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  • 8.1 quake

    There has just been an 8.1 earthquake in the Santa Cruz Islands in the south pacific. It was very shallow 33km.
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  • #2
    yea i just noticed that crazy quakes going on

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    • #3
      http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/...pt09280003.php

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      • #4
        Originally posted by caligal View Post
        There has just been an 8.1 earthquake in the Santa Cruz Islands in the south pacific. It was very shallow 33km.
        nevermind

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        • #5
          They have issued a tsunami warning for the south pacific as a precaution.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pendragon View Post
            where are you hearing this from?? I am not finding it
            http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/...pt09280003.php

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            • #7
              Usgs, rsoe
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              • #8
                It's been updated to a 7.8 (according to USGS)

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                • #9
                  It;s only showing as a 4.9 on the IRIS Seismic monitor site. I guess we'll hear eventually. In the meantime the one in the Celbes sea looks like it won't have any effect - a biggie though!!

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                  • #10
                    Tsunami warning is in effect for Vanuatu / Solomon / Nauru / Papua New Guinea / Tuvalu / New Caledonia / Fiji / Kiribati / Kosrae / Wallis-Futuna / Howland-Baker

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                    • #11
                      Quake map: http://img25.yfrog.com/i/fpx.png/

                      Map of tsunami propagation: http://img202.yfrog.com/i/s8w.jpg/

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                      • #12
                        Massive earthquake rocks the Pacific Ocean

                        link: http://news.bnonews.com/n3ng

                        VANUATU (BNO NEWS) – A massive earthquake rocked the Pacific Ocean on Thursday morning, according to seismologists, followed by another huge tremor about fifteen minutes later.

                        The initial earthquake, which struck about 232 miles north-northwest of Vanuatu's Santo, had a preliminary magnitude of 8.1, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The United States Geological Survey reported it as a 7.8-magnitude.

                        The first quake happened at 9.03 a.m. local time (22.03 UTC Wednesday). A spokeswoman for the United States Geological Survey told BNO News that an aftershock, with a preliminary 7.3-magnitude, struck about 15 minutes later. The epicenter of the second tremor was located about 205 miles northwest of Luganville on Vanuatu's Espiritu.

                        Tsunami warnings have immediately been issued for Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Fiji, Kiribati, Kosrae, wallis-Futuna and Howland-Baker.

                        A tsunami watch is also in effect for the Marshall Islands, Tokelau, the Kermadec Islands, Pohnpei, New Zealand, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Australia, Niue, Cook Islands, Chuuk, Indonesia, Wake Island, Jarvis Island, Palmyra Island, Guam, North Marianas, Johnston Island, Yap, Marcus Island and Belau.

                        It is not yet known if a tsunami was created. The earthquake struck about 15 miles deep, making it an extremely shallow earthquake. Shallow earthquakes often tend to cause more damage, and increase the risk of a tsunami.

                        "An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicenter within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours," a bulletin from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center read.

                        A tsunami advisory has also been issued for the state of Hawaii and may be upgraded later when more information becomes available. "An evaluation of the Pacific-wide tsunami threat is underway and there is a possibility that Hawaii could be elevated to a watch or warning status," a bulletin from the agency said.

                        This breaking news story will be updated.

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                        • #13
                          I'm glad it has been downgraded. Even so it is a massive quake. There sure has been an extrodinary number of BIG quakes for one region in a relativly short time span.
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                          • #14
                            BreakingNews: BULLETIN -- TSUNAMI WARNINGS ISSUED FOR VANUATU, SOLOMON ISLANDS, FIJI... ETC.

                            BreakingNews: BULLETIN -- MAJOR EARTHQUAKE STRIKES NORTHWEST OF SANTO, VANUATU.

                            8.1!!

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                            • #15
                              What?? Where in the world is SANTO, VANUATU??

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