Saturday, August 20, 2011

Large Earthquakes Moving The Plates Around The Globe. Fore-shocks?

Recent earthquakes
Time Magnitude Location
1 hour ago 7.0 Vanuatu Map
2 hours ago 5.9 Vanuatu Map
2 hours ago 7.1 Vanuatu Map

Major 7.5 earthquake in the Pacific
Aug 20, 2011
Republic of Vanuatu was hit by a major 7.5-magnitude earthquake. It hit off the coast of the South Pacific island of Vanuatu on Sunday.

The quake struck at 3:55 am (1655 GMT Saturday) at a depth of 40 kilometers (25 miles), around 60 kilometres south of Port Vila, the capital of the island nation.

There was no tsunami warning in effect on the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center website and there were no immediate reports of damage.
Minutes after the first quake a second smaller 5.9-magnitude tremor was detected by seismologists.

Vanuatu - a string of more than 80 islands once known as the New Hebrides - achieved independence from France and Britain in 1980.
Most of the islands are inhabited; some have active volcanoes.
Vanuatu is mountainous and much of it is covered with tropical rainforests. Like most of the area, it is prone to earthquakes and tidal waves. Most of the people live in rural areas and practise subsistence agriculture.

Local traditions are strong. Women, for example, generally have lower social standing than men and have fewer educational opportunities.
Despite strong growth, the economy has struggled to meet the needs of Vanuatu's expanding population.
The main sources of revenue are agriculture and eco-tourism. Both depend on the weather, and when, as in 1999, cyclones and persistent rain hit Vanuatu, both suffer.

Source: wire and eTN Vanuatu

Vanuatu Earthquakes Produce Small Tsunami

By MARK DUNPHY - Sat Aug 20, 9:07 pm

Earthquake epicentre marked on Google Maps. Click image to enlarge
Earthquake epicentre marked on Google Maps. Click image to enlarge
Two of the strongest earthquakes recorded so far this year have struck The Coral Sea region of the Pacific Ocean.
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded southwest of Efate island, which is part of the Shefa Province in The Republic of Vanuatu, at 5:55 PM GMT. It was measured at a depth of 30km.
The second earthquake, which had a magnitude of 7.0 and prompted a tsunami warning, struck at 7:19 PM GMT about 69 kilometers (42 miles) south-southwest of the capital of Port-Vila on the island of Efate. It struck about 28.5 kilometers (17.7 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).   5.9, 5.6 and 5.0 magnitude aftershocks were also recorded.
The Vanuatu Meteorological Service issued a tsunami advisoryfor its central and southern islands after the second earthquake, urging all residents to move to higher ground until the all clear is given. A tsunami advisory is the highest level of alert in Vanuatu.
The agency said tsunami waves of 1.05 meter (3.4 feet) had arrived on the island of Efate less than an hour after the earthquake. It said there was no damage from the initial waves and has since cancelled the advisory.
Vanuatu lies on the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire‘ and regularly experiences seismic and volcanic activity, with over 2000 seismic events reported each year. The island nation, which is of volcanic origin, is some 1,750 kilometres (1,090 mi) east of northern Australia, 500 kilometres (310 mi) northeast of New Caledonia, west of Fiji, and southeast of the Solomon Islands, near New Guinea.

6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Japan's Northeast Coast

8/19/2011 2:39 AM ET 
(RTTNews) - A strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale has struck off Japan's northeastern coast, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported Friday.
The agency added that a 50 cm tsunami advisory has been issued for the coast of Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, the two regions devastated by a massive quake and tsunami in March.
According to the agency, the quake struck at a depth of about 20 kilometers, with its epicenter located slightly south to that of the 9.0 magnitude temblor that struck the region on March 11.
Friday's quake rocked the Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures and the tremor was felt in Capital Tokyo also. Local reports indicated that buildings in Tokyo swayed mildly in the quake.
Earthquakes frequently rock Japan as it sits on top of four tectonic plates. The latest quake comes when Japan is struggling to come to grips with the March 11 catastrophe that killed more than 15,000 people and caused wide-spread devastation.
The March quake and accompanying tsunami had knocked out the cooling systems at the the Fukushima Daiichi civilian nuclear plant, leading to meltdowns and radiation leaks that are yet to be plugged.
by RTT Staff Writer

Strong 6.8 earthquake hits Fukushima Japan, tsunami warning up

A strong 6.8 earthquake struck Friday at the northeastern coast of Japan near the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant which was severely damaged by the March 11 super earthquake and tsunami that caused the death of close to 20,000 people near Fukushima
tsunami warning was issued in the Fukushima and Miyagi Perfectures but was lifted 35 minutes later.
The quake reportedly occurred at 2:36 pm (0536GMT) with its epicenter off Fukushima prefecture at a depth of 20 kilometers.
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the company that operates the badly-damaged Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, said there were no damages on its Onagawa Plant which has been shut since March.
However, a report say "ground under Fukushima plant is cracking and radioactive steam is coming up — Melted core may be moving out of building" reports.
In a video interview, Dr. Robert Jacobs, Hiroshima Peace Institute: “It’s a very serious and alarming development because this started to happen specifically after two large earthquakes in the last few weeks, there was a 6.4 on the 31 of July 31 and a 6.0 on August 12″.
Meanwhile, the NY Times reports that radioactive contamination in rice, a national grain, has been found by Japanese inspectors Friday.
The discovery is likely to fan out growing fears of radioactive contamination on crops and basic agricultural produce and the general safety of Japan's food supply.

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Tsunami advisory issued, later canceled

August 19, 2011

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Map shows where off the coast of Japan the quake hit. CLICK TO ENLARGE

Data map from US Geologic Survey shows details of Japanese eathquake on August 19. CLICK TO ENLARGE
(TOKYO, JAPAN) -- A strong earthquake off the coast of Japan Friday rattled nerves in the earthquake and tidal wave ravaged nation and prompted an immediate Tsunami advisory.

Japan’s northeastern coast was hit Friday by a 6.5-magnitude earthquake, triggering a brief tsunami advisory for waves of up to 20 inches. The U.S. Geological Survey pegged the quake at 6.3 on the Richter scale.

Under the Richter scale, designed to quantify the energy in an earthquake, an earthquake that measures 5.0 on the Richter scale has shaking amplitude 10 times larger than one that measures 4.0.

A 6.5 quake has the energy of an 85-kiloton bomb. Only about 120 earthquakes a year hit that level of energy release.

The earthquake, the biggest to hit Japan in a month, struck at 2:36 p.m. local time and was centered 70 miles off the coast of Fukushima and 175 northeast of Tokyo.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and the Tokyo Electric Power Co. said that its disaster damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was experiencing no further problems.

At the nuclear plant, some of the staff was temporarily evacuated immediately after the earthquake hit and bullet train lines in the region also briefly stopped.

The tsunami advisory was issued for both Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures, two of the areas hardest hit by the devastating March 11th 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami.

There were no immediate reports of high waves caused by Friday’s earthquake.

Japan’s northeast coast has been the site to more than 1,000 earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or higher since March.

Planetary Alignments with Comet Elenin Causing Big Earthquakes

NASA Elenin 2011 Comet - Planetary Alignments with Comet Elenin Causing Big Earthquakes

There seems to be a pattern forming every time Elenin lines up with Earth and another planet or the sun we have an earthquake, the nearer Elenin gets the bigger the earthquakes.

Past Alignments

Elenin - Earth - SunFeb 20 2008Indonesia7.4
Elenin - Earth - SunFeb 25 2008Indonesia7.2
Elenin - Earth - NeptuneMay 12 2008China7.9
Elenin - Earth - SunFeb 18 2009Kermadec Islands7.0
Elenin - Earth -JupiterMay 18 2009Los Angeles, US4.7
Elenin - Mercury- EarthJuly 15 2009New Zealand7.8
Elenin - Mercury - EarthAug 09 2009Japan7.1
Elenin - Sun - EarthSept 09 2009Sunola islands8.1
Elenin - Earth - VenusFeb 18 2010China/RU/N.Korea6.9
Elenin - Earth-SunFeb 25 2010China5.2
Elenin - Earth-SunFeb 26 2010Japan7.0
Elenin - Earth- SunFeb 27 2010Chile8.8 [Earth knocked off axis]
Elenin - Earth- SunFeb 27 2010Argentina6.3
Elenin - Earth - MercuryMar 04 2010Taiwan6.3
Elenin - Earth - MercuryMar 04 2010Vanuatu6.5
Elenin - Earth - MercuryMar 05 2010Chile6.6
Elenin - Earth - MercuryMar 05 2010Indonesia6.3
Elenin - Earth - MercuryMar 08 2010Turkey6.1
Elenin - Earth - NeptuneMay 05 2010Indonesia6.6
Elenin - Earth - NeptuneMay 06 2010Chile6.2
Elenin - Earth - NeptuneMay 09 2010Indonesia7.2
Elenin - Earth - NeptuneMay 14 2010Algeria5.2
Elenin - Earth - JupiterJan 03 2011Chile7.0
Elenin - Earth - SunMarch 11 2011Japan9.0 [Earth knocked off axis]

Future Elenin Alignments:

Future Alignments

Aug 31 2011
Comet Elenin will become visible by the naked eye
Elenin- Mercury - Mars
Sept 06 2011

Sept 14 2011
Comet Elenin (tail may touch Earth) will pass between the Earth and Sun
Mercury - Sun - Elenin
Sept 25 2011

Sept 26 2011
Elenin's minimum angle to the Sun will be 1.9º.
Oct 8 2011
Elenin will make its closest apparent pass in the night sky to Comet 45P/Honda
Oct 11 2011
Elenin 0.246au from Earth; that’s a quarter of the distance to the sun.

Oct 17 2011
Elenin closet to earth 0.232au

Oct 20 2011
Elenin will enter Earth orbit and we will experience a gravitational pull.

Nov 02 2011
Earth will enter Elenins tail/ previous path
Venus - Earth- Elenin - Mercury
Nov 11 2011
Sun - Mercury - Earth - Elenin
Dec 04 2011
Mars - Elenin - Jupiter
Dec 25 2011
Last Alignment
June 21 2012
Elenin - Earth - Sun
Dec 21 2012

Comet Elenin:

On 10 December 2010, Leonid Elenin, a little known amateur Russian astronomer from Lubertsy City, in Russia, discovered Comet C/2010 X1, a comet now universally known as Elenin. The researcher from the Russian Academy of Sciences spotted the C/2010 X1 while reviewing four-minute footage from the ISON-NB Observatory (International Scientific Optical Network's Robotic Observatory) in New Mexico.

At the time of discovery, an analysis of its orbit predicted that its perihelion (closest orbital distance to the sun) was a very negligible 8.8 Astronomical Unit (1a.u equals 149,598,000 kilometers) from us.

Recalculation of its orbital path one month later shows that the Elenin’s perihelion has shrunk to a projected 0.15 to 0.24 a.u.

Scientific paper on planetary alignments causing Big Earthquakes:

According to Mensur Omerbashich he used the comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin) for his research, as it has been adding to robustness in terms of very strong seismicity since 2007 (in terms of strongest seismicity: since 1965).

The Elenin will continue intensifying the Earth's very strong seismicity until August-October, 2011. Approximate forecast of earthquakes based on my discoveries is feasible. This demonstration proves my hyperresonator concept, arrived at earlier as a mathematical-physical solution to the most general extension of the georesonator concept possible. read it all

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