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    Magnitude 6.4 earthquake
    599 miles from Tauranga, New Zealand · Jun 19, 12:01 AM


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    Ring of Fire around the Pacific Ocean seems to have more earthquakes lately. What does this mean?


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    Fathom wrote: »
    Ring of Fire around the Pacific Ocean seems to have more earthquakes lately. What does this mean?

    Per Oregon State University:
    The Ring of Fire is a ring of volcanoes around the Pacific Ocean that result from subduction of oceanic plates beneath lighter continental plates. Most of the Earth's volcanoes are located around the Pacific Ring of Fire because that the location of most of the Earth's subduction zones.

    Plate tectonics are associated with earthquakes.


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    Black Swan wrote: »


    Plate tectonics are associated with earthquakes.
    Plate movement. Constant. Over geologic time. Equals earthquakes.


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    Magnitude 7.3 earthquake
    203 miles from Kota Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia · Jun 23, 7:53 PM


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    Magnitude 6.2 earthquake
    6 miles from Aserrio, Panama · Jun 25, 10:23 PM


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    Magnitude 6.4 earthquake
    1111 miles from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia · Jun 25, 7:18 PM


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    Magnitude 6.4 Southern California. I think they said it was 150 miles northeast of LA but it seems it was felt in vegas going on what I've seen on social media.


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    7.1 earthquake in Southern California overnight. The one on Thursday evening is apparently now the foreshock.


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    I was in Ridgecrest about 20 years ago.

    It's slightly outside Death Valley and the population of the surrounding area would be sparse. Desert scrub and small villages.

    The Loma Prieta earthquake that struck San Francisco/Bay Area during the World Series in 1989 was 6.9 magnitude.


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    Jimbob1977 wrote: »
    I was in Ridgecrest about 20 years ago.

    It's slightly outside Death Valley and the population of the surrounding area would be sparse. Desert scrub and small villages.

    The Loma Prieta earthquake that struck San Francisco/Bay Area during the World Series in 1989 was 6.9 magnitude.
    Yeah that seems to the only saving grace is that the epicenter is in a remote area. That 1989 one gave TV the greatest opening ever. Having seen the news coverage of it online, the one thing that I found weird(but understandable) was the big difference in the death toll because of the road in Oakland collapsing. I think they say it was over 200 people confirmed dead the day after.


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    6.4 and 7.1 during 4th of July holidays in SoCal. Is the Big One coming?


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    Hundreds of pre- and post-shocks. Cracked Earth. Plates?


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    Magnitude 6.1 earthquake
    106 miles from Amami, Kagoshima, Japan · Jul 12, 5:57 PM


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    Magnitude 5.7 earthquake
    52 miles from Bali, Indonesia · Jul 15, 5:18 PM


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    Numerous earthquakes recorded during the past week in California.


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    Black Swan wrote: »
    Numerous earthquakes recorded during the past week in California.
    Cool!


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    Magnitude 5.7 earthquake
    48 miles from Hachijo, Tokyo, Japan · Jul 29, 1:37 PM


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    Magnitude 6.9 earthquake
    133 miles from Bandar Lampung City, Lampung, Indonesia · 5:03 AM


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    Another Pacific Rim:
    Magnitude 6.3 earthquake
    32 miles from Minamisoma, Fukushima, Japan · Aug 4, 3:23 AM


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    British Geological Survey:
    Recent devastating earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and China, as well as magnitude 7 plus earthquakes in Indonesia and California, might give the impression that earthquake activity is increasing. In fact, a quick look at earthquake statistics over the last twenty years shows that this is not the case. On average there are about fifteen earthquakes every year with a magnitude of 7 or greater. As with any quasi-random phenomena, the number of earthquakes each year varies slightly from this average, but in general, there are no dramatic variations. So far this year, there have been six magnitude 7+ earthquakes, in keeping with the annual rate.


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    Magnitude 5.0 earthquake
    20 miles from Ridgecrest, CA · Aug 22, 1:49 PM

    Aftershocks from earlier and larger earthquake in California?


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    Magnitude 6.3 earthquake
    184 miles from Coos Bay, OR · Aug 29, 8:07 AM


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    California "Big One" worries. Check-out paper credible?


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    Magnitude 6.6 earthquake
    250 miles from Suva, Fiji · Sep 1, 8:54 AM


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    Magnitude 4.0 earthquake
    1 miles from Wildomar, CA · Sep 10, 1:21 PM

    SoCal has so many daily earthquakes, I didn't feel this one.


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    Magnitude 5.2 earthquake
    48 miles from Anchorage, AK · Sep 16, 6:09 PM


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    Fathom wrote: »
    California "Big One" worries. Check-out paper credible?

    They don't fore see it happening for 3000 according to the article.


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    They don't fore see it happening for 3000 according to the article.
    In geologic time. A blink of an eye.


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    Magnitude 6.0 earthquake
    Affected countries: The Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Turks and Caicos Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean Netherlands, Saint Barthélemy, Antigua and Barbuda, and Anguilla
    45 miles from Isabela, Puerto Rico · Sep 23, 8:23 PM


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