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6.3 Earthquake hits Italy

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posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 09:12 PM
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Just popped up on RSOE and now being reported on SKY News

6.3 magnitude earthquake hits Central Italy.

Looks like they've had 3 today... Prepare for aftershocks as its pretty shallow..

RSOE Info

Headline on SKY News

SKY News

[edit on 5/4/2009 by UKWO1Phot]




posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 09:17 PM
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Oh no
thats a big one - especially being that shallow and in that area....so much historical (old) infrastructure.

It is 4:15am there right now, when everyone is at home in bed. I hope no major injuries have occurred and no deaths and not too much damage



Another source. It is saying 4.0:



topics.nytimes.com...
linking to:
earthquake.usgs.gov...

Magnitude 4.0 - CENTRAL ITALY
2009 April 05 20:48:57 UTC


Earthquake Details
Magnitude 4.0
Date-Time Sunday, April 05, 2009 at 20:48:57 UTC
Sunday, April 05, 2009 at 10:48:57 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 42.400°N, 13.409°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region CENTRAL ITALY
Distances 65 km (40 miles) W of Pescara, Italy
95 km (60 miles) NE of ROME, Italy
115 km (70 miles) SE of Perugia, Italy
135 km (85 miles) S of Ancona, Italy

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 9.3 km (5.8 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 19, Nph= 19, Dmin=335.4 km, Rmss=1.36 sec, Gp= 68°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=7
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)


Event ID us2009fbbg

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.




[edit on 4/5/2009 by greeneyedleo]



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 09:19 PM
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Haha I love it.

Not in a sadistic way.

Just been a heck of a month with action going on.

Thanks for reporting so quickly, GJ. StFl.

So the third one eh'. Is it me, or are there more and more earthquakes occuring?? I know I could just be more aware of them now, since i'm taking notice, but maybe there are more occuring...?


greeneyedleo
Your source is from an earlier time I believe. This is a more recent one, the dates are different, its monday in italy.

[edit on 5-4-2009 by Republican08]

[edit on 5-4-2009 by Republican08]



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 09:25 PM
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I have RSOE page up all the time, and my equake monitor for firefox.

Over the last 6 months Europe have had hundreds of quakes above 4 mag that never see the light of day on the news.

But this is a biggie... 4.63 km (2.88 miles) from Borbona

The mag 4 was earlier in the evening...

edit to add last sentence.

[edit on 5/4/2009 by UKWO1Phot]



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 09:25 PM
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greeneyedleo
Your source is from an earlier time I believe. This is a more recent one, the dates are different, its monday in italy.


The date says April 5th. It is April 5th there now. Not sure what they say "Sunday" but it is for this earthquake.

[edit on 4/5/2009 by greeneyedleo]



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 09:26 PM
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Originally posted by Republican08
Is it me, or are there more and more earthquakes occuring?? I know I could just be more aware of them now, since i'm taking notice, but maybe there are more occuring...?


I think that a lot... So do a lot of people.

In all honesty you could pull up historic data and I reckon all the quakes would pretty much average out - I don't think there is any major change or anything of that nature. I'd say you (and me and others) are simply paying attention to this sort of fast paced reporting and that sticks better in our memory.

That's a substantial quake - hope injures are very few.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 09:28 PM
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yep.. 03.27 here in UK

So add 1 hr for Italy...

Fancy that when fast asleep.. Apparently some collapsed building according to Sky News.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 09:30 PM
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Breaking News3:26am UK, Monday April 06, 2009

An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude has rocked central Italy, 53 miles northeast of Rome, according to the US Geological Survey.
news.sky.com... lid=ARTICLE_15256220_Earthquake_Of_6.3_Magnitude_Shakes_Central_Italy

I see monday? Maybe i'm wrong......

I think there are, maybe leading up to a pole shift, that would certainly be SHingTF.

Earthquakes, probably scare me as much as Volcanoe eruptions, or more, there pretty hard to predict, and there's really no place to run and hide, you're not guarenteed the ground you stand on!!



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 09:34 PM
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Ok. Well finally USGS updated their site:



earthquake.usgs.gov...
Earthquake Details
Magnitude 6.3
Date-Time Monday, April 06, 2009 at 01:32:42 UTC
Monday, April 06, 2009 at 03:32:42 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 42.423°N, 13.395°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region CENTRAL ITALY
Distances 70 km (40 miles) W of Pescara, Italy
95 km (60 miles) NE of ROME, Italy
115 km (70 miles) SE of Perugia, Italy
135 km (85 miles) S of Ancona, Italy

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.6 km (2.9 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 66, Nph= 66, Dmin=7.7 km, Rmss=0.95 sec, Gp= 50°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)


Event ID us2009fcaf

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.




posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 09:38 PM
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Here's the RSOE picture of the epicentre to give you an idea of where it happened.




posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 09:45 PM
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Oh dear. Reports coming in from reporters that quite a few buildings have come down in L'aqualia (hope I've spelt it right) SE of epicentre.

Hope they get the people out.. Would hate to be caught under a building in the darkness...



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 09:59 PM
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still kinda sunday till you get past 6am
CET and GMT

6am = new day befor that is late day befor "sounds silly i know" but could be the reason for it saying sunday as infact its classed as early ours in sunday but also can be early hours monday

its stupid but i was trying :p for me its still sunday here and still feels and is but aint 5th untill it pass 6AM then its welll into monday


god im confusing myself LOL!! trying to give a logical reason for the time!!

4am sunday but after 12pm its the next day "its both" depending on your view i guess
Ok ill shut up LOL

[edit on 5-4-2009 by symmetricAvenger]



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 10:35 PM
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In response to the question are there more earthquakes occuring now?

The numbers of quakes have gone up over the past 10 years I've been watching them, but more interestingly, the magnitudes are all much higher now than what I was looking at years ago.

There used to be between 6 and 10 quakes larger than magnitude 7 each year but now the earth has them far more frequently. Unfortunately, the USGS page showing recent activity over magnitude 7 hasn't been available for a couple of years now so I'm not easily able to give you the number so far this year... it would be over 6 already this year, and climbing.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 03:46 AM
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UPDATE:

30 people found dead and 100,000 people forced to leave their homes.

President Belesconi declares national emergency.



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