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Strong earthquake hits Russia's Far East
AP - via Fox News ^ | May 24, 2013

Posted on 05/24/2013 8:24:41 AM PDT by don-o

MOSCOW – A powerful earthquake on Friday hit Russia's Far East with tremors felt as far away as Moscow, about 4,400 miles west of the epicenter.

Marina Kolomiyets, spokeswoman for Obninsk's seismic station of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told The Associated Press the epicenter was in the Sea of Okhotsk, east of the Russian coast and north of Japan. She said the quake registered 8.0 on the Richter scale.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; earthquake; russia

1 posted on 05/24/2013 8:24:41 AM PDT by don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o

ping


2 posted on 05/24/2013 8:25:51 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

big one


3 posted on 05/24/2013 8:29:38 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: All

This is personal for me and the Mrs. We adopted from Petropavlosk Kamchatka.


4 posted on 05/24/2013 8:30:52 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Oh no! There’s a Catholic mission I send donations to in Vladivostek. I hope they’re ok!

Prayers for everyone affected!


5 posted on 05/24/2013 8:31:13 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: don-o

Tremors felt in Moscow as 8.2 quake rattles Russia’s Sakhalin region

http://rt.com/news/quake-asia-tsunami-warning-729/


6 posted on 05/24/2013 8:32:01 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: don-o

This is not good. God bless and protect those affected.


7 posted on 05/24/2013 8:33:41 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: don-o

Wow 8.0+ is pretty stout.


8 posted on 05/24/2013 8:33:56 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: don-o

9 posted on 05/24/2013 8:35:42 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: don-o

Me too. I’m assigned to this planet for another six months. I’m always worried about my depature being postponed due to this sort of stuff. Has to do with the overall connectivity of the gravity string between our two dimensions and how this is perturbed by non-gravitational movement in large gravitational bodies. It’s weird to me that that even matters.

But sometimes an earthquake like this just means my replacement has arrived...


10 posted on 05/24/2013 8:41:05 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: don-o

Crap. 8.3, perfectly placed to funnel a tsunami onto the north coast of Hokkaido.


11 posted on 05/24/2013 8:41:12 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: cuban leaf

I was hoping to have coffee with you before your departure...


12 posted on 05/24/2013 8:42:49 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

bttt


13 posted on 05/24/2013 8:43:42 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: cuban leaf

Are you mocking me?


14 posted on 05/24/2013 8:48:42 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: null and void

Though at 600+ km, that’s pretty deep. I wonder how it felt to those at the epicenter.


15 posted on 05/24/2013 8:49:43 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: don-o

Been a large swarm of quakes in 5-6 region hitting the Kamchayka (sp) Peninsula all week.


16 posted on 05/24/2013 8:50:54 AM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: don-o; All
Now determined by the USGS to be Mag 8.3
17 posted on 05/24/2013 8:51:03 AM PDT by Zakeet (If idiots could fly, Washington would be an airport)
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To: don-o
God bless those folks there.
18 posted on 05/24/2013 8:53:04 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: onedoug

E-ticket?


19 posted on 05/24/2013 8:53:56 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: don-o

Hopefully, not a prelude to Siberian Traps Part II


20 posted on 05/24/2013 8:56:47 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: null and void

I was hoping to have coffee with you before your departure...


Don’t worry. We still have six months. I was going to apply for an extension but last time I did that was August of 1939. And a couple weeks later I was having Coffee with a friend in Warsaw and, well, I almost didn’t make it. We’re tough, but not THAT tough.

This one might get even hairier...


21 posted on 05/24/2013 9:06:24 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: don-o

Are you mocking me?


No. I just used your post as a springboard to high irrelevance. ;-)

I should have used a post from someone who knows me well.

Sorry about that.


22 posted on 05/24/2013 9:09:26 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

I should have used a post from someone who knows me well.
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Your psychiatrist?


23 posted on 05/24/2013 9:24:14 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: onedoug

This was so deep it had no negative impact on anyone. Quakes this deep can’t generate a tsunami, either.


24 posted on 05/24/2013 9:37:13 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: don-o

That’s great! Did you have to travel there?


25 posted on 05/24/2013 9:43:59 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: don-o

Mag 8.3 at a depth of 600km. Tsunamis are usually produced by shallow quakes. Hope that is the case here.


26 posted on 05/24/2013 9:49:18 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: don-o

Just checked the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center. No alerts. There has already been a 5.6 aftershock.


27 posted on 05/24/2013 9:51:53 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: 43north

Obviously caused by fracking, with a side of global warming


28 posted on 05/24/2013 10:22:58 AM PDT by orlop9
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To: steve86; Mrs. Don-o
That’s great! Did you have to travel there?

I did. The Mrs did the heavy lifting before and during the process including trying to get out of Russia w.o getting our son vaccinated. We feared his immune system might be compromised and wanted to get him home for a medical evaluation.

Flew into Kamchatka via Anchorage - then to Moscow - -NYC and home. Around the world in eight days. One of the two best things I ever did,

29 posted on 05/24/2013 10:26:03 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: House Atreides

Your psychiatrist?


The whole team of psychiatrists. ‘Course, I’m not as forthright with them as I am here. Studying THEM is the reasn I’m here. ;-)


30 posted on 05/24/2013 10:35:59 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: don-o

What time did this occur?

N Calif had a 5.7 quake at 8:47 PM PDT yesterday. Just north of Quincy.


31 posted on 05/24/2013 10:41:28 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: don-o; Mrs. Don-o

Good job. You must have had a real ‘mission accomplished’ feeling when you arrived back home with the boy.

An Internet bud of mine frequently flew into Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (I think that’s where it must have been looking at Google Earth) and from there to various even more remote destinations via Russian MIL helicopters for fly fishing. Each and every trip was an adventure of some kind frequently involving large bears and erupting volcanoes.

As a sad note, he passed away two months ago via Washington State’s assisted suicide law after being diagnosed with Stage 4 something or other cancer. He checked into the Bellingham hospital and we never heard from him again. Sad on many levels. As an additional incidental the bridge collapse on Interstate 5 last night was about 30 miles south of B’ham. As there are very few alternative routes this will greatly affect Seattle-Vancouver transportation and commerce.


32 posted on 05/24/2013 11:47:32 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: don-o

That’s big...


33 posted on 05/24/2013 12:03:16 PM PDT by GOPJ (It's Gotten So Bad for Obama Fox News Changed Its Slogan to "See. I Told You So!"- Leno)
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To: cuban leaf

Cuban - how are you doing? What’s with the 6 month thing?


34 posted on 05/24/2013 12:05:12 PM PDT by GOPJ (It's Gotten So Bad for Obama Fox News Changed Its Slogan to "See. I Told You So!"- Leno)
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To: steve86
 photo pkvolcano.jpg

Scenery in P-K

35 posted on 05/24/2013 1:05:53 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: cuban leaf
But sometimes an earthquake like this just means my replacement has arrived...

Well... now is probably a good time to leave. I'm pretty sure it's going to get really ugly on this planet, very soon.

36 posted on 05/24/2013 1:20:32 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: cuban leaf

Hey, when you leave, could you go back to Kenya on August 4, 1961 and let us know what happened there?


37 posted on 05/24/2013 3:00:53 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: ponygirl

Hey, when you leave, could you go back to Kenya on August 4, 1961 and let us know what happened there?


This is the best course we could come up with. You don’t want to know the other options.


38 posted on 05/24/2013 4:15:07 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...

Thanks don-o.


39 posted on 05/24/2013 5:44:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: orlop9

Either that or chris christie took a fall...


40 posted on 05/24/2013 8:38:00 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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