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Date-Time Tuesday, March 06, 2012 at 07:13:26 UTC Monday, March 05, 2012 at 10:13:26 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 44.095°N, 129.386°W
Depth 10.3 km (6.4 miles)
Region OFF THE COAST OF OREGON
Distances 424 km (263 miles) WNW of Coos Bay, Oregon 429 km (266 miles) W of Newport, Oregon 473 km (293 miles) WNW of Brookings, Oregon 514 km (319 miles) W of SALEM, Oregon
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 18.5 km (11.5 miles); depth +/- 2.9 km (1.8 miles) Parameters NST=167, Nph=177, Dmin=430.8 km, Rmss=1.41 sec, Gp= 94°, M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=5
Magnitude mb 5.3
Region SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Date time 2012-03-06 11:36:23.0 UTC
Location 0.80 S ; 100.10 E
Depth 100 km
Distances 32 km NW Padang (pop 840,352 ; local time 18:36:23.8 2012-03-06)
19 km S Padang pariaman (pop 92,183 ; local time 18:36:23.8 2012-03-06)
tA moderately strong earthquake cracked buildings and knocked televisions and glassware from tables Tuesday in a central Philippine province, injuring at least 10 people and sending others rushing outside in panic, officials said.
The quake came a month after 58 people died in a quake on another Philippine island. Renato Solidum of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 struck Tuesday morning and was centered at sea just two miles (three kilometers) north of Masbate City on the island province of Masbate.
The quake, which was caused by movement in a local fault, was felt in nearby provinces. Masbate City Mayor Socrates Tuason told The Associated Press by telephone that there were no reports of major damage, and power and communications were not affected by the temblor in his hillside city of 90,000 people. But the quake caused an abandoned three-story building to collapse and shattered glass windows in houses and other buildings, at least two of which were cleared of people and cordoned off by police while government engineers checked their stability.
Large numbers of people rushed out of homes, offices, hospitals and schools and stayed in the streets as a number of aftershocks rattled nerves after the quake. Several restaurants, shops and banks also had visible cracks and did not open Tuesday, officials said. At least 10 people were slightly injured by falling objects and collapsing walls, officials said. "I was having breakfast with my wife when everything started to shake. The TV set and glasses fell off the table," Tuason said. "When I got out, I saw all the people in the community were on the streets." Disaster-response and first aid teams were deployed across the city, Tuason said. Classes in all schools were suspended as buildings were checked for damage, he said, adding that he had called an emergency meeting to deal with any contingency. Officials of Masbate, about 220 miles (350 kilometers) southeast of Manila, led earthquake drills in schools and offices just last week after a magnitude-6.9 quake left 58 people dead, 60 others missing and displaced more than 200,000 on nearby Negros island on Feb. 6. Leo Jasareno, who heads a government agency that produces hazard maps for communities, said Tuesday's earthquake should serve as the latest warning for thousands of people to stop ignoring advice to immediately evacuate from more than 7,000 mountain villages nationwide that are prone to landslides set off by earthquakes or storms.
Several residential areas also dangerously sit on and near active fault zones, including in metropolitan Manila, but people have ignored the risks, officials said. The Philippines is in the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire," where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common. The damage and casualties are compounded by poor construction in violation of building codes in the impoverished nation.
Originally posted by Olivine
reply to post by MamaJ
Here is my $.02, FWIW.
I think there is certainly magma moving at depth under parts for the PNW. Under places like Mt. Rainier, Mt. Shasta, and Lassen Peak--something is causing the fumaroles, hot springs and mud pots--hot molten rock..
But a lot of that hot rock is cooling into granitic plutons in the crust, before making it to the surface as a volcanic eruption. In the future, erosion may expose that cooled, frozen magma, but it will be thousands of years after we are gone.
Magnitude mb 5.0
Region KURIL ISLANDS
Date time 2012-03-06 22:33:18.0 UTC
Location 47.21 N ; 154.14 E
Depth 40 km
Distances 721 km SW Petropavlovsk-kamchatskiy (pop 187,282 ; local time 10:33:18.8 2012-03-07)
725 km SW Mokhovaya, petropavlovsk-kamch (pop 22,815 ; local time 10:33:18.8 2012-03-07)
412 km S Severo-kurilsk (pop 2,286 ; local time 09:33:18.8 2012-03-07)
Puterman, trueamerican.... You may have addressed this, so my apologies...but what are your thoughts on the theory of the seemingly endless CME's causing the quakes of late?
Date-Time Wednesday, March 07, 2012 at 12:00:45 UTC Wednesday, March 07, 2012 at 09:00:45 PM at epicenter
Location 2.762°S, 138.871°E
Depth 43.8 km (27.2 miles)
Region PAPUA, INDONESIA
Distances 205 km (127 miles) W (263°) from Jayapura, Irian Jaya, Indonesia 268 km (167 miles) W (268°) from Vanimo, New Guinea, PNG 306 km (190 miles) ENE (68°) from Enarotali, Irian Jaya, Indonesia 1184 km (736 miles) NW (308°) from PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 17.1 km (10.6 miles); depth +/- 8.3 km (5.2 miles)
Parameters NST=131, Nph=137, Dmin=736.9 km, Rmss=0.87 sec, Gp= 65°, M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=5
Magnitude mb 5.6
Region SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
Date time 2012-03-07 12:02:53.2 UTC
Location 57.90 S ; 25.44 W
Depth 63 km
Distances 3116 km SE Comodoro rivadavia (pop 140,850 ; local time 09:02:53.2 2012-03-07)
2841 km SE Río gallegos (pop 85,700 ; local time 09:02:53.2 2012-03-07)
2162 km SE Port stanley (pop 2,213 ; local time 09:02:53.2 2012-03-07)
However it is noteworthy that earthquakes already picked up in number (particular 4.5+) and energy over this past week
Magnitude mb 5.0
Date time 2012-03-07 13:56:00.3 UTC
Location 19.43 S ; 168.15 E
Depth 4 km
Distances 1781 km NE Brisbane (pop 1,843,392 ; local time 23:56:00.3 2012-03-07)
1092 km W Suva (pop 199,455 ; local time 01:56:00.3 2012-03-08)
189 km S Vila (pop 35,901 ; local time 00:56:00.3 2012-03-08)
119 km W Isangel (pop 1,437 ; local time 00:56:00.3 2012-03-08)