Discussion in 'Present & Current Events' started by Toroid, Sep 20, 2017.
That's to bad.....wonder what the building codes are like.
I'm sure the building codes to fortify structures isn't at the level of the US.
At 12:30 PST today there was an earthquake near Santa Rosa Island off the cost of California. I felt a rolling motion in LA. It was upgraded from 5.0 to 5.3.
Magnitude 5.3 earthquake recorded in the Channel Islands, USGS says
It is an interesting feeling......especially when it wakes you up.
Sixty nine major earthquakes hit the Pacific's Ring of Fire in just 48 hours driving fears that the 'Big One' is about to hit California
The quakes rattled Indonesia, Bolivia, Japan and Fiji, but failed to reach the western coast of the United States, which also falls along the infamous Ring of Fire zone.
I saw only one stronger than a major quake mentioned in the article.......but earthquake preparedness is always a good thing and tsunami prep is ongoing along the coast of the Pacific Northwest.
I just hope some of the other countries along the ring of fire besides the US and Japan are working on it. At least the 2004 and 2011 tsunamis brought on awareness and those around the Pacific are much better prepared.
I'm sure there is a reason for it but I lived in LA from 1980 to late last year and aside from a brief splurge after the Northridge quake ( It was close but it didn't quiet affect me, I was essentially living on a boat in San Pedro) never really concerned myself with a quake. Now aside from the homeless it's the main thing that I try to keep on top off from my abode in Northern New York.
Good idea.......northeastern most NY is the "active" seismic zone in the state.
.Huge 7.8 earthquake struck 123 km from Fiji. It happened at a depth of 378 miles (609km) underground. In the same article it also claims the depth was at 669 km.
Huge 8.1 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Fiji in Ring of Fire region | Daily Mail Online
I saw it was 8.1 according to the USGS. I think that makes the 10th major earthquake or greater so far this year.
Thankfully its been a slow year so far.
They downgraded it and it's another indication they're playing games with the numbers. This is an extremely deep quake at nearly 400 miles.
Different groups will sometimes get different numbers.....it doesn't mean the numbers are being played with.
A magnitude 8.1 quake doesn't need to be "covered up". The numbers are often changed from the original release after additional information comes in. Some earthquakes are even upgraded.
A 7.5 earthquake today triggered a tsunami in Indonesia.
7.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia triggers tsunami, officials say
Drone footage shows Indonesia tsunami devastation after 10ft wave wipes out a beach festival - sweeping away partygoers, obliterating two towns killing 832
The Indonesian government confirmed 832 people are dead with the number expected to rise after another tsunami ripped through the Pacific Ring of Fire and crashed into Indonesia on Friday.
The narrow bay amplified the force of the tsunami.
Long, narrow bay likely made Indonesia tsunami more devastating
Indonesia earthquake: Building 'floats' past after quakes liquefy ground | Daily Mail Online
It surprises me all those party goers didn't feel the earthquake.
Three 6 magnitude earthquakes and one 7 hit the ring of fire in 5 hours on 10/10/18.
666: 3 earthquakes larger than M6.0 and a M7.0 shake the Ring of Fire - Strange Sounds
Its a good thing only one was major......and that was just barely.