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There is no such thing as "earthquake weather".
Statistically, there is an equal distribution of earthquakes in cold weather, hot weather, rainy weather, etc.
Furthermore, there is no physical way that the weather could affect the forces several miles beneath the surface of the earth.
The changes in barometric pressure in the atmosphere are very small compared to the forces in the crust, and the effect of the barometric pressure does not reach beneath the soil.
Numerous earthquake swarms have occurred near the intersection and just to the west. Linear trends of earthquake near the intersection strike southwest or south and have previously been identified as faults cutting the overriding Virgin Islands Platform...
Westerly spreading rupture would encounter a relatively simple plate interface and therefore could propagate without stopping until it reaches the structures of the Bahama Bank in the subduction zone near 67°W, some 260 km to the west. If this were to occur, the resulting earthquake would be in the range Mw 8.0–8.4
Originally posted by muzzy
reply to post by JustMike
Thanks, I just tried that and it works.
I'll see what I can draw up, its getting more and more interesting with the Swarms on either side of Central America right now.
Scientists are increasingly pointing to storms as a trigger for earthquakes and mudslides. That's raising questions about the effects that climate change might have on one of the world's deadliest natural catastrophes, and to what extent, if any, insurers and governments could be adapting to the interplay between atmosphere and earth.
This is a report on research that suggests that atmospheric pressure causes high frequency of earthquakes in September. The article begins, "Seismologists have discovered a potential link between earthquakes and the weather, a connection that researchers had dismissed for decades.
Changes in barometric pressure, even by small amounts, seem to have a significant effect on geyser activity on a year-long scale (Rinehart 1972). Many observers of geyser activity note that the temperature of water in geysers and hot springs increase under reduced pressure conditions, usually during the rainy season.
A team led by the late Paul Silver of the Carnegie Institution reported that small earthquakes seem to increase slightly in the autumn, and decrease in the spring. He surmised that barometric pressure may have a slight effect on the ground.
Until recently, though, the official line from geologists is that such beliefs are false, that there's no relationship between atmospheric and seismic phenomena.
But research published recently in the journal Nature Geosciences says the atmospheric pressure changes associated with some weather systems could help trigger earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions and even the movement of glaciers.
Friday, November 18, 2011 at 02:43:54 UTC
Friday, November 18, 2011 at 02:43:54 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 37.763°S, 179.418°E
Depth 18.4 km (11.4 miles)
Region OFF EAST COAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND, N.Z.
Distances 158 km (98 miles) NE of Gisborne, New Zealand
281 km (174 miles) E of Rotorua, New Zealand
424 km (263 miles) ESE of Auckland, New Zealand
559 km (347 miles) NE of WELLINGTON, New Zealand
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 22.7 km (14.1 miles); depth +/- 8.9 km (5.5 miles)
Parameters NST= 46, Nph= 59, Dmin=100.2 km, Rmss=1.47 sec, Gp= 68°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=B
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc0006tze
Magnitude 5.7 Date-Time Friday, November 18, 2011 at 04:34:07 UTC Friday, November 18, 2011 at 04:34:07 PM
Source...edit on 18-11-2011 by LorraineRKO because: To add Source.
Reference Number 3612567
Universal Time November 18 2011 at 4:34
NZ Daylight Time Friday, November 18 2011 at 5:34 pm
Latitude, Longitude 37.42°S, 179.99°E
Focal Depth 33 km
Richter magnitude 5.8
Region Kermadec Trench
140 km east of Tikitiki
150 km east of Te Araroa
220 km north-east of Gisborne
470 km east of Auckland
The 1995 (February 5) Waitangi Day sequence, offshore East Cape, began with a magnitude 7.0 mainshock at 22:51:02 UTC at a depth of 12km and was followed by 696 aftershocks events 2.84 - 5.99ML within the first 24 hours of the main rupture.
Over the next three weeks a prolific aftershock sequence continued in the outer rise and trench of the Hikurangi margin on the north western face of the Ruatoria undersea debris avalanche of c. 170,000 years ago.
The sequence, to the end of 1995 consisted of ;
2 events 6.2 and 6.6, one at 5.991(6.0)
78 events 5.0 to 5.945
731 events 4.0 to 4.937
2091 events 3.0 to 3.949
115 events 2.0 to 2.95
MAP 6.0 2011/11/18 07:51:27 -37.558 179.311 26.8 OFF EAST COAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND, N.Z.
MAP 5.7 2011/11/18 04:34:07 -37.586 179.292 20.1 OFF EAST COAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND, N.Z.
MAP 5.2 2011/11/18 02:43:54 -37.763 179.418 18.4 OFF EAST COAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND, N.Z.