Breaking News 7.9/8.3-Magnitude Quake Shakes Ocean 120 Miles Southwest of American Samoa

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posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:09 PM
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Breaking News 7.9-Magnitude Quake Shakes Ocean 120 Miles Southwest of

not to much on this story... yet just broke .. but this is a monstrous earthquake

[edit on 29-9-2009 by InterconnecteD]


edit: Sorry for the Fox news source ... was watching it when they broke the story heard from them first.. trust me i would never use fox news as a source on many topics ...
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[edit on 29-9-2009 by asala]

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posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:12 PM
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7.9
Date-Time

* Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 17:48:14 UTC
* Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 06:48:14 AM at epicenter

Location 15.554°S, 172.141°W
Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
Region SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
Distances

* 199 km (124 miles) SSW (192°) from APIA, Samoa
* 211 km (131 miles) SW (227°) from PAGO PAGO, American Samoa
* 396 km (246 miles) NNE (30°) from Neiafu, Tonga
* 2415 km (1501 miles) W (272°) from PAPEETE, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 11.9 km (7.4 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 59, Nph= 59, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.29 sec, Gp= 54°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source

* U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

Event ID us2009mdbi

* This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
* Did you feel it? Report shaking and damage at you



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:15 PM
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Wow
thanks for the heads up interconnectedD


I was scanning the recent page, and an almost 8 pointer catches the eye
S&F

Hey, put a link up!!!!!

Star for You spinkyboo, thanks for the info

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posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:18 PM
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link

earthquake.usgs.gov...

[edit on 29-9-2009 by mikerussellus]



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:20 PM
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did the webbot make any predictions about this or an natural event in this time frame?

havent found anything yet myself



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:21 PM
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Tsunami warnings for American Samoa, New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands.

hooo-boy!

Link
wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov...

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posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:22 PM
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Magnitude 6.6 according to USGS
No tsunami warning

www.prh.noaa.gov...



[edit on 9/29/2009 by Phage]

Just updated.
Tsunami watch in effect
7.9

www.prh.noaa.gov...


[edit on 9/29/2009 by Phage]



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:23 PM
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I have a large radio on an old antique end table that sits against the wall.
I can often count on knowing what's going on with the quakes (if it's big enough) around the Southern Ca area as the table makes a creaking sound - very slight - a bit like the sound an old wooden boat makes - I was sitting here and the table made the sound like there was something happening.
I giggled and said out loud - quake somewhere?
Turns out - yes -
And it was a big one.
Felt by my table -
on the coast of Southern Ca.
Chock one up for the seismic table alert.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:23 PM
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Originally posted by InterconnecteD
did the webbot make any predictions about this or an natural event in this time frame?

havent found anything yet myself


One of our OWN did...here is his very recent thread...

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:24 PM
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Yup my browser was shaking, got the firefox plug in 'equake' installed.

Usually don't see them higher than 4. Was pretty surprised when I saw 7.9!



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:25 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
Magnitude 6.6 according to USGS
No tsunami warning

www.prh.noaa.gov...

[edit on 9/29/2009 by Phage]


Tsunami warning issued for New Zealand, other islands



WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A tsunami warning was issued on Tuesday for New Zealand, American Samoa and other small Pacific islands, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, a branch of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Source

also

Hawaii under tsunami watch after 7.9 quake off Samoa




The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami watch for areas of the south Pacific and Hawaii following a magnitude-7.9 earthquake near Samoa. It is not yet known if a tsunami was generated.


Honolulu Advertiser



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posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:26 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
Magnitude 6.6 according to USGS
No tsunami warning

www.prh.noaa.gov...

[edit on 9/29/2009 by Phage]


Still reading 7.9 on the USGS that I posted above. But they usually do come down, sometimes substantially, after the initial report. So probably just slow in re-posting.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:31 PM
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reply to post by spinkyboo
 

Actually it's been updated. The 6.6 was earlier.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:31 PM
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reply to post by lucentenigma
 

Yup. It updated right after I posted.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:32 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by spinkyboo
 

Actually it's been updated. The 6.6 was earlier.


Ah - wow. Is that Unusual?
I mostly see them downgraded.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:33 PM
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reply to post by spinkyboo
 

No. It was an earlier quake. The site updated as I was posting.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:35 PM
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Excellent link here:


RSOE



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:39 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by lucentenigma
 

Yup. It updated right after I posted.


Do you know how long a tsunami would take to reach Hawaii from Samoa?

I guesstimate the distance at about 2000 miles.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:41 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by spinkyboo
 

No. It was an earlier quake. The site updated as I was posting.


Ah - I see. Thanks.

Interesting info here for those of you who are curious about the largest quake ever recorded. I just got curious as I had no idea where or how large it was.

www.extremescience.com...
earthquake.usgs.gov...

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posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:43 PM
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I also saw the earlier quake you were referring to... I thought the difference was a bit suspect. 7.9 is so much larger than a 6.6 that it was obvious it wasn't the same one.

Here's a representation of the energy released as you go up the scale.


Richter TNT for Seismic Example
Magnitude Energy Yield (approximate)

-1.5 6 ounces Breaking a rock on a lab table
1.0 30 pounds Large Blast at a Construction Site
1.5 320 pounds
2.0 1 ton Large Quarry or Mine Blast
2.5 4.6 tons
3.0 29 tons
3.5 73 tons
4.0 1,000 tons Small Nuclear Weapon
4.5 5,100 tons Average Tornado (total energy)
5.0 32,000 tons
5.5 80,000 tons Little Skull Mtn., NV Quake, 1992
6.0 1 million tons Double Spring Flat, NV Quake, 1994
6.5 5 million tons Northridge, CA Quake, 1994
7.0 32 million tons Hyogo-Ken Nanbu, Japan Quake, 1995; Largest thermonuclear Weapon
7.5 160 million tons Landers, CA Quake, 1992
8.0 1 billion tons San Francisco, CA Quake, 1906
8.5 5 billion tons Anchorage, AK Quake, 1964
9.0 32 billion tons Chilean Quake, 1960
10.0 1 trillion tons (San-Andreas type fault circling Earth)
12.0 160 trillion tons (Fault Earth in half through center,
OR Earth's daily receipt of solar energy)





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