Category Archives: subduction

Earthquake Report: M 7.5 in Peru

In the middle of the night (my time) I got a notification from the EMSC earthquake notification service. I encourage everyone to download and use this app. There was an intermediate depth magnitude M 7.5 earthquake in Peru. The tectonics … Continue reading

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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. https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us6000f53e/executive Because of this, I present Earthquake Report Lite. (but it is more than just water, like the adult beverage … Continue reading

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EarthquakeReport M 7.1 Philippines

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 M 7.7 Loyalty 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 (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: M 6.6 in Crete, Greece

Well, last weekend I was working on a house, so did not have the time to write this up until now. https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us700098qd/dyfi/intensity The eastern Mediterranean Sea region is dominated by plate tectonics (no surprise, right?). The plate boundary fault system … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Mendocino triple junction

Well, it was a big mag 5 day today, two magnitude 5+ earthquakes in the western USA on faults related to the same plate boundary! Crazy, right? The same plate boundary, about 800 miles away from each other, and their … Continue reading

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