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M6.6 - 45km SSW of Hualian, Taiwan
USGS ^

Posted on 10/31/2013 5:40:34 AM PDT by Errant

Very shallow and on land. Depth = 5.8 miles.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquake; taiwan

1 posted on 10/31/2013 5:40:34 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Lots of these lately it seems?


2 posted on 10/31/2013 5:41:22 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Errant

Volcanic Activity or Tectonic Displacement?


3 posted on 10/31/2013 5:43:01 AM PDT by Tugo (POTUS = Marxist)
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To: Errant

Volcanic Activity or Tectonic Displacement?


4 posted on 10/31/2013 5:43:12 AM PDT by Tugo (POTUS = Marxist)
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To: winoneforthegipper; machogirl

5 posted on 10/31/2013 5:44:21 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Tugo
Tectonic: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/
6 posted on 10/31/2013 5:46:41 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

thanks for the info.

Sure been quiet in So.California the past week on the ABC7 cam. 2.5 in Fontana a short while ago and that is about all I’ve seen in even the 2 range for a week here.


7 posted on 10/31/2013 5:50:18 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: pollywog

(Reuters) - An earthquake of 6.7 magnitude struck Taiwan on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The quake shook tall buildings in the island’s capital, Taipei. “People were screaming,” one resident said.

USGS has downgraded to a 6.3 now...


8 posted on 10/31/2013 5:51:37 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
Time...2013-10-31 08:02:09 UTC-04:00
Location...23.591°N 121.443°E
Depth...12.0km
doesn't seems to be swallow enough.

9 posted on 10/31/2013 5:53:50 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: skinkinthegrass

That’s pretty shallow for one that large. Not sure about the construction in that area, but in some locations a mag 6+ that shallow will cause some serious damage and casulties.


10 posted on 10/31/2013 5:57:19 AM PDT by Errant
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To: skinkinthegrass

There was a 7+ in 1999 that killed over 2,000 Taiwanese.


11 posted on 10/31/2013 5:58:29 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Tugo
Seismotectonics of the Philippine Sea and Vicinity
12 posted on 10/31/2013 6:00:47 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
not meant to dismiss the deaths & damages.
but construction, location on "the plates"..other variables.

13 posted on 10/31/2013 6:03:24 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Errant
Thank you, for the link. ;-)

14 posted on 10/31/2013 6:04:32 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Errant

Strongest one I ever felt. First time actually saw room going side to side ( in all directions ). On 7th floor of building. Had to grab hold of a couch in order to stand .


16 posted on 10/31/2013 6:17:04 AM PDT by TheCipher (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself- Mark Twain)
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To: TheCipher

Glad it wasn’t any worse or closer to you. Any reports of damage?


17 posted on 10/31/2013 6:23:29 AM PDT by Errant
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To: TheCipher

glad you are alright. Grandson and his wife lived in Taipei for two years. Have many friends over there at ORTV.


18 posted on 10/31/2013 6:40:36 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Errant

Just ceiling tiles falling. Live south of Taipei. Probably a few hours before reports from the epicenter come in ( few news crews there)


19 posted on 10/31/2013 6:44:39 AM PDT by TheCipher (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself- Mark Twain)
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To: TheCipher

Thanks for the report. Hope it wasn’t too bad at the epicenter as well. Stay safe! :-)


20 posted on 10/31/2013 6:49:51 AM PDT by Errant
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To: pollywog
Sure been quiet in So.California the past week

Calm b4 the storm ... ;^)

21 posted on 10/31/2013 7:10:38 AM PDT by BullDog108 (A Smith & Wesson beats four aces!)
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To: TheCipher

No aftershocks recorded by USGS as yet - stay alert and cautious.


22 posted on 10/31/2013 7:12:22 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

been to taiwan a few times.

the east side, where this quake struck, is mostly mountainous and for the most part, uninhabited, except for scattered villages, etc.

most population lives on the coastal plains, on the west side....taipei to the north, down to the southern tip. very densely populated on the west coast.

I have been to the top of Taipei 101...they have some fascinating anti-quake engineering designed into that building...it is cool still, would not like to be up there during a 6+


23 posted on 10/31/2013 7:29:13 AM PDT by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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would not like to be up there during a 6+

Neither would I, lol. Amazing they would build such tall building in such an earthquake prone area. Hope their technology works!

24 posted on 10/31/2013 7:50:35 AM PDT by Errant
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To: BullDog108

It has been awhile..we’re definitely due.


25 posted on 10/31/2013 8:18:55 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: QualityMan

Hualien is a beautiful place. It’s very close to Taroko Gorge, which is amazing. There are some stunning temples and pagodas built on cliffs around there. I wonder how they fared.

This quake may be closer to Taitung, but I’m not sure.


26 posted on 10/31/2013 8:46:17 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Errant; machogirl

Yep been monitoring this event....looks to me like it certainly could be just a foreshock.

Indeed something to watch and see there has been aftershocks so perhaps not but but but....lol


27 posted on 10/31/2013 9:10:40 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

thanks for the ping. i’m going to look for damage reports.
(after i clear my allergy/sinus, blah)


28 posted on 10/31/2013 10:22:14 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Errant; winoneforthegipper

earthquake-report has some info on a few injuries. hope it still is low on the injury/damage.

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/10/31/very-strong-earthquake-taiwan-on-october-31-2013/


29 posted on 10/31/2013 10:30:08 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Errant
From 0 deg west.
30 posted on 10/31/2013 1:38:01 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. This is not the post you are looking for ....move along now....)
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To: moose07

Many are reporting it lasted 15 seconds. It lasted much longer than that... That’s a lot of energy when you take the length of time into account which means a lot of movement of something.


31 posted on 10/31/2013 2:06:01 PM PDT by Errant
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To: machogirl

Thanks machogirl! That is a very good site with good info.


32 posted on 10/31/2013 2:06:53 PM PDT by Errant
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To: winoneforthegipper

Well they finally had an aftershock... :-)


33 posted on 10/31/2013 2:07:23 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

welcome


34 posted on 10/31/2013 2:12:39 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Errant

nah the European program detected them right after...not sure why the usgs is delaying after shock reporting.


35 posted on 10/31/2013 3:08:14 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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To: winoneforthegipper

Notice the USGS ALWAYS downgrades as well...


36 posted on 10/31/2013 3:34:47 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

pretty good quake off the coast of chile

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000kqnc#summary


37 posted on 10/31/2013 4:32:19 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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To: winoneforthegipper

I see that. Hasn’t been downgraded and about the same depth as the Taiwan quake. Underwater but close to shore.


38 posted on 10/31/2013 5:10:05 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

So far not a single aftershock....reported by Europe or USGS.


39 posted on 10/31/2013 6:08:50 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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