posted on May, 16 2011 @ 09:01 PM
Really windy here, got the day off
I'm doing a cross section anaylisis of the European-Mediterranean region using EMSC data from March 15th to May 15th to see the shape of the
Wadati-Benioff zone between the African and European Plates ( if there is one)
and while doing the Italian section Longitude 10E to 19E I zoomed into Sicily to see what is going on there.
There was a really deep Mag 2.8 quake 30/03/2011 3:25:56 p.m. UTC, 298km deep, that made me look twice.
Interesting that while Etna is belching, Stromboli (little island center top on the map) is dead quake wise.
The even pattern of the Mt. Etna quakes is likely due to there being only 2 decimal points in EMSC data (pretty poor really) I'd guess they were more
randomly spaced than that.
Not many quakes though, considering it erupted
FWIW so far there appears to be no subduction zone from the Azores east to the island of Sardinia. More work to do yet though, its pretty complicated
i can't match the graph North/South section to the map without tipping Europe over in its side
Heres a teaser example of what they look like, I'll put them all on one page when I'm done and post the link here.
edit on 16-5-2011 by muzzy because: (no reason given)