Current Earthquakes 7/07

Jul 18th, 2007, 07:30 PM
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Current Earthquakes 7/07

Anyone know the danger involved in being around the Crater during one of these Earthquakes that are happening right now or is there any danger?
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Jul 18th, 2007, 10:02 PM
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At the moment nobody knows exactly what is happening. But the epicentre is at Lake natron in tanzania which is next to the volcano. The effects are felt in Nairobi with about two tremors in a day . Though am optmistic no damage will happen but it will be safe not to go the volcano.
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Jul 19th, 2007, 02:51 AM
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Earthquakes in the region is rather common, but this one on July 14 was rather strong (between 5 and 6.1 on the Richter scale).

There is concern that O. Lengai is in the initial stages of a non-catastrophic eruption.

We have suspended treks in the area around Lengai, but are not concerned about the NCA in general. The geography there is rather protective.
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Jul 19th, 2007, 08:18 AM
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Here is a little more:

A cluster of shallow focus earthquakes has been recorded in the Rift Valley in Tanzania. From Thursday 12th July to Wednesday 18th July there have been 12 earthquakes greater than magnitude 4. The largest earthquake was magnitude 6 and was felt up to 200 km from the epicenter. The earthquakes were located close to Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano in Tanzania. Some high-rise buildings in Nairobi, Kenya, about 155km away, are reported to have shaken gently for several minutes. In Arusa, Tanzania thousands of residents raced into the streets. The Rift valley is subject to both earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, although activity has been low in recent years. Volcanoes within 200 km of the earthquake epicenters include Ol Doinyo Lengai, Meru, Kilimanjaro, Chyulu Hills, Suswa, Olkaria, and Longonot. If the earthquakes indicate magma movement in the rift valley, increased volcanic activity is most likely to occur at Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, although other nearby volcanoes may be affected.
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Jul 19th, 2007, 09:12 AM
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My daughter is in Mugumu, near one of the epicenters. She said even tho it was a 6 on the scale , she apparently slept right through it!
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Jul 19th, 2007, 04:10 PM
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wow, lot of great info. thanks everyone and I guess it is no worse than an International Travel Warning, Iraq War, Bombings at London Airport & Bombings at Nairobi Airport and Terrorist in general. Risk all of this, why not Earthquake too..
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