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Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
« on: March 21, 2012, 10:01:00 PM »
The Official Earthquake Thread in the Diner

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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 10:05:51 PM »
7.4 quake apparently spares lives in Mexico

March 22, 2012

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake that shook Mexico from its massive capital to its resort-studded southern coast damaged hundreds of homes and sent thousands of panicked people fleeing from swaying office buildings, yet apparently didn't cause a single death.

As of early Wednesday, there were still no reports of deaths from Tuesday's magnitude-7.4 quake centered near the border between the southern states of Oaxaca and Guerrero, even after 10 aftershocks.

Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said Wednesday about 300,000 people in the south side of the capital were without water after the quake damaged two aqueducts. He said two people were reported injured, including the driver of an empty bus crashed under a collapsed pedestrian bridge.

Nine other people were injured in Oaxaca state, according to the federal government.

Seismologists and civil protection officials said where the earthquake hit and how it hit appear to have limited the damage, along with improved construction in the capital following a massive 1985 quake.

In Guerrero, home to Acapulco where little damage was reported, officials say about 800 homes were damaged and 60 collapsed. In three villages near the epicenter classes were suspended indefinitely.

"It hasn't stopped shaking here and the truth is that we had to suspend classes because people are really afraid of what can happen to their children," said Guerrero state Education Secretary Silvia Romero told the daily Milenio newspaper.

In the town of San Juan Cacahuatepec, in Oaxaca state, frightened residents spent the night outside their homes and woke up early Wednesday to clean up fallen roof tiles and pieces of brick fences from around their houses.

No buildings were reported to have collapsed in Oaxaca, said civil protection spokeswoman Cynthia Tovar.

Authorities said the absence of tall buildings in the mountainous rural area is one reason for the lack of casualties.

"Another factor to consider is how tested an area has been," said USGS seismologist Susan Hoover.

There have been 15 earthquakes of magnitude 7 or stronger since 1973 within 310 miles (500 kilometers) of Tuesday's quake. Weaker buildings collapse with each quake, leaving a cadre of stronger ones that can withstand the shaking.

The quake's epicenter was 200 miles (320 kilometers) south-southeast of Mexico City. Despite the distance, it was felt powerfully in the capital where office towers swayed violently and the streets filled with people fleeing buildings. Some people sat on curbs, head in their hands, to calm themselves.

Mexico City was badly damaged in 1985 when a magnitude-8.0 earthquake killed at least 10,000 people. But experts say Tuesday's quake was smaller and released far less energy.

Mexico City was built on an ancient lakebed and its spongy soil amplifies seismic waves, and the damage they cause. The 1985 quake destroyed 400 buildings and damaged thousands more.

The latest jolt "wouldn't have been nearly as effective at generating those deep bass tones" that caused the damage seen in 1985, USGS seismologist Susan Hough said in an email.

Victor Hugo Espindola Castro of Mexico's national seismological service said another factor was improved building standards following the 1985 quake.

"Many of the buildings that were damaged in 1985 were poorly constructed and from that came the new building regulations, so that now buildings are stronger," he said.

In Mexico City, telephone service was down and some neighborhoods were without power, according to Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, who set up a hotline for people to report damage.

A pedestrian bridge collapsed on an empty transit bus.

About 40 passengers were stranded for a short time on the Mexico City airport air train, but later released. The airport closed briefly but officials said there was no runway damage and they resumed operations.

In the working-class neighborhood of Guerrero, pieces of concrete and plaster fell off some buildings and others had fresh cracks.

"I thought I was having a stroke at first. The earth danced. It was strong," said 42-year-old homemaker Marianela Jimenez. "But it looks like it will end up being some dust and a bad scare."

Groups of women hugged and cried at Mexico City's Angel of Independence monument, where hundreds of people evacuated from office buildings said they never had felt such a strong earthquake.

Samantha Rodriguez, a 37-year old environmental consultant, was evacuated from the 11th floor on the Angel Tower office building.

"I thought it was going to pass rapidly but the walls began to thunder and we decided to get out," she said.

Tuesday's quake was the strongest shaking felt in the capital since a magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck also in Guerrero state in December. A magnitude-8.0 quake near Manzanillo on Mexico's central Pacific coast killed 51 people in 1995 and a magintude-7.5 quake killed at least 20 people in the southern state of Oaxaca in 1999.

In Guerrero, Tuesday's quake was powerful and people feared that remote villages would be damaged.

Guerrero Gov. Angel Aguirre went to survey the damage and ordered emergency crews and civil protection to the area to help. The state did not say how many were displaced.

In Huajuapan, Guerrero, near the epicenter, hotel manager Marco Antonio Estrada also reported shaken-up guests but no major damage. He said it was longest and strongest he ever felt. People ran out of their homes and cars.

"It was very strong, but we didn't see anything fall," said Irma Ortiz, who runs a guesthouse in Oaxaca. She said their telephones are down, and that the quake shook them side-to-side.

U.S. President Barack Obama's oldest daughter, Malia, was reported safe while on vacation with a school group in Oaxaca.

In Oaxaca, Sylvia Valencia was teaching Spanish to five adult students at the Vinigulaza language school when the earthquake hit.

"Some of us sat down, others ran out," she said. "It was hard, it was strong and it was long."
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Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2012, 07:56:06 AM »
March 22, 2012 – GOROKA, Papua New Guinea — A strong earthquake struck the island of New Guinea in Papua New Guinea on early Thursday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake at 8:15 a.m. local time (2215 GMT Wednesday) was centered about 63 kilometers (39 miles) east-southeast of Goroka, the capital of the Eastern Highlands Province in the Oceanian country. It struck about 105.9 kilometers (65.8 miles) deep, making it an earthquake with intermediate depth, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the region, but the USGS estimated that approximately 147,000 people near the epicenter may have felt ‘strong’ shaking which could result in light to moderate damage. Another 3.5 million people may have felt light to moderate shaking. Because the earthquake struck fairly deep and on land, no tsunami warnings were issued. “A destructive tsunami was not generated based on earthquake and historical tsunami data,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a bulletin. Earthquakes in the mountainous nation of Papua New Guinea, which is on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, do rarely cause damage or casualties as most structures in the region are light and flexible. This allows them to bend, rather than snap when a major earthquake happens. In December 2011, a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Wau in Morobe province. The earthquake was felt as far away as the capital Port Moresby, about 221 kilometers (137 miles) south-southeast of the epicenter, but there were no reports of damage or casualties. In July 1998, a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck just off the north coast of the country’s island of New Guinea, causing a landslide which resulted in a local tsunami. The disaster left at least 2,183 people killed and thousands more injured.
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/6-6-magnitude-earthquake-rattles-papua-new-guinea/

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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 03:27:31 AM »
Tsunami warning after Indonesia quake

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/abe147fa-83b5-11e1-82ca-00144feab49a.html#axzz1rj5MmPxJ

By Sarah Mishkin in Hong Kong, Taufan Hidayat in Jakarta, James Fontanella-Khan in New Delhi

Indonesia has issued a tsunami warning after an 8.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra, causing panic in the western region of Aceh.
The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert was in effect after a quake that the US Geological Survey said hit 434km south-west of Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh province.

The USGS said the quake hit at 2.38pm local time, and that the epicentre struck at a depth of 22.9km. It initially recorded the earthquake as 8.9 magnitude, but was later downgraded to 8.6.
Indonesian television was reporting no immediate damage as a result of the quake, but the province had been devastated by a 2004 tsunami that left 170,000 dead or missing, and that in total killed about 230,000 people in 13 Indian Ocean nations. That tsunami was triggered by a 9.1 magnitude earthquake that hit the day after Christmas.

In January this year, the area was hit by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning. No damage was reported, and authorities lifted the warning within two hours. The world donated billions of dollars to help rebuild devastated areas, with significant resources being devoted to building earthquake and tsunami defences to mitigate the impact of any similar tragedy. There have been several deadly quakes with a magnitude of greater than 7 since the 2004 disaster.

Reuters reported that Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency was sending a rescue team to Aceh.
“Electricity is down, there’s traffic jams to access higher ground. Sirens and Koran recitals from mosques are everywhere,” Reuters cited a spokesman for the agency as saying.

Prih Harjadi, Indonesia’s deputy director for geophysics at the meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said on local television that the potential of the tsunami was “very high”, saying a 6m wave could hit the Simeulue island, the closest land area to the epicentre, 30 minutes after the quake hit. He urged the people to leave the coastal areas in north-western Sumatra.

The tremors were felt as far away as Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s financial centre, where a number of high-rise office buildings were briefly evacuated before people returned to work.

A strong tremor was felt along the Indian coast. Scores of people in Chennai, the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, left their buildings and assembled along the busy roads.
India’s tsunami warning centre said it expected waves measuring up to 6m tall to hit parts of the country’s eastern coast, which was also heavily affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Tata Consultancy Services, India’s largest IT outsourcing group by revenues, said it had sent home about 40,000 people working in the eastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

“As a measure of extreme caution, we have evacuated all our employees from two of our large facilities around Chennai,” TCS said in a statement.

A milder shock hit India’s major metro areas, including the capital New Delhi and Mumbai, the financial hub, and Bangalore, the nation’s IT centre.

More than 12,000 people died in India due to the 2004 tsunami, according to government estimates.

Additional reporting by John Aglionby in London
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Re: Moree from the Ring of Fire
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 10:11:37 AM »
8.6 is a biggy.

We have an Earthquake thread, "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On".  I will be merging this thread into that one.

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Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 10:25:44 AM »
The April 11, 2012 Event: cluster of large earthquakes rattle the globe from Indonesia to Mexico

Isn't it amazing that we are not learning more about this? George Zimmerman= OJ.

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/the-april-11-2012-event-cluster-of-large-earthquakes-rattle-the-globe-from-indonesia-to-mexico/

April 12, 2012 – WORLD – A strong earthquake hit Mexico on Wednesday, shaking buildings and sending people running out of offices onto the streets of the capital Mexico City. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.5 -magnitude quake was centered on Mexico’s Pacific coast near Michoacan and struck fairly deep under the earth at 65 km or 40 miles. Prior to the Mexico earthquake, a powerful and shallow 5.9 struck near the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate off the coast of Oregon- indicating tectonic plates worldwide are being rattled by planetary seismic tension. Prior to Oregon earthquake, two massive 8.0+ magnitude earthquakes (8.6 and 8.2) struck the ocean floor off the north coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. As I warned in my book The Extinction Protocol, the power unleashed in these seismic events is growing. This is testament to the dangers and seriousness of the earth-changes facing us and how these events are unleashing more unbridled force with each successive eruption. The Indian Ocean strike-slip fault earthquakes are very unusual. As a matter of fact, I’ve never heard of a strike-slip lateral earthquake of this great a magnitude; especially under water. Preliminary assessment of the Indonesian quakes by U.S. geologists suggests one plate lurched past each other as much as 70 feet. San Andreas is a strike-slip, lateral- can we even imagine two sections of ground moving 70 feet near San Francisco? Had the force of the Sumatra quakes been unleashed upon San Andreas, the city would have been completely destroyed. Ironically, the largest surface displacement ever recorded in a lateral strike-slip fault was 21 feet and that was in the 1906 7.9 San Andreas earthquake. Just so we understand the significance of what transpired today; the Japanese March 11, 2011 earthquake move the ocean floor 79 feet sideways and 10 ft upwards, but today’s earthquakes happened in double 8.0+ magnitude sequence and moved the earth nearly as far. Worst, the seismic tension from the event ricocheted around the world and contributed to other earthquakes. On April 12, additional earthquakes hit the Gulf of California – a 6.2 and 6.9  magnitude earthquakes. The seismic tension appears to be far from over and now appears to be agitating the Pacific Plate subduction zones near Japan.
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And now sports, with Mt. Etna...
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 12:42:58 PM »
(AGI) Catania - Mount Etna is erupting for the sixth time this year with lava and plumes of smoke and ash from a new crater on the volcano's southeast side. The new activity was preceded by new phase that began last night and that, according to experts from the INGV in Catania, has the same characteristics as the one before this one. Ash, carried by wind towards the east, has not yet created problems at the Fontanarossa airport, which is fully operational. . .
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Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012, 02:26:41 PM »
Things do seem to be picking up here.  My eQuake 3D program is lit up like  Christmas Tree.

8 more months to 12/21/2012

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Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2012, 10:10:56 AM »
4.7 magnitude tremor reported off the coast of Sicily



April 13, 2012 – SICILY, IT – A 4.7 magnitude earthquake has struck in the sea off Italy’s Sicily, sending residents into the streets but with no immediate reports of victims or injuries, officials said. The epicentre of the quake that struck this morning (4.20 AEST) was about 30km off the coast of Sicily, north of the capital Palermo, and about 15km under sea level, according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV). Crowds of people rushed onto the streets as the tremors from the quake were felt in Palermo and other towns of the island off Italy’s southern tip known for seismologic activity. Schools and offices closed immediately after the quake. On January 27, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck northern Italy, with tremors felt in Genoa, Turin, Bologna, Milan and as far away as the city of Strasbourg and the island of Corsica. It did not cause victims and only slight damage. –The Australian
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Did N. Sumatra earthquakes set off a chain-reaction?
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2012, 03:35:05 PM »
Did N. Sumatra earthquakes set off a chain-reaction? Planet shaken by shocking number of tremors since April 11, 2012
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/did-n-sumatra-earthquakes-set-off-a-chain-reaction-planet-shaken-by-shocking-number-of-tremors-since-april-11-2012/



April 17, 2012 - WORLD - The shocking number of earthquakes that have rattled the globe, especially along tectonic plate boundaries, since the double 8.0+ magnitude earthquakes struck off the coast of Northern Sumatra on April 11 could be early indication the planet may be shifting towards a new catastrophic model. Romania’ s top seismologist, Gheorghe Marmureanu, told the Bucharest Herald: “There is no doubt something is seriously wrong. There have been too many strong earthquakes.” I said in my book: “If you keep seismically shaking the Earth, like a bottle of soda, its structural integrity eventually will become compromised and it will start to fracture like an egg. In this case, the fracturing will be thermal dissipation by hyper-volcanism, mega-thrust earthquakes, and greater tectonic boundary plate agitation around volcanic arcs and subduction zones…if this is what’s indeed happening, the pressure will continue to build in the interior of the planet until it eventually destabilizes all tectonic plates in a spectral pattern of continous seismic oscillation. Every earthquake generates and emits enough kinetic energy through the earth to potentially trigger more seismic disturbances.” -The Extinction Protocol, page 495

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Re: Did N. Sumatra earthquakes set off a chain-reaction?
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2012, 04:47:20 PM »
The first thing that came to mind when I read this was the growing Earth theory  :P

http://www.nealadams.com/nmu.html

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Re: Did N. Sumatra earthquakes set off a chain-reaction?
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2012, 05:09:34 PM »
A big quake in California could very likely be the catalyst that brings the entire financial house of cards down, massive insurance company and bank failures, instant igniting of millions of sell orders from HFT computer trading models, derivatives market implosion, freezing of assets, martial law etc. Could end the whole show in a few hours. Asia would crash and collapse hours later. Those big bangs in Mexico City and Chile lately were too frequent and much too close for comfort.

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Re: Did N. Sumatra earthquakes set off a chain-reaction?
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2012, 05:50:25 PM »
Japan sits on the intersection of three major techtonic plates.  When Mt. Fuji starts blowing, Japan is fooked.
just my straight shooting honest opinion

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Re: Did N. Sumatra earthquakes set off a chain-reaction?
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2012, 05:52:48 PM »
The first thing that came to mind when I read this was the growing Earth theory  :P

http://www.nealadams.com/nmu.html

Thanks for posting this. I've seen similar videos before. Makes sense to me.

Off into the (a)ether I go. So how do planets grow?

Visualize the earth as a living cell similar to one in the human body. The universe is a body similar to a human body. The electromagnetic energy that circulates around the universe and organizes cells/planets is the same energy (thoughts) we use to motivate our own bodies. The aether of the universe is equivalent to our blood that circulates foodstuff among the cells/planets in the form of meteors and other needed nutrients that are outside of the energy range we can sense allowing such bodies to grow.

Remember the hologram? The whole exists in each part. We actually have a split personality. On the level where we manage our own bodies, which are every bit as complex as the whole universe, we are 'god'. On the level of being one human on planet earth we are a tiny component of a single living cell (earth) within a body, the universe. There are countless universes but the underlying structure/organization of all is similar and our sentience can/does stretch out to encompass all of them.

I know what creates this split personality, it has to do with fractal boundaries but I don't yet understand it.

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Re: Did N. Sumatra earthquakes set off a chain-reaction?
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2012, 06:48:56 PM »
Excuse me if I sound like a deranged person in the post above.

Coming to such conclusions has to do with how I solve problems without having an education to speak of. It is a way of getting information which can be applied by anyone if they can accept being considered crazy at times. The process does work very well on smaller problems and I suspect it applies just as well to larger ones such as this. But.... just the scope of the answer makes people think you are crazy because with the thinking we have been taught by our society there is no way to assess such problems without a mass of technology beyond what we have today. Science does us a disservice in such cases. Goethe used the same approach. The inspirations that have led to many of the great inventions come from the same process.

As time permits I will be doing a thread on how to expand our sentience to encompass more of existence. I have spent quite a few years experimenting on myself and will share what works for me. Almost all my solutions come from inside using this process not from outwards research. If I have to convince others that my thinking makes sense I then rummage through the human store of knowledge to find supporting evidence. It is very rare I come up short.

If we really are connected to everything, that includes all knowledge as well. One only has to seek in order to find. The internet on steroids.

Everyone being able to do this is the Elite's worst nightmare. Lies and evasion become almost impossible to effect at this level.

 

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