British Columbia has a 7.7
H/t to P.G. Sharrow for spotting it!
Static captures of image:
Magnitude 7.7 - QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION 2012 October 28 03:04:10 UTC Earthquake Details This event has been reviewed by a seismologist. Magnitude 7.7 Date-Time Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 03:04:10 UTC Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 08:04:10 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 52.769°N, 131.927°W Depth 17.5 km (10.9 miles) Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 139 km (86 miles) S of Masset, Canada 202 km (125 miles) SSW of Prince Rupert, Canada 293 km (182 miles) SW of Terrace, Canada 556 km (345 miles) NW of Campbell River, Canada Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14 km (8.7 miles); depth +/- 4 km (2.5 miles) Parameters NST=716, Nph=716, Dmin=267.2 km, Rmss=0.95 sec, Gp= 58°, M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A Source Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D) Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D) Event ID usb000df7n
Note: The USGS is now putting up a red border box; warning folks to move to their new interactive pages (as these are deprecated). Eventually they will just pull the plug and these postings will all fail to load images that are live.
The interactive stuff is interesting, but you can’t embed images from it the way you can with the old stuff, so I don’t really have a choice (yet). Maybe I’ll figure out how to imbed live versions of the ‘new stuff’ eventually… but don’t be surprised if ‘someday’ the Quake postings just fail.
The saved static images will still exist, but all the live images below will fail.
Live Close up:
I’d expect some damage in the area.
Also, as I type this, the California map is over 500 count. One can only hope this is not a ‘pre-shock’ of anything else on the Cascadia, or that there be a ‘counterpoint’ any further down the San Andreas system…
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: