posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 09:51 AM
Because one of the world's largest and most important seismic networks, IU, is completely down. Nothing coming out of IRIS, or the other less public
sources I have. This is not good, for a lot of reasons. The PTWC is going to have trouble deducing if a big quake is tsunami- generate. And first
responders are going to be waiting hopelessly for epicenter determination.
The world right now is at the mercy of smaller, local networks, many of which are still functioning, but also, many of which are not setup for larger
earthquakes. Many are for volcano monitoring, and clip out easily with larger quakes.
Fortunately, most of the Yellowstone and Long Valley stations are still up, so there is data there. I sweat bullets when those go down.
I will also take this opportunity to mention that for the last several months, the one seismometer at Toba accessible to the world has been either
totally out (most of the time) or intermittent. Very bad. They need to fix that thing.
edit on Thu Mar 10th 2016 by TrueAmerican because: (no