Nothing big happening yet, more just a ‘proforma’ posting as the last set rolled off the posting list. There is one ‘odd bit’. I only managed to grab 1/2 the picture, though. When I first checked this page there were 4 red squares sort of semi-symmetrically spread around the globe. I only managed to catch one of the hemisphere images before the other (S. H.) turned blue. Red is ‘in this hour’ so those 4 “went” at almost the same time.
Here are the two static images, plus a static view of the Pacific where you can see the red dots there:
It was the little one in the ‘nook’ of South America and the one near Tonga that were both about 3 ish UTC. Looks like a larger one a bit more north in South America and north of Australia were a few hours earlier.
At any rate, I’ve noticed that “pattern” in pairs before, where one “goes” in both north and south, or both east and west, at almost the same time. This was the first time I’d seen a ‘quad’ though (though I’ve only recently started looking for that kind of pattern, and you have to catch it within a given hour, so a rigorous search would require checking every 15 minutes or so. Not something I’m going to do.
As this Perigee moon progresses, we’re more at risk of quakes. Hopefully nothing big (and not near me ;-) but just pretty patterns.
Asia and Russia
Australia / New Zealand
This is a live map of the Australia / Indonesia / New Zealand area:
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:
Map of Plates
You can see it is where plates collide here:
Some Volcano Stuff
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:
USGS Page listing recent major quakes: