Wednesday, June 16, 2010

More Quakes...again

"Powerful earthquakes shake Indonesian coast"

A power string of six earthquakes shook the northern coast of Papua, Indonesia, Wednesday, killing at least two people and causing widespread damage on Yapen Island, officials said.

Four of the earthquakes hit the region within an hour's time, starting just after midday. A fifth and sixth quake hit the region a few hours later.

A 6.4 magnitude quake quake struck at 12:06 p.m. local time, followed by a more powerful 7.0 magnitude quake 10 minutes later, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Within the next 42 minutes, a 5.1 magnitude quake also rattled the region, along with a magnitude 6.2 quake. Weaker quakes of magnitude 4.9 and 4.8 hit the area after 3 p.m.

"Buildings collapse, injuries reported after series of earthquakes rock eastern Indonesia"

But thats not all - just open the Earthquake Map - it is quite stunning. Note the earthquakes in "diverse places":

4.1 Sweden (Sweden? yes)
4.7 Tajikistan
5.0 Andaman Islands, India
5.0 Nicobar Islands, india
4.8 Japan
5.4 Taiwan
5.1, 6.2, 7.0, 4.8, etc., Indonesia
5.6 Soloman Islands
5.1 Scotia Sea
4.7, 4.6 Chile
5.1 Aleutian Islands
5.0 Coastal Alaska

Earthquakes are most definitely back in focus. I cannot recall a two day period like this.

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