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 don't suppose my new snow shovel will be much use during magma slams.
| Yes, but, you know girls
being lighter than us guys
will be pulled upward
toward Planet X, and
we'll be busy holding on
to our women folk
and we'll probably
drop our compasses with all
the screaming and stuff . . .
The science is mightily disputed, especially by USGS employees, however the World Series quake and the Good Friday quake were full moon quakes. There is a folk knowledge in South America that full moons often precede volcano eruptions. There is assumed a three-day window since the moon doesn't suddenly become full but slowly moves into position. The Sumatra section of the faultline is released and won't pop again like that for a long time, but adjacent sections are as stressed as ever. 23 Jan, roughly, look for another quake of major size around the Ring of Fire, and maybe a significant volcano.
| Is it a wide blade?
You know, could be a whole new
sport -- Magma Surfing !
Better be careful or he'll/she'll become a little adamant!!!
That could be the hot new sport.
You insects fixing to gang up us?
Yes. The land surface rises and falls as much as three feet during tidal maximum. Not an express elevator, but some creaking and groaning wouldn't be unexpected.
I don't doubt that considering it was a six hundred mile long shift. Interesting observations. I'll watch.
4.0? Sorry, but there are quakes, and mundane posts like mine on a daily basis...nothing to see here folks
If you are watching this, is the frequency increasing all over the world?
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.
Check this site out for earthquake info. As a side note, the data for 2004 is as of September.
" Is it a wide blade? You know, could be a whole new
sport -- Magma Surfing !"
Better make sure your wearing insulated booties, don't want to run the chance of burning your tootsies.
I prefer 93.5 on the FM dial. A good mix of Classic rock, and some "newer" stuff.
Now, now, Sierra. We're just havin' us a nice civil discussion here.
In this instance I'd say the comment was to let people know there's nothing unusual about this quake.
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