Quakes Volcanos, Haiti 7+, California Shaking

Current quake map

Current quake map

Original Image, with captions and description. The original is interactive with clickable regions for ‘close ups’.

UPDATE: 12 Jan 2009 Haiti had a 7+

Current quake map in North America

Current quake map in North America

Original Image, with captions and description. The original is interactive with clickable regions for ‘close ups’.

Magnitude 7.0

* Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 21:53:09 UTC
* Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 04:53:09 PM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 18.451°N, 72.445°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Distances 15 km (10 miles) SW of PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
140 km (90 miles) E of Les Cayes, Haiti
145 km (90 miles) WNW of Barahona, Dominican Republic
1140 km (710 miles) SE of Miami, Florida
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 8.3 km (5.2 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST=103, Nph=103, Dmin=365.7 km, Rmss=1.14 sec, Gp= 94°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7

California Joins the Shaking

Current quake map in California

Current quake map in California

Well, there was a nice 6.5 north of San Francisco and slighly off shore (where the tails of the San Andereas and Calaveras / Hayward systems come together again). Looking at the Northern California close up map, it happened right between the two major faults. My guess is that the Calivaras / Hayward will be the next to go, but we’ll see. Looks like a 4.1 down south too. Just over the border into Mexico.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/nc71338066.php has the following:

Magnitude 6.5

* Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 00:27:38 UTC
* Saturday, January 09, 2010 at 04:27:38 PM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 40.645°N, 124.763°W
Depth 21.7 km (13.5 miles)

* 43 km (27 miles) W (280°) from Ferndale, CA
* 48 km (30 miles) W (259°) from Humboldt Hill, CA
* 51 km (32 miles) WSW (255°) from Bayview, CA
* 53 km (33 miles) WSW (252°) from Eureka, CA
* 365 km (227 miles) NW (310°) from Sacramento, CA

Volcanos? Why not – Here Are Some Maps

I like this nice interactive global volcano map. You can click on a volcano and get a report about it.

The USGA US Volcano Status map gives a more focused look at the US action.


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31 Responses to Quakes Volcanos, Haiti 7+, California Shaking

  1. pyromancer76 says:

    E.M. Smith, are you toying with us, sir? Now it’s Earthquakes and Volcanoes, before it was AP1 (and my heart stops each time I check Leif Svalgaard’s solar activity page, http://www.leif.org/research/TSI-SORCE-2008-now.png, and I see that Ol’ Sol is heading backwards toward its sleepiness in early 2008). Then you give us all this temperature/thermometer CookedData such as Bolivia Nuked (i.e., no real scientific information from our pseudo-scientist public servants — for nefarious purposes). What are we to think? That we are “left helpless” to a Maunder Minimum type experience as happened during the 17th-early18th centuries? A time of sleepy sun and increased volcanic activity. Must have contributed to that ghastly cold.

    Anyway, I look forward to when you might be wrapping your amazing mind around the confluence of these remarkable events.

    REPLY: [ ‘Taint me doing the playing with, I was just sitting here and the place started having quakes! Kind of hard to ignore… though mild where I am, only about half the people in a room noticed. My belief (far too poorly supported to state as anything stronger than a weak working hyothesis) is that there is some kind of “spin orbit coupling” that changes the crustal flexure as the length of day changes in sync with the same things that makes the solar ouput modulate. I think it was Ian Wilson who got a paper published (in Russia?) showing a LOD correlation with PDO (or some such current) and solar orbital changes ( *I think*; it’s late or I’d look it up… it’s under the “are we quaking” posting in “earth sciences” category). I’ve yet to hear any explanation why the spin orbit coupling we see on sub atomic scales ought to suddenly not apply at macro scales… And if our spin is changing (and L.O.D. does change by a second or so) then flexure of crust happens and I’d expect more quakes and volcanos. We also know there is a correlation of “surprise” volcanoes at major minima (shades of light comic opera “He Was A Major Minima!!” apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan ;-) but nobody in “regular physics” wants to admit it is more than accidental.

    So I’m just hanging out hoping to see a Little Ice Age Redux with a couple of Big Ass volcanos and a couple of major quakes so my “pet theory” can get some traction and at the same time wishing desperately to see it go down in flames with no LIA, quakes, or volcanos as that will not involve the death of millions… So I look for a diversion from this painful obsession, that won’t leave me alone until answered; maybe a little light “number crunching” (and I’d noticed a couple of times now that “hot red” on the anomaly maps landed right on top of “interesting thermometer patterns” so what’s the pattern for November? And I find a “missing data hit” on three for three… so now I’m eyeballing those OTHER red hot spots and realize that my diversion has now become a week or two of NEW work to do. Sigh. I think I’ll do a financial posting instead. It’s far enough into the new year that the “End of Year” weird stuff is over and the major financial houses will have issued “talking points” to the sales guys and money will start moving making a pattern to follow… and I could use some money…

    And then I ask myself what’s the point of betting that the food supply will collapse and making a cash killing if there’s no food? Or betting that the rest of the winter will drive fuel oil prices way high, and higher next year if the pattern continues, if you end up cold and with a large heating bill?

    Sorry you asked yet? ;-)

    So at the end of it all, I figure “tomorrow is another day” and maybe a warm cup of tea and a bit of a mindless movie would be better than solving all of it late on a Sunday night… A man with a nice Earl Grey tea, chocolate chip cookies, a decent movie and a cat in his lap is happier than one who knows what it coming next… -E.M.Smith ]

  2. pyromancer76 says:

    P.S. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing 43 comments about and links to “The Bolivia Effect”. It seems that more and more thoughtful individuals are wondering about this historical moment of vast idiocy.

  3. Nick says:

    The Bolivia is just bonkers presentation. They should have blacked out the areas for which there isn’t reliable data. It would make the pretty pictures more interesting, but it doesn’t make the case for Global Warming, which I suspect is the reason why.

    In reality there are far more serious errors in the GW evidence.

    For example, why are they making large adjustments to current data? Positive not negative.

    Have thermometers got more inaccurate since the 19th centrury?

  4. Nannysota Larry says:

    Since we are nearing a Mars closest-approach-in-a-long-time, I was wondering is there is any history of increased seismic activity with said approaches? Just wondering.

  5. E.M.Smith says:

    Nannysota Larry

    Since we are nearing a Mars closest-approach-in-a-long-time, I was wondering is there is any history of increased seismic activity with said approaches? Just wondering.

    There is a theory that activity correlates with the change of spin of the planet as the net angular momentum of all the planets causes changes in the length of the earth day (via “spin orbit coupling” ).

    Unfortunately for Mars, the angular momentum of the system is carried more in very large planets and much more in things obiting far away (it’s the math of angular momentum… things far away sweep out a large arc and that makes on of the terms of the equation large, so they get large angular momentum).

    What all THAT says is that “the planets that matter” are Jupiter, Saturn, and to a lesser extent Neptune and Uranus. Everything after that becomes “small change”. (Per the theory.)

    Now, I’m neither endorsing nor denigrating the theory. It does have the virtue that it has been exactly right in a bunch of predictions. It has the problem of no fully demonstrated mechanism. (And it’s also good fun to think about… but I’ve been to busy to properly indulge that interest…)

    There’s a few folks “from that camp” who have comments in the “Are we quaking yet”? story and you could follow their links for more. (I’d put a couple of them in my blogroll at the right edge, but it mysteriously disppeared one day and I’ve not found how to get it back… the perils of using free services ;-) See here:


    A very interesting site is:



    has come up with a formula that fits observed patterns rather very well.

    Now how does their stuff tie in with Mars and Quakes? I don’t know exactly. But if anything is likely to show it up, I’d expect them to do so. My best guess would be “not much”


  6. Novak says:

    On Astronomy forum there is a post explaining possible links to planetary configuration.
    Unfortunately, despite largest number of hits, admin has locked the post so for long time now no further comments can be posted.
    Here is an extract:
    “The Earth’s iron core (source of the Earth’s magnetic field, i.e. the Earth’s dynamo) does not rotate around the same axes as the Earth itself, hence dislocation of magnetic poles. Jupiter-Saturn gravitational forces pull the Sun around its barycentre (see equation on website http://www.vukcevic.co.uk ) The same forces will pull the Earth’s mass centre away from its orbital trajectory, the eccentricity of the Earth’s iron core to the rest of its bodily mass causing drift of its magnetic poles. It follows that a certain major planets configuration will cause disturbances within the Earth’s interior which may initiate major earthquakes (already linked to times of sunspot minima) and volcanic eruptions. It is important to state: the sunspot periods are affected by a configuration of major planet’s magnetospheres, which follow similar but not exactly same timing as their astronomical configuration. Therefore, earthquakes and volcanoes appear to be linked to sunspot periods because they are initiated by the same cause.
    You may think this is just a coincidence: -the nature is adverse to a coincidence; it is ruled by a cause and the consequence.- “

  7. Jim Owen says:

    Any bets on how long it takes for someone to blame global warming for the quakes?

    BTW – thanks for Bolivia. I had a lot of fun using it to illustrate the questionable nature of the basic global temp set.

    REPLY: [ Well, a Google of “quake global warming” gives “about 1,200,000 for quake global warming” so I think you are too late! Here are the top 4:

    Global Warming – can Earth explode?
    The graph on the left depicts the annual quake energy since record begun in 1973 … Some scientists predict that effects of “global warming” will take many …

    6.5 Quake Shakes California – Proof Of ManMade Global Warming …
    7 posts – 5 authors – Last post: 2 days ago
    Prove that doesn’t have anything to do with global warming. You …. The big quake and undersea landslip resulting in the terrible …

    This one, from WUWT, even has a story carried, briefly, by CBS! They find it a hoot too!


    Quake n’ Bake: Global Warming Causes More Energetic Earthquakes …
    Quake n’ Bake: Global Warming Causes More Energetic Earthquakes? 19 06 2008. At first, when I got an email message pointing out this topic of global warming …
    wattsupwiththat.com/…/quake-n-bake-global-warming-causes-more-earthquakes/ –

    Global warming’s surprising fallout – CSMonitor.com
    Aug 19, 2004 … Remove that weight, and the likelihood of a quake goes up as the … Another nonwarming implication of global warming is plant growth. …

    You just make stuff up as good at that!

    And yeah, Bolivia was fun. It has attracted a lot of trolls though. I think someone “felt the heat” ;-)

    I’ve actually had to start using the SPAM filtering facilities of WordPress to cut down on the trolls and smears (and added some more impolite language items too.) So if folks start having “disapearing posts” problems, don’t worry, they’ve just gone to the SPAM queue and I’ll get to them eventually…

    It is amazing to me how hard it is to convince some folks that being socially potty trained is a good thing ;-)
    -E.M.Smith ]

  8. George says:

    The quakes in Southern California are interesting. And I mean the ones mostly at or across the Mexican border. There is a spreading center there between Baja and the Mexican mainland. At some point the Sea of Cortez will extend up to what is now the Salton Sea and then on up farther to Death Valley and eventually on into Nevada.

    The quake up North was on the fault between the Gorda and Pacific plates. The Gorda is part of what is left of an older plate called the Farallon that has mostly subducted. Actually, the part to the right of that spreading center in the Sea of Cortez is actually part of that old Farallon plate, too.

    Fascinating stuff.

  9. E.M.Smith says:

    You know, watching that global image over the last few weeks, it almost looks like the zone of quakes was taking a clockwise tour around the Ring Of Fire.

    There were some quakes down near Australia / Indonesia. ( I think it was the Solomon Islands?) then they moved up toward Taiwan, then we had that big one off the coast of California and some smaller ones down toward L.A. and the Mexican border. Now the one in Haiti.

    And I noticed yesterday a small (if 5.0 is small) one in Bolivia with a couple of similar sized (4.8 ish) on each side in a cluster. Now, this morning, there is a red “last hour” quake back down in the islands near Australia. Hmmm…..

    It will be very interesting to see if the pattern ends now; or if something happens up that Indonesia to Japan arc in the next week or two.

    Isn’t earth science fun?

    (And yes, my heart bleeds for those injured in these quakes. But I can’t do anything about it, so I might as well try to figure out how folks can avoid the next one. For me, insight travels a road that passes straight through muse; and that means setting aside the angst about those lost and looking at the future for the sake of those who remain.)

    So as I look at the map now, there is a preponderance of Yellow near Indonesia. A near even mix of Blue and Yellow along the USA pacific coast. Pretty much Blue in that Haiti to Bolivia area. And a nice new Red spot in Tonga.

    Magnitude 5.3

    * Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 16:21:24 UTC
    * Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 06:21:24 AM at epicenter
    * Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

    Location 15.741°S, 174.695°W
    Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
    Region TONGA
    Distances 105 km (65 miles) WNW of Hihifo, Tonga
    315 km (195 miles) SSE of MATA’UTU, Ile Uvea, Wallis and Futuna
    600 km (375 miles) N of NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga
    2565 km (1590 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand

    If we start seeing more reds in the Asian Pacific as the USA to S. America edge ages into yellow it will be, as they say, most interesting…

  10. boballab says:

    Since someone happend to mention earthquakes and GW in the same post, I have a hypothesis that the Gore Effect for this years meeting in Mexico City will be not just unseasonable cold but also a major quake.

  11. P.G. Sharrow says:

    Things like this make me want to load up the pantry with more none perishables.

    Well if what ever causes sunspot activity changes and climate changes and weather changes is barycenter movements, then they can also cause earthquake swarms and trigger volcano eruptions.

    Cause and effect, CO2 causes global warming which causes volcano eruptions, hurry up we must sacrifice some virgins and save the world from blowing up!! It’s worse then we thought! ;-) Mostly BS (bad science)

    Seriously this barycenter thing looks like there may be something to it. Astrology to predict the future. He he he who would have thought. This anceint science getting a new lease on life.

    We do live in interesting times

    REPLY: [ Well, under preparedness topics in the right hand edge you can find out how to store enough food for a big storm, volcano, or even a big quake and /or crop failures. The “system” costs nearly nothing and is easy to use. Living in “quake country” I’ve only needed to use it a couple of times… And yes, the barycenter folks seem to be predicting exactly right… again. I just wish they had a better mechanical explanation; something that connected it to ‘regular science’ better. -E.M.Smith ]

  12. boballab says:

    Funny you should mention needing an emergency kit. I have had to use my emergency kit a few times. It seems that over the last oh 20 some odd years that I have my own version of the Gore Effect, just replace with natural disasters.

    1985 Great Lakes Ill went through the cold snap there where the temps dropped down to the -50 F range. Real fun trying to make a cup of hot tea in the galley, pour the hot water grab the tea bag and….oh well I like Ice Tea too.

    1989 Treasure Island and yeah you guessed it Loma Prieta quake.

    1990 USNS Navasota, nothing like getting stuck in a Typhon while out to sea, definetly an E- ticket ride.

    1991 Subic Bay – Mt. Pinatubo eruption with a Typhoon thrown in for good measure. Nothing like trying to scrape off wet volcanic ash to keep the roof from collapsing.

    I was in San Diego for Northridge, not too bad down there but did cause me to wake up early and get called in to the Navmedcen incase we needed to deploy the field hospital/or search teams.

    1997 two tornadoes side swipe the town I lived/Grown up in, in PA after I got out of the service and moved back home. REAL interesting watching out the basement window as the road sign snapped off and cut a small tree in half. You could see it in the lighting flashs: Flash see sign whipping back and forth, Flash just when it breaks and takes off, Flash hits tree, Flash TIMMBBERRR.

    Move to where I live now in 1999, couple years later gets hit by a Hurricane, first time since they got hit since the 1970’s.

  13. E.M.Smith says:

    OK, it’s now pretty clear that SOMETHING is going on.

    Not only do I wake up and, in a ‘quick quake check’ find that there was a size 5 down near Chili, but I notice that over near Australia there is an arc of activity including a few blue “last day” boxes in the 5 or so range that includes this “6”:

    Magnitude 6.0

    * Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 14:03:40 UTC
    * Friday, January 15, 2010 at 12:03:40 AM at epicenter
    * Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

    Location 11.517°N, 142.113°E
    Depth 32.4 km (20.1 miles)
    Distances 360 km (225 miles) SW of HAGATNA, Guam
    445 km (275 miles) SW of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands
    485 km (305 miles) ENE of Yap, Micronesia
    565 km (350 miles) SW of SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands

    So then I take a glance back at California and find a nice sprinkling of little red boxes all along the San Andreas Fault that have gone off “in the last hour”.

    Now I’ve watched that map on and off over the years. Right now it has a LOT of boxes on it compared to other years and I can not remember having seen this kind of activity on the small scale. (No doubt it has happened before. I’m not saying it is unprecidented. I AM saying that it is unusual.) I’m counting close to 10 little red boxes on the San Andreas corredor (though 2 of them are in that mess down near Mexico and it’s a bit hard to tell if they are tiny boxes or just the red fault line peeking out from behind all the OTHER quake boxes! ) Oh, and 2 up in the mountains at what looks like Mammoth Lakes.

    Heck, they even had a 3.3 in Oklahoma! (My personal cut off for “relevant’ is a 3, though I sometimes don’t even notice a 4 any more and only 5 and up is really an interesting ride. Yeah, you get jaded after having a 7 under your belt. But still. Oklahoma? Earthquakes? (I know abou the New Madrid and that you can have an earthquake anywhere. But it’s the frequency that matters and Oklahoma is just not what you think of when you think Earthquake Country):

    Magnitude 3.3

    * Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 10:05:33 UTC
    * Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 04:05:33 AM at epicenter
    * Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

    Location 35.737°N, 97.299°W
    Depth 5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program
    Region OKLAHOMA

    * 8 km (5 miles) NNE (17°) from Arcadia, OK
    * 13 km (8 miles) NW (311°) from Luther, OK
    * 16 km (10 miles) W (265°) from Fallis, OK
    * 35 km (22 miles) NE (37°) from Oklahoma City, OK
    * 330 km (205 miles) N (352°) from Dallas, TX

    There were even a couple of dinky little things on the New England / Canada border.

    By the time most folks see this comment, those little red boxes will have changed to blue (or even yellow) and joined that flood of yellow on the maps. But I’ve saved a copy of California as I see it now (just in case something “interesting” happens later ;-)

    The two spots of activity in the foothills and up into the Sierra Nevada mountains north of L.A. and toward Nevada are in an an active volcanic region. The lower cluster is a bit north of Ridgecrest while the upper cluster is Mammoth Lakes. You know, the giant volcano…

    The good news is that the ones at Mammoth are dinky. 1’s and 2’s. The bad news is that there is a swam of them. (And swarms of quakes around volcanos, well, it’s not something you want to have a lot. But Mammoth has had swarms before, so we just want to watch, wait, and hope it dies down.) There is a bit of argument over Mammoth being a supervolcano or just a really big one; but it has had some bulge formation in the last few years and it is just not something you want to have “blow up” in your lifetime…


    has a pretty good summary of the last time the Long Valley caldera was getting a bit rumbly in the tumbly…

    Basically, if it isn’t in the 5 to 6 range I’d not worry, but if we start seeing a pattern of building size and intensity of quakes there…


    Has a nice radar image of the valley and caldera along with some history of past events and why you don’t want the #2 super volcano in the U.S.A. (just behind Yellowstone…) to continue the pattern of increasing activity.

  14. Tim Clark says:

    I’ve been watching the usgs site now for three years and there have been 3, 3 or larger and one 4.5 at New Madrid in the last three or so months. Highly unusual (over the three year watch cycle). Also, there was a 6+ off Vancouver about one month ago.

  15. lgl says:

    This is quite normal when solar eclipses hit the equator and that happens today (and about every 9 years). Probably just some tidal/gravity thing.

  16. E.M.Smith says:

    Damn. A 5.6 in Japan just happened. This is starting to make that “taking a lap around the Ring of Fire” thesis have a bit of legs. So, if the trend continues and the stresses have note released enough, I’d expect another 5+ quake in California in about 1-2 weeks…


    Magnitude 5.6

    * Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 06:04:37 UTC
    * Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 04:04:37 PM at epicenter
    * Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

    Location 37.981°N, 143.556°E
    Depth 11.8 km (7.3 miles) (poorly constrained)
    Distances 235 km (145 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
    255 km (160 miles) ENE of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
    275 km (170 miles) E of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
    425 km (265 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.6 km (2.9 miles); depth +/- 17 km (10.6 miles)
    Parameters NST=181, Nph=181, Dmin=449.8 km, Rmss=0.75 sec, Gp= 50°,
    M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7

    and a while ago, one in the Aleutians:

    Magnitude 5.3

    * Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 20:08:20 UTC
    * Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 10:08:20 AM at epicenter
    * Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

    Location 51.650°N, 177.580°E
    Depth 82 km (51.0 miles) set by location program
    Distances 50 km (30 miles) S of Kiska Volcano, Alaska
    75 km (45 miles) WSW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska
    2235 km (1390 miles) WSW of Anchorage, Alaska
    3090 km (1920 miles) W of JUNEAU, Alaska
    Location Uncertainty Error estimate not available
    Parameters NST=219, Nph=249, Dmin=123.6 km, Rmss=0 sec, Gp= 40°,
    M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6

  17. Geoff Sharp says:

    At present the Sun is experiencing the biggest angular momentum disturbance in the last 180 years. If you look at Carl’s graph we are right on the tip of that disturbance.

    Whether this have anything to do with the elevation of seismic activity is an interesting topic.

  18. E.M.Smith says:

    When you are batting 1000 I think the word “if” is overly cautious…

    We have Ian Wilson showing a link between Length of Day, PDO, and solar state. We have Landscheidt making accurate predictions decades in advance. We have the historic record of increased quakes, volcanoes, etc. at solar minima that fall right on the calculated spots. We have a positive correlation with planetary positions and a tentative coupling mechanism (angular momentum changes via spin orbit coupling)…

    It looks to me like all that is missing is some folks with existing Ph.Ds going back to school for a few years ;-)

    Or a new “major minimum”; in folks faces where they can study it up close and personal, but certainly not deny it…

    Or maybe that’s just me.

    But when you look at all the colored boxes on those maps, SOMETHING is happening…

  19. Geoff Sharp says:

    We have Landscheidt making accurate predictions decades in advance.

    While obviously a follower of Landscheidt as well as Jose I tend to think most people overlook their prediction accuracy. They were both pioneers but perhaps missed the vital ingredients as they did not have the data we have today. Landscheidt predicted a grand minimum to occur at 1990 and 2030, which are both zero crossings of AM measurements. These have been found to be markers that coincide near the main events but not quite the real deal.

    The Solar path around the SSB does not vary on the zero crossings, the path alters in times like right now and this altered path is what coincides with Solar slowdowns and increased seismic events.

  20. E.M.Smith says:

    New Mexico is getting in on the act now!

    And we have a new quake in central America along with more all around the ring of fire.

    This is just amazing to watch… Quakes in Oklahoma and New Mexico… it’s like the whole continental mass is being squeezed and flexed more than ‘typical’.

    Magnitude 4.1

    * Monday, January 18, 2010 at 08:41:08 UTC
    * Monday, January 18, 2010 at 01:41:08 AM at epicenter
    * Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

    Location 36.862°N, 104.721°W
    Depth 5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program
    Region NEW MEXICO

    * 25 km (16 miles) W (261°) from Raton, NM
    * 33 km (20 miles) SSW (196°) from Cokedale, CO
    * 33 km (21 miles) SSW (212°) from Starkville, CO
    * 157 km (97 miles) S (183°) from Pueblo, CO
    * 319 km (198 miles) S (176°) from Denver, CO

    Magnitude 5.8

    * Monday, January 18, 2010 at 15:40:27 UTC
    * Monday, January 18, 2010 at 09:40:27 AM at epicenter
    * Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

    Location 13.696°N, 90.333°W
    Depth 54.8 km (34.1 miles) set by location program
    Distances 85 km (55 miles) WSW of Santa Ana, El Salvador
    105 km (65 miles) SSE of GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala
    115 km (75 miles) W of SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
    1140 km (710 miles) ESE of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico

    I’m putting up some of the stats on interesting quakes as they happen, since in a week they will be ‘aged off’ of the map.

    I really wish they had a longer duration map (one like, oh, a 3 month window) so you could get a better feel for longer larger trends.

  21. Geoff Sharp says:

    Try this link….gives 2 weeks then 5 years, not perfect but a little better.


    REPLY:[ Wow! That is just Gorgeous! And effective too. Though it would be nice to be able to resolve “quarterly” or “annual” patterns… ]

  22. E.M.Smith says:

    Even Europe, via Greece, is getting in on the act with a 5.4 quake.

    Magnitude 5.4

    * Monday, January 18, 2010 at 15:56:11 UTC
    * Monday, January 18, 2010 at 05:56:11 PM at epicenter
    * Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

    Location 38.495°N, 21.988°E
    Depth 16.3 km (10.1 miles)
    Region GREECE
    Distances 35 km (25 miles) NE of Patras, Greece
    130 km (80 miles) SSW of Larisa, Greece
    160 km (100 miles) WNW of ATHENS, Greece
    165 km (100 miles) N of Kalamata, Greece

  23. E.M.Smith says:

    Wow. That Carribean / Central America plate looks like it’s just getting squashed on all sides. What is that, 9 (not counting the Haiti cluster) this week and 4 of them today?

    Very interesting to watch… from a distance…

  24. Carlos RP says:

    Could i add another ingredient in the mixture?
    Everybody knows that “Correlation is not (necessarily) causation”; But i found this site intriguing:

    Where every day the readings of an “induction magnetometer” are published. the interesting part is that whoever designed the website has a knack for the musical and transcribes the graphs to sound. There are quiet periods and there are active periods and the days before the Haiti Earthquake the magnetometer went wild starting on the 10th of january and ending on the 12th.

    There is a very characteristic signature to the graph before the earthquake hits. Went back to the paki earthquake of 2005 but the data of the previous week of the quake is not available…

    Anyway, just a heads up that there is something interesting going on in the magnetic realm before an earthquake happened…

  25. Carlos RP says:

    You may also want to look at the magnetometer signature around the Sichuan earthquake in 12 may 2008.

  26. e.m.smith says:

    Well, it looks like we had a little shy of a 6 just about where we had the larger one a lunar cycle or so ago. This one is a bit more south (on the root of the San Andreas, rather than the root of the Calaveras / Hayward) but in any case, the Eureka area is relieving it’s stress. Which means the stress is being passed on to the next area along the fault… which is closer to me…

    So, I have water jugs full, provisions provided, canned goods re-stocked (as of yesterday) and a fresh bag of 25 lbs rice… but I haven’t refilled the gas cans for the generator. OK, tomorrow I go buy a 5 gallon Jerry Can of gas…

    But it sure does look to me like there is a change of quake activity that is connected to solar changes and solar system angular momentum…

  27. e.m.smith says:

    Picking up on the Carlos RP thread:

    If there is anything to that, then the graph of the last few hours here:

    Looks to me like it ought to say something is coming. Not as much “near zero” energy as the last time, but certainly it shows “something’ is up…

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  29. boballab says:

    Well Friday/Saturday morning has shown A LOT of big activity. There was the 7.0 earthquake near Naha Okinawa and then at 1:34 am Sat there was a massive 8.8 just off the coast of Concepcion Chile and a Tsunami was generated according to USGS.

  30. E.M.Smith says:


    See the new posting with Chili in it!

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