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Quake Watch 2016

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posted on Oct, 17 2016 @ 01:52 AM
I thought I would run that NOA Greece data through GPS Visualiser, 80 events, but turns out there are 34 duplicates leaving 46 individual locations. Its the two digit Lat/Long
just not accurate enough for me.
This is where Google Earth comes into its own,
on GE if you place your cursor over an icon with a darker shadow ( an indicator of multiple icons) it will show if there are duplications, click on the icon and the icon will split apart to show all the icons at that location (in this case some have 4 events in one spot)
KMZ file for Protopappas,Ioannina,5.3 view on Google Earth.
here's a screenshot, just shows the 46

I had a heck of a job finding the town of Rodotopion that USGS used for reference, they don't even show the name on their own maps, how useless is that?
it was off to the bottom of the quake aftershock cluster.
I like the name of the village of which is even closer to the epicentre better, Protopappas

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posted on Oct, 17 2016 @ 02:47 AM

M6.9 - 78km WNW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea

2016-10-17 06:14:58 UTC

6.053°S 148.862°E

35.0 km depth

Nearby Places
Kandrian, Papua New Guinea
76.5 km (47.5 mi) WNWPopulation: 1,014
Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
151.8 km (94.3 mi) WSWPopulation: 18,847
Lae, Papua New Guinea
220.5 km (137.0 mi) ENEPopulation: 76,255
Bulolo, Papua New Guinea
275.9 km (171.5 mi) ENEPopulation: 16,042
Wau, Papua New Guinea
276.5 km (171.8 mi) ENEPopulation: 14,629


M6.4 - 135km NE of Dartang, China

2016-10-17 07:14:50 UTC

32.910°N 94.872°E

32.1 km depth

Nearby Places
Aduo, China
17.0 km (10.5 mi) WPopulation: 0
Qamdo, China
294.1 km (182.7 mi) NWPopulation: 86,280
Nagqu, China
309.3 km (192.2 mi) ENEPopulation: 30,000
Lhasa, China
509.5 km (316.6 mi) NEPopulation: 118,721
Dêqên, China
512.5 km (318.5 mi) NEPopulation: 62,400

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posted on Oct, 17 2016 @ 07:36 AM

Okay, I'll one claim. Cluster shock. China, Afghanistan, Greece. Theses are not on the Ring, and we have inter-continental earthquakes. And for magnitudes, as I stated, were mostly under 6, and now we have one near 6.9M with a few other good bumps. And, I as stated, it had been bored, and now it is not.

Can I not blame the moon? I must. Why not?

The clustering or surge, or series, must be from a unified, single source acting globally. For, it is not just the big ones that I notice. I also, look for the patterns of small ones. I'm going to claim the Northern Nevada and Idaho earthquakes are from a single source. The were connected again after a long sleep. They also woke up just before the full moon.

And this just about the water. Yes, the moon effects tides, but there is a tidal competent to the magma within the earth itself. This is why we can get mid-continental stretching. Muzzy and I, have discussed Nevada etc. The thin earth, the swarms, etc. Stretching seems like a good answer. Hence, China could be the same. If a large pocket of magma surges upward under China, this stretches the crust and you get a earthquakes. The up-welling could be due to falling crust that gets dislodged when tidal pressure within magma mix and move. I don't I can't see it exactly. Think about it, if you study the tides, you'll notice the earth gets smooched, if magma is kinda like fluid, some say it isn't exactly fluid, but semi-solid, it will be moved, and if not moved completely, it will be distorted. If bent and distorted things snap back with loaded energy.

Also, still more activity in and around Turkey to go along with the Greek bumps. Call and response...

Oh, and there was a new 3.2 M in Idaho. Not near Challis. However, this one is near Soda Springs. I wonder if there's a big aquifer near there. Oh, I'm being fa·ce·tious. There's many springs and aquifers in Idaho.

I love research. Sometimes, I want to cry when I can't find something. However, in most case I find exactly what I'm looking for. In this case, I have found that humans do even more to change the world through mistake and folly. We know that we can create earthquakes, now, I have found, we can create geysers as well... Soda Springs...

"The city is named for the hundreds of natural springs of carbonated water that are located in and around the city.[6] The springs were well known to Native Americans and were a famous landmark along the Oregon Trail in the middle 19th century. Today the city is also known as the location of the Soda Springs Geyser, which was unleashed in 1934 when "town fathers" were looking for hot water for a "hot pool" bathing attraction. Instead they drilled into a chamber of highly pressurized carbon dioxide gas and cold water and the geyser was released. After running for weeks, and flooding the downtown area, it was capped and manually released when requested as a tourist attraction. Now it is let loose every hour on the hour by a timed release valve. Its height and volume has not decreased after many years. There are viewing platforms at either end of the travertine mound where the Geyser erupts. Interpretive signs are located on the platforms explaining this phenomena."

So, I guess there's lots of under ground water in the area.

Also, the area has mining, lots of irrigated farming, several reservoirs, and it's near Snake River Valley. A volcanicy area.

Oh, if you travel due west, you'll find a town called Lava Hot Springs.

In Lava Hot Springs, you can ride an inner-tube down a river. Once, there were rivers of lava that were flowing here. The volcano in the area was called China Hat. It last erupted 57 000 years ago. That's really not that long ago. Humans have existed for the blink of an eye. And that's 2 million years.

"China Hat Dome: China Hat, a geologically young landmark near Soda Springs in the Blackfoot lava field, stands nearly 1000 feet high and is 1.4 miles long. It formed during a small rhyolite eruption only about 57,000 years ago, and is the largest of three domes lined up above a buried fissure that fed magma to the surface. The rhyolite magma was so viscous it couldn't flow away from the vent; it just accumulated in a big pile. Since the volcanic activity in the Blackfoot lava field was so recent, the area is of considerable interest for geothermal energy. Domes similar to China Hat are a common type of volcanic landform that are built where small batches of viscous magma erupt."
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posted on Oct, 17 2016 @ 10:31 AM
And now for a different topic. The weather and earthquakes... This article was on google news. I ignored it yesterday, but today I decided to read it.

It's funny because they were talking about Taiwan and that was my last case study during that last storm.

"This relationship is marvellously illustrated by a piece of research published in the journal Nature in 2009 by Chi-Ching Liu of the Institute of Earth Sciences at Taipei’s Academia Sinica. In the paper, Liu and his colleagues provided convincing evidence for a link between typhoons barrelling across Taiwan and the timing of small earthquakes beneath the island. Their take on the connection is that the reduced atmospheric pressure that characterises these powerful Pacific equivalents of hurricanes is sufficient to allow earthquake faults deep within the crust to move more easily and release accumulated strain. This may sound far fetched, but an earthquake fault that is primed and ready to go is like a coiled spring, and as geophysicist John McCloskey of the University of Ulster is fond of pointing out, all that is needed to set it off is – quite literally – “the pressure of a handshake”."

Ha, I once even used the coil spring example when I describe my folly at letting springs fly loose from chainsaws and ice augers. It's also, like a Jack-in-the-box. Each turn and click, means the tension is begin cranked up until the pressure is enough to push the small tap that holds down the top of the lid. Then pop.

The article continues on to state that volcanoes can be effected by weather, but also by seasonal differences of sea level.

"And it isn’t only earthquake faults that today’s storms and torrential rains are capable of shaking up. Volcanoes seem to be susceptible too. On the Caribbean island of Montserrat, heavy rains have been implicated in triggering eruptions of the active lava dome that dominates the Soufrière Hills volcano. Stranger still, Alaska’s Pavlof volcano appears to respond not to wind or rain, but to tiny seasonal changes in sea level. The volcano seems to prefer to erupt in the late autumn and winter, when weather patterns are such that water levels adjacent to this coastal volcano climb by a few tens of centimetres. This is enough to bend the crust beneath the volcano, allowing magma to be squeezed out, according to geophysicist Steve McNutt of the University of South Florida, “like toothpaste out of a tube”."

So, we have seasonal effects. Weather effects. There are so many factors, and this makes every case, slightly unique and this means, fracture zones have patterns that may be shape by it's climate environment. Just like certain animals species can only exist in specific micro-environments. So, faults in one area act very differently than faults in other areas. So, forget predicting, because even if they figured out how to predict, every case seems to be slightly different.

And which factors can we rule out, and in?

Let's just say, it's Hades.

Nope, for reason, Poseidon is the god of earthquakes.

Wait. Really, the god of the oceans is the god of earthquakes. Does water cause earthquakes? Is that what the Greeks are saying?

I'm just kidding, they have lots of screwy gods, that makes little to no sense.

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posted on Oct, 17 2016 @ 01:06 PM
I just went looking for LISS graphs to see the New Britain 6.7 @
and got this

Not Found
The requested URL /monitoring/operations/heliplots_gsn.php was not found on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Why do they keep changing stuff? grrrrrr
It took me 15 minutes of searching USGS website to find out where it went to
try this (save to Bookmarks/Favourites/ Speed Dial)

there are a heap of stations showing "heliplot image presently unavailable"

if you are like me and have saved individual stations graphs (Speed Dial) all those addresses have changed too
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its just a few words changed in the addresses e.g.
old SNZO Wellington ____ monitoring/operations/data ____ Seismic_Data/telemetry_data/SNZO_24hr

new SNZO Wellington ____ static/earthquake-network-operations ____ Seismic_Data/telemetry_data/SNZO_24hr

with a . html at the end of both
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posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 01:32 AM
Been a while since I did a Special Report on a japanese 5
here is a new one. not huge or a heck of a lot of aftershocks, but a place I've never been on the maps before. It looks like a fishing town.
5.2ML Niiyamahama, Miyagi Prefecture, Kinkazan Region 16/10/2016

while I was building that, I stumbled upon the NIED F-net waveform page.
I had seen this before but the graphs looked pretty simplistic and I didn't bother with them.
Until today, I clicked on "hourly" and a whole new world opened up

I knew there had to be something like this available, but hadn't found it before.
As a special treat I took the 5 quakes of 16/10/2016 above 4 and hitched the graphs and links into the KMZ file for the day. 16/10/2016 JST
So when you read the map for the 16th be sure to check out the 4's (yellow markers)
You will have to zoom in pretty close to get the two at Niiyamahama
It works on Google Earth too. (not sure about the mobile version of GE, I couldn't get the whole file to load, all I got was the text tags, no icons. Could be our 3rd world internet service being so slow, but I think there may also be issues with GE mobile yet to be overcome by the provider. It doesn't show the graphs in the GE gadget either.
Adding the graphs only made the file slightly bigger, before it was 35.8kb, and with the 5 graphs it is 36.7kb, it is not enough to make the file not load.

here is the source of the graphs
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posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 01:26 PM
Fairly close by, 70km, but I didn't feel it, too early in the morning. 148 people did and filled in the felt report

ID: 2016p785276 Network: geonet;
Status: confirmed;
Date/Time NZST: 18/10/2016 01:15:16;
Date/Time UTC: 17/10/2016 13:15:16;
Latitude, Longitude: -40.38777, 174.50378;
Magnitude: 4.22;
Depth: 73.17 km;
Energy Released: 32.1854 tonnes of TNT;
Location: Wanganui Basin

Intensity Reports
strong 1
moderate 4
light 45
weak 98
Total 148
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posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:02 AM
6.6 Indramayu, Indonesia, 614.0km

Geez that is deep.

posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 01:25 AM
a reply to: crappiekat
yeah it sure is.
two things sprung to mind when I seen that on the map
Krakatoa volcano,

and because they are so rare on that eastern side of Sumatra (and north of Java) I thought of this one, a pre-curser to the Aceh 9.0?

Date/Time(UTC) July 25th, 2004 14:35 UTC
Location Southern Sumatera, Indonesia
Magnitude MW 7.3
Latitude 2.4931° S
Longitude 103.9746° E
Depth 581.9 km

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posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 01:33 AM
a reply to: muzzy

That's a bit of a stretch there muzzster, lol.

That quake was 250 km away from Krakatoa, and 614 km deep. And the 9.0 in 2004 was in December. You're seriously suggesting a quake in July was a foreshock to the 9.0 in December? Come on, man. And that 7.3 is like about 1,000 km away from the 9.0!

I do agree it's a rare spot for a quake though. Moving right along...
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posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:56 PM
a reply to: TrueAmerican
It's not beyond possibility
depth and location kind of match
best keep an eye on Sumatra west coast for increased activity in the near future. By near future I mean within the next 6 months or less.

as far as Krakatoa goes, maybe there are some dots to connect

there have been examples of quake=eruptions here in NZ
7.1Mw, 1995/2/5 22:51:6, -37.795, 178.889, Off E. Coast Of N. Island. N.Z.
then a major eruption of Ruapehu volcano 330km away on 25 Sept 1995

and recently
7.1ML, /9/1 16:37:55, -36.979, 179.520, Off E. Coast of N. Island, N.Z
then 219km away White Island volcano erupted (although only minor) on 13th Sept 2016

I recall there are similar connections between big quakes and volcanic eruptions in S. Alaska as well.
keeping in mind a 7.1 is equal to 628,430 Tons of TNT going off, that is bound to unsettle something else in the crust nearby

Better to say it now, rather than later after the big quake or big eruption, "I knew that was going to happen", yeah right!, no one would believe it after the fact.

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posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 11:58 PM
Unusual location

F-E Region: Southeastern China
Time: 2016-10-19 20:51:23.6 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9

Epicenter: 118.81°E 34.03°N
Depth: 10 km
Status: A - automatic

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posted on Oct, 20 2016 @ 12:01 AM
a reply to: muzzy

I was in hautu jail when that eruption happened,pretty scary being so close and not being able to run if anything happened lol.

posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 12:22 AM
As of right now showing pretty shallow.

M6.2 - 8km S of Kurayoshi, Japan

2016-10-21 05:07:26 UTC

35.358°N 133.801°E

10.0 km depth

Nearby Places
Kurayoshi, Japan
8.4 km (5.2 mi) ESEPopulation: 48,347
Tottori, Japan
32.2 km (20.0 mi) WSWPopulation: 154,098
Tsuyama, Japan
39.6 km (24.6 mi) NNWPopulation: 89,717
Yonago, Japan
51.6 km (32.1 mi) EPopulation: 141,368
Yasugichō, Japan
59.8 km (37.2 mi) EPopulation: 29,368

EMSC 6.2Mw

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posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:28 AM
a reply to: lurksoften
JMA say the same in ML

GFZ lower on conversion the Mw
F-E Region: Western Honshu, Japan
Time: 2016-10-21 05:07:24.1 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2 (Mw)
Epicenter: 133.73°E 35.37°N
Depth: 10 km
Status: C - confirmed

You gotta feel for those poor people of Japan, the earthquakes there are just RELENTLESS
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still waiting for the 100 trace waveform graphs to come through, its going to be a biggie due to the central location and shallow depth
plz try again later
Geez, I haven't even got the data for the last 5.3 at Kamisu in Chiba Prefecture yesterday yet, looks like a fair few aftershocks
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Just checked, this is at the same spot as the Eastern Tottori Pref Swarm of 26-29 Sept 2016., making those "foreshocks". the 6.6 Just 2km to the SE of that Swarm, at Maki, along that Hwy179 valley.

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posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 05:06 AM

originally posted by: muzzy

still waiting for the 100 trace waveform graphs to come through, its going to be a biggie due to the central location and shallow depth
plz try again later
Geez, I haven't even got the data for the last 5.3 at Kamisu in Chiba Prefecture yesterday yet, looks like a fair few aftershocks

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Whoa there Tottori, steady on!
looks like at least 4 x M4's and a 5 and at least 20 x M3's in the first 2 hours
Will combine them in the morning into one graph.
Hopefully for them there this isn't another one like Kumamoto, which went 6.5, 6.4, 7.3 in the first 28hrs

posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 06:33 AM
Hi Muzzy,

As far as I can see there hasn't been alot of action in that area for some time. Over a month?

Am I correct on that, or am I hanging out at USGS too much? LOL!

Also I was surfing around and I saw (I can't find the link now) Someone had this at a 6.6.

Did you see that, or was I dreaming?

posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 09:16 AM
a reply to: crappiekat


I think the tsunami warning center had 6.6 last night when I looked.
But today the page is coming up empty for some reason!


posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 12:19 PM
a reply to: crappiekat

See the 2 posts of mine above yours, the 4s and 5s I mentioned were aftershocks of the 6.6
Check out the links
I'll update the Tottori graph this morning but it did die off after those 2 days back in Sept, just small shocks since.

NIED won't release the Reviewed data for this until tomorrow, but I will do a Preliminary page using the initial automatic data anyway (being a long weekend holiday here), initial numbers show the mainshock at just 6.0.
Hard to say what they will come up with, in the past the NIED number is low, then JMA release a bigger number on "Earthquakes within the last week", but when its reviewed 24hrs later it is somewhere in the middle. JMA don't go back and change the number on the "Earthquakes within the last week" page even if it did change, a bit like the Russians, "here is our number and thats it".
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I'm sure there was something happened here before, the area is familiar, before Sept this year I mean. I often start a report then don't publish it because it didn't turn into anything of significance.
I need to get my files organized better, I have some special Japan reports tucked away in monthly folders where I can't see them without going through each month one by one. Same on the blog, not all special reports are labelled as such, I only started separating them out a few months back into their own category.
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posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:30 PM
FWIW that 5.3 at Kamisu in Chiba Prefecture didn't produce many aftershocks of note, just a 2.9 and about 25 x M1's
Its a hard one to split out of the data, right on the border of NORTHERN CHIBA PREF and SOUTHERN IBARAKI PREF Districts so the aftershock locations are split between the two districts.
As I was saying the JMA numbers often don't end up matching the reviewed NIED results, that 5.3 ended up being about 8km SW of the location that JMA Earthquakes within the last week had yesterday.
I'll probably leave that one, it can be viewed on 20102016JTS when I get it processed.

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