Category Archives: collision

Earthquake Report: China #2!

We had another earthquake in China today! This one along the northern Tian Shan Mountains, on the other side of the orogenic wedge from the earthquakes from earlier today. This M 6.3 earthquake is along a thrust fault, while the … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Turkey

We just had a good shaker in western Turkey. At the moment, there are over 400 reports of ground shaking to the USGS “Did you Feel It?” web page. The USGS PAGER report estimates that there may be some casualties … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Arctic!

Well, I put this and my next earthquake report together shortly after these earthquakes happened, but I was otherwise busy before I could present them online. There was an earthquake in the Arctic on 2017.01.08, along the channel of one … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: 1994 Northridge!

Today is the anniversary of the 1994 M 6.7 Northridge Earthquake. I was living in Arcata at the time (actually in my school bus in a driveway to save money). I remember calling my mom from a pay phone to … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Java Sea!

Last night as I was finishing work for the day, I noticed an earthquake in the Java Sea, just north of western Java. Here is the USGS website for this M 6.6 earthquake. This earthquake is extensional and plots very … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Burma!

Well, there was an earthquake about 6 hours ago in Burma. This M 6.8 earthquake was rather deep, which is good for the residents of that area (the ground motions diminish with distance from the earthquake hypocenter). Here is the … 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 Anniversary: M 7.8 Gorkha (Nepal) Earthquake

An anniversary is for the Gorkha (Nepal) Earthquake from 1 year ago. I have several Earthquake Reports listed below. These include a variety of observations and comparisons with historic and prehistoric earthquakes that I compiled. USGS slip models: http://earthjay.com/?p=2478 First … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Taiwan Update #1

People have been busy documenting the damage from the M 6.4 earthquake in Taiwan. Here is my initial Earthquake Report for this earthquake. Here are a couple news sources on the damage. There appears to be a few large buildings … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Taiwan!

We just had an earthquake in southern Taiwan. Here is the USGS website for this M 6.4 earthquake. In April 2015, there was a series of earthquakes in the northeast of Taiwan. Here is my earthquake report for those earthquakes. … Continue reading

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