MAJOR EARTHQUAKE IN DUBAI
An earthquake today in Iran was the strongest in half a century, and was felt as far away as Dubai and India.
7.8 Mag Earthquake, followed by 5.7 or 3.2 earthquakes?
And so many more, every day?
What is happening right now? Pacific? Atlantic? Gulf and all around the earth?
Is the Wake up call returns beyond 2012..!!
|Depth||82 km (51.0 miles)|
|Region||IRAN-PAKISTAN BORDER REGION|
APRIL 16, 2013
Today, A major earthquake struck a region near the Iran-Pakistan border, less than a week after a quake in Iran killed at least 37 people, the Associated Press reported.The U.S. Geological Survey said the 7.8 quake struck the slightly populated region. There were no immediate reports of injuries, but the quake was felt as far away as New Delhi and Gulf cities of Dubai and Bahrain.The USGS report said Tuesday’s quake was at a depth of 15.2 kilometers (nine miles). Last week, a deadly 6.1 magnitude quake was recorded about 96 kilometers (60 miles) southeast of Bushehr, the site of Iran’s reactor.
The map and list below show the last 60 events which have been located by the IRSC in Iran and adjacent area. The waveforms of events (M 4.0 +) are available.
Recent Earthquakes – Last 30 Days [NEW]
The earthquake toppled homes and shops on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border Tuesday, killing dozens of people and causing skyscrapers to sway in Dubai. It also forced Iranian officials – for the second time in less than a week – to issue assurances that its main nuclear reactor wasn’t damaged.
In between the chaos, the Commentary on Iranian TV criticized international media for “exaggerating” the death toll still, the website of Tehran Geophysics Center said the quake, measured at least magnitude 7.7, lasted 40 seconds and called it the strongest in more than 50 years in one of the world’s most seismically active areas.
Iran’s nuclear chief Fereidoun Abbasi said there was no damage to the Bushehr reactor and invited U.N. inspectors to visit, the semiofficial ISNA news agency reported. Abbasi repeated the statement issued after last week’s quake: The Bushehr plan was built to withstand quakes up to magnitude 8, which is considerably stronger than Tuesday’s temblor.
The Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security also called any damage to Bushehr “unlikely” from the latest quake, which is nearly 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from the border region.
Have an idea behind Quakes
For those who may not be too clear on how the majority of earthquakes happen, lets take a quick look at a map of the Earth. The following global map shows that the crust of the Earth is actually broken up into numerous sections called ‘plates’ … some large and others small.
These plates are in constant contact with other neighbouring plates and exerting massive amounts of force on each other as they slip past or over each other. They average 80 kms (50 miles) in thickness and have a relative movement of just centimeters (inches) per year. Irrespective of the minute amounts of movement taking place, the interaction between these plates frequently generates enormous amounts of energy which often is released in the form of earthquakes at these interaction points.
So as can be readily seen, the entire crust of the Earth is under continuously changing stress levels as these plates move and jostle one another. However, the overall planetary crust stress levels is maintained at equilibrium levels by the relative movement and repositioning of these tectonic plates, allowing the dissipation of any major stress buildup.
Now based on the above explanation, it should be readily apparent that any localized changes to, or alterations of stress patterns in a given area of the planetary crust will not remain localized but instead will be transmitted through the plates in an attempt to smooth out or dampen these stress changes. If this ‘transmitted’ stress encounters a plate area that is already experiencing increased levels of local stress caused by normal plate movement, then it could conceivably act as a ‘trigger’ causing the release of the built up energy in the form of an earthquake. And depending on the amount of pent up energy released, will determine the magnitude of the resultant earthquake.
- Major 7.8 Earthquake Strikes Iran Leaves “Hundreds Dead”; Follows 6.1 Quake From Week Ago (blacklistednews.com)
- Large Earthquake Reportedly Hits Iran (huffingtonpost.com)
- The wake up calls (shanepedia.wordpress,com)
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