Monthly Archives: August 2015

Earthquake, Straight out of Compton!

An earthquake occured this morning in Compton! Initially a 3.2, is currently a M = 2.9, as reported by the USGS (here is their web page). Here is a map that shows the faults, the earthquakes from the past decade, … Continue reading

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Earthquake between the San Andreas and Maacama!

Saturday morning (2015.08.29), residents in Fort Bragg were awakened by a M 3.6 earthquake along a fault that lies between the San Andreas fault (SAF) to the west and the Maacama fault (MF) to the east. Here is the USGS … Continue reading

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Earthquake near the Santa Cruz Islands (western Pacific)!

Yesterday we had a large magnitude earthquake along a plate boundary that connects the South Solomon trench with the New Hebrides trench. This region had a swarm of earthquakes in May. Here is the USGS website for the M 6.6 … Continue reading

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Solomon Islands Earthquake!

Today we had another earthquake in this tectonically active region of the world. Initially posted as a magnitude 7.0, the USGS considers this a M = 6.6 earthquake. Here is a map showing the epicenter as an orange circle. I … Continue reading

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