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8.3 Earth Quake
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/at00n3xpk9#summary ^

Posted on 04/12/2014 1:29:51 PM PDT by cmdr straker

8.3 earth quake Solomon Islands tsunami warning issued 1437 UTC


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KEYWORDS: earthquake; quake; solomonislands; solomons; temblor; tsunami

1 posted on 04/12/2014 1:29:51 PM PDT by cmdr straker
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To: cmdr straker

2014 UTC


2 posted on 04/12/2014 1:31:08 PM PDT by cmdr straker (Buy American save Jobs)
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To: cmdr straker

I’ve been watching activity in that area this weekend via the Earthquake 3D app I downloaded a few weeks ago. This one was pretty shallow too.


3 posted on 04/12/2014 1:34:34 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (I'm an Obamacare truant. Waiting on the truant officer to arrive.)
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To: cmdr straker

Yike !!!!!!


4 posted on 04/12/2014 1:36:24 PM PDT by Mears
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To: CARTOUCHE

noticed yesterday there were quite a few quakes in that area.


5 posted on 04/12/2014 1:37:30 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: CARTOUCHE

I was just defending on FR the notion that there’s an earthquake swarm.


6 posted on 04/12/2014 1:39:02 PM PDT by dangus
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To: cmdr straker

A 8.3 magnitude earthquake occurred 67.11mi SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. Details: http://t.co/EMWLJFuPgq Map: http://t.co/3boKmfG2Xw— Earthquake Robot (@earthquakeBot) April 12, 2014


7 posted on 04/12/2014 1:39:42 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: cmdr straker

That is a big one!


8 posted on 04/12/2014 1:50:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: cmdr straker

8.3 is a big ‘un.


9 posted on 04/12/2014 2:08:15 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: BenLurkin

No joke. Someone felt that one.


10 posted on 04/12/2014 2:32:08 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: dangus

Earthquakes do only seem to swarm here on Earth


11 posted on 04/12/2014 2:43:17 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: cmdr straker

wasn’t there just a 6.7 one a couple of hours ago??


12 posted on 04/12/2014 3:10:35 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: al baby

6 of the 13 largest earthquakes between of the last century happened in the last 10 years. 6 more happened between 1951 and 1965. That’s 12 out of 13 happening in one of two stretches totaling 24 years.

That’s a stronger grouping than can be explained by the fallacy of the “Texas sharpshooter”, and while geologists are unsure of the reason, they do acknowledge the statistical groupings.


13 posted on 04/12/2014 3:38:39 PM PDT by dangus
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To: cmdr straker

Earthquake Facts and Statistics (USGS)

Frequency of Occurrence of Earthquakes
Magnitude Average Annually
8 and higher 1 ¹
7 - 7.9 15 ¹
6 - 6.9 134 ²
5 - 5.9 1319 ²
4 - 4.9 13,000
(estimated)
3 - 3.9 130,000
(estimated)
2 - 2.9 1,300,000
(estimated)


14 posted on 04/12/2014 4:27:48 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

USGS is now saying this was a 7.6. Is it just me, or is that a major difference?


15 posted on 04/12/2014 4:31:29 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy
From "How Things Work" online:

The Richter scale is logarithmic, meaning that whole-number jumps indicate a tenfold increase. In this case, the increase is in wave amplitude. That is, the wave amplitude in a level 6 earthquake is 10 times greater than in a level 5 earthquake, and the amplitude increases 100 times between a level 7 earthquake and a level 9 earthquake. The amount of energy released increases 31.7 times between whole number values.

16 posted on 04/12/2014 4:37:54 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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too ba dit wasn’t under the g-d white house. or wherever the hell piece’of land obama was currently on top of.


17 posted on 04/12/2014 5:24:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: PghBaldy

The Russians gave it a 6.9


18 posted on 04/12/2014 5:31:07 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: al baby

Was that on the Putin Scale of Bad@ssness?


19 posted on 04/12/2014 5:33:17 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Thank you. I just meant it seemed a large downgrade.


20 posted on 04/12/2014 5:34:09 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

No, you are absolutely right.

Be darned if I understand amplitude in an earthquake, but a 30-fold increase/decrease in energy released is tremendous.

I think your point was a good one.


21 posted on 04/12/2014 5:37:50 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey

I don’t know if it is due to Obama having idiots in charge of everything or what, but I wonder about such downgrades.


22 posted on 04/12/2014 11:44:20 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

You are right.

We now live in a Soviet-style age of government misinformation, with our enconomic statistics, healthcare numbers, unemployment levels and so on bearing remarkable relevance to the old Soviet five- and ten-year plans.

“Look, Comrade, we have tripled our wheat production for the 10th straight year! Now if only we could by some bread....”


23 posted on 04/14/2014 6:36:43 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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