reply to post by ujustneverknow
Is it this series of earthquakes that caught your eye?
off Bozburun Aciklari, Mulga, Turkey
EMSC call this spot "Dodecanese Islands, Greece" and the Greeks describe the area as " N of Rhodos"
The National Observatory of Athens show a few on their
Live last 24 hrs Map
and EMSC have
some (but I don't like EMSC much because they only have 2 decimal points in their lat/long and that makes it look like a grid (vague locations)) .
The best coverage of this series is provided by koeri
- Bogazici University Kandilli
Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute of Turkey.
interactive version of that map here
Seems to have started with a 4.4 ML at 9.04pm on the 24th UTC and just carried on from there, 139 events so far.
Hard to say if this is technically speaking a "Swarm", the 4.4 stands out as a higher magnitude event and it was the initial event, so these could
just be aftershocks of that, although 139 aftershocks from a 4.4 seems a lot.
Perhaps there is a Mag 6 in the pipeline ( fault), although this area doesn't have a history of foreshock build up like the San Andreas does.
60 tonnes of TNT energy released in the 4.4L , next biggest a 4.3 (42TTNT) then two 4.0's (15TTNT), a few 3's but most of them 2's. All up at the time
I downloaded the data 152 TTNT has been released, equal to a single 4.67ML quake.
Interesting though, pretty quiet elsewhere.
edit on 25-11-2012 by muzzy because: (no reason given)