Breaking: Earthquake Sumatra, Indonesia Mag 7.8

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posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:38 PM
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Breaking: Earthquake Sumatra, Indonesia




I heard this on CNN just now. reports are coming in but I have nofurther information. It is not up on the website yet. will update when link becomes available.
(visit the link for the full news article)



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posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:38 PM
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So we have more powerful earthquakes happening with what seems to be more frequency. Is it possible that we are seeing the Beginning stages of large movements in tectonic plates? A sort of sped up continental drift?

One has to wonder whether changes to our planet are far more complex than we could know.


Earthquake at 7.8 initial reading.

(visit the link for the full news article)

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[edit on 6-4-2010 by projectvxn]



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:40 PM
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JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- Indonesian seismological agency issues tsunami warning after 7.8-magnitude earthquake off northern Sumatra.



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:41 PM
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Magnitude 7.8
Date-Time Tuesday, April 06, 2010 at 22:15:02 UTC
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 at 05:15:02 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 2.236°N, 97.046°E
Depth 46 km (28.6 miles)
Region NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Distances 205 km (125 miles) WNW of Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia
230 km (145 miles) SW of Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia
525 km (325 miles) W of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
1425 km (880 miles) NW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 7.4 km (4.6 miles); depth +/- 11.6 km (7.2 miles)
Parameters NST= 58, Nph= 63, Dmin=330.6 km, Rmss=0.81 sec, Gp= 58°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)


Event ID us2010utc5


Source

~Keeper



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:42 PM
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Here is the USGS info on it.

USGS link

Interesting with all of these decent size shakers happening over the past few days


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posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:44 PM
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Indonesia has earthquakes all the time. It is one of the most active places on the planet with several volcanoes as well. I expect more, but it wont stop me from going there later this year.



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:45 PM
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I hope they are ok.
That 7.8 is nothing to sneeze at.



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:45 PM
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So is it earthquake season or what?

Can someone with the know-how tell me if the amount of earthquakes lately is normal.

Maybe i've just got earthquakes on the mind? I just feel like I've been hearing about quite a lot of good size quakes recently.



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:47 PM
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My friends and I have been discussing this at great length as we live near Seattle. I don't know if we are having an annual increase in earthquakes and their severity for certain, but it sure does seem like it. Quite a few of my friends and family (not alarmist by nature) have finally taken my advice and made up some disaster plans/kits. I urge everyone to badger loved ones until the do the same. An ounce of prevention and all that.



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:48 PM
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Everyone keep the people going through these things in your thoughts, and prayers, if you are the religious type. Japan, Chile, Mexico/California, Haiti, and now Indonesia.



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:48 PM
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Got there just before me.... just heard this on CNN... 7.8 is pretty big and its off Indonesia yet again....

How many is that so far this year... big quakes? And its only April....



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:49 PM
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That's what I'm asking. These earthquakes have been seriously powerful and appear to be increasing in frequency. Like the Earth is somehow more geologically active all of a sudden. Could it be that the Earth has periodic active and inactive seasons like the sun? Would this be an unreasonable question?



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:51 PM
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Reuters bulletin for 3 aftershocks. They are only 5.0, 4.9 and 5.1 magnitudes.



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:52 PM
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From what I've read from other threads all these earthquakes are happening at a normal rate. What I think the real question we should be asking is this: why is there suddenly so much hype about if it such a normal occurrence?


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posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:53 PM
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Earthquakes of 7.0 and greater since 1900.


This is number 6 for 2010.

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posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:53 PM
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Originally posted by angrymomma
From what I've read from other threads all these earthquakes are happening at a normal rate. What I think the real question we should be asking is this: why is there suddenly so much hype about if it such a normal occurrence?


Every year has a disaster that is more popular. Hurricanes one year, tornadoes the next, earthquakes, tsunamis.

Whatever they can get more ratings out of.

In this case, with the Chile earthquake and Haiti, Earthquakes will be popular ALL year.

~Keeper



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:54 PM
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That is a very good reason. I didn't even think about that one! /hug



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:55 PM
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I disagree.

This is a 7.8 quake.

It is popular on it's own accord.

It doesn't need chile or haiti to make it popular.

It's a 7.8!!



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:56 PM
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Let's hope the quake didn't wake Toba. It's not far from Toba (supervolcano).

Map:
earthquake.usgs.gov...



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:56 PM
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I'm actually kinda worried. All of these earth quakes are hitting every but Alaska. And I know we are due for one and I know California is also due for one, Though they got I hink a 7.2(?) a few days ago.





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