Understanding the many moderate Oregon (USA) seaquakes

Since a few months the transform fault zone about 350 km out of the Coos Bay Oregon coast is discharging energy by means of earthquakes of magnitude 5.x The Blanco Transform Fault as it is called, has become the most intensely studied ocean transform fault in the world. Oregon State University … [Read more...]

Earthquakes list September 17, 2010

M 5.0      2010/09/17 23:12    Depth 41.0 km     KURIL ISLANDS Near the island of Ostrov Urup.  Just above the trench (see link). Not dangerous. M 4.5      2010/09/17 23:01    Depth 180.2 km     PAGAN REGION, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS Very moderate earthquake between the Mariana … [Read more...]

Mexico “ M 6.1 “ Strong seaquake at a safe distance of Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo

Earthquake Report comment : A strong shallow seaquake struck right on the fault line where the Pacific plate and the smaller Cocos plate collide.  The epicenter was though on a safe distance of almost 300 km out of the Mexican coast. The earthquake was felt by some as a weak shaking, with of course … [Read more...]