Quakes – North America

I found this quake map rather “odd”. Nothing gigantic, just a lot of 4.x with some scattered over places you don’t normally expect to see them. That Canada central, Arkansas, Oklahoma group. But I just have to ask:

When Does A Quantity Have A Quality All It’s Own?

North America Quake Map - 14 October 2010

North America Quake Map - 14 October 2010

(This is a static map. The live map for North America is down below)

Starting from the bottom (where you do expect to see them) and working our way up:

Magnitude 4.8 – OFF THE COAST OF ECUADOR

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 4.8
Date-Time Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 02:10:27 UTC
Saturday, October 09, 2010 at 08:10:27 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 0.924°N, 85.107°W
Depth 41.2 km (25.6 miles)
Region OFF THE COAST OF ECUADOR
Distances 530 km (330 miles) WNW of Manta, Ecuador
540 km (335 miles) ENE of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Galapagos
670 km (415 miles) WNW of Guayaquil, Ecuador
745 km (465 miles) W of QUITO, Ecuador
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 30.6 km (19.0 miles); depth +/- 2.7 km (1.7 miles)
Parameters NST= 52, Nph= 53, Dmin=744.7 km, Rmss=1.03 sec, Gp=184°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=5
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usa0003xtl

Magnitude 4.5 – NORTHERN COLOMBIA

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 4.5
Date-Time Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 06:26:54 UTC
Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 01:26:54 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 6.852°N, 73.066°W
Depth 148.8 km (92.5 miles)
Region NORTHERN COLOMBIA
Distances 30 km (20 miles) SSE of Bucaramanga, Colombia
90 km (55 miles) ESE of Barrancabermeja, Colombia
130 km (80 miles) SSW of Cucuta, Colombia
275 km (170 miles) NNE of BOGOTA, Colombia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 18.6 km (11.6 miles); depth +/- 10.8 km (6.7 miles)
Parameters NST= 62, Nph= 69, Dmin=261.6 km, Rmss=0.67 sec, Gp= 68°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=3
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usa0003zyf

Magnitude 4.8 – SOUTH OF PANAMA

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 4.8
Date-Time Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 10:47:18 UTC
Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 04:47:18 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 5.477°N, 82.731°W
Depth 30.9 km (19.2 miles)
Region SOUTH OF PANAMA
Distances 330 km (205 miles) S of David, Panama
350 km (215 miles) SW of Santiago, Panama
355 km (220 miles) S of Golfito, Costa Rica
525 km (325 miles) SW of PANAMA CITY, Panama
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 17.6 km (10.9 miles); depth +/- 1.5 km (0.9 miles)
Parameters NST=158, Nph=158, Dmin=518.7 km, Rmss=1.06 sec, Gp=169°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=5
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usa000402d

Magnitude 4.4 – OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 4.4
Date-Time Monday, October 11, 2010 at 14:11:33 UTC
Monday, October 11, 2010 at 09:11:33 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 14.677°N, 92.432°W
Depth 77.8 km (48.3 miles)
Region OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Distances 30 km (20 miles) SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
100 km (60 miles) W of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
205 km (125 miles) W of GUATEMALA, Guatemala
885 km (550 miles) SE of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 25.1 km (15.6 miles); depth +/- 33.8 km (21.0 miles)
Parameters NST= 30, Nph= 30, Dmin=946.7 km, Rmss=1.03 sec, Gp=198°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=Q
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2010cgar

Magnitude 5.9 – COSTA RICA

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 5.9
Date-Time Saturday, October 09, 2010 at 01:54:06 UTC
Friday, October 08, 2010 at 07:54:06 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 10.314°N, 84.234°W
Depth 98 km (60.9 miles)
Region COSTA RICA
Distances 40 km (25 miles) NW of SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
65 km (40 miles) ENE of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
115 km (70 miles) SSE of San Carlos, Nicaragua
1770 km (1100 miles) SSW of Miami, Florida
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 17 km (10.6 miles); depth +/- 2.1 km (1.3 miles)
Parameters NST=367, Nph=458, Dmin=498.7 km, Rmss=1.5 sec, Gp= 94°,
M-type=”moment” magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=9
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usa0003xl4

Magnitude 4.3 – OKLAHOMA

(Yes, you read that right. Oklahoma…)

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 4.3
Date-Time Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 14:06:29 UTC
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 09:06:29 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 35.217°N, 97.271°W
Depth 7.9 km (4.9 miles) (poorly constrained)
Region OKLAHOMA
Distances 15 km (10 miles) E of Norman, Oklahoma
35 km (20 miles) WSW of Shawnee, Oklahoma
35 km (20 miles) SE of OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma
65 km (40 miles) ENE of Chickasha, Oklahoma
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 6.4 km (4.0 miles); depth +/- 9 km (5.6 miles)
Parameters NST= 32, Nph= 32, Dmin=45.9 km, Rmss=0.81 sec, Gp= 65°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=V
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2010ciay

Magnitude 4.0 – ARKANSAS

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 4.0
Date-Time Monday, October 11, 2010 at 13:33:40 UTC
Monday, October 11, 2010 at 08:33:40 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 35.304°N, 92.317°W
Depth 5 km (3.1 miles)
Region ARKANSAS
Distances 25 km (15 miles) NNE of Conway, Arkansas
55 km (35 miles) W of Searcy, Arkansas
60 km (40 miles) N of LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas
65 km (40 miles) SSW of Mountain View, Arkansas
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.6 km (0.4 miles); depth +/- 0.6 km (0.4 miles)
Parameters NST= 19, Nph= 30, Dmin=3 km, Rmss=0.24 sec, Gp= 79°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=D
Source Cooperative New Madrid Seismic Network
Event ID nm1054

Magnitude 4.0 – BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 4.0
Date-Time Friday, October 08, 2010 at 11:45:21 UTC
Friday, October 08, 2010 at 04:45:21 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 31.210°N, 115.897°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Distances 100 km (60 miles) SE of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
100 km (65 miles) WNW of San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico
165 km (100 miles) SSW of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
2130 km (1320 miles) NW of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 16.3 km (10.1 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 26, Nph= 26, Dmin=178.9 km, Rmss=1.49 sec, Gp=184°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=7
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2010cda8

Magnitude 4.3 – BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 4.3
Date-Time Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 03:00:34 UTC
Monday, October 11, 2010 at 08:00:34 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 32.158°N, 115.290°W
Depth 5.6 km (3.5 miles) (poorly constrained)
Region BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Distances 55 km (35 miles) WSW of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico
60 km (35 miles) SSE of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
75 km (45 miles) SSE of El Centro, California
2145 km (1330 miles) NW of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 1.8 km (1.1 miles); depth +/- 20.4 km (12.7 miles)
Parameters Nph= 15, Dmin=29 km, Rmss=0.19 sec, Gp=248°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=5
Source California Integrated Seismic Net:
USGS Caltech CGS UCB UCSD UNR
Event ID ci14858988

Magnitude 4.4 – OFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

(That’s the lower end of the plate that has the Cascadia…)

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 4.4
Date-Time Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 10:50:23 UTC
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 02:50:23 AM at epicenter
Location 41.861°N, 127.012°W
Depth 11.2 km (7.0 miles)
Region OFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Distances 222 km (138 miles) WSW (255°) from Gold Beach, OR
226 km (141 miles) W (265°) from Brookings, OR
229 km (142 miles) W (266°) from Harbor, OR
233 km (145 miles) W (274°) from Crescent City, CA
538 km (334 miles) SW (222°) from Portland, OR
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 23 km (14.3 miles); depth +/- 7.9 km (4.9 miles)
Parameters NST=173, Nph=176, Dmin=234.9 km, Rmss=2.08 sec, Gp=176°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6
Source U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver
Event ID usa0003z43

Magnitude 4.1 – SOUTHERN ALASKA

This is a computer-generated message — this event has not yet been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 4.1
Date-Time Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 12:59:31 UTC
Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 04:59:31 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 60.479°N, 141.173°W
Depth 0 km (~0 mile) (poorly constrained)
Region SOUTHERN ALASKA
Distances 85 km (50 miles) NE of Cape Yakataga, Alaska
130 km (80 miles) NW of Yakutat, Alaska
455 km (280 miles) NW of JUNEAU, Alaska
480 km (300 miles) E of Anchorage, Alaska
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.5 km (0.3 miles); depth +/- 0.1 km (0.1 miles)
Parameters NST= 69, Nph= 0, Dmin=4.7 km, Rmss=0.9 sec, Gp=104°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=1
Source Alaska Earthquake Information Center
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Event ID ak10100910

Magnitude 4.1 – NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA

(Oh, Canada!)

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 4.1
Date-Time Friday, October 08, 2010 at 19:29:54 UTC
Friday, October 08, 2010 at 01:29:54 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 63.204°N, 128.981°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA
Distances 260 km (160 miles) SSW of Norman Wells, NWT, Canada
355 km (220 miles) N of Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada
740 km (460 miles) WNW of Yellowknife, NWT, Canada
3840 km (2390 miles) NW of OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 24.6 km (15.3 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 9, Nph= 0, Dmin=418.1 km, Rmss=0.88 sec, Gp=108°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=2
Source Alaska Earthquake Information Center
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Event ID ak10100499

Magnitude 6.1 – ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 6.1
Date-Time Friday, October 08, 2010 at 03:49:11 UTC
Thursday, October 07, 2010 at 06:49:11 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 51.499°N, 175.261°W
Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
Region ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
Distances 105 km (65 miles) ESE of Adak, Alaska
105 km (65 miles) SW of Atka, Alaska
1890 km (1170 miles) WSW of Anchorage, Alaska
2685 km (1670 miles) W of JUNEAU, Alaska
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.7 km (2.9 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST=223, Nph=223, Dmin=468.3 km, Rmss=0.86 sec, Gp= 94°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2010cdam

(Which also looks to have a 5.1 and 4.6 aftershocks)

The Rest Of The World Maps

Australia and Indonesia

Australia Region Quake Map

Australia Region Quake Map

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

Here is a South America centric view:

South America Centric Quake Map

South America Centric Quake Map

Original Image with Clickable Details

Both Hemispheres

A view of Earthquakes from the South Pole

A view of Earthquakes from the South Pole

Original Image with Clickable Details

North Polar Earthquake Map

North Polar Earthquake Map

Original Image with Clickable Details

If you click the links to the originals you can not only ‘click through’ to any given area or quake, but by clicking on the little blue diamonds you can rotate the globe to different points of view. It’s kind of fun…

The Whole World View

Current quake map

Current quake map

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

North America Map

Simply because it’s where one side of the Ring of Fire goes.

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’.

Live USA Quake Map

Zooming in just a bit on the USA.

Live USA Quake Map

California Map

Action Closer to Me

As I live in California, it makes it easier for me if I keep them in the list where I can see what’s shaking near me.

Current quake map in California

Current quake map in California

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

Mammoth Lakes / Long Valley Volcano

Because I want to know if it starts to blow it’s top…

Mammoth Mountain - Long Valley Super Volcano

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7 Responses to Quakes – North America

  1. Get the software indicated in the link below: (This is a copy of my post at WUWT)
    vukcevic says:
    October 14, 2010 at 5:03 am
    The field is one and only, so any change in one field can affect the other parts of it, of course they act at an angle: magnetism/electricity:90 degrees apart, gravity:180 degrees apart.
    YOU CAN PROVE IT WITH YOUR IPOD BEFORE THE NEXT EARTHQUAKE HITS YOUR PLACE:
    http://itunes.apple.com/br/app/gravity-meter-pro/id360592895?mt=8
    OR WITH A RADIO:

    I don’t want you to believe in my theory but TEST IT with whatsoever gadget or instrument you like, the Field is a UNIFIED FIELD.
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/38598073/Unified-Field
    Of course, this means that we live in an ordered universe, a world with a “canon”, with an implied “ethos”, which is and will be strongly opposed and resisted by the preachers of chaos and randomness and the “uncertainty principle”or the “post-normal science”. That kind of thinking has taken us to a lot of anti human theories (you name it: all “progressive” ones).
    Choose your trench at the Armageddon battle field, the time is due!

  2. E.M.Smith says:

    Um, I’ll take the trench with the nice White Zin and Brie, please… Oh, and perhaps some finger sandwiches? ;-)

    I’ll give the radio thing a try, but suspect that it will be ‘alarming’ all the time given the California map…

  3. LarryOldtimer says:

    I will give the “ordered universe” a pass as of now; I haven’t seriously studied quantum physics in depth, but I have studied the fundamentals of chemistry and physics; statics & dynamics, thermodynamics and electrical, with a good deal of math included, and do know at least bit about quantum physics. I also studied the theories of random distribution and probability. And on my own time, I studied a whole lot of history, recent to ancient, not the political pap taught in schools, but the real history as written of by men and women in diaries and personal letters, not meant for publication.

    I moved to SoCal in 1958, fresh out of the USAF, and moved out in 1998. I became a licensed civil engineer in 1967.

    Mr. Smith, you folk in CA are really fortunate to have had the CA Uniform Building Code for a good long while. Best one in our nation, in my opinion.

    I sure miss the nice climate/weather there, but not the liberal intelligentsia at all.

    I can’t believe that Gov. “Moonbeam” Jerry Brown might be ellected governor again, after the terrible disasters he caused the first time around, however. I was a professional engineer working for CalTrans, District 7, his previous time as governer, and he was several pints short of a gallon then.

    Since CA is on the “Ring of Fire”, there will always be earthquakes, large and small, in the offing.

    Even with the dreadful hot summers here in Phoenix, I think I might be soon quite happy living here, as long as the gubmint keeps the water running.

    The 20th Century was quite benign, from both weather and geological aspects. This century has started out quite lively both in earth movement and weather.

  4. P.G. Sharrow says:

    Adolfo; Thanks for the heads up on the ipad gravity app. while I have no use for an ipad, I will need the gravity app. for an indicator during tests of a mass/inertia modifing device that I am working on. Now do you know of a neat remote high voltage indicator, 3000 to 100,000 volts. pg

  5. E.M.Smith says:

    @P.G. Sharrow: I understand Mosquitoes work well: ZAPP!!!

    ;-)

    Don’t know how ‘remote’ you want, but there are meters that wrap around insulated wires and measure the field strength. Used by electrical power guys to measure which lines are live and how much current is flowing without violating the insulation. Even if one is not available in the size / distance you want, the same principle could be used. Make a ‘field strength meter’ and calibrate it. Inductor, meter, calibration. For a DC source, you would probably need to wobble the voltage in your coil and detect the saturation from the DC induced field. Trickier… but “calibration is your friend”…

    You didn’t mention what frequency you were looking to measure. If it’s kHz vs mHz vs gHz it matters… It also matters if you are wanting complete isolation, or just a meter that’s in a different room from the probe. The RF guys have a lot of ‘remote meter’ gear, but it has a wire to the thing being measured.

    Oh, and for DC you could probably work up an electrostatic based meter… again, calibration being the important bit.

    This one does ‘noncontacting’ to 3 kV:

    http://www.trekinc.com/products/370.asp

    Yeah, bottom end of your range, but it is the number you gave… And they might have a way to cook up a higher voltage version (or you could just attach a leakage line and calibrate it, then measure toward the end of the leak… Something like 200 meg ohms and 10 megohms, measure at the tap and you ought to get 1/20 voltage split. Adjust the resistance as needed to scale to 3 kV. And use really really good insulators ;-)

    http://www.prostatcorp.com/cvm780/?gclid=CPbQ6dv61KQCFQwDbAodQ2ROLQ

    http://www.globalspec.com/LearnMore/Sensors_Transducers_Detectors/Electrical_Electromagnetic_Sensing/Electrostatic_Meters

  6. P.G. Sharrow says:

    I would rather not have a direct connection. I am using a flat wound Tesla coil as the base with other 3rd coils. This is being driven with a 15,000vac, 600ma neon transformer to start with. Tesla units are kind of sloppy on frequency but the LC circuits should settle at about 24khz. The main coil is very heavy duty, 1,100 feet of 14ga. 120 turns@ 5 turns to the inch and tested to 40,000 volts per turn. I am de-rating it to 1/10 of that. EMF field strength and shape is more important then exact voltages of the componets.

    E.M. says; “And use really really good insulators ;-)” REALLY!

    Once while testing the main coil in transformer mode a wire broke and it went into Tesla mode. The plasma conduit shot purple flame 6 feet into the air just 3 feet from my head, good thing I was very well insulated. 8-]

  7. R. de Haan says:

    Magnitude 7.0-7.9 quakes are up 90% in 2010
    http://modernsurvivalblog.com/earthquakes/mag-7-earthquakes-are-up-90-percent/

    Magnitude 8 – 9.9
    2010 Earthquakes so far (1)
    annual average (1)
    100% of 100yr. annual avg. to day #293

    Magnitude 7 – 7.9
    2010 Earthquakes so far (19)
    annual average (15)
    158% of 100yr. annual avg. to day #293

    Magnitude 6 – 6.9
    2010 Earthquakes so far (134)
    annual average (134)
    125% of 100yr. annual avg. to day #293

    Magnitude 5 – 5.9
    2010 Earthquakes so far (1,459)
    annual average (1,319)
    138% of 100yr. annual avg. to day #293

    Why? Solar Minimum perhaps?

    Increase in seismic activity could also trigger an increase in volcanic activity

    During the Little Ice Age volcanic activity was much higher compared to the past century
    (On average 5 VEI 7 events per year)

    We live in interesting times.

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