Earthquake off Indonesia's Aceh triggers tsunami alert
An earthquake of magnitude 7.4 has struck offshore near the Indonesian island of Sumatra, near Aceh province.
The quake struck 214km (133 miles) south of Aceh's capital of Banda Aceh, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
A local tsunami alert was issued and later lifted by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
The site is very near that of 2004's 9.2 magnitude earthquake. About 220,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami the quake triggered.
The epicentre of the latest quake was at a depth of 61.4km, about 66km (41 miles) south-west of Meulaboh district, the USGS said.
The district, and other parts of Aceh, were devastated in the 26 December 2004 earthquake.
Ring of Fire
The quake hit at 1259 (0559 GMT). Local media reported some houses were damaged and power lines knocked down, Associated Press news agency said.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center lifted its tsunami watch several hours after the earthquake.

The earthquake caused some panic in parts of Aceh
"Sea level readings indicate that a significant tsunami was not generated," the Hawaii-based centre said in a statement on its website.
"Therefore, the tsunami watch issued by this center is now cancelled."
The USGS earlier said it believed there was no threat of a destructive, widespread tsunami but the possibility of a local tsunami existed.
Indonesia is located on the volatile Pacific Ring of Fire, a belt of tectonic activity girdling the Pacific Ocean that triggers earthquakes and volcanic activity.
Aceh is on the north-western tip of Sumatra, one of Indonesia's main islands, and is frequently rocked by earthquakes.
One last year near Padang in West Sumatra province killed more than 1,000 people.
About 170,000 people were killed in Aceh from the 2004 earthquake and the tsunami it launched.
The waves spread across the Indian Ocean to cause death and destruction as far away as Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8670593.stm

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Magnitude 7.2 - NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
2010 May 09 05:59:42 UTC
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Magnitude 7.2
Date-Time Sunday, May 09, 2010 at 05:59:42 UTC
Sunday, May 09, 2010 at 12:59:42 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 3.775°N, 96.055°E
Depth 45 km (28.0 miles) set by location program
Region NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Distances 195 km (120 miles) SW of Lhokseumawe, Sumatra, Indonesia
215 km (130 miles) SSE of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
630 km (390 miles) W of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
1620 km (1010 miles) NW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.4 km (2.7 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST=295, Nph=295, Dmin=321.4 km, Rmss=0.94 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2010wbaq
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/

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This earthquake isn't anything large or impressive in size. I just found it interesting that it was 20 miles outside of Washington DC. This area does not experience quakes very often at all.

Magnitude 3.6 - POTOMAC-SHENANDOAH REGION
2010 July 16 09:04:47 UTC
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Magnitude 3.6
Date-Time Friday, July 16, 2010 at 09:04:47 UTC
Friday, July 16, 2010 at 05:04:47 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 39.167°N, 77.252°W
Depth 5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program
Region POTOMAC-SHENANDOAH REGION
Distances 15 km (10 miles) NW of Rockville, Maryland
30 km (15 miles) ENE of Leesburg, Virginia
35 km (20 miles) NW of WASHINGTON, D.C.
70 km (45 miles) WNW of ANNAPOLIS, Maryland

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.3 km (8.3 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 15, Nph= 15, Dmin=44.7 km, Rmss=1.49 sec, Gp=133°,
M-type="Nuttli" surface wave magnitude (mbLg), Version=6
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)


Event ID us2010yua6
Magnitude 6.7 - FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
2010 July 18 05:56:44 UTC

Magnitude 6.8 - NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
2010 July 18 13:35:01 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/
The USGS site needs to make up my mind!

Magnitude 7.3 - NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
2010 July 18 13:35:02 UTC
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Magnitude 7.3
Date-Time Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 13:35:02 UTC
Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 11:35:02 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 6.019°S, 150.497°E
Depth 57.6 km (35.8 miles)
Region NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances 65 km (40 miles) SE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG
105 km (65 miles) ENE of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG
525 km (325 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
2385 km (1480 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 7.6 km (4.7 miles); depth +/- 14.5 km (9.0 miles)
Parameters NST=223, Nph=223, Dmin=525.6 km, Rmss=1.29 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)


Event ID us2010ywbr
Instead of a 6.8

Kathy said:
Magnitude 6.7 - FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
2010 July 18 05:56:44 UTC

Magnitude 6.8 - NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
2010 July 18 13:35:01 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/
Magnitude 7.3 - MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
2010 July 23 22:08:11 UTC
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Magnitude 7.3
Date-Time Friday, July 23, 2010 at 22:08:11 UTC
Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 06:08:11 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 6.708°N, 123.479°E
Depth 604.5 km (375.6 miles)
Region MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Distances 100 km (65 miles) SW of Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
120 km (75 miles) S of Pagadian, Mindanao, Philippines
155 km (95 miles) E of Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines
915 km (570 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.5 km (2.8 miles); depth +/- 6.7 km (4.2 miles)
Parameters NST= 93, Nph= 93, Dmin=235.6 km, Rmss=0.83 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)


Event ID us2010zbbz


Magnitude 7.4 - MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
2010 July 23 22:51:11 UTC
Earthquake Details
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Magnitude 7.4
Date-Time Friday, July 23, 2010 at 22:51:11 UTC
Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 06:51:11 AM at epicenter

Location 6.482°N, 123.533°E
Depth 575.6 km (357.7 miles)
Region MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Distances 115 km (72 miles) SW (224°) from Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
150 km (93 miles) S (179°) from Pagadian, Mindanao, Philippines
167 km (104 miles) ESE (107°) from Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines
947 km (588 miles) SSE (163°) from MANILA, Philippines

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.6 km (9.1 miles); depth +/- 12.3 km (7.6 miles)
Parameters NST= 91, Nph= 91, Dmin=234.9 km, Rmss=0.75 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6
Source U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

Event ID us2010zbca
Two more Large quakes in the same area. That makes 4 earthquakes over 7 on the scale in just a few hours.


Magnitude 7.2 - MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
2010 July 23 23:15:09 UTC
Earthquake Details
This is a computer-generated message -- this event has not yet been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 7.2 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)
Date-Time Friday, July 23, 2010 at 23:15:09 UTC
Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 07:15:09 AM at epicenter

Location 6.770°N, 123.350°E
Depth 614 km (381.5 miles) set by location program
Region MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Distances 112 km (70 miles) WSW (243°) from Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
119 km (74 miles) S (188°) from Pagadian, Mindanao, Philippines
141 km (88 miles) E (97°) from Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines
911 km (566 miles) SSE (163°) from MANILA, Philippines

Location Uncertainty Error estimate not available
Parameters NST= 52, Nph=0, Dmin=0 km, Rmss=0 sec, Gp= 0,
M-type=(unknown type), Version=B
Source NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Event ID pt10204002



Magnitude 7.4 - MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
2010 July 23 23:15:08 UTC
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 7.4
Date-Time Friday, July 23, 2010 at 23:15:08 UTC
Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 07:15:08 AM at epicenter

Location 6.749°N, 123.268°E
Depth 616.7 km (383.2 miles)
Region MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Distances 121 km (75 miles) WSW (244°) from Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
123 km (77 miles) SSW (192°) from Pagadian, Mindanao, Philippines
132 km (82 miles) E (98°) from Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines
910 km (566 miles) SSE (164°) from MANILA, Philippines

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.7 km (9.1 miles); depth +/- 9.6 km (6.0 miles)
Parameters NST=174, Nph=175, Dmin=258.3 km, Rmss=1.13 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=6
Source U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

Event ID us2010zbcd
Magnitude 7.0 - NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
2010 August 04 22:01:45 UTC

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 7.0
Date-Time Wednesday, August 04, 2010 at 22:01:45 UTC
Thursday, August 05, 2010 at 08:01:45 AM at epicenter

Location 5.804°S, 150.767°E
Depth 54 km (33.6 miles)
Region NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances 75 km (45 miles) ESE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG
140 km (90 miles) ENE of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG
565 km (350 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
2415 km (1500 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 6.4 km (4.0 miles); depth +/- 16.1 km (10.0 miles)
Parameters NST=112, Nph=112, Dmin=563.2 km, Rmss=1.1 sec, Gp= 32°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2010zncq
As most of you can already tell. I have an interest in earthquakes. One place that intrigues me is the Yellowstone area. It is said to be a caldera. So whenever the park gets active its usually closely watched. Today, a few miles south of the park there was a 4.8 earthquake. It is quite rare to have anything larger than a 3 on the scale in that area.

Recent Earthquakes in the Intermountain West
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center

Version #7: This report supersedes any earlier reports of this event.
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
A light earthquake occurred at 6:04:17 PM (MDT) on Wednesday, August 4, 2010.
The magnitude 4.8 event occurred 29 km (18 miles) ENE of Jackson, WY.
The hypocentral depth is 5 km ( 3 miles).
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Magnitude 4.8 - body magnitude (Mb)
Time Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 6:04:17 PM (MDT)
Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 0:04:17 (UTC)
Distance from Jackson, WY - 29 km (18 miles) ENE (65 degrees)
Teton Village, WY - 31 km (19 miles) E (90 degrees)
Rafter J Ranch, WY - 33 km (20 miles) ENE (59 degrees)
Moose Wilson Road, WY - 33 km (21 miles) E (79 degrees)
Salt Lake City, UT - 337 km (209 miles) NNE (20 degrees)

Coordinates 43 deg. 35.1 min. N (43.585N), 110 deg. 26.4 min. W (110.440W)
Depth 5 km (3.1 miles)
Location Quality Poor
Location Quality Parameters Nst= 41, Nph= 41, Dmin=13.6 km, Rmss=1.29 sec, Erho=6.4 km, Erzz=0 km, Gp=50.4 degrees
Event ID# us2010zpac
http://quake.utah.edu/req2webdir/recenteqs/Quakes/us2010zpac.html
UPDATE: Ecuador Earthquake Magnitude Upgraded to 7.1

(Aug. 12) -- UPDATE: The U.S. Geological Survey has increased the magnitude of the earthquake that struck Ecuador this morning from 6.9 to 7.1.

The earthquake struck Ecuador at 7:54 a.m. EDT (6:54 a.m. local) this morning about 105 miles southeast of Quito and 85 miles east of Ambato, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no initial reports of injuries or damage, according to Reuters.

The quake was strong enough to cause significant damage but was located at a low depth of 118 miles, significantly lessening its impact. Reports say the temblor was felt in Quito and in parts of northern Peru.

The USGS initially recorded the earthquake as 6.7 in magnitude, then raised that to 7.2, reduced it to 6.9 and now has raised it again to 7.1. No tsunami warning has been issued.
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There have been 3, 7+ earthquakes in less than 4 days in several different places on the planet. Thank YHWH there hasn't been much damage associated with. Unless the damage hasn't been reported. Been quite an interesting year for quakes, and its only two thirds the way over.

Magnitude 7.3 - VANUATU
2010 August 10 05:23:46 UTC

USGS reports 7.2-magnitude quake in Mariana region

The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed a 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook the Mariana Islands region about one hour ago
No injuries or destruction to structures were reported.

The "poorly constrained" quake occurred 230 miles west southwest of Guam, 275 miles, west southwest of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands, and 300 miles northeast of Yap.

According to the National Weather Service, quakes of this size can usually generate tsunamis of a destructive nature.

"No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data," the website states."However, earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers to the earthquake epicenter."

http://www.guampdn.com/article/20100814/NEWS01/100814001

Magnitude 7.2 - MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
2010 August 13 21:19:32 UTC
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Earthquake Details
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Magnitude 7.2
Date-Time Friday, August 13, 2010 at 21:19:32 UTC
Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 07:19:32 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 12.409°N, 141.487°E
Depth 4.7 km (2.9 miles) (poorly constrained)
Region MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
Distances 375 km (230 miles) WSW of HAGATNA, Guam
445 km (275 miles) WSW of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands
485 km (300 miles) NE of Yap, Micronesia
550 km (340 miles) WSW of SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.6 km (9.1 miles); depth +/- 5.1 km (3.2 miles)
Parameters NST=294, Nph=296, Dmin=389.6 km, Rmss=1.3 sec, Gp= 32°,
M-type=(unknown type), Version=6
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2010zxcf

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010zxc...
HAARP really getting a workout maybe..

"..Looking at ways to cause earthquakes, as well as to detect them, was part of the project named Prime Argus, decades ago. The money for that came from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA, now under the acronym ARPA.) In 1994 the Air Force revealed its Spacecast 2020 master plan which includes weather control."

"..In 1966, Professor Gordon J. F. MacDonald was associate director of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at the University of California, Los Angeles, was a member of the President's Science Advisory Committee, and later a member of the President's Council on Environmental Quality.

"He published papers on the use of environmental-control technologies for military purposes. MacDonald made a revealing comment:

"The key to geophysical warfare is the identification of environmental instabilities to which the addition of a small amount of energy would release vastly greater amounts of energy."

"World-recognized scientist MacDonald had a number of ideas for using the environment as a weapon system [...] When he wrote his chapter, "How To Wreck The Environment," for the book Unless Peace Comes, he was not kidding around.

"In it he describes the use of weather manipulation, climate modification, polar ice cap melting or destabilization, ozone depletion techniques, earthquake engineering, ocean wave control and brain wave manipulation using the planet's energy fields.

"He also said that these types of weapons would be developed and, when used, would be virtually undetectable by their victims."

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thanks for all the updates Kathy =)

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