Category Archives: earthquake

Earthquake Report: Gorda Rise

It was a busy week (usual, right?). The previous week I was working on getting a house remodel done so someone could move in (they have been sleeping on couches for 6 months, so want to get them in asap). … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Mina Deflection in Nevada

I was slowly waking up while looking at my social media feed. moments before (maybe minutes) Anthony Lomax had posted his first motion earthquake mechanism for a M 6.4 near the CA/NV border. I leaped out of bed and got … 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: Banda Sea

Early morning (my time) there was an intermediate depth earthquake in the Banda Sea. https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us70009b14/executive This earthquake was a strike-slip earthquake in the Australia plate. There are analogical earthquakes in the same area in 1963, 1987, 2005, and 2012 that … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Idaho!

Well Well Well Yesterday there was a very interesting magnitude M 6.5 earthquake that ruptured in central Idaho, near the Sawtooth fault. https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us70008jr5/executive Idaho lies in the intersection of several different physiographic provinces. Physiographic provinces are areas of Earth that … 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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Earthquake Report: Salt Lake City

As I was waking up this morning, I rolled over to check my social media feed and moments earlier there was a good sized shaker in Salt Lake City, Utah. I immediately thought of my good friend Jennifer G. who … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Mendocino fault

I was in Humboldt County last week for the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group meeting. I stayed there working on my house that a previous tenant had left in quite a destroyed state (they moved in as friends of mine). … 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: East Anatolia fault zone

This M 6.7 earthquake was the result of slip probably along a left-lateral strike-slip fault associated with the East Anatolia fault zone (EAF). The event was shallow and produced strong ground shaking in the region. https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us60007ewc/executive As I write this, … Continue reading

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