Category Archives: earthquake

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: M 7.2 in Haiti

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: Central China – Tibetan Plateau

Wow, we are lucky that a region of central China is sparsely populated because this M 7.3 earthquake could have caused many more to suffer. https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us7000e54r/executive Tectonic Background Central China here, part of the Tibetan Plateau, is dominated by the … 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: Croatia!

Yesterday as I was signing into work, my colleague Jackie Bott (a seismologist, seismic hazard/geology mapper, and on my tsunami team at CGS) mentioned the outer rise earthquake offshore of Chile that caused a small tsunami. https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us6000d3i9/executive I checked this … 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: Southern California

Late last night there was a sequence of earthquakes in southern California. The mainshock is a M 4.5 earthquake. https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci38695658/executive This temblor was widely felt across the southland (including by my mom, who was warned by earthquake early warning). This … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Owens Valley, CA

Well, the east side of the Sierra lives up to its reputation for being in earthquake country. From the July 2019 Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence (reports here)to some shakers east of Mono Lake, to the May 2020 Monte Cristo Earthquake Sequence … Continue reading

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