posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 12:02 PM
a reply to: jadedANDcynical
The 7.2 in Alaska on Nov. 30 was still producing 5+ M aftershocks until mid-January. I got tired of reporting them all, lol, so tailed off.
It depends on where the earthquakes occur as to whether or not it is considered an aftershock. And this is kind of strange because the quakes are
usually reversed, large one first, then small, but this was the other way around. They say that the 24 hours following a large quake is when you can
have an even larger one. Which seems like that is what happened in California. As time progresses, the odds start dropping that an equal or larger
aftershock will follow.
We haven't had any major aftershocks since the start of the year (I predicted one by Easter but nothing happened thus I have not been hired as a
prophet!). I expect 3 months or so of major movement (4, 5 M-ish) for CA but who knows? I don't think this was a slip-fault quake like ours was.