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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:11 AM
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6.3 magnitude earthquake hits off Argentina coast
Source: Reuters

6.3 magnitude earthquake hits off Argentina coast
Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:17pm IST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck off the southern coast of Argentina on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was centered about 220 miles (354 km) southeast of Ushuaia, Argentina, at a depth of 13 miles (21 km), USGS said. It struck at 8 a.m. local time (1200 GMT).

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. No tsunami warnings were issued by the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center or the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.



Read more: http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-45459...
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enid602 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:14 AM
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1. Ushuaia
Ushuaia is where they make TV sets here. Also big ski industry.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:30 AM
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2. I'm glad they seem to be lucking out
I really wonder if the shallowness of the epicenter has anything to do with it since it seems that those earthquakes affect small areas just above.
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Mr. Sparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:44 AM
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3. What is up with all these Earthquakes recently, there seems to be one every 2 days. n/t
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:04 AM
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4. It's very weird...
we're getting clusters of them in Oklahoma. They're small...but people feel them nonetheless. My husband and I lived in southern California, so the ground's really got to shake for us to feel it.
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:22 PM
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14. Sometimes large earthquakes in one part of the world
effect another part. Some of this could have been set off by the recent Haiti earthquake.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:46 PM
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15. Yes, I suppose that's true...
For about a year, though, central Oklahoma's been having these clusters.
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Bearware Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:58 PM
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16. Perhaps the large quake was the 9.1 magnitude 2004 Sumatra quake that generated the tsunami
It seems like to me that unexpected relatively large quakes have been moving towards us both from the East and the West in the past few years. We are in California and I am wondering if the San Andreas may finally have an excuse to let go. It seems like we have had an number of quakes of roughly magnitude 6 to the North, South, East and West of us in this hemisphere in the last few weeks. :scared:

Time to check the earthquake kits and get refresh the drinking water.

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flow_urgirl Donating Member (47 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:08 AM
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5. well the thing that treehugging hippies warned about is happening
and if you diss on the people who do try to help save the earth, you shouldn't be seen to be breathing on it a moment longer.just live in respect or nothing. if you do not respect the earth and its beings here then you should just go.
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:36 AM
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6. Um, It's not because people are dissing the planet.
It's plate tectonics.
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PaulaFarrell Donating Member (840 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:50 AM
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8. Nothing to do with the fracking then?
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/06/top-5-ways-th... /

Top 5 Ways to Cause a Man-Made Earthquake


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zeemike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:13 AM
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10. An interesting read.
And it is based on the saying about the straw that broke the camels back....we small humans can produce great stress on the earth.
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:16 AM
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11. Huh.
I stand corrected. Was going to post: "What are you fracking talking about."
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:04 PM
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13. Angry Gods Cause Earthquakes

Yeah, Pat Robertson thought pretty much the same thing.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:03 PM
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12. Earthquakes are frequent

They happen often. There are significant quakes in Alaska every week. Mostly, they are in remote thinly or non-populated places.

When one strikes a populated area, you get jounalists watching the USGS page, and a lot of reporting of fairly mundane events.
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Garbo 2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:26 PM
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18. Earthquakes of varying magnitude happen every day. Check out global earthquake maps when earthquakes
aren't in the news and you'll see the frequency, magnitudes and locations.
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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:40 AM
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7. Most of the quakes that we're hearing about seem to be very shallow.
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eagertolearn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:11 AM
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9. Interesting to see where all the earthquakes are happening on IRIS.
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:01 PM
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17. I have relatives in Argentina, thanks for posting this.
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