Another Aftershock in the Molucca Sea!

This earthquake happened really close to the M 7.1 from earlier (2014/11/15). Here is my page that has more information about the regional tectonic interpretations. Here is the USGS page for this M 6.8 earthquake.

Here is the updated map with moment tensors plotted for four earthquakes.

This map shows the modeled estimate of shaking intensity for this earthquake.

Here is a map from the USGS that shows pre-instrumental seismicity for this region. There was a large magnitude earthquake in this same region in the 19th century.

Category(s): College Redwoods, earthquake, education, geology, plate tectonics, subduction, tsunami

3 Responses in other blogs/articles

  1. […] of 2014. Here I posted about the mainshock, an compressional earthquake with magnitude M = 7.1. Here I post about some of the aftershocks, each matching east-west compression. This is a map showing the […]

  2. […] As I mentioned, there has been a flurry of seismic activity along the New Britain and Solomon trenches to the east and earthquakes along the Molucca Strait to the west. […]

  3. […] 2014.11.26 M 6.8 Molucca Sea […]

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