Skip to comments.Increase in Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes in the Last 24 Hours (Vanity)
Posted on 04/29/2011 8:29:46 PM PDT by Errant
A significant increase in magnitude 5+ earthquakes worldwide has occurred in the last 24 hours, especially in the area around Vanuatu Islands. A similar increase in 5+ earthquakes mainly near the east coast of Honshu, Japan, occurred prior to the magnitude 9.1 earthquake and resulting tsunami.
MAP 5.0 2011/04/29 22:31:59 28.838 -113.088 10.5 GULF OF CALIFORNIA
MAP 5.3 2011/04/29 22:19:33 38.915 141.932 51.3 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.1 2011/04/29 20:24:35 -3.502 100.614 29.8 KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA
MAP 5.0 2011/04/29 16:00:41 -19.313 167.705 27.0 VANUATU REGION
MAP 5.5 2011/04/29 13:12:46 21.182 121.980 176.7 TAIWAN REGION
MAP 5.0 2011/04/29 13:08:32 -19.370 167.667 27.2 VANUATU REGION
MAP 5.0 2011/04/29 09:47:13 -19.386 167.842 26.4 VANUATU REGION
MAP 5.2 2011/04/29 09:38:31 -19.263 167.875 27.2 VANUATU REGION
MAP 5.4 2011/04/29 08:56:49 4.026 95.847 53.8 NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
MAP 5.0 2011/04/29 07:36:23 -19.233 167.722 24.4 VANUATU REGION
MAP 5.0 2011/04/29 07:31:52 -33.978 -72.208 20.0 OFFSHORE LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE
MAP 5.1 2011/04/29 07:21:13 -19.147 167.913 29.4 VANUATU REGION
Nuthin to report from Michigan.
I have the QuakerFeed ap on my iPhone but haven’t checked in past couple days.. lots of activity in that range & just a tad below 5.
I have been keeping track of this for years. It is normal.
Been tracking earthquakes sense 1973 as a hobby, thanks for the heads up, will check my normal sources (USGS).
After looking at it with EARTHQUAKE 3D, it appears the whole ring of fire Pacific circle is ringing like a bell.
Try viewing it with this.
Go to the link, download the FREE program. (takes 2 seconds) and then run it.
View earthquakes worldwide, from any point you want, spin the planet fast or slow, zoom in/out, change time factor or magnitude, plus many other controls.
It’s awesome, and free. And you can see patterns much better.
You think that would work on dial up?
How do you define “significant”?
We had one in Minnesota today...
As I said in the above post. I have been collecting earthquake data since 1973, I can see the pattern and the overall picture. Although I love the current picture, I love the overall pattern better ... ain’t looking good.
Exactlly. Like the current earthquake swarm near Hawthorne Nevada, no one would have noticed before the internet because it is just sagebrush and burros out there.
We had a weak mag 2 in southern Minnesota today.
Double normal occurrence of around 5 - 6 or less daily. Maybe nothing to it, just a heads up for those of us who track this.
Oh my gosh I just popped up my Earthquake 3D program and it’s all around the ring of fire in the last day. YIKES, that is creepy.
Well that does make me feel some better.
I have been keeping track of this for years. It is normal.
I have kept track also. Does the string of quakes going east from Chihuahua, MX to eastern Tennessee look normal to you? Not to me. Not trying to be argumentative. Am truly interested in your opinion. (We are not that far from the 5.0 in the Gulf of California. We live prepared. Experienced the Easter Sunday quake of 2010. Sustained some damage.)
Good, but if there was, I'm sure you'd be one of the prepared with the ability to report it! ;)
The reason I ask is that a bit of an up-tick may not be significant. Without a pretty large sampling period, it’s impossible to tell if what appears to be an increase in activity actually is. I’m guessing that over a large time scale, activity now is nothing more than normal.
One near El Paso TX the other day.
I believe Panama had a 6 pointer
Baghdad is never chilly at the end of April.
It's usually in the low 100s by now.
Worldwide magnitude 5+ earthquakes prior to the large Japanese earthquake:
March 8, 2011 - 3
March 9, 2011 - 26 (twice yesterday's number)
March 10, 2011 - 7
March 11, 2011 - 281 (The 9.1 was the second 5+ on the 11th)
Low 100s! LOL, find an AC and keep your head down! ;)
Thanks, not sure if it is because of an increased sensitivity of instruments or an actual increase activity. Certainly though, more earthquakes in strange places are being reported.
That's what it would normally be this time of year, but today is chilly! I'm wearing a freakin' sweater. LOL
Dang all that global warming.
If you look at the chart I posted at #13, you will see about a 33% increase over previous years. Granted the time frame is small, but it's the most accurate and consistently measured data that the USGS has (as far as I know).
However, I've been meaning to mail my winter clothes home and I continue to hold off because we keep getting these freaky cool fronts.
I've been here seven years and have never seen anything like the bizarre weather we've had here this spring.
We're also still getting rain now....unheard of this late in the spring before. Rain usually stops in March and if you get anything in April, it's just a brief sprinkle. We had a massive storm about ten days ago that caused flash floods and it's raining on and off again today. Weird.
Oh, you are still in that God-forsaken place! For some reason I thought you were back home for good. Well, the “one” says you will be out this year. Do you think he can do that?
I knew about those other things but I did not know about *that.*
I hope and pray it doesn't come to pass.
It is pouring down rain here this evening...this is highly unusual.
I will be soon! My tour is up in less than a month. They asked me to extend, but I politely declined. Seven years is enough and I want to come home. :)
Well, the one says you will be out this year. Do you think he can do that?
That situation remains somewhat fluid, but the plan right now is that Operation New Dawn ends December 31 of this year and that the only troops here will be those who protect the embassy and the consulates.
We'll see, though...
Without doing some statistical analysis there is no way to really tell. Looking at a graph is great, but it can be misleading.
Back to the original subject; I just ran across this from http://www.spaceweather.com/:
GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field during the early hours of April 30th, sparking a high-latitude geomagnetic storm (slowly subsiding). In the United States, auroras descended as far south as Marquette, Michigan, where Shawn Malone took this picture before sunrise:
Many scientist believe that strong solar winds contribute to earthquake activity. This seems to be a particularly strong magnetic storm, if the auroras were visible in Michigan.
Looking at FEMA disaster declarations I see that Michigan did have a disaster declaration for hurricane Katrina. LOL
Other than that we’ve only had a couple dozen disaster declarations since the 1950s.
Please feel free to opine on the graph. Except for the last column, which is projected for 2011, it's based on actual numbers from the USGS database.
Makes you wonder how Texas would survive as an independent country.
Continue to beg the US for support?
We shall eagerly await your return home. Maybe we could throw a party. We used to do that more frequently. Glad you are not signing up again. God bless.
I am close to Hawthorne. I agree the net brings more stuff, not necessarily more data. The thing about that swarm is that for about two weeks every quake was 4.0+/- 0.2. Now they are running under 4. Can’t remember many swarms that tight.
BTW how the heck are you?
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