Monthly Archives: August 2016

Earthquake Report: New Britain!

We just had an earthquake in the New Britain region of the equatorial Pacific. Here is the USGS website for this M 6.7 earthquake. This is a very interesting earthquake for this region because it is very deep. Below is … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Equatorial Mid Atlantic Ridge

Between my trip to southern Oregon for a talk on Cascadia subduction zone earthquake and tsunami hazards and preparing for a talk on the tectonic contribution to sea-level rise, there were two earthquakes. The first one, which I will write … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Burma!

Well, there was an earthquake about 6 hours ago in Burma. This M 6.8 earthquake was rather deep, which is good for the residents of that area (the ground motions diminish with distance from the earthquake hypocenter). Here is the … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Italy

There was a M 6.2 earthquake in Italy tonight. Here is the USGS website for today’s earthquake. There is lots of information about the tectonics of this region. I can hardly do justice to all the people who have worked … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Japan!

There continue to be earthquakes probably related to the 2011.03.11 Tohoku-Oki M 9.0 earthquake (the 4th largest earthquake recorded on modern seismologic instruments). Here are two excellent summary Earthquake Report pages associated with this region: The original Earthquake Report for … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Scotia plate (S. Atlantic)

There was a large thrust earthquake along the Scotia plate today. Here is the USGS website for this M 7.4 earthquake. This is a very interesting region of the world with a very cool history. There is an east verging … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Australia!

Yesterday there was an earthquake in northeastern Australia. Here is the USGS website for this M 5.7 earthquake. This earthquake occurred in a region that also experienced a similar magnitude earthquake in 2011. Here is the USGS website for that … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: New Hebrides / Tonga Update #2

I put together another map that shows these two earthquakes. The M 7.2 earthquake appears to be along a west-northwest striking right lateral strike-slip fault and the M 6.1 appears to be either a steeply or shallowly dipping normal (extension) … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: New Hebrides Update #1

Well, as I was writing my initial report, some aftershocks hit. My initial report is(here, where I provide more information about the tectonics). At first I interpreted this M 7.2 earthquake as a northeast striking left-lateral strike-slip earthquake. However, these … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: New Hebrides

There was just a M 7.2 earthquake between New Caledonia and Fiji. There is a strike slip plate boundary fault in this region that connects the New Hebrides Trench with Fiji. Here is the USGS website for this earthquake. Below … Continue reading

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