Earth Quake statistics & Locations

#31
I read before that the small quakes reduce the likelihood of a big one, but in the case of California, it is the small ones that can mean the big one is about to happen. This is because in some areas the plates slip easily and constantly and the plates pass each other with just little quakes, but in California the plates are hung up and can't just move past each other, until the rock hanging up the plates breaks, and this requires a lot of built up pressure to break the rock hang up. Then that built up pressure continues the sudden movement, until it is released. That is the major earthquake, instead of the small little quakes. This link explains-
http://www.writingtherocks.com/?p=299

Two fault lines in California have been recently discovered. This is one of them-

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/181611...ndreas.htm

Below this link is another one explaining the possibility that full moons may help cause big quakes.

This is the second fault line in the bay area that was recently discovered.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/...connected/
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#32
(Dec 16, 2016 07:37 PM)Carol Wrote: I read before that the small quakes reduce the likelihood of a big one, but in the case of California, it is the small ones that can mean the big one is about to happen.   This is because in some areas the plates slip easily and constantly and the plates pass each other with just little quakes, but in California the plates are hung up and can't just move past each other, until the rock hanging up the plates breaks, and this requires a lot of built up pressure to break the rock hang up.  Then that built up pressure continues the sudden movement, until it is released.  That is the major earthquake, instead of the small little quakes.   This link explains-
http://www.writingtherocks.com/?p=299

Two fault lines in California have been recently discovered. This is one of them-

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/181611...ndreas.htm

Below this link is another one explaining the possibility that full moons may help cause big quakes.

This is the second fault line in the bay area that was recently discovered.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/...connected/

Thanks for the info. i try not to create any fear and try to focus on the science side of things.
i was reading or watching something on undersea landslides.
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70014772 
Quote:A 4000-km2 area of submarine slump and slide deposits along the W flank of Mauna Loa volcano has been mapped with GLORIA side-scan sonar images, seismic reflection profiles, and new bathymetry. The youngest deposits are 2 debris avalanche lobes that travelled from their breakaway area near the present shoreline as much as 100 km into the Hawaiian Deep at water depths of 4800 m. The 2 lobes partly overlap and together are designated the Alika slide. They were derived from the same source area and probably formed in rapid succession. Slumping on Mauna Loa has been most intense adjacent to the large arcuate bend in its SW rift zone, as the rift zone migrated westward away from the growing Kilauea volcano. Slumping events were probably triggered by seismic activity accompanying dike injection along the rift zone. Such massive slumps, landslides and distal submarine turbidity flows appear to be widespread on the flanks of Hawaiian volcanoes.-from Authors
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#34
M 4.6 - 5km S of Sarangani, Philippines

Time 2016-12-17 03:02:08 (UTC)
Location 5.354°N 125.461°E
Depth 183.4 km

M 5.0 - 62km SSW of Pijijiapan, Mexico
II
DYFI?

Time 2016-12-17 16:12:13 (UTC)
Location 15.184°N 93.461°W
Depth 85.1 km

M 4.4 - 110km SW of Atocha, Bolivia

Time 2016-12-17 17:54:03 (UTC)
Location 21.566°S 67.053°W
Depth 258.6 km

M 4.4 - 21km SSW of Maketu, New Zealand

Time 2016-12-17 18:12:08 (UTC)
Location 37.943°S 176.350°E
Depth 245.6 km

M 5.1 - Southwest Indian Ridge

Time 2016-12-17 18:45:07 (UTC)
Location 29.203°S 61.132°E
Depth 15.1 km

M 4.2 - 8km E of Calingasta, Argentina

Time 2016-12-17 18:47:20 (UTC)
Location 31.339°S 69.317°W
Depth 158.8 km

M 5.1 - 17km SE of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands

Time 2016-12-17 21:17:37 (UTC)
Location16.271°N 145.802°E
Depth 140.6 km

M 5.4 - 260km N of Raoul Island, New Zealand

Time 2016-12-17 22:21:28 (UTC)
Location 26.947°S 177.458°W
Depth 101.7 km

(not showing on the US geo site yet for some reason and over an hour elapsed time.)
FIJI
Saturday December 17 2016, 22:21:32 UTC
63 minutes ago
South of Fiji Islands.
Magnitude       5.4
Depth         186.0 Km
GeoScience Australia
Australia geoScience Govt web site   
 
M 5.2 - 209km SSW of `Ohonua, Tonga

Time 2016-12-18 02:24:46 (UTC)
Location 23.136°S 175.577°W
Depth 65.6 km
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#35
M 5.0 - Southwest Indian Ridge

Time 2016-12-18 03:30:59 (UTC)
Location 29.223°S 61.114°E
Depth 10.0 km

M 5.1 - Southern East Pacific Rise

Time 2016-12-18 06:15:46 (UTC)
Location 34.915°S 107.795°W
Depth 10.0 km

M 6.1 - 24km ESE of Ngulu, Micronesia
III
DYFI?
IV
ShakeMap
GREEN
PAGER

[Image: tsunami.jpg]

Time 2016-12-18 09:47:04 (UTC)
Location 8.335°N 137.668°E
Depth 13.2 km

M 6.4 - 208km S of Tarauaca, Brazil
I
DYFI?
II
ShakeMap
GREEN
PAGER

Time 2016-12-18 13:30:12 (UTC)
Location 10.028°S 71.013°W
Depth 619.3 km      

M 4.5 - 77km SSE of Hawaiian Ocean View, Hawaii

IV
DYFI?
IV
ShakeMap
GREEN
PAGER

Time2016-12-18 16:30:32 (UTC)
Location 18.410°N 155.517°W
Depth 36.5 km


M 4.4 - 39km WNW of Cintalapa de Figueroa, Mexico

Time 2016-12-18 19:02:07 (UTC)
Location 16.834°N 94.074°W
Depth 152.0 km


M 5.2 - 82km WSW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia


[Image: tsunami.jpg]

Time 2016-12-18 19:24:44 (UTC)
Location 5.400°N 94.595°E
Depth 53.2 km
 
  >>>>> previous deepest preceeded the 6.5 by 3 days
M 5.0 - 96km SE of Meulaboh, Indonesia
Time 2016-12-03 22:48:11 (UTC) Location 3.487°N 96.707°E Depth 74.5 km   

 >>>>> same rough distance from the plate boundary then the shallow 6.5
5.0 at 75km going to a 6.5 at 8.2kms
so now a 5.2 at 53.2kms will be interesting to see if there is a corresponding larger than 6.5 at a lesser or greater depth.

 

Region: New Britain Region, PNG.
Magnitude: 5
DateTime: 2016-12-18 20:51:10
Depth: 188 km
Source: GeoScience Australia

M 4.5 - 40km NW of Te Anau, New Zealand

Time 2016-12-19 02:38:24 (UTC)
Location 45.166°S 167.340°E
Depth 75.7 km






 

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#36
interestng doing  a location group here
ecuador
last 7 days
4 quakes
2 sets of 2

M 4.7 - 7km SSW of Propicia, Ecuador
III
DYFI?

Time 2016-12-12 14:42:26 (UTC)
Location 0.865°N 79.707°W
Depth 33.6 km

M 5.0 - 15km SW of Propicia, Ecuador
II
DYFI?

Time 2016-12-12 15:54:00 (UTC)
Location 0.854°N 79.795°W
Depth 34.2 km

M 5.4 - 14km SSW of Propicia, Ecuador
VI
DYFI?

Time 2016-12-19 07:11:39 (UTC)
Location 0.816°N 79.740°W
Depth 10.0 km

M 4.5 - 21km SSW of Propicia, Ecuador

Time 2016-12-19 08:57:15 (UTC)
Location 0.756°N 79.762°W
Depth 10.0 km

updated reading after reports.
video now coming in on news chanels


M 5.4 - 14km SSW of Propicia, Ecuador

VI
DYFI?
VI
ShakeMap
GREEN
PAGER

Time 2016-12-19 07:11:39 (UTC)
Location 0.816°N 79.740°W
Depth 10.0 km

lts of lateral motion, and ecuador has lots of concrete block 2 and 3 story housing which is extremely weekly built.
there is probable large scale damage to housing in the closest citys.
many buildings will be too unsafe to goback in if and when another quake strikes as it will crush people to death with the falling large concrete blocks.
electricity is a bit of a mess as thereis massive underfunding in utilities.

video of the shaking you can see lots of horizontal movement for such a small quake.
flimsy weakly built concrete block houses shaken quite badly
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#38
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Diverging from the sequential time line to post this one as i think This looks quite unusual, Magnitude & Depth & location

M 5.4 - 20km S of Kefalos, Greece

Time 2016-12-20 06:03:44 (UTC)
Location 36.559°N 26.918°E
Depth 127.7 km
 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


back to the time line
(Large Aftershock in the Solomons followed by new deep quake in indonesia & renewed deep movement in the central pacific plate )


M 5.5 - 28km WNW of Santa Monica, Philippines
VI
DYFI?
IV
ShakeMap
GREEN
PAGER

Time 2016-12-19 20:44:40 (UTC)
Location 10.159°N 125.823°E
Depth 59.9 km 

M 4.7 - 280km SE of Lambasa, Fiji

Time 2016-12-20 01:11:40 (UTC)

Location 17.919°S 178.494°W
Depth 586.5 km

M 5.1 - 84km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea

[Image: tsunami.jpg]

Time 2016-12-20 01:57:44 (UTC)
Location 4.637°S 153.779°E
Depth 104.7 km

M 5.1 - 73km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu
IV
DYFI?

Time 2016-12-20 04:20:31 (UTC)
Location 15.046°S 167.732°E
Depth 107.2 km

M 5.0 - 188km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia

Time 2016-12-20 07:14:41 (UTC)
Location 6.378°S 130.655°E
Depth 84.1 km


M 6.4 - 80km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
III
DYFI?
VII
ShakeMap
GREEN
PAGER

[Image: tsunami.jpg]

Time 2016-12-20 04:21:28 (UTC)
Location 10.225°S 161.218°E
Depth 11.3 km 

M 4.4 - 20km SE of Tupiza, Bolivia

Time 2016-12-20 10:21:24 (UTC)
Location 21.601°S 65.606°W
Depth 290.4 km

M 5.0 - 238km SE of Sarangani, Philippines

[Image: tsunami.jpg]

Time2016-12-20 10:21:35 (UTC)
Location 3.676°N 126.753°E
Depth 60.7 km 

M 5.0 - 12km WSW of Aloleng, Philippines

Time 2016-12-20 13:51:19 (UTC)
Location 16.077°N 119.677°E
Depth 61.4 km
 

this looks interesting
M 5.0 - 14km WSW of Aloleng, Philippines

Time 2016-12-20 17:16:38 (UTC)
Location 16.100°N 119.649°E
Depth 46.2 km


M 6.7 - 278km ENE of Dili, East Timor

V
DYFI?
V
ShakeMap
GREEN
PAGER

[Image: tsunami.jpg]

Time 2016-12-21 00:17:15 (UTC)
Location 7.512°S 127.
869°E
Depth 151.5 km


 M 4.9 - 96km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji

Time 2016-12-21 01:14:56 (UTC)
Location 21.392°S 179.192°W
Depth 605.9 km
 

M 4.5 - 106km W of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand

Time 2016-12-21 09:14:08 (UTC)
Location 31.324°S 179.992°E
Depth 370.4 km



M 4.7 - 22km WSW of Tiblawan, Philippines

Time 2016-12-21 10:48:23 (UTC)
Location 6.375°N 125.933°E
Depth 110.4 km


M 4.9 - 83km S of Huancavelica, Peru

IV
DYFI?

Time 2016-12-21 11:18:59 (UTC)
Location 13.518°S 75.087°W
Depth 84.1 km


M 4.8 - 85km N of Naze, Japan

Time 2016-12-21 11:34:14 (UTC)
Location 29.130°N 129.379°E
Depth 18.7 km

M 5.9 - 120km NNE of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands
IV
ShakeMap
GREEN
PAGER

Time 2016-12-21 16:43:58 (UTC)
Location 21.528°N 145.382°E
Depth 17.0 km

Directly on the plate boundary Kermadec Trench
M 5.3 - South of the Kermadec Islands

Time 2016-12-22 07:19:56 (UTC)
Location 34.638°S 178.730°W
Depth 10.0 km
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#39
Some big shakin going on around the pacific plate.
working non stop over xmass so have missed a few
7.7 in chile
continued movmnent on the marina trench
would not be surprised at all if we got another between 7 & 8 on the pacific plate boundary in the next week or soo.
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#40
some movement on the western plate boundary.
i am expecting something a bit shallower to occur probably close to a 7 to 7.5 in the next few days unles a smaller 6 to 6.5 occurs to release some of the pressure(fingers crossed).

after lookng at the paterns of movement i am pondering if Taiwan might get something like a 6 to 6.5 in the next few days, maybe the next week.
with continued deep presure on indonesia and the kermadec trench i am guessing thereis probably some build up currently around taiwan.
and it appears that taiwan is the easement point for build up in that region.
it will be interesting to see if they get something around a 6 or slightly larger in the next week. probably around a depth of 25 to 30 kilometers im guessing so it probably wont do much damage if any.

Global incident map

Friday December 30 2016, 12:56:14 UTC


Kermadec Islands, New Zealand.
Magnitude 5.8
Depth in Kilometers 50.0
GeoScience Australia



Friday December 30 2016, 05:20:57 UTC


280km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Magnitude 4.7
Depth in Kilometers 32.7
USGS Feed


Friday December 30 2016, 02:58:17 UTC

272km SSE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand
Magnitude 5.0
Depth  in kilometers 58.7
USGS Feed

Friday December 30 2016, 01:53:22 UTC

Izu Islands, Japan region
Magnitude 4.6
Depth  in kilometers 391.2
USGS Feed

Friday December 30 2016, 00:30:51 UTC
30km NE of Su'ao, Taiwan
Magnitude 4.3
Depth  in kilometers 75.3
USGS Feed

Thursday December 29 2016, 22:30:18 UTC
33km S of Tolotangga, Indonesia
Magnitude 6.2
Depth  in kilometers 72.3
USGS Feed
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