posted on Dec, 31 2012 @ 12:45 AM
Just a note for perspective here and to be made in a constructive way, but 4-5 and up to occasional low 6's aren't unusual for the Fukushima area,
off shore. In fact, it's been downright regular and common going back before the big one that kicked off the nightmare for all.
CSEM-EMSC - European Earthquake Center
^^ That is Europe's version of the USGS so to speak. At least, it functions that way for supplying quake data across the globe and often, areas the
USGS simply isn't focused on for it's public data displays. After all, how many people looking up USGS main public data are doing it from Armenia or
Turkey or Cambodia? This one covers pretty much everything.
What makes it MOST valuable though and why I post it here is it's SEARCH feature.
From that page you can use the Google Map that is embedded to pan, zoom and move all around the globe. When you have the spot you want, click on the
box in the bottom left of the map _ That allows you to simply drag a box over a specific area and defines the Search Parameters for an overall
Earthquake search in ONLY that area within the box. Hence... You can now see at a quick glance whether a 4 or 5 may be rare or real common for an
Hope that helps!