Monthly Archives: March 2014

M 6.4 in the south Sandwich Islands (mmmm sandwich) 2014/3/11

While we were all excited about the local Gorda earthquake, there was an another interesting M 6.4 strike slip earthquake in the region of a recent series of earthquakes in the Scotia Sea. Sometimes earthquakes change the local stress field … Continue reading

Posted in College Redwoods, earthquake, education, geology, plate tectonics, research

Aftershocks from the M 6.8 Gorda plate earthquake

Here are some maps i have put together that show the accumulated aftershocks from the M 6.8 Gorda plate earthquake on Sunday night. There was one M 3.3 earthquake less than 30 minutes before the main shock. I draw the … Continue reading

Posted in cascadia, College Redwoods, earthquake, education, geology, humboldt, mendocino, plate tectonics, subduction

radio interview on KMUD, local news Monday 3/10/14

Carrie from KMUD news interviewed me for the local news broadcast on Monday 3/10/14 and rebroadcast the following morning. KMUD archives their local news online for one year. Here is a recording of the KMUD local news. My interview is … Continue reading

Posted in geology, humboldt, media, mendocino, plate tectonics

landslide between Redway and Garberville

Here are some photos from a landslide possibly triggered by the M 6.9 earthquake. It would be difficult to determine if this was caused by the rainfall or by the earthquake. Given that there were only a few landslides across … Continue reading

Posted in College Redwoods, earthquake, education, geology, humboldt, plate tectonics

Here are some updated maps for this morning. There have been quite a few aftershocks. There are reports of landslides along the bluffs between Redway and Garberville. Here is a map that just shows these 22 earthquakes: Here is a … Continue reading

That was exciting. I counted over 40 seconds of motion in Manila. This is a wake up call for all of us, including me. Check back here for updates. I am posting some basic material to begin with. We had … Continue reading