posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 08:55 PM
I thought you all might be interested in seeing this- the last 30 days of activity in that area:
It doesn't necessarily mean anything...But still- curious for those that like to try and derive patterns of activity.
Now that's just 4.5+ activity. Everything BELOW 4.5 is not being displayed, so you are not really seeing a true picture of the activity.
I've been having some trouble with G.SANVU, the station in Vanuato, which is actually the closest active station to the activity, and curiously, not
being used by the USGS much it seems in phase data for these quakes.
BUT, I just found a work around, and now am really seeing the extent of that fault movement. It remains highly active, with sub 4.5 quakes occurring
just about constantly. So look at all those maps we've been posting in this thread, and imagine another 200 smaller events, at least, interspersed
among what you actually see- and then you'll have a bit better idea of actual. And it's probably more like 500.
This is typical when a fault ruptures. You really aren't getting the whole picture.
As to the map above in this post, that quake down on the lower end of the fault I pointed out now has a bit more meaning- at least to me, when you can
see the activity over the last 30 days. Where it's all going I don't know, but it appears that whole area, all the way out to the Samoa, is
experienced some kind of increased pressure from the Pacific plate, causing these quakes.
Hopefully it will all just chill out soon...