Category Archives: pacific

Earthquake Report: Explorer plate

Last night I had completed preparing for class the next day. I was about to head to bed. I got an email from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center notifying me that there was no risk of a tsunami due to … Continue reading

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Earthquake/Landslide/Tsunami Report: Donggala Earthquake, Central Sulawesi: UPDATE #1

We continue to learn more each day as people collect additional information. Here is my initial Earthquake Report for this M 7.5 Donggala Earthquake. In short, there was an earthquake with magnitude M = 7.5 on 2018.09.28. Minutes after the … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: New Britain!

Just a few hours ago there was a subduction zone megathrust earthquake along the New Britain Trench in the western equatorial Pacific Ocean. In this region of the world, the Solomon Sea plate and the South Bismarck plate converge to … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Kermadec

The earthquakes continue, every day. Today, there was a large earthquake associated with the subduction zone that forms the Kermadec Trench. This earthquake was quite deep, so was not expected to generate a significant tsunami (if one at all). There … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Hokkaido, Japan

Following the largest typhoon to strike Japan in a very long time, there was an earthquake on the island of Hokkaido, Japan today. There is lots on social media, including some spectacular views of disastrous and deadly landslides triggered by … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Loyalty Islands

The earthquakes continue, every day. Today, there was a large earthquake along the southern New Hebrides Trench. Today’s M 7.1 earthquake happened along one of the more active subduction zones in the world. The hypocentral (3-D location) depth of ~26 … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Deep in Peru

Busy week! Still Got to this intermittently today and it is fine that it took me a while to get this report together. One might ask “why?”. Well, this earthquake, while having a large magnitude, was quite deep. Because earthquake … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Blanco fracture zone

As I was getting ready for school today, I noticed the M 6.2 notification from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. People can sign up for the USGS ENS so that they can get emails when the USGS broadcasts this information. … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Lombok, Indonesia

Well well. After a pretty seismically quiet first half of 2018, we have been catching up rapidly. The ultra deep Great Earthquake in Fiji. And now the Lombok sequence continues. The inhabitants and tourists in the Lombok, Indonesia region have … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Fiji

WOW We just had a Great Earthquake in the region of the Fiji Islands, in the central-western Pacific. Great Earthquakes are earthquakes with magnitudes M ≥ 8.0. This earthquake is one of the largest earthquakes recorded historically in this region. … Continue reading

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