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posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 05:25 PM
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I'm not a rocket scientist but come on.... They will revise this.

It's inevitable they do so.

There have been more than 25!!!

And the magnitude will indeed change, it always does.




posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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Originally posted by Annee
Well - - I have to drive through it tomorrow back to the coast.

I'm not concerned.


Well that's good, will be thinking of you and wish you a safe trip. :-)



posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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Couldn't this actually cause problems either north or south of the affected areas? What I am saying is that if the venting is happening in the lower portion of the fault line and causes the other areas to rub, wont that be an even bigger potential for a larger eq in either baja cali or north of Monterrey?



posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 05:29 PM
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August 26, 2012 06:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time
San Onofre Generating Station Declares Unusual Event Due to Mexico Border Earthquake


www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120826005060/en/San-Onofre-Generating-Station-Declares-Unusual-Event


SAN ONOFRE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In compliance with regulations, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) declared a Notice of Unusual Event at 12:39 p.m. after an earthquake was detected by the station’s monitoring system. The station subsequently received reports of earthquakes near the Mexico border.

The plant has been off-line since earlier this year, and there is no safety risk for the public or SONGS employees.

This declaration follows the protocols set by of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission which also includes notification of state and community partners. All notifications have been made.

For updates, please visit www.SONGScommunity.com, or follow us on Twitter at SCE_SONGS and on www.facebook/socaledison.

The San Onofre plant is jointly owned by SCE (78.21%), San Diego Gas & Electric (20%), and the city of Riverside (1.79%).

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posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 05:31 PM
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Originally posted by MamaJ

Originally posted by Annee
Well - - I have to drive through it tomorrow back to the coast.

I'm not concerned.


Well that's good, will be thinking of you and wish you a safe trip. :-)


Thanks.

Earthquakes are something I grew up with.

I'll watch out for collapsed bridges though.



posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 05:48 PM
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Here are the numbers that I'm seeing for this swarm thus far: 196 total EQ's in the immediate vicinity, 87 over 2.5, 37 over 3.0, 7 over 4.0 and 2 over 5.0 -

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posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 05:54 PM
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I would wait, it will change. They surely have not been able to keep up. I bet it's been absolutely crazy for them today. When the numbers settle maybe get more accurate numbers.

It seems as if the activity is slowing down... Do you all see this as well?



posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 05:56 PM
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Originally posted by antar
reply to post by TrueAmerican
 


Couldn't this actually cause problems either north or south of the affected areas? What I am saying is that if the venting is happening in the lower portion of the fault line and causes the other areas to rub, wont that be an even bigger potential for a larger eq in either baja cali or north of Monterrey?


Ok now I remember. Yeah that big quake was just south of the border, a bit south of where the 5.4 is hitting now. So this is exactly what it may be- just late reactions to the earlier big quake. Scientists expect this to a degree nowadays. Big quakes relieve stress on one part of the fault, but also load up adjacent areas with stress. So my read on this is:

1. tectonic
2. belated aftershock activity to the big Mexicali quake a while back, as this is further north on similar fault.
3. My guess is this will just die down, and I can't see the mag's increasing much beyond the 5.4. Of course if anyone had said that before the 5.4 hit, well...They'd have been wrong. So yeah, we gotta watch it....Never know. And update: still many microquakes happening, and many not going to get reported.

EDIT: ok, I got a really good read on that 4.3 that just happened...and my guess was 4.2, so I am zeroing in on the mags...
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posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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This has my attention for sure...I have family in Cali and just found out the path for Isaac has changed to pass right over my area so I'll be up watching both I guess
latimesblogs.latimes.com...



posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 06:02 PM
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Looking at the global maps of quakes today, it looks as if virtually everything but california has come to a quiet stop.

Does anyone know if this is because all HAS gone quiet, or because the systems will overwhelmed with the Californian swarm?

My thoughts to those who are in the middle of the swarms - it must be quite terrifying.



posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 06:03 PM
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Originally posted by MamaJ
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I would wait, it will change. They surely have not been able to keep up. I bet it's been absolutely crazy for them today. When the numbers settle maybe get more accurate numbers.

It seems as if the activity is slowing down... Do you all see this as well?


Yep, you're right about the numbers. It looks to me like they're still coming in with about the same frequency though. What's really eerie is looking at the rest of global map as Wanda and others have mentioned. Practically dead.


Sunday August 26 2012, 22:58:41 UTC 3 minutes ago Southern California 4.3
Sunday August 26 2012, 22:57:42 UTC 4 minutes ago Southern California 2.4
Sunday August 26 2012, 22:56:48 UTC 5 minutes ago Southern California 1.9
Sunday August 26 2012, 22:54:47 UTC 7 minutes ago Southern California 2.3
Sunday August 26 2012, 22:53:35 UTC 8 minutes ago Southern California 3.4
Sunday August 26 2012, 22:53:02 UTC 9 minutes ago Southern California 1.7
Sunday August 26 2012, 22:52:09 UTC 10 minutes ago Southern California 3.4

Source
From these numbers, I'd venture to say that the frequency has actually increased.
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posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 06:04 PM
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Originally posted by StealthyKat
This has my attention for sure...I have family in Cali and just found out the path for Isaac has changed to pass right over my area so I'll be up watching both I guess
latimesblogs.latimes.com...


Hey there Lady! I haven't seen you around lately and wondered if you would show up to say what was on your mind.

This stuff is crazy looking today. I have been in shock this entire afternoon.

Hopefully it will die down and it's all just minor aftershocks.



posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 06:14 PM
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Hey Mama! Well I have been starting a new business so I haven't been on as much....but...yeah...this has my attention. Let's hope this dies down but wow....it sure seems to be active!



posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 06:18 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.


Originally posted by MamaJ
reply to post by sageturkey
 


I would wait, it will change. They surely have not been able to keep up. I bet it's been absolutely crazy for them today. When the numbers settle maybe get more accurate numbers.

It seems as if the activity is slowing down... Do you all see this as well?

I'm sure they're still busy checking incoming data and updating. It being a Sunday doesn't help; they won't have as many staff on to do the finer cross-checking work. But even so, there's been something like 38 quakes reported by SCEC in the past hour in that region and (IIRC) 49 in the hour before that -- so we could call that a relative slowdown.


Originally posted by wanda
Looking at the global maps of quakes today, it looks as if virtually everything but california has come to a quiet stop.

Does anyone know if this is because all HAS gone quiet, or because the systems will overwhelmed with the Californian swarm?

My thoughts to those who are in the middle of the swarms - it must be quite terrifying.

Quoting here so I don't lose track.


Hi Wanda,
there's been a fair amount of activity in other parts of the world. Turkey especially has been rather busy (but it often is anyway). But because the majority of the quakes are fairly small they don't even show on most world quake maps -- like USGS's. But if we look at the all-world list on EMSC here for example, we can see that a fair amount has been going on.

Interestingly though, the past 3 hours have been pretty quiet. However I've seen lulls like this before and it doesn't have to signify anything.

Also, the EMSC list hasn't fully updated yet with all the SoCal quakes, probably as they need to be sorted before adding. So their eventual arhcived list will likely be a lot more complete.

Regarding the people in the middle of the swarm -- it could be disturbing for some. I've only experienced mild quakes where I live (mag 2 range!) and I didn't enjoy them by any means. But when things get up around mag 5, it can be very serious and I would blame people for being on edge.

Regards,

Mike

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 06:24 PM
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Yeah I see USGS took time to put in the Guatemala Quake (4.2) so they must feel a bit of relief or else I don't think we would see it just yet.



posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 06:25 PM
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Oh congrats! Hope it works for you and you become a billionaire! Lol I really do!

Yeah this swarm has been quite a shock to watch unfold.

I'm definitely hoping for the best too.



posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 06:27 PM
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I do see that they are now updating a few others (2 anyway) over 4.0 around the globe now, playing ketchup apparently...



posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 06:29 PM
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TA, while I tend to go with you on the tectonic cause being most likely, the reason I was wondering out loud about a possible volcanic link is because there are hot springs in the region there. To explain, where I live in the Czech Republic it's generally very stable and larger quakes are rare. But we have a region in the west of the country that gets swarms and in the most recent one a couple of years ago, they had around 10,000 quakes in two weeks.

Now, that region just happens to be not all that far from Karlovy Vary (aka Carlsbad), which is renowned for its hot springs, like this one, for example:

(Click on thumbnail for full-sized pic, folks.
BTW, the pic is my own, so there's no linky and no copyright issues.
)

Karlovy Vary almost never gets quakes, but just some tens of km away is our most quake-active region. It also has a few hots springs and hot mud pools, and locals report that when there's a quake, the pools change in intensity.

So, long rave short, what I'm thinking is that while the quakes may not be volcanic themselves, they could be connected to volcanic activity in the region.

Am I making sense? (It's almost 1:30 am here so I'm not sure...
)

Mike

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.
edit on 26/8/12 by JustMike because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 06:34 PM
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reply to post by StealthyKat
 

Hi StealthyKat,

good to see you! Hope things stay relatively calm for you there, and for your Cali family as well.

Hmmm... Maybe we need a "StormWatch" thread as well, besides QuakeWatch and VolcanoWatch... It would make sense, as it would not only cover the hurricanes but tornadoes and other windy mischief as well.

Mike

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 06:35 PM
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One happening now abclocal.go.com...
edit on 8/26/2012 by StealthyKat because: (no reason given)





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