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Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
I am noticing that there are more and more frequent earthquakes latey, in rare places aswell. and ever earth quacks were they shouldn't be.
This a bit rare that are more Frequent earthquakes dont you agree?
Sleepless in Whakatane
People in Whakatane will have had a sleepless night as 7 earthquakes over magnitude 3 occurred about 10 km north of the town. The largest of them was magnitude 4.3. Map showing the cluster of earthquakes located north of Whakatane. Map showing the cluster of earthquakes located north of Whakatane. Earthquake swarms are not uncommon in the Bay of Plenty. The town of Matata has experienced several episodes of earthquake activity in recent years. Whakatane lies close to large scale fault structures on the eastern boundary of the Rangitaiki Plains (between Matata and Whakatane). This area is what geologists call a graben. Basically the two masses of land are very gradually pulling apart, although at an extremely slow rate, about 1 cm per year. Faults in the earth's crust have arisen from this east-west spreading across the region. It is movement within these faults that is causing the earthquakes. We can't predict what will happen with swarms.
They may carry on for hours or even days, or the centre of the earthquakes might move around. In the meantime we will be locating the bigger shakes, and please keep the felt reports coming in!
Originally posted by jazz10
reply to post by Anmarie96
Ive literally just posted this to another thread................
You want to sound troubled too, because i was thinking last night that theres a massive problem. And im not talking about damaged due to oil. Im talking about the massive earthquake which i think may have a possiblity due to the sea water replacing the oil in the reservoir which is leaking. Because if im talking sense then the oil that has leaked was replaced by sea water. What negative effects will happen if this is right? Earthquake? Land sinking into the ground?
I may be wrong, who knows? Anyone?
Could i be right?
SAN JOSE (BNO NEWS) — A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica on Thursday afternoon, shaking buildings in the capital of San Jose. The 6.2-magnitude earthquake at 4.16 p.m. local time (2216 GMT) was centered about 42 miles (67 kilometers) south-southwest of San Jose, or 91 miles (147 kilometers) west-southwest of Limon. It struck about 24.1 miles (38.8 kilometers) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, but residents in San Jose reported feeling light shaking. The earthquake was not powerful enough to pose a tsunami threat.
SAN JOSE (BNO NEWS) — Tsunami warning center upgrades magnitude of Costa Rica earthquake to 6.3.