Category Archives: quakes

Italy Earthquake, Modena

A 6.0 is not big news in Peru or Indonesia or japan but a 6.0 only 5 km deep in the fertile deltas in northern Italy is a disaster. Buildings are collapsed, people killed, major damage to all infrastructure. The … Continue reading

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Chile, Pacific Rise and Turkey

OK a bunch of quakes in the last day-ish and I picked the three most significant. Chile had a 7.1 in the same region as they had the 8.8 about two years ago (the one no-one seemed to care about … Continue reading

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Cold winters night

It’s the middle of winter here, snow, ice dark and dreary. Hoping things brighten up soon. Maybe I will post more? But no activity is good. What we have had was a story that global warming can cause earthquakes! Yes … Continue reading

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California and Oregon Quakes

Two interesting quakes in the last few days have been the 5.6 magnitude quake near Eureka California and the 6.0 quake off of the coast of Oregon. Both of them shallow quakes, but being close together they are not on … Continue reading

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Two medium magnitude quakes hit Italy today, one in the wee hours of the morning was a 4.0 and woke people up but caused little damage, the other was 8 hours later, a magnitude¬†5.1 and caused fear and confusion but … Continue reading

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Sumatra, Jan 2012, 7.3 Magnitude Quake

A very interesting quake off of Sumatra today. At 7.3 it is a large quake and at a depth of only 29 km is relatively shallow but it didn’t cause a lot of damage and no damaging tsunami, and here … Continue reading

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Interesting quakes today

A couple of interesting quakes today, first was the 6.6 Solomon Islands quake. This medium depth quake on the northern Indo-Australian border is in the subducting portion of the fault. The largest of the week and in a fairly safe … Continue reading

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