Confounding Sequence of Big Quakes Rattle Santa Cruz Islands

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posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 05:17 PM
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Originally posted by etrex66
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Hi TA

I don't think your wrong I think you have not gone far enough. I realise it's a subduction zone but I have this uneasy feeling that with these shallow depths, could we be looking at the formation of a new island in the Pacfic?
Cheers
Ian


Yeah, I could just see it now:

"We interrupt this program to inform you that a previously unknown, extremely rare, and never before witnessed geologic event has taken place in the south pacific. In all of 10 minutes, two plates collided and a 1000 foot high new island was thrust up out of the sea...The bad news is this has created a 1,000 ft wall of water, due to impact your coast in 20 minutes... We have no further advise at this time. You're dead. Bye! And thanks for all that tax money!"
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posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 05:22 PM
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Your last post, you must be sleep-deprived. Keep up the good work though, even if it's coffee driven.



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 05:36 PM
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Hi TA, another excellent thread.
S&F.

I've just started getting interested in Earth Quakes, i find it a fascinating subject.
I always try following these threads, just so i can learn more about what causes them, and the effects it has on the surrounding environment.

Thanks again....

Oh, I've sent you a u2u, hope you don't mind.

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posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 06:11 PM
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Originally posted by TrueAmerican

Originally posted by etrex66
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Hi TA

I don't think your wrong I think you have not gone far enough. I realise it's a subduction zone but I have this uneasy feeling that with these shallow depths, could we be looking at the formation of a new island in the Pacfic?
Cheers
Ian


Yeah, I could just see it now:

"We interrupt this program to inform you that a previously unknown, extremely rare, and never before witnessed geologic event has taken place in the south pacific. In all of 10 minutes, two plates collided and a 1000 foot high new island was thrust up out of the sea...The bad news is this has created a 1,000 ft wall of water, due to impact your coast in 20 minutes... We have no further advise at this time. You're dead. Bye! And thanks for all that tax money!"
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Thanks for that mental image, TA, That'd be MY coastline! That's why I love watching pnw, its far away!! Water that high, I'd just have to shut my eyes and hold on, I definitely wouldn't be one of the brave types from your chronicles! But really, seeing that Vanuatu quake had got me a tad more anxious, not for the 1000ft scenario, but definitely something bigger than the "8.0"



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 06:34 PM
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Hmm, that last 5.0 stretched the rupture area further, and now we got another one coming in on my scope...

Estimate: 5.7 to 6.0 I could go as high as 6.3 maybe... I am very curious as to location...

USGS: 6.2
Lol, look it up, tired of providing links

Wow, that's also shallow at 9.8 km depth! And on the inside part of the zone... Hmm...

Also, that is some 120 km from the supposed "main shock". It's just real tough to call that an aftershock for me.
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EDIT: Vasa, no I don't think so, that it has anything to do with that quake, and yeah, of course I saw it...
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posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 06:37 PM
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Any of these possibly related to the mag 5+ showing in Indonesia by any stretch of the imagination?



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 07:17 PM
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Magnitude 6.2
Thursday, February 07, 2013 at 00:30:11 UTC
Thursday, February 07, 2013 at 11:30:11 AM at epicenter
Location 11.664°S, 164.960°E
Depth 9.8 km (6.1 miles)



Wow! Look how far away this one is on the other side of the subduction zone.



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 07:38 PM
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Then there was another one, 5.2, about 38 minutes ago, same general area as the last 6.2, but much deeper at 34.2 km

EDIT: Interesting, they just put an update in, a 5.1 just four minutes before the 5.2 from the last paragraph, this one in the same area and just a little deeper at 35.1 km
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posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 09:06 PM
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Look at the change in the depth of the last 4-5 aftershocks.

earthquake.usgs.gov...

I wonder if this is anything to worry about.



Never mind......I now see quite a few more at that depth
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posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 10:08 PM
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There was another 5 a few minutes ago, and a 4.9 back in the day (an hour or so ago).The after/before shocks just keep rolling along, mostly in the same large area for now.



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 11:36 PM
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Well no question the average depth of these latest aftershocks has increased, and are going deeper, and closer to subduction depth. It also appears that a possible fault extension may have been ruptured, with its own set of aftershocks...We saw that happen in Japan after the big one.

In looking at the historic seismicity, if another big one was to occur, I have marked a couple spots on this map:


The oval in the upper left, to me is the most likely spot, due to there not having been a big one in that area since 1900 that I could see- and thus, accumulation of more stress there. But the oval on the right also could be a trouble spot.

Another thing that's weird is how this seems to be very off again/on again activity, as opposed to a more linear, gradual reduction of repetitive aftershocks. That also leads me to believe this might not be over yet.
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EDIT: But also, if we went by just USGS mags, the second largest quake, 7.0, is exactly one full mag down from the 8.0, which would fit the norm...So maybe it IS done...dunno... So if you want to play it safe and conservative, there you go.
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posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 11:41 PM
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You almost sound like you know what you are talking about.
It's feasible, with the information that you gave, to assume those locations should get movement shortly. How big and how long from now is the question.



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 11:48 PM
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Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Another thing that's weird is how this seems to be very off again/on again activity, as opposed to a more linear, gradual reduction of repetitive aftershocks. That also leads me to believe this might not be over yet.

I noticed that as well, earlier tonight when they began to slow. It's almost as if it's shaking on a schedule**, I found the start-stop-start-stop-start-stop pattern to be puzzling. If only we could take a peek into the Earth & figure out what sets this pendulum off, and what causes it to cease.

**I'm in no way, shape, or form suggesting human intervention. Yet unknown natural push-and-pull effects are more likely.



posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 12:14 AM
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I still say that this thread (or one on this topic) should be the top thread for at least another 48 hours.



posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 04:38 AM
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There were a couple notable ones in the last few hours, a 6.1 and a 5.3, both at 10 km.

The last four have been exactly at 10km (three at 10km, one at 10.2)
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posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 05:31 AM
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Originally posted by Aleister
There were a couple notable ones in the last few hours, a 6.1 and a 5.3, both at 10 km.

The last four have been exactly at 10km (three at 10km, one at 10.2)

Hard to say whether things are just normalizing or if something larger is coming...

If the next 24 hrs are full of more very spread out 6s, and 5s at varying depths then that could be worrisome I imagine. This pattern has been rather erratic since the first 6s emerged a week ago. I would expect the 6s to really start tapering off later on today if the 8 was the peak of things.



posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 06:37 AM
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Wow, now this latest 4.9- THAT is a strange location, and according to HS chart, not seen any quake near there since 1900:
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Hmm. Could be mislocated?

Or... A dormant fault just came awake? Or perhaps rupture area expansion? Interesting.
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posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 08:55 AM
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TA, have you seen the Back Projections for the Mag 8.0?
(the play button is hard to find--it's the small triangle just below the box in the middle of the page)

The EU & GSN models look almost like a train of repeating shocks, moving from the SE to the NW.



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posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 01:09 PM
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Waves hello to my friends...

Watching this area closely as well as you guys...

latest:
M6.7 - 27km SSW of Lata, Solomon Islands
2013-02-07 18:59:16 UTC

earthquake.usgs.gov...

Spending all my time looking for work here in Phoenix


keep up the excellent work TA!



posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 01:28 PM
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The new 6.6 was at 10km depth as well, many of the recent ones have been measured at exactly 10km. Meaning? (I'm ignorant of earthquake analysis, and am learning from TA as I read this thread)





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