Category Archives: tsunami

Earthquake Report Lite: M 7.0 near Acapulco, Mexico

I don’t always have the time to write a proper Earthquake Report. However, I prepare interpretive posters for these events. Because of this, I present Earthquake Report Lite. (but it is more than just water, like the adult beverage that … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report Lite: South Sandwich Islands

I don’t always have the time to write a proper Earthquake Report. However, I prepare interpretive posters for these events. Because of this, I present Earthquake Report Lite. (but it is more than just water, like the adult beverage that … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: M 8.2 near Perryville, Alaska

A few days ago, I was passed out on my couch (sleep apnea) and for some reason I awoke and noticed that I had gotten a CSEM notification of a large earthquake offshore of Alaska. Well, after looking into that, … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Tōhoku-oki Earthquake Ten Years Later

This year we look back and remember what happened ten years ago in Japan and across the entire Pacific Basin. There are numerous web experiences focused on this type of reflection. Here is a short list, some of which I … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Turkey!

I awakened to be late to attending the GSA meeting today. I had not checked the time. 7am is too early, but i understand the time differences… As i was logging into Zoom, my coworker emailed our Tsunami Unit group … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report (and Tsunami) Oaxaca, Mexico

Well, it has been a busy couple of weeks. On 18 June, here was a M 7.4 earthquake in the Pacific plate along the Kermadec trench north of New Zealand which generated a small tsunami, even though it was a … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Cayman Islands

Contrary to what some people spread around on the internets (some of them major earthquake experts), strike-slip earthquakes can and do generate tsunami (just like this one). More on this below. I am in Portland, Oregon this week, attending the … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Puerto Rico!

Welcome to the next decade of the 21st century. We may look back a decade to review the second most deadly earthquake in the 21st century, from the magnitude M 7.0 Haiti Earthquake on 12 Jan 2010. I put together … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: 2010 Haiti M 7.0

This is the ten year commemoration of the 2010 magnitude 7 earthquake in Haiti that caused widespread damage and casualties, triggered thousands of landslides, caused tsunami, triggered a turbidity current, and caused thousands to be internally displaced. https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usp000h60h/executive Here I … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Halmahera, Indonesia

Well, yesterday I was preparing some updates to the Ridgecrest Earthquake following my field work with my colleagues at the California Geological Survey (where I work) and the U.S. Geological Survey. We spent the week documenting surface ruptures associated with … Continue reading

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