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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:31 PM

Breaking News: Earthquake measuring 7.0 magnitude strikes Myanmar: USGS

Source: Reuters

No link yet, just seen it on top
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/10/entertainment-us-bieber-gomez-idUSBRE8A90HN20121110

7.0 isn't really too big, but just was thinking i should post it, since i saw it

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/10/entertainment-us-bieber-gomez-idUSBRE8A90HN20121110

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Reply Breaking News: Earthquake measuring 7.0 magnitude strikes Myanmar: USGS (Original post)
nolabels Nov 2012 OP
darkangel218 Nov 2012 #1
nolabels Nov 2012 #5
Systematic Chaos Nov 2012 #26
Viva_La_Revolution Nov 2012 #14
TalkingDog Nov 2012 #28
joshcryer Nov 2012 #32
Viva_La_Revolution Nov 2012 #37
SkyDaddy7 Nov 2012 #43
TalkingDog Nov 2012 #44
Viva_La_Revolution Nov 2012 #48
neversaydie Nov 2012 #23
bananas Nov 2012 #33
davidwparker Nov 2012 #30
femrap Nov 2012 #35
Posteritatis Nov 2012 #36
KaryninMiami Nov 2012 #2
sandyshoes17 Nov 2012 #7
ReRe Nov 2012 #13
Sedona Nov 2012 #3
aquart Nov 2012 #4
nolabels Nov 2012 #8
eyewall Nov 2012 #21
starroute Nov 2012 #29
eyewall Nov 2012 #42
starroute Nov 2012 #45
MisterJones Nov 2012 #46
starroute Nov 2012 #47
Hissyspit Nov 2012 #6
Hissyspit Nov 2012 #9
hunter Nov 2012 #10
Warpy Nov 2012 #11
kestrel91316 Nov 2012 #12
Viva_La_Revolution Nov 2012 #15
htuttle Nov 2012 #16
defacto7 Nov 2012 #17
alfredo Nov 2012 #19
airplaneman Nov 2012 #18
itsrobert Nov 2012 #22
airplaneman Nov 2012 #38
defacto7 Nov 2012 #40
Scairp Nov 2012 #49
Pachamama Nov 2012 #20
Liberty Belle Nov 2012 #24
allan01 Nov 2012 #25
left on green only Nov 2012 #39
Make7 Nov 2012 #27
Hissyspit Nov 2012 #31
femrap Nov 2012 #34
gauguin57 Nov 2012 #41

Response to nolabels (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:36 PM

1. Has anybody noticed the frequency of earthquakes lately?

Scary..

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:41 PM

5. Kind of makes you wonder if global warming might have something to do with it?

I am sure there are going to be many more un-thought of consequences of it as it becomes more pronounced

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Response to nolabels (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:04 PM

26. Take a few billion tons of ice each off of Greenland and Antarctica...

...and those landmasses are going to settle as a reaction. That's major enough to affect plates and fault lines everywhere.

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:05 PM

14. It's not any more than usual

just seems like it when you hear about a few in a row.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:33 PM

28. Not any MORE than usual, but they are getting stronger over all.

A lot stronger.


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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #28)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:57 PM

32. Massive ice migration.

The stresses are small but they add up over longer periods of time: http://www.geologie.uni-hannover.de/257.html?&L=1

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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #28)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:30 AM

37. hmm.

there are more registered because we have 30 times the number of sensors that we had in 1973, and more are reported. thus the increase in "total strength" (this means all added together).

using a timescale of 40 years means bubkiss when discussing geologic activity.

edit cause I can't add, but I do know rocks

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #37)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:28 AM

43. I wished I knew more about rocks...

I do know they have an awful lot of info stored within them!

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #37)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:14 PM

44. Rocks are good. Human nature is better

When you throw out statements that blatantly deny other people's reality, no matter how "technically" accurate they are, people are going to question your statements.

So unless you are willing to sit down and give us a concise and engaging geology and history lesson, the billions of years of change you are talking about means bubkiss to us.

We're dealing with finite reality and one that seems to be changing. That makes people nervous. Some random stranger telling us that it's okay because there are more sensors or this isn't unusual really doesn't do anything but make people MORE anxious.

Hint: The better you explain things, the less people question you and the more reassured they are.

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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #44)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:10 PM

48. sorry, I'll explain better next time

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:15 PM

23. 7.8 in Canada before Halloween

I've been watching since October 28; a 7.8 in Masset, Canada generated a Tsumani warning in Hawaii. I have cousins there so I watched their local news and all the people trying to evacuate. Ended up not being much.

It does look like a lot of activity around the pacific plate (? is that what it's called). Canada, then Hawaii, then Alaska, Japan, and a couple of days ago Guatamala. My friend's 100-year-old mom had to be moved.

Who can you ask to find out if this is normal or increased activity? Glad my little sis doesn't live in SF right now.

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Response to neversaydie (Reply #23)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:59 PM

33. 7.5 in Guatamala on Nov 7

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:54 PM

30. Yes, I have.

The earthquakes are likened to the birth pains a woman feels when she is about to give birth. These birth pains increase in both frequency and intensity.

Jesus told them, Dont let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, I am the Messiah. They will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but dont panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end wont follow immediately. Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.


See TalkingDog's graph at entry #28.

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:19 AM

35. duh..

 

now I go to the links and it's all about Justin Bieber.

wtf: :


Where are the f*cking juries when you need them???????????

Don't fuck with Mother Nature...a-hole!

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:20 AM

36. No, but I've noticed increase media attention towards them, which isn't the same thing. (nt)

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Response to nolabels (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:38 PM

2. Wait- isn't that exactly where the President is heading- like this week?

Swear I read that somewhere that he was leaving for there tomorrow or very soon.

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Response to KaryninMiami (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:42 PM

7. Yor right , I heard that

nt

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:02 PM

13. I heard that too,,,

... that PO was going there soon.... I'm not real crazy about him going there...they have
had some serious civil strife in the past month.

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Response to nolabels (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:39 PM

3. Shake Map

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000dqqw#shakemap

I have clients in Chitagong Bangledesh, hope they're OK

POTUS is going to Burma.

On edit Burma = Myanmar

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Response to nolabels (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:39 PM

4. 7.0 isn't too big? Is there a tsunami warning?

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Response to aquart (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:42 PM

8. Heck i don't know, i am only the messenger

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Response to aquart (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:12 PM

21. 7.0 is not only big, it's devastating.

The Kobe eq was smaller than that, the famous Northridge quake was 6.8. The Loma Prieta quake in the Bay Area was 7.2 originally but was downgraded later to a 7.0.

7.0 is a HUGE earthquake.

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Response to eyewall (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:38 PM

29. A lot depends on the depth and on other local factors

This one seems to have been felt fairly strongly in its immediate vicinity, but only lightly down on the coast.

You really have to get up towards 8.0 before you get into "devastating" territory -- unless it happens directly under a city that's built on landfill or has lots of shoddily constructed apartment houses.



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Response to starroute (Reply #29)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:08 AM

42. I don't want to get into a semantic argument

The 7.0 in Santa Cruz destroyed the entire downtown area including the historic Pacific Garden Mall, wrecked over 30,000 homes, most beyond repair, wiped out huge sections of Watsonville twenty miles to the south, took out highways and caused major slides 40 miles north and south plus it dropped the entire town of Moss Landing by about 12 inches in the Harkens Slough.

In addition to all this local damage it pancaked a two tiered highway in Oakland, 80 miles away, knocked out a section of the Bay Bridge and devastated the Marina District in San Fransisco about 90 miles from the epicenter. The Marina District was the only part of this that was built on landfill.

Between Watsonville to the south and San Fransisco to the north there were tens of thousands of homes and businesses destroyed or made unsafe to occupy, roads and overpasses wrecked, many beyond repair and infrastructure damage that still persists to this day. The ground lurched vertically eight feet. A wave about a foot tall sped along the ground at around 100mph knocking out street lights and cracking almost anything on top of it including every curb, sidewalk, building and overpass in Capitola. The damage on the coast I witnessed personally. I heard stories of similar effects in Los Gatos, Mountain View, San Jose and Brisbane. Almost everyone in three counties lost their dishes, TV sets, basically anything breakable that was not strapped down.

What does it take to allow the use of the term "devastating"?

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Response to eyewall (Reply #42)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:27 PM

45. And the 6.8 Nisqually quake in 2001 caused only scattered damage

Largely because it had a depth of 32 miles, it was nothing like the Santa Cruz quake. The point isn't semantics -- it's that the magnitude alone doesn't make a quake "devastating."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_Nisqually_earthquake

One of the largest recorded earthquakes in Washington state history, it measured 6.8 on the moment magnitude scale and lasted approximately 45 seconds. The epicenter of the earthquake was Anderson Island, about 17 km (11 mi) northeast of Olympia. The focus was at a depth of 52 km (32 mi). Tremors were felt as far away as Scio, Oregon, across the border in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and 175 mi (282 km) east in Pasco, Washington. There were also reports that it was felt as far away as Spokane, Washington and Sandpoint, Idaho.

About 400 people were injured. Most of the property damage occurred very near the epicenter or in unreinforced concrete or masonry buildings, such as those in the First Hill, Pioneer Square and Sodo neighborhoods of Seattle. The air traffic control tower at Sea-Tac Airport was heavily damaged during the quake; it has since been replaced with a more earthquake-resistant tower. The quake splintered a buttress under the dome of the capitol building in Olympia, however previous earthquake-resistance work prevented more serious harm to the building. Additionally, the earthquake caused power outages in downtown Seattle. The U.S. Military's Ft. Lewis and McChord Air Force Base received damage in the quake. There was very slight damage in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Response to starroute (Reply #45)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:13 PM

46. A 6.8 is not a 7.0...

Not comparable and yes magnitude does matter. Depth, location and engineering matter as well. Don't be so dismissive. A 7.0 is not to be dismissed...

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Response to MisterJones (Reply #46)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:33 PM

47. And this quake in Myanmar was a 6.8

Read further down in the thread and you'll see the number got adjusted.

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Response to nolabels (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:41 PM

6. Link:

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE8AA00L20121111?

Earthquake measuring seven magnitude strikes Myanmar: USGS
BANGKOK | Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:31pm EST

BANGKOK (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 7.0 magnitude struck Myanmar on Sunday, around 6o km (37 miles) northwest of Mandalay, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Response to nolabels (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:46 PM

9. Another link, says 6.6:

@BreakingNews: Magnitude 6.6 earthquake has hit near Shwebo, Myanmar - @USGS http://t.co/UvQciXBU

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Response to nolabels (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:53 PM

10. 7.0 is brutal on unreinforced masonry.

And reinforced concrete can't be trusted in places with poorly enforced or inadequate building codes.

This is a big earthquake.

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Response to nolabels (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:53 PM

11. Only 9 and 10 KM down

and a 6.6 at USGS. It's still strong enough to do a lot of damage and shallow enough to be catastrophic if it hit just the wrong place.

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Response to nolabels (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:01 PM

12. Isn't President Obama there???

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:07 PM

15. not till later in the week. nt

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:07 PM

16. Planned for next week, I think

I wondered the same thing and just did a quick google on it.

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Response to nolabels (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:07 PM

17. 7 would be pretty big in California terms....

but it would be catastrophic in East Coast terms. It all depends on the kind of wave it produces and the type of ground. A lot of variables.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:42 PM

19. In the east the ground rings like a bell. The 4.3 in SE Ky was felt in Cincy.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:31 AM

38. Thanks I stand corrected 6.8 n/t.

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Response to airplaneman (Reply #38)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:10 AM

40. What's that about 20 times less powerful?

I don't remember how that works.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:40 PM

49. 6.1 miles deep

That's either pretty shallow or rather deep, depending on the topography of the area. Voice of America is reporting 12 deaths and many injuries, had a photo of a collapsed bridge that spanned the Irrawaddy. Sounds bad enough, especially for a Third world country with few resources to assist it's citizens in a natural disaster.

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Response to nolabels (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:44 PM

20. Umm...unless the earthshaking news is that Justin Bieber & his girlfriend broke up, you need the

.....correct link....

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Response to nolabels (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:33 PM

24. No tsunami, too far inland. Here's the report from the Pacific Tsunami Center


TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0122Z 11 NOV 2012

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.

... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...

THIS MESSAGE IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 0113Z 11 NOV 2012
COORDINATES - 22.5 NORTH 96.0 EAST
LOCATION - MYANMAR
MAGNITUDE - 7.0

EVALUATION

A DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI WAS NOT GENERATED BASED ON EARTHQUAKE AND
HISTORICAL TSUNAMI DATA. THIS EARTHQUAKE IS LOCATED TOO FAR
INLAND TO GENERATE A TSUNAMI IN THE INDIAN OCEAN.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
BECOMES AVAILABLE.

THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY MAY ISSUE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
FOR THIS EVENT. IN THE CASE OF CONFLICTING INFORMATION...THE
MORE CONSERVATIVE INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED FOR SAFETY.

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Response to nolabels (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:47 PM

25. re: Breaking News: Earthquake measuring 7.0 magnitude strikes Myanmar: USGS

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Response to allan01 (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:47 AM

39. Thank you. I kept getting a tragic story about.....

.....the Earth shattering breakup of Bustin Jeeber and Golina Somez.

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Response to nolabels (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:22 PM

27. The 2010 Haiti earthquake that killed over 300,000 people ...

... was a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.

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Response to nolabels (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:57 PM

31. 5 dead sp far; 6.8

@BreakingNews: Report: 5 killed after magnitude-6.8 earthquake strikes northern Myanmar - @AP http://t.co/h1A8eLJc

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Response to nolabels (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:14 AM

34. Are you crazy....

 

7.0 is huge!!!! Sh*t.


Are you screwing with us?

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Response to nolabels (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:27 AM

41. IRIS Seismic Monitor calling it 6.6

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