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Moderate earthquake rattles Venezuela's capital (Preliminary magnitude of 6.2 to 6.4)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/12/09 | AP

Posted on 09/12/2009 4:13:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

CARACAS, Venezuela – An earthquake rattled Venezuela's capital Saturday, but there were no reports of major damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 for the quake, saying the epicenter was off Venezuela's Caribbean coast 65 miles (110 kilometers) west of Caracas. The head of Venezuela's seismological agency, Francisco Garces, put the quake at magnitude 6.2, followed by an aftershock registering 4.0.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquake; rattles; ringoffire; venezuela

1 posted on 09/12/2009 4:13:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Russian bombers? ;-)


2 posted on 09/12/2009 4:14:44 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama? Not so much.)
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To: doc1019

My thought too! LOL!


3 posted on 09/12/2009 4:15:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans! "Behaving badly" since April 19, 1775!)
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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2009llbc.php

Earthquake Details
Magnitude 6.4
Date-Time

* Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 20:06:25 UTC
* Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 08:06:25 PM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 10.757°N, 67.847°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region OFFSHORE ARAGUA, VENEZUELA
Distances 35 km (25 miles) NNE of Puerto Cabello, Venezuela
60 km (35 miles) NNE of Valencia, Venezuela
100 km (65 miles) W of CARACAS, Venezuela
2115 km (1310 miles) SE of Miami, Florida
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 5.4 km (3.4 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST=197, Nph=197, Dmin=806.2 km, Rmss=1.12 sec, Gp= 36°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source

* USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID us2009llbc


4 posted on 09/12/2009 4:16:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

The quake needs to take out the commie thug chavez...no one else just him.


5 posted on 09/12/2009 4:17:46 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: shield

Warning shot from God himself?


6 posted on 09/12/2009 4:19:17 PM PDT by bayliving (Government is NOT the ANSWER!!!)
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To: bayliving

Let me be the first on this thread !

BUSH`S FAULT !


7 posted on 09/12/2009 4:23:27 PM PDT by Einherjar (PEACE THROUGH SUPERIOR FIREPOWER)
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To: NormsRevenge

Maybe the South American religious extremist hijacker’s prediction is about to come true.


8 posted on 09/12/2009 4:24:54 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: NormsRevenge

They actually heard the tea party in DC clear down to Venezuela? Wow! No wonder “O” headed north! LOL


9 posted on 09/12/2009 4:27:25 PM PDT by GWMcClintock ("When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?" Ps. 11:3)
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To: NormsRevenge; Ernest_at_the_Beach; calljack; lainie; BurbankKarl; pollywog; Brad's Gramma; ...
Earthquake Ping List. There are also some people whom I have individually pinged yet who are not on the Earthquake Ping List. If I pinged you by mistake, my apologies.

If you wish to be removed from the Earthquake Ping List or added to it, please FReepmail me.

10 posted on 09/12/2009 4:28:08 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Brilliant

BINGO


11 posted on 09/12/2009 4:28:56 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: bayliving

Chavez aligns himself with the enemies of Israel and spreads lies about ‘zionist aggression’. A little Gen 12.3b boomerang effect applied from above?


12 posted on 09/12/2009 4:36:15 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: doc1019

ya never know.. ;-)

Russian bombers land in Venezuela
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2338266/posts


13 posted on 09/12/2009 4:38:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: tflabo
the sad part is that innocent people will be harmed and not this stinky monkey chavez.
14 posted on 09/12/2009 5:05:37 PM PDT by QQQQ
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To: NormsRevenge

Earthquake? Or the sysmic recoil vibrations from Tea Party marchers in D.C.? Hmmmm, you decide.


15 posted on 09/12/2009 5:12:45 PM PDT by 444Flyer ( "Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers."--Mignon McLaughlin)
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To: NormsRevenge
Moderate earthquake rattles Venezuela's capital

Same day as...

Conservative earthquake rattles U.S. capital

16 posted on 09/12/2009 5:12:46 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

lol. We were only off our post times by 1 second.


17 posted on 09/12/2009 5:13:43 PM PDT by 444Flyer ( "Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers."--Mignon McLaughlin)
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To: 444Flyer

Touche!


18 posted on 09/12/2009 5:19:53 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign
In my hurry to beat your time, I spelled seismic incorrectly. So technically, you win!
19 posted on 09/12/2009 5:23:19 PM PDT by 444Flyer ( "Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers."--Mignon McLaughlin)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks Norm for posting this.


20 posted on 09/12/2009 6:46:17 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: bayliving

Warning shot from the South American/Carribean Plate boundary which has been there causing large earthquakes periodically for tens of millions of years.


21 posted on 09/12/2009 6:47:23 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Jet Jaguar; Godzilla; Oorang; bd476

Venezuela earthquake ping.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2338270/posts


22 posted on 09/12/2009 6:47:48 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Strategerist
That's a pretty good pop.

'Ring of Fire'

Active Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics, "Hot Spots" and the "Ring of Fire"

23 posted on 09/12/2009 6:52:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge


Today there was also a Magnitude 2.9 - VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION and a 4.9 quake near Chile:

I posted a map below showing the 6.4 quake and the one near Chile.



The September 12, 2009 earthquake offshore of Venezuela occurred at a shallow depth as a result of right-lateral strike-slip faulting.

The tectonics of this area are dominated by the eastward motion of the Caribbean plate with respect to the South American plate, at a rate of approximately 20mm/yr.

Major fault systems in the region include the Boconó fault further to the southwest, and the San Sebastián and El Pilar faults which run from west to east near the earthquake epicenter; these faults accommodate the majority of the motion between the two plates.

The location of today’s event indicates it may have occurred on the San Sebastián or El Pilar faults, though further analysis of the earthquake is needed.

The region surrounding the September 12th event is known to be seismically active, and has hosted strong earthquakes in the past; previous damaging earthquakes include an M6.5 quake in July 1967 that caused approximately 240 fatalities, and an M5.4 quake in May 1989 which made more than 2000 people homeless in the Tucacas area.


Magnitude 6.4 - OFFSHORE ARAGUA, VENEZUELA







Magnitude 4.9 - OFF THE COAST OF LOS LAGOS, CHILE

2009 September 12 17:40:05 UTC


Magnitude 4.9
Date-Time Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 17:40:05 UTC
Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 12:40:05 PM at epicenter

Location 42.043°S, 76.730°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region OFF THE COAST OF LOS LAGOS, CHILE
Distances

255 km (160 miles) WNW of Castro, Chile
320 km (200 miles) WSW of Puerto Montt, Chile
340 km (210 miles) WSW of Osorno, Chile
1095 km (680 miles) SSW of SANTIAGO, Chile

Magnitude 4.9 - OFF THE COAST OF LOS LAGOS, CHILE

24 posted on 09/12/2009 7:24:09 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

Hugo got a wake up call.


25 posted on 09/12/2009 10:27:25 PM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is not 'free'.)
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