8.9 (updated 8.7) QUAKE off the coast of Sumatra! Oh my......

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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:46 AM
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There have already been 18, 6.0 or higher magnitude earthquakes since the new year started. That seems rather high to me. Maybe it just seems high because of better monitering and instant news reporting. For me it just seems like a lot more Big quakes and extreme weather are happening all over the globe.

Magnitude 8.2 OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA April 11, 2012
Magnitude 8.6 OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA April 11, 2012
Magnitude 7.1 MAULE, CHILE March 25, 2012
Magnitude 6.6 NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA March 21, 2012
Magnitude 7.4 OAXACA, MEXICO March 20, 2012
Magnitude 6.9 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN March 14, 2012
Magnitude 6.7 VANUATU March 09, 2012
Magnitude 4.0 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA March 05, 2012
Magnitude 6.6 SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS March 03, 2012
Magnitude 6.7 SOUTHWESTERN SIBERIA, RUSSIA February 26, 2012
Magnitude 6.0 OFF THE COAST OF OREGON February 15, 2012
Magnitude 6.4 SOLOMON ISLANDS February 14, 2012
Magnitude 5.6 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA February 13, 2012
Magnitude 6.7 NEGROS - CEBU REGION, PHILIPPINES February 06, 2012
Magnitude 7.1 VANUATU February 02, 2012
Magnitude 6.3 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU January 30, 2012
Magnitude 6.6 SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS January 15, 2012
Magnitude 7.2 OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA January 10, 2012
Magnitude 6.6 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS January 09, 2012
Magnitude 6.8 IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION January 01, 2012

earthquake.usgs.gov...




posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:47 AM
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Thanks. I was sure i heard reports of 8+ aftershocks though...




posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:47 AM
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I imagine there are some very frieghtend people ATM I hope they are all safe and well



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:48 AM
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Originally posted by daaskapital

Originally posted by GLontra

Originally posted by kennvideo

Originally posted by GLontra
Well, earthquakes above 8.0 usually only happen once per year.

I think now we're safe for the rest of the year of 2012.

If another quake above 8.0 happens in the next months, that will be definetely NOT normal.


Descriptor Magnitude Average Annually
Great 8 and higher 1
Major 7 - 7.9 18
Strong 6 - 6.9 120
Moderate 5 - 5.9 800
Light 4 - 4.9 6,200 (estimated)
Minor 3 - 3.9 49,000 (estimated)
Magnitude 2 - 3: about 1,000 per day
Magnitude 1 - 2: about 8,000 per day

www.earthquake.ethz.ch...
edit on 11-4-2012 by kennvideo because: (no reason given)



Thank you for confirming what I said.

Right at the side of "Great 8 and higher " I'm seeing the number 1 (one).

Just like I said...


Arrogant much...


This person was not arrogant... just correct...



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:49 AM
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Originally posted by Militarywarfare
First wave expected to hit coast at 5.21 pm!!!!!!!!!!!


5:21pm who's time..
my, hope everyone has time to get out of the way of this...



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:49 AM
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Yeah I don't buy the "better monitoring" argument when it comes to 7+ quakes. So we couldn't detect a 7+ before?

There has been an upward trend in 7+ EQs in the past few years ...



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:50 AM
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its official...no tsunami watch anymore...

see: ptwc.weather.gov...

thank GOD...!


seeya
edit on 11/4/2012 by shaneR because: fix link



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:51 AM
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You probably did and they downgraded it... don't let some off these people get to you like I did early in this thread...




posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:51 AM
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all tsunami threats cancelled.....good news... www.bnonews.com...



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:51 AM
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ALL the aftershocks of the big Japan quake in 2011 were BELLOW 8.0 in magnitude.

Some of them were above 7.0 but ALL of them them were bellow 8.0

Earthquakes above 8.0 only happen ONCE per year.


The fact that we had two quakes above 8.0 today is amazing in itself. But I will let that "pass", because it was an aftershock...

But if another quake above 8.0 happens in the world some time in the next 8 months, that will be OUT OF THE NORMAL, and will be genuine MAYAN DOOM.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:52 AM
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He is being quite arrogant.

However, to the point.

Most earthquakes which are classed in the high 7s usually start out as being in the low 8s. What i want to know is, how many 7.5/6/7/8/9... started off as an 8.1/2/3/4/5. The USA loves to downgrade international records, as can be seen with heaps of disasters.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:55 AM
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You can be sure this year will see more than these two over 8's... after all, it's only April and the stats are just that... STATS, an average over many many years...



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:55 AM
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Originally posted by GLontra
But if another quake above 8.0 happens in the world some time in the next 8 months, that will be OUT OF THE NORMAL, and will be genuine MAYAN DOOM.



Just thought I'd bold the truth and underline the BS.


Just so that everyone is clear.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:56 AM
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Australian news channels are reporting that a tsunami is not likely to take place - due to 'horizontal' motion as opposed to 'vertical' motion in 2004 .... Pheeeew!



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:58 AM
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Originally posted by daaskapital
reply to post by kennvideo
 


He is being quite arrogant.

However, to the point.

Most earthquakes which are classed in the high 7s usually start out as being in the low 8s. What i want to know is, how many 7.5/6/7/8/9... started off as an 8.1/2/3/4/5. The USA loves to downgrade international records, as can be seen with heaps of disasters.


You want to know? Do what I do and search for the answer and don't be lazy to prove your point just to show someone else is wrong. I despise lazy.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:59 AM
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Originally posted by GLontra
ALL the aftershocks of the big Japan quake in 2011 were BELLOW 8.0 in magnitude.

Some of them were above 7.0 but ALL of them them were bellow 8.0


The initial reports i heard suggested some were above 8



Earthquakes above 8.0 only happen ONCE per year.


2007 had a total of 4 Earthquakes ranging above 8.0



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 08:02 AM
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i personally dont think so...

18 x mag 6+ is actually low... on average...


there are about 5 x MAG 5s E/Qs per day,
2 x mag 6 per week,
and one 7 per month,
and 1 x mag 8 per year...on average...

so we are in the 15th week of the year,
there should have been 30 mag 6s ( by my reckoning)
not 18.././

check out last year, ( which was bigger than average)
and the year before...

same place U got your figures from...
i think U will find there were more then, than this year...

seeya



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 08:02 AM
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Originally posted by kennvideo

Originally posted by daaskapital
reply to post by kennvideo
 


He is being quite arrogant.

However, to the point.

Most earthquakes which are classed in the high 7s usually start out as being in the low 8s. What i want to know is, how many 7.5/6/7/8/9... started off as an 8.1/2/3/4/5. The USA loves to downgrade international records, as can be seen with heaps of disasters.


You want to know? Do what I do and search for the answer and don't be lazy to prove your point just to show someone else is wrong. I despise lazy.

How the # am i being lazy???

I can't help it if initial reports suggest a quake to be a certain level and then gets altered to a lower one. You seen how fast the news lowered the earthquake today. Was an 8.9, suddenly changed to a 8.6.


You know what, here you #ing go:

arstechnica.com...


One thing that their analysis makes clear is that the overall rate of large earthquakes—those over magnitude 7.0—is about average right now. It's just that more of those quakes are above 8.0. We are experiencing a record level of 8.0+ quakes, but it's only slightly above previous records.
edit on 11-4-2012 by daaskapital because: eta



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 08:03 AM
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2007 had a total of 4 Earthquakes ranging above 8.0


Maybe above 8.0 is an average...some years you have none...and some years you have 4!

Anyway...that horse has been beaten enough!

Let's get back to the quake at hand!



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 08:04 AM
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Sea level +80cm in Aceh is not so bad. Move along. I wonder if we can expect any effect on Japan.





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