7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

Apr 06, 2013

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit a remote part of eastern Indonesia on Saturday, causing residents to run outside in panic, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, an official said.

The struck about 75 kilometers (47 miles) underground in Papua province, according to U.S. Geological Survey. It occurred in a mountainous area, about 56 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Tolikara, said Ali Imran, an official at the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency in Jakarta. There was no issued due to its location, he added.

"The quake very strong. It scared us ... my wife was screaming, my children were crying," said Yosef Roa of Tolikara, adding there was no damage around his neighborhood where most houses are simple and made of wood in the traditional style.

The quake was felt across many parts of Papua, including the capital, Jayapura, and the copper town of Timika and Wamena, another town in the mountains, Imran said. Residents ran from their houses, and many remained outside fearing aftershocks.

Indonesia is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and encircling the Pacific Basin.

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cantdrive85
1 / 5 (10) Apr 06, 2013
Here you are Maggnuts, this quote from Spaceweather.com;
"WEEKEND AURORAS? A solar wind stream is expected to brush against Earth's magnetic field on April 6-7, possibly causing geomagnetic disturbances around the poles. Arctic sky watchers should be alert for auroras beaming through the waxing twilight of northern spring."
Also possibly causing earthquakes.
radek
1 / 5 (4) Apr 07, 2013
Also possibly causing earthquakes.


I don`t know if it causes earthquakes but it should be checked - this is huge amount of energy

Best website to follow CME
http://www.swpc.n...a-enlil/
Q-Star
2.6 / 5 (5) Apr 07, 2013
Here you are Maggnuts, this quote from Spaceweather.com;
"WEEKEND AURORAS? A solar wind stream is expected to brush against Earth's magnetic field on April 6-7, possibly causing geomagnetic disturbances around the poles. Arctic sky watchers should be alert for auroras beaming through the waxing twilight of northern spring."


And this quote from cantdrive:

Also possibly causing earthquakes.


I'm glad the geologists, earth science guys, and the 99% of the plasma physicists are holding firm in their support of the astrophysical guys.

That means 99.99% of all the scientists in the universe is made up of rational scientists, and only 0.01% is made up of plasma cosmology scientists.
cantdrive85
1.1 / 5 (8) Apr 07, 2013
Here you are Maggnuts, this quote from Spaceweather.com;
"WEEKEND AURORAS? A solar wind stream is expected to brush against Earth's magnetic field on April 6-7, possibly causing geomagnetic disturbances around the poles. Arctic sky watchers should be alert for auroras beaming through the waxing twilight of northern spring."


And this quote from cantdrive:

Also possibly causing earthquakes.


I'm glad the geologists, earth science guys, and the 99% of the plasma physicists are holding firm in their support of the astrophysical guys.

That means 99.99% of all the scientists in the universe is made up of rational scientists, and only 0.01% is made up of plasma cosmology scientists.

Then it's no mystery as to why the models are flawed, at least you can see the errors of your way.
Q-Star
3 / 5 (10) Apr 07, 2013
Then it's no mystery as to why the models are flawed, at least you can see the errors of your way.


@ cantdrive, All models are flawed. Every single one without exception. But at least we HAVE a model. Several actually. And they are able to predict to a greater or less degree of accuracy, something. But ya don't have a model.

Ya have only a mantra. The only way to quantify mantra is to count the number of times ya repeat it. If ya repeat it a thousand times or a million times, ya've quantified it. But ya still are left wondering if your mantra "predicted" anything.

But I digress, what I was going to ask ya,,, Next week I'm going out to southern California for two weeks, would ya check with your plasma guys and let me know if there are any upcoming "big ones" I need to watch out for?
cantdrive85
1 / 5 (8) Apr 08, 2013
As I have stated before, I don't know how you cannot connect the Earth's interaction with the solar plasma to geologic and climatic/weather activity. First of all, as Radek stated above, the solar plasma carries a tremendous amount of energy. It may be disperse, but the Earth's magnetosphere is very large. It's been shown on these pages that solar energy bleeds into the Earth's EM field. Where does that energy go? The most obvious answer would be the magnetospheric circuit, auroras for example. But there are more currents that are part of the magnetospheric circuit, there are telluric, Birkeland, Van Allen, and atmospheric currents among others. It's a complex web of currents that makes up the magnetospheric circuit, and that energy can be released in any portion of it.
As far as SoCal, if there is an X-class flare you can be sure there will be an earthquake somewhere.