posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 11:36 PM
Well no question the average depth of these latest aftershocks has increased, and are going deeper, and closer to subduction depth. It also appears
that a possible fault extension may have been ruptured, with its own set of aftershocks...We saw that happen in Japan after the big one.
In looking at the historic seismicity, if another big one was to occur, I have marked a couple spots on this map:
The oval in the upper left, to me is the most likely spot, due to there not having been a big one in that area since 1900 that I could see- and thus,
accumulation of more stress there. But the oval on the right also could be a trouble spot.
Another thing that's weird is how this seems to be very off again/on again activity, as opposed to a more linear, gradual reduction of repetitive
aftershocks. That also leads me to believe this might not be over yet.
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EDIT: But also, if we went by just USGS mags, the second largest quake, 7.0, is exactly one full mag down from the 8.0, which would fit the norm...So
maybe it IS done...dunno... So if you want to play it safe and conservative, there you go.
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