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They're evacuating residents of Sumner
Originally posted by crazydaisy
reply to post by TrueAmerican
So these quakes could be foreshocks?
I was wondering about that when I
heard about the 6.0.
If another is forthcoming - any idea of
what to might expect in magnitude?
I consider these all aftershocks of the original 7.1, OK they are quite a few km away from the 7.1 but in my opinion the 7.1 activated a series of old faults running to the east, and all the events since Sept 3 are aftershocks, think like a zip opening up.
Originally posted by dreamfox1
The stress is spreading around the area .
21 minutes ago
DateTime: Friday December 23 2011, 10:51:55 UTC
Region: south of the Kermadec Islands
Depth: 8.9 km
Source: USGS Feed
TextMagnitude 4.9 Date-Time Friday, December 23, 2011 at 14:54:05 UTC Saturday, December 24, 2011 at 12:54:05 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 2.961°S, 148.279°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region ADMIRALTY ISLANDS REG., PAPUA NEW GUINEA Distances 153 km (95 miles) SE of Lorengau, Manus Island, PNG 283 km (175 miles) W of Kavieng, New Ireland, PNG 729 km (452 miles) N of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea 2762 km (1716 miles) NNW of BRISBANE, Queensland, Aus
Someone (Us?) needs to define seismic areas as these patently are NOT seismic areas but are just used for naming locations.