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Magnitude 8.0 - SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS (Incredible quake activity above Australia)
USGS ^ | 2013 February 06 01:12:27 UTC

Posted on 02/06/2013 9:57:41 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Depth 28.7 km (17.8 miles)

>81 km (50 miles) W of Lata, Solomon Islands

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


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquakes; qukes
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1 posted on 02/06/2013 9:57:58 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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2 posted on 02/06/2013 9:59:04 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Are they fracking down under?!!!


3 posted on 02/06/2013 10:00:52 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Wasn't there a mag 8 at 3.6 miles depth just the other day in the same general area?
Lots of shaking going on.
4 posted on 02/06/2013 10:04:23 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; NewLand

WHOA!


5 posted on 02/06/2013 10:04:38 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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Link to :

Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days

6 posted on 02/06/2013 10:06:37 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: The Cajun; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Nothing new on the USGS site, I think this is the same one.


7 posted on 02/06/2013 10:06:59 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Mag Where When

8.0 76km W of Lata, Solomon Islands 2013-02-06
7.0 27km NNW of Lata, Solomon Islands 2013-02-06
6.9 15km SW of Obihiro, Japan 2013-02-02
6.4 67km SW of Lata, Solomon Islands 2013-02-01
6.4 114km WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands 2013-02-06
6.3 47km WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands 2013-02-01
6.3 70km WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands 2013-02-06
6.3 144km W of Lata, Solomon Islands 2013-02-06
6.2 141km SW of Lata, Solomon Islands 2013-02-07

(abridged data)
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/


8 posted on 02/06/2013 10:07:03 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: The Cajun; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Go to the link and check out the time zone chart. This is the same quake that hit last night.


9 posted on 02/06/2013 10:07:36 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Molon Labe!)
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To: onyx

SEE LINK AT #6.


10 posted on 02/06/2013 10:09:03 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Site of the last of the big 1942 carrier battles between Japan and the USA.


11 posted on 02/06/2013 10:09:29 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Stonewall Jackson
OK, thought that one was originally determined to be at a depth of 3.6 miles according to what I read then, will have to check latest.
3.6 miles seemed a little shallow.
12 posted on 02/06/2013 10:12:27 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Stonewall Jackson
Well I went back in Time looking for the biggest I could find....point is that there are some power after shocks,....and still going.

See the link at post #6,

13 posted on 02/06/2013 10:12:44 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This happened last nite


14 posted on 02/06/2013 10:14:55 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That’s a biggie.


15 posted on 02/06/2013 10:15:56 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: All
Click here for Global View
16 posted on 02/06/2013 10:19:05 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Looks like they had a mag 8 at 17.8 miles depth and a mag 7 at 5.5 miles depth.
Still a heck of a lot shaking.
Wonder if that mag 7 was an aftershock?
17 posted on 02/06/2013 10:24:32 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands was a Pyrrhic victory for the Japanese. While they succeeded in sinking the Hornet and mauling the Enterprise, they not only suffered damage to two carriers themselves, but they lost 99 aircraft and 148 invaluable airmen. Among the pilots lost were five group/squadron leaders and eighteen section/flight leaders.

The only battle where they lost more airmen was the Battle of the Philippine Sea, almost two years later, although they did suffer heavy losses at Coral Sea (90 airmen), Midway (110), and Eastern Solomons (61).

18 posted on 02/06/2013 10:25:43 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Molon Labe!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’ve been watching this for the past 24 hours and that is one active spot right now. I think there was something like 9 or 10 quakes over 5.0 in one hour yesterday near Santa Cruz Island! INCREDIBLY active!!


19 posted on 02/06/2013 10:26:03 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Huge number of aftershocks in the 5-6 range. Can you imagine the devastation if this had hit the New Madrid Fault?


20 posted on 02/06/2013 10:27:54 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Molon Labe!)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Both sides were worn down to a very low level by the end of the year, but the US had the manpower and resources to rebuild during 1943.


21 posted on 02/06/2013 10:31:58 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: pollywog
Here is a picture:


22 posted on 02/06/2013 10:32:06 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Stonewall Jackson

23 posted on 02/06/2013 10:32:48 PM PST by South40
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To: Stonewall Jackson

I’m on a earthquake forum and we were calling this a earthquake storm last night. It has been steady and relentless only with a small break early today.


24 posted on 02/06/2013 10:34:45 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Right at the intersection of two tectonic plates...

A 7.0 can ruin your month -- and an 8.0 is ten times as strong!

Ouch!

25 posted on 02/06/2013 10:35:11 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

from the sonar topography you can just’imagine one plate pushing up over the other one.


26 posted on 02/06/2013 10:35:33 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Yes, indeed. Most of the major naval battles took place in 1942 (the Japanese offensives and the initial US offensives) and 1944 (the main US offensives), with 1943 being a rebuilding year for both sides (although there were a number of extremely bloody small and medium scale conflicts), and by 1945 most of the Japanese fleet was either on the bottom or stuck in port with empty fuel tanks.


27 posted on 02/06/2013 10:40:14 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Molon Labe!)
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To: pollywog
This is the earliest one I found:

4.6 49km SW of Lata, Solomon Islands 2013-01-31 23:57:00

On this list:

Earthquakes - 7 days, M2.5+

28 posted on 02/06/2013 10:45:49 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: pollywog

There were tsunami warnings posted all around the area of the quake. I read somewhere that one place had a five foot wave and that was pretty much it.


29 posted on 02/06/2013 10:50:36 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yes, I had traced it back to that one and was astounded at the progression.It really makes one wonder what is brewing.


30 posted on 02/06/2013 10:50:44 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

It would level all of the old buildings...and some of the new ones.


31 posted on 02/06/2013 10:51:23 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Tsunami alert after Solomon Islands earthquake
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/06/tsunami-alert-solomon-islands-earthquake

Video
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/2013/0205/Pacific-earthquake-hits-Solomon-Islands-Tsunami-warning-issued-video

At least 5 reportedly killed as magnitude 8.0 earthquake in South Pacific generates tsunami
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/02/06/tsunami-warning-issued-in-pacific-after-magnitude-80-quake-near-solomon-islands/


32 posted on 02/06/2013 10:54:03 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

And this was just a 6.0, what would the damage area look like from an 8 or an 8.4?

33 posted on 02/06/2013 11:01:32 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Molon Labe!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Above Australia? They started having earthquakes in the air now? How high? Aviation affected? Armageddon fer shore!


34 posted on 02/06/2013 11:05:15 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: The Cajun
Just trying to scan by eyeball....this seems much deeper than most of the ones on the list:

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MAP 5.2 2013/02/07 02:17:25 -10.636 164.823 52.0 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS REGION

35 posted on 02/06/2013 11:09:17 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Revolting cat!
Above as in North of,....on the Global surface....
36 posted on 02/06/2013 11:13:45 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I find that interesting! Thanks.


37 posted on 02/06/2013 11:22:24 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: pollywog
Found this....look at the depth.....

not that far from all of this activity.

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MAP 4.7 2013/02/01 10:39:46 -26.560 -178.987 368.1 SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS

38 posted on 02/06/2013 11:25:31 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Stonewall Jackson; Ernest_at_the_Beach; SunkenCiv; All

If you can find something similar for the 3 great 8+ quakes for New Madrid, MO, 1811-12 that will give you some idea. There also there were many lesser quakes.


39 posted on 02/06/2013 11:28:48 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Stonewall Jackson; Ernest_at_the_Beach; SunkenCiv; All

If you can find something similar for the 3 great 8+ quakes for New Madrid, MO, 1811-12 that will give you some idea. There also there were many lesser quakes.


40 posted on 02/06/2013 11:33:05 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

No way even an amateur concerning this, but wonder with all the varying depths, if magma could be pushing up from a weakness caused at plate boundary *crunching* and a new island fixing to be made sometime in the future?


41 posted on 02/06/2013 11:40:03 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun
Major stuff happens deep....upper levels react....another one hit:


42 posted on 02/07/2013 12:03:29 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: mylife; The Cajun; pollywog
Read the Tectonic Summary

:Seismotectonics of the Eastern Margin of the Australia Plate

Signing off here.

43 posted on 02/07/2013 12:22:40 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: gleeaikin
Unfortunately I haven't been able to find such a map. However those quakes woke people in Norfolk and York (now Toronto, Canada, broke windows in Philadelphia, cracked sidewalks in Washington DC, rang church bells in Boston, and toppled chimneys in Maine (was part of Massachusetts at the time).

Something a lot of people don't realize is that a young Abraham Lincoln lived just 250 miles from the quakes' epicenters and Jefferson Davis had lived less than 150 miles away, but his family had moved to Louisiana just a few months earlier. What would history be like if one, or both, of those young children (Lincoln was 2 and Davis was 3 at the time) had been killed in the quake?

44 posted on 02/07/2013 12:38:02 AM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Molon Labe!)
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To: The Cajun

That seems plausible. The whole area is a huge volcano chain. The earthquake storm activity is incredible. One after another 5 mag or higher nonstop.


45 posted on 02/07/2013 12:42:57 AM PST by Ymani Cricket ("It is my experience that Senators focus only on pleasing those who fund their campaigns" Obi-Wan)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Just received notice of another earthquake in the same region.
They have been popping all day .
For those interested, subscribe to the USGS earthquake
notification service.. ens@usgs.gov


46 posted on 02/07/2013 2:21:21 AM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Better link to USGS ENS...
https://sslearthquake.usgs.gov/ens/


47 posted on 02/07/2013 2:38:56 AM PST by AlexW
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To: Errant; machogirl
Y'all noticing all this stuff going on?
Rumbling big time around the land down under.
48 posted on 02/07/2013 3:15:49 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Historian John Prados covers this pretty well in his new book, “Islands of Destiny.” The Solomons campaign went on for years.

Both the Japanese and US lost 40 destroyers each. The US replaced these with two hundred new ships. Japan had no replacements.


49 posted on 02/07/2013 6:06:30 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: The Cajun; machogirl; winoneforthegipper
Y'all noticing all this stuff going on?

Oh yeah! lol

Plates all over the world seem to be falling off the shelves (pun intended). I still think it has something to do with the core's annual migration north! ;)

50 posted on 02/07/2013 7:17:21 AM PST by Errant
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