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Good thing that this is not a statistical measurement...otherwise we could cut that 7.1 in half!
One whole unit of magnitude represents approximately 32 times (actually 10**1.5 times) the energy, based on a long-standing empirical formula that says log(E) is proportional to 1.5M, where E is energy and M is magnitude. This means that a change of 0.1 in magnitude is about 1.4 times the energy release.
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
I don't see what a CME has to do with earthquakes, our magnetosphere blocks most of the radiation. i'd put my money on this thing people call "Nibiru" that NASA named Eris being the cause, depending on wether or not it has entered the solar system or not. The last time that thing would have been seen would have been during the biblical person known as "Joshua" (Yahshua's) time which was around the death of Moses.
The earth's crust is floating on top of the Mantle. The mantle is basically an ocean of molten rock. One thing is certain the earthquake activity seems to be picking up and the pattern usually runs from east to west and maybe due to the side of the earth closest to the sun being pulled by the gravity of the sun or moon and possible both.
Originally posted by descendedstar
Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
Thank you for your quick tsunami warning reply you just beat me to it ..
UPDATE from what i consider a reliable source Reuters
So far Reuters is stating everyone is safe with no damage being reported as of yet. God bless themedit on 9-3-2012 by descendedstar because: (no reason given)
SYDNEY | Thu Feb 2, 2012 9:38am EST
Is that site having issues with dates?
edit: my bad, didn't read carefully
Thursday, February 02, 2012 at 13:34:40 UTC
Friday, February 03, 2012 at 12:34:40 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
23.1 km (14.4 miles)
124 km (77 miles) W of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu
251 km (155 miles) S of Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
294 km (182 miles) NW of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu
1803 km (1120 miles) ENE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
horizontal +/- 13.8 km (8.6 miles); depth +/- 2.7 km (1.7 miles)
NST=551, Nph=561, Dmin=482 km, Rmss=1.23 sec, Gp= 14°,
M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=C
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Originally posted by grumpydaysleeper
I just saw that on the Live Earthquakes map and remembered the thread about an earthquake prediction within forty hours.
Any tsunami warning associated with the quake?
Originally posted by leira7
I believe there is a connection between solar flares and earthquakes. I bet if we did a survey of how many 6.0+ and over quakes happened after major solar flares, we might find a positive correlation.