posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 08:13 AM
I certainly do not intend to fearmonger in this thread, but I do want to call attention to the similarities between this quake and the foreshocks
before the 2011 megaquake.
You can view a graphic here
that shows the 7.2 foreshock, its
cluster of 5's the following day then some 6's the next day and then the 9.
The good news is that the highest liklihood is that this 7.3 will just have the 5s after it and things will go quiet but the similarities are
certainly worth noting and people in the region should at the very least be on alert for another 72 hours.
Now, back in 2011 the 7.2 foreshock was deep. Like 32km deep. This one is listed at 10km which is generally the USGS default until they do an
analysis and come up with the real depth. This could be important.