Quakes – 6.7 Mexico

Mexico - 6.7 off shore; live map

Mexico - 6.7 off shore Gulf of California; live map

It’s in an ideal place to not do much damage.

Magnitude 6.7 – GULF OF CALIFORNIA

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 6.7
Date-Time
Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 17:53:14 UTC
Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 11:53:14 AM at epicenter
Location 24.843°N, 109.171°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Distances
105 km (65 miles) S of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
125 km (75 miles) SW of Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico
140 km (85 miles) NE of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
1200 km (740 miles) WNW of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 6.1 km (3.8 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters
NST=187, Nph=187, Dmin=842.9 km, Rmss=1.17 sec, Gp=133°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2010crbl

We saw a fair amount of what now looks like pre-shock activity on that ‘off the coast of Mexico’ area a few days / weeks back:

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 4.0 – 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

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

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Australia and Indonesia

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Australia Region Quake Map

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Here is a Mexico centric view:

Mexico Centric Quake Map

Mexico Centric Quake Map

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Both Hemispheres

A view of Earthquakes from the South Pole

A view of Earthquakes from the South Pole

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North Polar Earthquake Map

North Polar Earthquake Map

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The Whole World View

Current quake map

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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

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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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6 Responses to Quakes – 6.7 Mexico

  1. E.M.Smith says:

    Strange. A 4.4 in Wyoming… Folks would have felt that…

    North of Yellowstone

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/10/250_45.php

    but still…

    Magnitude 4.4 – WYOMING
    2010 October 24 17:43:59 UTC

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    Details
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    Earthquake Details

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
    Magnitude
    4.4
    Date-Time
    Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 17:43:59 UTC
    Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 11:43:59 AM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location
    43.621°N, 110.399°W
    Depth
    5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program
    Region
    WYOMING
    Distances
    35 km (20 miles) ENE of Jackson, Wyoming
    65 km (40 miles) W of Dubois, Wyoming
    95 km (60 miles) NNW of Pinedale, Wyoming
    535 km (335 miles) WNW of CHEYENNE, Wyoming
    Location Uncertainty
    horizontal +/- 3 km (1.9 miles); depth fixed by location program
    Parameters
    NST=107, Nph=107, Dmin=16.6 km, Rmss=1.15 sec, Gp= 25°,
    M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
    Source
    USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID
    us2010cua6

  2. P.G. Sharrow says:

    There is a very large amount of energy being built up just north of Los Angles. That swath just south of the mountains has been way too quiet for the last few months.

  3. David says:

    P.G. Sharrow, hum?
    Of additional concern, the area south of that has been very avtive, progressing north.

  4. E.M.Smith says:

    That it’s also the chunk most likely to let go (most ‘due’) is also a worry:

    http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/earthq3/when.html

    Geologic studies show that over the past 1,400 to 1,500 years large earthquakes have occurred at about 150-year intervals on the southern San Andreas fault. As the last large earthquake on the southern San Andreas occurred in 1857, that section of the fault is considered a likely location for an earthquake within the next few decades. The San Francisco Bay area has a slightly lower potential for a great earthquake, as less than 100 years have passed since the great 1906 earthquake; however, moderate-sized, potentially damaging earthquakes could occur in this area at any time.

  5. KevC says:

    26th Oct
    The ring of fire is off again…

    Several people have been injured by hot ash as Indonesia’s most volatile volanco begins to erupt.
    A reporter near Mount Merapi witnessed by to 20 people being taken away for treatment.
    Full acticle here

    http://web.orange.co.uk/article/news/mount_merapi_begins_to_erupt_in_indonesia

  6. E.M.Smith says:

    Video that claims to be of the eruption:

    but looks like it’s mostly steam and clouds to me…

    The expected pattern is that we ought to have increasing quakes and volcanoes (given the prior pattern in grand minima). I’m torn between a desire to see the pattern proved again and a desire to not have the results of the proof…

    And they had a 7.7 yesterday…

    Magnitude 7.7 – KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA

    Earthquake Details
    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 7.7
    Date-Time Monday, October 25, 2010 at 14:42:22 UTC
    Monday, October 25, 2010 at 09:42:22 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 3.484°S, 100.114°E
    Depth 20.6 km (12.8 miles)
    Region KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA
    Distances 240 km (150 miles) W of Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia
    280 km (175 miles) S of Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia
    305 km (190 miles) W of Lubuklinggau, Sumatra, Indonesia
    795 km (500 miles) WNW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 5.3 km (3.3 miles); depth +/- 3.4 km (2.1 miles)
    Parameters NST=297, Nph=297, Dmin=330.2 km, Rmss=1.16 sec, Gp= 22°,
    M-type=surface wave magnitude (Ms), Version=V
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usa00043nx

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