Thursday, May 23, 2019

Scientists predict the ‘Big One’ will occur during a ‘slow slip event’ on the West Coast – That is what is happening right now!

A small burst of tremors have been recorded along the West Coast in the last few weeks, causing scientists and geologists to pay close attention. This is what we can slow slip type of movement. The Juan De Fuca Plate is moving underneath us and then all the sudden, about every 14 months, it stops and it goes in a westerly direction. And as it does that, it creates a lot of tremors.
So we are in this slow slip type of movement right now and that’s why we’re getting a lot of tremors up in Washington, Northern California and then some here in Oregon.
And this happens about every 14 months. Eventually, the Juan De Fuca Plate will continue going in an easterly direction and “keep building up the stress in the rocks.

Scientists predict the “big one” will likely occur during one of these slow slip events.
Each slow slip event puts additional stress onto the “lock zone,” eventually causing it to “break” and create a 9.0 or larger magnitude earthquake.
The “big one” will shake for around four minutes and cause extensive damage. Here a extensive and great article about this terrifying Cascadia earthquake.
Slow slip events are a good reminder to be prepared and have a plan with family and an emergency kit at your home. Hope you have one! Always be ready!

http://strangesounds.org/2019/05/cascadia-big-one-multiple-earthquakes-west-coast.html
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Monday, May 20, 2019

Some Indicators Today




Today, 20th may 2019, we have been observing some indicators, namely 1) the chart at the top, which is Schumann Resonances, where they have been rising as can be seen. 2) At the same time GOES Magnetometer has dived and touched 50nT, a level which has been observed in the past as a level of significant earthuakes. Lets hope not, so Be Safe Be Good.



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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Alert Level raised for Hakoneyama volcano, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised Alert Level for Hakoneyama volcano from Level 1 to Level 2 at 17:15 UTC on May 18 (02:15 JST on May 19). The last magmatic eruptive activity at this volcano took place about 2 900 years ago. The volcano is located in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of capital Tokyo.
JMA said the number of volcanic earthquakes has increased since the morning of May 18 (LT), along with fumarolic activity in Owakudani and the surrounding areas.
Large volcanic rocks could fall at Owakudani, JMA said, prohibiting access to the popular tourist spot.
According to The Asahi Shimbun, Hakone Ropeway Co. suspended operations between Sounzan and Togendai stations, the starting to final stops, and started to provide bus service between these stations.

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Geological summaryHakoneyama volcano is truncated by two overlapping calderas, the largest of which is 10 x 11 km (6.2 - 6.8 miles) wide. The calderas were formed as a result of two major explosive eruptions about 180 000 and 49 000 - 60 000 years ago.
Scenic Lake Ashi lies between the SW caldera wall and a half dozen post-caldera lava domes that were constructed along a NW-SE trend cutting through the center of the calderas.
Dome growth occurred progressively to the NW, and the largest and youngest of these, Kamiyama, forms the high point. The calderas are breached to the east by the Hayakawa canyon.
A phreatic explosion about 3 000 years ago was followed by the collapse of the NW side of Kamiyama, damming the Hayakawa valley and creating Lake Ashi. The latest magmatic eruptive activity about 2 900 years ago produced a pyroclastic flow and a lava dome in the explosion crater, although phreatic eruptions took place as recently as the 12 - 13th centuries CE.
Seismic swarms have occurred during the 20th century. Lake Ashi, along with the thermal areas in the caldera, is a popular resort destination SW of Tokyo. (GVP)

https://watchers.news/2019/05/19/alert-level-raised-for-hakoneyama-volcano-japan/

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From Earth's Deep Mantle, Scientists Find a New Way Volcanoes Form

Far below Bermuda's pink sand beaches and turquoise tides, geoscientists have discovered the first direct evidence that material from deep within Earth's mantle transition zone -- a layer rich in water, crystals and melted rock -- can percolate to the surface to form volcanoes.

Scientists have long known that volcanoes form when tectonic plates (traveling on top of the Earth's mantle) converge, or as the result of mantle plumes that rise from the core-mantle boundary to make hotspots at Earth's crust. But obtaining evidence that material emanating from the mantle's transition zone -- between 250 to 400 miles (440-660 km) beneath our planet's crust -- can cause volcanoes to form is new to geologists.

"We found a new way to make volcanoes. This is the first time we found a clear indication from the transition zone deep in the Earth's mantle that volcanoes can form this way," said senior author Esteban Gazel, associate professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University. The research published in Nature.

"We were expecting our data to show the volcano was a mantle plume formation -- an upwelling from the deeper mantle -- just like it is in Hawaii," Gazel said. But 30 million years ago, a disturbance in the transition zone caused an upwelling of magma material to rise to the surface, forming a now-dormant volcano under the Atlantic Ocean and then forming Bermuda.

Using a 2,600-foot (over 700-meter) core sample -- drilled in 1972, housed at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia -- co-author Sarah Mazza of the University of Münster, in Germany, assessed the cross-section for isotopes, trace elements, evidence of water content and other volatile material. The assessment provided a geologic, volcanic history of Bermuda.

"I first suspected that Bermuda's volcanic past was special as I sampled the core and noticed the diverse textures and mineralogy preserved in the different lava flows," Mazza said. "We quickly confirmed extreme enrichments in trace element compositions. It was exciting going over our first results ... the mysteries of Bermuda started to unfold."

From the core samples, the group detected geochemical signatures from the transition zone, which included larger amounts of water encased in the crystals than were found in subduction zones. Water in subduction zones recycles back to Earth's surface. There is enough water in the transition zone to form at least three oceans, according to Gazel, but it is the water that helps rock to melt in the transition zone.

The geoscientists developed numerical models with Robert Moucha, associate professor of Earth sciences at Syracuse University, to discover a disturbance in the transition zone that likely forced material from this deep mantle layer to melt and percolate to the surface, Gazel said.

Despite more than 50 years of isotopic measurements in oceanic lavas, the peculiar and extreme isotopes measured in the Bermuda lava core had not been observed before. Yet, these extreme isotopic compositions allowed the scientists to identify the unique source of the lava.

"If we start to look more carefully, I believe we're going to find these geochemical signatures in more places," said co-author Michael Bizimis, associate professor at the University of South Carolina.

Gazel explained that this research provides a new connection between the transition zone layer and volcanoes on the surface of Earth. "With this work we can demonstrate that the Earth's transition zone is an extreme chemical reservoir," said Gazel. "We are now just now beginning to recognize its importance in terms of global geodynamics and even volcanism."

Said Gazel: "Our next step is to examine more locations to determine the difference between geological processes that can result in intraplate volcanoes and determine the role of the mantle's transition zone in the evolution of our planet."
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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Earth's Core Shares Odd Similarity With Salad Dressing

What does salad dressing have to do with the core of our planet? Quite a bit, according to a new study, and it’s got a lot to do with the Earth’s magnetic field.

A Yale-led team of scientists may have found a new factor to help explain the ebb and flow of Earth’s magnetic field — and it’s something familiar to anyone who has made a vinaigrette for their salad.

Earth’s magnetic field, produced near the center of the planet, has long acted as a buffer from the harmful radiation of solar winds emanating from the Sun. Without that protection, life on Earth would not have had the opportunity to flourish. Yet our knowledge of Earth’s magnetic field and its evolution is incomplete.

In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Yale associate professor Kanani K.M. Lee and her team found that molten iron alloys containing silicon and oxygen form two distinct liquids under conditions similar to those in the Earth’s core. It is a process called immiscibility.

“We observe liquid immiscibility often in everyday life, like when oil and vinegar separate in salad dressing. It is surprising that liquid phase separation can occur when atoms are being forced very close together under the immense pressures of Earth’s core,” said Yale graduate student Sarah Arveson, the study’s lead author.

Immiscibility in complex molten alloys is common at atmospheric pressure and has been well documented by metallurgists and materials scientists. But studies of immiscible alloys at higher pressures have been limited to pressures found in Earth’s upper mantle, located between Earth’s crust and its core.

Even deeper, 2,900 kilometers beneath the surface, is the outer core — a more than 2,000-kilometer thick layer of molten iron. It is the source of the planet’s magnetic field. Although this hot liquid roils vigorously as it convects, making the outer core mostly well-mixed, it has a distinct liquid layer at the top. Seismic waves moving through the outer core travel slower in this top layer than they do in the rest of the outer core.

Scientists have offered several theories to explain this slow liquid layer, including the idea that immiscible iron alloys form layers in the core. But there has been no experimental or theoretical evidence to prove it until now.

Using laser-heated, diamond-anvil cell experiments to generate high pressures, combined with computer simulations, the Yale-led team reproduced conditions found in the outer core. They demonstrated two distinct, molten liquid layers: an oxygen-poor, iron-silicon liquid and an iron-silicon-oxygen liquid. Because the iron-silicon-oxygen layer is less dense, it rises to the top, forming an oxygen-rich layer of liquid.

“Our study presents the first observation of immiscible molten metal alloys at such extreme conditions, hinting that immiscibility in metallic melts may be prevalent at high pressures,” said Lee.

The researchers said the findings add a new variable for understanding conditions of the early Earth, as well as how scientists interpret changes in Earth’s magnetic field throughout history.
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A Massive 'Blob' of Rock Stretching Under Asia Might Be Triggering Hundreds of Earthquakes


The Hindu Kush mountain range — which stretches about 500 miles (800 kilometers) along the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan — shudders with more than 100 earthquakes at a magnitude of 4.0 or greater every year. The area is one of the most seismically active spots in the world, especially for intermediate-depth quakes (tremors forming between 45 and 190 miles, or 70 and 300 km, below the planet's surface). And yet, scientists aren't sure why.
The Hindu Kush mountain range — which stretches about 500 miles (800
The mountains don't sit on a major fault line, where high earthquake activity is expected, and the region is many miles away from the slow-motion crash zone where the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates are steadily colliding. So, what's the deal with this mountain earthquake epidemic?
A new study published April 17 in the journal Tectonics may have an answer to the mystery quakes of the Hindu Kush — and, like all great geologic mysteries, it involves blobs.
According to the study, the Hindu Kush mountains may owe their incredible seismic reputation to a long "blob" of rock slowly dripping away from the range's subterranean underbelly and into the hot, viscous mantle below. Like a lone water droplet pulling away from the edge of a faucet, the 100-mile-deep (150 km) blob of mountain may be pulling away from the continental crust at a rate as fast as 4 inches (10 centimeters) per year — and this subterranean stress could be triggering earthquakes, the authors of the new study wrote.
The researchers discovered the troublesome blob after collecting several years’ worth of earthquake observations near the Hindu Kush mountains. They saw that the quakes formed in a pattern, creating what looked like a "round patch" of seismic activity on the planet's surface, study co-author Rebecca Bendick, a geophysicist at the University of Montana in Missoula, told the website Eos.org. Those quakes also formed along a clear vertical axis, beginning between 100 and 140 miles (160 and 230 km) below the continent, and were most common deeper down, where the solid continental crust meets the hot, viscous upper mantle. Here, the researchers wrote, is where the slowly-stretching blob is strained the most.
All of these observations were consistent with a blob of solid rock slowly dripping into the gooey underworld below — a hypothesis that has previously been used to explain similar seismic activity underneath the Carpathian Mountains in central Europe. According to the researchers, the Hindu Kush blob likely began dripping no earlier than 10 million years ago, and continues to stretch downward nearly 10 times faster than the surface of the mountains move, as the Indian and Eurasian plates collide.
If accurate, these results may be more evidence that geophysical forces beyond just the subduction of tectonic plates can send earthquakes rattling through the planet. As it was best put in 1958: Beware of the blob.

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California is having an unprecedented earthquake drought. The next big one could come at any moment.


In 2014, a magnitude 6 earthquake struck Napa, California, causing $1 billion in damages.
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California hasn't experienced a major, ground-rupturing earthquake in more than a century.
In 1989, the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake killed 63 people in northern California. In August 2014, a magnitude 6 temblor struck Napa, causing $1 billion in damages. But neither of those quakes split the earth — a seismic litmus test for major earthquakes.
The last time the ground split in California was during a magnitude 6.5 quake in 1918 on the San Jacinto fault. According to a recent study, that's an unprecedented hiatus.
The study, published by the US Geological Survey (USGS) last month, says the earthquake interlude in California over the last 100 years has not occurred at any other time in the last millennium.
"It's certainly kept the system holding its breath," Glenn Biasi, a co-author of the new study, told Business Insider.

This hiatus is unlikely to last much longer, according to scientists. They're just not sure when it will end, and keeping tabs on California's mess of faults is challenging.
"It's like a game of Russian roulette, except the gun has 100 chambers rather than six, and several dozen guns instead of just one," Chris Goldfinger, a paleoseismologist who was not involved in the study, told Business Insider.

California has an errant history of big quakes

Earthquakes most often occur at the junction of two tectonic plates; those boundaries are called faults.
California sits on multiple faults. There's the San Andreas fault of 1906 San Francisco earthquake fame, the Hayward fault that bisects Oakland, and the San Jacinto fault in eastern LA. As a group, these three faults are responsible for most earthquakes that occur on the boundary between the North American and Pacific tectonic plates.
According to the recent USGS study, between these three faults, there should be three or four ground-rupturing quakes — magnitude 6.5 or greater — every century or so.
Yet the period between 1919 and 2018 has been the only 100-year stretch in the last 1,000 years without any major ground-rupturing earthquakes on those three faults. By contrast, in the period from 1800 to 1918, each of the three big faults experienced an average of one major quake every 16 years.
The study authors even calculated the chance of the current hiatus occurring: just 0.3%. According to the LA Times, the Bay Area has only experienced three earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater since San Francisco's 1906 quake (which had a magnitude of 7.8). In the 75 years before that, by contrast, there were 14 seismic events of magnitude 6 or greater. Overall, California has experienced 11 earthquakes of magnitude 6 or higher since 1995, but the state experienced 32 quakes above that threshold during the 25 years prior to that.

Clearly, something is amiss — but scientists aren't sure what it is.

Scientists can't explain California's earthquake hiatus

The ground-rupturing aspect of quakes is critical for seismologists because when the Earth's surface cracks along a fault, that relieves pressure for the tectonic plates. In the 1906 earthquake, the ground split by almost 18 feet in Marin County, the LA Times reported.
"We know these big faults have to carry most of the [tectonic] motion in California, and sooner or later they have to slip," Biasi said in a press release. "The only questions are how they're going to let go and when."
One explanation, Biasi suggested, is that the flurry of earthquakes between 1800 and 1918 just relieved all the pressure along the plate boundary.
"It's possible that among them, they just wrung out — in the sense of wringing out a dishrag — a tremendous amount of energy out the system," he said in the release.
Goldfinger suggested another hypothesis (a more disturbing one): Perhaps the three faults have synced up, so their ruptures and hiatus periods all happen synchronously. Biasi agreed that the faults could very well be acting in concert, since it's "unlikely that each fault experiences a gap at the same time independently," he told Business Insider.
Regardless of the reason for the hiatus, the researchers noted, Californians should be ready for a flurry of ground-shattering earthquakes in the near future.
"If our work is correct, the next century isn't going to be like the last one, but could be more like the century that ended in 1918," Biasi said in the press release.

The East Bay will likely experience an earthquake first

According to Goldfinger, the Hayward fault — which runs along the East Bay — is considered to be long overdue for movement.
"Most earthquake geologists rarely use that language about 'being overdue,' but we all agree," he said.
A 2016 USGS report noted that there's a 30% chance that the Hayward fault will experience a magnitude 6.7 or greater quake within 30 years.
"It has built up all the energy it needs for a future event, so it could happen today, but it could also still wait another couple decades and then just have a somewhat larger event because it took longer," Roland Burgmann, a seismologist at the University of California, Berkeley, told KQED last year.
The USGS modeled what would happen if a magnitude 7 earthquake were to occur on the Hayward Fault, with an epicenter just east of Oakland; they call this the "HayWired scenario." The simulation is meant to inform scientists and first responders about potential damages to infrastructure and the challenges of hypothetical search, rescue, and evacuation efforts in the area.
The scenario suggests that East Bay cities like Berkeley, Oakland, San Leandro, and Hayward would be hardest hit. An estimated 800 deaths and 18,000 nonfatal injuries would result from damage to buildings and structures in the greater Bay Area. The scenario also suggests that 2,500 people would need rescue from collapsed buildings, and more than 22,000 may require rescue from stalled elevators.
In such a situation, estimates of property damages suggest a total of $82 billion, given that the Hayward Fault runs beneath the foundations of more than 300 buildings and other structures.
Both Goldfinger and Biasi agree that California has taken a lot of good steps to prepare for an earthquake. But Goldfinger takes issue with the fact that Californian cities are often left to make plans and decisions about preparedness individually.
"It's probably not a good strategy for something as pervasive as an earthquake to be a local solution and not a state-wide one," he said.
Plus, given the unpredictable nature of California's faults, the next big quake might not even occur along the Hayward Fault at all, Goldfinger added.
"We might have one big earthquake from Mexico to North California," he said. "It's not very likely, but the possibility is there because no one can prove it never happened in the past."


https://www.businessinsider.com/california-earthquake-drought-big-quake-any-time-2019-5
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22nd May 2019 Stresses Galore

We are entering a period in time of powerful earthquakes even approaching 7R. This is at least what some indicators are saying. The countries which may should receive significant stresses which may lead to earthquakes for late 21st-22nd May are as follows:


  • Bangladesh (22N, 24.8N, 92E)
  • Chile  (20N, 22N, 24N, 25N, 27N, 69W)
  • Chila (34N, 35n, 42N, 43N, 80E, 81E, 82E)
  • Possibly Ecuador (1N, 1S, 80W)
  • Mexico even on 23rd May (16N, 20N, 99W)
  • Peru (7S, 9S, 80W), (12.8S, 76.2W) 
  • Philippines (7N, 9N, 122E, 124E, 127E)
  • Solomon Islands (7S, 9S, 157E, 159E)
  • Tonga (20S, 172W, 159W)
  • Japan, All the West and North West coast
  • Italy, various hot spots (40N, 9E),(43N, 13.5E), (41.2N, 16.3E), (46N, 12.6E)
  • Indonesia here (7S, 9S along the line 110E to 140E)
Smaller events in
  • France (47N, 48N, 49N, 1E, 1W)
  • Romania  (47N, 24E, 27E, 28E)
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20th May 2019 Stresses Pile Up.

We are entering a period in time of powerful earthquakes even approaching 7R. This is at least what some indicators are saying. The countries which may should receive significant stresses which may lead to earthquakes for 20th May are as follows:

  • Fiji  (20S, 178E, 177E)
  • Iran  (27N, 28N, 52E, 57E, 58E, 61E, 62E)
  • Papua New Guinea  (7S, 147E, 148E, 151E,152E)
  • Peru  (7S, 16S, 73W, 80W)
  • Vanuatu  (16E, 20S, 170E)  and possibly
  • Equador, (1N, 1S, 80W)
Smaller events in
  • France (47N, 48N, 49N, 1E, 1W)
  • Romania  (47N, 24E, 27E, 28E)
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4.6R in S. IRAN <---Spot on


A 4.6R earthquake was reported in S. Iran, at the epicenter location as shown in the above map, just 50km from Shiraz. As far as prediction is concerned, we see the above Iran calendar for the month of may. We can observe the strong spikes from 17-19th ,(note +-1 day accuracy). Finally, to confirm location we also show you below todays stress points for Iran. The encircled point is spot on.
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Magnitudemb 4.6
RegionSOUTHERN IRAN
Date time2019-05-18 07:48:18.9 UTC
Location29.65 N ; 52.02 E
Depth15 km
Distances51 km W of Shīrāz, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 1,250,000 / local time: 12:18:18.9 2019-05-18
36 km E of Kāzerūn, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 94,600 / local time: 12:18:18.9 2019-05-18

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Friday, May 17, 2019

4.7R in NEPAL

A small 4.7R earthquake was reported in Nepal 66km from Kathmandu. Below we see the earthquake calendar of Nepal where it can be seen it is 2 days late. Be Safe Be Good



Magnitudemb 4.7
RegionNEPAL-INDIA BORDER REGION
Date time2019-05-17 08:23:36.8 UTC
Location27.95 N ; 84.71 E
Depth10 km
Distances66 km NW of Kathmandu, Nepal / pop: 1,443,000 / local time: 14:08:36.8 2019-05-17
40 km NE of Bharatpur, Nepal / pop: 108,000 / local time: 14:08:36.8 2019-05-17
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

PNG assesses damage from magnitude 7.5 earthquake


Authorities in Papua New Guinea have dispatched teams in the Pacific island nation's New Britain province to monitor remote communities for casualties and assess the extent of damage after a powerful, shallow earthquake rattled coastal towns.
The magnitude 7.5 offshore tremor struck around 50km east of the main city of Rabaul at a depth of around 10km just before 11pm on Tuesday (13:00 GMT), according to the United States Geological Survey.
It triggered an initial tsunami warning, though local officials said no waves were observed, nor any casualties reported yet but that they were seeking information on residents outside urban areas.
Don Tokunai, Disaster Management Office coordinator in Rabaul, said there was "no information as of yet" of any injuries or deaths.
"We are conducting the assessment starting this morning," he told Reuters news agency by telephone. "We have asked all the district response teams to come back to us by 2 o'clock this afternoon (04:00 GMT)."
Garfield Tarabu, a spokesman at the National Disaster Centre, also told The Associated Press news agency that a disaster coordinator was on the ground assessing the situation but they had not yet gotten an update on the extent of the damage.
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Strong aftershock kills dozens in Papua New Guinea

Police Sergeant Frank Kilaur described the tremor as "very strong".
"[It] shook the whole place up," he said by telephone from the police station. "At the moment we haven't had any reports of damage ... We are OK here."
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said dangerous tsunami waves were possible within 1,000km of the quake's epicentre along the coasts of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, before later saying the threat had passed.
Tokunai said shortly after the tremor that villagers on islands closer to the epicentre and on the west coast of New Ireland reported the ocean receding, but no damaging waves or casualties.
"They said they just woke up and felt the shake, but that they are still OK there," he said.
Papua New Guinea, one of the world's poorest countries, sits on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and is still rebuilding from a magnitude 7.5 quake that hit some 900km to the west early last year that killed at least 100 people.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/png-assesses-damage-magnitude-75-earthquake-190515015939353.html
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5.1R in the Gulf of Aden



A 5.1R earthquake was reported in the Gulf of Aden. The epicenter is shown at the map on top. We also show the day's stress points we calculated for the region. The encircled point is shown also above, where we see it is very close to the epicenter. Be Safe Be Good.


Magnitudemb 5.1
RegionGULF OF ADEN
Date time2019-05-15 12:11:00.6 UTC
Location12.07 N ; 46.26 E
Depth10 km
Distances344 km E of Djibouti, Djibouti / pop: 624,000 / local time: 15:11:00.6 2019-05-15
154 km SE of Aden, Yemen / pop: 551,000 / local time: 15:11:00.6 2019-05-15

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

7.5R in Papua new Guiness

A powerful earthquake measuring magnitude 7.5 has struck Papua New Guinea. The quake was centered 28 miles northeast of Kokopo and hit at a relatively shallow depth of 6 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake had triggered a tsunami alert for the country and the nearby Solomon Islands, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center later said the tsunami threat passed.
Papua New Guinea is located on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, to the east of Indonesia. It sits on the Pacific's "Ring of Fire," the arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean where most of the world's earthquakes and volcanic activity occur.
The PNG calendar for May is shown below and we can see it seems a day early but the peak is there.

Below we see also the calculated stress points for the PNG region where we see the stress point very close to the earthquake epicenter.


MagnitudeMw 7.5
RegionNEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.
Date time2019-05-14 12:58:25.4 UTC
Location4.08 S ; 152.59 E
Depth10 km
Distances842 km NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 284,000 / local time: 22:58:25.4 2019-05-14
47 km NE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea / pop: 26,300 / local time: 22:58:25.4 2019-05-14

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5.2R off East Coast of New Zealand <---Expected

A strong 5.2R earthquake was reported this afternoon in New Zealand, off the East Coast, 90 km South of Gisborne. No further news we have about it. Below we see the New Zealand calendar for May 2019 where clearly it shows a peak for the expected event. Be Safe Be Good.


MagnitudeMw 5.2
RegionOFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z.
Date time2019-05-14 11:16:36.7 UTC
Location39.41 S ; 178.40 E
Depth10 km
Distances372 km NE of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 382,000 / local time: 23:16:36.7 2019-05-14
91 km S of Gisborne, New Zealand / pop: 34,300 / local time: 23:16:36.7 2019-05-14

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Planets today

The planet position today in the skies. We can see the Earth speeds towards the expected conjunction in 2020 with Jupiter and Saturn. However we will see many more events before.Below we see some recent earthquakes and a list, where we see the times are quiet for now, with minor events.





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Monday, May 13, 2019

Double 4.6R in Southern Greece.


A double earthquake was reported in Southern Greece opposite Pyrgos. The epicenter was in the sea, 15 km from Kardamas. Peloponnese. We remind you that this is a period in time when doubles are expected as we posted here. So here we go a pronounced set of events confirming it. We also show you below the stress points for the region of interest for today. The nearst stress point is 37N, 21E, and the epicenters are to less than one degree from it, the limit of our accuracy at this stage. Superb results.






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Magnitudemb 4.7
RegionSOUTHERN GREECE
Date time2019-05-13 16:57:17.7 UTC
Location37.68 N ; 21.20 E
Depth5 km
Distances224 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 19:57:17.7 2019-05-13
78 km SW of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 19:57:17.7 2019-05-13
21 km W of Pýrgos, Greece / pop: 22,400 / local time: 19:57:17.7 2019-05-13
15 km SW of Kardamás, Greece / pop: 1,200 / local time: 19:57:17.7 2019-05-13

agnitudemb 4.5
RegionSOUTHERN GREECE
Date time2019-05-13 15:31:25.5 UTC
Location37.50 N ; 21.26 E
Depth1 km
Distances223 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 18:31:25.5 2019-05-13
93 km SW of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 18:31:25.5 2019-05-13
25 km SW of Pýrgos, Greece / pop: 22,400 / local time: 18:31:25.5 2019-05-13

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China Strengthens Disaster Prevention, Relief Education



China will hold over 1,000 lectures on earthquake resistance and disaster relief nationwide this year as the country made persistent efforts on raising public awareness and capability of disaster reduction.
The lectures will be held in schools, government agencies, enterprises, communities and villages in forms including expert instruction, emergency first-aid training and evacuation drills, the China Earthquake Administration said on the launch ceremony of the lectures Sunday.
In addition, the first open online course on earthquake resistance and disaster relief was also held, showing the correct way to respond to earthquakes by introducing a number of vivid cases.
Sunday also marked China's 11th national day for disaster prevention and relief, which commemorates the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake that left more than 80,000 people dead or missing.
The day was established in 2009 to raise public awareness of disaster prevention and to increase knowledge and skills to enable survivors to better cope during and after disasters.
The theme for 2019 is to raise capability of disaster prevention and reduction, and construct safety line for life, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.
Plenty of activities on disaster reduction have been carried out including first-aid skill contests and drills to beef up the country's disaster prevention capability, the ministry said. 

http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/features/education/1905/6517-1.htm
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4.9R in Taiwan <--As expected



TAIPEI: An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 shook parts of Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, on Monday (May 13), the island's Central Weather Bureau said.
The quake was centred in the northeastern county of Yilan, it added. There were no immediate reports of injuries or significant damage.
It comes nearly a month after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan's coastal city of Hualien, in what authorities said was the largest quake to hit Taiwan so far this year.
Seventeen people were injured in the Apr 18 earthquake, which shook buildings and temporarily halted metro services in Taipei.
One of those injured, a Malaysian tourist, subsequently died after he was hit by falling rocks while hiking in the island's Taroko Gorge National Park.
Below we see the Taiwan calendar of stressed days and we see there is a strong peak today. The epicenter was 13 km E of Yilan, Taiwan. Below also find the nearest stress point close to the epicentre from our software. Great prediction!

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/taipei-earthquake-taiwan-magnitude-yilan-11528756



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MagnitudeML 4.9
RegionTAIWAN
Date time2019-05-13 08:55:21.4 UTC
Location24.76 N ; 121.88 E
Depth88 km
Distances47 km SE of Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China / pop: 7,872,000 / local time: 16:55:21.4 2019-05-13
13 km E of Yilan, Taiwan, Province of China / pop: 94,200 / local time: 16:55:21.4 2019-05-13

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5.2R in Central Peru


A strong 5.2R earthquake has been reported in Central Peru, just 31km North of Pampas in Peru.
The epicenter location is shown in the above maps. There is no news yet of any damages.


Magnitudemb 5.2
RegionCENTRAL PERU
Date time2019-05-13 07:10:30.6 UTC
Location12.13 S ; 74.84 W
Depth80 km
Distances238 km E of Lima, Peru / pop: 7,738,000 / local time: 02:10:30.6 2019-05-13
43 km E of Huancayo, Peru / pop: 377,000 / local time: 02:10:30.6 2019-05-13
31 km N of Pampas, Peru / pop: 5,600 / local time: 02:10:30.6 2019-05-13

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

6.1R in Panama-Costa Rica Border Region

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica at 1:24 pm Sunday afternoon.
The earthquake had an epicenter approximately 7.5 km south of the town of Corredor, Puntarenas. It had a depth of 9 km, according to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI), based at Universidad Nacional (UNA) in Heredia, north of San José.
Shaking was felt throughout the Puntarenas province and in the Greater Metropolitan Area. Residents in San José, Cartago, San Isidro de El General and in towns across Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast reported on social media that they had felt the initial earthquake.
The daily La Nación said some Southern Zone neighborhoods have experienced power outageOVSICORI reported a pair of aftershocks of magnitude 4.1 and 3.0, respectively, with epicenters near the initial quake.
Below we show you the stress points calculated for the region using our techniques. The one encircled is very close to the epicenter. as can be seen below



MagnitudeMw 6.1
RegionPANAMA-COSTA RICA BORDER REGION
Date time2019-05-12 19:24:52.1 UTC
Location8.62 N ; 82.82 W
Depth30 km
Distances201 km SE of San José, Costa Rica / pop: 336,000 / local time: 13:24:52.1 2019-05-12
48 km NW of David, Panama / pop: 82,900 / local time: 14:24:52.1 2019-05-12
10 km W of San Andrés, Panama / pop: 1,300 / local time: 14:24:52.1 2019-05-12

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5.3R in Iran-Iraq Border <--As predicted



 A 5.3R earthquake has been reported this morning at the Iran Iraq border. The epicenter location can be seen in the map above. It is 34km from Halabjah, of Iraq, although it is within the Iranian territory.
The map below shows the predicted tress points in the area according to our software. The difference in coordinates between predicted and actual, is less than 1 degree for the location of the epicenter. The earthquake was expected today as can be seen from the Iranian calendar shown below.




Magnitudemb 5.3
RegionIRAN-IRAQ BORDER REGION
Date time2019-05-11 10:28:59.6 UTC
Location34.91 N ; 45.81 E
Depth10 km
Distances217 km NE of Baghdad, Iraq / pop: 5,673,000 / local time: 13:28:59.6 2019-05-11
80 km SE of As Sulaymānīyah, Iraq / pop: 724,000 / local time: 13:28:59.6 2019-05-11
34 km SW of Ḩalabjah, Iraq / pop: 57,400 / local time: 13:28:59.6 2019-05-11

 







 

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