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Post by Rogue on Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:18 am

Scientists say the number of big earthquakes have doubled in 2014 – though cause remains elusive
Posted on July 6, 2014 by The Extinction Protocol


July 2014 – GEOLOGY – If you think there have been more earthquakes than usual this year, you’re right. A new study finds there were more than twice as many big earthquakes in the first quarter of 2014 as compared with the average since 1979. “We have recently experienced a period that has had one of the highest rates of great earthquakes ever recorded,” said lead study author Tom Parsons, a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Menlo Park, California. But even though the global earthquake rate is on the rise, the number of quakes can still be explained by random chance, said Parsons and co-author Eric Geist, also a USGS researcher. Their findings were published online June 21 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

With so many earthquakes rattling the planet in 2014, Parsons actually hoped he might find the opposite — that the increase in big earthquakes comes from one large quake setting off another huge shaker. Earlier research has shown that seismic waves from one earthquake can travel around the world and trigger tiny temblors elsewhere. “As our group has been interested in the ability of an earthquake to affect others at a global scale, we wondered if we were seeing it happening. I really expected we would see evidence of something we couldn’t explain by randomness,” Parsons told Live Science’s Our Amazing Planet in an email interview.

The new study isn’t the first time researchers have tried and failed to link one earthquake to another in time and across distance. Earlier studies found that the biggest earthquakes on the planet — the magnitude-8 and magnitude-9 quakes — typically trigger much smaller jolts, tiny magnitude-2 and magnitude-3 rumblers. Yet, no one has ever proven that large quakes unleash other large quakes. Finding a statistical connection between big earthquakes is a step toward proving such connections takes place. But despite the recent earthquake storm, the world’s great earthquakes still seem to strike at random, the new study found.

The average rate of big earthquakes — those larger than magnitude 7 — has been 10 per year since 1979, the study reports. That rate rose to 12.5 per year starting in 1992, and then jumped to 16.7 per year starting in 2010 — a 65 percent increase compared to the rate since 1979. This increase accelerated in the first three months of 2014 to more than double the average since 1979, the researchers report. The rise in earthquakes is statistically similar to the results of flipping a coin, Parsons said: Sometimes heads or tails will repeat several times in a row, even though the process is random.

“Basically, we can’t prove that what we saw during the first part of 2014, as well as since 2010, isn’t simply a similar thing to getting six tails in a row,” he said. But Parsons said the statistical findings don’t rule out the possibility that the largest earthquakes may trigger one another across great distances. Researchers may simply lack the data to understand such global “communication,” he said. “It’s possible that global-level communications happen so infrequently that we haven’t seen enough to find it among the larger, rarer events,” Parsons said.

However, earthquakes smaller than magnitude-5.6 do cluster on a global scale, the researchers found. This suggests these less-powerful quakes are more likely to be influenced by others — a finding borne out by previous research. For example, the number of magnitude-5 earthquakes surged after the catastrophic magnitude-9 earthquakes in Japan and Sumatra, even at distances greater than 620 miles (1,000 kilometers), earlier studies found. –Yahoo News
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Re: Big Earthquakes

Post by Rockhopper on Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:55 pm

Our spaceship won't stay still Rogue.

The planet is dynamic and constantly re-adjusting itself.

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Re: Big Earthquakes

Post by Monk (in hiding) on Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:01 pm

So are you a JW?

The Extinction Protocol is run by a doomsday bible thumper. lsol

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Re: Big Earthquakes

Post by X on Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:33 pm

Big one soon....

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Re: Big Earthquakes

Post by Rogue on Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:07 am



Yes, I feel it too  Neutral

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Post by X on Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:10 am

yup....Caribbeans/Mexican area

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Post by Rogue on Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:36 am



Okay, you're psychic!!!

M7.1 - CHIAPAS, MEXICO

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 7.1
Date-Time
7 Jul 2014 11:23:58 UTC
7 Jul 2014 06:23:59 near epicenter
7 Jul 2014 19:23:58 standard time in your timezone
Location 14.782N 92.371W
Depth 92 km
Distances
8 km (4 mi) NE of Puerto Madero, Mexico
16 km (9 mi) SW of Tapachula, Mexico
27 km (16 mi) WNW of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala
30 km (18 mi) NNW of Suchiate, Mexico
200 km (124 mi) W of Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Post by Rogue on Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:48 am

Strong quake hits Mexico, Guatemala; 3 dead
1:45 AM Tuesday Jul 8, 2014

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) A magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America Monday, killing at least two people and damaging dozens of homes.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 6:23 a.m. (7:23 a.m. EDT; 11:23 GMT) on the Pacific Coast 1 mile (2 kilometers) north-northeast of Puerto Madero, near the Guatemala border. It initially calculated the magnitude at 7.1 but later lowered the figure to 6.9.

Firefighters spokesman Raul Hernandez said at least two people died in their homes from collapsed walls in the Guatemalan town of Pati, in the border province of San Marcos.

The civil defense office in the Mexican state of Chiapas reported on its Twitter account that one man had been killed in Huixtla by a collapsed wall.

Hernandez reported damage in at least 30 homes in Guatemala, as well as landslides and toppled utility poles.

There were reports of power outages and rock slides on some roadways in Guatemala. Photos posted on social media sites and published by the Guatemalan newspaper Prensa Libre showed buildings with huge cracks across their facades in San Marcos, and one which apparently suffered a partial collapse.


In Chiapas, where the quake was centered, panicked people poured into the streets and the Red Cross said it was treating some frightened adults and children.

"I thought the house was going to collapse," said Claudia Gonzales, 32, who ran to the street in the town of Comitan with her 1-year-old daughter.

The quake was felt across a broad swath of southern Mexico and as far away as Mexico City, but officials had no immediate reports of damage.

The quake was centered 37 miles (60 kilometers) below the surface.

In the city of Tapachula, near the epicenter, city employee Omar Santos said "buildings were moving, windows broke in some houses and businesses, and people ran through the streets in the dark."
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Post by Rogue on Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:58 am

Reports say over 150 people dead...
BEIJING (AP) A strong earthquake rattled southwest China on Sunday, collapsing houses and knocking out communication and power lines. There were no immediate official reports of casualties, but photos of apparently injured people were posted on social media.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.1 quake hit Yunnan province at 4:30 p.m. at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). The China Earthquake Networks Center said the magnitude was 6.5.
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Re: Big Earthquakes

Post by Rogue on Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:03 am


Death toll up to 367 now

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Post by Stirky on Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:04 am

Yes I heard this on the radio this morning, sounds bad Sad

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Post by Rockhopper on Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:34 pm

You can blame India for that China one! It's moving north and shunting the land up ahead of it.

'Quakes seem to go is a series of spurts, then slow down for a while and then the cycle repeats itself. The cause is not fully understood yet!

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Post by Rogue on Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:30 am

Quake in California - 6.0mag - 35 miles (56 km) northeast of San Francisco.

M6.0 - 6km NW of American Canyon, California
2014-08-24 10:20:44 UTC

Earthquake location 38.214°N, 122.319°W

SummaryLocation and Magnitude contributed by: Northern California Seismic System, UC Berkeley and USGS Menlo ParkGeneral


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38.214°N, 122.319°W
Depth: 10.8km (6.7mi)

Event Time
2014-08-24 10:20:44 UTC

Location
38.214°N 122.319°W depth=10.8km (6.7mi)

Nearby Cities
6km (4mi) NW of American Canyon, California
9km (6mi) SSW of Napa, California
13km (8mi) NNW of Vallejo, California
14km (9mi) SE of Sonoma, California
82km (51mi) WSW of Sacramento, California

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nc72282711#summary

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Post by Kaere on Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:45 am

6.9 Earthquake in Peru

http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/magnitude-6-9-earthquake-strikes-central-peru-1.1974168

LIMA, Peru -- A large 6.9-magnitude earthquake has struck a sparsely populated area of central Peru, the U.S. Geological Survey said Sunday.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, said Mario Casareto, spokesman for Peru's fire agency. He said authorities were still surveying the region, including the Ayacucho area where the quake was centred.

The seismological service initially reported the magnitude as 7, but revised it downward to 6.9 in a subsequent report. According to the survey's updated figures, the quake occurred at 2321GMT Sunday and was centred about 43 kilometres east-northeast of an area called Tambo, and about 467 kilometres southeast of the capital of Lima. It had a depth of 101 kilometres, the survey said.

Local media said that the quake was felt in parts of Lima and in many major cities of southeastern Peru, including Cuzco and Arequipa.
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Re: Big Earthquakes

Post by Rogue on Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:16 am


Another in a short space of time since a seemingly lull period.

They say theres 4 dead from a quake last Tuesday in Ecuador.

The San Fran one yesterday caused a fair bit of damage.

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Post by Rogue on Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:24 pm


Big quake off North Island of NZ this morning. 6.7 being reported.

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Post by Rockhopper on Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:46 pm

Yeah near Gisbourne. Never felt it here but.

http://geonet.org.nz/quakes/region/newzealand/2014p864702

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Post by Rockhopper on Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:34 pm

6.2R 'quake in Japan. shook the country and many injured.

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Post by Rogue on Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:07 am


Been quite an active period this last couple of weeks in many parts of the ring.

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Post by Rockhopper on Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:41 am

Yup. In China too 6.5R there.

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