Skip to comments.PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT - BAJA, MEXICO
Posted on 01/02/2005 1:32:56 PM PST by CyberAnt
== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==
California Integrated Seismic Network http://www.cisn.org USGS/Caltech/CGS/UCB/UCSD/UNR
Version 1: This report supersedes any earlier reports about this event.
This is a computer-generated message and has not yet been reviewed by a seismologist.
PRINCIPAL EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS _______________________________
Magnitude : 4.0 Ml (A light quake)
Event Date & Time : 1/ 2/2005 12:58:48 PM PST 1/ 2/2005 20:58:48 UTC
Coordinates : 32.3713 N, 115.2115 W : (32 deg. 22.28 min. N, 115 deg. 12.69 min. W)
Depth : 20.9 miles ( 33.4 km)
Location Quality : Fair 26 mi. ( 42 km) SE of Calexico, CA 35 mi. ( 57 km) SE of El Centro, CA 38 mi. ( 61 km) WSW of PLT (quarry)
More Information about this event and other earthquakes is available at
ADDITIONAL EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS ________________________________ rms misfit : 0.34 seconds horizontal location error : 2.1 km vertical location error : 8.3 km maximum azimuthal gap : 221 degrees distance to nearest station : 46.0 km event ID : 10070917
SOURCE OF INFORMATION/CONTACTS ________________________________
CISN Southern California Management Center
Caltech Seismological Laboratory U.S. Geological Survey
4.0 Not gonna feel it.
Damn, Not strong enough to shake CA off into the Pacific.
We really don't want that. It would take Orange County, the Navy base in San Diego, NAS North Island, Gator Navy/SEALs in Coronado as well as Camp Pendleton with it. We need a new fault line to look forward to.
Nope. Not at all. If anything worldwide quakes are below normal.
However, the frequency of every little quake all over the world getting a FR thread is increasing.
I was stationed in San Diego 3x during my 20 years in the US Navy!
Well the good news is there are less quakes which brings on the bad news, the pressure is building somewhere.
This is newsworthy why?
The above link will give you the USGS world map of current earthquakes for the Pacific Rim - or all the countries which border the Pacific Ocean. As you can see by looking at the map - the Pacific Rim has been very busy this year.
Never did San Diego, but my son is there now. I did a few weeks in Coronado. :)
As it's been busy for tens of millions of years.
It's a continuation of the Pacific Rim earthquakes - over 200 this year.
If you don't think it's news, then why did you click on the link ..??
More than you want to know about earthquakes.
You seem to be under the mistaken impression there's anything remotely unusual about over 200 Pacific Rim earthquakes.
A click of your mouse is all you need to get past it. Why take the time to comment if it bugs you so?
I personally want to know how much should I fill my bath tub, just in case.
Didn't feel it in Southwest Arizona --
I'm in San Diego, and I didn't feel it either.
OH NO! A Tsunami!!!!!
Am I the only one sick of hearing news anchors ask so-called experts if we could have a tsunami here?
It actually looks like that most of the time. The pacific NW is always having a quake.
20 miles down is pretty deep, isn't it? So no-one should be able to feel it?
Not to mention a whole lot of RED area in the Central Valley.
(JIMROB's stompin' grounds)
"tens of millions of years"
And your data to support that supposition is .....????
Well .. I only watch the Pacific Rim - because I live in that area.
If you have evidence which you can produce that says that 200 earthquakes in a year for the Pacific Rim is not unusual - please produce it!
Sorry .. I can't help you there!
Well, the Pacific in roughly this configuration we see today with similar subduction zones and faults has been around for tens of millions of years.
Earthquake activity in 2004 was basically completely normal, even a bit below normal for major quakes, and most world quakes are always in the Pacific rim.
Hence, it's a pretty safe assumption that this year's Pacific Rim quake activity has been going on for tens of millions of years.
"Why take the time to comment if it bugs you so?"
Indeed! My ONE complaint here on FR.
The much awaited "pole shift" isn't any nearer.
Not ALL of California, all of it except my little corner of Fremont! ;-p
Ever looked on Drudge quake sheet? Probably have had 200 in the last month in CA. Most are never felt. This would be a good time for you to get better informed about earthquakes. Check out the USGS.
It's YOUR responsibility to prove it's unusual, not my responsibility to prove it isn't.
Shows quake activity worldwide this year was perfectly normal. It doesn't break it down specifically to the Pacific Rim, but most quakes are always on the Pacific Rim.
Again, what gives you the idea that that many quakes (and it's actually a LOT more than "200 quakes" if you count all detected quakes it's into the many thousands) in the Pacific Rim is unusual? Some Apocalyptikook site?
If you are going to start a thread about every 4.0 or greater earthquake,
then you are going to be a very busy little ant.
Sometimes everything just settles down, EOD. But truthfully, no one knows.
That's not true, ever since the USSR moved out, they have moving around all over the world.
hey.... We are a solid red (state) city&county... wait til we pack up.
ditto that. (Lake Forest)
But little quakes are actually good because they releave pressure. You basically want some minor activity all the time.
Check out the link in post #26. USGS has recorded 14 so far today.
I get the 'quake emails every day---there is no more rattling going on than usual.
However, there is a lot more hot air coming from the DNC.
20,000 average over the last 14 years.
Speaking of the DNC, I have heard that the tidal wave was not caused by an earthquake, but that there are rumors that Michael Moore was on vacation in Thailand and did a belly flop off the hotel high diving board into the ocean. You know the rest?
I guess that explains why nothing has been posted by the "Cyber Grasshopper".
And there are now disease concerns?