Monthly Archives: February 2016

Earthquake Report: Bakersfield!

Today we had a M 4.9 earthquake northwest of Bakersfield in the middle of the southern San Joaquin Valley. At first, it looked like there were no faults here because I was looking at the USGS fault and fold database. … Continue reading

Posted in College Redwoods, earthquake, education, geology, HSU, plate tectonics, San Andreas, strike-slip

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: Macquarie – New Zealand

There was an earthquake along the plate boundary between the Australia plate to the west and the Pacific plate to the east, just south of New Zealand. Here is the USGS website for this M 6.2 earthquake. Yesterday on 2015/02/14 … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: New Zealand!

Early on Valentines, those in New Zealand got a valentine from mother Earth. Here is the USGS website for this M 5.8 earthquake, which was felt broadly across the region. This earthquake, and an M 4.1 aftershock, occurred in the … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Chile!

The aftershocks from the 2015.09.16 M 8.3 Chile earthquake continue. Today was an earthquake with magnitude M = 6.3. Here is the USGS website for today’s earthquake. I presented a comprehensive review of Chile’s historic seismicity, as well as the … 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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