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Back to back quakes near Iceland

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posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 08:00 PM
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Back to back 5.0 then a 5.6 near Iceland. Not seeing much recent activity in this area. Is something heating up?



Earthquake Details

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude
5.0
Date-Time
Thursday, October 06, 2011 at 00:03:04 UTC
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 at 10:03:04 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
57.929°N, 32.363°W
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
REYKJANES RIDGE
Distances
836 km (519 miles) ESE of Qaqortoq (Julianehab), Greenland
890 km (553 miles) SW of REYKJAVIK, Iceland
898 km (557 miles) SSE of Tasiilaq (Angmagssalik), Greenland
1783 km (1107 miles) NE of SAINT JOHN'S, Nfld. and Labrador, Canada
Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 17.6 km (10.9 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles)
Parameters
NST=211, Nph=213, Dmin=961.8 km, Rmss=1.23 sec, Gp= 65°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=5
Source
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID
usc000658d

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Earthquake Details

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude
5.6
Date-Time
Thursday, October 06, 2011 at 00:39:33 UTC
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 at 10:39:33 PM at epicenter
Location
57.884°N, 32.563°W
Depth
10.2 km (6.3 miles)
Region
REYKJANES RIDGE
Distances
898 km (558 miles) SW (224°) from REYKJAVIK, Iceland
Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 15.7 km (9.8 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles)
Parameters
NST=345, Nph=347, Dmin=972.9 km, Rmss=0.87 sec, Gp= 43°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID
usc000658y

USGS N. America map
edit on 5-10-2011 by kalunom because: (no reason given)

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posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 08:20 PM
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I have been watching the earthquake activity on the live earthquakes map (globalincident.com), and things have definitely been heating up. The earthquakes you mention are in an area that hasn't had much activity at all. Wonder if this is a harbinger to a possible volcano eruption in Iceland...?

The Ring of Fire in the Pacific region is also quite active lately. Honshu, Japan has been getting quakes of at least 4.0 or greater every day for several weeks already. California has been shaking with little quakes like it has palsy. There has been several earthquakes just north of Little Rock, Arkansas as well.

I'm not a seismologist, but yesterday there were quite a few quakes over 4.0. Not sure what this means, but it makes for interesting study.



posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 08:20 PM
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I follow the latest earthquakes also and Iceland is a quiet area. Did a quick google and found that the last large quake was in 2000 according to this site:

askville.amazon.com...

The 6.1 magnitude tremblor struck about 3:46 p.m. (11:46 a.m. ET), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Its epicenter was about 50 km (31 miles) east-southeast of the capital, Reykjavik, and was about 10 km (6.2 miles) below the Earth's surface.



posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 08:28 PM
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there have been four quakes now...
all in almost exactly the same location.
...something worth watching, perhaps.


with that said though...
Japan hasn't stopped shaking since the tsunami. They have multiple earthquakes daily between 4.5 and 6... and nobody seems to bat an eyelid anymore. What's with that?



posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 08:58 PM
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the world is gonna end in a couple of weeks,.
I dunno,. the October 11th or the 19th, or the 28th
something like that,. it relates to the recent uptic in activity globally...



posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 09:00 PM
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I have been watching and the intensity has increased this round.
I have my fingers crossed that there will be no more major stuff.
It could be volcanic activity at that depth it was felt i believe.
scienceblogs.com... ge.php
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