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South American Earthquake

Post by Radbaron » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:43 pm

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ ... 10tfan.php
is the biggest one so far, at 8.8 on the Richter scale.

Hopefully all our friends and their loved ones are all right. I know most of them do not live in Chile, but when they are this big, the get felt a long way off.

Tsunami warnings all across the Pacific, even to Australia.
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Re: South American Earthquake

Post by Don Alexander » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:53 pm

I hate to be a nitpicker at times like this, but this far from the "biggest [quake] so far."

The largest quake of the last 100+ years was a very deep subduction quake, also off the coast of Chile, mag 9.5 on the Richter scale.

The great Sumatra-Andaman quake (which is usually known as the Indian Ocean tsunami) on Boxing day 2004 was mag 9.3.

But, yes, this is bad. It seems it was only 35 km deep, which is very dangerous.

I admit... :ymblushing: my very first thought went to the telescopes in the Andes. they are several hundred km north of Santiago, but this was a big one.

No reports on really big tsunamis yet, I did see something about 9 foot waves, mayvbe from the coast closest to the quake.
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Re: South American Earthquake

Post by Kiggy » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:10 pm

Teacher2B wrote:No relatives in Chile, that I know of. And here those things never reach, luckily.

Thanks for worrying Rad :)
Thank Goodness you're OK. I was worried. :( :ymhug:


First Haiti now Chile. Geez, what's with Latin America and earthquakes?

PS I know about plate tectonics. I just wanted to say that :p
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Re: South American Earthquake

Post by Don Alexander » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:14 pm

I'm pretty sure our Pepperkitty is alright as well, Lima, Peru is thousands of km north.
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Re: South American Earthquake

Post by Azrael » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:25 pm

And since Pfhreak is fairly close to Teacher2B he should be well too.
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Re: South American Earthquake

Post by Tenjen » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:20 pm

Teacher2B wrote:No relatives in Chile, that I know of. And here those things never reach, luckily.
That is extremely good to know again
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Re: South American Earthquake

Post by Radbaron » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:33 pm

I should have been more clear with that link. That is the largest one recorded.... in this series of quakes today. The USGS main map showed a lot of activity there in the last 6 hours.
Already recorded tsunami waves of 7-8 feet above average at some locations, IIRC Aus and Hawai'i won't get hit for another 6-12 hours.
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Re: South American Earthquake

Post by Radbaron » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:35 pm

New Earthquake, new location. Argentina.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ ... 10tfc3.php
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Re: South American Earthquake

Post by Tenjen » Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:32 pm

hrrrmmmm... : |

what about pepperkitty?
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Re: South American Earthquake

Post by Don Alexander » Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:46 pm

Don Alexander wrote:I'm pretty sure our Pepperkitty is alright as well, Lima, Peru is thousands of km north.
Read, Tenjen, read... :P
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Re: South American Earthquake

Post by Tenjen » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:10 pm

:3 ah alright.
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Post by LadySheDevil » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:30 pm

Argentina...? ~800 miles from Phreak... Still worrisome though...
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Re: South American Earthquake

Post by Otaku201 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:32 pm

South American Earthquake has butterfly effected into Hawaiian Tsunami. I've been watching TV in anticipation for hours. :-ss I know a hot blonde out there.

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Re: South American Earthquake

Post by Asaryu » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:06 am

http://www.bom.gov.au/tsunami/

there's warnings all across the NSW coastline, but I'm pretty sure that it just means that Surfers will go out to unmanned beaches for the waves.

It's good to hear that people are safe...although I'm worried about Phreak now.

Edit: Phreak is online...that's a good sign. :)
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Re: South American Earthquake

Post by Don Alexander » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:50 am

Looks like no real tsunamis hit Hawaii or Australia. I was worried about Mel and Alycia and Ugo and Scream Man... :-s
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