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Magnitude 6.9 - ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
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Posted on 08/01/2007 8:39:40 PM PDT by Brian Mosely

Magnitude 6.9 - ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA

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2007 August 2 03:21:46 UTC

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 6.9
Date-Time

  • Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 03:21:46 (UTC)
    = Coordinated Universal Time
  • Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at 6:21:46 PM
    = local time at epicenter

Location

51.358°N, 179.929°W
Depth 48.1 km (29.9 miles)

Region ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
Distances
  • 234 km (146 miles) WSW (257°) from Adak, AK

  • 404 km (251 miles) W (259°) from Atka, AK
  • 2132 km (1324 miles) WSW (253°) from Anchorage, AK
Location Uncertainty

horizontal +/- 10.2 km (6.3 miles); depth +/- 9.5 km (5.9 miles)
Parameters Nst=123, Nph=123, Dmin=53.4 km, Rmss=0.94 sec, Gp= 86°,
M-type=moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6

Source
  • U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
    World Data Center for Seismology, Denver
Event ID

us2007fnag



TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: aleutian; earthquake; ringoffire; usgs

1 posted on 08/01/2007 8:39:43 PM PDT by Brian Mosely
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To: Brian Mosely

Watch for that Tsunami Warning! This is not good.


2 posted on 08/01/2007 8:41:18 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: RightWhale

Paging RightWhale, please report in.


3 posted on 08/01/2007 8:42:08 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: eyedigress

After the 7.2 at Vanautu earlier, the ring of fire is heating up.

Securing the bookshelves now...


4 posted on 08/01/2007 8:43:52 PM PDT by Philistone (Your existence as a non-believer offends the Prophet(MPBUH).)
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To: Philistone

Which side of “The Fire” are you on?


5 posted on 08/01/2007 8:46:40 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

San Fran Bay Area.

Had a little 4.2 roller last week (and a couple of smaller ones since then, judging by my inner ear).


6 posted on 08/01/2007 8:49:41 PM PDT by Philistone (Your existence as a non-believer offends the Prophet(MPBUH).)
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Active Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics, "Hot Spots" and the "Ring of Fire"

7 posted on 08/01/2007 8:51:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Welcome to FR. The Virtual Boot Camp for 'infidels' in waiting)
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To: eyedigress

There was another earthquake this morning
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Maps/10/170_-15.php
was a 7.2, was wondering if all this might relate to the bridge.
Cant find the link now.


8 posted on 08/01/2007 8:53:25 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Boycott China)
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To: Philistone
I remember driving to my sister's house in Lompoc in 1987 and rumblers messing with my head. Kinda scary.
Anyway here's this:


On March 9, 1957, at 14:22 GMT, an earthquake occurred south of the Andreanof Islands, in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. A Pacific-wide tsunami was triggered by the earthquake, which had a surface-wave magnitude of 8.3, an epicenter of 51.5° N, 175.7° W, and a focal depth of 33 km. Even though no lives were lost, the Hawaiian Islands suffered the greatest with damage costs approximately $5 million (1957 dollars).

9 posted on 08/01/2007 8:53:50 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: NormsRevenge

Now THATS a good reference! Thanks Norm.


10 posted on 08/01/2007 8:55:59 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Brian Mosely

I haven’t heard anything regarding a tsunami warning yet. Considering this quake is relatively ‘shallow’, I’m surprised there isn’t a warning. I’m about 1/4mi from the beach here in south Long Beach, not much above sea level.


11 posted on 08/01/2007 8:58:08 PM PDT by Andrew_SoCal
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To: sweetiepiezer

The fact that nobody is saying they felt anything, and the geological survey isn’t saying anything, leads me to believe the bridge in MN. went down for structural stress. (I’m in Power Management, not Civil Engineering, so I don’t know.)


12 posted on 08/01/2007 9:00:40 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: sweetiepiezer

There was no seismic activity within 500 miles of Minneapolis today. There was one 1.0 micro tremor near Memphis, but that was the closest.


13 posted on 08/01/2007 9:02:24 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: eyedigress

Electrical Engineers build bombs.

Civil Engineers build targets.

(Sorry, couldn’t resist!)


14 posted on 08/01/2007 9:06:16 PM PDT by Philistone (Your existence as a non-believer offends the Prophet(MPBUH).)
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To: Philistone

LOL, (it’s true). I happen to have a large history with Nevada and Arizona on the deliverance of the first part. I wonder how the heck I ended up in TN. :^)


15 posted on 08/01/2007 9:09:53 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

I’d like to see your logic on that assertation.


16 posted on 08/01/2007 9:16:31 PM PDT by raygun (The decision for or against Jn 3:16 is only THE biggest one that you'll ever make.)
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To: Brian Mosely; Kathy in Alaska; All

OH KATHY any word on Godzilla???


17 posted on 08/01/2007 9:19:35 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: NormsRevenge


Worrisome location, Norm. But I think it's too deep and too weak to threaten your coast or mine.

18 posted on 08/01/2007 9:20:29 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: eyedigress

It’s simply called rust.


19 posted on 08/01/2007 9:29:37 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: raygun

Are you wondering whether or not the USGS has knowledge of Earthquakes?


20 posted on 08/01/2007 9:39:27 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Westlander

I believe the MNDOT Administrator may catch some hard times over this. The FBI and Homeland Security is on scene. If it is from stress, that should have been caught, he is toast. If it is from stress that could have not been caught, he will barely make it. If it’s terrorism then it’s a different ballgame.


21 posted on 08/01/2007 9:54:51 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Philistone

USGS has pinged me 5 times in a row in the last couple of hours.

It indeed is hot tonight.

Ring of fire that is.

Off the coast of Russia got a good hit right after this quake and just got a ping for S. America in the ring of fire.


22 posted on 08/01/2007 10:07:16 PM PDT by Global2010 (No tagline today.)
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To: bd476

Ring of Fire shakin’ on 8-1-07


23 posted on 08/01/2007 10:14:04 PM PDT by Global2010 (No tagline today.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks Norm


24 posted on 08/01/2007 10:15:40 PM PDT by Global2010 (No tagline today.)
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To: blam

Yes, RW, come in! Someone on the bridge thread mentioned a Japan quake, is this the same one!


25 posted on 08/01/2007 10:15:54 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Andrew_SoCal

I looked it up.

No warning, unless location has a landslide.


26 posted on 08/01/2007 10:17:31 PM PDT by Global2010 (No tagline today.)
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To: BIGLOOK

ap from Japan

Small tsunami waves in Japan after quake

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070802/ap_on_re_as/japan_quake;_ylt=Ao4nbP8.DLtiYp0fEoZ7ZTJvaA8F

TOKYO - A strong quake hit near Sakhalin island in Russia’s Far East, reportedly killing one person and triggering small tsunami waves.

The temblor, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4, struck at 11:38 a.m. (10:38 p.m. EDT) near southern Sakhalin, according to Japan’s Meteorological Agency. One person was killed, the Russian news service Interfax reported.

Tsunami waves of about 8 inches hit the coastal town of Rumoi on Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido shortly after 1 p.m., the agency said.

Waves up to 20 inches could hit elsewhere on Hokkaido’s western coast, the agency warned.


27 posted on 08/01/2007 10:19:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Welcome to FR. The Virtual Boot Camp for 'infidels' in waiting)
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To: NormsRevenge; AmericanInTokyo

Come in, AIT, too!


28 posted on 08/01/2007 10:23:45 PM PDT by txhurl (what a crazy 6 hours~)
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To: eyedigress

No, I’m wondering where RightWhale is, and how much they know ‘bout earthquakes, and their thoughts concerning LadyinRed.


29 posted on 08/01/2007 10:27:01 PM PDT by raygun (The decision for or against Jn 3:16 is only THE biggest one that you'll ever make.)
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To: Brian Mosely

30 posted on 08/01/2007 10:28:49 PM PDT by poindexter
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To: NormsRevenge
What we worry over most are shocks from the Aleutians and from South America. There aren't any early warning islands in between.

Japan gets a lot of locally generated seismic sea waves from island to island or just a back wash from one in the vicinity.

Tonight isn't a good night for fishing.
31 posted on 08/01/2007 10:30:00 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: Brian Mosely

IYIYIYI!!! Alaska here.....just logged on to see your post....

I didn’t feel anything in the eastern Interior.


32 posted on 08/01/2007 10:33:54 PM PDT by Chena (“If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend”-LINCOLN)
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To: Chena; Kathy in Alaska
I am curious of the direction of travel. Kathy did you feel this Quake from the Aleutians?
33 posted on 08/01/2007 10:38:08 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: sweetiepiezer

No...doesn’t have anything to do with the bridge. The bridge dropped due to an imbalance in the structure ‘cause of the construction taking place [heavy in various areas including lots of 5 o’clock traffic not moving at all]. That was a ticket for disaster.


34 posted on 08/01/2007 10:39:04 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: eyedigress

This is strange. We use the Alaska Earthquake Information Center every day to see if there’s been any new quakes and I just pulled up their website and they are not showing a quake of this magnitude.

They’re showing:

09:09 PM AKDT Wednesday August 1st, 2007 1.69 ML in the Andreanof Islands region of Alaska

08:08 PM AKDT Wednesday August 1st, 2007 4.59 ML in the Andreanof Islands region of Alaska
06:03 PM AKDT Wednesday August 1st, 2007 2.07 ML in the Andreanof Islands region of Alaska

http://www.aeic.alaska.edu/recenteqs_sub/index.html


35 posted on 08/01/2007 10:53:26 PM PDT by Chena (“If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend”-LINCOLN)
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To: Chena; Kathy in Alaska

6 minutes ago:

TOKYO - A strong quake hit near Sakhalin island in Russia’s Far East on Thursday, reportedly killing one person and sending small tsunami waves to northern Japan.

The temblor, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4, struck at 11:38 a.m. Japan time (10:30 p.m. EDT) and hit the southern tip of Sakhalin, just north of Japan, according to Japan’s Meteorological Agency.

One person died and two people were injured on Sakhalin from the quake, the Russian news service Interfax reported.

In Japan, tsunami waves of about 1 foot hit the coastal city of Wakkanai on the country’s northernmost island of Hokkaido shortly before 2 p.m., according to the Meteorological Agency. Smaller waves were recorded elsewhere along Hokkaido’s western coast.

A second quake of magnitude 5.9 struck the region at 2:22 p.m., the agency said, but said there was no danger of a tsunami.

There were no reports of injuries or damage in Japan from the quakes or tsunami waves. Authorities lifted a tsunami warning for western Hokkaido three hours after the first quake.

Japan and Russia’s Far Eastern provinces form part of the Pacific Ocean’s seismically active “Ring of Fire.”

The Japanese government issues tsunami warnings even when only tiny waves are expected, and the country’s most heavily populated coastlines are fitted with loudspeakers to order tsunami evacuations.


36 posted on 08/01/2007 11:01:17 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress
More, holy cow.

Mag 7.2 Vanuatu

37 posted on 08/01/2007 11:09:11 PM PDT by txhurl (what a crazy 6 hours~)
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To: eyedigress
Nothing felt here. This quake was a looong ways away..way out there at the end.


38 posted on 08/01/2007 11:55:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Chena

Good evening, Chena....that’s where I check too. Nothing real big.


39 posted on 08/01/2007 11:57:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; eyedigress

bttt, there you are.


40 posted on 08/01/2007 11:59:03 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Did you feel the ‘quake, Kathy?


41 posted on 08/02/2007 12:08:18 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I am glad this will not affect your area. :^)


42 posted on 08/02/2007 12:11:16 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

I would move to TN in a heartbeat, if I could!


43 posted on 08/02/2007 12:20:54 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

What is your trade or expertise?


44 posted on 08/02/2007 12:24:53 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Cindy

Long, long ways away...way out at the end of the Aleutian chain. Nothing felt here.


45 posted on 08/02/2007 12:28:36 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good...smiling at you.


46 posted on 08/02/2007 12:29:18 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: blam

That’s fairly far from Fairbanks. Didn’t notice anything. Trucks hitting cracks in the road above have a stronger effect here.


47 posted on 08/02/2007 7:50:39 AM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Kathy! I logged off last night so I didn’t see your post until this morning. I see you had an earthquake about 15 minutes ago, 70 miles WSW of Anchorage, but it’s listed as unknown magnitude. Probably just a small one.

The Andreanof and Fox Islands are sure rumbling though. Typical for that area.

Have a great weekend! chena


48 posted on 08/02/2007 9:34:20 AM PDT by Chena (“If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend”-LINCOLN)
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To: Chena

I cannot find, anywhere in this rag of a newspaper, word one about an earthquake in the Andreanofs. I don’t get the rag, but there is nothing online that I can find.

OK....going to the breakroom for ice, I found a paper. On A-7 of only 8 pages, down in the corner, is the same blub that is posted upthread.

Nothing felt here at all this morning.


49 posted on 08/02/2007 11:05:10 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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