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Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake in Gulf of California
Kyodo News (Japan) | January 4, 2006

Posted on 01/04/2006 2:01:43 AM PST by HAL9000

M7.0 quake hits N. America

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 jolted North America at around 5:32 p.m. Wednesday Japan time, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The focus of the quake was some 30 kilometers under the seabed around the Gulf of California, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The quake may cause small tsunamis around its epicenter, but they will not bring about any damage, the agency said.



TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bajacalifornia; earthquake; gulfofcalifornia; mexico; quake; sanandreas; sanandreasfault; seaofcortez

1 posted on 01/04/2006 2:01:44 AM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

Well, it appeared that the 'psychics' were right on C2C. There was an earthquake in California...Gulf of California that did no damage! But an earthquake nonetheless! :-P


2 posted on 01/04/2006 2:03:42 AM PST by Simmy2.5 (There are more conspiracies at DU then there are on Coast to Coast AM.)
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To: HAL9000
Magnitude 6.7 - GULF OF CALIFORNIA 2006 January 4 08:32:31 UTC
3 posted on 01/04/2006 2:03:44 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000

Good find, Hal. Thanks for posting this!


4 posted on 01/04/2006 2:04:49 AM PST by bd476
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To: HAL9000
MAP 4.7  2006/01/04 09:17:57  28.105 -112.506  10.0  GULF OF CALIFORNIA
MAP 6.7  2006/01/04 08:32:32  28.102 -112.066  10.0  GULF OF CALIFORNIA
MAP 4.4  2006/01/04 08:30:39  27.799 -112.278  10.0  GULF OF CALIFORNIA
map 2.5  2006/01/04 05:58:10  54.209 -164.008  50.0  UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
map 3.0  2006/01/04 04:37:17  57.907 -156.976   1.0  ALASKA PENINSULA
map 2.5  2006/01/04 03:53:08  61.634 -152.117 120.0  SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 4.6  2006/01/04 03:45:05  27.776 -112.155  10.0  GULF OF CALIFORNIA
map 3.3  2006/01/04 02:46:06  63.146 -148.964  60.0  CENTRAL ALASKA
MAP 4.9  2006/01/04 01:05:10  27.941 -112.147  10.0  GULF OF CALIFORNIA

5 posted on 01/04/2006 2:04:56 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000

I didn't know there was a Gulf of California. I didn't feel anything, but we are already having unusually big waves down at the beach... before this news.


6 posted on 01/04/2006 2:06:05 AM PST by La Enchiladita ("We never lose! We're the United States of America!!" Rush, 12/26/05)
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To: HAL9000


7 posted on 01/04/2006 2:06:37 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: Simmy2.5

I predict that there will be even ANOTHER quake in California TODAY!


8 posted on 01/04/2006 2:07:00 AM PST by geopyg (Ever Vigilant, Never Fearful)
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To: All

9 posted on 01/04/2006 2:11:01 AM PST by Pro-Bush (We protect Korea's border better than our own!)
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To: HAL9000

Strong earthquake hits off Mexico's Baja California coast

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - A strong earthquake struck early Wednesday off the Baja California peninsula in the Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.7-magnitude quake occurred at 12:32 a.m. PST and was centered 425 miles southeast of San Diego and 56 miles northeast of Santa Rosalia, Baja California.

The quake occurred at an estimated depth of 6 miles along an extension of the San Andreas fault, said John Bellini, a geophysicist with the USGS in Golden, Colo.

Bellini said USGS maps indicate that about 2 million people live in areas where the quake would have been felt and about 870,000 of those would have experienced moderate shaking. The population in areas where the shaking would have been most severe was "very sparse," he said.

"It was not enough to really cause anything significant damage-wise," Bellini said.


10 posted on 01/04/2006 2:14:07 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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Magnitude 6.7 - GULF OF CALIFORNIA
2006 January 4 08:32:31 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report

U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

A strong earthquake occurred at 08:32:31 (UTC) on Wednesday, January 4, 2006. The magnitude 6.7 event has been located in the GULF OF CALIFORNIA. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)
Small globe showing earthquake

Small map showing earthquake

Magnitude 6.7
Date-Time Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 08:32:31 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 1:32:31 AM
= local time at epicenter

Location 28.102°N, 112.066°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Distances 89 km (56 miles) NNE (14°) from Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur, Mexico
101 km (63 miles) SW (215°) from La Doce, Sonora, Mexico
116 km (72 miles) W (280°) from Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
152 km (94 miles) SW (225°) from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
684 km (425 miles) SE (135°) from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 6.2 km (3.9 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters Nst=129, Nph=129, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.15 sec, Gp=122°,
M-type=moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID ushmal


11 posted on 01/04/2006 2:14:44 AM PST by bd476
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To: HAL9000

That's quite a sequence.. Seven hours of significant earthquakes.


12 posted on 01/04/2006 2:27:20 AM PST by kingu
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To: capitan_refugio; lainie; Darksheare; Quilla; SubMareener; Esther Ruth; kimchi lover; sf4dubya; ...
Earthquake Magnitude 6.7 - GULF OF CALIFORNIA

A strong earthquake occurred at 08:32:31 (UTC) on Wednesday, January 4, 2006. The magnitude 6.7 event has been located in the GULF OF CALIFORNIA. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

  • Magnitude 6.7
  • Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 1:32:31 AM = local time at epicenter
  • Location 28.102°N, 112.066°W
  • Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
  • Region GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Distances
  • 89 km (56 miles) NNE (14°) from Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • 89 km (56 miles) NNE (17°) from Santa Rosalia, Baja Calif. Sur, Mexico
  • 101 km (63 miles) SW (215°) from La Doce, Sonora, Mexico
  • 152 km (94 miles) SW (225°) from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
  • 684 km (425 miles) SE (135°) from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

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13 posted on 01/04/2006 2:31:25 AM PST by bd476
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To: HAL9000

14 posted on 01/04/2006 2:36:10 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000
TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0842Z 04 JAN 2006
 
THIS BULLETIN IS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE PACIFIC BASIN EXCEPT
ALASKA - BRITISH COLUMBIA - WASHINGTON - OREGON - CALIFORNIA.
 
... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...
 
THIS MESSAGE IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.
 
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
 
 ORIGIN TIME -  0833Z 04 JAN 2006
 COORDINATES -  28.1 NORTH  112.2 WEST 
 LOCATION    -  GULF OF CALIFORNIA
 MAGNITUDE   -  7.0
 
EVALUATION
 
 NO DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON          
 HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.                             
                                                                      
 HOWEVER - EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL         
 TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN        
 A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES       
 IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS              
 POSSIBILITY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.                            
 
THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.
 
THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE BULLETINS
FOR ALASKA - BRITISH COLUMBIA - WASHINGTON - OREGON - CALIFORNIA.

15 posted on 01/04/2006 2:37:54 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000
From the USGS site:

MAP 4.7 2006/01/04 09:17:57 28.105 -112.506 10.0 GULF OF CALIFORNIA
MAP 6.7 2006/01/04 08:32:32 28.102 -112.066 10.0 GULF OF CALIFORNIA
MAP 4.4 2006/01/04 08:30:39 27.799 -112.278 10.0 GULF OF CALIFORNIA
map 2.5 2006/01/04 05:58:10 54.209 -164.008 50.0 UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
map 3.0 2006/01/04 04:37:17 57.907 -156.976 1.0 ALASKA PENINSULA
map 2.5 2006/01/04 03:53:08 61.634 -152.117 120.0 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 4.6 2006/01/04 03:45:05 27.776 -112.155 10.0 GULF OF CALIFORNIA
map 3.3 2006/01/04 02:46:06 63.146 -148.964 60.0 CENTRAL ALASKA
MAP 4.9 2006/01/04 01:05:10 27.941 -112.147 10.0 GULF OF CALIFORNIA

Several large after shocks - to be expected. 6.7

16 posted on 01/04/2006 2:42:42 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: bd476
Please add me to your earthquake ping list! Thanks!
17 posted on 01/04/2006 3:03:57 AM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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18 posted on 01/04/2006 3:05:18 AM PST by bd476
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19 posted on 01/04/2006 3:36:59 AM PST by bd476
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20 posted on 01/04/2006 3:46:00 AM PST by bd476
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To: bd476

EMSC at 3:53 this morn posting it a 6.8
(little difference)

***

EARTHQUAKE on 04/01/2006 at 08:32 (UTC)
GULF OF CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 38 km S San rafael

MAGNITUDE: Ms 6.8

Data provided by: BRA GFZ IMP LVV NEIC ODC RNS SED ZAMG

Latitude = 28.22 N
Longitude = 111.96 W
Origin Time = 08:32:32.5 (UTC)
Depth = 10 Km (f)
RMS = 1.41 sec
Gap = 122 degrees
95% confidence ellipse: - Semi major = 9.3 Km
- Semi minor = 6.2 Km
- Azimuth of major axis = 39 degrees

Number of data used = 146
Preliminary location computed on Wed Jan 4 09:45:02 2006 (UTC)
Done by Gilles Mazet-Roux

Comments :
Message number: 641

All magnitudes estimations :
mb5.9 (BRA) mb6.0 (GFZ) M 6.7 (NEIC) mb5.8 (ODC)
mb6.2 (RNS) mb6.1 (SED) mb5.6 (ZAMG)



21 posted on 01/04/2006 5:29:36 AM PST by Esther Ruth (I have loved thee with an EVERLASTING LOVE, Jeremiah 31:3 Genesis 12:1-3 ***ZECH 12:3)
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To: HAL9000


22 posted on 01/04/2006 9:01:43 AM PST by balrog666 (A myth by any other name is still inane.)
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To: HAL9000

only about 200 miles from my house in La Paz :-(


23 posted on 01/04/2006 2:50:28 PM PST by xcamel (Exposing clandestine operations is treason. 13 knots make a noose.)
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To: HAL9000
...and it is only January 4th.
24 posted on 01/04/2006 2:51:07 PM PST by mware (everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL.")
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