Tag Archives: Fault (geology)

Quite the earthquake week

In the last 3 days there have been some huge quakes in Indonesia. And there have been some big quakes in Mexico. Lets look at the Indonesia quakes first. The quakes started with a massive 8.9 quake south west of 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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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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Feb 4 Vancouver Island Quake

I know this was a few days ago but I wanted to check a few things. There was a 5.7 magnitude off of Vancouver Island. This is close to the Cascadia subduction fault. As soon as you say Cascadia a … Continue reading

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Vanuatu Quakes continue

Somehow I mistakenly said the quake yesterday was at Tonga, it was actually in Vanuatu, sorry for the mistake and confusion. The 6 Magnitude quake I predicted happened as aftershocks continue but what I find interesting is that there was … Continue reading

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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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Iran Quake today

Normally Iran has quakes on the west side, in the mountains away from it’s cities and towns. But today they had a quake big enough to cause damage only 11 km from Neyshabur a town in the north east of the … Continue reading

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ATACAMA, CHILE quake

A serious quake in Chile today at a magnitude of 6.1 and at a depth of only 15km. This quake on the pacific/South America boundary has been listed as a yellow on pager indicating that there will be damage and … Continue reading

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Earthquake in Indonesia, right on schedule?

Ok yesterday I wrote a short post saying the next big quake (which apparently is a 6.5 or higher) was going to be in Indonesia. 4 hours later I get an email from the USGS, a 6.6 in Indonesia. Was … Continue reading

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