Quakes – Quieting Post Supermoon

Generally more yellow than anything else as the quake ‘flush’ fades. Hardly any new ‘red spots’ on any given look and the blue ones are more sparse too. So this is just a nice little place to “see that happen” with minimal clutter.

Japan

Just one panel. If you want more detail, see:

https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/quakes-japan-upgraded-to-9-0/

Quakes, Japan close up, More North

Quakes, Japan close up, More North

Original With Clickable Areas

Australia / New Zealand

This is a map of the Australia / Indonesia / New Zealand area:

Australia / Indonesia / New Zealand Quake Map

Australia / Indonesia / New Zealand Quake Map

Original with clickable regions to zoom in

Where there’s a bit of action still near Fiji:

Magnitude 5.9 – FIJI REGION
2011 March 26 22:49:42 UTC

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 5.9
Date-Time Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 22:49:42 UTC
Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 10:49:42 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 15.789°S, 179.494°W
Depth 13.4 km (8.3 miles)
Region FIJI REGION
Distances 139 km (86 miles) W of Lambasa, Vanua Levu, Fiji
217 km (134 miles) SW of Sigave, Ile Futuna, Wallis and Futuna
341 km (211 miles) W of SUVA, Viti Levu, Fiji
2403 km (1493 miles) W of Auckland, New Zealand
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 18.9 km (11.7 miles); depth +/- 5 km (3.1 miles)
Parameters NST=299, Nph=301, Dmin=339.5 km, Rmss=1.18 sec, Gp=112°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc0002ccy

South America

Here is a “live view” of South America so you can watch anything “new” that develops there:

Southern South America Hemispheric View

Southern South America Hemispheric View

South America with “clickable” areas for more details.

Quite mostly at the moment. Mexico got an “interesting one”:

Magnitude 5.7 – OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO
2011 March 27 06:20:57 UTC

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 5.7
Date-Time Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 06:20:57 UTC
Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 12:20:57 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 14.449°N, 92.346°W
Depth 44.9 km (27.9 miles)
Region OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Distances 49 km (30 miles) S of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
98 km (60 miles) WSW of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
133 km (82 miles) SW of Huehuetenango, Guatemala
909 km (564 miles) SE of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15 km (9.3 miles); depth +/- 4 km (2.5 miles)
Parameters NST=407, Nph=440, Dmin=203.7 km, Rmss=0.94 sec, Gp= 58°,
M-type=”moment” magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=9
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc0002che

But mostly only interesting as it implies more coming my way a bit later…

Southern Hemisphere

A view of Earthquakes from the South Pole

A view of Earthquakes from the South Pole

Original Image with Clickable Details

Northern Hemisphere

North Polar Earthquake Map

North Polar Earthquake Map

Original Image with Clickable Details

Reminder

The line of total seismic energy at Grimsvoten in Iceland is continuing it’s very vertical climb… I think Iceland will be “sooner rather than later”… IMHO, we hit “equal to last time” in about a month. The question of what happens then is still an open one, but it is a ‘watch here’ flag…

Take a look again at the Iceland Volcano Watch Metric posting. The total seismic energy line continues to go ever more vertical.

Some Volcano Stuff

This page:

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:

http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/

North America

North America and Mid Atlantic Ridge Quake Map

North America and Mid Atlantic Ridge Quake Map

Original with clickable details

Why am I so keen on watching it: https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/plates-ridges-and-north-america/ )

And remember, I have a dedicated CSZ page with closeups

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’.

Most interesting thing to me is watching the 3.x and 4.x scale events from the Gulf of Mexico on up toward Reno as they follow that “subducted spreading zone” line. Yeah, the big “action” will likely come on the translation of that force into a “slip” of the coastal faults (such as San Andreas); but I’m still fascinated by how the energy moves… It’s like California is trying to spread, but the southern movement of the N.American plate and the angle of the coastline vs the movement translates it into a “slide” instead of a “spread” in this part of the system, but it picks up spreading again at the Cascadia Subduction Zone area. I can’t help wondering what would happen if the Arctic spreading region were to pause for just a moment (in geologic time scales… a 100,000 years maybe) would we pop another volcano like the Sutter Buttes (1.5 Million years ago) as a tiny bit of ‘spread’ happens? We’ll need to check in again in a few million years and see ;-)

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57 Responses to Quakes – Quieting Post Supermoon

  1. Thanks for the earthquake update.

    PhysOrg.com just posted a news story “No long-distance risks from mega-quakes: study”

    http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-big-quakes-dont.html

  2. j ferguson says:

    i wonder if a total energy calculation is possible on a weekly basis for the amount exercised in the quakes collectively. A bit more than a week ago the 7 day quake totals were in the 700 range, now less.

    maybe this is something you’ve already covered in an earlier post.

  3. E.M.Smith says:

    No sooner said than (red spot at present!) we’ve got a new tsunami warning from a 6.5 … (Small tsunami…)

    Magnitude 6.5 – NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
    2011 March 27 22:23:56 UTC

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 6.5
    Date-Time Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 22:23:56 UTC
    Monday, March 28, 2011 at 07:23:56 AM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 38.405°N, 142.120°E
    Depth 5.9 km (3.7 miles)
    Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
    Distances 109 km (67 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
    156 km (96 miles) E of Yamagata, Honshu, Japan
    161 km (100 miles) ENE of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
    368 km (228 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.1 km (8.1 miles); depth +/- 5.9 km (3.7 miles)
    Parameters NST=365, Nph=377, Dmin=404.1 km, Rmss=0.85 sec, Gp= 32°,
    M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usc0002cqa

    @J. Ferguson:

    I’m sure such a calculation is possible, I’ve just never done it…

  4. KiwiKev says:

    Not sure if you have viewed this before.
    Christchurch (NZ) energy release trend still downward.
    See http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/dailyEnergy

    They have had over 5700 since the 7.1 on 4th September and 800 since 6.3 on 22 February.
    See http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/

  5. Jeff Alberts says:

    So much for the prediction of a big quake in the PNW. Another dart misses the target.

  6. Anonymous says:

    5.7 in central america as well

  7. E.M.Smith says:

    @KiwiKev:

    I think they had links to them posted on a prior thread, but it never hurts to be reminded of good data sources or visualzations. Watching “the big one” hit Christchurch is something a lot of folks ought to do… (Also, redership turns over some all the time, so new folks often don’t know everything that’s been posted before. Frankly, I’m not sure I could find the links again, and I liked watching the quakes run in the visulization, so Thanks!)

    @Jeff Alberts:

    The lunar system isn’t so much “predicting a quake here and now” as it is “predicting a time of greater danger now”. So it’s not so much “dart missed the target” as “Cylindar spun again, CLICK!” You know it’s going to happen, and you know the risk is higher at the moment the trigger is being fingered… and you know that 5 out of 6 times, on average, you get a CLICK!… on average…

    As such it’s a ‘good system’, just not very useful ;-)

    @Scarlet Pumpernickel:

    Interesting discussion… so “somthing went bump in the night” in Iceland; but nobody knows if it means anything yet…

  8. Jeff Alberts says:

    @EM

    I was speaking of the specific prediction posted in another thread. I don’t remember who made the prediction, but I would classify it as a “miss”.

  9. P.G. Sharrow says:

    Vukcevic, over at “Tallbloke” has been running geomagnetic field studies and has found a connection to earthquake activities. Interesting, maybe a precurser for an early warning system. 6 to 8 hours warning. It may be micro cracking before a large movement break causes distortion of the local field. See below URL:

    http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/m-a-vukcevic-earthquakes-and-geomagnetic-storms/

    Moon and sun alignments may act as a trigger, although I can’t find it, but solar magnetic storms may be the more likely trigger. Strange in that a powerful sun seems to calm the earth and a quiet sun allows for increase in quakes and volcanos. pg

  10. vukcevic says:

    Slow down since the ‘super-moon’ short blip looks almost predictable.
    http://www.vukcevic.talktalk.net/gms.htm
    It appears as if the forces locked in the tectonic plates around the globe were being directed at a single point (Honshu area) , where the majority of accumulated energy is being discharged. Such scenario is inconceivable with the present understanding, as far as I know, but if so a major ‘rethink’ is due.
    Total number is certainly on a downward path, but that does not mean that tectonic processes are slowing down, to the contrary, there is a possibility that movement of plates is even accelerating, as the Japan ‘obstacle has snapped’. How long it may take for the energy to build-up to the next critical point, we have to wait and see.

  11. E.M.Smith says:

    @P.G. Sharrow:

    Just compressing rocks generates electric flows. That’s how the crystal oscillator in just about every precision timing circuit of radios works. “Quartz accuracy” in watches is because piezoelectricity works both ways… so can make an oscillator

    So the question becomes: Is the giant stress squeezing the rocks making the electricity (and thus EMP) or is the electric flow causing the rock to change shape? BOTH are part of the piezoelectric effect; but which way does the arrow of causality fly?

    And it could be both. Local focus of planetary electricity focusing the physical strain impact, that then makes a local EMP when it snaps (that “snap” ramping up over weeks).

    That’s for a “DC Model”… you could also get “vibrational effects” if things are more “AC and crystals vibrate” but I hesitate to mention that as “crystal vibrations” just sounds so “new age” ;-)

    And yeah, gotta love Vukcevic’s stuff. Carefully done, driving from data => correlation => theory => test => causality. With not a shred of “I want it to be this” ego making the process run backwards. Clearly states when things are a remarkable correlation indicative of probable causality without making either of the twin errors of asserting it IS definitly known causality or that it can NOT be causality.

    It’s fun watching ‘established scientists’ flounder around on the “can NOT BE” error in response to “the data do THIS that looks like causality is over that way…” statements. Some personalities are just not very good at accepting that ambiguous ‘middle ground’ that is discovery in the making. Where you simply don’t know for certain yet, but also know that the data are out of conformance with prior notions… Personally, I find that the most exciting and most interesting part of the whole process. That moment of discovery. The “Gee, well that’s not what I expected, wonder what it means?”

    So plot grain prices vs solar status (sunspots) and it’s a match. (Inverse. Low prices in high sunspots). That’s what the data show. It’s happened over hundreds of years. Why? Aye, now there’s the rub…

    Sunspots look to cycle with planetary positions. That’s what the data show. Why? Aye, now there’s the rub…

    Some folks are happy to use something that works without having it fully defined and proven. Other folks are happy to investigate them while still a bit murkey. Other folks like to stand back and shout “That is not in conformance with my preconcieved notion of reality, I reject your reality and substitute my own!” C’est la vie.

    @Vukcevic:

    It’s also possible that the “build up” happens apace at several places and the “snap” in Japan just moves the “focus” onto the next major locking point.

    There is a very odd thing about the 1906 San Francisco Quake.

    It ran “backwards”.

    “Normal” is for it to unzip from North to South. “Normal” is for Cascadia to have a great quake, THEN California. That time it was San Francisco without a percursor in Cascadia and it “unzipped the wrong way”. Is that a ‘fluke’ or a ‘new direction for a while’? We don’t know.

    What if (and it is an IF): The rotation moment of the Pacific plate (or everything else rotating around it) has changed? What if it had been ‘progressively releasing locks’ in a clockwise direction for a few centuries such that you got the Cascadia then Pacific, but then reverted to a different direction for a while and we’re going to get San Francisco THEN Cascadia? Perhaps it was running that direction when we had the 1700 quake in Cascadia THEN the 1707 Quake in Japan.

    https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/1707-hoei-49-days-fuji/

    There is also the “possible” that the rotation isn’t the feature and the “release” of one side (either side) lets the lock on the other take the stresses. Then on each side the dominant direction still holds and the 1906 quake just wastn’t all that large and was an anomally. Now we’re going to have a “Cascadia then SF” pattern; and the Japan quake raises the odds of “Cascadia Soon’ by a lot.

    Yeah, bag of worms sorting that out. Is it a rotational artifact and Japan / Cascadia timing ought to show clock/anti-clock progressions? Or is it linear along both sides and random which goes first, but then loads the other? (Then ON that side, the propagation of progressive release?)

    Taking a whole lot of quake data for a few thousand years would likely show some patterns, but on geologic time scales, that’s like watching 1000 raindrops fall and predicting how thunderstorms work… and maybe it depends on which side of the centerline of the earth the moon and planets are on…

    At any rate, it’s interesting both technically and because it may determine when my house falls down ;-)

    @Jeff Alberts:

    I think we’re both talking about the same thing (but as we’re both guessing which thing we are both obliquely referencing I could be wrong). I’m talking about the “big one likely” prediction by Jim Berkland of http://www.syzygyjob.com/ that was covered on places like Fox news.

    His system is a ‘loose’ on the specifics of a quake. So he will say something like “larger quake likely in the North Pacific for a 2 week period each side of this perigee”. Folks take that to be “Big one in Cascadia March 20”; and he helps them with that leap by talking about how that fault is the most likely or has the most built up energy, etc. But the formal predictions are, er, less “precise”…

    He then does a certain amount of “back fitting” like this:

    LAST MONTH’S EARTHQUAKES

    The Seismic Window of April 28-May 5, 2010 was the last one for six months to be associated with the full Moon. The new Moon takes over the role of the monthly Primary Window until the lunar eclipse of December 21st. Meanwhile readers should understand that quakes that I do not actually predict may still fit the Seismic Window Theory. One such example was the 7.2M this year on May 27, the day of the Full Moon, as shown here on page one. During the Primary Window we had the following results:

    (1) For Northern California a 3.3M quake struck near Cantua Creek on May 26, which was two days early and 0.2M low, scoring 64%. Closer was the 3.5M on May 27th at The Geysers, scoring 90%.

    (2) For Southern California it was hard to miss, as the Calexico quake aftershocks have continued since the Easter 7.2M. Prominent were quakes near Ocotillo (4.7M on 4/27); Seeley quakes of (4.6M on 4/29, plus 4.7M & 4.8M on 5/8); Santa Rosa I. (3.4M on 5/3), and a 4.8M near Maricopa on 5/8/10. The fully qualified quake was a non-aftershock near Trona (3.7M on 5/4) which scored 100%)

    (3) For the Northwest there was a non-scoring 4.6M near Vancouver Island on May 6th, but just two days late was a significant swarm off the coast of Yachats, Oregon on May 7th. Those included quakes of 5.1, 4.4, 4.1, 4.3, 3.4 and 4.1M, which scored 80%.

    (4) Globally, there were no major earthquakes since the time of the last Full Moon when the 7.2M (#4) hit Mexicalli on Easter and a 7.7M (#5) hit Sumatra on April 6th. Another large quake on April 11th struck the Solomon Islands, but it was quickly downgraded from 7.0M to 6.8M, below the major level. The strongest scoring quakes for the May window were a 6.9M in the Ryukyu Is. on April 26th (score 80%) and a 6.7Ms on May 30th as reported by the Swiss in the Behring Sea (Score 70%)

    The Summary for the May window is .90 +1.00 + .80 + .80 = 350/4 = 87.5% success.

    Other notable quakes were 6.3M in Chile and 6.3M in Sumatra. Typically, a 6+M quake occurs every three days, so there was no great concentration of quakes at this time.

    I don’t know how his “scoring system” is defined, but that he has one is a good sign. He tends to make a few very specific predictions for small quakes (and as there are a few hundred small ones in California in any given month, it’s probably not that hard to have one “in the window” of time and place) and then a larger one ‘somewhere’. For example:

    PREDICTIONS FOR THE JUNE WINDOW

    As previously mentioned, the Seismic Window of June 12-19, 2010 will include the new Moon syzygy of June 12th. Perigee will follow in three days and the combination will produce 8.1-ft. tides at the Golden Gate every day from June 13 to 15, the greatest tidal ranges in three months. With 80% confidence, expect the following quakes:

    (1) 3.5-6.5M within 2-degrees of Mt. Diablo (Lat 37.9N; Lon. 121.9W)

    (2) 3.5-6.5M within 2-degrees of Los Angeles (34.0N; 118.0W)

    (3) 3.5-6.5M with an epicentral address of Washington or Oregon.

    (4) 7.0+M major quake globally, most likely in the Pacific Ring of Fire.

    The little ones on a 2 degree arc, the “Big One” is “globally” with a “most likely” attached.

    So, don’t know if that’s the guy you were thinking of (but he was the one predicting the PNW quake with some unknown qualifiers that was in the news this cycle.

  12. Jeff Alberts says:

    @EM

    Yeah, we’re talking about the same thing. Still seems like a dart throw, which means some skill was involved, but the skill of the thrower leaves a lot to be desired. He was aiming for the triple 20, but hit the triple 1 instead. By pure chance he’ll be right some of the time.

  13. R. de Haan says:

    I really love this discussion, especially because observations and statistical analysis point to an increased seismic and volcanic activity during solar minimum conditions.

    In the mean time I stumbled on this article:

    4.4 Earthquake off Oregon Coast should be regarded as a foreshock
    4.4 earthquake off Oregon Coast should be regarded as a foreshock of a much bigger quake.
    http://modernsurvivalblog.com/earthquakes/4-4-earthquake-off-oregon-coast-foreshock/

  14. R. de Haan says:

    What do we have?
    1. we observed quakes and volcanic eruption clustered around periods of solar minimum (cold periods like Maunder and Dalton Minimum but also the periods of negative PDO/AMO)

    2. we have observed big quakes and volcanic eruptions triggered by the passing of low pressure area’s
    (for example the May 1960 Valdivia, Chili quake that coincided with a very low pressure area over the region and the Pinatubo eruption which coincided with the passing of tropical storm Yunya passing 75 miles out)

    3. we have observed northern light, solar magnetic effects over area’s prior to a quake (Sichuan Quake) see youtube video.

    4. we have observed low frequency acoustic waves prior to a quake or volcanic eruptions
    (See the study about the Stromboli volcano in Italy and the behavior of the local octopus population moving into deeper waters prior to an eruption)

    5. we have observed unusual animal behavior prior to quakes or volcanic eruptions (see 4)

    6. we have measured big changes in the earth magnetic field during a quake or a volcanic eruption

    7. we have observed a relationship between the moon and quakes and volcanic eruptions (December 2004 Sumatra quake)

    8. we have observed changes in the ionosphere prior to a quake

    9. we have to dig more though historic records which allow us to reconstruct the past like the 9.0 magnitude quake that took place January 27 of the year 1700 of the coast of Seattle that triggered a rupture over 1100 km and caused a massive tsunami that also hit Japan.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1700_Cascadia_earthquake

    I.M.O. we need more sensor capability, we need more hydro phones along the quake area’s, we need a more coherent and broad observation of all observed phenomena simultaneaously. In short, a much more broader approach is needed to figure what’s really going on before we will be able to fully understand the mechanism and increase our predictive skills.

  15. @R. de Haan:
    You are right, one more time: we need more sensor capability, however using another kind of instruments: ULF radio receivers, sound doppler effect scanners, gravity accelerators, etc.
    In a few words: “Forget that Flinstones´universe we´ve been taught”. No way: Comets have proved not being composed of ice-cream, etc.

  16. @Scarlet Pumpernickel
    It’s been not so a peaceful planet, but it has suffered many upheavals, as Inmanuel Velikovsky showed…however it’s a psychological defense we all have that of forgetting and not to remember those atavic nightmares.
    @E.M. It would make a good post, to revisit the old traditions, your ancestors had, back in the neolithic, on “ley lines”, management of ground currents,etc. under the new light of GM field, Vukcevic´s approach on the same.
    John Michel wrote about these in his “A view over Atlantis” and “A new view over Atlantis”. Have you read it?

  17. E.M.Smith says:

    @Adolfo:

    I’ve not read them. If I get time, I’ll take a look.

    I’m not sure I’m ‘steeped enough’ in the “old ways” to give it a fair treatment… but I can always look.

    @Scarlet Pumpernickel:

    I’ll take a look right after tea ;-)

    @R. de Haan:

    In bug control, they finally went to “integrated pest management” and blended different techniques. I think your point is a valid one: We need “Integrated seismic management” that looks all the whole worlks, including quakes and volcanoes together and using all the known modes of indication.

  18. E.M.Smith says:

    Interesting that on the North Polar view there are two 5.x sized quakes on each side of the Japan Cluster. Almost like the stresses were spreading out each way from the ‘release’ at Japan… so time to propagate to CSZ at this rate? Hmmmm… Also a 5.1 down in Chile.

    This view of the globe gives a nice look at the two offset from Japan (or will, for the next week…)

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/ortho/150_0.php#maptop

    Magnitude 5.0 – KURIL ISLANDS
    2011 March 29 08:28:36 UTC

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 5.0
    Date-Time Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 08:28:36 UTC
    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 08:28:36 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 45.566°N, 146.262°E
    Depth 51 km (31.7 miles)
    Region KURIL ISLANDS
    Distances 127 km (78 miles) WNW of Kuril’sk, Kuril Islands
    316 km (196 miles) ESE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
    323 km (200 miles) NNE of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan
    1226 km (761 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 17 km (10.6 miles); depth +/- 7.1 km (4.4 miles)
    Parameters NST=293, Nph=302, Dmin=311.7 km, Rmss=0.58 sec, Gp= 58°,
    M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=8
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usc0002dnk

    Magnitude 5.0 – GUAM REGION
    2011 March 29 02:03:01 UTC

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 5.0
    Date-Time Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 02:03:01 UTC
    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 12:03:01 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 12.459°N, 144.173°E
    Depth 47.1 km (29.3 miles)
    Region GUAM REGION
    Distances 128 km (79 miles) SSW of HAGATNA, Guam
    218 km (135 miles) SSW of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands
    346 km (214 miles) SSW of SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands
    460 km (285 miles) SSW of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15.9 km (9.9 miles); depth +/- 11.5 km (7.1 miles)
    Parameters NST= 82, Nph= 82, Dmin=145.8 km, Rmss=0.57 sec, Gp= 32°,
    M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=B
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usc0002dkq

    Magnitude 5.1 – OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE
    2011 March 28 23:57:49 UTC

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 5.1
    Date-Time Monday, March 28, 2011 at 23:57:49 UTC
    Monday, March 28, 2011 at 07:57:49 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 33.805°S, 71.951°W
    Depth 8.9 km (5.5 miles)
    Region OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE
    Distances 38 km (23 miles) SW of San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile
    90 km (55 miles) SSW of Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile
    117 km (72 miles) WNW of Rancagua, Libertador O’Higgins, Chile
    126 km (78 miles) WSW of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 21.8 km (13.5 miles); depth +/- 4.1 km (2.5 miles)
    Parameters NST=144, Nph=151, Dmin=126.9 km, Rmss=0.77 sec, Gp=158°,
    M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=9
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usc0002djb

  19. Scarlet Pumpernickel says:

    http://www.universetoday.com/21447/sources-of-earth-bombarding-cosmic-rays-may-have-been-located/

    Do these cosmic rays bombarding us have any effect on anything lol?

    They still don’t really know the source which appears to change.

  20. Scarlet Pumpernickel says:

    Do you whats really interesting, apparently there is some sort of strong Magnetic anomaly on the corner of Lak Vostok, but it seems to have gone all quiet about it since they found it. Is is a massive ore body, or is it something else?

    http://www.gaiasouls.com/magazine/tag/Lake%20Vostok

    http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1047/srp/srp050/of2007-1047srp050.pdf

    http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1354120

  21. Pascvaks says:

    @Scarlet Pumpernickel

    Interesting article and pic at –
    http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/45382

    One day they might even have one for gravity waves ;-)

  22. @Pascvaks
    Those phantoms do not exist. At the center of the galaxy energies are much higher, and consequently frequencies are higher and wavelengths are smaller. Check it with a guitar or a monochord, as Pythagoras did….all the rest is wild imagination from the “Climate Gate” team et al. (consensus on Flintstones´Universe).
    See:
    http://www.giurfa.com/unified_field_explained_9.pdf

  23. Scarlet Pumpernickel says:

    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Biggest_Breach_Of_Earth_Solar_Storm_Shield_Discovered_999.html

    Maybe its getting through the holes, if the hole points in the right way?

  24. @Scarlet Pumpernickel…Ozone hole:
    What if the water cycle is not closed but opened?. During summer time above the pole and due to increased radiation, atmosphere´s oxygen is turned into Ozone (O3), which during winter time and specially when there are proton flares from the sun or increased cosmic rays, as during solar minimums (mainly composed of protons-90%-, which, btw, we must remember are Hydrogen Nucleii), then these react with ozone to produce water 2H+…O3=H2O+O2 and increase the “Ozone Hole” once again , then snow fall increases ice. So we have an ice cube making machine over there.

  25. @Scarlet Pumpernickel
    Everething is electric, anything else is but the same but called by different names. Always a ratio between two charges.
    Reality is like those Russian dolls, one within the other. “As above so below”. Anything neutral simply does not exist. (a neutral neutron would not make any harm) There are but two laws: That of the three forces (both legs of an square triangle and its hypothenuse), and the movement of this: The law of the octave.

  26. P.G. Sharrow says:

    Adolfo Giurfa;”So we have an ice cube making machine over there.”

    This may explain part of very high altitude haze and clouds.
    NOx and O3+2p> O2 + H2O during high solar wind. Another negative feed back to elevated solar output. good show. pg

  27. Scarlet Pumpernickel says:

    The sun and cosmic rays cause the ozone hole. There is evidence that is was there in the 1950s. Satellites spotted it in the 70s and 80s but it was already there.

    The Carrington event would produce more hole then a few spray cans. Also Volcanoes can produce a lot of CFC

    http://cfc.geologist-1011.net/

    @adolf So you think that the cosmic rays source of Aquarius pointed at us around Noah’s time? I thought the flooding was just the Bosphorus opening up to the sea somewhere around that time or before that.

    6000 years ago, it was up to 4 degrees warmer, it would be interesting to know if more earthquakes and volcanoes erupted around then with different solar energies +/- cosmic rays. People think that the earth is somehow disconnected from the rest of the universe and sitting in isolation.

  28. E.M.Smith says:

    Jpan is still getting 6.x+ aftershocks. There is also an interesting cluster of smaller quakes along the coast of Mexico / Central America (more “slip” headed my way…) and it looks like Fiji is still rocking in the 6+ range. So a bit quieter, but not yet quiet…

    Magnitude 6.2 – NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
    2011 March 31 07:15:30 UTC

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 6.2
    Date-Time Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 07:15:30 UTC
    Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 04:15:30 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 38.954°N, 142.017°E
    Depth 39.6 km (24.6 miles)
    Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
    Distances 114 km (71 miles) SE (138°) from Morioka, Honshu, Japan
    126 km (78 miles) NE (51°) from Sendai, Honshu, Japan
    178 km (110 miles) SSE (165°) from Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
    417 km (259 miles) NNE (28°) from TOKYO, Japan
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.9 km (9.3 miles); depth +/- 6.7 km (4.2 miles)
    Parameters NST=439, Nph=447, Dmin=354 km, Rmss=0.95 sec, Gp= 83°,
    M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usc0002fj4

    Magnitude 6.4 – FIJI REGION
    2011 March 31 00:11:59 UTC

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 6.4
    Date-Time Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 00:11:59 UTC
    Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 12:11:59 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 16.566°S, 177.493°W
    Depth 23.7 km (14.7 miles)
    Region FIJI REGION
    Distances 438 km (272 miles) WNW (301°) from Neiafu, Tonga
    562 km (350 miles) NNW (335°) from NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga
    2968 km (1844 miles) W (268°) from PAPEETE, Tahiti, French Polynesia
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 18.5 km (11.5 miles); depth +/- 3.3 km (2.1 miles)
    Parameters NST=311, Nph=314, Dmin=492 km, Rmss=1.27 sec, Gp=108°,
    M-type=”moment” magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=D
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usc0002fen

    Then there is this little gem that happened while I was watching it (they first show up as a box with a white background and a red x for unknown size). Right now it’s a red box and will be blue an hour from now. Yeah, it’s small at 2.4 BUT the location! Right in the middle of Mammoth Lakes area… I don’t like it when my local supervolcano has a quake.. even a small one… but right now it’s had a half dozen micro sized, then a 1.1 or so, now a 2.4 near that. If it plates a 4.x or 5.x I’m not going to be happy ;-}

    Magnitude 2.4 – LONG VALLEY AREA, CALIFORNIA
    2011 March 31 09:57:20 UTC

    This is a computer-generated message — this event has not yet been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 2.4
    Date-Time Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 09:57:20 UTC
    Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 02:57:20 AM at epicenter
    Location 37.601°N, 118.919°W
    Depth 4.6 km (2.9 miles)
    Region LONG VALLEY AREA, CALIFORNIA
    Distances 7 km (4 miles) SE (127°) from Mammoth Lakes, CA
    22 km (13 miles) WNW (282°) from Toms Place, CA
    35 km (22 miles) NW (306°) from Round Valley, CA
    247 km (154 miles) ESE (115°) from Sacramento, CA
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.2 km (0.1 miles); depth +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles)
    Parameters Nph= 29, Dmin=1 km, Rmss=0.06 sec, Gp= 83°,
    M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=1
    Source California Integrated Seismic Net:
    USGS Caltech CGS UCB UCSD UNR
    Event ID nc71545130

  29. Scarlet Pumpernickel says:

    http://www.jonfr.com/volcano/?p=720

    BOOM BOOM in central Iceland volcano could be close again

  30. Scarlet Pumpernickel says:

    Yeah just saw Mammoth, it’s stirring again. 1980s swarm, maybe it’s awakening, lucky I live far away :P

    In May 1980, a strong earthquake swarm that included four Richter magnitude 6 earthquakes struck the southern margin of Long Valley Caldera associated with a 10 inch (25-cm), dome-shaped uplift of the caldera floor.[3][4] These events marked the onset of the latest period of caldera unrest that continues to this day.[3] This ongoing unrest includes recurring earthquake swarms and continued dome-shaped uplift of the central section of the caldera (the resurgent dome) accompanied by changes in thermal springs and gas emissions.[3] After the quake another road was created as an escape route. Its name at first was proposed as the “Mammoth Escape Route” but was changed to the Mammoth Scenic Loop after Mammoth area businesses and land owners complained.

    In 1982, the United States Geological Survey under the Volcano Hazards Program began an intensive effort to monitor and study geologic unrest in Long Valley Caldera.[3] The goal of this effort is to provide residents and civil authorities in the area reliable information on the nature of the potential hazards posed by this unrest and timely warning of an impending volcanic eruption, should it develop.[3] Most, perhaps all, volcanic eruptions are preceded and accompanied by geophysical and geochemical changes in the volcanic system.[3] Common precursory indicators of volcanic activity include increased seismicity, ground deformation, and variations in the nature and rate of gas emissions.[3]

  31. R. de Haan says:

  32. E.M.Smith says:

    A 4.4 in Baja… the energy is headed my way…

    @R. de Haan:

    Someday I need to learn how you find such interesting things… ;-)

    Magnitude 4.4 – BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
    2011 March 31 20:22:55 UTC

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 4.4
    Date-Time Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 20:22:55 UTC
    Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 12:22:55 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 32.339°N, 115.228°W
    Depth 10.7 km (6.6 miles)
    Region BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
    Distances 12 km (8 miles) WNW (296°) from Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico
    41 km (26 miles) SSE (147°) from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
    45 km (28 miles) SE (146°) from Calexico, CA
    169 km (105 miles) E (97°) from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 2 km (1.2 miles); depth +/- 3.6 km (2.2 miles)
    Parameters Nph= 15, Dmin=11 km, Rmss=0.29 sec, Gp=230°,
    M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=5
    Source California Integrated Seismic Net:
    USGS Caltech CGS UCB UCSD UNR
    Event ID ci14960652

  33. R. de Haan says:

    @E. M Smith

    “Someday I need to learn how you find such interesting things… ;-)”

    Just scavenging the web E. M, just scavenging the web

    As for Vukcevic theory, watch this:

  34. R. de Haan says:

    A 4.4 at a depth of 10.7 km, mmmmm

    Do you have a detailed map of the fracture zone to pin point the the ‘bad boy’?

    I’ve looked up the coordinates in google earth and found it’s near a volcano Cerro Prieto

    What makes matters complicated is that the Cerro Prieto has been tapped.
    It’s the biggest Geothermal Power Station in the world.
    720 Mw and expanding (2012)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerro_Prieto_Geothermal_Power_Station

    We know from Iceland and other places that Geothermal power generation sometimes trigger quakes. If it’s the volcano however there venture might be in trouble.

    John Seach Volcano Live states the following:
    Cerro Prieto volcano is located at the northern end of the gulf of California, 177 km SE of San Diego, and 30 km from the US border. The volcano consists of a low lava dome.

    Cerro Prieto geothermal field is located at the volcano. The system is a large high-temperature (280-350ºC), liquid dominated field, contained in sedimentary rocks. The geothermal field began producing electricity in 1973. Cerro Prieto field is estimated to maintain its current capacity until the year 2030.

    The volcano is located in a transition between the East Pacific Rise and the strike-slip San Andreas fault system. It is one of the few areas where on-land spreading is observed.

    The heat source for the volcano is thought to be a magma body at a depth of 5–6 km. There is a significant correlation between increases of sustained fluid extraction at the field and earthquakes, with delays of about 1 yr.

    An earthquake swarm occurred under Cerro Prieto volcano in Mexico between 8-11 February 2008. The seismic swarm began on 8 February 2008 at 11:12 pm (Pacific Time) with a magnitude 5.1 earthquake. A second magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurred on 11 February 2008 at 10:29 am (Pacific Time) about 4 miles further south. Both events, were shallow, at a depth of less than 3 miles. Sixteen earthquakes greater than magnitude 3 were recorded over 2.5 days. The two magnitude 5 earthquakes were tectonic, consistent with activity on the Cerro Prieto fault.

    End of report.

    The reported swarms were all shallow, at least more shallow than the recent 4.4.

    Another search for seismic info of the region resulted in this article:

    This is a must read about the area and it explains a lot:
    http://www.scsn.org/2010sierraelmayor.html

  35. E.M.Smith says:

    And another one just a we bit closer and weaker…

    Magnitude 3.1 – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    2011 March 31 23:34:03 UTC

    This is a computer-generated message — this event has not yet been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 3.1
    Date-Time Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 23:34:03 UTC
    Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 04:34:03 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 34.323°N, 116.840°W
    Depth 6.2 km (3.9 miles)
    Region SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Distances 7 km (4 miles) N (4°) from Big Bear City, CA
    11 km (7 miles) NE (36°) from town of Big Bear Lake, CA
    16 km (10 miles) SE (144°) from Lucerne Valley, CA
    38 km (24 miles) NNE (31°) from Yucaipa, CA
    47 km (29 miles) ENE (63°) from San Bernardino, CA
    133 km (82 miles) ENE (77°) from Los Angeles Civic Center, CA
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.2 km (0.1 miles); depth +/- 0.7 km (0.4 miles)
    Parameters Nph=137, Dmin=3 km, Rmss=0.28 sec, Gp= 40°,
    M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=2
    Source California Integrated Seismic Net:
    USGS Caltech CGS UCB UCSD UNR
    Event ID ci14960740

    Don’t know if it counts as ‘detailed’ but here is the closeup map:

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/US2/32.34.-117.-115.php

    At present it’s the big blue square in the lower right corner… The lake in the picture is below sea level…

    It’s over the place where the spreading zone comes ashore and goes under California, then heads up to Death Valley and on to Mammoth “Lakes”…

  36. R. de Haan says:

    It’s the vault.
    Have a look at this map:
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/shakemap/sc/shake/14607652/

  37. E.M.Smith says:

    An interesting toy to play with:

    http://sopac.ucsd.edu/maps/

    You can turn on things like GPS vectors, volcanoes, and faults.

    To me eye, looking at the Pacific coast of North America, it looks like the CSZ is craming things inland and southward making the Cascade Mountains, but just south of that, the part that’s been shoved over the Pacific plate is moving AWAY from the other vectors (all headed sort of south, but with divergence in the vectors). Near me, the vectors are more or less aligned then down at Baja, they diverage again.

    It’s like California is being pulled apart at each end, but in the middle we’re “toffee” enough to be sliding and streching a bit.

    http://jules.unavco.org/VoyagerJr/EarthScope?submit.x=29&submit.y=12&submit=Submit&base=gtopo&feature=plate&feature=polll&fixplate=northamerican&veltype=obs&legendPopup=yes&region=westernunitedstates_3_1&size=normal

    Keep the center of the NA plate static ( I like it better if you turn on the color map and zoom in a bit, though the arrows are hard to see as they are tiny). Then you can see the Basin and Range area getting stretched out a bit, and that the area from the San Anreas over to the subducted spreading zone is moving WITH the Pacific plate northward (relative to the static center of NA) as it’s a bit stickey, but moving more slowly.

    It looks to me like as California ran over the subducted spreading zone, we’ve got a bit of slip at the San Andreas with the surface of the Pacific Plate cooking by at a good clip, then the area from there to about Nevada is “fudge” getting drug along somewhat, until you get to where the N.A. plate is only getting pulled wider a bit, finally ending in stability under the Rockies somewhere…

    Like one great big attempt to split the continent that is needing to deal with a whole lot of land on top of it. And the land is spreading out and stretching enough that the fissure can’t cut through. Yet…

    And where the Salton meets the Gulf of California, we have a ‘race condition’ between the spreading and the Colorado delivering sediments to keep the trench filled. And we’ve shut off the sediments with Hoover damn and Lake Mead…

    In a couple of million years, that’s gonna be a problem ;-)

  38. P.G. Sharrow says:

    Yeah, but think of all that “class 1” farm land being created! pg

  39. E.M.Smith says:

    Well, now we’re getting a series of “1” scale events up near me… So the energy is diluting as it heads north… I’m good with that.

    It’s when it stays the same or builds that it’s “an issue”…

    @P.G. Sharrow:

    Yeah, but it’s only 10 M ASL… Global Warming will make it all swamp land ;-)

  40. R. de Haan says:

    We are creating more and more locations where fracking (shale oil and gas exploiration) and geothermal drill holes trigger quakes.
    I think we should integrate those locations into the geological maps. Love SOPAC but I wonder if there is an applications that makes the fault lines visible in Google Earth. I have downloaded the applications for volcano’s and quakes, only the fault lines are missing.

  41. E.M.Smith says:

    Vukcevic noticed this one in Greece:

    https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/where-did-the-grand-canyon-go/#comment-15637

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/10/25_35.php

    Which is nice in being “off shore” but looks to me like it’s just about on top of where a large volcano once blew up. Isn’t Santorini near there?

    It showing up is in keeping with the thesis if a Westward Migration of quakes talked about a bit here:

    https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2011/03/06/quakes-asia-to-europe/

    Magnitude 5.9 – CRETE, GREECE
    2011 April 01 13:29:12 UTC

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 5.9
    Date-Time Friday, April 01, 2011 at 13:29:12 UTC
    Friday, April 01, 2011 at 04:29:12 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 35.729°N, 26.455°E
    Depth 77.9 km (48.4 miles)
    Region CRETE, GREECE
    Distances 127 km (78 miles) ENE of Iraklion, Crete, Greece
    178 km (110 miles) WSW of Rodos, Dodecanese Islands, Greece
    180 km (111 miles) SSE of Naxos, Cyclades Islands, Greece
    348 km (216 miles) SE of ATHENS, Greece
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 12.8 km (8.0 miles); depth +/- 7.2 km (4.5 miles)
    Parameters NST=284, Nph=288, Dmin=109.1 km, Rmss=0.84 sec, Gp= 40°,
    M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usc0002gtc

    Not real keen on quakes near Yellowstone, even if this is a bit away from it:

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/10/250_45.php
    Magnitude 5.4 – SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
    2011 April 01 21:17:48 UTC

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 5.4
    Date-Time Friday, April 01, 2011 at 21:17:48 UTC
    Friday, April 01, 2011 at 07:17:48 PM at epicenter
    Location 56.395°S, 24.247°W
    Depth 17.5 km (10.9 miles)
    Region SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
    Distances 184 km (114 miles) E of Visokoi Island, South Sandwich Islands
    322 km (200 miles) NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands
    2237 km (1390 miles) ESE of STANLEY, Falkland Islands
    3556 km (2209 miles) SE of BUENOS AIRES, D.F., Argentina
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 17.9 km (11.1 miles); depth +/- 7.6 km (4.7 miles)
    Parameters NST= 40, Nph= 42, Dmin=812.6 km, Rmss=0.76 sec, Gp= 86°,
    M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=5
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usc0002h6w
    Magnitude 4.1 – WYOMING
    2011 April 01 12:56:28 UTC

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 4.1
    Date-Time Friday, April 01, 2011 at 12:56:28 UTC
    Friday, April 01, 2011 at 06:56:28 AM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 43.027°N, 110.343°W
    Depth 5.1 km (3.2 miles)
    Region WYOMING
    Distances 43 km (26 miles) WNW of Pinedale, Wyoming
    58 km (36 miles) NE of Afton, Wyoming
    60 km (37 miles) SE of Jackson, Wyoming
    503 km (312 miles) WNW of CHEYENNE, Wyoming
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.8 km (3.0 miles); depth +/- 3 km (1.9 miles)
    Parameters NST=106, Nph=112, Dmin=55.7 km, Rmss=0.53 sec, Gp= 94°,
    M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=7
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usc0002gt1

    So I’d watch that area a bit more closely for a while. “One and done” is good, escallation is bad…

    Then the Sandwich Islands had another one. They’ve had a few now over the last few months:

    So I’m not keen on this pattern of quakes showing up near old quiet volcanoes. I note in passing that Mammoth “Lakes” is getting some more small ones… Also a couple of modest ones across mid-Asia.

    Wonder if it’s time to start watching Italian Volcanoes…

  42. R. de Haan says:

    Isn’t Santorini near there?
    The quake was NE of Crete at the location of an undersea fault (see Google Earth for details)
    Santorini is about 120 km to the North West.

    EAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE
    02-APR-2011 00:03:48 -34.08 -71.80 4.8 43.7 NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE
    01-APR-2011 23:57:25 -17.22 -174.47 4.6 197.4 TONGA ISLANDS
    01-APR-2011 21:17:48 -56.40 -24.25 5.4 17.5 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
    01-APR-2011 19:59:52 38.94 141.86 4.8 71.4 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
    01-APR-2011 17:03:46 40.36 143.18 5.5 20.5 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
    01-APR-2011 16:27:44 6.68 -72.97 4.5 177.1 NORTHERN COLOMBIA
    01-APR-2011 14:50:54 -21.54 -68.12 4.9 108.2 CHILE-BOLIVIA BORDER REGION
    01-APR-2011 14:44:36 36.21 141.67 5.5 33.9 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
    01-APR-2011 14:12:57 -49.79 117.67 5.0 10.3 WESTERN INDIAN-ANTARCTIC RIDGE
    01-APR-2011 13:50:53 36.54 70.90 4.9 183.0 HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
    01-APR-2011 13:29:12 35.73 26.45 5.9 77.9 CRETE

  43. E.M.Smith says:

    Yeah, it’s only a 5.x and in Chile those are a dime a dozen, but I can’t resist the name of the place it is near. “O’Higgins, Chile”… Now I’ll be askin’ ye lad, what good Celt could be passin’ up a name like that?

    Magnitude 5.1 – OFFSHORE LIBERTADOR O’HIGGINS, CHILE
    2011 April 02 00:28:55 UTC

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 5.1
    Date-Time Saturday, April 02, 2011 at 00:28:55 UTC
    Friday, April 01, 2011 at 08:28:55 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 34.021°S, 72.140°W
    Depth 25.1 km (15.6 miles)
    Region OFFSHORE LIBERTADOR O’HIGGINS, CHILE
    Distances 67 km (41 miles) SW of San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile
    118 km (73 miles) SSW of Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile
    129 km (80 miles) W of Rancagua, Libertador O’Higgins, Chile
    150 km (93 miles) WSW of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 21.9 km (13.6 miles); depth +/- 4.7 km (2.9 miles)
    Parameters NST= 81, Nph= 81, Dmin=155.8 km, Rmss=0.74 sec, Gp=140°,
    M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=5
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usc0002hcg

    I also note a modest size cluster of 1-2 sized events down near Baja… all red, so all in the last hour… 6 of them in a nice line right across the Salton Sea…

  44. Malaga View says:

    Ahhhh… this is where I can feed my paranoia :-)

    @ R. de Haan
    First quarter 2011 quake situation report:
    Thanks for the video… seems to agree with my global view… there is a lot of shaking going on… I agree that Spain is overdue… and worrying about the UK as I will be there this afternoon – no escape :-)

    One of my daily stops is http://www.iris.edu/seismon/ which gives a great global overview.

    @ vukcevic
    The New Concepts in Global Tectonics site is seriously amazing http://www.ncgt.org

    Especially their December 2010 Newsletter: http://www.ncgt.org/newsletter.php?action=download&id=76

    Articles

    Observations of new magnetic map from the Commission for the Geological Map of the World, Keith H. JAMES
    Oceanic areas currently attributed to the 40 Ma Cretaceous magnetic “quiet period” are continental. They did not experience the severe extension of strongly lineated areas. All “oceanic plateaux”, “intra-oceanic” volcanic arcs and linear island chains lie on areas of continental crust.

    World magnetic anomaly map and global tectonics, Karsten M. STORETVEDT
    It is proposed that induction by the ambient geomagnetic field is the principal agent for prominent crustal magnetic features, in continental as well as in oceanic settings. This revitalizes the susceptibility-contrast model of marine magnetic anomalies, originally proposed in the late 1960s.

    Earth tides and earthquakes, Vinayak G. KOLVANKAR, Samrudha MORE, and Nisha THAKUR
    Earth tides trigger earthquakes at all depths and up to magnitude 5.0. The lateral stresses applied during Earth tides close to full Moon phase are found to be more effective than those stresses of Earth tides during the new Moon phase.

    Earthquakes and solar activity cycles, Dong R. CHOI and Leo MASLOV
    Earthquake frequency is closely related to the solar cycle: the number of earthquakes increases during the declining/trough periods. A small sharp spike occurs at the peak. On the other hand, earthquakes decrease during the rising period of the solar cycle. Three earthquake cycles are recognized: 11, 22 and 44 years.

    Variations in gravitational field, tidal force, electromagnetic waves and earthquakes, Valentino STRASER
    There is some concomitance between the periodic rising and falling of the sea level and the terrestrial tide effect, due to the gravitational attraction of the moon and sun on the Earth.

  45. vukcevic says:

    Malaga tanks for the links.
    Last night’s (20pm-02am UTC) surge in the geomagnetic activity
    http://flux.phys.uit.no/cgi-bin/plotgeodata.cgi?Last24&site=tro2a&
    looks like (if one is to believe it) equalled to the rise due to the super-moon on 19th
    http://www.vukcevic.talktalk.net/EQr.htm

  46. E.M.Smith says:

    @Baa Humbug:

    I think it’s this one:

    Magnitude 6.7 – SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA
    2011 April 03 20:06:42 UTC

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 6.7
    Date-Time Sunday, April 03, 2011 at 20:06:42 UTC
    Monday, April 04, 2011 at 03:06:42 AM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 9.786°S, 107.749°E
    Depth 24 km (14.9 miles)
    Region SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA
    Distances 241 km (149 miles) ENE of Christmas Island
    277 km (172 miles) S of Tasikmalaya, Java, Indonesia
    318 km (197 miles) S of Bandung, Java, Indonesia
    412 km (256 miles) SSE of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 12 km (7.5 miles); depth +/- 7 km (4.3 miles)
    Parameters NST=167, Nph=168, Dmin=242.7 km, Rmss=1.18 sec, Gp= 40°,
    M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usc0002i9q

  47. E.M.Smith says:

    Up near Yellowstone, sort of:

    Magnitude 4.1 – WESTERN MONTANA
    2011 April 05 07:05:25 UTC

    This is a computer-generated message — this event has not yet been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 4.1
    Date-Time Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at 07:05:25 UTC
    Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at 01:05:25 AM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 44.617°N, 112.098°W
    Depth 5 km (3.1 miles)
    Region WESTERN MONTANA
    Distances 29 km (18 miles) NNE (15°) from Spencer, ID
    39 km (24 miles) E (93°) from Lima, MT
    50 km (31 miles) NNE (12°) from Dubois, ID
    349 km (217 miles) ENE (70°) from Boise, ID
    430 km (267 miles) N (358°) from Salt Lake City, UT
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.5 km (0.3 miles); depth +/- 2.9 km (1.8 miles)
    Parameters NST= 32, Nph= 32, Dmin=35 km, Rmss=0.31 sec, Gp= 65°,
    M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=1
    Source Earthquake Studies Office, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
    Event ID mb26706

    And Indonesia pops a 6, with an aftershock already:

    Magnitude 6.0 – KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA
    2011 April 05 11:14:15 UTC

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 6.0
    Date-Time Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at 11:14:15 UTC
    Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at 07:14:15 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 3.061°N, 126.973°E
    Depth 17.6 km (10.9 miles)
    Region KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA
    Distances 256 km (159 miles) N of Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia
    292 km (181 miles) NE of Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia
    959 km (595 miles) WSW of KOROR, Palau
    1436 km (892 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15.5 km (9.6 miles); depth +/- 2.6 km (1.6 miles)
    Parameters NST=133, Nph=139, Dmin=257.1 km, Rmss=1.2 sec, Gp= 72°,
    M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usc0002j8z

  48. Malaga View says:

    Do you remember that earthquake prediction for Christchurch?

    A NEW Zealand mathematician who predicted the deadly Christchurch quake has terrified Kiwis with news another will strike the city in two weeks.

    Popular long-range weather forecaster Ken Ring is warning that a second jolt will hit the already-devastated South Island city on March 20.

    http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/ken-ring-earthquake-predictions-in-christchurch-nz/

    Do you remember that Christchurch earthquake graph that also showed the phases of the moon? Remember their calming words that there was NO lunar connection?

    Then take another look – can you see the pattern?
    http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/dailyEnergy

    And just like magic those calming words are gone… so are the moon phases… and what has replaced them? Nothing – nada – empty space – silence…

    You sure can trust the professionals… you can rest assured that their science is settled… we just have to wait for mother nature to get their memo.

  49. E.M.Smith says:

    @Malaga View:

    Absolutely fascinating graph.

    Yeah, I call that “analysing the empty space”. Look for the void. It speaks volumes some times…

  50. George says:

    Interesting link. Can zoom in and zoom out. No hint if any linear trend along a fault, though.

    http://www.seismo.unr.edu/Events/main.php?evid=333406

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