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North Atlantic Ridge Earthquakes
USGS ^ | 01/13/10 | USGS

Posted on 02/12/2010 10:05:27 PM PST by winoneforthegipper

Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 04:30:45 UTC Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 01:30:45 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 29.725°N, 42.582°W Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program Region NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE Distances 1605 km (1000 miles) WSW of Horta, Azores, Portugal 2685 km (1670 miles) ENE of SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico 3225 km (2000 miles) W of LISBON, Portugal

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 21.8 km (13.5 miles); depth fixed by location program Parameters NST= 42, Nph= 42, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.22 sec, Gp=176°, M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=7 Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID us2010srap

(Excerpt) Read more at earthquake.usgs.gov ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquakes; geology
Four quakes last few hours between 5.1 and 4.1. Also to note yesterday the Southern Alantic ridge tremored with a 5.4 as did offshore cuba.
1 posted on 02/12/2010 10:05:27 PM PST by winoneforthegipper
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To: winoneforthegipper

is this the area where there is hugh amounts of methane under the sea...


2 posted on 02/12/2010 10:06:51 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: gibtx2
Great Job!

Yes, many suspect the North Atlantic plate of causing Methane Hydrate release, in masse.

Which I might add is more plausible than CO2 as a contributing factor toward any warm periods in history, including volcanoes!

3 posted on 02/12/2010 10:13:44 PM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

someone one also theorized that the massive release causes ships to lose buoyancy and sink like a rock..


4 posted on 02/12/2010 10:15:14 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: gibtx2
Good stuff. I heard of that but did not read anything on it. Perhaps when I am done typing this, I will google that aspect?....lol
5 posted on 02/12/2010 10:17:46 PM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Isn’t there an island in the atlantic over near europe that has a potential for a giant slide that would cause a tsunami that would swamp NYC.


6 posted on 02/12/2010 10:18:40 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: gibtx2

Canary Islands


7 posted on 02/12/2010 10:20:08 PM PST by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Is there any tsunami warning
8 posted on 02/12/2010 10:21:33 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: 1000 silverlings

yeah it was on a terror alert thing once.. they use a large explosive and NY get clobbered.. No one is watch the islands for two farm houses full of ammonia nitrate and diesel..


9 posted on 02/12/2010 10:22:35 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: gibtx2

Yes, the Canary islands. The name of the mountain is Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma.


10 posted on 02/12/2010 10:22:52 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

http://geology.geoscienceworld.org/cgi/content/abstract/29/3/223

interesting paper..


11 posted on 02/12/2010 10:28:03 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: gibtx2

Geologists and volcanologists also disagree about whether an eruption on the Cumbre Vieja would cause a single large gravitational landslide or a series of smaller landslides.


12 posted on 02/12/2010 10:29:49 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

yeah.. we know so little about how things really work..


13 posted on 02/12/2010 10:30:50 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: gibtx2

It is. I have it bookmarked.


14 posted on 02/12/2010 10:31:42 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: gibtx2

You are right. We really started quite early(within the last 200 years) the study of geology and the mechanics how this planet works.


15 posted on 02/12/2010 10:33:37 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: gibtx2

**someone one also theorized that the massive release causes ships to lose buoyancy and sink like a rock..**

Would that explain the inexplainable Bermuda Triangle?


16 posted on 02/12/2010 10:36:20 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

That is one explanation.


17 posted on 02/12/2010 10:37:41 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

No, to small with their intensity, but it has been awhile since this frequency of activity.


18 posted on 02/12/2010 10:39:16 PM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: gibtx2

Are you thinking the Azores?


19 posted on 02/12/2010 10:39:53 PM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Is it just me or have their been a buttload of earthquakes in the western hemisphere the last month?


20 posted on 02/12/2010 10:40:13 PM PST by Free Vulcan (No prisoners, no mercy. 2010 awaits...)
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To: winoneforthegipper

It is the Canary islands


21 posted on 02/12/2010 10:41:47 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: Free Vulcan
I think you are correct, there are some geologists that agree with that assessment as well. What is really intriguing me is the amount of quake action going on away from the ring of fire so to speak!
22 posted on 02/12/2010 10:42:17 PM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Salvation

that was the idea ... massive release of bubbles ... ships disappear rapidly ... they actually did and experiment in the UK to show that a ship would lose its boyance.. surface tension in all go away.. I think.. been a long time.. it was done in a naval water tunnel if you know what that is..


23 posted on 02/12/2010 10:44:03 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: sonofstrangelove

What are other theories about the Bermuda Triangle other than it being some “hexed” area?


24 posted on 02/12/2010 10:44:34 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: winoneforthegipper

i was but it is the Canary Island you mentioned.. we studied it .. everything would have be perfect to make it happen so knowing that God does have a sense of humor with man this would probably not work and would be a waste of time.. and no one gets to see the big bang which i understand they have to have..


25 posted on 02/12/2010 10:46:32 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: Free Vulcan; SunkenCiv; All

Yes, it seems there have been a number of earthquakes listed at FR recently. Sunken Civ often supplies this information to people on his Catastrophism Ping List. I checked out this whole post, and this usgs site is a very useful link for people who want to follow earthquake info regularly.


26 posted on 02/12/2010 10:48:28 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Salvation

Well, there are people say its the weather patterns and rogue waves. This is a area that there is a severe magnetic disturbances which can disturb compasses. There are so many theories out there its difficult to mention them all.


27 posted on 02/12/2010 10:49:38 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Dr. Day says: “If the volcano collapsed in one block of almost 20 cubic kilometres of rock, weighing 500 billion tonnes - twice the size of the Isle of Wight - it would fall into water almost 4 miles deep and create an undersea wave 2000 feet tall. Within five minutes of the landslide, a dome of water about a mile high would form and then collapse, before the Mega Tsunami fanned out in every direction, travelling at speeds of up to 500 mph. A 330ft wave would strike the western Sahara in less than an hour.”


28 posted on 02/12/2010 10:52:10 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: sonofstrangelove

I had heard about the compasses. Weather patterns seems plausible too. Waves could be caused by the tremors, it would seem.

I just think it’s fascinating that it could all be connected in some way.

Thanks for your answers.


29 posted on 02/12/2010 11:02:52 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Possibly there as well, but I am sure as well the Fogo volcano in the Azores is one that many a weary eye is trained to.


30 posted on 02/12/2010 11:06:25 PM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: sonofstrangelove
Actually the one I was thinking of is on the same Island as the other but is the Furnas Volcano, my apologies.

http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=1190375

31 posted on 02/12/2010 11:21:07 PM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Within days of Haiti I know there were several good sized ones in Mexico and Venezuela...they even had one in Chicago a couple of days ago.

Really hope the New Madrid isn’t about ready to bust loose. It’s overdue.


32 posted on 02/12/2010 11:35:42 PM PST by Free Vulcan (No prisoners, no mercy. 2010 awaits...)
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To: Free Vulcan
Here is a link to the USGS earth quake site. Since I live just north of Yellowstone I find this interesting. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/

I have been saying this for years, but maybe since globull warming is winding down Algoe may take it up. We need to stop continental drift!

Think about it for a minute. Continental drift causes earth quakes, tsunamis. volcanoes and, given a little time, it can even cause an entire ocean to disappear.

We need to start a movement to stop continental drift in our life time! Do it for the children. We need to act now.

On a related subject: I am selling continental drift credits. I am also working on a movie. The working title is, “An Inconvenient Drift”.

33 posted on 02/12/2010 11:48:35 PM PST by mtdrake
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To: Salvation

Actually, rogue waves are relatively large and spontaneous ocean surface waves that are a threat even to large ships and ocean liners


34 posted on 02/13/2010 12:03:55 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: winoneforthegipper

It has been said that Fogo is somewhat like Hawaii. There has been a huge presence of USGS scientists and monitoring sensors at the island.


35 posted on 02/13/2010 12:09:06 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Fogo is a stratovolcano.


36 posted on 02/13/2010 12:11:45 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: mtdrake

LOL....

Luke 21:11
There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

Are we there yet?


37 posted on 02/13/2010 12:23:32 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If American ever ceases to be a nation under God, she will be a nation gone under.")
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To: winoneforthegipper

Global cooling from the Solar minimum is causing the Earth’s crust to cool.

Expect more earthquakes in more places.


38 posted on 02/13/2010 3:10:36 AM PST by NY.SS-Bar9 (Bread and Circuses)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

We’re getting closer...look up!


39 posted on 02/13/2010 4:42:00 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

We’re getting closer...look up!


40 posted on 02/13/2010 4:42:40 AM PST by FES0844
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To: sonofstrangelove
Both Mt. Fogo’s are stratos however the Cape Verde Fogo is your classic cone shaped one that is so awesomely remindful of prehistoric days...lol
41 posted on 02/13/2010 6:34:52 AM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Here is Fogo-Cape Verde’s version erupting in 1995.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNNoMvxfsMw


42 posted on 02/13/2010 6:43:05 AM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: FES0844

Yes, we are! And I am!

My hope is that as the “birth pangs” continue to increase in frequency and severity - that millions will begin to “look up” - to seek Him!

before the night comes....


43 posted on 02/13/2010 6:57:11 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If American ever ceases to be a nation under God, she will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Free Vulcan

This is a map I just generated of quakes near the New Madrid Fault since 1974.

http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/catalogs/cgi-bin/uncgi/map_gen.cgi

If you want you can break it down by year at this link.

http://www.ceri.memphis.edu/seismic/catalogs/cat_nm.html


44 posted on 02/13/2010 7:38:02 AM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Free Vulcan

That’s my fear too. The New Madrid is ready to pop at any moment.


45 posted on 02/13/2010 7:41:51 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

That is the reason why there so many USGS scientists on the volcano. Its right on top of a “hot spot”.


46 posted on 02/13/2010 8:29:23 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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