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Japan Quakes

Sorry for not posting earlier or often. I have noticed a pattern, but I am not sure it really is a pattern or if it’s something I am projecting onto the data so more data required. In the Japan area … Continue reading

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This time it was Tonga, 5.8

A shallow, 10 km, quake in the Tonga region today. No waves, damage or anything spectacular. Just the planet trying to rearrange the furniture. But there was also a 6 magnitude quake in the Philippines  close to Samar, with reports … 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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Busy Earthquake Day

OK folks interesting day today and scary if you live in China. China had 3 5+ magnitude earthquakes today. 2 of those in central China and one in the nether regions of the north west. The 2 southern ones are … 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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Earthquakes, fast and furious

Been a lot happen over the last few days. A 7.3 in Fiji is starting yet another southward sweep of the Fiji to New Zealand quake storm. If this one catches up to the last one, like waves they may … Continue reading

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Japan again (the sequel?)

OK so another 6.8 mag earthquake in Japan today following the 6.2 there 2 days ago. Japan gets quakes and with the 9.0 this spring when they get a 6 it seems a bit lame but it’s not. When you … Continue reading

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Quite the slew of 6+ quakes in the last few days. There have been 6.x quakes at Japan, P.N.G., Vanuatu and Fiji. Now all these have in common is a few thousand miles of closeness (so really nothing in common) … 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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Japan gets hit with a 7.3

Just what earthquake ravaged Japan didn’t need, another large earthquake. The 7.3 quake is what we used to think would be the maximum magnitude quake before March, While this is not as damaging as the 9.0 that hit them in … Continue reading

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