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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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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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Turkey still shaking

The people of Turkey in the Van area have not caught a break all week. With a lot of people camped out because they are either homeless or to afraid to return to their homes the aid is getting in … Continue reading

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Quake Count up: 10

OK, I’m expecting people to again look at cascadia today and wonder what is happening. But today’s Cascadia quake is a again on the wrong side of the Juan de Fuca plate to be considered a danger of setting off … Continue reading

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Quake count up: 9

I what has been an uneventful day there was one interesting quake in Virginia. This looks like an aftershock of the larger quake that happened there in August. There have been quite a few aftershocks that have been generally decreasing … Continue reading

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Sumatra Quake Kills 1, scares many

Today’s 6.6 earthquake in northern Sumatra killed a young boy when his house fell on top of him. There was also other damage and shaking was felt a long way off, as much as 600 km. The quake was inland … Continue reading

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5th 7+ quake in Vanuatu in just over a year!

Earthquakes in Vanuatu are a common occurance but 7.0’s are always news. Vanuatu has another 7+ earthquake today, the 3rd in less than a month, the fifth in just over a year; no damage expected but wow are they getting … Continue reading

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New Zealand and the myth of Zealandia

I have read a lot of pieces and seen a lot of “news” about this mythical continent of Zealandia. And they are all wrong. If the two islands of New Zealand were on a submerged continent you would think that would make … Continue reading

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What would happen if

OK there is a bunch of activity in the fault line across from Indonesia to Fiji. Most of this is a subduction zone where the Indo-Australian plate is bending and going under the plate above it. A bunch of the quakes lately … Continue reading

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South Pacific activity

Vanuatu has a large quake a week ago and the aftershocks are still rolling. Bit the big one today so far is the 6.8 that rolled the Banda sea. This area like Vanuatu is a ‘U’ shaped bend in the … Continue reading

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