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originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: PuterMan
And to Muzzy and other regular Quake Jockey's extraordinaire et al
Perhaps you've noticed this thread:
About an evidently now acknowledged increase in quakes . . . particularly 7 and above???
originally posted by: ujustneverknow
Could one of you Quake Guru's please comment on The recent 6.9 in Mexico ?
I can't find any aftershocks.
Thank you in advance .
At least 5 people have been killed after a powerful 7.1-magnitude quake struck the southern Mexican state of Chiapas and neighboring Guatemala.
and that quakes have been increasing year after year.
The average rate of big earthquakes — those larger than magnitude 7 — has been 10 per year since 1979, the study reports. That rate rose to 12.5 per year starting in 1992, and then jumped to 16.7 per year starting in 2010 — a 65 percent increase compared to the rate since 1979. This increase accelerated in the first three months of 2014 to more than double the average since 1979, the researchers report.
originally posted by: Nyiah
a reply to: Char-Lee
I'm sorry, but :facepalm:
You've obviously got it set for "1 Day, Magnitude 2.5+ Worldwide", as denoted by the amount, and lack of tons of tiny ones. "1 Day, Magnitude 2.5+ Worldwide" means it'll show ones above a 2.5, for the past 24 hours. Mexico's quake was at 11:23:59 UTC on July 7th, meaning for EDT folks, 7:23 AM. Your post was made at 12:33 EDT, on July 8. It had dropped off the map hours earlier, at 7:23 AM -- 24 hours afterward.
If you want to see it on the map, click "7 Days, Magnitude 2.5+ Worldwide".
I think man's little silliness at putting quakes into boxes labelled 5, 6, 7. etc is just silly.
What would be more valuable would be yearly totals of total energy output of (say) all quakes above mag 4.
Magnitude ML 4.4
Date time 2014-07-11 09:46:05.3 UTC
Location 38.44 N ; 23.68 E
Depth 22 km
Distances 51 km N of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 12:46:05.3 2014-07-11
8 km E of Chalkída, Greece / pop: 54,558 / local time: 12:46:05.3 2014-07-11
1 km N of Fílla, Greece / pop: 1,276 / local time: 12:46:05.3 2014-07-11