reply to post by Shirakawa
Now why in the world would you overlay a BHN from one station over a BHE from another?
The bottom line is if this was consistent ground movement, and not a station error, both stations would be showing the exact same thing- with the
furthest one showing the amplitude to a much lesser degree. But that's not what I am seeing in GEE at all. MPM is off on it's own trip. And CI.TIN,
the other BB station in the area, is off on its own unrelated trip too. So honestly I just can't see the correlation you are trying to make.
I used to advocate observing all three channels for each station as opposed to just monitoring BHZ (vertical) channels. But now I only monitor BHZ
channels, and have changed my thinking on that.
Reasons are this:
1) If something happens, I can always request the BHE and BHN channels for any station.
2) It saves bandwidth, and allows me to monitor 3 times the stations.
3) Very pertinent to this OP, I have seen so many strange behaviors with BHE and BHN channels, I finally got tired of chasing them all down. I can
remember times back when we were doing Yellowstone where I would see 30 and even 50 micron movements sometimes on those channels, with nothing at all
on the BHZ channels.
4) If a major slippage were to occur, it would be very unlikely that the movement would register only N/S or E/W. There would almost certainly be a
vertical component of some significance that would also register.
All these things have me now just monitoring BHZ channels- and I tell ya- it has really saved me worrying about stuff like this in the OP- all
speculation based upon BHE and BHN channel movements. But ok, speculate some more folks, lol, that's what ATS is for.
In closing, I still stand by my original assessment that there is something wrong with CWC. Been there done that too many times, and that is not a
natural pattern. If it was MPM would be showing very close to the same on both channels, to a lesser amplitude, if not identical- and so would TIN.
And that just not what I am seeing. But fun to disagree.
In general, however, it does seem to me lately that activity has been picking up in CA overall. But as many have pointed out before, Californians just
love those little stress-relieving quakes. It's when everything stops for six months to a year that maybe it's time to start worrying.