Quake British Columbia 7.7

British Columbia has a 7.7

H/t to P.G. Sharrow for spotting it!

Static captures of image:

Quake 7.7 Mag.  28 Oct 2012 N_America

Quake 7.7 Mag. 28 Oct 2012 N_America

Quakes 7.7 British Columbia. 28 Oct 2012 230_55

Quakes 7.7 British Columbia. 28 Oct 2012 230_55


2012 October 28 03:04:10 UTC

Earthquake Details

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude	7.7

    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)
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

    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:

Quakes British Columbia live map

Quakes British Columbia live map

Original Image

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…

Global Views

30 Days:

30 Day Global View

30 Day Global View


Quakes Last 7 Days Live

Quakes Last 7 Days Live

Northern Hemisphere

North Polar Earthquake Map

North Polar Earthquake Map

Original Image with Clickable Details

North America

Quakes North America Live Map

Quakes North America Live Map

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Southern Hemisphere

A view of Earthquakes from the South Pole

A view of Earthquakes from the South Pole

Original Image with Clickable Details

Asia and Russia

Asia Quake Map

Asia Quake Map

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Australia / New Zealand

This is a live 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

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

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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:


USGS Page listing recent major quakes:


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10 Responses to Quake British Columbia 7.7

  1. omanuel says:

    Thanks for the information, E.M. Smith.

    Today, nine days before we elect the next President of the United States, you and P.G. Sharrow are doing the work of our news media, while the news media is peddling government propaganda as news of “settled” science: http://omanuel.wordpress.com/about/#comment-1581

    What a sad, sad turn of events for society.

    With deep regrets,
    – Oliver K. Manuel
    Former NASA Principal
    Investigator for Apollo

  2. adolfogiurfa says:

    Remember the Alaska earthquake, back in 1950´s?

  3. E.M.Smith says:


    Yup! Wiped out Crecent City California in a tidal wave. For years we’d drive though it on the way to visit Oregon. Some buildings had the high water mark painted on them as a large wide stripe near the roof line… (for those that survived…)

    FWIW, the Tsunami Warning for Hawaii has been lifted but the one for Cal. is still up. (though probably not for long). The energy will ‘refocus’ on the other side of the sphere, so look to your local predictions for time / size…)

  4. p.g.sharrow says:

    @Adolfo; I went to Seward,Alaska in 1975. There was a RR locomotive and several cars that had been on the dock, laying on the hillside at the 200ft elevation behind town. Seward was at the focus of the tidal wave generated by the 38 foot uplift of an island 100 miles away. Most of the small towns and villages in and around Prince William Sound were erased and many hundreds of people just disappeared. pg

  5. J Martin says:

    Is that on the same fault line as the one that threatens Seattle ?

  6. ChrisM says:

    Have you been following the trends here?
    It isn’t hard to see why Australians call us the Shaky Isles (one of their less offensive epithets) and get paranoid every time they get off the plane

  7. E.M.Smith says:


    Very similar geography to here in California… subducting plate causing mountain uplift. Just you have ocean in your ‘back yard’ and we have Nevada ;-)

    Interesting link…

    Oh, and we both have a SuperVolcano site. For us it’s Mammoth “Lakes”… for you folks, it’s the North Island ;-)

    Race you to the end of the world as we know it!!!

  8. ChrisM says:

    As I can see the super caldera of Taupo from my lounge window, I am well aware of the vulcanism and its effects. I remember the Ruapehu eruptions in the 90s and Ngaruhoe in the 70s. I also work on a geothermal power station so we get access to a lot of stuff others never see. Taupo is going down about 20mm a year and northwards about the same rate. Much of the land around here has subsided 2-4km in the last 500k years in the forming rift valley. The only reason we are above sea level is it has been overfilled with volcanic debris. The big eruption (not the AD 230 one) was about 22k years ago. It put half a metre of ash on an island about 800km SE of here. To remind us of the activity, we regularly get earthquakes related to the subduction zone movement. Many are deep (100-150km) directly below us which we don’t feel because of the surface pumice, but shake most of the North Island. However, we do get a lot of shallow ones that give the sharp jolt. All the tourists in town panic, while the locals rush to geonet site so they can boast how big the latest one is!
    But the next really big earthquake coming won’t be round here, or even Wellington. It will be the Southern Alps of the South Island. Look at that geonet site of deep earthquake locations and you can see where the Alpine Fault is bound up. Last time it moved, it went about 10m sideways so that will be a quake to rival Sumatra. When it does come, the whole earth will rattle!

  9. Espen says:

    Haven’t had time to browse your blog for a few days and read this now, and noticed a big red square over the Philippines in your last live map – a 6.4 quake, the reports say.

  10. E.M.Smith says:

    I’ve got this creepy feeling… like the quakes are creeping up on me… A 7.4 in Guatemala and another 6ish up in B.C. We’re in the middle and things are slowly moving our way…


    2012 November 08 02:01:51 UTC

    Earthquake Details

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

    Magnitude 6.3

    Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 02:01:51 UTC
    Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 06:01:51 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

    Location 49.185°N, 128.528°W
    Depth 16.6 km (10.3 miles)
    Distances 186 km (115 miles) SSW of Port Hardy, Canada
    255 km (158 miles) WSW of Campbell River, Canada
    262 km (162 miles) W of Courtenay, Canada
    271 km (168 miles) W of Port Alberni, Canada
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 18 km (11.2 miles); depth +/- 8.2 km (5.1 miles)
    Parameters NST=329, Nph=332, Dmin=128 km, Rmss=0.6 sec, Gp=144°,
    M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7

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

    Event ID usc000dnxu

    Magnitude 7.4 – OFFSHORE GUATEMALA

    2012 November 07 16:35:50 UTC

    Earthquake Details

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

    Magnitude 7.4

    Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 16:35:50 UTC
    Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 10:35:50 AM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

    Location 14.083°N, 91.916°W
    Depth 41.6 km (25.9 miles)
    Distances 24 km (14 miles) S of Champerico, Guatemala
    56 km (34 miles) SSW of Retalhuleu, Guatemala
    61 km (37 miles) SSW of San Sebastian, Guatemala
    61 km (37 miles) SSE of Suchiate, Mexico
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15 km (9.3 miles); depth +/- 9 km (5.6 miles)
    Parameters NST=635, Nph=635, Dmin=244.9 km, Rmss=1.17 sec, Gp= 58°,
    M-type=(unknown type), Version=7

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

    Event ID usb000dlwm

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