Two Buoys now currently in event mode. Plate movment.

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PostFri Jan 27, 2012 7:48 pm » by Rydher

Before I post this quick blurb I found. You may be like me asking yourself WTF 'event' mode is. Well, here you go...

The system has two modes - 'standard' and 'event'. The system generally operates in 'standard' mode, where it routinely collects sea level information and reports via satellite at relatively low frequency transmission intervals (i.e. every 15 minutes). This helps to conserve battery life and hence extend the deployment life. The tsunami buoy is triggered into 'event' mode when the pressure sensor first detects the faster moving seismic wave moving through the sea floor. It then commences reporting sea level information at one minute intervals to enable rapid verification of the possible existence of a tsunami. The system returns to standard mode after 4 hours if no further seismic events are detected.

Below event mode off Chile and the Mariana region

Notice how both events occurred at nearly the same time.
This is clearly a sign plate movement/folding pacific.

" When the trench collapses, the Pacific Plate suddenly takes a sharper angle when subducting under the Mariana Plate, pushing the Mariana Plate to accelerate its tilt and fold, which then accelerates the Philippine Plate's tilt and fold."





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PostFri Jan 27, 2012 8:03 pm » by Glassjaw667

Interesting post Rhyder. I like to follow to see what is going on all over the world everyday. I'm willing to bet if there was activity that set off a tsunami warning indicator it will be posted on this alertmap site sometime soon.

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