As I was checking out the RSOE, this EQ literally rang out in Alaska:
EDIS Number EQ-20170508-708612-US
Magnitude M 6.6
Mercalli scale 8
Date-Time [UTC] 8th May 2017 05:00:42 PM
Local Date/Time Tuesday,May 09th, 2017 at 06:00 in the at night at epicenter
Coordinate 51° 21.114,178° 34.920
Depth 1 km [0.62 miles]
Hypocentrum Shallow depth
Location 222.0 km [137.94 miles] to Adak,North-America
I think more attention needs to be paid to this subject right now. We've got "Kick 'Em Jenny" volcano in the Caribbean that was raised to "Orange"
last week (essentially a 3, on a scale of 1-5, 4 being volcano activity being spotted, and 5 being full-blown eruption). As of now, the alert has been
lowered to "Yellow", (level 2 out of 5), which would normally make one with a nervous sensitivity like myself feel better.... But after perusing for
more information on the topic, I found this article written on May 2 of this year, 2017. Interesting.
A piece of it:
T GEORGE’S, Grenada, Tuesday May 2, 2017 – The University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre (SRC) is monitoring increased activity
at underwater volcano Kick ’em Jenny following scores of eruption over the past few days, but it says there’s no tsunami threat so far.
The Trinidad-based SRC said the first eruption at the region’s only submarine volcano – which is located about five miles north of Grenada –
occurred on Saturday around 5:45 pm, with reports of it being felt in St Patrick’s, Grenada.
In its update yesterday, Grenada’s National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) said at least 43 “mostly low magnitudes volcanic earthquakes” –
in the magnitude range of 1.5 to 2.3 – had occurred between that first tremor and 10:41 a.m. yesterday. There were a few larger events with the
largest at magnitude 3.0.
On Sunday, the UWI/SRC recorded a high amplitude signal, lasting about 25 seconds, on one of the Grenada stations. The signal was also recorded on a
station in Montserrat.
“This signal follows an increase in the number of background events associated with the Kick ’em Jenny volcano,” the SRC said in a release on
Read more: www.caribbean360.com...
We've had TX hit with a few in the last week (3+s), Missouri boot heel, and today even Arkansas got a tickle:
EDIS Number EQ-20170508-708543-USA
Magnitude M 2.2
Mercalli scale 1
Date-Time [UTC] 8th May 2017 03:21:11 AM
Local Date/Time Sunday,May 07th, 2017 at 22:21 in the in the evening at epicenter
Coordinate 36° 10.200,91° 18.600
Depth 16 km [9.94 miles]
Hypocentrum Shallow depth
Location 6.00 km [3.73 miles] to Ravenden,North-America
In addition, something that caught my eye today, was an EQ just offshore of California, near that subduction zone that is supposedly part of the Juan
de Fuc*a-Uppa-The-Coastline-a slow-slip fault thingie:
EDIS Number EQ-20170508-708459-US
Magnitude M 2.9
Mercalli scale 1
Date-Time [UTC] 8th May 2017 06:59:34 AM
Local Date/Time Monday,May 08th, 2017 at 23:59 in the at night at epicenter
Coordinate 40° 22.580,124° 55.560
Depth -0.3 km [-0.19 miles]
Location 75.00 km [46.60 miles] to Ferndale,North-America
I'm also going to sprinkle here gently, some of my other concerns with regards to The California Situation:
I've only lived here a coupla decades- but that's long enough for my OCD self to track weather, and months, and climates, etc. Here's my thumb-tacked
note up on the wall of Office Announcements: the last 2 days of weather here in the San Fernando Valley was exceptionally, outstandlingly strange and
unlike ANYTHING I have EVER experienced in MAY in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. The week prior to this weekend, my children were all dressing in summer clothes
and despite the copious amounts of SPF 8 million sunscreen, they came home burnt to a crisp each afternoon. That's a normal End of April, start of May
weather in SoCal. Groovy. But then Friday night came....and the temperature started falling...the wind picked up, a brisk COLD wind. That's not normal
for May in SoCal. But then the temps proceeded to fall into the FORTIES (45*f at NOON on Saturday!) and pretty hover there throughout the weekend. We
kicked on the furnace last night, it was so cold. I've never before, in my 18 yrs of living here, used any HEATING device after March. Nonetheless,
this was by far one of the coldest 2 days I've ever had here in SoCal in 18 years. The rain was thick with juicy drops.
Which brings me to my next point: we've got the whole Oroville Dam situation going on. Did you know that the earthen dam is showing signs of multiple
"spontaneous leaks"? Something I've learned in the last coupla months of reading/watching everything I can about our northern California water
situation (dams, rivers, controlling releases, a buttload of snow pack from our heaviest snowfall year in a decade at least, which WILL be melting
into the same streams and rivers that are already showing signs of stress and flooding threats... Now, what comes to mind next...is that idea that the
large Alaskan EQ form last week was perhaps triggered by sudden snow melt, thus displacing the weight of that so suddenly that the ground beneath
somewhat "sprang up", much like the trampoline as my kid's feet push them up into the air, off the trampoline. Kid's weight leaves the area, thus, the
trampoline springs up. (Not everybody is a visual-learner/visual-explainer-- I find I best communicate my thoughts sometimes through the use of
calling upon another's imagination.)
So....USA-speaking....volcanoes are dancing just offshore, we've got 1/3 of the American country sitting atop a huge magma dome...It would seem that
the Slow-Slip Juan de F*ck-up-de-Coastline is beginning to release some stress....the snow melt...the rain lately....the damn dams....
Dude. Mother Nature is not feeling well lately. I feel like her immune system is kicking in, and ready to knock out any viruses that are sapping her
strength. Sadly. We humans are the virus.
I apologize if this post includes more of an emotional write- up than I typically write. I love facts, and science, and anything else with "right or
wrong" answers. Most likely due to a childhood of chaos.
It seems to me, that if I had more formal education in these areas, I'd have the
vocabulary to more succinctly explain the formulaic fantasy my mind seems to be itching at, if you will. Argh. Well. I guess we all know what I'd
spend my lottery money on: COLLEGE. DIPLOMA. Heh.
Thank you for allowing me to post this stew of Facts and Thoughts.
Much Love, ATSers.