Skip to comments.Earthquake 5.8 Violently Hits Turkey Egypt and Cyprus
Posted on 12/28/2013 6:29:55 PM PST by SunkenCiv
An Earthquake registering 5.8 on the Richter Scale violently hits Turkey, Egypt, and Cyprus and it was reported to have happened at 3:21 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
The center of the earthquake appears to be just off the coastline of Turkey, South to SSW from Antalya. The quake was felt as far away as Egypt where the tremors also reached 5.8 on the Richter Scale. Cyprus, which is 195 miles away from the quakes center also reported 5.8 scale tremors.
Egypt, which is 695 miles away, reported the same Richter Scale measurement at the same time that the report was received from Turkey. At this point no damage reports from any of the countries have been made public. An earthquake registering 5.8 violently hits Turkey, Egypt and Cyprus at 15:21 (3:21) Greenwich Mean Time.
(Excerpt) Read more at guardianlv.com ...
Turkish earthquake shakes Cyprus -- Famagusta Gazette
First Spain now Turkey...China’s Next..then Japan..then California etc
Looks like there have been some big aftershocks as well.
“First Spain now Turkey...Chinas Next..then Japan..then California etc”
Since our big quake over a month ago, we still record minor quakes almost every day. The closest to me was a 2.9, just a few miles from here, was at 11:43 PM last night.
That is hardly newsworthy, a fat lady falling out of bed can reach that.
I used to live in an apartment,,,on the fourth floor of a building in San Francisco, this back in the 1970 s.
On many occasions we would get a quake large enough to note the building swaying... as if in a weak ...tornado.
the quakes seem to all be in the eastern hemisphere for now...but we know that wont be the case for long.
Were you in the area during Loma Prieta? that was an EARTHQUAKE no>?
I was in Japan in the 1950s and early 60s.
Quakes were felt almost weekly.
The slow, side-to-side quakes were no problem.
The hard, up-and-downers could break windows.
U remember one in partcular that I HEARD rather than felt.
I wish I could remember the date to determine how deep it was and how far distant form my location.
I was next door to a small fire station...in a retail store buying software when I heard something that sounded like a fire struck hitting the wall of the store.
checking next door at the fire station proved that observation faulty and found several other people outside trying to determine what had just happened..
the oldest buildng Ive been IN during an earthquake was north of san francisco...and built in the 1800’s so it had gone through both the 1906 quake and loma prieta unscatched
Grandpa used to say that as long as there were small quakes there wouldn’t be a big one.
There is a large fault line running right under Istanbul. It could generate a quake that would demolish the city.
5.8? Yawn... That’ll wake you up and scare the cats, but it’s not going to do much worse than that.
now thats a rather...shocking experience indeed
I was in the hills north of san francisco when the Loma Prieta Earthquake hit back in the 1980’s and other than my car swerving on its OWN accord...saw no damage locally other than being without electricity for several hours.
I did sit out in my car listening to the news of the quake on the car radio as I watched the fires light up the bay!
Actually there is a planetary alignment coming up the first week in January. Look for more quakes ...
Planetary Alignment/Earthquake Watch January 6-10, 2014
Three very strong Planetary Alignments (Sun-Earth-Jupiter on January 5), (Sun-Venus-Jupiter on January 7) and (Earth-Venus-Sun on January 11) combined with the Earth reaching Perihelion January 4 along with strong Lunar astrological aspects may foreshadow a potential for one or two earthquakes over 7.5 Magnitude for:
Southeastern Alaska, Gulf Of Alaska or Alaskan Peninsula
Time Frame January 6-7 ( Magnitude (7.2-7.5)
Honshu Japan, Kuril Islands or Hokkaido Japan
Time Frame January 9-10 (Magnitude 7.5-8.0)
But it hit "violently" and that makes a big difference. I hear they add 5 more years if you shoot someone "violently" (pull the trigger really hard) vs. just shooting normally with a light squeeze...
I moved to the bay area in ‘92, so I missed the Loma Prieta quake. But I am from Southern Calif. and was there for several shakers.