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2012-04-11T08:38:37.000Z, 2.311, 93.0632, 8.6, 22.9, off the west coast of northern Sumatra
2012-04-11T10:43:09.000Z, 0.7731, 92.4522, 8.2, 16.4, off the west coast of northern Sumatra
Originally posted by PuterMan
If you have 200 Mag 5.5 earthquakes then the average is 5.5. HOW then is it that as the NUMBER of Mag 5, Mag 7 and Mag 8 quakes drops the ENERGY (Magnitude) average per quake increases? It is not logical Mr Spock. For this to happen the fewer quakes would have to have increased magnitudes.
You can see the effect clearly in my weekly analysis. It is almost as if, with the exception of the mag 6s, Mother Earth says you have an allocation of quakes and if the number drops the energy must go up to compensate. It will be interesting to see if the reverse happens.
So, could it be that those 2 earthquakes (mag 8.2 & 8.6) and their enormous energy have been skewing your energy stats higher for the past year?
Next week should show a big drop in total energy released, as those quakes drop out of the data for the year, correct?
That will leave a much smaller energy "pie" to slice amongst approximately the same number of quakes==lower mag equivilant.
In other words, what would your graphs have looked like over the past year minus 2 quakes and the associated 627.1 petajoules of energy released.
Preliminary Earthquake Report
Date-Time • 9 Apr 2013 11:52:50 UTC
• 9 Apr 2013 16:22:50 near epicenter
• 9 Apr 2013 11:52:50 standard time in your timezone
Location 28.500N 51.591E
Depth 10 km
Distances • 89 km (55 mi) SE of Bandar Bushehr, Iran
• 92 km (57 mi) SSE of Borazjan, Iran
• 103 km (63 mi) WSW of Firuzabad, Iran
• 124 km (76 mi) S of Kazerun, Iran
• 272 km (168 mi) NNE of Manama, Bahrain
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 14.2 km; Vertical 2.8 km
Parameters Nph = 157; Dmin = 1209.1 km; Rmss = 0.76 seconds; Gp = 25°
Version = 7
Event ID us b000g2y5
UPDATE:- The Siraj highway is quite close to the epicenter and around 16-22km from Khormoj. 3 people have died, and there are helicopters and assistance being sent to the region. In addition, many landslides have been seen.
UPDATE 15:34- Number of injured persons rose to 800. In the meantime, Japan and Turkey offered their help for earthquake victims.
UPDATE 15:02- 31 people were conformed dead in Bushehr so far.