Category Archives: College Redwoods

Earthquake Report: East Pacific Rise and Middle America Trench

Yesterday we had an earthquake along the Clipperton fracture zone (CFZ), a transform plate boundary that offsets the northern East Pacific Rise (EPR). I was busy grading so did not get to this until today. Here are the four large … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Vanuatu!

We just had a large earthquake in the Vanuatu region, just south of a series of earthquakes from a couple weeks ago. Here is the USGS website for today’s M 7.0 earthquake. I include some figures and animations that I … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Kyushu, Japan!

As I was preparing an aftershock map for yesterday’s earthquake, an earthquake with a magnitude of M = 7.0 happened. This turns all other earthquakes into foreshocks, though this terminology may not really be important (foreshock vs aftershock). The M … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Kyushu, Japan!

We just had a shallow depth earthquake in Japan along a strike-slip fault. Here are the USGS websites for the larger earthquakes in this region for today. 2016.04.14 M 6.2 2016.04.14 M 6.0 2016.04.14 M 5.3 Below is the Earthquake … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Kamchatka!

A couple weeks ago, there was an earthquake with a magnitude of M 6.4 and today there was an earthquake with a magnitude of M 5.7. I had not put together a report for the M 6.4, so this report … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Burma!

Here is my preliminary earthquake report. There was an earthquake with a magnitude of M 6.9 in Burma. Here is the USGS web page for this earthquake. Based upon the modeling, this appears to likely be a very damaging earthquake … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Vanuatu!

We just had another M 6.9 earthquake about 40 km from another M 6.9 earthquake from a few days ago. Here is my earthquake report from that earlier earthquake. They are both about the same depth. While the depths probably … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Vanuatu!

We just had an earthquake along the New Hebrides Trench in the western Pacific. Here is the USGS webpage for this M 6.9 earthquake. Below is my interpretive earthquake report poster. I plot the epicenters for earthquakes from the past … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Alaska Peninsula!

Last night we had a shallow crustal earthquake along the Alaska Peninsula. Here is the USGS website for this M = 6.2 earthquake. Below is my interpretive map where I use Google Earth and the kml (keyhole markup language) files … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Japan!

Today there was an earthquake offshore of southern Japan. Here is the USGS website for the M 6.0 earthquake. It is difficult to tell if this earthquake was on the megathrust or not. Below is my interpretive map. I plot … Continue reading

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