Skip to comments.Magnitude 7.1 Quake Shakes Solomon Islands
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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How many has this been this year so far?
Plus 7+ ?
# 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
Is this the same one that was reported early this morning, or a new one in the same area??
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
I did search, but this article had a different title. Certainly, it is the same quake.
I found a site that shows there have been 8 major earthquakes so far in 2010.
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
” 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.... ;~)
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.
Ring of Fire!
were there any earthquakes reported during WW2?
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.
Fox just reported the latest earthquake in Spain today, after the one in Solomon Islands.
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.
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.
I will gladly accept your apology :>)
I still can’t get over this one-week shake map for southern Cal.
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.
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.
Neither can several of my family members living near the epicenter.
Is there a thread about the earthquake in Granada, Spain,today?
You must be swilling that wastewater. Water is not pollutant. This answers.com quote:
How much does water weigh?
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.
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???
Nope, ace. Thats the formula for pounds of any pollutant “in the effluent”.
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!
As for AGW... my tag says it all!
Check out this table on the weight and density of water at various temperatures.
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.
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
How much does one gallon of water weigh?
Weight of 1 US Gallon of water = approx. 8.35
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.
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!
I did read that this dam affected the orbit of the earth by about one inch...I really did read that.
We had one off of the Oregon Coast Easter Sunday around 4:30pst.
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.
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.
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!
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.