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originally posted by: muzzy
Welcome to another year of Quake Watch which has been running now for 14years!
Here are the links to the first page of previous years.
QW 2005 (thread removed)???
World Seismic Events 2003
Scientists have found strong evidence that 2018 will see a big uptick in the number of large earthquakes globally. Earth's rotation, as with many things, is cyclical, slowing down by a few milliseconds per day then speeding up again.
You and I will never notice this very slight variation in the rotational speed of Earth. However, we will certainly notice the result, an increase in the number of severe earthquakes.
To add an interesting twist to the story, 2017 was the 4th consecutive year that Earth's rotation has slowed. This is why the research team believes we can expect more earthquakes in 2018, it is the last of a 5-year slowdown in Earth's rotation.
Currently, the data only notes a striking correlation, but no causation. Hence, scientists are still unsure whether this change in Earth's rotation is the cause of an uptick in earthquakes.
originally posted by: pheonix358
7.6 Quake in the Caribbean Sea northeast of Honduras.
There was a 7.2 precursor at 1.51am (UTC)
The hopefully main quake is listed as either 7.6 or 7.8 depending on source and happened at 2.51am (UTC)
No after shocks as yet.
So ... there could still be another larger one on it way. Let's hope not.
TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST...UPDATED --------------------------------- * TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF BELIZE... CUBA... HONDURAS... MEXICO... CAYMAN ISLANDS... AND JAMAICA. * ACTUAL AMPLITUDES AT THE COAST MAY VARY FROM FORECAST AMPLITUDES DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES IN THE FORECAST AND LOCAL FEATURES. IN PARTICULAR MAXIMUM TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ON ATOLLS OR SMALL ISLANDS AND AT LOCATIONS WITH FRINGING OR BARRIER REEFS WILL LIKELY BE MUCH SMALLER THAN THE FORECAST INDICATES. * FOR ALL OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS MESSAGE... THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT ALTHOUGH SMALL SEA LEVEL CHANGES MAY OCCUR. RECOMMENDED ACTIONS ------------------- * GOVERNMENT AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THREATENED COASTAL AREAS SHOULD TAKE ACTION TO INFORM AND INSTRUCT ANY COASTAL POPULATIONS AT RISK IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR OWN EVALUATION... PROCEDURES AND THE LEVEL OF THREAT. * PERSONS LOCATED IN THREATENED COASTAL AREAS SHOULD STAY ALERT FOR INFORMATION AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FROM NATIONAL AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES. ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL -------------------------- * ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL -ETA- OF THE INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE FOR PLACES WITHIN THREATENED REGIONS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR. LOCATION REGION COORDINATES ETA(UTC) ------------------------------------------------------------ GRAND CAYMAN CAYMAN ISLANDS 19.3N 81.3W 0323 01/10 CAYMAN BRAC CAYMAN ISLANDS 19.7N 79.9W 0328 01/10 PUERTO CORTES HONDURAS 15.9N 88.0W 0342 01/10 COZUMEL MEXICO 20.5N 87.0W 0344 01/10 CIENFUEGOS CUBA 22.0N 80.5W 0346 01/10 SANTIAGO D CUBA CUBA 19.9N 75.8W 0354 01/10 MONTEGO BAY JAMAICA 18.5N 77.9W 0404 01/10 TRUJILLO HONDURAS 15.9N 86.0W 0428 01/10 KINGSTON JAMAICA 17.9N 76.9W 0443 01/10 BELIZE CITY BELIZE 17.5N 88.2W 0452 01/10 SANTA CRZ D SUR CUBA 20.7N 78.0W 0636 01/10 NUEVA GERONA CUBA 21.9N 82.8W 0722 01/10
Someone said something about an earlier quake..precursor possibly.. but I didn't see it reported on USGS, maybe I overlooked it. Can someone link me to it?