Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bali Earthquake was it larger than a 6.7 Magnitude? -

Some people have been commenting on the Bali Earthquake, I have re-checked some of the stations between the times of 03:16:52 and 03:30:02 hundreds of stations picked up this earthquake of the coast of Bali, Indonesia.

USGS had this earthquake listed as a 6.0 Magnitude which it later changed to a 6.1 Magnitude after checking the data I am very surprised they have listed this so low especially as their OWN department in Denver picked up the earthquake data as a 7,2 Magnitude and a 6.8 Magnitude between the times I mentioned above.

Here is a list of different stations which picked up this Earthquake: (there are hundreds so have picked the highest, nearly all of them bar 1 or 2 show 6 Magnitude or above)

Geophisical Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Sofia, Bulgaria 7.0

Geophysical Survey of the Russian Academy of Sciences Obninsk, Russia 7.0

King Saud University Ryad, Saudi Arabia 7.0

Institute of Seismology, Kyrgyzstan Academy of Sciences, Bishke 7.0

Japan Meteorological Agency, Tokyo, Japan 7.1

Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt, New Zealand 7.1

Warsaw seismic network Warsaw, Poland 7.1

National Earthquake Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey Denver, USA 7.2

Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt, New Zealand 7.3

Aristocle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Geophysics Thessaloniki, Greece 7.3

Ministry of Natural Resources, Honiara, Solomon Islands 7.4

Kazakhstan National Data Center Almaty, Kazakhstan 7.4

Geoscience Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia 6.9

Ukrainian NDC, Main Center of Special Monitoring Kiev, Ukraine 6.9

Institute of Seismology Helsinki, Finland 6.9

GeoForschungsZentrum (GEOFON) Potsdam, Germany 6.8

Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt, New Zealand 6.8

National Earthquake Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey Denver, USA 6.8

National Observatory of Athens, Geodynamic Institute Athens, Greece 6.8

UPDATE: Regarding the 2nd Earthquake of the coast of Bali, the stations have recorded Magnitudes of 4.7 to 5.4 Magnitude except for Japan they have this earthquake logged as a 6.0 Magnitude. looking at the information I stand by the 5.2 Magnitude.