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Magnitude 7.3 EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 11:21 PM
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Magnitude 7.3
Date-Time

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 05:04:56 UTC
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 03:04:56 PM at epicenter

Location 7.507°S, 146.791°E
Depth 115.1 km (71.5 miles)
Region EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances

87 km (54 miles) SSW (195°) from Lae, New Guinea, PNG
125 km (77 miles) ENE (65°) from Kerema, New Guinea, PNG
212 km (132 miles) NW (311°) from Popondetta, New Guinea, PNG
223 km (138 miles) NNW (348°) from PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.7 km (9.1 miles); depth +/- 8.9 km (5.5 miles)
Parameters NST= 99, Nph=100, Dmin=213.7 km, Rmss=0.91 sec, Gp= 40°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source

Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID usc00076e5

earthquake.usgs.gov...
edit on 13-12-2011 by lover088 because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 11:23 PM
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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 11:26 PM
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Quite Deep...Shouldnt be too outrageous..

ETA: No Tsunami warnings issued
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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 11:30 PM
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So am I crazy or is the amount of earthquakes increasing lately?



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 11:31 PM
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reply to post by Mkoll
 


Nope.

You just hear about them more because of the interwebz..

Along with them deploying more and more tech to survey earth quakes and such.

The world is much smaller than it was 200 years ago, or even 25 years ago.

~Keeper



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 11:33 PM
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Not an unusual event at this location.

neic.usgs.gov...



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 11:41 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by Mkoll
 


Nope.

You just hear about them more because of the interwebz..

Along with them deploying more and more tech to survey earth quakes and such.

The world is much smaller than it was 200 years ago, or even 25 years ago.

~Keeper


Yeah, I've noticed that is your stance with EVERY earthquake thread you reply to.

That one's only going to work for so long. Eventually you are going to have to find a new one.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 11:44 PM
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If one looks at the Earthquake history for PNG, they will find that it's one of the few areas in the world where BIG Earthquakes are almost routine and common place. It probably won't even make much of a mention in their local version of a newspaper. I know it's hard to imagine..but it is amazing what people can become accustomed to and this place is shaking like it's sitting on a giant vibrator or something. It has been for a long time now.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 11:45 PM
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Originally posted by Screwed

Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by Mkoll
 


Nope.

You just hear about them more because of the interwebz..

Along with them deploying more and more tech to survey earth quakes and such.

The world is much smaller than it was 200 years ago, or even 25 years ago.

~Keeper


Yeah, I've noticed that is your stance with EVERY earthquake thread you reply to.

That one's only going to work for so long. Eventually you are going to have to find a new one.



Why? He's right...



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 11:54 PM
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REVISED to 7.1



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 11:55 PM
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As long as it keeps being true, then no, I won't have to change my stance.

Here's something to ponder.

earthquake.usgs.gov...




Are Earthquakes Really on the Increase?

A partial explanation may lie in the fact that in the last twenty years, we have definitely had an increase in the number of earthquakes we have been able to locate each year. This is because of the tremendous increase in the number of seismograph stations in the world and the many improvements in global communications. In 1931, there were about 350 stations operating in the world; today, there are more than 8,000 stations and the data now comes in rapidly from these stations by electronic mail, internet and satellite.

This increase in the number of stations and the more timely receipt of data has allowed us and other seismological centers to locate earthquakes more rapidly and to locate many small earthquakes which were undetected in earlier years. The NEIC now locates about 20,000 earthquakes each year or approximately 50 per day. Also, because of the improvements in communications and the increased interest in the environment and natural disasters, the public now learns about more earthquakes.


~Keeper
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posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 12:03 AM
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posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 12:16 AM
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Looks like you win the debate.

Time is on my side and I am VERY patient.

P.S. I am saving YOUR response on my favorites list.
I will provide a link to it in the near future so we can all enjoy a good hearty laugh.


Sorry brother, but you may want to consider changing your stance now while there's still time.
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posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 01:00 AM
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Yeah but has the size of the Earthquakes themselves actually increased?

Someone teach me.



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 01:05 AM
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Originally posted by Realm52
Yeah but has the size of the Earthquakes themselves actually increased?

Someone teach me.

It's all very erratic imo. Some say we're due for a strong 7-8 soon, only time can tell really. I haven't noticed a sizeable uptick of larger quakes. If this was September I'd probably have a slightly different stance but things have died down a bit in terms of larger quakes.



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 01:37 AM
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Originally posted by murkraz

Originally posted by Realm52
Yeah but has the size of the Earthquakes themselves actually increased?

Someone teach me.

It's all very erratic imo. Some say we're due for a strong 7-8 soon, only time can tell really. I haven't noticed a sizeable uptick of larger quakes. If this was September I'd probably have a slightly different stance but things have died down a bit in terms of larger quakes.


Not only that but the quake monitoring that has been done is only recent (in geological terms) and a mere blip in the history of the world, so we can only see a trend for a very short time. In that time 1,000s more monitoring systems have been set up - some local some global - so any charts showing USGS data from 1900, for example, would also need to factor in the number of monitoring stations to be accurate. Would also need to take into account the type of equipment/locations for accuracy re mags.

In addition the world's population is constantly increasing and city populations denser and, as a result, death tolls are higher when in seismic areas.



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 04:40 PM
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I'm glad it was deep, a shallow quake of that magnitude would have been way worse. The area we all need to really worry about is Japan, by the sounds of it a big quake over there could really make things bad for all of us.




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