Monthly Archives: September 2011

SunQuake!

Well actually yes a Sun Quake, on our sun, starting at a sunspot (or rather deep below a sunspot) which then caused huge magnetic fluctuations, a solar flare and a coronal mass ejection on the week end. An X scale 1.9 category blast … Continue reading

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Canada, Northwest Territories Quake

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in Canada’s Northwest territories yesterday which is a rare event. While larger quakes do happen here once in a while, like 1985, October and December each had a magnitude 6.8 and there was another … Continue reading

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Ancient Quakes and Paleo-Tsunamis

Earthquakes have been happening for a long time. Our planet suffered from them almost from the time solid ground and rock first formed in small patches on the surface of our smoldering world. These rafts of rock floated on a … Continue reading

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Quebec Ontario quake south of Ottawa

Our local quake zone burped up a 4.0 yesterday south O f Ottawa and felt as far away as Montreal. A 4 is small but our zone has these little quakes all the time, mostly 1s and 2s but a … Continue reading

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India Himalaya quake

Alright India gets a lot of quakes high in the mountains and they got another one yesterday. It was a 6.9. Now when I first look at a quake on the net one of the things I look at is … Continue reading

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Earthquakes, fast and furious

Been a lot happen over the last few days. A 7.3 in Fiji is starting yet another southward sweep of the Fiji to New Zealand quake storm. If this one catches up to the last one, like waves they may … Continue reading

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Earthquake off of North New Zealand

Earthquake on the extreme south end of the Kermadec trench off the north east side of New Zealand. This quake continues the southward roll of the earthquake storm along this series of faults. At 5.6 and so far out to … Continue reading

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Earthquake Papua New Guinea

PNG has surprised us with a series of earthquakes over the last 24 hours. A 6.2 quake, followed by a 5.2 and to 4+ quakes on both sides of Mount Hagen. The faults here are mainly on the north side … Continue reading

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Vancouver Island Cascadia Earthquake

Yesterday there was an earthquake off of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. This was a  large quake on the cascadia fault. Cascadia is the section of fault between the northamerican plate and a portion of the pacific called the Juan de Fuca plate. This plate … Continue reading

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Quake off shore Vancouver island

OK, just a quick one for now, 6.7 mag quake off Vancouver Island BC, Canada. No tsunami, no big damage but a wake up call for the complacent. Depth was 23 km so relatively close the the surface but far … Continue reading

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