‘Impossible’ earthquake detected, the deepest ever on Earth

The deepest ‘impossible’ earthquake in history was detected. This finding occurred 751 kilometers below the Earth’s sur...

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  • The deepest ‘impossible’ earthquake in history was detected.
  • This finding occurred 751 kilometers below the Earth’s surface.
  • It was a minor aftershock of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck the Bonin Islands off Japan in 2015.

Earthquake experts are amazed at the discovery of an earthquake classified as ‘impossible’. It is the  deepest ever recorded. It has alarmed seismologists, according to Clarín. This event occurred 751 kilometers below the surface of the Earth and they had believed that this could never happen, according to information from Milenio.

It was recently reported that specialists and researchers from the Universities of Arizona and Michigan in the United States detected the first earthquakes in the lower mantle of the Earth. They aimed to identify possible causes for what caused the movement in very distant depths of the Earth.

WHEN AND HOW DID THE DEEP EARTHQUAKE OCCUR?

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The information obtained indicates that, “the earthquake was a minor aftershock of a magnitude 7.9 earthquake that shook the Bonin Islands off mainland Japan in 2015.” With these data, the researchers believe that under this Asian country the lower mantle is located approximately 700 kilometers on the lower surface of the Earth.

Given this, Douglas Wiens, a seismologist who specializes in deep earthquakes at the University of Washington, said the following to National Geographic: “This is by far the best evidence of an earthquake in the lower mantle, indeed, four aftershocks rumbled among the 695 and 715 kilometers deep, and another stood out from the rest: an earthquake 751 kilometers deep.”

WHAT DO SCIENTISTS THINK OF THIS PHENOMENON?

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Although there are many scenarios, Clarín points out: “Scientists are still not sure how tensions can accumulate high enough to cause the deep Earth to tremble,” so the investigations continue to be able to find the information researchers need.

This year several earthquakes have hit various parts of the world, in America, Europe and Asia, many were very strong and caused death, destruction and fear among the world population. The most recent was six days ago in Iran where at least one person died when two moderate-intensity earthquakes struck a southern province on Sunday, local press reported. Filed Under: Impossible Deep Earthquake

Impossible Deep earthquake: HOW DID THE MAN DIE DURING THE EARTHQUAKE?

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The earthquakes occurred in Hormozgan province, according to the Iranian National Seismological Center. A 22-year-old man was killed when a power pole fell on him, Bandar Abás province governor Azizola Konari reported, according to state television. Iranian state television reported that the earthquakes were felt in Kerman and Fars provinces, further north, and that experts have been sent to the area to assess the situation.

The quakes affected Qeshm, an island in the Strait of Hormuz, about 1,000 kilometers (640 miles) south of Tehran, the seismological center said. He added that the most powerful one had a depth of 18 kilometers (11 miles). The epicenter was located 60 kilometers (about 36 miles) southwest of the port of Bandar Abás in Hormozgan province. Iran is located on tectonic plates and suffers on average one earthquake per day. In 2003, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake ripped through the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people. Another magnitude 7 shook the western part of the country in 2017, killing more than 600 people and injuring more than 9,000.

QUAKE CAUSES FEAR IN NICARAGUA AND AN ALERT IS ISSUED

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But days before, a preliminary magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Nicaragua early Tuesday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The tremor, at a moderate depth of 35 kilometers (22 miles), occurred at 12:25 a.m. local time. The epicenter was 61.4 kilometers (38.1 miles) south of Masachapa and a few miles further south of the municipality of San Rafael del Sur.

At first there were no reports of damage or injuries, nor was a tsunami alert issued. This continued throughout the day, however, authorities paid close attention to the conditions that arose in order to alert the population. Filed Under: Impossible Deep Earthquake

UNDERWATER EARTHQUAKE SURPRISES PEOPLE AND CAUSES PANIC

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A shallow underwater earthquake struck part of eastern Indonesia on Thursday, with no immediate reports of serious damage or fatalities. The US Geological Survey noted that the 5.7 magnitude earthquake occurred about 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Amahai, a coastal town on Seram Island in Moluccas province. It indicated that the earthquake had its epicenter about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) below the sea.

The Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics said the earthquake is unlikely to trigger a tsunami. Indonesia, a huge archipelago of 270 million people, is prone to earthquakes, eruptions and tsunamis because it’s located in the so-called Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and geological faults that surrounds the Pacific Ocean. Filed Under: Impossible Deep Earthquake

SHAKING LEAVES DEATH AND PAIN IN TAIWAN

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In late October, an earthquake struck the Taiwanese capital, Taipei, on Sunday, causing rockslides that injured a woman and damaged a car. No deaths were reported. The 6.5-magnitude quake struck at 1:11 p.m. with its epicenter near Yilan, a city about 35 kilometers (22 miles) east of Taipei, near the northeast coast, according to the Central Bureau of Meteorology. A few seconds later there was a 5.4 aftershock.

The buildings in Taipei shook. The subway and other mass transportation were suspended. A woman was injured by a rockslide in Taroko National Park in Hualien County, south of Yilan, according to the Central News Agency. A car was damaged by rocks falling onto a highway, but no one was injured, the agency said. Filed Under: Impossible Deep Earthquake

Impossible deep earthquake: SEVERAL EARTHQUAKES HIT THE COUNTRY AND CAUSE FEAR

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The inhabitants of Scotland suffered three earthquakes in a single day and authorities were on high alert. The earthquakes shook much of the territory, causing fear among the population that is not used to living through this type of experiences, according to information published by the Daily Mail. This information was obtained from the British Geological Survey, which issued the alert with a statement through its official Twitter account.

Scotland is not a seismic zone and took residents by surprise, they immediately expressed their fear by describing the quakes as ‘a freight train’ rushing past their homes. The first earthquake, had a 3.3 magnitude, and was felt in the west of the European country early this morning, so residents ran out of their houses, not knowing what had happened.

Impossible Deep Earthquake: HOW DID EACH OF THE QUAKES HAPPEN?

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The report indicates that the epicenter of the earthquake was near the city of Lochgilphead in Argyll and Bute, and the tremor was felt in a wide area of ​​the region at approximately 1.44 am. However, only 58 minutes passed and another magnitude 1.6 earthquake was recorded at Roybridge in the Highlands. This was detected at a depth of 7 km, according to the British Geological Survey, and the tremor was felt at around 2.42 a.m.

The British Geological Survey confirmed a third earthquake at 4.09 am this morning, again in Roybridge, with a magnitude of 0.9 and also at a depth of 7 km. There, the residents of Argyll and Bute related how they felt the first earthquake and said that they knew what it was. So far there are no reports of fatalities, but authorities are reviewing conditions in the area before issuing a final report.

Impossible Deep Earthquake: HOW DID THE RESIDENTS FEEL DURING THE QUAKE?

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Victoria Winters, a 53-year-old resident, felt the earthquake in her home, “like a freight train,” she and her 73-year-old husband John woke up. They live on an old stone farm far from town in a valley on Loch Fyne near Minard, Argyll and Bute.

Victoria said: ‘We woke up a bit startled. It sounds like a freight train that appears suddenly and then begins to shake. It seems like something really big is rushing towards you. I live in a big old stone house that is full of echo, so it makes a lot of noise when it comes in.”

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