Originally posted by JrDavis
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
That is very startling.
I have some questions however, On USGS it shows the fault lines. However, How accurate is this.
On fault lines, you're asking the wrong person. Perhaps others have focused on that but I've honestly never bothered to look or care. The reason is
simple. In growing up in Southern California, as many quakes seemed to come right in the LA Basin on "Previously unknown" fault lines as came on
declared and well recorded ones. That told me enough to distrust the idea that a map fault means more than the fact they FOUND that one. How many
Lets say we are polar shifting, Zetatalk likes to say we have stopped rotating but I haven't given that much thought.
However how do we not know if our fault lines are shifting or moving? Are we always going to go by what USGS or other sites state are the fault
I don't think it's childish at all to ask. It was that kind of bug that wouldn't go away that led me to become such a watcher of quake data. An
Earthquake in MAINE? That one was a couple days ago.
) More quakes in Utah, Colorado, Virginia,
Texas, Wisconsin and others...all enough to notice and make reporting something far from silly. Some like Virginia, scared the stuffing out of people.
So indeed.. what IS going on? It's a good question. None of those places are unheard of..and in fact, one of the bigger quakes in North American
history was outside Charleston, South Carolina of all places. (Source
A healthy 7.3. I know we're talking about Fuku, not America, but in a true sense, this is activity happening across the world and Fuku just had the
HORRIBLE misfortune of being where it triggered a Tsunami with a bad bad Nuke Plant design.
Also if they take 4-5.6 within 30 days easily, How is this not causing any form of chaos.
Is it normal for Japan to experience these this often?
edit on 18-10-2012 by JrDavis because: (no reason given)
I figure a picture is worth a thousand words, in this case. Same site as above. Just a different search criteria. The box covers the West shore as
well as the East, but that didn't matter. It all still showed off the Fuku coast and the same small area the Tsunami quake came from, for the most
You seem really interested in all this so let me throw one more resource your way that should prove useful. I wish I could link my own sites just
occasionally..but I can't so the data source I build my own quake areas on websites from will have to do. Do you check the Heliplots often? I swear I
can ALMOST tell now what general area a quake happened in just by looking at a half dozen or so plots around the world and figuring quickly who was
closer and when by the displays. Not QUITE that accurate..but hey, we all get our diversions where we can right?
Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS)
and it's global companion network
Global Seismic Network (GSN)
(One quick word on the plot displays... SOME will show wild wild readings. I mean it looks like God drop kicked the planet for a field goal and
scored.....ignore them unless you see more than one looking the same in very different places. Some stations get wacky from time to time and
Antarctica is purely amusement. THAT place is downright twilight zone ALL the time on seismic measurements)