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Magnitude 7.1 Quake Shakes Solomon Islands
Fox News ^ | 4/11/2010 | AP

Posted on 04/11/2010 5:31:50 PM PDT by AngieGal

A major earthquake has struck off the Solomon Islands, but a tsunami was not expected.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 7.1-magnitude quake struck at Sunday evening. Its epicenter was about 130 miles southeast of the capital, Honiara, in the Pacific Ocean.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquake; solomonislands; usgs

1 posted on 04/11/2010 5:31:50 PM PDT by AngieGal
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To: AngieGal

Another one?

How many has this been this year so far?

Plus 7+ ?


2 posted on 04/11/2010 5:33:36 PM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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To: EBH

# Magnitude 6.2 SPAIN April 11, 2010
# Magnitude 6.8 SOLOMON ISLANDS April 11, 2010
# Magnitude 7.7 NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA April 06, 2010
# Magnitude 7.2 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO April 04, 2010
# Magnitude 4.4 GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA March 16, 2010
# Magnitude 6.7 OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE March 16, 2010
# Magnitude 6.5 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN March 14, 2010
# Magnitude 6.9 LIBERTADOR O HIGGINS, CHILE March 11, 2010
# Magnitude 6.1 EASTERN TURKEY March 08, 2010
# Magnitude 6.8 SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA March 05, 2010
# Magnitude 6.6 OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE March 05, 2010
# Magnitude 8.8 OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE February 27, 2010
# Magnitude 7.0 RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN February 26, 2010
# Magnitude 6.9 CHINA-RUSSIA-NORTH KOREA BORDER REGION February 18, 2010
# Magnitude 3.8 ILLINOIS February 10, 2010
# Magnitude 5.9 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA February 04, 2010
# Magnitude 6.2 BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA February 01, 2010
# Magnitude 5.9 HAITI REGION January 20, 2010
# Magnitude 4.0 OKLAHOMA January 15, 2010
# Magnitude 7.0 HAITI REGION January 12, 2010
# Magnitude 6.5 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA January 10, 2010
# Magnitude 4.1 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA January 07, 2010
# Magnitude 6.8 SOLOMON ISLANDS January 05, 2010
# Magnitude 7.1 SOLOMON ISLANDS January 03, 2010
# Magnitude 6.6 SOLOMON ISLANDS January 03, 2010


3 posted on 04/11/2010 5:35:14 PM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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To: AngieGal; MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Is this the same one that was reported early this morning, or a new one in the same area??

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2490844/posts

7.1 Quake hits Solomon Islands
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/top/all/6953795.html ^ | 11 April 2010

Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2010 6:32:07 AM by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin


4 posted on 04/11/2010 5:36:07 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Uncle Ike

Sorry Ike-
I did search, but this article had a different title. Certainly, it is the same quake.


5 posted on 04/11/2010 5:39:00 PM PDT by AngieGal
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To: EBH
There were 17 in 2009

Info here

6 posted on 04/11/2010 5:47:32 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: EBH

I found a site that shows there have been 8 major earthquakes so far in 2010.


7 posted on 04/11/2010 5:52:43 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: EBH
I wonder if the concentration of weight from the big Chinese dam could influence the wobble of the globe, and cause a disruption under the surface?

Water weighs 8.33 pounds per gallon...

That big dam is damn big!

It impounded 4,270,000,000 cubic metres of water in a recent flood stage. One cubic meter contains 264.172052 GALLONS. Therefor, the dam is holding 4.69818107 × 109 - TONS concentrated in one (relatively) small space!!!

Three gorges dam locks view from vantage point

8 posted on 04/11/2010 5:54:51 PM PDT by WVKayaker ( Ridicule is the best test of truth. - Philip Dormer Shanhope, Lord Chesterfield)
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To: AngieGal

” Sorry Ike- “

Apology not necessary - as much as I love FR, I know that the ‘search’ function is pretty hit-or-miss.... ;~)

I asked, because large earthquakes like this can have equally strong aftershocks - so it could have gone either way.... ;~)


9 posted on 04/11/2010 5:57:37 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: SoldierDad

Thanks it just seems like every time I log here and earthquake happens....

Oh...maybe I should never log out?!

Seriously though...thank you for the links.


10 posted on 04/11/2010 5:58:57 PM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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To: AngieGal

Ring of Fire!


11 posted on 04/11/2010 6:06:34 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: truthguy

were there any earthquakes reported during WW2?


12 posted on 04/11/2010 6:08:16 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: WVKayaker
Water weighs 8.33 pounds per gallon...

On what planet? On earth, a gallon weighs 8 lbs. A quart is 32 oz....2 lbs. Four quarts in a gallon.

How much does the Pacific Ocean influence the wobble? It's a lot bigger. I think you're barking up the wrong tree here.

13 posted on 04/11/2010 6:09:14 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Uncle Ike

Fox just reported the latest earthquake in Spain today, after the one in Solomon Islands.


14 posted on 04/11/2010 6:10:11 PM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: AngieGal

Last week we had a 4.6 here in Wasilla, Alaska, I was standing on a reinforced concrete shop floor and it was an upward shard single jolt, the ones before were shakes, this one felt like a 200 ton weight was dropped real close.
I have been around 50ton stamping mills, this was a LOT stronger, I froze and waited for more, I did make my way outside...just in case.


15 posted on 04/11/2010 6:13:22 PM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: EBH
It has been one hell of an active year.

The safety team I lead at the large west cost company I work for, is hosting a first annual Earthquake Awareness Fair in two weeks. We were at first wondering how much interest there would be in it. Don’t have to worry about it being a flop now. We picked the right year to start it, because it is expected now to be swamped with employees. Maybe as much as a thousand.

16 posted on 04/11/2010 6:19:33 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Myrddin
Your 8 lbs is incorrect. As a former concrete technician for a ready mix provider, I have had to figure specific gravity and other factors in designing a "batch" formula. I learned it as 8.33 lbs (slight temperature variance). Argue that with God! It was His idea. I have also seen it expressed at 8.34.

I will gladly accept your apology :>)

17 posted on 04/11/2010 6:21:19 PM PDT by WVKayaker ( Ridicule is the best test of truth. - Philip Dormer Shanhope, Lord Chesterfield)
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To: bravo whiskey
were there any earthquakes reported during WW2?

Probably but I doubt it would have made the news. The fighting in the Solomons was some of the most ferocious of the entire war. What's a 7.1 earthquake compared to that? How much damage could you do in a primitive place like those islands.
18 posted on 04/11/2010 6:22:11 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: SoldierDad

I still can’t get over this one-week shake map for southern Cal.

http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/


19 posted on 04/11/2010 6:24:44 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Myrddin; WVKayaker

As a wastewater superintendent, if I used 8 instead of 8.33 to report pounds of a pollutant in the effluent, I would go to jail.


20 posted on 04/11/2010 6:25:39 PM PDT by John W
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To: Myrddin
If you know about wheel balancing, you put a weight on the outside to reduce wobble. Wrong weight can increase it.

The Pacific hasn't moved lately, has it?

There are more frequent earthquakes these days, and man has moved mountains, and added dams... just wondering?

God set that all in motion before man came into the picture... and we know how to screw things up real well.

21 posted on 04/11/2010 6:25:44 PM PDT by WVKayaker ( Ridicule is the best test of truth. - Philip Dormer Shanhope, Lord Chesterfield)
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To: NavyCanDo

Neither can several of my family members living near the epicenter.


22 posted on 04/11/2010 6:27:16 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: AngieGal

Is there a thread about the earthquake in Granada, Spain,today?


23 posted on 04/11/2010 6:28:21 PM PDT by Palladin (Regroup, Resist, Reload, Repeat!)
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To: John W

You must be swilling that wastewater. Water is not pollutant. This answers.com quote:

How much does water weigh?

Answer

1 kilogram per liter
1000 kilogram per m3
1 gram per milliliter

8.34 lbs per gallon

The question as it is currently written shows a lack of understanding of weight, mass, and volume. One might answer the question with the question How much water? or How much water and on what planet? The real question here is instead what is the density of water, which is the mass of water per unit volume.

The weight of any object or substance depends upon how much matter there is and where it is because weight is a dependent on gravity. The weight of, say, a gallon of water on the surface of the Earth is greater than the same amount of water on the moon. Put another way, a quart of water on Earth might weigh as much as a gallon of water on the moon because there is much less gravity on the moon.

So, assuming you want to know how much a gallon of water weighs here on Earth, figure about 8.34 pounds. See the related questions for more answers to your question.

The density is the mass of water divided by its volume. Since mass doesn’t depend on gravity, the mass of an equal volume of water is the same everywhere. The density of water is 1 gram per milliliter (or equivalently 1 kilogram per liter). The density of water does depend on temperature however. The value of 1 kg/L is for water at 24 °C.


24 posted on 04/11/2010 6:32:21 PM PDT by WVKayaker ( Ridicule is the best test of truth. - Philip Dormer Shanhope, Lord Chesterfield)
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To: WVKayaker; Amerigomag; marsh2; Grampa Dave; Randy Larsen; NormsRevenge; budwiesest; AuntB; ...
Hey! All you kayakers and rafters that hate dams are just swilling that "reservoir induced seismicity" kool-aid almost to the extent that you've devoured the Three Gourges Reservoir full of it!!!

If you believe in it, because you can't possibly prove it, then you'll also believe in human caused global warming!!!

And if you'll believe that, you'll believe just anything at all!!! Or else, it's just some liberal wishful thinking!!!

Are you guys suffering some supposed shortage of navigable waters? Why can't you admit that rafting and kayaking would be up a creek without a paddle if it weren't for dams deferring flows in streams until late in summer and early fall???

25 posted on 04/11/2010 6:34:07 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("Contempt of Congress" used to be a minor crime. Now it's a badge of honor!!!)
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To: WVKayaker

Nope, ace. Thats the formula for pounds of any pollutant “in the effluent”.


26 posted on 04/11/2010 6:35:08 PM PDT by John W
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To: bravo whiskey
were there any earthquakes reported during WW2?

One night in 1943, my father said, an earthquake on Bougainville bounced him right out of his foxhole. He was semi-dozing, and thought that a Jap battleship shell had landed not far away!

27 posted on 04/11/2010 6:35:36 PM PDT by Snickersnee (Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket?)
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To: WVKayaker
Your figure is correct. I still think the concern about the dam is not correct with respect to "wobble". That mass of water might have some significant influence with respect to depressing the land mass in the area. The weight wasn't there until the dam collected it in that location. A greater concern is what happens downstream when a significant earthquake breaches the dam.
28 posted on 04/11/2010 6:35:53 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: SierraWasp
Who hates dams? I just posited a question. In WV, we usually get the big flows this time of year. You must live in the desert.

As for AGW... my tag says it all!


29 posted on 04/11/2010 6:38:42 PM PDT by WVKayaker ( Ridicule is the best test of truth. - Philip Dormer Shanhope, Lord Chesterfield)
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To: Myrddin

Check out this table on the weight and density of water at various temperatures.

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/water-density-specific-weight-d_595.html


30 posted on 04/11/2010 6:43:31 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: John W

Your Ignorance can’t be cured with facts, can it? The formula for what? Water weighs 8 1/3 pounds per gallon on earth! If you are using 8 pounds as a reference on earth, you are reporting facts not in evidence. Only Ice or steam weighs less by volume.

http://www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/www/subsection1_4_2_0_7.html
The Weight of Water

Pounds Grams Kilograms
Cubic cm. 0.002205 1 0.001
Cubic inch 0.036127 16.387064 0.0163871
Liter 2.204684 1000.028 1.000028
Gallon 8.345404 3785.4118 3.7854118
Cubic foot 62.42796 28316.847 28.316847

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_does_one_gallon_of_water_weigh

How much does one gallon of water weigh?

Weight of 1 US Gallon of water = approx. 8.35

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/water-density-specific-weight-d_595.html

At aprox. 4oC (39.2oF) pure water has it’s highest density (weight or mass):
1 g/cm3 = 1 g/ml = 1 kg/litre = 1000 kg/m3 = 1 tonne/m3 = 62.4 lb/ft3 = 8.34 lb/gallon.


31 posted on 04/11/2010 6:45:39 PM PDT by WVKayaker ( Ridicule is the best test of truth. - Philip Dormer Shanhope, Lord Chesterfield)
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To: Myrddin

My thoughts were of “pushing on the side of a balloon and watching it expand or distort on the other side”. I’m sure I’m wrong, but not totally!


32 posted on 04/11/2010 6:48:08 PM PDT by WVKayaker ( Ridicule is the best test of truth. - Philip Dormer Shanhope, Lord Chesterfield)
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To: WVKayaker
"I wonder if the concentration of weight from the big Chinese dam could influence the wobble of the globe, and cause a disruption under the surface? "

I did read that this dam affected the orbit of the earth by about one inch...I really did read that.

33 posted on 04/11/2010 8:24:03 PM PDT by blam
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To: WVKayaker
Well, lemme tell ya pilgrim... that chinese reservoir's total contents as compared to the Pacific Ocean amounts to about one drop of fresh spit, sitting on the lip of some hyper-fanitic whitewater rafter or kayaker yellin about "reservoir induced seismicity" till the cows come home!!!

Phhhhhht!!!

34 posted on 04/11/2010 8:51:13 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("Contempt of Congress" used to be a minor crime. Now it's a badge of honor!!!)
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To: EBH

We had one off of the Oregon Coast Easter Sunday around 4:30pst.


35 posted on 04/11/2010 10:02:36 PM PDT by Global2010 (We have De Humanized our Society because we have De Christianize our society. Fr.Corapi)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I found that one as well before my reply that the quoted weight was correct. My error was assuming the density is 1.0. That works fine when measuring in grams vs cubic centimeters. I was surprised to hear that 8 lbs of water isn’t volumetrically a gallon.


36 posted on 04/11/2010 10:34:54 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: WVKayaker

The Pacific moves constantly. It’s called tidal motion. The moon is the principal cause. Even dry land is affected by this tidal gravity wave. The sun also has an impact with stronger tides in the Dec/Jan time frame. Each month a syzygy occurs when the sun/moon/earth for a straight line. That further magnifies the distortion of the earth by external gravitational forces. There is also motion due to wind and storms.


37 posted on 04/11/2010 10:45:46 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

I remember from chemistry class that it is 1.0g/mL and for some reason I thought it was 8.1 lbs. per gallon but I was wrong too until I double checked what that guy said. So now I know that it is about 8.33. Live and learn!


38 posted on 04/11/2010 10:53:46 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: WVKayaker
I wonder if the concentration of weight from the big Chinese dam could influence the wobble of the globe, and cause a disruption under the surface?

Probably not beyond a local phenomena. The mass of the dam is insignificant compared to the mass of the crust and provides no contributive mass in rotational equations involving the mantle. Man's redistribution of mass on the earth's surface simple isn't a factor outside political speech.

39 posted on 04/20/2010 2:45:17 PM PDT by Amerigomag
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