Quakes – Curiously Quiet

It has gotten curiously quite in quake land. Look at the maps below. As of now, very few blue spots, almost no red spots, and a whole lot of yellow spots. We had a flurry, and it’s now fading toward yellow and gone.

We did have one of note, a 6.3 in Molucca Sea:

Magnitude 6.3 – MOLUCCA SEA
2011 November 14 04:05:12 UTC

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude 6.3

Monday, November 14, 2011 at 04:05:12 UTC
Monday, November 14, 2011 at 01:05:12 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 0.954°S, 126.864°E
Depth 19.4 km (12.1 miles)
Distances 200 km (124 miles) SSW of Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia
337 km (209 miles) NNW of Ambon, Moluccas, Indonesia
853 km (530 miles) N of DILI, Timor-Leste
1347 km (836 miles) NNW of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.1 km (8.1 miles); depth +/- 5.4 km (3.4 miles)
Parameters NST=173, Nph=178, Dmin=455.3 km, Rmss=1.19 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9

Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID usc0006rlp

Other than that, the biggest news was Turkey getting a 5.2 aftershock that killed some folks as things were such a mess there already. Nothing really big or notable.

There is a swarm near Puerto Rico, but it’s all ‘small stuff’:

Puerto Rico quake swarm

Puerto Rico quake swarm

A 4.9 is the largest, and all ‘out to sea’. Maybe we’re getting a new island…

(h/t to Adolfo Giurfa in https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/open-talk-tuesday-2/#comment-25345)

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

Asia and Russia

Asia Quake Map

Asia Quake Map

Original Image 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

North America

North America and Mid Atlantic Ridge Quake Map

North America and Mid Atlantic Ridge Quake Map

Original with clickable details

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.

Here is an alternative view of things with the fault lines highlighted:

California Quakes with fault lines

California Quakes with fault lines

Original Image

Map of Plates

You can see it is where plates collide here:

Plates Of The World

Plates Of The World

Original Image, and with other language options.

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:


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6 Responses to Quakes – Curiously Quiet

  1. xyzlatin says:

    If it is happening everywhere, then whatever causes the plates to move must have changed.

  2. George says:

    We have several new volcanic eruptions currently underway. There are two currently actively erupting in Chile, one in DR Congo which is the largest one there in 100 years (1KM long fissure, magma fountains to 400 meters) and “Bob” in the Canary Islands. Maybe those have taken some of the pressure off of things and the mantle is redistributing itself a bit or something.

    Looks like Iceland might be starting up again, too. Katla has been pretty shaky lately.


  3. Scarlet Pumpernickel says:

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  5. Scarlet Pumpernickel says:

    Check this out LOL

  6. Pascvaks says:

    Ref Map of Plates Pic
    Funny how the Antarctic Plate only seems to be pushing in one spot, lower West Coast of S.America. And here I thought that our continent of Ice was responsible for all the Oz and Pacific Plate cracking and whatnot that, in turn, made everything else nervous and flee. Ive seen that pic a thousand times; learn something every day. Still think there’s something ‘magnetic’ about it all. ;-)

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