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Originally posted by PuterMan
reply to post by this_is_who_we_are
EMSC can be just as 'bad' as USGS so I would not make that assumption.
By the way, for all you who have not looked at my signature note that it says Useful Earthquake and Volcano links. This goes to my blog and there are many many pages of links. All the hard work of finding stuff has been done for you , and as I come across one I don't have it gets added so the site is always growing.
Meanwhile, on the Elenin thread, this link to Impact Earth was posted. Get little toy!
I put in the size of Comet Elenin if it was to hit which it won't almost certainly, it could create an impact that was a 9.7 Richter hit!
Magnitude 4.1 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)
Date-Time Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 17:05:17 UTC
Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 09:05:17 AM at epicenter
Location 58.493°N, 137.686°W
Depth 25 km (15.5 miles) set by location program
Region SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA
Distances 84 km (52 miles) WNW (293°) from Elfin Cove, AK
104 km (65 miles) NW (305°) from Pelican, AK
113 km (70 miles) W (275°) from Gustavus, AK
737 km (458 miles) ESE (109°) from Anchorage, AK
Location Uncertainty Error estimate not available
Parameters NST= 13, Nph= 13, Dmin=161.2 km, Rmss=2.19 sec, Gp=176°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=1
Source West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center/NOAA/NWS
Event ID at00li7ost
Underground quartz deposits worldwide may be behind earthquakes, mountain building and other continental tectonics, a discovery that may aid in predicting tremblers, according to a study released on Wednesday.