Tuesday, December 20, 2016

6.4 Richters Earthquake Struck Out There In Those Islands of The Pacific, Again!!! AND It Was "Electoral College Day"!!!

In answer to the question that I'm going to be asking further along in todays EQ Blog, Yes they're still getting a lot of shaking out there at PNG/Solomon Islands. Here's one that just came in as you can see by the date of December 20 and the time of 4:21 although that's Universal Time and actually translates to 11:21pm Central Time or my time here at "Earthquake Central" you know! Here's the USGS and the felt report is there somewhere, too, I'll note "Felt Report" there:

6.4 - 80km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2016-12-20 04:21:28 UTC

Nearby Places:
Luganville, Vanuatu, 871.2 km (541.3 mi) NW, Pop. 13,397
Port-Vila, Vanuatu, 1130.5 km (702.5 mi) NW, Pop. 35,901

FELT REPORT: City, State............................#.....Km
Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.....1.....168 km
Luganville, Sanma, Vanuatu................1.....869 km

I guess the "Electoral College" is sort of a story all its own today! So I traveled back to my own youth and discovered this old "School House ROCK" Video!!! Check it out at EQ Blog-2@ http://earthquakealert2.blogspot.com/2016/12/heres-great-old-schoolhouse-rock-video.html AND Now onto the real stuff going on today at EQ Blog:

The felt report from the Hawaii Earthquake was mentioned yesterday along with the unusual location of the epicenter of it and an explanation for that follows, too! So, without any more discussion about all the shaking there. . . here's that felt report from yesterdays 4.5 Hawaii Earthquake:

4.5 - 77km SSE of Hawaiian Ocean View, Hawaii
2016-12-18 16:30:32 UTC

Naalehu, HI 96772 United States of America......30......84 km
Pahala, HI 96777 United States of America........1.....105 km
Captain Cook, HI 96704 United States of America..7.....113 km
Honaunau, HI 96726 United States of America......1.....124 km
Volcano, HI 96785 United States of America.......1.....129 km
Pahoa, HI 96778 United States of America.........3.....130 km
Mountain View, HI 96771 United States of America.1.....137 km
Keaau, HI 96749 United States of America.........2.....149 km
Kailua Kona, HI 96740 United States of America...9.....156 km
Papaikou, HI 96781 United States of America......1.....160 km
Kamuela, HI 96743 United States of America......10.....173 km
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States of America.......2.....186 km
Hawi, HI 96719 United States of America..........3.....205 km
Lahaina, HI 96761 United States of America.......1.....301 km
Honolulu, HI 96822 United States of America......1.....403 km

On the subject of the location of that earthquake being a little off the map. . .FROM "Hawaii News Now"--"The source of the earthquake is believed to be a bending of the oceanic plate from the weight of the Hawaiian island chain, a common source for earthquakes in this area. Aftershocks are possible and could be felt." SO THAT explains it right there!!!

Here's This Weeks Severe Winter Conditions "Earthquake Minute" Vid From Studio, CLICK Arrow: SEE Severe Winter "Earthquake Minute" at YouTube@ https://youtu.be/loxFmUaM9lc And The Transcript@ http://earthquakealert3.blogspot.com/2016/12/severe-winter-conditions-earthquake.html

This list had already appeared before that big 6.4 showed up late Monday Night! And appearing next right here is the now updated list of ALL the shaking at PNG/Solomon Islands and more updates now on early Tuesday, too:

5.9 114km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2016-12-20 12:33
5.5 105km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2016-12-20 08:49
5.1 104km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2016-12-20 08:11
5.2 161km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2016-12-20 06:14
6.4 80km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2016-12-20 04:21
5.1 73km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu 2016-12-20 04:20:31 (UTC)
5.4 165km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2016-12-19 10:59
5.1 140km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2016-12-19 02:50
5.4 90km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2016-12-18 19:57
5.5 83km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2016-12-18 11:35
5.1 108km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2016-12-18 07:13
5.8 127km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2016-12-18 06:39
6.0 83km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2016-12-18 05:46
5.4 260km N of Raoul Island, New Zealand 2016-12-17 22:21
5.4 260km N of Raoul Island, New Zealand 2016-12-17 22:21
5.0 112km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2016-12-17 20:00
5.1 131km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2016-12-17 18:54

And of course as we now already know that list will not be up to date due to the one at the top being just moments ago and unknown what will shake before I may update at some point on Tuesday and we're having our radio station party on Tuesday, too, so not sure when I'll be on here, sorry!

I always like to think such earthquakes that strike out there in the middle of the ocean will tend to shake, shake, shake at least just a little bit more than ones elsewhere normally do. Therefore it's pretty much unknown how much more shaking they'll be getting out there, although right at the moment it does sort of appear to be slowing somewhat. All of this could also have something to do with some of the other nearby earthquakes and maybe, I say maybe ultimately be connected to shaking across the Pacific around North, Central, and South America. . . but at the present that even goes a little beyond my work with earthquakes up to this point! Aside from the fact that we DO still know there's some shaking going on!!! Keep Watching to see where the shaking happens next!!! EQ Guy

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