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
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.
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