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Magnitude 6 in Gautemala

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posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 10:04 AM
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Just heard on BBC that there has been a Magnitude 6 earthquake in Gautemala. I dont see anything online yet but will post something, I am trying to find a link

I got a link



A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala and El Salvador on Monday morning, seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.


Source: www.thaindian.com...

Edit to add a link



[edit on 18-1-2010 by sunny_2008ny]




posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 10:06 AM
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equake says so as well. nothing on american news yet.

6.0 is a good size one right? I know Haiti had a 7.0...but there isn't like a huge jump in force from 6- 7 is there?



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 10:10 AM
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earthquake.usgs.gov...
64.2 miles deep



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 10:12 AM
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6.0 is a good size one right?


6.0 is a above danger level, but that does not mean that it will cause damage, it may not.

It will be interesting to see how much damage has been caused by this, but yes 6.0 sounds much less than 7+ so hope not much damage

[edit on 18-1-2010 by sunny_2008ny]



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 10:13 AM
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Not really superman.
The Richter scale is a base-10 logarithmic scale.
For example - a 6.0 earthquake's seismic energy yield is equivalent to 1 megaton while a 7.0's is 32 megaton.

Check here for more info on the scale.

[edit on 18-1-2010 by InTrueFiction]



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 10:14 AM
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And yet another ...
Smaller, but still noteworthy.
Earthquake Details
Magnitude 5.0
Date-Time

* Monday, January 18, 2010 at 15:56:12 UTC
* Monday, January 18, 2010 at 05:56:12 PM at epicenter

Location 38.477°N, 21.972°E
Depth 16.3 km (10.1 miles) (poorly constrained)
Region GREECE
Distances

* 34 km (21 miles) NE (37°) from Patras, Greece
* 134 km (83 miles) SSW (197°) from Larisa, Greece
* 161 km (100 miles) N (355°) from Kalamata, Greece
* 163 km (101 miles) WNW (290°) from ATHENS, Greece

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 10.1 km (6.3 miles); depth +/- 44.1 km (27.4 miles)
Parameters NST= 47, Nph= 47, Dmin=387.6 km, Rmss=1.66 sec, Gp= 68°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6
Source

* U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Cent



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 10:16 AM
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USGS showing the quake located just inland, so right underneath the Subduction zone, just a result of the Pacific Plate shifting East and downwards further into the Mantle by a few tens of meters.

Eyes out to the other side of the plate in Indonesia/Japan to see if theres any resulting effects from this. The Pacific Plate has been extremely active since the 2006 Quake and the trend has been as the plate subducts to the East, it resultingly shifts its entire mass with it, resulting in quakes being set off by each other.



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 10:19 AM
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Eyes out to the other side of the plate in Indonesia/Japan to see if theres any resulting effects from this.


Good point, scientists have predicted that an earthquake with a tsunami like effect may hit Indonesia, so lets watch out.



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 10:30 AM
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And yet another....

Magnitude 5.2 - SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
2010 January 18 16:09:21 UTC

* Details
* Maps


Earthquake Details
Magnitude 5.2
Date-Time

* Monday, January 18, 2010 at 16:09:21 UTC
* Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 03:09:21 AM at epicenter

Location 12.481°S, 166.124°E
Depth 52.5 km (32.6 miles)
Region SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Distances

* 356 km (222 miles) NNW (342°) from Santo (Luganville), Vanuatu
* 631 km (392 miles) NNW (338°) from PORT-VILA, Vanuatu
* 2092 km (1300 miles) E (101°) from PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 35.5 km (22.1 miles); depth +/- 51.2 km (31.8 miles)
Parameters NST= 13, Nph= 13, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.26 sec, Gp=198°,
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 us2010rqb8



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 10:58 AM
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I just heard on Fox News. Not a lot of info yet as the reporter said they were just getting the news. I think it just went on yahoo news about 4 minutes ago.



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 11:01 AM
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thanks for that clarification...earthquakes are foreign to me.



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 11:04 AM
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As I understand it each point, i.e. 6.7, is one time greater than the point below it. The difference between 6.0 and 7.0 is ten times strength.


Peace...........yak055h



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 11:08 AM
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You do realise a couple years ago they lowered all quakes by a full 1.0.

I just love to add that point right back on by reminding people. With
that, Ladies and Gentlemen The Ring of Fire looks very hot. With a fresh
one for yellowstone.

The ride may get even more bumpy.

How many realise the threshold he are standing in front of at this moment?

Does anyone realise that just a 4.0 in yellowstone or one more destructive quake comes along at this point in time and people will really start to freak.



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 11:10 AM
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With all these earthquakes I wonder if the oceans are gaining energy. Imagine sitting in a bath tub and slowly moving the water around, it gets very choppy.



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 11:21 AM
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Also, a 6.3 hit off the southern coast of Argentina on Sunday

www.timeslive.co.za...



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