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Originally posted by muzzy
Originally posted by Aggie Man
Here is a decent sized one:
Magnitude 6.2 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)
* Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 17:20:31 UTC
* Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 06:20:31 AM at epicenter
Location 15.239°S, 172.828°W
Depth 32 km (19.9 miles) set by location program
Region SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
* 198 km (123 miles) SW (216°) from APIA, Samoa
* 253 km (157 miles) WSW (244°) from PAGO PAGO, American Samoa
* 399 km (248 miles) NNE (18°) from Neiafu, Tonga
* 2493 km (1549 miles) W (272°) from PAPEETE, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Event ID at00187043
Downgraded to 5.9
Originally posted by MoorfNZ
reply to post by PuterMan
Good idea - and I shall be there too - there's a reason I became interested in quakes and volcanoes and it fits in nicely with the other thread which I wasn't aware of until now... seems we're all on a path to finding out something about ourselves as well as this rock we live on
Now a question... is there a geological reason why, when you look on the map of the West Coast of the US that the quakes radiating out from Baja's original event seem to go "around" an area roughly circular in shape? It's been bugging me for a while - keep telling myself the quakes are just following the faults but thought I'd throw it out there... what's in that circular area (it's not far off Yellowstone!).