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[Hoax Received in OP's E-MAIL] Huge Earthquake Rocks Alaska
OP's E-MAIL / Scienceray Blog ^ | 12/2/2010

Posted on 12/02/2010 12:10:38 PM PST by FromLori

7.9 on the Richter scale; village destroyed.

An Earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale rocked the Aleutian Islands off of Alaska at 11:28 on Thursday morning according to the World Geologial Association. The earthquake was centered just off of the Rat Islands, a part of the Aleutian Archipeligo chain that extends into the Pacific Ocean off of the southern part of Alaska toward Asia.

The one village on the Island of Kiska, a mining settlement called Khvostov, was decimated; 219 of the approximately 750 residents were injured, although there were no fatalities reported.

The village of Khostov was built in World War II, as the entire Rat Island chain was a military base that provided access to Asia. The village was built with earthquakes in mind, and as such the structures are all built with safety measures to protect against the frequent quakes in the Aleutian chain.

Aftershocks were felt for nearly half an hour after the earthquake, which lasted nearly 90 seconds.

Coastal areas from mainland Alaska to California and across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii and Japan are currently on alert for wave activit from the Alaskan Earthquake.


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1 posted on 12/02/2010 12:10:39 PM PST by FromLori
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To: FromLori

WOW 7.9 - guess O will be headed up there instead of Hawaii. Prayers for them.


2 posted on 12/02/2010 12:12:33 PM PST by Jolla
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To: FromLori; Kathy in Alaska
Ping!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
3 posted on 12/02/2010 12:13:04 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: FromLori

Not showing up on the usgs site yet.


4 posted on 12/02/2010 12:13:05 PM PST by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: Godzilla; monkapotamus; tomkow6; LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; All

Godzilla fault????


5 posted on 12/02/2010 12:13:58 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Godzilla

Nor on any Alaskan TV stations that I can see. But this one website has a big writeup on it? Hmmm...


6 posted on 12/02/2010 12:14:40 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: FromLori

Anybody have a map handy?? How far from Shemya??

(I spent a year there, way,way,wayyy back when....)


7 posted on 12/02/2010 12:14:43 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Godzilla

Not on any real-time seismographs yet, either.


8 posted on 12/02/2010 12:14:57 PM PST by djf (Touch my junk and I'll break yur mug!!!)
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To: SevenofNine

Bush’s fault, DUH!


9 posted on 12/02/2010 12:15:09 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 680 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: FromLori

Weird. Not a peep about this on any of the traditional news outlets, not even BNO has it yet.


10 posted on 12/02/2010 12:15:09 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: FromLori

90 seconds? wow. that must have seemed like an eternity to those in the area.


11 posted on 12/02/2010 12:15:13 PM PST by sappy (criminalibs)
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To: FromLori

Is this recent...don’t see it on the map?


12 posted on 12/02/2010 12:15:47 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: SevenofNine

hehehehe, should be showing on the site, since its been about a half hour since the quake.


13 posted on 12/02/2010 12:15:47 PM PST by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: FromLori

It must be Palin’s fault. Last 8 years everyting was Bush’s
fault. It’s time for the torch to be passed.


14 posted on 12/02/2010 12:16:13 PM PST by grb
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To: FromLori

this is far west, way out in the Aleutian Islands
anybody have a good map?


15 posted on 12/02/2010 12:16:13 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: OldDeckHand; The Comedian

Maybe it hasn’t actually happened yet?


16 posted on 12/02/2010 12:17:03 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 680 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Jolla

Haven’t earthquakes off the Alaska coast been responsible for tsunamis that have hit Hawaii in the past?


17 posted on 12/02/2010 12:17:25 PM PST by Brookhaven (Voter Fraud is Treason)
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To: FromLori

Rat Islands? That’s just too much of a coincidence...


18 posted on 12/02/2010 12:17:55 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: FromLori

sounds fishy

not showing up on maps yet they already have the injury count


19 posted on 12/02/2010 12:18:11 PM PST by janetjanet998
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To: FromLori

Humm, not seeing it on USGS yet.


20 posted on 12/02/2010 12:18:20 PM PST by svcw (If you put a crouton on a your sundae instead of a cherry, it counts as a salad.)
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To: Uncle Ike
How far from Shemya??

Sounds like COBRA DANE may need a recalibration.

21 posted on 12/02/2010 12:18:44 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: FromLori

Doesn’t show on EARTHQUAKE 3D yet either.


22 posted on 12/02/2010 12:18:52 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Quix; houeto; null and void; aragorn
This might be one of the "Multi-quake/Infrastructure Destroyed" hits, since it's in English-speaking geography and is around the 8.0 marker. I guess let's see what "shakes loose" in the next few hours.

I'm still shaking over the "(stripe)" hit.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

23 posted on 12/02/2010 12:19:18 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: null and void
Maybe it hasn’t actually happened yet?

Hah! You're right - its across the International Date Line, so it doesn't happen until tomorrow...

24 posted on 12/02/2010 12:19:24 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: FromLori

I’m not sure what the point would be, but I think this is a hoax.


25 posted on 12/02/2010 12:19:49 PM PST by stormer
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To: janetjanet998

No mention whatsoever on any of the Alaska TV new sites that I looked up.

I think that someone’s blowing smoke here.


26 posted on 12/02/2010 12:20:08 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: janetjanet998

Seems alot of the “real time” seismos are offline.

Check here for current data:

http://aslwww.cr.usgs.gov/Seismic_Data/heli2.shtml


27 posted on 12/02/2010 12:20:14 PM PST by djf (Touch my junk and I'll break yur mug!!!)
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To: FromLori

Thursday morning of which year, month and week?


28 posted on 12/02/2010 12:20:50 PM PST by steve86
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Well....You can see Russia from there!! :-)


29 posted on 12/02/2010 12:20:54 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: UCANSEE2

Prayers for all. I bet Obama will shut down all oil operations in Alaska while we study the effect on drilling for oil and earthquakes.


30 posted on 12/02/2010 12:20:54 PM PST by scooby321
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To: FromLori

There doesn’t seem to be much in the way of news regarding this.

Though I am 35 miles north of Anchorage, with even a quake this strong we usually don’t feel it from that far out.

The Aleutians get quakes all the time, but still this is a big one if it is indeed a 7.9.

If this were to hit a population center it would be a city killer.


31 posted on 12/02/2010 12:21:20 PM PST by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: The Comedian

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2636001/posts


32 posted on 12/02/2010 12:21:37 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: The Comedian
I'm still shaking over the "(stripe)" hit.

Hey, if I can't sleep, you can't sleep!

33 posted on 12/02/2010 12:21:41 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 680 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Jolla
WOW 7.9 - guess O will be headed up there instead of Hawaii.

Hawaii might be in for an event themselves.

A big wet one.

34 posted on 12/02/2010 12:22:16 PM PST by skeeter
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To: FromLori; Admin Moderator

This is a false report.


35 posted on 12/02/2010 12:22:31 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass
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To: FromLori

the only thing showing were the link is a 5.0 from tuesday, so i don’t know what this guy is talking about.


36 posted on 12/02/2010 12:23:33 PM PST by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: Quix
Said this yesterday.. Looks like Electric Clouds to me before an earthquake... 2 days before the earthquake hit China. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2636001/posts
37 posted on 12/02/2010 12:24:22 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: Jolla
according to the World Geologial Association.

WTF? My dictionary says there's no such word.

38 posted on 12/02/2010 12:24:28 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; FromLori; Uncle Ike
Good map here. I'll try to post an image below. Kiska is island #7, Shemya is #5.

FWIW, Kiska was one of two Aleutian Islands occupied by Japanese troops as a diversion during the Battle of Midway in June 1942. The Americans didn't take the bait. They returned in May 1943 to recapture Attu (#1) in a bloody battle. The Japanese abandoned Kiska about a month after that battle concluded. We ended up losing a handful of men from friendly fire when we invaded it again, not knowing the Japanese had left.
39 posted on 12/02/2010 12:24:43 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Uncle Ike

525 great circle miles from Khostov, AK to Eareckson AFS, AK.


40 posted on 12/02/2010 12:25:49 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: null and void

Lol!


41 posted on 12/02/2010 12:26:25 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: UCANSEE2
EARTHQUAKE 3D is driven by USGS data feeds, so if USGS doesn't have it, it won't show up on EARTHQUAKE 3D.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

42 posted on 12/02/2010 12:27:01 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: FromLori

this is a bogus quake, nothing on the seismographs either.


43 posted on 12/02/2010 12:27:01 PM PST by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: FromLori
Kitty Viking Pillages all Geologial Societies.


44 posted on 12/02/2010 12:27:13 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass
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To: djf

Something sure shook things up about 45 minutes ago (looking at the Albuquerque chart and it reads ten minutes ago with a last update about 35 minutes ago).


45 posted on 12/02/2010 12:27:51 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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To: Vigilanteman
Do Japanese train their kitties to viking?


46 posted on 12/02/2010 12:28:33 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

What’s a great circle mile?


47 posted on 12/02/2010 12:28:46 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: El Cid

It is clearly on the Eastern (”this”) side of the International Date Line and its on the Eastern side of the 180 meridian. Even the western most Aleutians, west of the 180th meridian, are on the east of the IDL, since it jogs west to keep them with the rest of Alaska.


48 posted on 12/02/2010 12:29:08 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: FromLori
I live in Alaska and work in the Emergency Services sector.

I havnt heard a word about this. There is nothing on the USGS/AEIC site and no alert at the Pacific Tusnami Warning Center.

No hospitals are on alert for the reported injuries.

Someone is really confused!

49 posted on 12/02/2010 12:30:02 PM PST by Species8472 (Hate is a liberal value)
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To: The Comedian
This might be one of the "Multi-quake/Infrastructure Destroyed" hits, since it's in English-speaking geography and is around the 8.0 marker.

Looks like a false alarm. Nothing on USGS.

50 posted on 12/02/2010 12:31:50 PM PST by houeto ("You know, I actually believe my own bullsh_t," --- BHO)
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