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7.3 quake hits Philippines (upgrade from 6.9) VERY deep

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posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 05:27 PM
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EDIT TO ADD: UPGRADED TO 7.3


Earthquake Details
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 7.3
Date-Time Friday, July 23, 2010 at 22:08:11 UTC
Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 06:08:11 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 6.708°N, 123.479°E
Depth 604.5 km (375.6 miles)
Region MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Distances 100 km (65 miles) SW of Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
120 km (75 miles) S of Pagadian, Mindanao, Philippines
155 km (95 miles) E of Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines
915 km (570 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.5 km (2.8 miles); depth +/- 6.7 km (4.2 miles)
Parameters NST= 93, Nph= 93, Dmin=235.6 km, Rmss=0.83 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)


Event ID us2010zbbz



(original post):



Earthquake Details
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 6.9
Date-Time Friday, July 23, 2010 at 22:08:11 UTC
Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 06:08:11 AM at epicenter

Location 6.692°N, 123.448°E
Depth 603.8 km (375.2 miles)
Region MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Distances 105 km (65 miles) WSW of Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
125 km (75 miles) S of Pagadian, Mindanao, Philippines
155 km (95 miles) E of Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines
915 km (570 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.2 km (8.8 miles); depth +/- 12.7 km (7.9 miles)
Parameters NST= 95, Nph= 95, Dmin=239.3 km, Rmss=0.94 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)


Event ID us2010zbbz



Check out the depth!!!! This will be 'felt' on siesmos around the world.

Edit to add: I don't usually start threads on earthquakes, but just add info to the quake thread. However, the depth on this moderately large quake is VERY deep, and therefore (IMHO) deserves a little extra attention.

[edit on 23-7-2010 by westcoast] to add upgrade

[edit on 23-7-2010 by westcoast] to correct title

[edit on 23-7-2010 by westcoast]



EDIT TO ADD PICTURE:




[edit on 23-7-2010 by westcoast]




posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 05:29 PM
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Here is the latest report for any possible tsunami:



WEHW42 PHEB 232218
TIBHWX

HIZ001>003-005>009-012>014-016>021-023>026-240018-

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1218 PM HST FRI JUL 23 2010

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 1208 PM HST 23 JUL 2010
COORDINATES - 6.7 NORTH 123.5 EAST
LOCATION - MINDANAO PHILIPPINES
MAGNITUDE - 7.1 MOMENT

EVALUATION

BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS
NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A
DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO
TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.
...SP...



Edit to add: LINK

[edit on 23-7-2010 by westcoast]



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 05:31 PM
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wow


I was just at USGS not ten minutes ago.

Good catch WC

mega deep Depth
603.8 km (375.2 miles)



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 05:33 PM
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reply to post by berkeleygal
 


I know, that's why I started the thread. (I just added a comment to the OP)

I wanted to curtail any threads similar to what happened last time we had a large, very deep quake. Remember? It showed up on seismos around the world so several people thought it was world-wide quake.



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 05:34 PM
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reply to post by westcoast
 


I do remember..

silly peeples



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 05:35 PM
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thanks for the pointing to the depth. I would have overlooked that. Not being versed in seismic science, can you tell me what it the import of the deeper quakes as opposed to shallower? Thanks. And thanks for posting this thread



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 05:37 PM
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The Moro Gulf just had two really big ones, a 6.9 and a 7.2 which was just removed, lol, at about 5:32 p.m. Central Standard Time, United States.

Silly USGS, tricks are for kids...


Poor Philippines, do you think that undersea volcano is getting ready to blow?



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 05:37 PM
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I picked up a 7.1 first.
With a 6.9 aftershock not even 10 minutes later.

Hmmm firefox isn't showing it anymore. Only the 6.9.
It was enough to make me stop what I was doing.
Anyone else see the 7.1 go off?



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 05:38 PM
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reply to post by Copperflower
 


Thank you I know I'm not crazy, I saw 2 big ones go off.

Does the USGS usually jump so quickly to hide data?

[edit on 23-7-2010 by ThirdJohnAdams]



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 05:39 PM
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At least the depth means no chance of Tsunami, and much less destruction that one closer to the surface would cause. Still something to monitor without a doubt.

Good find.



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 05:41 PM
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Plenty of Twitter reports of a 7.1. The suggestion is there will be little damage due to the depth.



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 05:41 PM
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I saw the 7.1 on my firefox alert. Then another alert was issued, this time, was downgraded to 6.9. Same quake tho, I believe



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 05:44 PM
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Okay, so yeah, there appears to still be some deabte as to the size of the quake. here is the current list of quakes on USGS


MAP 6.9 2010/07/23 22:08:11 6.692 123.448 603.8 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
MAP 3.5 2010/07/23 21:29:10 37.665 -122.516 6.7 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 2.9 2010/07/23 21:23:24 32.596 -115.793 2.8 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 2.9 2010/07/23 20:46:20 38.833 -122.790 3.2 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 2.6 2010/07/23 19:50:51 60.170 -149.998 32.9 KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
MAP 2.5 2010/07/23 19:33:05 32.304 -115.387 13.8 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 2.7 2010/07/23 18:56:03 17.849 -68.566 87.0 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION
MAP 5.1 2010/07/23 18:31:13 -22.157 170.253 31.5 SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS


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Notice the 6.9 listed.

NOW...if you click on it for details (same thing I posted in the original OP) you get this:

Earthquake Details
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 7.3
Date-Time Friday, July 23, 2010 at 22:08:11 UTC
Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 06:08:11 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 6.708°N, 123.479°E
Depth 604.5 km (375.6 miles)
Region MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Distances 105 km (65 miles) WSW of Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
125 km (75 miles) S of Pagadian, Mindanao, Philippines
155 km (95 miles) E of Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines
915 km (570 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.5 km (2.8 miles); depth +/- 6.7 km (4.2 miles)
Parameters NST= 93, Nph= 93, Dmin=235.6 km, Rmss=0.83 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)


Event ID us2010zbbz


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While it isn't unusuall for them to change it after review, I don't think I have seen it differ between the list and the info. Interesting!



As to why it is important for depth: Some think it can have a bigger impact on other existing faults (me included) and that you typically can see it on seismos all around the world from it (picking up the P waves)


For more info on quakes, I would recommend browsing the USGS site. They have some GREAT stuff!!



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 05:46 PM
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Okay....oficially upgraded to 7.3!!!


MAP 7.3 2010/07/23 22:08:11 6.708 123.479 604.5 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
MAP 3.5 2010/07/23 21:29:10 37.665 -122.516 6.7 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 2.9 2010/07/23 21:23:24 32.596 -115.793 2.8 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 2.9 2010/07/23 20:46:20 38.833 -122.790 3.2 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 2.6 2010/07/23 19:50:51 60.170 -149.998 32.9 KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
MAP 2.5 2010/07/23 19:33:05 32.304 -115.387 13.8 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 2.7 2010/07/23 18:56:03 17.849 -68.566 87.0 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION
MAP 5.1 2010/07/23 18:31:13 -22.157 170.253 31.5 SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 05:54 PM
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Just a note of interest: It is starting to show up on the live seismos around the world. Check them out HERE


This is a BIG quake to have at that depth. It will be very interesting to see what(if any) impact it could have on other vulnerable or unstable spots.



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 06:03 PM
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I am in Manila at the moment ,didnt feel anything here but Mindanao is not that close to Luzon.I have been a little uneasy about going into shopping centers or buildings ever since i arrived mainly because of a dream i had a couple of months ago regarding an earthquake .



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 06:04 PM
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Now listed twice!

MAP 7.3 2010/07/23 22:51:12 6.500 123.600 581.0 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
MAP 7.3 2010/07/23 22:08:11 6.708 123.479 604.5 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

earthquake.usgs.gov...

Now it says this, not one minute after I first posted this.

MAP 7.3 2010/07/23 22:51:12 6.500 123.600 581.0 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
MAP 5.4 2010/07/23 22:19:36 6.764 123.545 594.8 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
MAP 7.3 2010/07/23 22:08:11 6.708 123.479 604.5 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

[edit on 23-7-2010 by berkeleygal]



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 06:09 PM
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A second 7.4 just hit.



Earthquake Details

* This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude 7.4
Date-Time

* Friday, July 23, 2010 at 22:51:11 UTC
* Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 06:51:11 AM at epicenter

Location 6.482°N, 123.533°E
Depth 575.6 km (357.7 miles)
Region MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Distances

* 115 km (72 miles) SW (224°) from Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
* 150 km (93 miles) S (179°) from Pagadian, Mindanao, Philippines
* 167 km (104 miles) ESE (107°) from Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines
* 947 km (588 miles) SSE (163°) from MANILA, Philippines

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.6 km (9.1 miles); depth +/- 12.3 km (7.6 miles)
Parameters NST= 91, Nph= 91, Dmin=234.9 km, Rmss=0.75 sec, Gp= 22°,
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 us2010zbca


earthquake.usgs.gov...

[edit on 23-7-2010 by webpirate]



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 06:10 PM
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This second 7.4 is indeed a second event and not the same one as listed above. They are getting rocked hard there right now.



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 06:15 PM
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There was also just a 5.4 aftershock in there too.


Earthquake Details

* This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude 5.4
Date-Time

* Friday, July 23, 2010 at 22:19:35 UTC
* Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 06:19:35 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 6.764°N, 123.545°E
Depth 594.8 km (369.6 miles)
Region MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Distances 95 km (55 miles) WSW of Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
115 km (70 miles) S of Pagadian, Mindanao, Philippines
165 km (100 miles) E of Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines
915 km (570 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 16.9 km (10.5 miles); depth +/- 9.8 km (6.1 miles)
Parameters NST= 16, Nph= 16, Dmin=227.4 km, Rmss=0.59 sec, Gp=119°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6
Source

* USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID us2010zbb9


earthquake.usgs.gov...

All 3 have been pretty deep.

[edit on 23-7-2010 by webpirate]




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