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Magnitude mb 5.9
Region SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA
Date time 2012-03-08 22:50:08.6 UTC
Location 39.41 N ; 81.40 E
Depth 40 km
Distances 573 km SE Almaty (pop 1,204,762 ; local time 04:50:08.6 2012-03-09)
217 km SE Aksu (pop 340,020 ; local time 06:50:08.6 2012-03-09)
287 km SW Kuche (pop 68,105 ; local time 06:50:08.6 2012-03-09)
Update 23:47 UTC : – The greater epicenter area is desert (see image below). Peak ground acceleration is the direct epicenter area is limited. Update 23:34 UTC : – The Chinese Seismological Agency (to be trusted) reports a Magnitude of 6.0 at a depth of 30 km, a little stronger than USGS. Update 23:30 UTC : – WAPMERR, the theoretical damage engine has calculated that this earthquake will normally not make victims. The max. injured is 0 to 10. Update 23:28 UTC : – USGS has calculated (theoretical engines) that 4,000 people will experience a strong shaking, 3,000 a moderate shaking and 508,000 people a light shaking. - Chinese houses are mostly build in brick and adobe and are very vulnerable for earthquake damage. Update 23:22 UTC : -Luckily the epicenter of this earthquake is located in an unpopulated area. GDACS gas calculated that only 3,523 people are living within a radius of 50 km. 7,224 people in a radius of 100 km and 581,583 people within a radius of 200 km. - Earthquake-Report.com estimates that only the people living within a radius of 50 km have a potential danger of damage. Update 23:18 UTC : – Earthquakes with this magnitude can be very dangerous in China.
The interval between events has been observed to vary from 200 to 800 years, so if the future is like the past, the event is likely to hit any time from now until 500 years from now.
Now, after 311 years without an earthquake, the odds are about 50% higher than the long-term average, about a 1 in 350 chance each year, or about a 15% chance every 50 years.
They rise to about twice the long term average and stay there even as late as twice the recurrence interval.
but earthquake odds do not skyrocket when fault are "10-months pregnant".
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Friday, March 09, 2012 at 07:09:54 UTC
Friday, March 09, 2012 at 06:09:54 PM at epicenter
36.8 km (22.9 miles)
60 km (38 miles) NE (39°) from Isangel, Vanuatu
206 km (128 miles) SE (137°) from PORT-VILA, Vanuatu
324 km (201 miles) NE (34°) from Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia
1934 km (1202 miles) ENE (65°) from Brisbane, Australia
horizontal +/- 14.8 km (9.2 miles); depth +/- 9.2 km (5.7 miles)
NST= 90, Nph= 91, Dmin=466.4 km, Rmss=0.94 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Originally posted by BobAthome
It has been predicted,
that a very large quake,
will occur in this region.
From "JERUSALEM POST". (03/08/2012 04:45).
"GII: 3.7 quake centered in Kinneret, Hula areas"
. . .
although that tremor did not register on the Richter scale.
In July, National Economic Council chair Professor Eugene Kandel said that Israel was not financially ready to cope with the aftermath of a large earthquake, Army Radio reported.
“I don’t recommend to anyone to rely on the government in such a scenario,” Kandel said."
date= 09-Mar-2012 07:09:53.0
lat= -19.12 lon= 169.58
Originally posted by MamaJ
Ok... here we are in March..almost the 11th and Japan looks like it is on shaky ground.. Can any handy dandy person pull up this time last year in Japan and post it for me? Please
It looks as if it is swarming ....but maybe just MAYBE I am a little on the paranoid side.edit on 9-3-2012 by MamaJ because: (no reason given)