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Increase in Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes in the Last 24 Hours (Vanity)
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Posted on 04/29/2011 8:29:46 PM PDT by Errant

A significant increase in magnitude 5+ earthquakes worldwide has occurred in the last 24 hours, especially in the area around Vanuatu Islands. A similar increase in 5+ earthquakes mainly near the east coast of Honshu, Japan, occurred prior to the magnitude 9.1 earthquake and resulting tsunami.

MAP 5.0 2011/04/29 22:31:59 28.838 -113.088 10.5 GULF OF CALIFORNIA
MAP 5.3 2011/04/29 22:19:33 38.915 141.932 51.3 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.1 2011/04/29 20:24:35 -3.502 100.614 29.8 KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA
MAP 5.0 2011/04/29 16:00:41 -19.313 167.705 27.0 VANUATU REGION
MAP 5.5 2011/04/29 13:12:46 21.182 121.980 176.7 TAIWAN REGION
MAP 5.0 2011/04/29 13:08:32 -19.370 167.667 27.2 VANUATU REGION
MAP 5.0 2011/04/29 09:47:13 -19.386 167.842 26.4 VANUATU REGION
MAP 5.2 2011/04/29 09:38:31 -19.263 167.875 27.2 VANUATU REGION
MAP 5.4 2011/04/29 08:56:49 4.026 95.847 53.8 NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
MAP 5.0 2011/04/29 07:36:23 -19.233 167.722 24.4 VANUATU REGION
MAP 5.0 2011/04/29 07:31:52 -33.978 -72.208 20.0 OFFSHORE LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE
MAP 5.1 2011/04/29 07:21:13 -19.147 167.913 29.4 VANUATU REGION

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_big.php


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; earthquake; geology; ringoffire; vanuatu; volcano
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Heads up for those who track this stuff.
1 posted on 04/29/2011 8:29:58 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Nuthin to report from Michigan.


2 posted on 04/29/2011 8:34:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Errant

I have the QuakerFeed ap on my iPhone but haven’t checked in past couple days.. lots of activity in that range & just a tad below 5.


3 posted on 04/29/2011 8:34:29 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Errant

I have been keeping track of this for years. It is normal.


4 posted on 04/29/2011 8:34:55 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Errant

Been tracking earthquakes sense 1973 as a hobby, thanks for the heads up, will check my normal sources (USGS).


5 posted on 04/29/2011 8:35:59 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin/Bachmann, unbeatable.)
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To: Errant

After looking at it with EARTHQUAKE 3D, it appears the whole ring of fire Pacific circle is ringing like a bell.


6 posted on 04/29/2011 8:36:06 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: DollyCali

7 posted on 04/29/2011 8:38:51 PM PDT by Errant
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To: doc1019; Inyo-Mono

Try viewing it with this.

http://www.wolton.net/quake.html

Go to the link, download the FREE program. (takes 2 seconds) and then run it.

View earthquakes worldwide, from any point you want, spin the planet fast or slow, zoom in/out, change time factor or magnitude, plus many other controls.

It’s awesome, and free. And you can see patterns much better.


8 posted on 04/29/2011 8:39:40 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

You think that would work on dial up?


9 posted on 04/29/2011 8:45:37 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;..." Hosea 4:6)
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To: Errant

How do you define “significant”?


10 posted on 04/29/2011 8:46:31 PM PDT by stormer
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To: cripplecreek

We had one in Minnesota today...

http://www.startribune.com/local/120957764.html


11 posted on 04/29/2011 8:48:01 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: UCANSEE2

As I said in the above post. I have been collecting earthquake data since 1973, I can see the pattern and the overall picture. Although I love the current picture, I love the overall pattern better ... ain’t looking good.


12 posted on 04/29/2011 8:48:51 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin/Bachmann, unbeatable.)
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To: UCANSEE2
Below is an updated chart I put together based on USGS data. Last column (2011) is projected based on first quarter 2011 data. Activity has actually decreased considerably after the first quarter. Will do another update in June.


13 posted on 04/29/2011 8:49:48 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Inyo-Mono
I agree. Here's the reason why: with the modern Internet, a lot of earthquakes that would never be reported in the past are now being reported--and thanks to web sites like the one from the US Geological Survey, we can find out within seconds where the earthquake occurred.
14 posted on 04/29/2011 8:50:05 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: RayChuang88

Exactlly. Like the current earthquake swarm near Hawthorne Nevada, no one would have noticed before the internet because it is just sagebrush and burros out there.


15 posted on 04/29/2011 8:55:32 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: cripplecreek

We had a weak mag 2 in southern Minnesota today.


16 posted on 04/29/2011 8:56:47 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: stormer
How do you define “significant”?

Double normal occurrence of around 5 - 6 or less daily. Maybe nothing to it, just a heads up for those of us who track this.

17 posted on 04/29/2011 8:58:58 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Oh my gosh I just popped up my Earthquake 3D program and it’s all around the ring of fire in the last day. YIKES, that is creepy.


18 posted on 04/29/2011 9:03:59 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Inyo-Mono

Well that does make me feel some better.


19 posted on 04/29/2011 9:04:51 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Inyo-Mono

I have been keeping track of this for years. It is normal.
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I have kept track also. Does the string of quakes going east from Chihuahua, MX to eastern Tennessee look normal to you? Not to me. Not trying to be argumentative. Am truly interested in your opinion. (We are not that far from the 5.0 in the Gulf of California. We live prepared. Experienced the Easter Sunday quake of 2010. Sustained some damage.)


20 posted on 04/29/2011 9:11:30 PM PDT by Umanbean
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To: cripplecreek
Nuthin to report from Michigan.

Good, but if there was, I'm sure you'd be one of the prepared with the ability to report it! ;)

21 posted on 04/29/2011 9:31:33 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

The reason I ask is that a bit of an up-tick may not be significant. Without a pretty large sampling period, it’s impossible to tell if what appears to be an increase in activity actually is. I’m guessing that over a large time scale, activity now is nothing more than normal.


22 posted on 04/29/2011 9:39:25 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Errant

One near El Paso TX the other day.

http://www.kvia.com/news/27706610/detail.html


23 posted on 04/29/2011 9:45:28 PM PDT by neodad (Don't Tap, Just Drill!)
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To: UCANSEE2

THANKS!


24 posted on 04/29/2011 9:53:32 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Errant
Pacific Ring of Fire

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25 posted on 04/29/2011 10:37:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Errant

I believe Panama had a 6 pointer


26 posted on 04/30/2011 2:54:33 AM PDT by marsh2
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To: Errant
This is off-topic, but Baghdad is having a chilly, windy day.

Baghdad is never chilly at the end of April.

It's usually in the low 100s by now.

27 posted on 04/30/2011 2:57:18 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: NormsRevenge; marsh2
Not saying that past history is any indication of future results, but it's interesting and occurring at about the same depth.

Worldwide magnitude 5+ earthquakes prior to the large Japanese earthquake:

March 8, 2011 - 3
March 9, 2011 - 26 (twice yesterday's number)
March 10, 2011 - 7
March 11, 2011 - 281 (The 9.1 was the second 5+ on the 11th)

28 posted on 04/30/2011 6:53:19 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Allegra

Low 100s! LOL, find an AC and keep your head down! ;)


29 posted on 04/30/2011 6:55:14 AM PDT by Errant
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To: neodad

Thanks, not sure if it is because of an increased sensitivity of instruments or an actual increase activity. Certainly though, more earthquakes in strange places are being reported.


30 posted on 04/30/2011 7:01:10 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
Low 100s!

That's what it would normally be this time of year, but today is chilly! I'm wearing a freakin' sweater. LOL

Dang all that global warming.

31 posted on 04/30/2011 7:03:17 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: stormer
Without a pretty large sampling period, it’s impossible to tell if what appears to be an increase in activity actually is.

If you look at the chart I posted at #13, you will see about a 33% increase over previous years. Granted the time frame is small, but it's the most accurate and consistently measured data that the USGS has (as far as I know).

32 posted on 04/30/2011 7:08:41 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Allegra
Wow, I think Al got it wrong as usual and instead, we're about to enter a major period of global cooling if not worse. You might need a parka soon and certainly a bullet proof vest with Obama ruining things in the Middle East.


33 posted on 04/30/2011 7:18:43 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
I've got the bullet-proof vest (mandatory) and since I'm coming home soon, I guess I won't need the parka. :)

However, I've been meaning to mail my winter clothes home and I continue to hold off because we keep getting these freaky cool fronts.

I've been here seven years and have never seen anything like the bizarre weather we've had here this spring.

We're also still getting rain now....unheard of this late in the spring before. Rain usually stops in March and if you get anything in April, it's just a brief sprinkle. We had a massive storm about ten days ago that caused flash floods and it's raining on and off again today. Weird.

34 posted on 04/30/2011 7:27:36 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Allegra
We're seeing strange weather here in the States as well. Record 300+ deaths from tornadoes, twice normal snow falls, major fires in Texas and they're getting ready to blow levies along the Mississippi River (A-G-A-I-N (think Katrina)) ...
35 posted on 04/30/2011 7:35:44 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Allegra

Oh, you are still in that God-forsaken place! For some reason I thought you were back home for good. Well, the “one” says you will be out this year. Do you think he can do that?


36 posted on 04/30/2011 9:22:31 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: Errant
and they're getting ready to blow levies along the Mississippi River (A-G-A-I-N (think Katrina)) ...

I knew about those other things but I did not know about *that.*

I hope and pray it doesn't come to pass.

It is pouring down rain here this evening...this is highly unusual.

37 posted on 04/30/2011 9:26:46 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: WVNan
For some reason I thought you were back home for good.

I will be soon! My tour is up in less than a month. They asked me to extend, but I politely declined. Seven years is enough and I want to come home. :)

Well, the “one” says you will be out this year. Do you think he can do that?

That situation remains somewhat fluid, but the plan right now is that Operation New Dawn ends December 31 of this year and that the only troops here will be those who protect the embassy and the consulates.

We'll see, though...

38 posted on 04/30/2011 9:30:44 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Errant

Without doing some statistical analysis there is no way to really tell. Looking at a graph is great, but it can be misleading.


39 posted on 04/30/2011 9:34:05 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Allegra
Judge says southern Illinois levee can be blown up

Back to the original subject; I just ran across this from http://www.spaceweather.com/:

GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field during the early hours of April 30th, sparking a high-latitude geomagnetic storm (slowly subsiding). In the United States, auroras descended as far south as Marquette, Michigan, where Shawn Malone took this picture before sunrise:

Many scientist believe that strong solar winds contribute to earthquake activity. This seems to be a particularly strong magnetic storm, if the auroras were visible in Michigan.

40 posted on 04/30/2011 9:36:11 AM PDT by Errant
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To: cripplecreek
Nuthin’ happening in Texas either, not even a hurricane (yet).
41 posted on 04/30/2011 9:36:47 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Looking at FEMA disaster declarations I see that Michigan did have a disaster declaration for hurricane Katrina. LOL

Other than that we’ve only had a couple dozen disaster declarations since the 1950s.


42 posted on 04/30/2011 9:39:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Errant
Looking at a graph is great, but it can be misleading.

Please feel free to opine on the graph. Except for the last column, which is projected for 2011, it's based on actual numbers from the USGS database.

43 posted on 04/30/2011 9:42:56 AM PDT by Errant
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44 posted on 04/30/2011 9:52:03 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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I said nuthin’ happening in Texas but I was wrong (again). We are in a serious drought and we have wild fires all over but obozo won't even return Gov. Perry's call for assistance so....... I guess nuthing is happening in Texas.
45 posted on 04/30/2011 10:02:25 AM PDT by Ditter
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We are in a serious drought and we have wild fires all over but obozo won't even return Gov. Perry's call for assistance so....

Makes you wonder how Texas would survive as an independent country.

Continue to beg the US for support?

46 posted on 04/30/2011 10:14:55 AM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Allegra

We shall eagerly await your return home. Maybe we could throw a party. We used to do that more frequently. Glad you are not signing up again. God bless.


47 posted on 04/30/2011 10:34:02 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: Errant

48 posted on 04/30/2011 10:35:25 AM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: Inyo-Mono

I am close to Hawthorne. I agree the net brings more stuff, not necessarily more data. The thing about that swarm is that for about two weeks every quake was 4.0+/- 0.2. Now they are running under 4. Can’t remember many swarms that tight.


49 posted on 04/30/2011 10:39:07 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Allegra
In Kalifornia we used to joke about earthquake weather, Odd still cooler times usually. No science just human observation.

BTW how the heck are you?

50 posted on 04/30/2011 10:41:26 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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