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Vanuatu 7.1 Quake

There was a 7.1 Magnitude quake, of only 14 km depth. It created a localized tsunami. There have been about 6 5+ magnitude aftershocks with dozens of lesser shocks. I expect at least 1 magnitude 6 or higher aftershock within … Continue reading

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Kermadec Islands Quake Storm

The fault zone bordering the Pacific Plate and the Indo-Australian Plate is active today at the Kermadec Islands. Starting at 17:42 UTC there has been an earthquake of 5.0 magnitude or higher averaging every 30 minutes until 20:00. No tsunamis … Continue reading

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Papua New Guinea. 7.1 Earthquake

I awoke this morning to the news of a large on-land earthquake in PNG this morning. A 7.1 is a destructive quake with Pager showing 500k population in the worst hit zone. But it’s mnot all bad news as the … Continue reading

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6.7 Mexico Quake

With memories of the 1985 8.1 quake still fresh in peoples minds people fled buildings and swaying high-rises in Mexico city for today’s 6.7 magnitude earthquake. Todays quake was smaller, inland and relatively deep and so much less damage is expected from … Continue reading

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Coastal Peru Quake

Peru got shook up just after lunch today with a 8.9 mag earthquake just off the coast. A major quake causing damage to buildings and knocked out power. No fatalities are listed at this time but with these things the … Continue reading

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A tale of two quakes

Two Big quakes today, one grabbing headlines in Alaska and one drowning in obscurity in Argentina. Both about the same magnitude and about the same impact (nil to none) and people wonder two things, why the one gets headlines and why … Continue reading

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China, South Pacific, undersea volcanoe and the Sun

Interesting day today with several small quakes most notable of them the China/Myanmar border area having another quake in an area that has had a few 5+ quakes this year. While not notable for size the location is interesting in … Continue reading

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Lake Baikal Zone EarthQuake

Interesting earthquake in Russia at Lake Baikal. While not a large quake it is one of the largest and it highlights that this area is still active. The lake is a rift lake and the oldest still existing lakes in … Continue reading

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6 months in and costliest year already

This year has been a mess. With the Japan March 11 quake and tsunami, the record year for tornadoes in the US and flooding all over no wonder this is the costliest year on record according to re-insurers and Discovery News. No doubt … Continue reading

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Ethiopia Earthquake cluster

Interesting that there is a cluster of quakes happening in Ethiopia right now. This is similar to another cluster quite close to there last year. That one was right in the gulf just of shore of the current cluster. There … Continue reading

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