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7.5 quake off Australia in vanuatu region

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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:34 PM

Biq quake that could possibly produce a tsunami

Earthquake Details
Magnitude 7.6 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)

* Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 17:14:49 UTC
* Friday, May 28, 2010 at 04:14:49 AM at epicenter

Location 13.700°S, 166.500°E
Depth 20 km (12.4 miles) set by location program

* 215 km (134 miles) NNW (341°) from Santo (Luganville), Vanuatu
* 490 km (304 miles) NNW (337°) from PORT-VILA, Vanuatu
* 2077 km (1291 miles) NE (45°) from Brisbane, Australia

Location Uncertainty Error estimate not available
Parameters NST= 14, Nph= 14, Dmin=856.3 km, Rmss=0.9 sec, Gp= 61°,
M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=1

* West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center/NOAA/NWS

Event ID at00498048

[edit on 27-5-2010 by whoshotJR]

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:36 PM
Eish! Thats pretty big!!


posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:37 PM
-- Warning center says a tsunami not expected along US west coast,BC,and AK

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:38 PM
Isn't there a volcano nearby that has been pretty active lately? Or am I confusing this with a different active volcano?

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:38 PM
S+F for bringing up this thread.

WASHINGTON, May 27 (Reuters) - A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck 135 miles (217 km) northwest of Vanuatu in the south Pacific, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Thursday.

The quake struck at 1714 GMT, and was centered at a shallow depth of 12.4 miles (20 km).

USGS initially reported the quake at 7.5 magnitude.

[edit on 27-5-2010 by Rising Against]

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:39 PM
reply to post by Karlhungis

Yes there are a number of volcanos i believe in the area,

Issue with this is that its pretty shallow which worries me a little.

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:40 PM
Another quake ... Is it just me or does anybody else think that there are a bit to many natural disasters lately ? I know there are quakes all the time all over the world , but there seems to be alot of bigger quakes lately . Then we have volcano eruptions starting to get on the raise ... I mean with all that and the oil spill , all that is left for a good party is some huge tsunami or a meteor impact .

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:43 PM
reply to post by Thill

This are does get a higher number of quakes so it isn't that surprising its just a pretty big one that can cause a big issue if it puts out a tsunami.

I'm also a bit worried about the rebound or rubber band effects that we tend to see that will then cause another quake on the other side of the plate.

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:44 PM

It has rugged terrain, reaching up to Mount Gharat (797 m), the peak of the active stratovolcano at the center of the island. The most recent eruption was in 2010. The volcano has a 6 x 9 km caldera, within which lies a crater lake known as Lake Letas, the largest lake in Vanuatu. To the east of the lake is Siri Waterfall (120 m drop).

Mount Gharat or Mount Garet (797 m) is the highest peak on the volcanic island of Gaua of the Banks Islands in northern Vanuatu. The peak is located at the centre of the island, is volcanically active and is surrounded by Lake Letas on all sides except southwest.

Volcano Gaua status in 07/10/2009
Type: Stratovolcano
Status: Historical Elevation: 797 metre
Last eruption: 2009
Alert Status: AlertLevel2, Eruption

Santa Maria Island is the top of Gaua, a stratovolcano. Gaua rises about 9,800 feet (3,000 m) from the sea floor. Steaming Hill Lake, a crescent-shaped crater lake, is just below Mt. Gharat, a secondary cone and summit of the volcano. Solfataras are on the south side of the volcano and hot springs are on the north slope. Map from Fisher (1957) after J.R. Baker. Gaua has had at least 13 eruptions from Mt. Gharat since 1963. The most recent eruption was in 1982 and lasted less than one day. Most of the historic eruptions have lasted only 1-2 days with the 1963 and 1973-1974 eruptions lasting a few months

[edit on 27/5/10 by sandri_90]

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:47 PM
This is just getting weirder and weirder. And I know some ATS'ers don't believe the CME's from the sun have anything to do with EQ's, but I'm thinking that there must be some connection. At any rate, it's going to be a bumpy ride in 2010 looks like.


posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:48 PM
You can always rely on getting the latest news here, not on main news sites.

S & F

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:49 PM
Australia says no tsunami threat to Australia after earthquake off the Vanuatu Islands.

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:51 PM
reply to post by asala

Thats good! Glad no real damage will be caused and nobody gets hurt, we have had enough of that for the year.

It looks like it was downgraded to a 7.4 also

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:52 PM
Looks like 2010 is turning out to be the year of disasters. Volcano in iceland, and now a 2nd one predicted to blow, this possible tsunami, gulf oil disaster.... What the hell is next?

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:53 PM
Downgraded further now to a 7.2 according to UGS,

Though just to note when things like this happen it can go up and down in its MAg for a good few hours,

[edit on 27-5-2010 by asala]

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:54 PM
For us in Cali and Hawaii

Live cam

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 01:00 PM
It's been downgraded to a 7.2

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 02:04 PM
I don't recall a 7.2 or 7 point anything causing a Tsunami on the other side of the Pacific?
You need an 8+ for a Pan-Oceanic Tsunami.

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