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
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.
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