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Earthquake Report: Guatemala

There was a really cool earthquake sequence a few days ago on and offshore of Guatemala. Offshore of Guatemala in the Pacific Ocean, the Cocos plate subducts beneath the North America and Caribbean plates (NAP & CP). The transform plate … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Westernmost Aleutian Arc

This earthquake happened a couple weeks ago, but was interesting and I have been looking forward to following up on this with a report. Here is the USGS website for this M 6.8 earthquake. The M 6.8 earthquake happened in … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Sulawesi, Indonesia

There was a series of earthquakes in Sulawesi, Indonesia earlier today, with a mainshock having a magnitude of M 6.8. This series of earthquakes is interesting as it does not occur on the main plate boundary fault, but on upper … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: 1992.04.25 M 7.1 Petrolia

The 25 April 1992 M 7.1 earthquake was a wake up call for many, like all large magnitude earthquakes are. Here is my personal story. I was driving my girlfriend’s car (Jen Guevara) with her and some housemates up to … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Philippines

I put these together earlier this week for me classes and finally have a moment to write about these earthquakes. The Philippines region has been quite active lately, as it frequently is. I show below a series of earthquakes from … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Botswana!

This is a very interesting M 6.5 earthquake, which was preceded by a probably unrelated M 5.2 earthquake. Last September, there was an M 5.7 earthquake in Tanzania along the western shores of Lake Victoria. Here is my report for … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Kamchatka!

This earthquake happened last night as I was preparing course materials for this morning. Initially it was a magnitude 6.9, but later modified to be M 6.9. This earthquake happened in an interesting region of the world where there is … Continue reading

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Good Friday Earthquake 27 March 1964

In March of 1964, plate tectonics was still a hotly debated topic at scientific meetings worldwide. Some people still do not accept this theory (some Russian geologists favor alternative hypotheses; Shevchenko et al., 2006). At the time, there was some … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Bougainville and Solomons

In the past couple of weeks, there were some earthquakes in the equatorial western Pacific. Here are the USGS websites for the two largest earthquakes in the two regions. 2017.03.04 M 6.1 2017.03.19 M 6.0 The M 6.1 was a … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: New Britain

We just had an earthquake with a USGS magnitude of M 6.5 along the subduction zone formed by the convergence of the Solomon Sea plate on the south and the South Bismarck plate on the north. Here is the USGS … Continue reading

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