7.6 Mw – OAXACA, MEXICO

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 7.6 Mw
Date-Time
  • 20 Mar 2012 18:02:48 UTC
  • 20 Mar 2012 12:02:48 near epicenter
  • 20 Mar 2012 10:02:48 standard time in your timezone
Location 16.662N 98.187W
Depth 17 km
Distances
  • 25 km (16 miles) E (95 degrees) of Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico
  • 42 km (26 miles) NNW (335 degrees) of Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 86 km (54 miles) SW (219 degrees) of Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 162 km (101 miles) WSW (255 degrees) of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 186 km (115 miles) E (96 degrees) of Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 15.8 km; Vertical 6.5 km
Parameters Nph = 440; Dmin = 312.8 km; Rmss = 0.88 seconds; Gp = 79°
M-type = Mw; Version = 9
Event ID US c0008m6h

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U.S. Geological Survey
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6.4 Mw – NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.4 Mw
Date-Time
  • 14 Mar 2012 21:13:11 UTC
  • 15 Mar 2012 07:13:11 near epicenter
  • 14 Mar 2012 13:13:11 standard time in your timezone
Location 5.642S 151.024E
Depth 47 km
Distances
  • 177 km (110 miles) ENE (68 degrees) of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG
  • 204 km (127 miles) SW (219 degrees) of Rabaul, New Britain, PNG
  • 343 km (213 miles) S (176 degrees) of Kavieng, New Ireland, PNG
  • 462 km (287 miles) ENE (75 degrees) of Lae, New Guinea, PNG
  • 599 km (372 miles) NE (45 degrees) of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 13.9 km; Vertical 9.3 km
Parameters Nph = 251; Dmin = 203.7 km; Rmss = 1.16 seconds; Gp = 43°
M-type = Mw; Version = 6
Event ID US b0008hb9

For updates, maps, and technical information, see:
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or
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://neic.usgs.gov/

SEPARS teaches Kids, Tuesday March 20th

 

Kids Learn about amateur radio at the Surrey BC museum

 

 

Thanks to the efforts of the Surrey (BC) Emergency  Program Amateur Radio Society members kids will learn about emergency communications via amateur radio. The program will take place at the Surrey Museum.   Please check the article noted below. Maybe you could participate and talk to one of the kids

For full details see http://www.surreyleader.com/community/140363773.html

New ARES Logo

RAC Bulletin 2012-017E – New ARES logos
2012-03-11

The attached ARES/SURA logos (see url below), designed by Tyler Tidman VA3DGN are now available for use by all ARES/SURA members and groups. The black and yellow will be used on a “go forward” basis for caps, shirts, crests etc, while the black and white lends itself well when used in print form. Making these logos available in both official languages illustrates the RAC Field Organization’s desire to grow the ARES network in all areas of Canada, and I would like to sincerely thank Tyler for his assistance in bringing these to you.

73,

Doug Mercer VO1DTM/VO1DM CEC
Chief Field Services Officer

<http://www.rac.ca/en/news/bulletins/2012/new_ares_sura_samples.pdf>

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Vernon Ikeda – VE2MBS/VE2QQ
Pointe-Claire, Québec
RAC Blog Editor/RAC E-News/Web News Bulletin Editor

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DISTRACTED DRIVING LEGISLATION

 

Here is some interesting information:

Please keep in mind that in BC Ham radio operations are exempt from the legislation

4449 tickets handed out by RCMP for the use of electronic devices in Feb 2012 in lower mainland nearly double from Feb 2011

NOW THE GOOD NEWS Distracted driving contributing factor to 27 fatalities in 2011 in lower mainland, down from the 46 in 2010,

PS The lower mainland is the greater Metro Vancouver area and part of the Fraser Valley. While it may represent the bulk of the population of the Province of British Columbia it certainly is not the bulk of the Province in area.

4.1 Mb – VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 4.1 Mb
Date-Time
  • 3 Mar 2012 14:45:13 UTC
  • 3 Mar 2012 06:45:13 near epicenter
  • 3 Mar 2012 06:45:13 standard time in your timezone
Location 48.807N 128.281W
Depth 28 km
Distances
  • 216 km (134 miles) SSW (195 degrees) of Port Hardy, BC, Canada
  • 257 km (160 miles) WSW (240 degrees) of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
  • 274 km (170 miles) WNW (282 degrees) of Neah Bay, WA
  • 361 km (224 miles) W (277 degrees) of Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
  • 379 km (236 miles) W (264 degrees) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 30.1 km; Vertical 11.0 km
Parameters Nph = 44; Dmin = 231.5 km; Rmss = 0.88 seconds; Gp = 180°
M-type = Mb; Version = 6
Event ID US b0008ahy

For updates, maps, and technical information, see:
Event Page
or
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://neic.usgs.gov/

Port Alberni Swap Meet June 2,2012

Here is some information received from the Port Alberni Club about their swap meet.

                                                                                  Arrowsmith Amateur Radio Club

                              Third Biennual Swap Meet

When:  June 2, 2012

Where:  Alberni Valley Rescue Hall 4790 Tebo Ave.

                    (Come down Johnston Road turn left at McDonalds)

Times:  Sellers setup 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Times:  Buyers 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Sellers Tables:  $5.00 a table

Sellers Helper:  $5.00 each

Buyers entry fee:  $3.00 a person

Door prize and raffles: Icom 2300 Purchased from Radioworld

Extra tickets can be purchased for the door prize at $2.00 each

Talk in freq. 147.240 + 600

For more information listen to the Sunday net at 19:30 hrs. or

Bob   ve7mtv@gmail.com

 

6.8 Mw – SOUTHWESTERN SIBERIA, RUSSIA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.8 Mw
Date-Time
  • 26 Feb 2012 06:17:19 UTC
  • 26 Feb 2012 13:17:19 near epicenter
  • 25 Feb 2012 22:17:19 standard time in your timezone
Location 51.731N 95.920E
Depth 11 km
Distances
  • 100 km (62 miles) E (91 degrees) of Kyzyl, Russia
  • 337 km (209 miles) NE (53 degrees) of Ulaangom, Mongolia
  • 375 km (233 miles) SE (124 degrees) of Abakan, Russia
  • 892 km (554 miles) WNW (303 degrees) of ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 14.0 km; Vertical 5.9 km
Parameters Nph = 578; Dmin = 534.3 km; Rmss = 0.80 seconds; Gp = 18°
M-type = Mw; Version = 7
Event ID US b0008672

For updates, maps, and technical information, see:
Event Page
or
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://neic.usgs.gov/

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