Earthquake Magnitudes are getting a bit bigger in Virgin Islands-PR swarm

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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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Clearly there is something going on with that spot north of PR and near the Virgin Islands...look at all those quakes...



earthquake.usgs.gov...

A 5.2 and 4.6 just now...(EDIT: downgraded to 4.4)

Is something getting ready to... ?

Hmm, and now seeing another shock coming in...
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lol, this was the 4.4, and the original I saw was the 5.2! I know, it's confusing, sorry!
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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 02:49 PM
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Stay with it, do you think that OZ will be having another major 6+ after the swarm we saw a few days ago on the west coast USA? Is there a connection?



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 02:52 PM
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Well I dunno, but I will say this: If you look closely, you can see quakes on either side of the subduction zone line in this VI-PR swarm...And of course you know I don't like that. Because I believe it can be an indication of the zone destabilizing...and getting ready to rupture...

I mean look at all these quakes there, just today!


MAP 4.4 2012/08/29 19:44:10 19.666 -64.333 31.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 5.2 2012/08/29 19:35:53 19.386 -64.361 14.4 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 3.4 2012/08/29 16:02:33 19.372 -67.411 67.0 PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP 2.7 2012/08/29 15:32:21 17.949 -67.093 6.0 PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP 3.1 2012/08/29 09:14:14 19.629 -64.433 39.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 3.7 2012/08/29 06:37:19 19.630 -64.398 16.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 3.2 2012/08/29 05:55:46 19.051 -64.833 54.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 2.8 2012/08/29 05:11:51 18.993 -64.930 34.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 3.3 2012/08/29 04:35:51 19.631 -64.327 38.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 3.0 2012/08/29 02:13:57 19.305 -64.885 13.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 3.3 2012/08/29 01:54:42 19.627 -64.191 43.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 2.7 2012/08/29 01:24:01 19.664 -64.331 27.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 2.7 2012/08/29 00:44:53 18.614 -64.703 34.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 2.5 2012/08/29 00:10:39 19.640 -64.297 8.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION


earthquake.usgs.gov...
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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 02:59 PM
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PR and the Virgin Islands? That's not very common is it? Surely they are not prepared for that sort of disaster are they? I always thought that area was pretty stable and which is why Haiti was a surprise. (but I know the Haiti quake was not major magnitude, but construction standards were non-existent, thus the devastation).



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 02:59 PM
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I saw that pattern in Kuril... before the 7+ just recently...

I saw that pattern in Kermadec- and two 5.5+'s ensued...

And now seeing it here...

All I am saying is lookout....



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 02:59 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

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Hi TA,

thanks for the thread


Just a query: do you think there has been a significant uptick in these quakes recently? And if so, are we talking about a factor of two, three or perhaps even more? Just wondering, because as far as I recall they've been having a whole bunch of them (very technical term
) around PR for at least the past couple of years or so. So I'd like your take on it if you have the data handy.

Many thanks,

Mike

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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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Well no question the area has been busy with many smaller quakes over that period. But here with these latest quakes from the last few days, activity has appeared to increase and concentrate in this swarm spot. For exacting figures, perhaps ask PuterMan or muzzy, since they are so good at digging those things up...



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 03:04 PM
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Have to go with TA on this, Antar. I also dunno.


Put it this way: there doesn't appear to be any direct, causative link between quakes in the US (eg Cali) and ones in OZ, but for all the experts say in that regard they'll also admit they (and hence of course we laypeople) are still just literally scratching the surface. There could be energy transfer mechanisms involved over great distances that we haven't even theorized yet.

Regards,

Mike


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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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'Kay... Fair enough. I could check QW but as I was wandering past and saw your thread I thought I'd ask.
I know you're watching this stuff pretty well every day and TBH lately I haven't been able to as much as I used to.

I guess it's not only the number of quakes we need to ponder but also the total energy involved, along with any apparent focus along certain fault lines.

EDIT: sorry, man -- I just reread your post with the listed quakes and took in the significance of your comment re the ones appearing either side of the subduction zone line. Apologies. That somehow slipped right by me on my first reading. You're quite right: that is cause for concern! END EDIT

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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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WOW, those are some pretty significant numbers! So is this a precursor to a major quake in the region? Is this tied to volcanic eruptions? Anyway the region is already at high risk so hopefully no major quakes complicate matters.

Take a look at this:
hurricaneharbor.blogspot.com...



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 03:17 PM
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I am thinking that since they were formed through volcanoes perhaps it is pressure from those? I am not one of the members who understand these things but there are times when things just seem abnormal like these swarms.



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 03:19 PM
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TA, are your eyes going cross keeping up with all of this?

Thank you for the heads up. Some day you just might save lives.



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 03:23 PM
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That is so TRUE!!! I often wonder how he/she finds this stuff!



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 03:48 PM
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lol, well first of all it is "he"....And second, I live monitor seismo stations all over the ring of fire...So I see them about as fast as the agencies... One thing to note is that the USGS reports really fast on US quakes, while they take quite a bit longer to report on world quakes...



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 05:50 PM
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They just had another 4.5. Now if you pan out and look at the plates I think the Coco's plate and the El Salavador quakes in the last few days have something to do with the movement on this plate.

Its pretty obvious when you pan out and see the ring of quakes around those two place including the one in Colombia yesterday



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 06:11 PM
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I've been lurking instead of posting the last few months, but TA you have been a very busy man! Almost too much to keep up with! What's the potential big one this zone can throw out? You said its looking like the Kuril 7+ quake, Is that about as big as it could get?



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 06:29 PM
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Originally posted by bkaust
I've been lurking instead of posting the last few months, but TA you have been a very busy man! Almost too much to keep up with! What's the potential big one this zone can throw out? You said its looking like the Kuril 7+ quake, Is that about as big as it could get?


This is happening in the Puerto Rico Trench area. And that's not a good spot:


The Puerto Rico Trench is capable of producing earthquakes greater than magnitude 8.0.


en.wikipedia.org...

Wiki says the last big one in the Trench was an 8.1 in 1787. That means that it's been about 225 years since an 8+ there. And that means accumulated stress. Maybe that stress is getting completely relieved by these smaller quakes, and nothing big will happen. Since swarms rarely lead to big quakes, it probably won't happen. But you never know.



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 06:39 PM
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Thanks
Yeah, SpaceJockey just added a snippet to the QW thread about a past quake and Tsumami they had in the 1800's. Like you said, hopefully the swarm is just releasing and that's that. The bigguns seem to usually pop out of nowhere. (says me with NO real idea on how this crap works, ha!)



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:11 PM
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Found this about Tsunami potential and how the fault system is similar to the San Andreas.

Fault System

Location map Puerto Rico trench - USGS Scientific studies by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have found that an earthquake occurring along this fault zone could generate a significant tsunami. NOAA stated: “A large fault system, which is similar to the San Andreas Fault in California, was discovered in very deep water near the trench. Much of the horizontal sliding between the North American and Caribbean plates occurs along this fault.


Tsunami there could get pretty nasty with all those little islands.

Question for the TA

Would you say most EQ swarms are volcanic related?

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posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:35 PM
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If there is a major quake there would the tidal wave/tsunami reach the continental U.S. east coast?





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