Category Archives: Indian Ocean

Earthquake Report: Antarctic plate!

We just had an interesting mid-plate earthquake (not along a plate boundary). Hat Tip to Jascha Polet, who pointed out this is in the region of the 1998 M 8.1 earthquake, one of the largest strike-slip and mid-plate earthquakes ever … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: India!

Today we had a good sized earthquake in eastern India, within the India-Burmese wedge (IBW). The IBW is a part of the convergent plate boundary between the India plate to the west and the Burma (part of Eurasia) plate to … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: 2015 Summary M GT 7

Here I summarize the global seismicity for 2015. I limit this summary to earthquakes with magnitude greater than or equal to M 7.0. I reported on all but one of these earthquakes. I include summaries of my earthquake reports in … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Southeast Indian Ridge!

While at the HSU Geology Club Rock Auction last night, there was a large earthquake south of the SE Indian Ridge, between the SE India Ridge and the Kerguelen Plateau. Here is the USGS web page for this M 7.1 … Continue reading

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Earthquake report: Sumatra Outer Rise Earthquakes

The 2012 M 8.6 and M 8.2 Wharton Basin earthquakes happened shortly after I started preparing Earthquake Reports as earthjay. So, the material I had presented for this sequence was not very explanatory nor sophisticated (not that any of these … Continue reading

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