Well, turn your back for part of a quiet lunar cycle and just see what happens
In comments we’ve got a notice from George that volcanoes in the Philippines are erupting and while I’m looking at how the Iceland “cumulative seismic moment” is ‘going vertical’ and figure this means an erruption in Iceland Real Soon Now, I notice that the quake map has a big red splotch on New Zealand (in addition to all the blue spots I’d put in comments on the last Quake Page including a 6.4 in Fiji.
I do recommend that you look at that Iceland link again, it’s spooky how the red line continues to climb toward…
At this point the Southern Hemisphere is lighting up and the Northern looks like it’s on base… Here are a couple of static views, then the live views will follow:
Static Maps of State At The Moment of Posting
And the whole southern hemisphere:
This is a map of the Australia / Indonesia / New Zealand area:
Here is a “live view” of South America so you can watch anything “new” that develops:
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…
FWIW, at 185 quakes as I post this in the N.H. it doesn’t have a lot of “big ones” right now, but it is sure making up for it in volume…
Also, I find this view rather interesting. It lets you see a bit better how Japan and the Philippines are getting more quake action too and it’s all part of a common active line. That’s where the volcanoes are spouting off too.
http://pangea.stanford.edu/~dsinnett/Pages/Links.html has a nice collection of links to volcano monitor pages. Just click the pictures for the different volcano observatories.
The Smithsonian page:
is listing new activity in Guatemala and Kyushu, but is only updated on Wednesdays… while
claims to have an exhaustive list of observatories that does include a Phlippino one. That link tells you the orginal site no longer exists… but assuming the rest of the links are valid, it’s still a nice list to have.
I put that link into a google search and got what I think is the new, valid, address:
FWIW, it has some nice maps and general information, but does not look to be oriented toward “breaking news”…
At any rate, there’s some volcano links, but looks like the general news is a better source for “It JUST Blew UP!”…
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.
Original Image, with captions and description. The original is interactive with clickable regions for ‘close ups’.