posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 07:51 PM
First I would like to say that I realize there is already a popular thread going about the swarm, however I would like to offer a seperate thread with
more of a comprehensive/scientific resource for those looking for historical information and links to scientific resources. I don't want to take
away from the other, but instead offer a spot to go for data to back up the great exchange going on there. I know from experience that once a thread
takes off it gets very difficult to offer links since the edit feature was changed awhile ago.
First, there is obviously a large earthquake swarm going on in Southern California. It is actually in a region known as the Brawley Zone...where
three faults intersect, the San Andreas being one of them. Historically the zone has produced mag 7-8 quakes every 180 yrs, with the last one being
in 1700. (do the math
) There is always that chance that IF a large quake came from this zone on the San Andreas, it could propagate North along
the San Andreas Fault, and liquifaction is also a risk in that area.
For a current list of quakes go to the USGS Site
For a historical explanation for the Salton Sea area go HERE
A link to some brief info on the Brawley Seismic zone
Here is an article from the MSM:
Series of small earthquakes
rattles Southern California
Lastly, I have great suscess watching the quakes live in GEE...a program for live seismograph streaming. Here is a screen shot of a series of small
Also, to clear up some issues on perspective: The swarm is roughly 130 miles or so East of San Diego, so while there is concern (but not certainty
yet) that this may be from the San Andreas, since it is under land there is NO concern of tsunamis.
The area is also prone to swarms, so while this is definitely worth watching and a bit worrisome, it certainly doesn't mean the big one is imminenet.
Only time will tell!!