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Earthquake Magnitude 5.9 - NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 01:39 PM
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Earthquake Magnitude 5.9 - NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA


www.ptinews.com

Port Moresby, Jan 17 (AFP) A moderate, 5.9-magnitude earthquake shook the coast of Papua New Guinea today, seismologists said, but there was no immediate sign of any tsunami.

The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 0946 GMT with its epicentre 215 kilometres south of the town of Rabaul on the island of New Britain at a depth of 35 kilometres.

Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where continental plates meet. The region is frequently struck by earthquakes.
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posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 01:39 PM
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Another earthquake



Earthquake Details

Magnitude
5.9
Date-Time
Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 09:46:44 UTC
Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 07:46:44 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
6.120°S, 152.549°E
Depth
35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
Region
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
190 km (120 miles) SSW of Taron, New Ireland, PNG
215 km (135 miles) S of Rabaul, New Britain, PNG
695 km (430 miles) ENE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
2370 km (1470 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 6.9 km (4.3 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters
NST=154, Nph=154, Dmin=696.9 km, Rmss=1.01 sec, Gp= 43°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
Source
USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID
us2010rpam

earthquake.usgs.gov...


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posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 01:45 PM
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reply to post by In nothing we trust
 


Seems to me this won't be the last!!!

Probably will be a bigger one than the 7 mag off Haiti.... and this is just the beginning of 2010...

This 5.9 shouldn't cause any damage though...



posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 01:46 PM
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WTH!

Another one?

Jebus H Chist, this is just getting ridiculous. All above 5's as well eh?

Hmm, we are going to have a very interesting 2010 earthquake season.

~Keeper



posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 01:58 PM
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Has anyone considered what would happen if a earthquake hit in the middle of winter say in a city like new your or los angeles?



posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 02:00 PM
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anyone know if anyones hurt?



posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 02:42 PM
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Calm down everyone.... Mr Statistics aka (cough) PHAGE will quell your fears, calling all of this "normal".



posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by solarstorm
Calm down everyone.... Mr Statistics aka (cough) PHAGE will quell your fears, calling all of this "normal".


If the times we're living in now are 'normal' in a historical perspective, then I'm the man in the moon.



posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 02:58 PM
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Can I start a Nibiru thread yet ?



posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 03:36 PM
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Originally posted by bigyin
Can I start a Nibiru thread yet ?


No.



posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 04:00 PM
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Another big one:

17-JAN-2010 12:00:02
-57.6 -65.91
MAG 6.3
Deep 10.0

DRAKEPASSAGE / Southafrika


PS. There was normaly one ot two small quakes at this site in the last 5 years.

Update:


And one in japan:
17-JAN-2010 06:04:37
37.9 143.56
MAG 5.6
DEEP 11.8

COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Whats up with Earth?


[edit on 17-1-2010 by cushycrux]



posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 10:21 PM
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You guys should all understand that there are hundreds of earth quakes on earth EVERY SINGLE DAY. Most are very deep and aren't strong enough to be felt. Even big ones happen every day, but again, theyre usually to deep to be noticed. January 2010 is a weird month in that there are an unaverage amount of felt earthquakes. Is it odd, mm a bit out of the norm, but nothing insanely amazing. Besides the haiti quakes, none of the other wil be remembered this time next year.



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 06:27 AM
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You mean until now (Jan. 18. 2010). You are correct, I know there are hundreds of quakes a year. But some of them are not "normal". Look the Southafrican one. OK, as long as they are off-shore we have no problem. But I have such a wired feeling this year will become "remarkable". Lets see....



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 09:12 AM
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Well, theres no problem off shore if subduction doesnt occur. If it does, they'll get a tsunami. I think January is an off the norm month. I think 2010 wil be fine here on out. And I'd hate to proven wrong. Not because I have an ego, but if i'm wrong then lots of people may die.




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