8.4 mag quake Libya - officially DIDN'T HAPPEN

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8.4 mag quake Libya - officially DIDN'T HAPPEN

5/19/2011 -- 8.4 magnitude Libya --- offically a "false reading"

by dutchsinse on May 19, 2011

from youtube user : lizvandall


Response from EMSC to me Gilles Mazet-Roux ✆ to me
show details 2:20 PM (30 minutes ago)
This message is an error that has been generated by one of our data providers that operate an automatic location system. Automatic systems can sometimes generate false detections, and wrong magnitude. This detection is not associated to a real earthquake. So there has not been any M8 in Lybia.

Normally we let this kind of information, even if it is wrong, on our web site because it is only published in our "For Seismologists Only" page with an associated disclaimer. But this time we decided to remove it from the web page as many people were wondering if there was a M8 in Lybia.

Best regards,


Le 20/05/2011 13:50, Elizabeth Vandall a écrit :
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Just wondering why this quake has been deleted:

Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 14:57:19 +0000 UTC
Antelope Auto - Event 7699 NEAR COAST OF LIBYA
Date Time Err RMS Latitude Longitude Smaj Smin Az Depth Err Ndef Nsta Gap mdist Mdist Qual Author OrigID
2011/05/19 14:49:02.48 -1.00 0.72 30.7220 10.7871 -1.0 -1.0 -1 30.0 -1.0 7 7 345 11.02 21.96 a i ke orMb 7984

Magnitude Err Nsta Author OrigID
mb 8.4 0.00 1 orbevproc 7984


thanks to youtube user dasgoodie:


save it before its gone for good! wow.. somethings going on.. bigtime... but why cover it up and delete it? let figure it out!


here is the original site in question that showed it.. its was in doubt until confirmed by the EMSC.



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