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Quake Watch 2011

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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:26 AM

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:54 AM
Relatively quiet with medium and bigger (3 to 5) quakes.

I wonder: Is anybody else here keeping an eye on the Sun too?
Like this: updated every 15 minutes?
See also the sun is abnormally flat-line - like near dead!

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 10:29 AM
I'm hoping someone on here will know the answer to this.

In the film 2012, (yes , i have seen it.).. is there any scientific credence to the whole idea of the sun super heating the interior of the earth? So that the crust becomes less stable?

BTW, I don't subscribe to the 2012 nonsense..... just asking out of curiosity. And if it is possible, how would you measure something like this?

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 12:26 PM
reply to post by ATSecretAgent

good question...
wat if the sun sends out moore microwaves......any element related to the microwave freqency???????

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 12:37 PM

Originally posted by Aromaz
Relatively quiet with medium and bigger (3 to 5) quakes.

Depends where you are looking at, we had 10 Mag 3 quakes yesterday in NZ

Just so you know 3 to 5 is "minor" to "moderate", sometimes 3 is called "slight" as in the Mercalli scale

The descriptions vary a bit beyond 6.9 but this is the key I use for my maps
Less than 2.0 Micro About 8,000 per day globally
2.0–2.9 Very Minor About 1,000 per day globally
3.0–3.9 Minor 49,000 per year (est.)
4.0–4.9 Light . 6,200 per year (est.)
5.0–5.9 Moderate . 800 per year globally
6.0–6.9 Strong 120 per year globally
7.0–7.9 Very Strong 18 -25 per year globally
8.0–8.9 Major 1 per year globally
9.0–9.9 Great 1 per 20 years globally
10.0+ Massive Extremely rare (Unknown)

they are just a guide, a lot depnds on individual depths, look at Spain, you'd hardly call a 5.0-5.3 quake that destroys a entire town "moderate"

edit on 13-5-2011 by muzzy because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 04:05 PM
reply to post by Robin Marks

wondering then wat the effects will be on the real biggest volcano of europe... only 500 mtr's underwater near etna.. mnt marsili....the real danger !!!
if she goes .massiv tsunami's will destroy the coasts of italy and all other costs round her...

edit on 13-5-2011 by ressiv because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 06:05 PM

Friday, May 13, 2011 at 22:47:55 UTC
Friday, May 13, 2011 at 04:47:55 PM at epicenter
10.105°N, 84.261°W
70 km (43.5 miles)
25 km (16 miles) WNW (303°) from SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
126 km (78 miles) SSE (153°) from San Carlos, Nicaragua
137 km (85 miles) W (275°) from Limon, Costa Rica
Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 16.5 km (10.3 miles); depth +/- 8.8 km (5.5 miles)
NST=376, Nph=381, Dmin=20 km, Rmss=1.23 sec, Gp=115°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver
Event ID

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 06:36 PM
Thanks muzzy; the scale is good.

My interest in earthquakes is more from Astrophysics point, therefore Earth view is wide spectrum. With not-so-normal quakes I do take a more in depth look. Contrary to most, I do well believe the sun/cosmos is often responsible for much of the quakes and on this the little bits of data I have does point true North.

you are very possibly correct. The Sun's activity is stimulated by Cosmic activity. Then the Cosmos directly and via the Sun is cooking the Earth - microwave, neutron, neutrino, pressure.

Right now the solar is still flat-lining and 'one-blink-view' of earthquakes on the map also indicates more quakes but less moderate ones. When we come out of this planetary alignment, maybe early to mid June I think is where we are going to have jumping paw-paws (or is it coconuts)

Real scary thoughts from Dr. Patane linking Lorca with most volcanoes in the Med. The maths there does make me very happy to live in Thailand.

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 07:05 PM
I feel for the poor people of Sendai doesn't seem a moment goes bye without another quake but another 6.2 and close to the coast. It seems like for these people its never going to end

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 07:05 PM
reply to post by berkeleygal

Dammit I just finished updating my Global 5+ map too

and now this as well

Magnitude 6.2

Friday, May 13, 2011 at 23:35:53 UTC
Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 08:35:53 AM at epicenter

Location 37.383°N, 141.405°E
Depth 37.6 km (23.4 miles)

57 km (35 miles) NE (52°) from Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
91 km (57 miles) ESE (115°) from Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
107 km (66 miles) SSE (154°) from Sendai, Honshu, Japan
241 km (150 miles) NE (37°) from TOKYO, Japan

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.1 km (8.8 miles); depth +/- 7.4 km (4.6 miles)
Parameters NST=369, Nph=385, Dmin=300.6 km, Rmss=0.94 sec, Gp= 32°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver
Event ID usc0003etn

I need to get automated

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 07:39 PM
reply to post by MoorfNZ

Did you get a reply - does not look like it.

Software is the answer. Believe me if you could see the heap of s**t I have been ploughing through this evening you would seriously wonder how they work anything out at all. The s**t in question is programs for reading SEED, MSEED, SAC and other formats such as SEISAN. They are mostly all run in Unix or Linux, or on MACs. If you download one for Windows you have to find a compiler such as Watcom to compile it and believe me when I say I was using Watcom many many years ago. It has an interface from the days of Windows 98! and was born out of compilers even older than that.

You can put all sorts of divers switches on command lines to make it do various things, none of it standard as far as I can see. Expand that to the packages I just read up tonight about interfacing to seismometers and you find they are about the same. It is like a bunch of geeks playing with command line toys.

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 07:40 PM
reply to post by muzzy

I need to get automated

Patience, it is coming!!!

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 08:21 PM
reply to post by berkeleygal

Some serious EMSC/USGS differences here

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2011-05-13 22:47:55, 10.105, -84.261, 6.0, 70.0, Costa Rica USGS
2011-05-13 22:47:56, 10.090, -84.310, 5.4, 80.0, Costa Rica EMSV
2011-05-13 23:35:53, 37.383, 141.405, 6.2, 37.6, Nr. N. Coast Of Honshu. Japan USGS
2011-05-13 23:35:54, 37.630, 141.260, 5.6, 40.0, Nr. N. Coast Of Honshu Japan EMSC

Looking at the mags over distance for Costa Rica is quite interesting. The average of the magnitude tails away as it gets further way (makes sense) but there was one station at Mag 9.1 and one @ mag 3.6

The average of that lot is much closer to the EMSC estimate @ mag 5.58 (5.4 > 5.58 < 6.0)

Edit to add Japan quake

Interestingly again the average @ mag 5.649 is closer to EMSC. (5.6 > 5.649 < 6.2)

This definitely looks lower than a 6.0

edit on 13/5/2011 by PuterMan because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 10:35 PM
reply to post by PuterMan

Its the old Mw versus mb conflict again, USGS are saying in Mw, EMSC are in mb.
Had a look inside USGS data, those two quakes were both 5.6 mb

I'd stick to mb right across the board if it wasn't for the fact EMSC often just give Mw and offer no other types, but they do use mb in their phase data.

Something is being lost in the conversion, that makes the quakes sound bigger than they really were.

edit on 13-5-2011 by muzzy because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 14 2011 @ 12:58 AM
Guys and gals...
I have not heard of any reports of damage in Costa Rica.(San Jose).
Have any of you seen or have info of any reported damage?
I have friends there and have not been able to get in touch with them yet.


posted on May, 14 2011 @ 01:14 AM
reply to post by Zeptepi

Apparently their not allowed too put them on you tube ,, did i read that right??

posted on May, 14 2011 @ 01:38 AM
reply to post by Zeptepi

3 English sources - Xinhua, Associated Press and Agence France Presse :

The temblor, which lasted for more than one minute, was felt across Costa Rica's central region and caused panic in the local population, eyewitnesses told Xinhua.

The quake was felt strongly in San Jose but there were no immediate reports damage or injuries, said Juan de Dios Castillo, spokesman for Seismological and Volcanic Institute. He said there were reports of fallen objects but none of major damages to buildings.

The quake's epicenter was 17 miles (28 kilometers) northwest of San Jose, according to the geological survey. Castillo said it hit near Santiago de Puriscal, a province west of the capital. It struck about 4:48 p.m. local time (22:48 GMT) with a depth of about 44 miles (70 kilometers).

"It broke all the glasses in my bar," said an Argentine resident who lives on the sixth floor of a building in Escazu.

Residents in the area around the San Jose International Airport reported power outages that impacted traffic lights during the daily rush hour.

Cellphone service was disrupted in some areas, and some small landslides were reported on the road connecting the capital to the Pacific coast.

"It felt very strong. Some of the tiles on the houses in the condominium fell. People ran outside, frightened," said Carolina Diaz, a Chilean who lives in the center of the city.

Local media reported that the shock waves were felt along the country's Pacific coast, and less strongly on the Caribbean side of the country.

The quake occurred at a depth of 70 km (43.5 miles).

Juan Segura, the director of Costa Rica's Volcanology and Seismology Observatory, said it was caused by the impact of the Coco and Caribe plates.

posted on May, 14 2011 @ 01:45 AM
reply to post by jjjtir

Thanks a bunch!!
My friends live near the if they lost power that would explain why I can't get thru to them.

Thanks again...Hope everyone is OK

posted on May, 14 2011 @ 04:29 AM
reply to post by muzzy

The Tower Of Babel!

I am working on a conversion program to see if these can be evened out but you probably need the seismo data to get it accurate.

Well darn it, they changed things

I had just added this post and went back to look at my database and it had changed

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2011-05-13 22:47:53, 10.080, -84.300, 5.9, 52.0, Costa Rica EMSC
2011-05-13 22:47:55, 10.105, -84.261, 6.0, 70.0, Costa Rica USGS
2011-05-13 23:35:53, 37.383, 141.405, 6.2, 37.6, Nr. N. Coast Of Honshu. Japan USGS
2011-05-13 23:35:53, 37.410, 141.320, 6.2, 44.0, Nr. N. Coast Of Honshu Japan EMSC

As they say on ATS - "WTF"

When you look at the USGS data

13 MAY 2011 (133)

ot = 22:47:55.22 +/- 2.50 COSTA RICA
lat = 10.105 +/- 9.8
lon = -84.261 +/- 8.9 MAGNITUDE 6.0 (GS)
dep = 70.0 +/- 6.3

27 km (17 miles) NW of SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (pop 336,000)
64 km (40 miles) ENE of Puntarenas, Costa Rica (pop 36,000)
125 km (78 miles) SSE of San Carlos, Nicaragua (pop 13,000)
1785 km (1108 miles) SSW of Miami, Florida

nph = 344 of 361 se = 1.23 FE=078 A

error ellipse = (217.0, 10.0, 16.8;125.0, 8.0, 11.4;359.0, 76.0, 9.1)

mb = 5.6 (271) ML = 5.5 ( 4) mblg = 0.0 ( 0) md = 0.0 ( 0) MS = 0.0 ( 0)

They come up with this (BS) GS magnitude. Now EMSC are showing it as 5.9 Mb yet USGS are still showing it as 5.6 Mb as they originally had it. So now on Mb the two are apart from each other.

I would hate to put these "scientists" in charge of anything serious! In many ways it is a good job they have no control over earthquakes.

It gets better!

What EMSC have done is change to Mw. This does not come through on my database as I don't examine the magnitude type after it has been entered (note to self: fix this stupid)

For Costa Rica this is 5.9 Mw they are showing

Magnitude Mw 5.9
Date time 2011-05-13 22:47:53.0 UTC
Location 10.08 N ; 84.30 W
Depth 52 km
Distances 29 km NW San josé (pop 335,007 ; local time 16:47:53.2 2011-05-13)
8 km NE Grecia (pop 12,675 ; local time 16:47:53.2 2011-05-13)
3 km SE San juan (pop 7,729 ; local time 16:47:53.2 2011-05-13)

Same goes for Honshu.

Note that there is not one single entry in the Honshu listing for EMSC with an Mw magnitude type. They are all mb.

Obviously they got the message:

USGS: "Listen chaps you are showing the wrong values in the lists."
EMSC:"Non, ze list eet ees correct Monsieur!"
USGS:"Now look here, we run the seismology in the world and you are making us look bad."
EMSC:"And zis ees a problem Monsieur?"
USGS:"Darn right it is guys. We live in a democracy. Change it or we may have to show you democracy - from 30,000ft of course."
EMSC:"Feet? What er zees feet you speak off?"
USGS:"Listen dude, change change it and stop trying to be so goddam European."
EMSC:"But Monseiur, we ARE Ooropean."
USGS:"Stop being clever of we will place an embargo on McDonalds."
EMSC:"OK,OK. We change it."

edit on 14/5/2011 by PuterMan because: Edited to add more disinformation.

Add to say: They brought the Mw version in with a new earthquake ID which now means I have it twice. So far they have not deleted the old one in the KML listings. We shall see.

edit on 14/5/2011 by PuterMan because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 14 2011 @ 04:57 AM
3 quakes within 2 hours of each other
4.6 2011/05/14 08:45:54 41.667 20.881 13.8 MACEDONIA
5.2 2011/05/14 07:06:07 -20.181 168.438 66.1 LOYALTY ISLANDS
4.7 2011/05/14 07:02:16 37.573 142.566 61.8 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Could there be any kind of connection? Fore-shock?

New poster, active lurker
edit on 14-5-2011 by cosmo0207 because: to add and S&F

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