It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

7.3 quake hits Philippines (upgrade from 6.9) VERY deep

page: 6
31
<< 3  4  5    7 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 01:05 AM
link   
You know, as I look at the map that Muzzy supplied the LINK to (great btw) and read about the subduction theory that Moonfrz posted, I then look at the recent very deep quakes in the fiji region:

MAP 4.7 2010/07/23 01:57:10 -17.814 -178.663 592.6 FIJI REGION
MAP 5.3 2010/07/17 16:20:02 -15.551 -175.084 10.2 TONGA
MAP 4.8 2010/07/17 04:34:00 -20.610 -178.897 608.4 FIJI REGION


I think that helps map out where that subduction zone extends. (just my opinion, ofcourse...but I don't believe in coincidences)


IF (and that's a big if) this is correct.....than this would indicate a large 'shift', meaning we should then see some sort of reaction opposite that location....meaning the west coast of the conintental US, Mexico or Chili. Could it be, that our 'rash' of large quakes in those areas could be connected to these? That the ongoing swarm in the Cali area is a slow release building up to the slide we just witnessed? If so, what would the next move be?????

[edit on 24-7-2010 by westcoast]

[edit on 24-7-2010 by westcoast]




posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 01:55 AM
link   

Originally posted by westcoast
That the ongoing swarm in the Cali area is a slow release building up to the slide we just witnessed? If so, what would the next move be?????


Pretty unusual to have this many big quakes in a row like this. Normally we see one big one and aftershocks. Or smaller ones leading up to a bigger one. I really hope these are not foreshocks to a mega quake. These quakes definitely have to be ringing Art's Bell.



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 02:24 AM
link   
reply to post by TrueAmerican
 


I agree. So many things about these quakes are 'odd'. I think it will be very fascinating to see how it plays out, if at all.

On a local note, I see that we have had a rash of small quakes here in washingon state:

MAP 1.3 2010/07/24 06:19:10 47.598 -122.335 17.2 3 km ( 2 mi) S of Seattle, WA
MAP 1.0 2010/07/24 05:52:24 47.892 -122.859 12.6 7 km ( 4 mi) NNE of Quilcene, WA
MAP 1.0 2010/07/24 05:50:16 46.873 -121.756 0.0 24 km ( 15 mi) ENE of Ashford, WA
MAP 1.0 2010/07/24 01:18:09 46.189 -122.327 12.5 11 km ( 7 mi) W of Mount St. Helens Volcano, WA

Not unusuall in itself, but the last three were whithin less than half an hour.



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 03:26 AM
link   
Just a thought outside the box.

I wonder if planetary alignments has anything to do with the sudden upsurge in large quakes since 20 July?

www.fourmilab.ch...

Rat



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 03:38 AM
link   
Just an observation, but it seems as if the Fox Islands have quietened down quite abruptly at the start of the activity in the Indonesia/Philippines region, and still hasn't resumed on the 2.5+ lists... *thinking out loud*



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 03:40 AM
link   

Originally posted by Copperflower
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?



Old timers who are now long gone have mentioned certain places going underwater. So expect something to happen. It's only a matter of time.



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 05:31 AM
link   
could a be an effect from an rotation instability of the inner core? moved from fox islands to the philipines?

if tru than wat could couses an instability....

big gravity source in the neighberhood of earth..
higher density od particals in outher space .....(airplane trough cloud effect)
ore the preccesion effect as discribed in the 2012 thread....



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 07:53 AM
link   
reply to post by MoorfNZ
 


That is very interesting, especially since there seems to be no indication of that on he Google tectonics lines hence my possible volcanic theory. I still think that might be a possibility since subduction does not exist!!



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 08:37 AM
link   
reply to post by ThirdJohnAdams
 

I find that at the USGS website things are not so much hidden as retracted if
an error is made or it is posted before a seismologist had a chance to review
or confirm the validity of the information. I learned this from personal
experience when they inadvertently released an email of an 8.0 magnitude
quake in the Mona Passage, off the coast of Puerto Rico to those who were
on their mailing list, which caused moderate heart failure to say the least, as
I live on the East Coast. It was retracted, after in a state of intense panic,
I requested confirmation. Apparently they had received this information from
an outside source, who jumped the gun before they could confirm it themselves.

Here is the actual report and its retraction to illustrate, which I took from
my email:

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

***This event supersedes event PR10092001.


Region: NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Geographic coordinates: 19.053N, 68.052W
Magnitude: 8.0 M
Depth: 13 km
Universal Time (UTC): 2 Apr 2010 05:38:55
Time near the Epicenter: 2 Apr 2010 01:38:55
Local standard time in your area: 2 Apr 2010 00:38:55

Location with respect to nearby cities:
84 km (52 miles) NE (55 degrees) of Higüey, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
109 km (68 miles) ENE (73 degrees) of El Seybo, El Seybo, Dominican Republic
116 km (72 miles) NW (313 degrees) of Rincón, PR
119 km (74 miles) NE (54 degrees) of La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic
209 km (130 miles) ENE (73 degrees) of SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic

ADDITIONAL EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
________________________________
event ID : DR 2

This is a computer-generated message and has not yet been reviewed by a
seismologist. For subsequent updates, maps, and technical information, see:
earthquake.usgs.gov...
or earthquake.usgs.gov...

Dominican Republic Seismic Network
Instituto Sismologico Universitario, UASD

DISCLAIMER: sslearthquake.usgs.gov...

and the retraction for the same quake:

DELETED: Event DR 2

== EVENT DELETED NOTIFICATION ==

***This event has been deleted after review by a seismologist.***

Geographic coordinates: 19.053N, 68.052W
Magnitude: 8.0
Universal Time (UTC): 2 Apr 2010 05:38:55
Time near the Epicenter: 2 Apr 2010 01:38:55

This is an update to a previous notification for this event

So sometimes there are very valid reasons for a USGS earthquake postings to
"disappear."

This is the apology that went out 12 days later from a USGS seismologist:

Hello,
Users of the USGS Earthquake Notification System received a message
reporting a magnitude 8.0 earthquake near the Dominican Republic. This
was a mistake. In an effort to increase our ability to detect smaller
earthquakes in the Caribbean region following the January 12th
earthquake in Haiti, the USGS began accepting earthquake locations and
magnitudes from additional sources in the region. The message
reporting a magnitude 8.0 earthquake near the Dominican Republic was
incorrect and resulted in the distribution of the errant e-mail. We
acknowledge this was a serious mistake and have issued a correction.



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 08:51 AM
link   
reply to post by ressiv
 


I do not know if it has to do with a rotation instability of the earth's core,
but the 7.4 quake that occurred at 7:15:08 PM EDT, on July 23, 2010, at
Latitude 6.749 Longitude 123.268 was at a depth of 616.7 kilometers,
a distance only approximately 34 kilometers from the earth's lower
mantle. This was the fourth earthquake listed for that date in the
Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines. Being so close to the lower mantle,
what might be the significance?

Is it possible that the past activity of the Large Hadron Collider
at CERN, on the Swiss-French border, could be a cause of such
large quakes at this depth, with reference to the "micro" black
hole theory, as a side effect of the Large Hadron Collider's operation?



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 09:25 AM
link   
I am from Manila and I did not feel anything. I didn't even know that there was an earthquake. There were also no damages due to earthquake even in places nearest to the epicenter.

Though an earthquake that originated deep down in earth is quite unusual. Let's wait for the next place to get hit by the earthquake to know where it is traveling.



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 09:33 AM
link   
Might be a good idea to update title to 3 X 7 mag earthquakes, which accurately reflects the importance of the situation and also prevents unnecessary new threads being started that mention the other two 7 mag eqs.

Are there no earthquake specialists here who can comment on these earthquakes? Do they think it is normal?



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 09:42 AM
link   
reply to post by westcoast
 


Is it possible that the earth could be "pressing" its reset "button"
to adjust for the two "wobbles" we've had since the mega quake
in the Indian Ocean, many moons ago? Kind of like when your
heart rhythm is disrupted and then its corrected via a
pacemaker.



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 09:50 AM
link   
Just wanted to add that the BBC TV news in the UK is reporting the 6.9 and the 7.3 as seperate events. While its eminently possible that they have cocked up (again) I just thought you guys should know.



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 10:06 AM
link   
[edit on 24-7-2010 by AndersonLee]



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 10:58 AM
link   
Considering all the activity in that area lately I wonder if Krakatoa is getting ready for another big boom.



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 11:02 AM
link   
Cebu reporting in...I get my alerts via email but now that big and odd quakes are hitting close to my new home i think i will subscribe to SMS alerts so i at least have time to kiss my wife good bye.

I checked my email this morning and saw 7+ Philippines and was like
thinking tsunami then noticed the depth and went
Now that i have found this thread my concern is on the rise again and will be following closely to find out the interpretations of these quakes, if that is possible.

I thought i did all my home work when picking a place to bug out too


There is so much population sitting at water level around here and they would never know what hit them.



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 11:35 AM
link   

Originally posted by Aelfrede
Might be a good idea to update title to 3 X 7 mag earthquakes, which accurately reflects the importance of the situation and also prevents unnecessary new threads being started that mention the other two 7 mag eqs.

Are there no earthquake specialists here who can comment on these earthquakes? Do they think it is normal?


I agree with you, but it has been too long so I can no longer change the original OP. Anybody know how?



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 11:54 AM
link   
After a semi-good nights sleep, I see that you guys have kept at it!!


While the quakes have decreased in intensity, they have not become any shallower.

Puterman...I rank the volcanic theory in the top three.

Here are my guesses: (might as well have some fun)

1. The new, not yet documented subduction zone

It is, however, associated not with the Philippine Trench, which is the dominant tectonic feature along the eastern Philippine Islands, but with a much less prominent trench system in the Moro Gulf, North Celebes Sea, south of Mindanao. In this area most of the seismicity is at depths greater than 500 km, associated with the westward dipping Benioff zones of the Sangihe and Mindanao arc systems
(as presented by MoorFNZ)

2. The new volocano theory (I think slidingdoor original suggested this could be a new island trying to 'pop up' )

3. Same 'ole action on the ring of fire, with a twist. For some reason we are seeing movement MUCH deeper than typical, possibly indicating mechanics that are yet to be discovered or studied. Our earth is full of surprises.

4. A new trench opening up. (did Puterman suggest this?)

While the speculation is fun, we may never know. One thing I do believe though, is that you can't have that much energy released that deep into the earths mantle and NOT have some sort of reaction elsewhere.

Here is the latest list:


MAP 2.7 2010/07/24 16:33:21 32.220 -115.350 15.7 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 5.0 2010/07/24 15:17:49 -1.348 99.486 17.5 KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA
MAP 4.7 2010/07/24 14:59:22 0.903 99.537 35.0 NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
MAP 2.6 2010/07/24 14:52:25 61.343 -147.207 17.8 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 3.1 2010/07/24 14:05:05 59.734 -150.683 48.4 KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
MAP 3.2 2010/07/24 13:14:45 32.145 -115.391 20.6 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 2.5 2010/07/24 12:55:04 32.373 -115.540 4.0 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 4.8 2010/07/24 12:34:13 26.641 53.812 19.5 SOUTHERN IRAN
MAP 5.1 2010/07/24 11:56:26 6.567 123.649 610.7 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
MAP 4.7 2010/07/24 11:10:46 6.723 123.651 606.4 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
MAP 4.5 2010/07/24 10:30:08 -18.312 -177.798 579.3 FIJI REGION
MAP 5.0 2010/07/24 10:21:48 -4.280 148.235 78.0 BISMARCK SEA
MAP 4.7 2010/07/24 09:46:49 6.688 123.653 609.6 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
MAP 5.3 2010/07/24 07:55:42 -10.832 165.572 70.2 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
MAP 5.0 2010/07/24 07:46:23 -6.776 149.744 67.2 NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP 2.9 2010/07/24 06:41:15 32.576 -115.778 2.2 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 2.8 2010/07/24 06:03:03 32.152 -115.323 0.9 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 6.5 2010/07/24 05:35:02 6.226 123.522 555.3 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
MAP 2.6 2010/07/24 05:28:24 18.174 -67.448 14.3 MONA PASSAGE, PUERTO RICO
MAP 4.4 2010/07/24 05:01:38 6.886 123.853 597.5 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
MAP 3.1 2010/07/24 03:05:39 32.614 -115.692 11.3 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 3.9 2010/07/24 02:29:41 32.718 -115.987 3.2 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 5.4 2010/07/24 02:11:26 0.995 99.524 38.1 NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
MAP 5.3 2010/07/24 01:44:44 6.622 123.700 592.2 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
MAP 4.9 2010/07/24 00:50:14 6.565 123.642 581.5 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MAP 7.4 2010/07/23 23:15:09 6.749 123.268 616.7 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
MAP 7.6 2010/07/23 22:51:12 6.494 123.533 576.3 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


Oh, and TiggymcNab; you are absolutely right. It is not unusuall to have the depth/mag updated after the initiall, computerized post. What WAS weird with these, was the initiall, obvious confusion over depth/mag/event itself. It took quite some time and seven versions (reviews) to come up with the final tally. My guess is that it's because the events were so deep. To have that many 7+ quakes anywhere in that period of time is notable in itself. To have them all between 576 - 616 km deep is just unheard of.



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 06:14 PM
link   
It looks like Baja is back to being jumpy. Perhaps that is where the answering quake will be?



MAP 2.7 2010/07/24 23:01:33 32.261 -115.360 0.0 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 3.1 2010/07/24 22:13:44 32.178 -115.365 0.2 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 3.2 2010/07/24 21:03:51 32.033 -115.176 10.7 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 2.8 2010/07/24 20:23:15 32.230 -115.369 28.8 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 2.7 2010/07/24 19:42:26 32.219 -115.346 12.9 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 2.5 2010/07/24 18:54:52 32.860 -116.248 9.3 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 2.8 2010/07/24 18:15:24 32.179 -115.379 12.7 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 4.0 2010/07/24 18:05:24 32.218 -115.353 0.4 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 2.7 2010/07/24 16:33:20 32.220 -115.350 15.7 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 3.2 2010/07/24 13:14:45 32.145 -115.391 20.6 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 2.5 2010/07/24 12:55:03 32.373 -115.540 4.0 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 2.9 2010/07/24 06:41:15 32.576 -115.778 2.2 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 2.8 2010/07/24 06:03:03 32.152 -115.323 0.9 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 3.1 2010/07/24 03:05:38 32.614 -115.692 11.3 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 3.9 2010/07/24 02:29:40 32.718 -115.987 3.2 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 2.9 2010/07/23 21:23:23 32.596 -115.793 2.8 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 2.5 2010/07/23 19:33:05 32.304 -115.387 13.8 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 2.8 2010/07/23 18:08:18 32.793 -116.124 6.7 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 2.5 2010/07/23 13:56:07 32.036 -115.061 10.0 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 2.5 2010/07/23 12:54:39 32.114 -115.202 10.0 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 2.7 2010/07/23 12:32:53 32.694 -115.933 3.2 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 2.8 2010/07/23 01:33:03 32.113 -115.212 10.0 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO



new topics

top topics



 
31
<< 3  4  5    7 >>

log in

join