort of depths are there like in other earthquakes around the world...



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:55 AM
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I'm obviously no expert on earthquakes but 10 km seems pretty deep to me.


WOOOOO 200th post



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:58 AM
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Abc is saying it was 8 kms deep a whole less two.

Yay.



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