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6.9 Earthquake Near The North Coast of Papua, Indonesia

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posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 08:39 PM
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Earthquake Details
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 6.9 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)
Date-Time Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 01:16:53 UTC
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 10:16:53 AM at epicenter

Location 1.900°S, 134.400°E
Depth 33 km (20.5 miles) set by location program
Region NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
Distances 118 km (74 miles) SSE (163°) from Manokwari, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
300 km (186 miles) NW (315°) from Enarotali, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
366 km (228 miles) ESE (109°) from Sorong, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
704 km (437 miles) W (276°) from Jayapura, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
1029 km (639 miles) S (181°) from KOROR, Palau

Location Uncertainty Error estimate not available
Parameters NST= 17, Nph= 17, Dmin=834.3 km, Rmss=1.43 sec, Gp= 97°,
M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=1
Source West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center/NOAA/NWS

Event ID at00m2t288

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I am sure it will get downgraded but still a rather large earthquake




posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 08:41 PM
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Update as I refresh it was downgraded to 6.6 earthquake...



posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 08:46 PM
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aftershock just occured as well a magnitude of 5.6

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posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 08:57 PM
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reply to post by usaman1983
 


The aftershock must be in the exact same location because now the 6.6 is not visible on the map. I saw it though, I know it was there. There is definitely a lot of earthquake activity in the world and things have been heating up for a while. It feels, however, that we are now in overdrive. I have never seen so many large earthquakes happening so constantly as they have been for the past couple of weeks. There has been at least 12 or 15, 6 magnitude and higher earthquakes in the last 2 weeks. We have also seen many more in unusual locations as well. It definitely seems like a lot more then normal and I follow the earthquake maps as a hobby on a daily basis (sometimes hourly).



posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 09:00 PM
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A 6.1 somewhere else. Someone just tweeted it, cant understand what they say, Spanish/Brazilian?, don't know.



posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 10:52 PM
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Originally posted by usaman1983
Earthquake Details
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 6.9 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)


I am sure it will get downgraded but still a rather large earthquake


Yes, it's a 6.6 and we are right on schedule, a 6+ earthquake occurs every 3 days on average, last one was tuesday and 3 days from tuesday is friday, which happens to be today......
Sooo nothing to get alarmed by.



posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 09:23 AM
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I think we should make a rule that it is only interesting above 7.5 magnitude, otherwise its really not worthy of reporting...There are lots of quakes with this mag occurring



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