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Quake Watch 2010

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posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:33 PM
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As usual, it seems, the far north responds to the Cali shake...

Magnitude 5.2 SOUTHERN ALASKA


Date-Time

* Thursday, July 08, 2010 at 03:15:48 UTC
* Wednesday, July 07, 2010 at 07:15:48 PM at epicenter

Location 61.855°N, 150.509°W
Depth 0 km (~0 mile) set by location program
Region SOUTHERN ALASKA
Distances

* 29 km (18 miles) WNW (290°) from Willow, AK
* 33 km (21 miles) N (6°) from Susitna, AK
* 40 km (25 miles) E (94°) from Skwentna, AK
* 84 km (52 miles) NNW (332°) from Anchorage, AK




posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 04:27 AM
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This 4.3 nr Palmerston North less than an hour ago was felt by many of my friends..

www.geonet.org.nz...

Reference Number 3336041/G
Universal Time July 8 2010 at 8:40
NZ Standard Time Thursday, July 8 2010 at 8:40 pm
Latitude, Longitude 40.40°S, 175.91°E
Focal Depth 30 km
Richter magnitude 4.3
Region Wairarapa
Location

* 10 km south-east of Woodville
* 10 km north-east of Pahiatua
* 20 km east of Palmerston North
* 140 km north-east of Wellington



posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 05:03 AM
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I have never felt an earthquake.


But I can imagine that there is a very cool feel. You can live in California so very well with it.
In Austria, there are very few earthquakes .. "Unfortunately."
a magnitude 5 quake is not "very" destructive, but cool.

How do you think?



posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 06:03 AM
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Originally posted by Austria
I have never felt an earthquake.


But I can imagine that there is a very cool feel. You can live in California so very well with it.
In Austria, there are very few earthquakes .. "Unfortunately."
a magnitude 5 quake is not "very" destructive, but cool.

How do you think?


I've felt a few - a couple in Greece and a couple here in New Zealand. Before I moved here to NZ from the UK we'd never had to deal with the threat of an earthquake. I haven't felt anything "big" though - and even though I know the consequences - I'd like to.. in a weird sort of way...!



posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 08:03 AM
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Magnitude 6.1 (Preliminary magnitude)

Date-Time

* Thursday, July 08, 2010 at 12:48:23 UTC
* Friday, July 09, 2010 at 12:48:23 AM at epicenter

Location 23.900°S, 179.660°W
Depth 528 km (328.1 miles) set by location program
Region SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
Distances

* 548 km (340 miles) SW (235°) from NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga
* 3202 km (1990 miles) WSW (252°) from PAPEETE, Tahiti, French Polynesia



posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 08:06 AM
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Is the depth for this quake unusually deep, or are quakes frequently this deep?



posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 08:12 AM
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Yep, that's pretty deep... the area does see quite deep events but this is on the higher side. There was a 581km deep one about a week or so ago near the same spot.

If you check back through the list linked below - you'll see many of the deepest events are Fiji.

neic.usgs.gov...

[edit on 8-7-2010 by MoorfNZ]



posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 08:16 AM
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I wonder if a number of high magnitude quakes with extreme depth is an indicator of something major on the way.



posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 08:16 AM
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Originally posted by MoorfNZ
Magnitude 6.1 (Preliminary magnitude)

Date-Time

* Thursday, July 08, 2010 at 12:48:23 UTC
* Friday, July 09, 2010 at 12:48:23 AM at epicenter

Location 23.900°S, 179.660°W
Depth 528 km (328.1 miles) set by location program
Region SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
Distances

* 548 km (340 miles) SW (235°) from NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga
* 3202 km (1990 miles) WSW (252°) from PAPEETE, Tahiti, French Polynesia



BIG revision down to 5.4 and 490km depth...

earthquake.usgs.gov...



posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 08:18 AM
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I suspect it's more due to the geology of the area, it's always been active, too.



posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 01:07 PM
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Originally posted by MoorfNZ
This 4.3 nr Palmerston North less than an hour ago was felt by many of my friends..

www.geonet.org.nz...

Reference Number 3336041/G
Universal Time July 8 2010 at 8:40
NZ Standard Time Thursday, July 8 2010 at 8:40 pm
Latitude, Longitude 40.40°S, 175.91°E
Focal Depth 30 km
Richter magnitude 4.3
Region Wairarapa
Location

* 10 km south-east of Woodville
* 10 km north-east of Pahiatua
* 20 km east of Palmerston North
* 140 km north-east of Wellington


This was 96km NE of us, and I notice there is one Felt report from Paraparaumu, but we didn't feel it.
Being that far away and on the wrong side of the mountains I can't see how they could tell it was an earthquake and not just the wind, its been blowing 100km/hr winds for 2 days now.



posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 02:06 PM
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Originally posted by Austria
I have never felt an earthquake.


But I can imagine that there is a very cool feel. You can live in California so very well with it.
In Austria, there are very few earthquakes .. "Unfortunately."
a magnitude 5 quake is not "very" destructive, but cool.

How do you think?


I think you are right Austria


Heres a list of recorded 5+ quakes from iisee 3000BC to 2008
Not many at all

I bet there were more thousands /millions of years ago when the Alps were younger.

SOURCE, DATE TIME, DEPTH, MAG_Ms, LOCATION/iNTENSITY, LATITUDE, LONGITUDE, DEATHS, INJURIES
G, 1201/4/25 14:00, 10, 5.4, Austria/Slovenia:Styria(I=8) , 46.4, 15.3, n/a, n/a
IGRM, 1348/1/25 15:00, n/a, , 6.9, Austria:Villach/Italy/Slovenia(I=9) , 46.37, 13.58, 10000, n/a
GREM, 1590/9/15 -, -,n/a, 6.6, Austria:Neulengbach,Vienna(I=9-10) , 48.3, 15.5, many , n/a
IGR, 1690/12/4 18:00,n/a, 5.7, Austria:Villach/Italy(I=9) , 46.6, 13.9, 20, n/a
ME, 1927/10/8 19:49,n/a, 5.2, Austria:Schwadorf , 48.1, 16.6, n/a, n/a
IVG, 1928/3/27 8:32,n/a, 5.8, Italy:Friuli area/Austria(I=9-10) , 46.38, 12.98, 11, 40
S, 1998/4/12 10:55, 10, 5.7, Austria/Slovenia:Bovec,Kobarid, 46.25, 13.65, 1, n/a


map showing location of above earthquakes

thats just ones with the tag Austria, off course there may be more in surrounding countries that would be felt in Austria, especially 6+ quakes

Regarding what they feel like ........
Well it depends where you are at.
3's I've felt have been mostly one jolt.
I've felt lots of quakes in the high 4's around where I live, they are what I call "rattlers", sort of everything shakes for a few seconds and then goes quiet, some are like freight trains passing through a tunnel a few feet below you.
5's in our area tend to be jolts, usually a couple of them, sudden bangs and maybe a slightly tapering off shake.

I have only felt 6's when in bed at night, the scenario is usually that they are quite long in duration, shaking back and forth and quite noisy with a bit of wobbling at the end. I've felt 2 of them like that, and the question asked was do you get out of bed or is it going to stop?. The latest safety message out there is to roll off the side of the bed and lay on the floor, creating the Safety Triangle above you in case the house collapses.

7's are a whole different ball game, I've only felt 1, it was at the Kermadec Islands 1500km away, a 7.6 . No jolts, no rattling, just THE WHOLE FREAKIN WORLD WOBBLED AND SWAYED BACK AND FORTH for about a minute.
It was quite disorientating, I can see how people close lose their balance and fall over.
I wouldn't want to be within 50km of a 7, thanks


I slept through a 4.99 earlier this year it was only 1.5 km from my house. Go figure.


The worst quake I have been in was actually not here in NZ but in Pizzo, Italy in 1980.
That was scary
. But thats another story.




[edit on 8-7-2010 by muzzy]



posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 02:14 AM
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I thank you for your "opinion"
I'm always happy about people who can tell of something like that.

Yes, the earthquake in Italy was terrifying.
1980 11 23 - Southern Italy - M 6.5 Fatalities __ 3.000



posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 02:25 AM
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Yaaaaay, I'm so happy. But still sad.

There was an earthquake in Austria today. It had the strength 3.2

But I have slept. -.-

www.emsc-csem.org...



posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 07:30 AM
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You are mad Austria. I don't wish to experience an earthquake thank you very much.

Reading about them is quite close enough!!! It might shake the froth of me Guinness and we can't have that.



posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 07:36 AM
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5.2 quake right under Krakatoa just now


newsimg.bbc.co.uk...


Magnitude 5.2
Date-Time

* Friday, July 09, 2010 at 10:13:39 UTC
* Friday, July 09, 2010 at 05:13:39 PM at epicenter

Location 6.067°S, 105.494°E
Depth 72.6 km (45.1 miles)
Region SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA
Distances

* 71 km (44 miles) SSE (159°) from T.-Telukbetung, Sumatra, Indonesia
* 139 km (86 miles) W (273°) from JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
* 176 km (109 miles) WNW (302°) from Sukabumi, Java, Indonesia



posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 01:25 PM
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Originally posted by muzzy

Originally posted by MoorfNZ
This 4.3 nr Palmerston North less than an hour ago was felt by many of my friends..

www.geonet.org.nz...

Reference Number 3336041/G
Universal Time July 8 2010 at 8:40
NZ Standard Time Thursday, July 8 2010 at 8:40 pm
Latitude, Longitude 40.40°S, 175.91°E
Focal Depth 30 km
Richter magnitude 4.3
Region Wairarapa
Location

* 10 km south-east of Woodville
* 10 km north-east of Pahiatua
* 20 km east of Palmerston North
* 140 km north-east of Wellington


This was 96km NE of us, and I notice there is one Felt report from Paraparaumu, but we didn't feel it.
Being that far away and on the wrong side of the mountains I can't see how they could tell it was an earthquake and not just the wind, its been blowing 100km/hr winds for 2 days now.


Just a bit more on this quake, 3 aftershocks to the east, thats quite a lot for a "light" quake, maybe there is something bigger in the pipeline?, perhaps more to the west? There has been a big hole (very few quakes) in the South Taranaki Bight for a few weeks now.
REF, LAT, LONG, UTC TIME, DEPTH, MAG
3336041, -40.40132, 175.90596, 2010/7/8 8:40:34.0, 31, 4.299
Aftershocks
3336044, -40.3917, 175.95035, 2010/7/8 8:47:24.6, 25, 2.927
3336135, -40.40597, 175.94466, 2010/7/8 12:27:20.8, 27, 2.813
3336248, -40.39389, 175.92769, 2010/7/8 17:9:22.2, 26, 2.457


Map of that

There were a couple of minor quakes close to me just after that event, at Raumati South. 100km south west from the 4.3 and on totally different faultlines. Can't say I felt them though, just after 9pm local time, I was watching TV.
5.65km south of me
3336052, -40.96112, 174.97574, 2010/7/8 9:4:47.5, 32, 3.311
4.5km south south west of me
3336318, -40.94615, 174.95624, 2010/7/8 9:19:6.3, 31, 2.873

Also a rare quake NORTH of Taranaki
REF:3336365
LOCATION: -38.53947, 174.11681
UTC: 2010/7/8 22:13:6.7
DEPTH: 9km
MAG: 3.434ML

[edit on 9-7-2010 by muzzy]



posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 01:38 PM
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Another one for the Antarctic Plate

Magnitude 5.2
Date-Time

* Friday, July 09, 2010 at 11:16:16 UTC
* Friday, July 09, 2010 at 07:16:16 PM at epicenter

Location 49.256°S, 120.507°E
Depth 14.2 km (8.8 miles)
Region WESTERN INDIAN-ANTARCTIC RIDGE
Distances 1965 km (1220 miles) S of PERTH, Western Australia, Australia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 25.8 km (16.0 miles); depth +/- 5.6 km (3.5 miles)
Parameters NST= 59, Nph= 60, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.21 sec, Gp= 61°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6
Source

* USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID us2010ymay



posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 06:55 AM
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Magnitude 6.2 - SOUTH OF THE MARIANA ISLANDS

Magnitude 6.2
Date-Time Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 11:43:32 UTC
Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 09:43:32 PM at epicenter

Location 11.127°N, 146.050°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region SOUTH OF THE MARIANA ISLANDS
Distances 295 km (185 miles) SSE of HAGATNA, Guam
345 km (215 miles) SSE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands
450 km (280 miles) S of SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 5.1 km (3.2 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 86, Nph= 86, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.07 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID us2010ynaw

earthquake.usgs.gov...

strong


[edit on 10-7-2010 by Austria]



posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 07:06 AM
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Looks like its a 62 now

Magnitude 6.2
Date-Time Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 11:43:32 UTC
Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 09:43:32 PM at epicenter

Location 11.127°N, 146.050°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region SOUTH OF THE MARIANA ISLANDS
Distances 296 km (184 miles) SSE (151°) from HAGATNA, Guam
454 km (282 miles) S (175°) from SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands
1630 km (1013 miles) NNE (21°) from Jayapura, Irian Jaya, Indonesia

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 5.1 km (3.2 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 86, Nph= 86, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.07 sec, Gp= 25°,
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 us2010ynaw



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