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Magnitude mb 5.2
Region SOUTHERN IRAN
Date time 2012-01-09 19:53:41.0 UTC
Location 27.24 N ; 55.63 E
Depth 40 km
Distances 61 km W Bandar-e 'abbas (pop 317,946 ; local time 23:23:41.7 2012-01-09)
65 km NW Qeshm (pop 16,691 ; local time 23:53:41.7 2012-01-09)
DELAWARE, Ohio — Most people likely had never heard of the Ohio Seismic Network or the state office over it, the Ohio Geological Survey.
Until New Year’s Eve, when a magnitude 4.0 quake shook Youngstown.
“All of a sudden, the Geological Survey has risen from a totally obscure agency to something where people know who we are,” said Michael Hansen, state seismologist.
Hansen pretty much is the seismic network. The part-time state employee keeps watch over 26 earthquake detectors with an annual budget of $20,000.
After the New Year’s Eve quake, his quiet office in a lab building near the city of Delaware has become the epicenter of an investigation into a string of earthquakes in the Youngstown area that’s drawn international attention.
Bloomberg reports on the news that integration of the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) onto the B-2 "Spirit" stealth bomber has finally been achieved. In fact the US airforce had revealed this at the end of September during a lengthy speech by a general, but nobody (except, perhaps, Iranian military intelligence) particularly noticed until now.
The MOP is a 14-tonne (15 short ton) pencil of heavy steel, containing a heavy explosive charge of 2.5 tonnes. Dropped from a B-2 cruising above 40,000 feet, it hurtles down to strike its target at supersonic speed, punching through many metres of hardened concrete or other overhead protection before exploding. It was specifically developed for the purpose of destroying WMD facilities at the behest of the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), tasked with keeping America safe from such things as foreign nukes.
Originally posted by research100
here's to 2012, hope it is a slow year for earthquakes! time will tell!
Originally posted by muzzy
just added another NZ graph to the end of QuakeWatch2011
*this is just a thumbnail to tease, the full size image is linked to on the 2011 Reply
Not sure if its the incomplete data for the last 2 months or what, but the graph shows an overall upward trend in the magnitudes of NZ earthquakes (less low 2's, more 3's and 4's) since the Sumner quake of July 13th.
Note this is ALL of New Zealand, not just Canterbury.
Monday, January 09, 2012 at 19:53:37 UTC
Monday, January 09, 2012 at 11:23:37 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
15 km (9.3 miles)
71 km (44 miles) WSW of Bandar `Abbas, Iran
87 km (54 miles) NE of Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran
113 km (70 miles) NW of Al Khasab, Oman
1036 km (643 miles) SSE of TEHRAN, Iran
horizontal +/- 15.5 km (9.6 miles); depth +/- 2.9 km (1.8 miles)
NST=106, Nph=107, Dmin=250.5 km, Rmss=0.91 sec, Gp= 68°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=9
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Magnitude 7.3 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 18:37:00 UTC
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 12:37:00 AM at epicenter
Location 2.286°N, 93.096°E
Depth 33 km (20.5 miles) set by location program
Region OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
435 km (270 miles) SW (215°) from Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
960 km (597 miles) W (265°) from KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
Location Uncertainty Error estimate not available
Parameters NST= 8, Nph=0, Dmin=0 km, Rmss=0 sec, Gp=166°,
M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=B
NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
Event ID pt12010000
WEIO23 PHEB 101845
TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1845Z 10 JAN 2012
THIS BULLETIN IS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.
... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...
THIS MESSAGE IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.
THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME - 1837Z 10 JAN 2012
COORDINATES - 2.3 NORTH 93.1 EAST
LOCATION - OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
MAGNITUDE - 7.3
A DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT DOES NOT EXIST BASED ON
HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.
HOWEVER - THERE IS A VERY SMALL POSSIBILITY OF A LOCAL TSUNAMI
THAT COULD AFFECT COASTS LOCATED USUALLY NO MORE THAN A HUNDRED
KILOMETERS FROM THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES IN THE
REGION NEAR THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE MADE AWARE OF THIS
THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY MAY ISSUE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
FOR THIS EVENT. IN THE CASE OF CONFLICTING INFORMATION...THE
MORE CONSERVATIVE INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED FOR SAFETY.
2012-01-10 18:37:01, 2.396, 93.175, 7.3, 29.1, Off W. Coast Of Northern Sumatra
2010-05-09 05:59:42, 3.747, 96.012, 7.2, 45.0, Northern Sumatra. Ind.
2010-04-06 22:15:02, 2.360, 97.131, 7.7, 31.0, Northern Sumatra. Ind.
2009-09-30 10:16:09, -0.725, 99.856, 7.6, 81.0, Southern Sumatra. Ind.