Category Archives: Extension

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: Japan!

While I was returning from my research cruise offshore of New Zealand, there was an earthquake offshore of Japan in the region of the 2011.01.11 M 9.0 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake. Japan is one of the most seismically active regions on Earth. … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Italy Update #1!

Here is an update to the #EarthquakeReport for the M 6.6 earthquake that hit Italy early this morning my time. Ironically, I was preparing a report for earthquakes in the western Pacific for my class when this M 6.6 earthquake … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Italy!

There was just another earthquake in Italy. This one is a larger magnitude M = 6.6. This region has been especially seismically active since August 2016. Here are the USGS websites and Earthquake reports for this region of Italy. 2016.08.23 … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Italy

Italy continues to shake following the Armatrice Earthquake series in August 2016. Here is my report for that series of earthquakes. Today’s earthquakes occurred along the northern end of the earthquakes that happened a few months ago. Today’s series started … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: South Bismarck Sea

There was a moderately deep earthquake in the South Bismarck Sea last night. Here is the USGS website for this earthquake. This earthquake has an exentional earthquake. Here, the Solomon Sea plate subducts northward beneath the South Bismarck plate to … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Tanzania

Well, I am a little late preparing this report. I actually put it together over the weekend, but am only now uploading this. There was an interesting earthquake along the southwestern edge of Lake Victoria, in the East-Africa Rift (EAR) … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Italy

There was a M 6.2 earthquake in Italy tonight. Here is the USGS website for today’s earthquake. There is lots of information about the tectonics of this region. I can hardly do justice to all the people who have worked … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Gorda!

There was just a pair of earthquakes near the Gorda rise. There was first an earthquake of magnitude M = 5.0, followed by a M = 4.9. The 5.0 appears to be within the GP, but the 4.9 seems to … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Deep in Peru!

Today we had a series of deep focus earthquakes in Peru. This suite of earthquakes occurred in a region that ruptured in the 1960s and recently in 1990. Further to the south, in 1994, there was a deep earthquake that … Continue reading

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