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M7.8 - 69km NNE of Awaran, Pakistan [2013-09-24 11:29:48 UTC]
USGS ^ | 24 September, 2013

Posted on 09/24/2013 5:20:47 AM PDT by Errant

No news of damage currently - this is a large and shallow earthquake.

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


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KEYWORDS: awaran; earthquake; pakistan
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1 posted on 09/24/2013 5:20:47 AM PDT by Errant
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To: machogirl; winoneforthegipper; The Cajun

Ping


2 posted on 09/24/2013 5:21:34 AM PDT by Errant
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Strong earthquake strikes remote western Pakistan, felt in New Delhi - Reuters

"An strong earthquake struck remote western Pakistan on Tuesday and was felt in the Indian capital of New Delhi where buildings shook."

3 posted on 09/24/2013 5:24:39 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Thank you. I just saw that on the usgs feed. That must have been felt.


4 posted on 09/24/2013 5:24:45 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Errant

The Lord punishing them for killing scores of Christians Sunday??


5 posted on 09/24/2013 5:25:08 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: Errant

That is a good size quake. Is this area heavily populated?


6 posted on 09/24/2013 5:25:58 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

All I’ve seen so far is the epicenter area described as remote. Which probably means nothing this early.


7 posted on 09/24/2013 5:27:35 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

It’s in a remote area, but large and shallow enough to cause widespread damage.


8 posted on 09/24/2013 5:27:52 AM PDT by Errant
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To: seeker41

It rains on the just and the unjust


9 posted on 09/24/2013 5:28:33 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Errant; John W

Thanks.


10 posted on 09/24/2013 5:29:11 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: machogirl
Not much news on the damage yet. Here is another article:

http://news.lalate.com/2013/09/24/pakistan-earthquake-today-2013-7-8-strikes-awaran/

ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A 7.8 Pakistan earthquake today 2013 has just hit Awaran. The Pakistan earthquake today 2013 September 24, 2013 began moments ago. Damage assessment is pending, reports local news.

Officials tell news that a 7.8 magnitude Pakistan earthquake today just hit locally at 4:29 PM local time. The quake was shallow, however. USGS indicates to news that the quake started only nine miles below ground level. As a result the quake could be felt in regions near Oman.

USGS indicates to news that the quake was forty-three miles northeast of Awaran. The quake was seventy-one miles northwest of Bela and roughly one hundred six miles from Uthal. Reps tell news that the quake started one hundred eight miles from Kharan, Pakistan and roughly five hundred miles from Muscat, Oman.

UGSS has previously told news about earth formations and possible fault lines in the region. “Off the south coast of Pakistan and southeast coast of Iran, the Makran trench is the present-day surface expression of active subduction of the Arabia plate beneath the continental Eurasia plate, which converge at a rate of approximately 20 mm/yr.”

The same area has produced deadly quakes before. “Although the Makran subduction zone has a relatively slow convergence rate, it has produced large devastating earthquakes and tsunamis. For example, the November 27, 1945 M8.0 mega-thrust earthquake produced a tsunami within the Gulf of Oman and Arabia Sea, killing over 4,000 people. Northwest of this active subduction zone, collision of the Arabia and Eurasia plates forms the approximately 1,500-km-long fold and thrust belt of the Zagros Mountains, which crosses the whole of western Iran and extends into northeastern Iraq.” They add that “Collision of the Arabia and Eurasia plates also causes crustal shortening in the Alborz Mountains and Kopet Dag in northern Iran.” For continuing coverage click HERE.

11 posted on 09/24/2013 5:31:18 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Thank you!


12 posted on 09/24/2013 5:38:15 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

Something is wrong with the USGS site this morning. It keeps loosing recent quake information.


13 posted on 09/24/2013 5:40:12 AM PDT by Errant
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24222760">Powerful earthquake strikes Pakistan's Balochistan

Many houses have been damaged in Balochistan's Awaran district, Pakistan media reports. However, there have so far been no reports of casualties.

14 posted on 09/24/2013 5:52:13 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
Powerful earthquake strikes Pakistan's Balochistan - BBC

Fixed link...

15 posted on 09/24/2013 5:55:03 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Thank you!


16 posted on 09/24/2013 5:55:48 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl
RT is saying two have been killed and eight injured. I'm afraid that number will rise, but hopefully not too much due to the remoteness. According to RT, there are 337,980 people within 100km of the epicenter.

There is a image of people in the streets in New Delhi at the RT article. Must have indeed been quite a lot of shaking:

7.8 earthquake strikes Pakistan, shaking felt in New Delhi - RT

17 posted on 09/24/2013 6:11:46 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

thanks. that area on google Earth looks sparsely populated, but the buildings wouldn’t stand all that shaking.


18 posted on 09/24/2013 6:13:31 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Errant

Bump.


19 posted on 09/24/2013 6:14:23 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: machogirl

Yes, they’re very lucky it didn’t hit one of the overpopulated cities. Quality of construction is poor at best.


20 posted on 09/24/2013 6:15:15 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

The Array captured the roll...

http://www.iris.edu/aed2/content/webiPlotPopup.phtml?station=D63A&network=TA


21 posted on 09/24/2013 7:07:59 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Errant
Thank goodness the earthquake machine on the intl. space station hasn't fallen to the Sequester. Ya never know when we might need that thing. I love it when they turn on the microwave. They run around like ants as their skin peels off.

They aren't still trying to keep that secret are they?

22 posted on 09/24/2013 7:37:18 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: winoneforthegipper; The Cajun; machogirl
Thanks! Just got back inside and found this - kind of hard to believe! lol


Earthchange event: The 7.7 magnitude oblique-strike-slip earthquake was so powerful, it raised new land out of the Arabian sea.

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/7-7-magnitude-earthquake-creates-new-island-off-the-coast-of-pakistan-death-toll-likely-to-rise/

They're saying 46 confirmed deaths now. I expected it to be a bad one alright. We're lucky it wasn't in the thousands.

23 posted on 09/24/2013 10:34:47 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Quick! Let’s claim it!


24 posted on 09/24/2013 10:36:43 AM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: Errant; machogirl; The Cajun

Yeah 7.7 does not seem to be that powerful...

I just noticed this....Look at where they placed a few portable array devices in norther canada and alaska.

That is in line with my noticing the area that interacts with the mid atlantic ridge...interesting.

http://www.iris.edu/activeearth/content/es_TA_status.phtml


25 posted on 09/24/2013 10:48:31 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

thanks for that link


26 posted on 09/24/2013 11:29:33 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Errant

that is fascinating


27 posted on 09/24/2013 11:32:36 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

yep yep yep!


28 posted on 09/24/2013 11:37:27 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Errant; winoneforthegipper; machogirl
Well they said it was shallow, can't get too much more shallow than pushing land up from beneath the sea...........Just saying.
29 posted on 09/24/2013 11:40:03 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

lol, now who gets to claim the island?


30 posted on 09/24/2013 11:59:46 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: The Cajun; machogirl; winoneforthegipper

LOL, Not too sure of building a beach house on that little island just yet?!


31 posted on 09/24/2013 12:00:42 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
and was felt in the Indian capital of New Delhi where buildings shook."

That's 700 miles from New Delhi. Karachi is 100 or less away.

32 posted on 09/24/2013 12:06:19 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Errant

The new Presidential Library (Obama) could be built there.


33 posted on 09/24/2013 12:06:36 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl
LOL, Good one!

Doesn't the Bible mention a beast rising from the sea? :)

34 posted on 09/24/2013 12:08:06 PM PDT by Errant
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To: winoneforthegipper

Yep, there is something going on up north alright. I remember news about excessive and strange SO2 emissions in Eagle, Alaska, not long ago.


35 posted on 09/24/2013 12:10:00 PM PDT by Errant
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To: meadsjn

Thanks, didn’t know.


36 posted on 09/24/2013 12:10:45 PM PDT by Errant
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To: seeker41

Good point! I for one believe we are approaching those times.


37 posted on 09/24/2013 12:11:53 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

I didn’t say nothin’ about Hillary.


38 posted on 09/24/2013 12:14:03 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

LOL!


39 posted on 09/24/2013 12:20:48 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
The bad news for Karachi is that most of the construction is un-reinforced mud brick.

The good news is that about half the population (of 11-12 million) lives in cardboard boxes flexible enough to recover from the quakes. [only partially sarcastic]

40 posted on 09/24/2013 12:33:08 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: meadsjn
lives in cardboard boxes flexible enough to recover from the quakes

File that under: what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. The Almighty has his reasons! :)

The earth is entering a period of increased geological activity. For those living near fault lines, it will means being alert and making preparations for disruptions of services.

41 posted on 09/24/2013 12:38:23 PM PDT by Errant
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To: winoneforthegipper; machogirl; The Cajun
Pictures of New Island, more images of damage at link, and death toll now at 265.

Looks rather biblical...

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/508930/20130925/pakistan-earthquake-baluchistan-new-island.htm

42 posted on 09/25/2013 5:59:32 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

amazing even land under the sea looks as desolate as the rest of the area....lol


43 posted on 09/25/2013 6:55:25 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper
lol, yes it does - countless centuries of living off what ever the land can produce, I guess? Can you imagine being out in a boat fishing and suddenly being thrust 20' into the air? One might be forgiven for being it was the end of the world.
44 posted on 09/25/2013 7:01:20 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

that would have been awesome to actually see rising up.


45 posted on 09/25/2013 7:06:02 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

Can’t imagine what could cause it. Suppose to be pretty deep in that area (200’ - 300’), I read.


46 posted on 09/25/2013 7:08:25 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

weird


47 posted on 09/25/2013 7:48:21 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Errant; winoneforthegipper; The Cajun

Didn’t know if you guys had seen this Indian Prof’s research on predicting earthquakes.

Bihar teacher develops technique to predict earthquakes
B K Mishra, TNN Sep 26, 2013, 04.41AM IST

PATNA: Even as seismologists across the world are busy finding a suitable model for predicting earthquakes to minimize the loss of life and property, a school teacher of Motihari in Bihar has developed a time-tested model for forecasting the time, place and magnitude of quakes. He has already forecast more than a dozen earthquakes including Tuesday’s earthquake in Pakistan with almost 90 % accuracy.

Predicting earthquakes is a passion for Umesh Verma, a science teacher of M J K Girls’ School, Motihari. His numerical models have attracted the attention of some NASA scientists who are taking interest in his work.

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-09-26/patna/42426059_1_magnitude-seismologists-earthquake-prediction


48 posted on 09/28/2013 4:52:30 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Errant

We had a ship in the area. It’s ours!


49 posted on 09/28/2013 4:55:07 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: machogirl

Tahnks for posting that. I was aware of him but did not know he had a prediction for this recent quake. Good Stuff@!


50 posted on 09/28/2013 5:20:06 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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