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FWIW from CNN: "Breaking News: A powerful 7.7-magnitude

earthquake has struck eastern Indonesia. A tsunami warning was immediately issued, AP reports."
For any SE'ers in the area.

Rule # 1: Move away from the shore.
Rule # 2: Keep moving.

Take a look here:
http://www.iris.edu/dms/seismon.htm

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Three heavy ones altogether,

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(NT) Let us hope the region is better prepared

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Weren't there to have been

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... some sort of "early warning systems" put into place?

Hopefully so.

Angeline
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Per the BBC, "... just last Tuesday"

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Just in time! And something must have worked. The latest is that the tsunami warning has been called off.

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... and maybe drilling won't be necessary

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Seismic activity in Alaska

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P.S.

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The seismic activity is included in the weather report.

Angeline
Speakeasy Moderator

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(NT) "Everybody talks about quakes, but ..." :-)

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(NT) Good links. Thanks.

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The coastal areas of Alaska....

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...are very active geologically, being part of the "Ring of Fire." The Aleutian islands are volcanic and some are very active. And one of the worst earthquakes in US history happened in Anchorage in 1964.

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The site I use for my quake posts

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is part of www.iris.edu
Their main map shows all older quakes as red dots- the "ring of fire" looks just like that. Amazing.

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