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USGS- Turns Off Oregon EQ reporting- EQ's Stoping at the N and S borders? Mining and politics!

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posted on Jun, 20 2018 @ 04:25 PM
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Can anyone find recent EQ's less than a month old from mag 0.1 +, 2.5+, or higher being reported within in the state of Oregon?

Why are there ZERO earthquakes being reported in one of the most hazardous areas on the west coast for EQ's AND Tsunami's. Look at the history of quakes and now look at the last month??? BARELY NOTHING USGS ?

Specifically for the entire state of Oregon--- The USGS notice when a search is done try it for yourself!

The current selection does not currently include any earthquakes.

Earthquakes happen around the world all the time. Change your options to view more earthquakes.

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OK in a 1 month search 7 EQ's came back the rest were being reported as explosions?? really look at the amount being reported NORTH AND SOUTH of Oregon they ALL stop at the borders of Oregon??

I wonder if politics and mining are involved?




posted on Jun, 20 2018 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: TheJesuit

USGS changes how the most recent earthquake map displays now and again. The default view is not to show anything less than M2.5 for CONUS and nothing below M4 worldwide.

This view should show all earthquakes in CONUS for the last 7 days. It goes down to negative magnitude quakes.

For reference, anything below M3 or so won't even be felt.



posted on Jun, 20 2018 @ 04:52 PM
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How can the Hawaii volcano produce a consistent 5.3 quake exactly each day?



posted on Jun, 20 2018 @ 05:00 PM
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a reply to: SeaWorthy
Madame Pele needs her morning coffee.



posted on Jun, 20 2018 @ 05:08 PM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical

Most of those are for Washington only 2 for Oregon?
Compare the amount of EQ's North & South by the borders and they literally stop ? Or am I missing something? I don't think EQ's recognize borders lol



posted on Jun, 20 2018 @ 05:11 PM
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originally posted by: SeaWorthy
How can the Hawaii volcano produce a consistent 5.3 quake exactly each day?


Because the magma chamber acts like a resonance chamber. No different from a musical instrument like a brass horn but at ultra-low frequencies.

vhub.org...
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posted on Jun, 20 2018 @ 05:13 PM
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a reply to: TheJesuit

Only "located" earthquakes are reported. This means that it has to be recorded by at least three seismometers. Very weak earthquakes are not recorded by distant seismometers. That might have something to do with it.



posted on Jun, 20 2018 @ 05:16 PM
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a reply to: stormcell

Quite different, actually.
That might make sense if it had anything to do with the moment magnitude of the earthquakes or if the quakes were substantially deeper than they are.

The quakes occurring at the Kilauea summit are due to slumping in Halema'uma'u and the ongoing deflation of the summit as magma continues to be diverted to the lower east rift.
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posted on Jun, 20 2018 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Look at the historical EQ's in OR vs recently there's a vast difference I couldn't find a map of devices , know where that info can be found? Is it publicly available?



posted on Jun, 20 2018 @ 05:27 PM
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posted on Jun, 20 2018 @ 05:58 PM
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Thanks!!

Total of about 260 seismograph Stations Area's approximately not reporting?? for that area??

About 50 % reporting? In Just the Portland area -16 not reporting ? Big POP area for 50 % reporting

Thank you for the link ill sift thru it ......Jeez info overload!!!

So if this IS truly the case then Oregon has pressure building for a potential large mag EQ........

pnsn.org...



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posted on Jun, 20 2018 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: TheJesuit


So if this IS truly the case then Oregon has pressure building for a potential large mag EQ........


Not necessarily, although the entire Pacific Northwest is fairly seismically active, it's not Chile or Japan by any means:


Nearly 17,000 earthquakes of magnitude 1.0 to 6.0 have been recorded in Oregon and Washington since 1970. About 15-20 quakes a year are felt in the Northwest. Earthquakes are usually felt if they are at least magnitude 3 to 4.

These are some of the significant earthquakes that have occurred in Washington and Oregon:

February 28, 2001: 35 mile deep intraplate earthquake of magnitude 6.8 shakes the Puget Sound region, damaging the Washington State capitol and causing about $2 billion in damage.

July 2, 1999: magnitude 5.9, centered at Satsop, Wash., severely damaged the Grays Harbor County Courthouse in Montesano, Wash.

Jan. 28, 1995: magnitude 5.0, centered 10 miles southwest of Seattle, no big damage but it was the largest quake to hit the Seattle area in 30 years.

Dec. 4, 1993: magnitude 5.1, centered 10 miles northwest of Klamath Falls, light damage to buildings.

Sept. 20, 1993: magnitude 5.9 and 6.0, 15 miles northwest of Klamath Falls, two deaths and $10 million in damage, including county courthouse.

March 25, 1993: magnitude 5.6, at Scotts Mills southeast of Portland, $30 million in damage, including Molalla High School, a Mount Angel church and the Capitol rotunda in Salem. This remains the most destructive quake in terms of property loss in Oregon's history.


Many many more are listed at the link below.

Earthquake Education
Historic Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest



posted on Jun, 20 2018 @ 07:18 PM
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Cool thank you!

a reply to: jadedANDcynical



posted on Jun, 21 2018 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: TheJesuit


So if this IS truly the case then Oregon has pressure building for a potential large mag EQ........



originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
Not necessarily, although the entire Pacific Northwest is fairly seismically active, it's not Chile or Japan by any means:

"Nearly 17,000 earthquakes of magnitude 1.0 to 6.0 have been recorded in Oregon and Washington since 1970"

Your time horizon is too small only going back to 1970. You have to go back to at least 1700 when a tsunami originating from a 9.0 in the pacific northwest devastated Japan, so you might imagine how bad it was in Oregon, before recorded history began there. Some stories tell of entire peoples wiped out in that event, but at the very least the state of Oregon tells people to expect to be without services for at least 2 weeks if or should I say when it happens again. It's happened 41 times in the last 10,000 years, and there's no reason to think there won't be a #42.

An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.

we now know that the Pacific Northwest has experienced forty-one subduction-zone earthquakes in the past ten thousand years. If you divide ten thousand by forty-one, you get two hundred and forty-three, which is Cascadia’s recurrence interval: the average amount of time that elapses between earthquakes. That timespan is dangerous both because it is too long—long enough for us to unwittingly build an entire civilization on top of our continent’s worst fault line—and because it is not long enough. Counting from the earthquake of 1700, we are now three hundred and fifteen years into a two-hundred-and-forty-three-year cycle.
That's misleading, because an average of 243 years doesn't mean it happens every 243 years like clockwork, it doesn't, the time between events can vary from 190 to 1200 years. Maybe the next event will happen in 2100 for all we know. The oregon state government tells about the likelihood prediction made by scientists:

www.oregon.gov...

The Cascadia Subduction Zone has not produced an earthquake since 1700 and is building up pressure where the Juan de Fuca Plate is subsiding underneath the North American plate. Currently, scientists are predicting that there is about a 40 percent chance that a megathrust earthquake of 9.0+ magnitude in this fault zone will occur in the next 50 years. This event will be felt throughout the Pacific Northwest.

With the current preparedness levels of Oregon, we can anticipate being without services and assistance for at least 2 weeks, if not longer, when the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake occurs. While this will be difficult to overcome, our citizens, businesses, schools, government, and communities as a whole can take steps to get prepared. Take action now by actively planning and preparing yourself and your community to be ready for two weeks for disasters.



posted on Jun, 21 2018 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: Arbitrageur

...and sell your beach house while you can.
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posted on Jun, 21 2018 @ 11:53 PM
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a reply to: Arbitrageur

First off, I do believe the OP was referring to quakes within the state of Oregon and not one occurring offshore at the Wadati-Benioff zone, as in your examples.

But, I will say this. Your post tickled something in my brain and I was able to track it down. A thread I made last year entitled, "Port Angeles council told of casualties, destruction of a massive quake," in which I found an interesting paper:


The study examined the Lake Creek-Boundary Creek and Sadie Creek faults along the north flank of the Olympic Mountains, and concludes that there were three to five large, surface-rupturing earthquakes along the faults within the last 13,000 years.




Study Confirms Large Earthquakes along Olympic Mountain Faults

Which I had forgotten about.

A Cascadian mega-thrust event could potentially trigger a large (M6-M7) quake in the surface faults and a quake of that magnitude, especially if shallow, would be absolutely ruinous to the area.




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