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Quake Watch 2012

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posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 09:02 PM
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Is the current eq activity in the central mid Atlantic range common to happen in a row like they have in the last day?

neic.usgs.gov...

Thanks
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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 01:05 AM
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West of Ahar, Azarbaijan Sharghi Province, Iran, 2 x 6.1mb
there is an error in the data (but its not fatal)

one of my readers pointed out that the aftershocks were not in chronological order.
I couldn't figure it out until I looked back at the Iranian source.
They have Local time then UTC time both listed in seperate columns, but the Date column (which is seperate again) is not adjusted on the conversion to UTC , so because Local time is 4.5 hours ahead of UTC the last 4.5 hours of Local time for the day falls into the next Day UTC.
The Iranians haven't done this.


I've gone back and fixed it, and also reset the events in descending order from the first Main shock.
and
a *NEW* feature, on each pop up tag the elapsed time since the main shock is given





Last remaining question though;
Iran has 2 x 6.1 quakes

GCMT has 6.5 and 6.3
USGS has 6.2 and 6.3

so which one is the Main shock?



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 02:15 PM
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more on post by muzzy
 


I've teamed up with earthquakereeportdotcom

still negotiating over icon color/magnitude, they want different colours than what I have been using for 3 years

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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 03:06 PM
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USGS updated Iran's magnitudes

1st 6.4 earthquake.usgs.gov...

2nd 6.3 earthquake.usgs.gov...



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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5.0 mb - TAIWAN
Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude
5.0 mb
Date-Time
• 17 Aug 2012 20:20:01 UTC
• 18 Aug 2012 04:20:01 near epicenter
• 17 Aug 2012 15:20:01 standard time in your timezone
Location
23.320N 121.536E
Depth
22 km
Distances
• 72 km (45 miles) S (184 degrees) of Hua-lien, Taiwan
• 77 km (48 miles) NNE (29 degrees) of T'ai-tung, Taiwan
• 116 km (72 miles) ESE (107 degrees) of Chia-i, Taiwan
• 970 km (602 miles) N (3 degrees) of MANILA, Philippines
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 9.0 km; Vertical 6.3 km
Parameters
Nph = 190; Dmin = 25.9 km; Rmss = 0.78 seconds; Gp = 22°
M-type = mb; Version = 6
Event ID
us c000c28j

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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 05:21 PM
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Magnitude: 5
DateTime: Friday August 17 2012, 21:27:54 UTC
Region: northern East Pacific Rise
Depth: 10.1 km
Location 8.415°N, 102.981°W
Source: USGS Feed
Depth: 10 km
Source: CSEM-EMSC Feed

quakes.globalincidentmap.com...

earthquake.usgs.gov...
edit on 7/30/2012 by dreamfox1 because: Location 8.415°N, 102.981°W

edit on 7/30/2012 by dreamfox1 because: Depth: 10 km Source: CSEM-EMSC Feed



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 05:33 PM
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I don't remember seeing so many quakes on the entire rise....interesting , to me at least!



posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 01:56 AM
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Someone please explain this?
5.3 34km WSW of Ahar, Iran 2012-08-15 17:49:06 38.403°N 46.687°E 10.0
4.1 36km SW of Ahar, Iran 2012-08-14 15:48:21 38.275°N 46.745°E 10.0
5.1 31km WSW of Ahar, Iran 2012-08-14 14:02:25 38.351°N 46.749°E 10.0
4.1 33km S of Ahar, Iran 2012-08-13 08:16:51 38.184°N 46.996°E 9.9
4.4 29km NW of Ahar, Iran 2012-08-12 06:40:48 38.651°N 46.821°E 9.7
4.0 28km SSW of Ahar, Iran 2012-08-12 04:25:22 38.233°N 46.991°E 5.2
5.1 31km WSW of Ahar, Iran 2012-08-11 22:24:03 38.399°N 46.720°E 9.7
4.7 28km SW of Ahar, Iran 2012-08-11 19:52:45 38.262°N 46.886°E 10.0
4.7 30km SW of Ahar, Iran 2012-08-11 15:21:15 38.315°N 46.793°E 10.0
4.8 32km WSW of Ahar, Iran 2012-08-11 13:14:06 38.359°N 46.725°E 10.0
4.4 16km NNW of Ahar, Iran 2012-08-11 13:05:55 38.606°N 46.986°E 10.0
4.8 40km SW of Ahar, Iran 2012-08-11 12:49:17 38.209°N 46.756°E 10.0
6.3 32km WSW of Ahar, Iran 2012-08-11 12:34:35 38.324°N 46.759°E 9.8
4.9 25km W of Ahar, Iran
These just appeared at the top of the list on USGS real time and kept going....now they're gone?
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posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 02:31 AM
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Look at the dates,webpage glitch.



posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 04:56 AM
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Centroid tensor = 6.3 Mw, down from 6.6 earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2012/usc000c2hh/neic_c000c2hh_cmt.php

current at 1145 GMT 1245 BST
earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000c2hh.php

Earthquake Details

* This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude 6.3
Date-Time

* Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 09:41:54 UTC
* Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 05:41:54 PM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 1.343°S, 120.103°E
Depth 19.9 km (12.4 miles)
Region SULAWESI, INDONESIA
Distances 56 km (34 miles) SSE of Palu, Indonesia
72 km (44 miles) W of Poso, Indonesia
180 km (111 miles) N of Rantepao, Indonesia
199 km (123 miles) NE of Mamuju, Indonesia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 11.6 km (7.2 miles); depth +/- 2.6 km (1.6 miles)
Parameters NST=299, Nph=304, Dmin=299.4 km, Rmss=1.21 sec, Gp= 14°,
M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=C
Source

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

Event ID usc000c2hh

 

geofon.gfz-potsdam.de/eqinfo/event.php?id=gfz2012qeyx

F-E Region: Sulawesi, Indonesia
Time: 2012-08-18 09:41:54.0 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Epicenter: 120.12°E 1.31°S
Depth: 10 km
Status: A - automatic


earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/pt12231000.php

Magnitude 6.6 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)
Date-Time

* Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 09:41:53 UTC
* Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 05:41:53 PM at epicenter

Location 1.219°S, 120.095°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region SULAWESI, INDONESIA
Distances

* 44 km (27 miles) SE (144°) from Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia
* 363 km (225 miles) E (89°) from Balikpapan, Kalimantan, Indonesia
* 386 km (240 miles) WSW (239°) from Gorontalo, Sulawesi, Indonesia
* 890 km (553 miles) SE (140°) from BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei

Location Uncertainty Error estimate not available
Parameters NST= 9, Nph=0, Dmin=0 km, Rmss=0 sec, Gp= 86°,
M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=B
Source

* NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Event ID pt12231000


earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000c2hh.php

* This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude 6.6
Date-Time

* Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 09:41:54 UTC
* Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 05:41:54 PM at epicenter

Location 1.346°S, 120.104°E
Depth 20.2 km (12.6 miles)
Region SULAWESI, INDONESIA
Distances

* 56 km (35 miles) SSE (152°) from Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia
* 364 km (226 miles) E (92°) from Balikpapan, Kalimantan, Indonesia
* 393 km (244 miles) WSW (238°) from Gorontalo, Sulawesi, Indonesia
* 902 km (560 miles) SE (141°) from BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13 km (8.1 miles); depth +/- 7.8 km (4.8 miles)
Parameters NST=178, Nph=180, Dmin=298.3 km, Rmss=1.6 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
Source

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

Event ID usc000c2hh


www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=282122

Magnitude mb 6.0
Region SULAWESI, INDONESIA
Date time 2012-08-18 09:41:53.0 UTC
Location 1.33 S ; 120.15 E
Depth 12 km
Distances 432 km N Makasar (pop 1,321,717 ; local time 17:41:53.6 2012-08-18)
68 km W Poso (pop 47,110 ; local time 17:41:53.6 2012-08-18)
59 km SE Palu (pop 282,431 ; local time 17:41:53.6 2012-08-18)

Source parameters not yet reviewed by a seismologist

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posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 05:15 AM
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Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes near Palu in Indonesia-USGS

www.trust.org/alertnet/news/magnitude-66-earthquake-strikes-near-palu-in-indonesia-usgs/


Sat, 18 Aug 2012 09:59 GMT

Source: reuters // Reuters

SINGAPORE, Aug 18 (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck 35 miles southeast of Palu on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said.

The quake was originally reported by the USGS as a magnitude of 6.5. The depth was reported at 12.5 miles.

The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a destructive tsunami was not generated by the earthquake and that the Japan Meteorological Agency may issue additional information on the quake.

(Reporting by Ed Lane)


6.6 quake hits northern Indonesian island

August 18, 2012 06:15 AM EST - AP

www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120818/as-indonesia-earthquake/

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A strong earthquake of 6.6 has rocked a north Indonesian island. No tsunami warning has been issued and there are no immediate reports of damages or casualties.

The U.S. Geological Survey says Saturday's quake struck 56 kilometers (35 miles) south-east of Palu city on Sulawesi Island at a depth of 20.2 kilometers (12.6 miles). It hit at 17:41 local time (0941 GMT).

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because it is in the Pacific Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanos and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.

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posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 05:23 AM
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Fairly common, I wouldn't worry about it.



posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 05:59 AM
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6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's Sulawesi: USGS - Agence France-Presse

AFP
Saturday, Aug 18, 2012

www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120818-366239.html

PALU, Indonesia - A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's central Sulawesi province on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, sending terrified residents fleeing into the streets.

The quake struck on land 56 kilometres (35 miles) southeast of the city of Palu at around 5:40 pm (0940 GMT) at a depth of 20 kilometres (12 miles).

Panicked residents in Palu ran from their homes as the ground shook violently for a few seconds, an AFP reporter said.

"We've received no reports of damage or casualties... We'll continue monitoring," Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency technical chief Suharjono, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, told AFP.

The Indonesian agency earlier reported the quake's magnitude at 6.2 at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), with its epicentre in the populated mountainous district of Parigi Moutong.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where continental plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.



posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 06:34 AM
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Scores of Houses Damaged by Strong Quake in Eastern Indonesia

2012-08-18 19:05:15 Xinhua Web Editor: Li

english.cri.cn/6966/2012/08/18/3141s717834.htm

A number of houses in Sigi district and Parigi Mauntong district were damaged after a 6.2- magnitude shallow quake jolted Central Sulawesi of Indonesia on Saturday, local official said.

"The reports I got say that many houses in Sigi district and Parigi Mountong district have been damaged, but we still do not know the exact figure yet," Holi Setiawan, head of the Emergency Unit of the Disaster Management and Mitigation Agency in Central Sulawesi told Xinhua over phone from there.

Identification of the impact of the quake was underway, he said.

The quake struck at 16:41 p.m. Jakarta time (0941 GMT) with the epicenter at 27 km southwest Parigi Mountong of Central Sulawesi and with the depth at 10 km under land, an official of the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency told Xinhua.

The intensity of the quake was felt at 3 to 4 MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) in Palu town of Central Sulawesi, the official said.

The USGS said the quake was 6.6-magnitude. Indonesia is vulnerable on earthquake as it sits on quake-hit zone, the so called "the Pacific Ring of Fire."


Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes Indonesia, causes no damage
Reuters – 8 mins ago

news.yahoo.com/magnitude-6-6-earthquake-strikes-near-palu-indonesia-100408627.html

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck 35 miles southeast of Palu on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Saturday rattling crockery as people were breaking the Ramadan fast but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, authorities said.

The quake was originally reported by the USGS as a magnitude of 6.5. The depth was reported at 12.5 miles.

"The quake was felt strongly for 15 seconds in Palu as people were breaking the fast," said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency.

The quake has no tsunami potential and no damage is reported, said Subagiyo, an earthquake center official in the capital Jakarta.

The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a destructive tsunami was not generated by the earthquake and that the Japan Meteorological Agency may issue additional information on the quake.

(Reporting by Ed Lane and Olivia Rondonuwu in Jakarta; Editing by Matthew Bigg)



posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 07:39 AM
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Four seriously injured, scores of houses damaged after strong quake in Indonesia
English.news.cn 2012-08-18 20:13:40

news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-08/18/c_131793914.htm

JAKARTA, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Four people were seriously wounded and a number of houses were damaged in Sigi and Parigi Mountong districts after a 6.2-magnitude shallow quake jolted Central Sulawesi of Indonesia on Saturday, local official said.

The victims of the quake were hit by the debris of building in Sigi district and now they were on the way to a nearby hospital for medical treatment, Holi Setiawan, head of the Emergency Unit of Disaster of the Management and Mitigation Agency in Central Sulawesi said.

"The four people suffer from very serious wounds after they were hit by the debris," he told Xinhua over phone from Central Sulawesi.

"The reports I have got says that many houses in Sigi district and Parigi Mountong district have been damaged, but we still do not know the exact figure yet," Setiawan said.

Identification of the impact of the quake was underway, he said.

The quake struck at 16: 41 p.m. Jakarta time (0941 GMT) with epicenter at 27 km southwest Parigi Mountong of Central Sulawesi and with the depth at 10 km under land, an official of the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency told Xinhua by phone.

The intensity of the quake was felt at 3 to 4 MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) in Palu town of Central Sulawesi, the official said. The USGS said the quake was 6.3- magnitude. Indonesia is vulnerable of earthquake as it sits on quake-hit zone, the so called "the Pacific Ring of Fire."

Editor: Yang Lina



posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 07:55 AM
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Updated: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 12:38:50 GMT | By Agence France-Presse
6.3-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's Sulawesi: USGS

news.malaysia.msn.com/regional/63-magnitude-quake-hits-indonesias-sulawesi-usgs-2

A powerful 6.3-magnitude quake shook Indonesia's central Sulawesi province on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, sending terrified residents fleeing into the streets.

The quake struck on land 56 kilometres (35 miles) southeast of the city of Palu at around 5:40 pm (0940 GMT) at a depth of 20 kilometres.

Residents near the epicentre in central Sulawesi districts of Parigi Moutong and Sigi reported around 15 seconds of violent shaking, with panicked residents running from their homes.

Herlina, a receptionist at the Tunas Harapan Hotel in the town of Parigi, told AFP the shaking sent guests running into the street.

"Everyone was scared... but everything's fine now. There was no damage to the hotel and I haven't seen any damage on the street," said Herlina, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.

The tremor was also felt in the provincial capital Palu, an AFP reporter said.

"We are sending a team into the (interiors) to see if there is any damage or casualties there," said Ramli Borman, head of the Parigi Moutong Disaster Mitigation Agency.

USGS initially reported the quake's magnitude at 6.6, while Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency measured it at 6.2.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where continental plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.



posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 08:19 AM
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Magnitude-6.3 quake hits northern Indonesian island; no tsunami warning, at least 2 injured

* Article by: Associated Press
* Updated: August 18, 2012 - 8:13 AM

www.startribune.com/world/166634476.html

JAKARTA, Indonesia - An earthquake registering magnitude 6.3 rocked a northern Indonesian island on Saturday as residents were ending their fast on the final day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, officials said. There were reports of at least two injuries but no tsunami warning was issued.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the late-afternoon quake struck 56 kilometers (35 miles) southeast of Palu city on Sulawesi Island at a depth of 19.9 kilometers (12.4 miles).

Sudirman, an officer at the Disaster Management Agency who uses one name, said there were reports from the province that at least two people were injured by falling debris and of damage to houses in Parigi Mountong, the district closest to the epicenter.

He said the full extent of the injuries and damage was not yet known.

The earthquake struck as people in the province were ending their fast on the last day of Ramadan, causing many to rush out into the streets in panic, local news reports said.

The USGS initially measured the quake at magnitude 6.6 but later adjusted it to 6.3.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because it is in the Pacific Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanos and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.

A giant quake off the country on Dec. 26, 2004, triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean that killed 230,000 people, half of them in Indonesia's westernmost province of Aceh.



posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 01:24 PM
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Ring of Fire is active today

Earthquake Details

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude
5.9
Date-Time
Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 17:45:02 UTC
Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 06:45:02 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
15.582°S, 173.095°W
Depth
9.7 km (6.0 miles)
Region
TONGA
Distances
80 km (49 miles) ENE of Hihifo, Tonga
240 km (149 miles) SW of Apia, Samoa
290 km (180 miles) WSW of Tafuna, American Samoa
295 km (183 miles) WSW of Pago Pago, American Samoa
Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 18.5 km (11.5 miles); depth +/- 4 km (2.5 miles)
Parameters
NST=289, Nph=289, Dmin=233.8 km, Rmss=0.67 sec, Gp= 47°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Source
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID
usc000c2np

Info

Earthquake Details

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude
5.9
Date-Time
Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 15:31:44 UTC
Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 12:31:44 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
2.604°N, 128.695°E
Depth
46.7 km (29.0 miles)
Region
HALMAHERA, INDONESIA
Distances
248 km (154 miles) NE (36°) from Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia
445 km (277 miles) ENE (74°) from Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia
478 km (297 miles) NW (323°) from Sorong, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
833 km (518 miles) SW (231°) from KOROR, Palau
Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 14.5 km (9.0 miles); depth +/- 9.8 km (6.1 miles)
Parameters
NST=139, Nph=139, Dmin=250.5 km, Rmss=1.03 sec, Gp= 50°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID
usc000c2lt

Info



posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 01:44 PM
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whats wrong with the dates?
I haven't got time to cross reference USGS with IISSE (the Iranian earthquake network) but those items look OK, USGS seem to have overestimated some of the quakes sizes.starting at the bottom of that list the 4.9 is the one between the two 6's , the 6.3 is the 2nd 6.
Iran is not one of those places where USGS (or the US for that matter) has people on the ground
, so take the data with a grain of salt. (ie ignore it)



posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 01:47 PM
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How is it that when I put a post on ATS it immediately shows "posted 5 minutes ago"?
no wonder the 4 hours for editing a post runs out prematurely at 2 hours




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