posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 01:39 AM
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Anusuia
It's not abnormal.
With all due respect phage, I think if you look again at the map you linked, and then this
you'll see a distinct difference.
The map I linked, IMO is an example of an earthquake prone area. Even then, that doesn't mean a 5.3 would be normal...depends.
Take another look at the historical map for the area in question in colorado. Not that much. Yes, they have quakes...but that is for over 20 yrs and
NONE of them are big...looks like mainly micro quakes. I would say a quake of this size...especially so many in one day, historically speaking is NOT
normal for the area.
MAP 5.3 2011/08/23 05:46:19 37.118 -104.622 4.0 3 km ( 2 mi) S of Cokedale, CO
MAP 3.0 2011/08/23 02:48:52 37.056 -104.726 5.0 13 km ( 8 mi) SW of Cokedale, CO
MAP 4.6 2011/08/22 23:30:20 37.050 -104.774 5.0 17 km ( 11 mi) SW of Cokedale, CO
MAP 2.9 2011/08/22 13:52:34 37.094 -104.709 5.0 10 km ( 6 mi) SW of Cokedale, CO
Check out the depth. What kind of volcanic structures are around there??? Time to pull up some live seismos...
edit on 23-8-2011 by westcoast
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