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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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