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Originally posted by alfa1
Automated systems do that.
Early reports are mostly generated by software, thats what you're seeing now.
It is VERY common to see such "multiple" reports early on, before the data gets reviewed by humans.
edit on 11-4-2012 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by kennvideo
Wonder if there is something going on with the sun or because we just got over a full moon. My friend in Kentucky has got a freeze warning tonight...
And like no one is telling us anything? And I'm not a conspiracy guy, nor do I believe in flying saucers, global warming or many of the fashionable things to believe in...
The Intermountain seismic belt (ISB) is a prominent north-south-trending zone of recorded seismicity in the Intermountain West. A modern catalog of instrumentally located earthquakes in Utah begins in mid-1962, and historical earthquake records date back to the 1850s. The ISB in southern Utah is characterized by scattered seismicity with locally dense clusters of small- to moderate-sized earthquakes. The largest earthquake in the ISB in southern Utah was a M6.5 earthquake in 1901 in Richfield. A group of three M5 and 6 earthquakes occurred in Elsinore in the Sevier Valley in 1921. To the south in southwestern Utah, a damaging earthquake (M5.9) occurred in 1992 near St. George. Earthquake swarms (clusters of earthquakes with no outstanding main shocks) of maximum magnitude 3 to 4 are common in the area.
Because moderate and large earthquakes are likely, expected levels of strong ground shaking are relatively high. Ground shaking from a M5 earthquake can cause significant damage at distances up to 10 km (6 miles), and a M7 at distances up to 50 km (30 miles) and more. Geologic site conditions such as deep sediment-filled basins may locally amplify and prolong ground shaking.
Originally posted by PosterNutbag
Damn, it seems like a significant quake is poppin' off every hour or so.
Strange days indeed.