Expected Earthquake, Volcanic or Storm Activity
for the Next 1-5 Days
Are YOU Prepared?
March 7, 2005
By Stan Deyo
In addition to the areas of concern marked by white circles is the Juan de Fuca region. Look at the white arrows. Stan's NCODA map from yesterday pointed to these same areas as regions to watch for significant earthquakes. A number of shakes occurred today in the target zone, as expected:
MAG DATE UTC-TIME LAT LON DEPTH REGION 2.5 2005/03/07 10:06:02 40.859 -123.389 30.1 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 4.3 2005/03/07 09:55:34 42.477 -126.653 10.0 OFF THE COAST OF OREGON 2.5 2005/03/07 06:21:23 42.635 -125.850 10.0 OFF THE COAST OF OREGON 2.5 2005/03/07 06:11:04 46.200 -122.186 0.0 MOUNT ST. HELENS AREA, WASHINGTON 5.1 2005/03/07 02:48:21 42.539 -126.599 10.0 OFF THE COAST OF OREGON 5.2 2005/03/07 02:34:34 42.497 -126.701 10.0 OFF THE COAST OF OREGON 2.5 2005/03/07 02:23:53 40.318 -124.429 13.2 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
(DEYO NOTES: Ecuador's Geophysics Institute at the National Polytechnic School, does not list quakes on a daily basis as does the USGS and other entities, but when there are significant events, they post them in PDFs. A sometimes more all-encompassing earthquake resource than USGS is EMSC - European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. Go to their current map, go to their current list.
Stan's analysis shows areas of possible earthquake or volcanic activity, or extreme storm conditions for the next 1 to 5 days. Pay particular attention to areas marked by white circles. The continuous yellow line denotes plate tectonic boundaries as well as the Ring of Fire.
Disclaimer: Some of the forecast stress areas can be in error up to 30% due to cloud cover interference and false signals from buoys.