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Earthquakes Strike California, New York, Oklahoma…

Posted by feww on July 6, 2014


M4.6 Quake Strikes East of Big Bear City

Centered at 34.281°N, 117.027°W the quake occurred at a depth of about 8.7km, according to USGS/EHP. The mainshock was followed by at least 4 dozen aftershocks with the largest measuring 3.4Mw, as of posting.

Earthquake Details

Magnitude: 4.6Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-05 16:59:34 UTC
Location: 34.281°N 117.027°W depth=8.7km (5.4mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 11km (7mi) WNW of Big Bear Lake, California
  • 15km (9mi) ENE of Lake Arrowhead, California
  • 16km (10mi) W of Big Bear City, California
  • 23km (14mi) NE of Highland, California

Big Bear quakes 6jul14
EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

Oklahoma Earthquakes

Meanwhile, a magnitude 3.3 shock occurred in Oklahoma at 36.219°N, 97.522°W at a signature depth of 5km.

New York Earthquakes

M2.5 quake occurs ESE of Highland Falls, New York. Centered at41.364°N, 73.934°W the quake struck at a depth of 5Km.

Heightened U.S. Seismicity continues

About 96 percent of all earthquakes worldwide have struck the United States (including Puerto Rico) over the past day.

US quakes 6jul14
1 Day All Magnitudes Global: 272 earthquakes  Updated: 2014-07-06 02:26:51 UTC
261 earthquakes in map area. Source USGS/EHP

About 95 percent of all earthquakes in the past 7 days have also occurred in the U.S.  (including Puerto Rico).

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for California

FIRE-EARTH Science Team has suspended its research on California seismicity, Japan ditto.


For detailed FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts tune into UDCCpf daily @ 06:32UTC.

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Significant Quakes Strike Tonga Trench; Aftershocks Rattle NM

Posted by feww on June 30, 2014


Magnitudes 6.7 and 6.4 earthquakes strike tip of Tonga Trench

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake occurred about 205km SSE of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna, preceded by a 6.4Mw foreshock (197km NW of Hihifo, Tonga) and followed by a 5.6Mw aftershock (193km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga).

Earthquake Details

Magnitude: 6.7Mw
Time: 2014-06-29 17:15:08 UTC
Location: 15.043°S 175.567°W
Depth: 10.0km

Magnitude: 6.4Mw
Time: 2014-06-29 15:52:22 UTC
Location: 14.909°S 175.244°W
Depth: 10.0km

Magnitude: 5.6Mw
Time: 2014-06-29 18:24:30 UTC
Location: 15.356°S 175.447°W
Depth: 10.0km

Aftershocks Rattle New Mexico

At least 4 aftershocks measuring 3.3Mw – 3.6Mw have struck New Mexico, as of posting, following a significant event which occurred less than 24 hours earlier.

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Powerful EQ Strikes New Britain Trench

Posted by feww on April 20, 2014


M7.5 Strikes SW of Panguna, PNG

The powerful quake was the latest in a cluster of shocks rattling the North Solomons Region and follows a M7.1 quake that struck near the boundary of Australia plate and overriding Pacific plate, some 57km SW of Panguna, on April 11, 2014.

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast

FIRE-EARTH released details of a forecast for a MEGA EARTHQUAKE in SOLOMON ISLANDS in Bulletin NO. 84, which was released on April 12.

The next FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast will appear in Bulletin No. 89, which will be published later today (April 20, 2014).

Earthquake Details

Magnitude: 7.5Mw
Event Time: 2014-04-19 13:27:59UTC
Location: 6.720°S, 154.931°E
Depth: 30.9km (19.2mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 75km (47mi) SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
  • 87km (54mi) SW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea

EQ Location Map

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One-day significant quakes North Solomons, PNG. Source: USGS/EHP.

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7-day significant quakes North Solomons, PNG. Source: USGS/EHP.

30-day PNG
30-day significant quakes North Solomons, PNG. Source: USGS/EHP.

Boundary between Australia and Pacific Plates – PNG Region

The boundary between Australia and Pacific plates in the PNG  region has produced 35 M 7+ events within 250 km of the April 19, 2014 earthquake in the last 100 years, said USGS/EHP. The largest was M 8.0 about 175 km NW of the April 19, 2014  event, one of two M8+ earthquakes 140 km apart in July 1971. The M 8.1 Solomon Islands earthquake in April 2007, which caused a devastating tsunami, occurred about 300 km southeast of the April 19, 2014 quake.

Tsunami Update

A Tsunami Warning that was issued immediately after the quake has since been canceled.

A tsunami was detected, however there’s currently NO threat of a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami as a result of the above earthquake.

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Alaska Earthquake Forecast: Update 2

Posted by feww on August 11, 2009

A great earthquake may strike Alaska in 2009

FEWW Alaska Earthquake Forecast – Update # 2

FEWW Moderators believe a magnitude 9.2Mw earthquake could strike Alaska anytime.

Details of FEWW Alaska Earthquake Forecast were initially posted at Magnitude MW 5.7 Quake Hits Southern Alaska on January 26, 2009, and were subsequently revised in FEWW: Alaska Earthquake Warning on August 6, 2009.

FEWW has now revised the Alaska Earthquake Forecast as follows:

  • Magnitude: 9.2
  • Probability of occurrence: 0.8
  • Estimated date of occurrence: November 19, 2009
  • Date uncertainty: +/- 90 days.
  • Estimated Location: 60.414N, 149.496W
  • Location uncertainty: Radius of about 50km from the estimated epicenter
  • Estimated depth: 8km [+/-2.6km]

FEWW Alaska Earthquake Forecast. Approximate location. Source of original map: Google Earth. Map may be subject to copyright.

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