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posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 06:31 PM
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I'll admit, there being absolutely no aftershocks is a bit odd. There are still aftershocks happening Baja California, yet none in Indonesia?




posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by muzzleflash
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Thanks for the update. I was just teasing you


But yeah it takes time for us to get good information, I was about to freak out with you too. haha.

Oh, my wife's friend informed us that he believes Baja is on the direct other side of the earth. The word he used was Antipodal.

They are on nearly exact opposite sides of the earth. Almost exactly.

So how can this be? That the two quakes are antipodal within just 30-40hours timespan?

I doubt it is a coincidence.

[edit on 6-4-2010 by muzzleflash]


Oh, I know you were teasing....
But seriously, if you have a link listing any aftershocks, can ya paste a link??

I completely agree about the quakes being opposite.....first thing I noticed when I looked at the map. The whole tug-pull thingy.



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 06:33 PM
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The longer we go without any aftershocks increases the likelyhood that something bigger is still lurking.



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 06:35 PM
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Is that so? What data do you have to support this claim? I'm not doubting it, but I can't remember any instances in the past where a big earthquake like this came, there were no aftershocks, and then a bigger one came after that.

[edit on 4/6/2010 by SonicInfinity]



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 06:36 PM
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Just downgraded to 7.7

MAP 7.7 2010/04/06 22:15:02 2.360 97.132 31.0 NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 06:37 PM
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Here is one...
5.1
Date-Time

* Tuesday, April 06, 2010 at 22:54:05 UTC
* Wednesday, April 07, 2010 at 05:54:05 AM at epicenter

Location 2.270°N, 97.077°E
Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
Region NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Distances

* 202 km (125 miles) WNW (288°) from Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia
* 228 km (142 miles) SW (230°) from Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia
* 408 km (254 miles) SSE (152°) from Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
* 522 km (325 miles) W (260°) from KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.9 km (8.6 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 29, Nph= 29, Dmin=327.3 km, Rmss=1.15 sec, Gp=176°,
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 us2010utda



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 06:39 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
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How about 8.0+? (I had it handy)


(Actually, magnitude scales are logarithmic, not exponential. Not exactly the same.)


[edit on 4/6/2010 by Phage]

Logarithmic (had to google it) is the rarity of Earthquakes, but not the power, right? If I am understanding correctly, earthquake power is exponential in terms of tnt vs magnitude.

Being in the first 1/3rd of the year, one 8.0 is pretty bad, and 7.8 is nearing that.

I may try to make a 7.5 graph if I can figure out how.



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 06:40 PM
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Yup, just added. They must be relying on only 'siesmologist' reviewed data right now, so it's taking longer?

As to the question about something bigger coming, I read something to that affect some time, but I couldn't tell you where. Don't take my mumblings as scientific proof...I'm too lazy right now (and limited on time) to look it up, but perhaps someone with more knowledge could chime in. Maybe I'm off the mark on it.



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 06:44 PM
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USGS seem way behind reporting on anything outside the USA/Mexico at the moment - they still haven't reported the 5.1 off Western Turkey that occurred 10 mins after the Indonesian 7.8, as reported on RSOE EDIS, assuming that is correct:

hisz.rsoe.hu...

[edit on 6-4-2010 by sunnybunny]

[edit on 6-4-2010 by sunnybunny]



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 06:57 PM
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The antipode of the Indonesian earthquake would be somewhere off the coast of Colombia.
www.antipodemap.com...


[edit on 4/6/2010 by Phage]



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 06:58 PM
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Magnitude 7.7
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 2.360°N, 97.132°E
Depth 31 km (19.3 miles) set by location program
Region NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Distances 200 km (125 miles) WNW of Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia
215 km (135 miles) SW of Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia
515 km (320 miles) W of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
1425 km (880 miles) NW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.8 km (3.0 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST=240, Nph=240, Dmin=317.9 km, Rmss=1.08 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 07:05 PM
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hmmm alot of news of earthquakes.... volcanoes.......

where is planet x again?



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 07:08 PM
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he New Madrid fault line is next... That will definatly give everyone something to rant about...



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 07:16 PM
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There has been 3 aftershocks so far that is what the UK news has said.
Lets see what happens at this rate the chances of an earthquake each month on the news for the rest of the years looks possible.



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 07:17 PM
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Originally posted by westcoast
But seriously, if you have a link listing any aftershocks, can ya paste a link??

earthquake.usgs.gov...

I think its pretty self explanatory
2nd line for posting link



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 07:17 PM
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Magnitude
5.1
Date-Time
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 at 23:35:40 UTC
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 at 06:35:40 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
1.982°N, 96.745°E
Depth
35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
Region
NIAS REGION, INDONESIA
Distances
230 km (145 miles) W of Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia
275 km (170 miles) SW of Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia
565 km (350 miles) WSW of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
1425 km (890 miles) NW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 13.2 km (8.2 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters
NST= 34, Nph= 35, Dmin=359.6 km, Rmss=0.6 sec, Gp=180°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6
Source
USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID
us2010utdc



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 07:21 PM
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Well it can just stop that nonsense right now


The big one there in 2004 gave us a 4 1/2 foot wave in the harbor, washed some people off the breakwater, don't want anything bigger thanx



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posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 07:21 PM
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I would hazard to guess the leaps and bounds we've had in technology in the last decade. Information can be shared much easier now, so we hear about these things more often.



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 07:24 PM
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reply to post by Phlynx
 

No. The magnitude scale (the energy of the earthquake) is a logarithmic scale.

Here's that 7.5+ chart.



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 07:25 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by westcoast
 

The antipode of the Indonesian earthquake would be somewhere off the coast of Colombia.
www.antipodemap.com...


[edit on 4/6/2010 by Phage]


Thank you for addressing this Phage.


The website you linked looks very cool, I will be playing with it a lot!

TY again sir!





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