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New Earthquake Forecast areas + Largest earthquake of the year has occurred

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from dutchsinse:

12/17/2016 — New Earthquake Forecast areas + Largest earthquake of the year has occurred

VIDEO:

The largest earthquake of the year (for the planet) has occurred.

The earthquake measured M8.0 / M7.9, and occurred on the shores of Papua New Guinea, generating a tsunami warning along with the seismic event.

As the title of the video says, a full 5 day warning was issued on December 12, 2016 for Papua New Guinea to be on watch for a large M7.9 earthquake.

Now, 5 days later, on day 5 of the five day warning, Papua New Guinea has been hit by the expected large M7.9 earthquake.

See the warning issued for Papua New Guinea here: https://youtu.be/Beqsx5sn6yg?t=16m52s

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This stream is showing the past 48 hours of USGS reported earthquakes + the last 50 EMSC reported earthquakes internationally.

No voice in this video unless a large earthquake strikes.

Marker height off the globe = depth into the Earth.

The feed may show double earthquakes in some locations due to both USGS + EMSC agencies reporting the events.

When an earthquake strikes, you will hear a rumble, ding, and a bell toll. The bell will toll the number of times = to the earthquake which occurs. (example : M4.0 will ring 4 times).

The most recent earthquake has a green placemark / flag on it.

Blue flag / placemark = the last earthquake which was looked up

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