Skip to comments.Earthquake, Sumatra, 8.7 mag
Posted on 04/11/2012 2:22:47 AM PDT by Kay Ludlow
More shake, rattle and roll on the other side of the planet. 8.7 this morning; Tsunami warning for Indonesia, not for Japan. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000905e#summary
Thank you for the update, Relee!
Yes, here is the list. This one appears to be very shallow, compared.
He’s just tidying up the last of his Indonesian records. A flood here, an earthquake there...
Heh, good point.
Whenifhow, thank you for all the updates and links!
Formerly administered as part of the British Crown Colony of Mauritius, the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) was established as an overseas territory of the UK in 1965.
A number of the islands of the territory were later transferred to the Seychelles when it attained independence in 1976.
Subsequently, BIOT has consisted only of the six main island groups comprising the Chagos Archipelago. The largest and most southerly of the islands, Diego Garcia, contains a joint UK-US naval support facility. All of the remaining islands are uninhabited.
Between 1967 and 1973, former agricultural workers, earlier residents in the islands, were relocated primarily to Mauritius, but also to the Seychelles.
Negotiations between 1971 and 1982 resulted in the establishment of a trust fund by the British Government as compensation for the displaced islanders, known as Chagossians.
Beginning in 1998, the islanders pursued a series of lawsuits against the British Government seeking further compensation and the right to return to the territory.
In 2006 and 2007, British court rulings invalidated the immigration policies contained in the 2004 BIOT Constitution Order that had excluded the islanders from the archipelago, but upheld the special military status of Diego Garcia.
In 2008, the House of Lords, as the final court of appeal in the UK, ruled in favor of the British Government by overturning the lower court rulings and finding no right of return for the Chagossians.
Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia provides logistic support to operational forces forward deployed to the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf areas of responsibility in support of national policy objectives.
Diego Garcia, an atoll of the Chagos Archipelago in the British Indian Ocean Territory, is located 7 degrees south of the equator.
Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia History
The Island of Diego Garcia is the largest of the Chagos Islands located on a large shoal area known as the Great Chagos Bank. This expanse of islands and sand cays covers some 22,000 square miles of the Indian Ocean.
Historians believe that the islands were discovered by Portuguese navigators during the 16th Century and remained uninhabited until the 18th Century.
Under the Treaty of Paris of 1814, many of the islands in the Indian Ocean under the control of the French were ceded to Britain, including the Mauritius and the Chagos Islands. In 1965, these islands became the British Indian Ocean Territory (B.I.O.T.).
During the 19th Century the islands were used as plantations, producing copra and coconut oils. Plantations on Diego Garcia were closed in 1971, following a decision to establish the U.S. Navy Support Facility based on the 1966 Exchange of Notes between Great Britain and the United States.
Today, under the command of a Royal Navy Commander, Great Britain maintains a presence on the Island, with the Headquarters, British Forces, BIOT, and the Royal Overseas Police.
In January 1971, U.S. Navy Seabees were transported to the island by landing ship to begin building the U.S. military presence on Diego Garcia. Today Diego Garcia is home to 16 separate commands, including the U.S. Navy Support Facility, which functions as the host command.
The mission of the U.S. Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia is "To provide logistic support to operational forces forward deployed to the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf AORs in support of national policy objectives."
NAVSUPPFAC Diego Garcia occupies a critical part on the "tip of the spear" for U.S. military forces by supporting a multitude of unique and challenging mission requirements. Our motto and mission focus is "ONE ISLAND, ONE TEAM, ONE MISSION."
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CNN LIVE VIDEO via YouTube:
This region did not have a tsunami warning system in 2004.
The Russian gave it an 8.1
He has issued an EO for the seas to be calm.
LOL That's funny
The quiet has ended ping... :)
In a big way....I was more interested in the 2.2 in indiana....lol
Don’t let your guard down just yet. ;)
It looks like the second quake was a separate quake rather than an aftershock. Perhaps triggered by the first. You can see that both quakes have had their own separate aftershocks.
Since the 2004 tsunami was directly Bush's fault, the non-tsunami of 2012 will be because Obama prevented it.
I'm kind of wondering if they will affect this guy:
The fourth video at that link is of the 2004 tsunami.
Yeah saw that this weekend she burped....so did Nevado as well.
Yeah that was a tragedy for sure back then....!
Another 8.2 quake in the same place. BTW an 8.2 earthquake and an 8.6 quake are separate, but primary events of movement of the Earth’s crust and much to big for consideration of anything else. Not, aftershocks, but more activity to re-set the switch.
Bigger is NOT always better. Thanks for thread Kay.
What do you mean SHE?? Anak is SON of Krakatau. Sheesh. ;-)
I was in a 7.5 in Mexico City in 1957. It was 1 am and I was walking home from a party. I started to stagger and said, “but I only had 2 drinks”. My friend from California, said, “Earthquake”, grabbed my hand and we ran down to the intersection away from the 3 story buildings and the swaying slashing overhead wires and waving telephone poles. It was strangely quiet, but lights were flashing all over the city. We were clinging to each other to keep from falling. It was like riding a fast NY subway with nothing to hold on to.
Another friend was downtown near the 40 story skyscraper called The Little Empire State. The neon signage on the exterior was popping, shattering and falling to the ground. Whores were running out into the streets, screaming, crying and praying. Back in my apartment building, one of the guys living upstairs was thrown out of bed. In my shared unit, one of the girls ran out of her bedroom when it looked like a palm tree was going to crash into her window. The chadalier in the living room was swaying so much it was hitting one side of the ceiling and then the other. The maid was curled up under the dining room table in a big pile of laundry. The building itself sustained no damage.
So I knew right away what was happening this past year when my walls started to shudder and shake. I was about 80 miles from the 5.6 in Mineral, Virginia.
another big one, just now. 7.0 west coast of Mexico.
Yeah, it’s amazing! I can’t to see the research on why there wasn’t. I kept checking news feeds until 2 hours after the quake and realized there would be no tsunami. Incredible and fortunate. This will be studied.
I was in the shower when the VA quake hit (I live in Fredericksburg). It was quite a jolt for the East Coast. but not bad compared to some that I have been through in Tokyo.
In other words, there almost always is a tsunami in a 8+ quake in the ocean. It's just that, as the article says, such a tsunami needn't be "devastating."
It all depends on whether or not the movement is horizontal or vertical.
Again, here's that article. Check it out. It explains everything. No need to wait for the research (unless you are of a scientific bent and would like to go into it in depth). Cheers!
Awesome. Thanks so much. It’s amazing that the vertical movement so so little that the tsunami was unnoticeable. Lucky break for all.