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Magnitude 7.0 - HAITI REGION

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posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:14 PM
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"Magnitude 7.0
Date-Time

* Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 21:53:09 UTC
* Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 04:53:09 PM at epicenter

Location 18.451°N, 72.445°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region HAITI REGION
Distances

* 9 km (6 miles) SSW (197°) from Carrefour, Ouest, Haiti
* 16 km (10 miles) SW (227°) from PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
* 18 km (11 miles) WSW (245°) from Pétionville, Ouest, Haiti

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 8.3 km (5.2 miles); depth fixed by location program"


earthquake.usgs.gov...

Another big one, just a week a way from the California quake. Are they connected?

[edit on 12-1-2010 by Phlynx]




posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:25 PM
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Yeah I have that Firefox Earthquake add on as well and I got 2 quakes in Haiti...

One was 7.0 and the 2nd was 7.3. It's odd that only the 7.0 is showing up now, but I know I had 2 separate quakes here in Firefox.

Just wondering, that quake in Northern California was, what, a 4-point something, which is normal. But, were ALL of those aftershocks normal? I mean, there was over a dozen I believe that were all at least 2.0+. Seems like alot of afters.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:31 PM
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Wow ! 7 points ouch!

Any word on Tsunamis in the area? A lot of people can be at risk.

This was a big quake.

Any information coming from Port Au Prince yet?

They must be reeling from this right now...I hope things are moderate and turn out to be somewhat ok.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:32 PM
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Originally posted by OneNationUnder
Yeah I have that Firefox Earthquake add on as well and I got 2 quakes in Haiti...

One was 7.0 and the 2nd was 7.3. It's odd that only the 7.0 is showing up now, but I know I had 2 separate quakes here in Firefox.

Just wondering, that quake in Northern California was, what, a 4-point something, which is normal. But, were ALL of those aftershocks normal? I mean, there was over a dozen I believe that were all at least 2.0+. Seems like alot of afters.


Equake shakes for an update. The 7.3 was updated to a 7.0, that's why it shook. The California quake was 6.5. From what was sad, the aftershocks are normal, and are suppose to last for a week. Doesn't seem normal to be, but I'm not a geologist.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:33 PM
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OK CNN has the story up now.

They said a Tsunami watch is in effect for the whole region.

Let's hope there is NONE!


la2

posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:34 PM
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Magnitude 5.9
Date-Time

* Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 22:00:42 UTC
* Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 05:00:42 PM at epicenter

Location 18.271°N, 72.862°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region HAITI REGION
Distances

* 34 km (21 miles) W (276°) from Jacmel, Sud-Est, Haiti
* 55 km (34 miles) WSW (238°) from Carrefour, Ouest, Haiti
* 64 km (40 miles) WSW (241°) from PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.6 km (8.5 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 94, Nph= 94, Dmin=611.2 km, Rmss=1.16 sec, Gp= 86°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=7
Source

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

Event ID us2010rja7

Big atershock!!



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:36 PM
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There are now reports coming in about a hospital collapsing, this is NOT GOOD


"However, The Associated Press reported that a hospital had collapsed"

www.cnn.com...



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:37 PM
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Is this a confirmed 5.9 aftershock??

Looks like it to me. That was pretty fast though.


la2

posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:38 PM
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Magnitude 5.5
Date-Time

* Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 22:12:05 UTC
* Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 05:12:05 PM at epicenter

Location 18.485°N, 72.556°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region HAITI REGION
Distances

* 15 km (9 miles) WSW (251°) from Carrefour, Ouest, Haiti
* 25 km (15 miles) WSW (253°) from PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
* 27 km (17 miles) N (356°) from Jacmel, Sud-Est, Haiti

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 6.1 km (3.8 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 80, Nph= 80, Dmin=144.7 km, Rmss=1.02 sec, Gp= 43°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6
Source

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

Event ID us2010rja8

Second aftershock, still pretty big.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:41 PM
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Sadly, these kinds of aftershocks are normal and there will be more.

A 7.0 is a very serious quake for any area, but to be just a few miles from a huge population center with very poor construction is terrible.

Aftershocks of any magnitude below the original quake are to be expected and will occur over the course of the week following the quake. This will further damage buildings in the area.

Report from the ground says "the sky is just thick with dust"



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:43 PM
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Originally posted by Phlynx

Another big one, just a week a way from the California quake. Are they connected?

[edit on 12-1-2010 by Phlynx]


I'd think the chances of them being related are zero. Different Plates. They are connected in that they occured on the same planet.

If you have a genuine interest, there are many resources to learn from available on the Internet.

USGS Facts and Stats

If memory serves, earthquakes occur at a rate of one every 6 seconds, however most are too small to feel.

Here is a good resource on Plate Tectonics.

There are about 150 earthquakes on average per year in the 6 to 7 range.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:44 PM
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Originally posted by la2


Second aftershock, still pretty big.


Thanks for posting up info on the earthquakes threads I have. I don't know how you get the information so fast.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:44 PM
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I know there are going to be dead.

The question is how many. And what extent is the destruction in Port Au Prince and surrounding areas??

Hopefully the death tolls will be minimal and limited. In an area that poor though, the building standards have to be substandard at best.

This does not bode well for the people living there, and makes for a highly dangerous urban environment to be trapped in.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:45 PM
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It's always a bad sign when you look at the USGS "Did You Feel It?" map and the reports don't start for 100 or so kilometers away.

This is going to be ugly, and that's the last thing that a country like Haiti needs.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:48 PM
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I hope my nation the USA sends in supplies and aid NOW.

Our neighbors need us right now!

We could be a really awesome friend right now you know?

I say give them all the help they need. We just print our money anyways. It's not real or anything.

The only cost will be the manpower and risk that the men take to render aid.

But I hope our guys are already gearing up and heading to the location. **I AM HOPING!**



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:50 PM
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I just got this link to stream video, can;t promise it will stay working though.

HaitiPal Streaming Video Link


ETA: there is a live report happening, but I cannot translate, apologies.

[edit on 12-1-2010 by cjcord]



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:53 PM
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Yeah my laptop shook because of the firefox add on. It actually makes me jump! I heard they have tsunami warnings out already. It would not be good if one hit anywhere down there.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:54 PM
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Haiti EQ

Three earthquakes in about 20 minutes.

Aftershocks are 5.5 and 5.9.

They are going to need allot of help.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:55 PM
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Tsunami Watch in Effect at NOAA

NOAA Link



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 05:01 PM
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We always have, no matter where. If we don't it will make the Obama Administration unique in not helping and I doubt that.

Even more important is that people help as individuals by putting their money where their mouth is, instead of expecting the governments to be all things to all people.





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