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BREAKING: 6.2 mag Earthquake, Saumlaki, Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia

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posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 04:16 PM
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BREAKING: 6.2 mag Earthquake, Saumlaki, Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia


earthquake.usgs.gov

Earthquake Details
Magnitude 6.2
Date-Time

* Monday, February 15, 2010 at 21:51:48 UTC
* Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 06:51:48 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 7.256°S, 128.794°E
Depth 128 km (79.5 miles)
Region KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA
Distances 295 km (185 miles) WNW of Saumlaki, Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia
385 km (240 miles) ENE of DILI, East Timor
620 km (385 miles) NNW of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia
2445 km (1510 miles) E of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 7.6 km (4.7 miles); depth +/- 11.4 km (7.1 miles)
Parameters NST= 45, Nph= 47, Dmin=288.3 km, Rmss=0.81 sec, Gp= 58°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
Source

* USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID us2010stbl
(visit the link for the full news article)



Edit to add link:
RELATE LINK: Magnitude 6.2 KEPULAUAN BARAT

[edit on 15-2-2010 by highlyoriginal]




posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 04:16 PM
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I just got the alert on my cellphone and then it popped up on firefox a few minutes later. This is a pretty big quake! Hopefully this doesn't turn out to be as horrible as it can be, but I have some doubts on that


Tsunami anyone? I will update this as soon as I have more information but for now this is everything available. I will include more links as they come I just wanted to get this up here for everyone to see ASAP.

earthquake.usgs.gov
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 04:21 PM
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UPDATE:

Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.2 KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA Monday, February 15, 2010 at 21:51:48 UTC



Read full information HERE - everything you need to know at the moment!


Tsunami Information

The earthquake locations and magnitudes cited in NOAA tsunami bulletins are very preliminary and may be superseded by USGS locations and magnitudes computed using more extensive data sets.
Tsunami Bulletins for this Earthquake

No Bulletins have been issued at this time.

SOURCE

Hopefully this stays this way, let's hope the destruction is minimal!

[edit on 15-2-2010 by highlyoriginal]



posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 04:29 PM
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Red arrow depicts origin of the earthquake.


Picture taken from here.



posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 04:36 PM
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Keep a watch for tsunamis at this link:

NOAA (site just went down apparently or at least from the link provided from USGS, and it was just working)

I will update when I figure out what is going on with the website. It may be overloaded at the moment, so keep trying to load the page if you wish to see current warnings.



posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 04:38 PM
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Surely there's an earthquake thread somewhere. Do we really need to post a new thread every time an earthquake over 6 happens? There'd be several threads a day..



posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 04:39 PM
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79 miles below the surface...I don't think those cause Tsunami's.

I could be wrong though.



posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 04:42 PM
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Originally posted by Nventual
Surely there's an earthquake thread somewhere. Do we really need to post a new thread every time an earthquake over 6 happens? There'd be several threads a day..


Really? 6.0mag+ earthquakes happen EVERY DAY?

I don't think so...



posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 04:45 PM
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Originally posted by ExPostFacto
79 miles below the surface...I don't think those cause Tsunami's.

I could be wrong though.


This is still in the preliminary stage, it's not a definite that it happened at that depth.



posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 04:48 PM
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The BIG question IS...

Will America send thousands of troops over there and help them like they did in Haiti ?

Or was the Haiti situation more about occupation?

We'll soon find out ...



posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 04:52 PM
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Well the preliminary shakemap didnt show much damage occurance to either surrounding islands with populated areas, so the US wont have to send in thousands of troops for a quake that's done little to no damage. Tsunami's occur only in Seismic movements above +7.0, and given the depth the dampening effect also eliminates the possibility of undersea landslides.

Its fair to say this is a non-event.



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