5.9 Earthquake Hit Southern California

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posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 07:33 PM
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Originally posted by SonicInfinity
To all the people saying that Southern California is having an unprecedented amount of earthquakes in a year: Is there any correlating data that can back up this claim? I'd like to see a chart that compares the amount of earthquakes in the general area for the past 10 or 20 years. If it's true that there's more earthquakes happening, you would think a person with knowledge in the field would have put together some graphs by now demonstrating this fact.

[edit on 6/15/2010 by SonicInfinity]
In 1982, per my memory of what I've read in the last 24 hours, in 1982 there were more than 500 quakes on THE FAULT IN QUESTION, with 2 exceeding 5.1. That's 25 years ago, for what it's worth.

I posted a link a page or so back which is a PDF file regarding the geology of the area around 1987. Here it is again: fire.biol.wwu.edu...
I read it and what it says is either a non-sequitur in the minds of others on the thread, those looking for something and grasping at straws, or they didn't read it.




posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 07:59 PM
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brilliant research im gunna look this up, good work



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 08:12 PM
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its unbelievable to think that at any point the earth could just crumble around us



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 08:21 PM
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Originally posted by abecedarian

Originally posted by SonicInfinity
To all the people saying that Southern California is having an unprecedented amount of earthquakes in a year: Is there any correlating data that can back up this claim? I'd like to see a chart that compares the amount of earthquakes in the general area for the past 10 or 20 years. If it's true that there's more earthquakes happening, you would think a person with knowledge in the field would have put together some graphs by now demonstrating this fact.

[edit on 6/15/2010 by SonicInfinity]
In 1982, per my memory of what I've read in the last 24 hours, in 1982 there were more than 500 quakes on THE FAULT IN QUESTION, with 2 exceeding 5.1. That's 25 years ago, for what it's worth.

I posted a link a page or so back which is a PDF file regarding the geology of the area around 1987. Here it is again: fire.biol.wwu.edu...
I read it and what it says is either a non-sequitur in the minds of others on the thread, those looking for something and grasping at straws, or they didn't read it.


Thanks for reposting.

Kinda scary since Im right near 3 Faults, San Andreas Fault, Imperial Fault, and the Cerro Prieto Fault.

I live in Brawley, Ca. So that means im right at the Brawley Spreading Center


Spreading Center- It is a center at the bottom of the ocean that occurs at mid-ocean ridges.



So I really dont know what that means. But I do know we -119 Below Sea Level.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 08:32 PM
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Originally posted by Oozii
Wow, that was intense, anyone else feel it?

Earthquake Details
Magnitude 5.9
Date-Time Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 04:26:58 UTC
Monday, June 14, 2010 at 09:26:58 PM at epicenter

Location 32.698°N, 115.924°W
Depth 6.8 km (4.2 miles)
Region SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Distances 8 km (5 miles) SE (124°) from Ocotillo, CA
24 km (15 miles) WSW (244°) from Seeley, CA
26 km (16 miles) ENE (70°) from Jacumba Hot Springs, CA
36 km (22 miles) WSW (254°) from El Centro, CA
104 km (65 miles) E (79°) from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.4 km (0.2 miles); depth +/- 1.4 km (0.9 miles)
Parameters Nph=062, Dmin=6 km, Rmss=0.32 sec, Gp= 76°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=1
Source California Integrated Seismic Net:
USGS Caltech CGS UCB UCSD UNR




Odd I never felt anything where I'm at altho those who did I do hope that they are alright and no huge damage did happen as I wouldn't want it to happen in my neighborhood at all.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 08:37 PM
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I remember someone posting a thread (I havent read all 10 pages yet of this thread so if its mentioned then sorry
....) about a hidden supervolcano lying under jacumba springs where the springs get their heat from. After seeing the amount of eqs being produced in such a small area close to these springs makes me wonder....Is there any info regarding any landscape changes in the area?

[edit on 15/6/2010 by loner007]



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 08:41 PM
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maybe the increased solar activity is cooking the earths core and speeding tectonic movement? might be that pole shift everybody says we are overdue to have.

PS earthquake kid seems pretty concerned with telephone poles



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 09:02 PM
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Could be. Since I was young, I always here people from around here talking about "Earthquake Weather".

It got windy all of a sudden about an hour ago aswell. It's been 100 - 105 Degree's here for about 2-3weeks, and with hardly any wind.

I also found this bit of information;


Plate-Tectonic and Earthquake Setting of the Salton Trough



Southern California straddles two of the Earth's plates that move past each other,
the Pacific and North American plates (Fig. 1). The Pacific plate is moving relatively to
the northwest and consists of the region southwest of the San Andreas fault and
southwest of the Gulf of California. (This large plate extends all the way to Japan). The
North American plate is moving relatively to the southeast and consists of the region
that is northeast of the San Andreas fault and northeast of the Gulf of California. (This
large plate extends eastward to the center of the Atlantic Ocean). The boundary
between the two plates is quite crooked and includes places where there are steps to the
right, such as in the Gulf of California and Salton Trough, and at least one place where
there is a big bend to the left, in the Transverse Ranges of southern California. Where
the plate boundary is oriented in the direction of motion between the plates, the plates
slide past one another without colliding or pulling away from one another. Where the
plate boundary steps to the right, holes (rifts) in the Earth's crust occur, and when the
boundary bends to the left, pile-ups (mountains) are generated (See Fig. 1). The Gulf of
California and its onshore extension, the Salton Trough (which includes Mexicali,
Imperial, and Coachella Valleys), are located over a series of rifts in the Earth's crust,
which are filling with sediment from above, chiefly from the Colorado River, and
magmatic material from below. The Cerro Prieto geothermal field in Mexico and the
Brawley Seismic zone in the U.S. are located above two of these rifts, and young
volcanoes in these locations are evidence of intrusion of magma from below. These two
regions are linked by a plate-boundary segment known as the Imperial fault. The Cerro
Prieto rift is linked by the Cerro Prieto fault to the next rift south in the Gulf of
California, and the Brawley Seismic Zone is linked by the San Andreas fault to a
junction of three plates at Cape Mendocino, California (well beyond the north end of
Fig. 1). In addition to the plate-boundary faults, there are faults on either side that take
up some of the motion between the North American and Pacific plates, including the
Elsinore and San Jacinto faults and faults in the Mojave Desert (see below).

View The PDF.

Or Here (First Result)

[edit on 15-6-2010 by Oozii]



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 07:50 PM
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Originally posted by TiM3LoRd
maybe the increased solar activity is cooking the earths core and speeding tectonic movement? might be that pole shift everybody says we are overdue to have.

PS earthquake kid seems pretty concerned with telephone poles




wow its like the storyline to 2012




posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 08:16 PM
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Another quake: 4.8 Baja California about 2 hours ago.

Depth 6km.



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 02:05 AM
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Originally posted by Whisper67


Another quake: 4.8 Baja California about 2 hours ago.

Depth 6km.


Thanks for the update.

Earthquake Details
Magnitude 4.8
Date-Time Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 22:32:03 UTC
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 03:32:03 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 31.034°N, 115.641°W
Depth 6 km (3.7 miles) (poorly constrained)
Region BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Distances 43 km (27 miles) SSE (167°) from L�zaro C�rdenas, Baja California, Mexico
46 km (28 miles) NE (50°) from Vicente Guerrero, Baja California, Mexico
74 km (46 miles) W (273°) from San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico
131 km (82 miles) SE (135°) from Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
211 km (131 miles) SE (142°) from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 2.6 km (1.6 miles); depth +/- 31.6 km (19.6 miles)
Parameters Nph= 25, Dmin=157 km, Rmss=0.48 sec, Gp=313°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=4
Source California Integrated Seismic Net:
USGS Caltech CGS UCB UCSD UNR

Event ID ci14753500



Sheesh. Just looking at California on the USGS website gives me the chills. Makes me wonder if we're going to sink or break off.

[EDIT] Well it did make me wonder, that is until I clicked the map and noticed it didnt look as bad.


[edit on 17-6-2010 by Oozii]



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 02:29 AM
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Oh man, Another 4.8, heard rumbling, followed by a bit of movement.
And right after, the dog next door start barking like it was scared...

Earthquake Details
Magnitude 4.8
Date-Time Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 06:57:44 UTC
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 11:57:44 PM at epicenter

Location 31.020°N, 115.724°W
Depth 5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program
Region BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Distances 39 km (24 miles) NE (44°) from Vicente Guerrero, Baja California, Mexico
43 km (27 miles) S (178°) from L�zaro C�rdenas, Baja California, Mexico
81 km (51 miles) W (272°) from San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico
127 km (79 miles) SE (138°) from Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
208 km (129 miles) SE (144°) from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 34.1 km (21.2 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 14, Nph= 14, Dmin=241 km, Rmss=0.92 sec, Gp=252°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=6
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)


Event ID us2010xqal




posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 02:32 AM
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Magnitude 4.7 - GULF OF CALIFORNIA
2010 June 17 07:12:41 UTC
DetailsMapsEarthquake Details
Magnitude 4.7
Date-Time Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 07:12:41 UTC
Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 01:12:41 AM at epicenter

Location 24.391°N, 108.964°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Distances 136 km (84 miles) WSW (252°) from Navolato, Sinaloa, Mexico
138 km (86 miles) E (79°) from La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
140 km (87 miles) SSW (201°) from Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico
1152 km (716 miles) WNW (300°) from MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 12.7 km (7.9 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 74, Nph= 81, Dmin=896.1 km, Rmss=1.05 sec, Gp=202°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6
Source U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

Event ID us2010xqam



Happened right on the fault line.

4.7 Earthquake

[edit on 17-6-2010 by Oozii]



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 04:28 AM
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With the Alaska quakes there's been activity at both ends along those coastal faults. Either that's a good thing as it's letting off pressures, or it's a build up to something bigger. Isn't this area (Gulf of California) one area in the world where the area between gulf coasts is spreading?



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 09:37 AM
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Quakes near ocotillo, CA
15th June = 443
16th June = 163
17th June = 40 So Far:
This is based on the last reading took from earthquake.usgs.gov... which was this:
3.3 2010/06/17 07:23:34 32.712N 115.977W 3.3 4 km ( 2 mi) SSE of Ocotillo, CA

I am no expert on earthquakes - but just a very brief glance through a few days history shows that other large earthquakes happened recently and did not generate almost 700 pre/after shocks like this one did, even though they were larger than the 5.7 that hit here?
It reads like one long quake?
I am confused as to how things are labelled as aftershocks - if we had a 2+ quake in the UK it counts as a quake, so why is it any different elsewhere. If you look at it that way would that not mean there have been 500+ 2+ quakes in the past 3 days, which surely is cause for concern.
Hope someone with more knowledge than I can explain this or at least point out historical data that shows this to be completely normal behaviour?

Concerned Regards



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 09:49 AM
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Makes me thnk of the movie with Kurt russle back in '96 escape from LA where ts the year 2013 and California suffers a severe earthquake and all the "criminals" go to LA which has completely broken off. I can see this happening in reality with all this doom and gloom only if it does happen it won't be criminals it will be the people revolting against the govt "NWO"



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 10:14 AM
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Oneof the reasons so many quakes are showing up is that the USGS report lower quakes in the U.S. than they do elsewhere. Elsewhere when there is a big quake there are also hundreds of aftershocks (say, Indonesia) but because USGS only reports over (I think) 3.5 or 4.5 you don't see many of them. Because of the location of this quake, in a U.S. state, pretty much everything is being recorded and listed.



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 10:16 AM
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Washington's turn:

Magnitude 4.2
Date-Time

* Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 14:23:24 UTC
* Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 07:23:24 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 46.118°N, 120.745°W
Depth 2.2 km (1.4 miles) set by location program
Region WASHINGTON
Distances

* 31 km (19 miles) S (186°) from White Swan, WA
* 34 km (21 miles) N (10°) from Goldendale, WA
* 35 km (22 miles) SSW (206°) from Harrah, WA
* 154 km (95 miles) ENE (69°) from Vancouver, WA

earthquake.usgs.gov...



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by MoorfNZ
Washington's turn:

Magnitude 4.2
Date-Time

* Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 14:23:24 UTC
* Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 07:23:24 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 46.118°N, 120.745°W
Depth 2.2 km (1.4 miles) set by location program
Region WASHINGTON
Distances

* 31 km (19 miles) S (186°) from White Swan, WA
* 34 km (21 miles) N (10°) from Goldendale, WA
* 35 km (22 miles) SSW (206°) from Harrah, WA
* 154 km (95 miles) ENE (69°) from Vancouver, WA

earthquake.usgs.gov...


Thats what it seems like, kinda made me say "wow". And Southern Cali / Baja California is still getting minor 3.0 + and a few 4.0 +.


Earthquake Details
Magnitude 3.4
Date-Time Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 15:12:07 UTC
Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 08:12:07 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 32.466°N, 115.612°W
Depth 2 km (1.2 miles)
Region BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Distances 25 km (15 miles) SSW (213°) from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
26 km (16 miles) SSW (204°) from Calexico, CA
31 km (19 miles) SSW (195°) from Heber, CA
132 km (82 miles) E (93°) from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 1.2 km (0.7 miles); depth +/- 2 km (1.2 miles)
Parameters Nph=054, Dmin=23 km, Rmss=0.38 sec, Gp=198°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=1
Source California Integrated Seismic Net:
USGS Caltech CGS UCB UCSD UNR

Event ID



Thats around 20mins away, and also had damage when the 7.2 struck Apr. 5th.



[edit on 17-6-2010 by Oozii]





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