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7.7 earthquake just reported off Sumatra

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posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 08:47 PM
David Nabham on Allan Handelman show predicted a large quake. today. Go to when will the next big one hit. Couldnt get the Allan Handleman link to work so ya'll could hear it so here is David Nabhams site

[edit on 12-6-2010 by fromtheheart66]

posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 11:03 PM
There have been 2 additional quakes almost in the exact area of the first one. Aftershocks, One was a 5.3 and the other was a 4.8. Both still fairly noticeable events.

posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 11:07 PM
We just had a 6.1 in Japan.

y/m/d h:m:s LAT
deg LON
km Region
MAP 6.1 2010/06/13 03:32:55 37.405 141.602 7.7 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

I am in Tokyo and felt it here, it shook the Hotel for 20 seconds

posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 11:07 PM
20min ago -

6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off east coast of Japan's Honshu Island

posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 11:10 PM
reply to post by The 5th Element

Yeah. Was just looking at that one too:

Earthquake Details
Magnitude 6.1

* Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 03:32:54 UTC
* Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 12:32:54 PM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 37.405°N, 141.602°E
Depth 7.7 km (4.8 miles) (poorly constrained)
Distances 75 km (45 miles) ENE of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
110 km (65 miles) ESE of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
110 km (70 miles) E of Koriyama, Honshu, Japan
255 km (155 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.1 km (2.5 miles); depth +/- 15.4 km (9.6 miles)
Parameters NST=313, Nph=313, Dmin=503.8 km, Rmss=0.75 sec, Gp= 32°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7


Event ID us2010xlan

Do you see or have you heard of any damage yet with the Japan one?

posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 11:11 PM
Also just a 4.9 in So Cal within the last hour. It was originally a 4.4 but they have upgraded it to a 4.9 in the last 5 mins.

posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 11:26 PM
And now another 5.0 aftershock at the exact same location and same least from the initial report.

Earthquake Details
Magnitude 5.0

* Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 04:01:07 UTC
* Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 09:31:07 AM at epicenter

Location 7.793°N, 92.043°E
Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program

* 148 km (92 miles) W (261°) from Misha, Nicobar Islands, India
* 437 km (272 miles) S (190°) from Port Blair, Andaman Islands, India
* 444 km (276 miles) NW (305°) from Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
* 1095 km (681 miles) SSW (205°) from YANGON (Rangoon), Myanmar

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 8.6 km (5.3 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 44, Nph= 44, Dmin=944.2 km, Rmss=0.89 sec, Gp=130°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=7

* U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

Event ID us2010xlas

Looks like this area is gonna rumble for a while. All of these have been pretty big aftershocks too.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 12:44 AM
OK this is what I don't understand with earthquakes this deep (35km)

The crust lays above the mantle and is the earth's hard outer shell, the surface on which we are living. In relation with the other layers the crust is much thinner. It floats upon the softer, denser mantle. The crust is made up of solid material but these material is not everywhere the same. There is an Oceanic crust and a Continental crust. The first one is about 4-7 miles (6-11 km) thick and consists of heavy rocks, like basalt. The Continental crust is thicker than the Oceanic crust, about 19 miles(30 km) thick. It is mainly made up of light material

so that would mean quakes this deep are happening below the crust? which I thought was impossible?

[edit on 13-6-2010 by Bachfin]

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 12:53 AM
reply to post by Bachfin

I honestly don't know all of the science of it, but this is still considered a shallow quake.

About 90% of all earthquakes have depths < 100 km. Earthquakes can be grouped into three categories based on the depth of their foci:

1. Shallow focus - Foci are less than 70 km depth. Most destructive earthquakes.
2. Intermediate focus - Foci are between 70 and 300 km depth.
3. Deep focus - Foci are greater than 300 km.

Those depths are a little subjective, and the USGS defines them a little differently as you can see HERE.

Like I said, I don't fully know the science behind it, but there is some good info on the USGS site about them.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 01:28 AM
reply to post by webpirate

Interesting this is something i never realy read into but apparently 35km quake is quite shallow the realy deep quakes can be upto 700km deep where one plate is going underneath another and penetrates deep into the mantle, thx for the links.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 03:17 AM
This was a biggie. Hopefully everyone is fine. No need to see images again like the ones seen in 2004.

I for one believe we don't know enough about how much influence the Sun has on our planets tectonics. I was looking at SOHO, SDO and the usual sites and on the 11th there was an eruption on the westside(9) that started around 1130UTC and lasted for 12 hours. Looked to be a descent size too. Another one on the 12th NW side. Brighter than the other.

This quake definitely set the Earth bell ringing. Seismigraphs on the West Coast here picked up something around the 2000 UTC mark and some a little later. I of course keep track. I'm wondering when it's going to be Cascadia's turn. She's historically a big one. Trying fast to find an apartment that's not 21 stories above ground. Damn I'll miss the view of the Ocean though.

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