4th moderate earthquake near Lake Toba supervolcano in 7 days

June 18, 2011 – A 12 km deep, 4.9 magnitude earthquake (the third in a week) has been reported just south of the Lake Toba caldera seen on the USGS map above. The fourth quake was a 4.7 at a depth of 47 km, north of the super-volcano caldera. According to geologists, the Toba super eruption occurred between 69,000 and 77,000 years ago at Lake Toba (Northern Sumatra, Indonesia) and it is recognized as one of the Earth’s largest known eruptions. The related catastrophe theory holds that this super-volcanic event plunged the planet into a 6-to-10-year volcanic winter, which resulted in the world’s human population being reduced to 10,000 or even a mere 1,000 breeding pairs, creating a bottleneck in human evolution. Some researchers argue that the Toba eruption produced not only a catastrophic volcanic winter but also an additional 1,000-year cooling episode. -Wikipedia
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5 Responses to 4th moderate earthquake near Lake Toba supervolcano in 7 days

  1. luisport says:

    http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=226131#maps Magnitude mb 5.0
    Region NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
    Date time 2011-06-18 11:57:59.0 UTC
    Location 1.75 N ; 99.09 E
    Depth 12 km
    Distances

  2. yves says:

    It’s like sitting on a big hot water tank waiting for the check valve to blow…

  3. nobody says:

    EQ-20110618-201890-GT
    Magnitude: 4.8
    Mercalli scale: 5
    Date-Time [UTC]: 18 June, 2011 at 17:30:26 UTC
    Local Date/Time: Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 17:30 in the afternoon at epicenter
    Location: 14° 9.600, 91° 34.200
    Depth: 80 km (49.71 miles)
    Region: Middle-America
    Country: Guatemala
    Distances: 6.92 km (4.30 miles) of El Cristo,

  4. Sheila S. says:

    And yet another one – 5.5 – Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 04:15:57 UTC

  5. skywalker says:

    not forgeting that just down the coast from toba is , son of kracatoa , which is now much bigger than its father was when it last blew,lets hope that neither of these monsters decides to erupt .
    Of course the truth of the situation we are all having to face up to, is that all of the earths active volcanoes appear to be waking up and preparing for a fanfare of eruptions all around the world.

    In the great war of the angels in heaven , there were many who were “cast down into earth”
    In revelations we read about angels” blowing their horns” to open up the seals.
    When the almighty returns with the heavenly host for the final judgement there will be a great fanfare of trumpets that heralds the return.

    be at peace with yourselves and each other

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