Confounding Sequence of Big Quakes Rattle Santa Cruz Islands

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posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 11:08 PM
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Scroll down to Ominous change in the South Pacific:

Posted on February 2, 2013
theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com...

Small snip:
According to scientists, the Indo-Australian plate may in the process of breaking up, and this heightened activity around the Santa Cruz Islands is placing additional pressures on a tectonic plate, already exhibiting strains of fracturing.




posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 11:10 PM
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Oh wow...important update- LDEO has this main shock as a 7.5:

2013 2 6 1 12 40.0 -11.00 165.00 33.0 7.5 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

Now in the other thread I estimated up to 7.2. But that's just for the record.
So according to them, I wasn't too far off.

The kicker is, they've got the biggest aftershock at 6.9:
2013 2 6 1 23 28.0 -11.25 164.75 33.0 6.9 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS REGION

www.ldeo.columbia.edu...

And that means that aftershock may not be an aftershock at all, because again, as has been typical in this unusual sequence, the 6.9 is too close to the max mag 7.5. It should be 1 mag or more full down, AND IT IS NOT. It is .6 down.

And this spells trouble with a capital T.

AGAIN >>>>> ALERT EXTENDED.

Because the biggest shock may not have yet occurred. Wow. Just wow. Stay tuned...



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 11:16 PM
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Hey TA, okay am here in PNG near Solomon Ids, and this is creeping me out!!!

But keep the updates coming, so I can be able to warn others as soon as I can.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 11:35 PM
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TA what are the depths of the aftershocks?

Just curious, cause if they are close to the top this may not be aftershocks, but more like precursors. Thanks



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 11:51 PM
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Rough figures:
10% - 35 km depth
90% - Less than 20 km depth

So yeah, mostly shallow.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 11:52 PM
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Wow - yes, you called it.

I do hope you are wrong about even larger quakes.

There does seem to be a cluster pattern before very large quakes. Why in the world don't they issue earthquake watches? In the midwest, we get tornado watches all the time. 90% of the time, they result in nothing but it happens about 10%.

I'm not saying evacuating the entire area but there are steps that wouldn't be costly or disruptive.



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 12:02 AM
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LDEO surface magnitude page is showing its dynamic nature for another time...

Status at 6:02 UTC/GMT

www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~ekstrom/Research/SWD/current/RADB_SWD_grd.html


2013 2 6 1 54 24.0 -10.75 165.25 33.0 7.0 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
2013 2 6 1 23 36.0 -11.25 165.25 33.0 7.0 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
2013 2 6 1 12 48.0 -10.75 165.25 33.0 7.4 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
2013 2 6 0 7 20.0 -11.00 165.00 33.0 6.1 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 12:07 AM
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Wowza. They just revised. And now, all the more reason to worry:
2013 2 6 1 54 24.0 -10.75 165.25 33.0 7.0 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
2013 2 6 1 23 36.0 -11.25 165.25 33.0 7.0 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
2013 2 6 1 12 48.0 -10.75 165.25 33.0 7.4 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

That gap is now only .4

!



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 12:18 AM
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That's very alarming. I can't think of any other major earthquake that had aftershocks so close in strength to the main shock. I can, however, think of plenty with foreshocks that close in strength, albeit with more time in between them (Japan comes to mind immediately)



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 12:30 AM
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Yeah, and look now at the expansion of this:


There have even been more quakes in the previous northeastern swarm, plus, now these extending to the northwest.




posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 12:34 AM
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That extension to the left in the photo is intense.

Good thread. A lot of us were concerned, and for a good reason. Seeing this happen is very interesting and a direct look into how a ruptures can go down. We wouldn't have been able to see it like this in near real-time until just recently.

What you're posting is alarming. The quakes sure are spread out. I don't like to pull the whole "I have a feeling" card, but I'm feeling this isn't over yet and that some real fury could possibly be unleashed here. Being amidst so many smaller islands as well as close to AU and NZ, this should be the top thread at least until a window of at least 72hrs passes.



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 12:37 AM
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Is this quake do to subduction?

or some other mechanism between the Pacific and Australian plates?




posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 01:01 AM
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Status at 7:01 UTC/GMT

www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~ekstrom/Research/SWD/current/RADB_SWD_grd.html



2013 2 6 1 54 24.0 -10.50 165.50 33.0 7.0 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
2013 2 6 1 23 36.0 -11.50 165.50 33.0 6.9 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
2013 2 6 1 12 40.0 -11.00 165.00 33.0 7.4 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
2013 2 6 0 7 20.0 -11.00 165.00 33.0 6.1 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 01:03 AM
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earthquake.usgs.gov...

Magnitude 6.3
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 at 06:35:19 UTC
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 at 05:35:19 PM at epicenter
Location 10.784°S, 164.512°E
Depth 10.1 km (6.3 miles)
Region SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS REGION

edit on 2/6/13 by Kitora because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 01:15 AM
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Thanks kitora! I can't believe they are still coming in so large and strong, that map you posted TA with the main shock is nothing compared to the newest ones, I'm definitely antsy now! Our 5pm news just did a 2 min bit on it, they're still saying it was 8.0 (more dramatic and easier that way I guess, probably assume the average Joe citizen isn't going to go online and check if the mag was revised)



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 01:26 AM
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Because I have too much time on my hands! This was the 6.3 just before the '8.0' and this is the one TA just put up before the more recent 6.4. - But all within a period of under 12 hours or so!



Scratch that - that's within about SIX hours. Yikes.
edit on 6/2/2013 by bkaust because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 02:01 AM
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^That is so alarming.



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 02:04 AM
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Status at 8:04 UTC/GMT

www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~ekstrom/Research/SWD/current/RADB_SWD_grd.html



2013 2 6 1 54 24.0 -10.75 165.75 33.0 7.0 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
2013 2 6 1 23 28.0 -11.25 164.75 33.0 6.9 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS REGION
2013 2 6 1 12 40.0 -11.00 165.00 33.0 7.4 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
2013 2 6 0 7 20.0 -11.00 165.00 33.0 6.1 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 02:04 AM
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Wow what a display!
I just noticed the alleged aftershocks are going down in magnitude , I hope they stay that way .

I was also wondering what months have the largest quakes going backwards in time ,been in?

say 8+ for as far back as you can go ? I can look myself , just curious if there's a pattern , I'd be glad to look myself if no one else has the data.

Stay safe



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 02:09 AM
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All the most recent quakes are at the same depth now. They are going down in magnitude but what does the depth mean for the next quakes? Is this going to lead back up to another big one?
edit on 6-2-2013 by Twilightgem because: forgot a word





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