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The question is, do you still remember the conversation and why I have been watching for these. Cause if you did remember, you probably wouldn't be laughing, although you sense of humor is up and down all over the place!
net, mag, timeUTC, lat, long , depth, where
usgs - 5.4 mb, 2012/11/13 23:23:49, -21.042, -175.934, 27.1, TONGA
gfz- 5.4mb, 2012-11-13 23:23:48, -20.93, -175.78, 10, Tonga Islands
emsc - 5.4mb, 2012-11-13 23:23:46.0, -21.06 , 175.90, 10, TONGA
ras- 5.4mb, 2012-11-13 23:23:48.8, -21.36, -175.78, 33, Tonga Islands
ldeo- 5.6, Mw? 2012 11 13 23 23 52.0, -20.75, -175.75, 33.0, TONGA ISLANDS
usgs,2011-12-26 04:48:08, -16.154, -173.798, 6.0, 78.6, Tonga
usgs,2012-04-24 15:15:37, -24.207, -175.980, 5.6, 8.7, South Of Tonga
Magnitude M 6.2
Region OFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILE
Date time 2012-11-14 19:01:58.0 UTC
Location 29.08 S ; 71.92 W
Depth 2 km
Distances 502 km NW Santiago (pop 4,837,295 ; local time 16:01:58.0 2012-11-14)
126 km SW Vallenar (pop 44,895 ; local time 16:01:58.0 2012-11-14)
112 km NW La serena (pop 154,521 ; local time 16:01:58.0 2012-11-14)
68 km W Andacollo (pop 9,872 ; local time 16:01:58.0 2012-11-14)
A ''swarm'' of earthquakes rocked the East Cape last night, including one felt as far away as Wellington and Taranaki.
Between 8.15pm yesterday and 6.55am today, 15 quakes were recorded around the East Cape, many east of Tolaga Bay, Geonet duty seismologist Caroline Little said.
The largest, a 4.5 magnitude shake at 5.21am, east of Tolaga Bay, was felt in Lower Hutt and Taranaki, she said.
Among the 15 quakes was a light intensity 3.3 magnitude quake at 10.24pm last night, followed by a moderate intensity 3.6 quake at 4.40am today, both east of Tolaga Bay.
The cluster of quakes in the same subduction zone - especially those near Tolaga Bay - were described as a ''swarm'' of earthquakes.
It was impossible to say if more were coming, Little said.
There was no risk of tsunami as a result of the quakes.
I ask because while walking home from dropping my son off at school today, I saw the most unbelievable clouds. They were diamonds almost, with cross hatching in them, with the squares/diamonds all turned next to each other, like a fabric or even a tapestry.
The Chilean government has allowed 597 devices for detecting seismic events to sit in warehouses for the past 2 1/2 years, opposition lawmakers said Monday.
Chile, with 16.6 million people, is the world's most seismically active country, but lacks an adequate detection network.
Christian Democratic legislators Matias Walker and Ricardo Rincon said that they asked the Controller General's Office for a statement about the warehousing of 597 seismic detectors acquired toward the end of the 2006-2010 administration of President Michelle Bachelet.
Walker told reporters that the equipment can detect the location of earthquake epicenters and, thus, had it been installed, could have been able to provide warning about potential tsunamis along Chile's long coastline.
He added that the funds to purchase the 597 detectors were approved in the 2008 budget, and that amount was increased in subsequent years to $18 million, in total, so that the equipment could be installed throughout Chile.
He said that the system would have been allocated to the Seismological Service of the University of Chile although the Onemi emergency management agency had asked the government to be able to operate them, "but currently they are sitting in a warehouse."
Rincon said that the Controller General's Office should investigate the acquisition of the machines, given that their installation has been delayed by at least four years, which suggests that whenever they are actually put into operation they will already be obsolete.
The last big earthquake to hit Chile was a magnitude-8.8 monster that struck on Feb. 27, 2010.
The quake - and a subsequent tsunami - killed more than 500 people, left 800,000 with property damage and resulted in economic losses of $30 billion. EFE