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7.7 earthquake just reported off Sumatra

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posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 02:51 PM
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This just came in. A 7.7 magnitude earthquake just hit an area about 275 miles or 440 km off of Sumatra. Just under 22 miles deep or 35km deep.

No word on any tsunami warning yet. This just came in. This is a pretty significant quake though.
earthquake.usgs.gov...



Earthquake Details
Magnitude 7.7
Date-Time

* Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 19:26:50 UTC
* Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 01:26:50 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 7.702°N, 91.975°E
Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
Region NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
Distances 150 km (95 miles) W of Mohean, Nicobar Islands, India
440 km (275 miles) WNW of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
1155 km (710 miles) SW of BANGKOK, Thailand
2790 km (1730 miles) SE of NEW DELHI, Delhi, India
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 7.7 km (4.8 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 52, Nph= 52, Dmin=614.3 km, Rmss=1.23 sec, Gp= 65°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source

* USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID us2010xkbv


[edit on 12-6-2010 by webpirate]




posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 02:54 PM
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just updated...

MAP 7.7 2010/06/12 19:26:51 7.702 91.975 35.0 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION

had to be... USGS list of today showed a lot of 5.0 quackes....

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posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 02:58 PM
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Tsunami Watch is in effect for: India/Indonesia/Sri Lanka/Myanmar per NewEarthquake on Twitter. Indian Ocean.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 03:02 PM
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RSOE claimes 2x 7.5 different places...
hisz.rsoe.hu...

[edit on 12-6-2010 by ressiv]



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 03:02 PM
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Yeah. A tsunami watch has been issued. Tsunami Watch.

This earthquake isn't all that much farther north than the December 26th 2004 earthquake that caused such a huge tsunami. Although it's magnitude is less than that one was. I'm pretty sure this is on the same fault line that one was though too.

[edit on 12-6-2010 by webpirate]



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 03:07 PM
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Man thats too bad. I hope no one was hurt



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 03:11 PM
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Yeah. I had to zoom all the way in to see the second one. They are reporting one as 7.7 and the other as 7.5 12 seconds later.
The deeper one was the 7.5 with the 7.7 at a depth on only 1km as the 7.7.
I only see this on the hisz.rsoe.hu... site, and not on the USGS site though. They might be the same one.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 03:27 PM
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Looks like the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has revised the quake to a 7.5 and reduced the watch area to just India. Although the USGS still has this listed as a 7.7.



TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 002
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 2018Z 12 JUN 2010

NOTE - DUE TO THE DOWNWARD REVISION OF THE EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE
TO 7.5 AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE EARTHQUAKE...THE
AREA OF THE WATCH IS NOW REDUCED TO ONLY INDIA. ALL OTHER
REGIONS FORMERLY UNDER A WATCH ARE NOW REMOVED FROM THE WATCH.

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.

... A LOCAL TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT ...

A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR

INDIA

Revised watch area



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 03:31 PM
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RSOE could be right...
looking at the yellowstone webicorders you see 2 spikes together..little time between them..

www.quake.utah.edu...



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 03:37 PM
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Oh goodie, here we go.

Today is the new moon.

Sending prayers.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 03:39 PM
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I'm almost starting to trust them more. After this discussion we had here a few days ago:www.abovetopsecret.com... where the USGS just made a 3.3 earthquake from Yellowstone just disappear without any explanation.
RSOE still has it and you can plainly see it on the University of Utah's site too.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 03:44 PM
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Originally posted by blujay
Oh goodie, here we go.

Today is the new moon.

Sending prayers.


wassend aware of new moon today...:-) explains the flood of 5.0's today...



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 03:47 PM
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yep the europeean EMSC has a much wider network than USGS whose is moore concentrated at the USA



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 03:48 PM
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I don't see any news reports about it. Was it far enough away from land to not cause damage? That would be nice.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 03:54 PM
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It was located out to sea. There are some small islands pretty close to where it was, but no major cities. The biggest threat initially was a tsunami, but so far there has been nothing reported. Only a tsunami watch.

It was downgraded to only encompass India, and checking the estimated travel times if there were to be any waves they should be hitting parts of India right now. Nothing was reported though at all as far as I can find.

If you go here you can get a perspective of where this was located. It was only about 3 degrees north of where the one in 2004 was that caused the massive tsunami and along the same fault line as far as I can tell.

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posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 03:55 PM
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i just read a news that Thailand just had had a evacuation exercises in time when tsunami occurs . the exercises was just yesterday. Nasa said that june 12th when the sun, earth , and moon line up it will cause earthquake. It was a Thai NASA scientist that warned the Thailand government that it is possible that disasters will happen and the Asia region will be the first area that will happen. they do say that the exercise is from National Disaster WarningCenter. sorry this is a piece of news from taiwan yahoo. i cannot translate all.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 04:07 PM
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If you can post a link to the story we can at least get a google translation. (These are often good for a laugh but will convey the general idea.) It would be nice to know if it's a reliable source.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 04:17 PM
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Huh. Bangkok Post.

www.bangkokpost.com...

Mr Smith said that Southeast Asia could be the first region to be affected if the planetary alignment, due to occur at 6.30pm local time, triggers natural disasters.

A 7.0-8.5 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale could occur, possibly causing a tsunami.


The science in that article makes no sense but then that could be the reporter's or the translator's fault.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 04:20 PM
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The earthquake actually occurred at 1:26 am (June 13th) local time, 19:26 pm (6:26 pm) UTC, on June 12th. If the article misidentified it as 6:30 pm local time that would be interesting.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 04:22 PM
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Heh..you just beat me to pointing that out.
It was pretty close to UTC, but several hours off the local time making it the next day.




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