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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