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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Earthquake Swarm Directly on Central San Andreas Fault


Presently we are having a significant earthquake swarm right on the San Andreas fault in Central California. The swarm includes a 4.6 mag earthquake. This is taking place not far from Salinas, CA, and is a bit east of the Monterey area. Because this swarm is taking place directly on the San Andreas fault, this is something of great interest. Something is going on along this major fault, a fault that is capable of generating an 8 mag earthquake.


At this point in time, we do not have a tested and proven, thus reliable means of forecasting earthquakes. But there are teams of researchers and scientists that are working on a EM based detection system. I have meet many of these scientists, and heard many of their presentations, and feel that once they overcome inner scientific community resistance, they will conclude that indeed certain rock emits EM just before failure under high pressure.


There are also studies going on about the behavior of the Ionosphere just before large earthquakes. Along with that, there are studies on the possibility of increased ground ions before an earthquake. These talks are very interesting.


It should be noted that the sun was at maximum, with a peak in emitted photons about a day before the big 9 mag Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011! That's yet another thing to look at.


My hopes are that the science community makes that conclusion very soon, and that private companies can start building detection systems. In cases like the swarm going on today along the central part of the San Andreas, it would be great to know if that is indeed something to worry about.


Regarding this present swarm of quakes, I can't conclude at all what it means, other then pointing out that there is a lot of unusual activity along the San Andreas fault at one small point along it's 700 mile stretch. This is not the normal scattered micro-quakes seen everyday in the area. The swarm today is a bit intense. This area is usually an area of a lot of creep along the fault, thus producing micro-quakes, and not a locked up section of the San Andreas.


Check out this swarm on the USGS table below. Also check out this team of researchers working on possible technology that may help us someday forecast earthquakes.


http://quakefinders.com


Image and table below thanks to the USGS.




1.3

2011/08/27

12:02:30

36.040N

120.613W

5.0

23 km (14 mi) NW of Parkfield, CA

3.0

2011/08/27

09:42:48

36.593N

121.191W

4.9

8 KM ( 5 MI) NNW OF PINNACLES, CA

1.6

2011/08/27

08:06:32

36.603N

121.207W

5.5

10 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.7

2011/08/27

07:12:15

36.603N

121.211W

5.1

10 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

2.4

2011/08/27

06:30:39

36.595N

121.198W

6.3

9 km ( 5 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.9

2011/08/27

06:20:19

36.598N

121.204W

5.9

9 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.0

2011/08/27

05:50:05

36.580N

121.177W

5.5

6 km ( 4 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

2.4

2011/08/27

04:52:05

36.579N

121.175W

5.9

6 km ( 4 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

1.1

2011/08/27

04:45:07

36.538N

121.178W

20.2

3 km ( 2 mi) WNW of Pinnacles, CA

2.5

2011/08/27

04:42:08

36.580N

121.177W

5.5

6 km ( 4 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

2.5

2011/08/27

04:33:25

36.605N

121.208W

5.5

10 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

2.2

2011/08/27

04:11:15

36.574N

121.171W

6.0

5 km ( 3 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

1.8

2011/08/27

04:08:47

36.587N

121.191W

4.4

7 km ( 5 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.2

2011/08/27

03:52:56

36.603N

121.207W

7.1

10 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.6

2011/08/27

03:51:09

36.574N

121.173W

3.0

5 km ( 3 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

1.8

2011/08/27

03:49:51

36.601N

121.208W

6.2

10 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

2.0

2011/08/27

03:40:01

36.579N

121.176W

5.8

6 km ( 4 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

2.4

2011/08/27

03:38:15

36.606N

121.212W

5.5

10 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.7

2011/08/27

03:35:59

36.699N

121.340W

4.9

10 km ( 6 mi) S of Tres Pinos, CA

2.0

2011/08/27

03:25:47

36.602N

121.207W

5.7

10 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.5

2011/08/27

03:10:42

36.587N

121.188W

4.0

7 km ( 5 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

2.4

2011/08/27

03:04:00

36.605N

121.210W

6.6

10 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.0

2011/08/27

02:51:13

36.757N

121.401W

7.9

8 km ( 5 mi) WSW of Tres Pinos, CA

1.3

2011/08/27

02:48:03

36.600N

121.204W

5.3

9 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.3

2011/08/27

02:46:13

36.608N

121.213W

6.0

10 km ( 7 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

2.5

2011/08/27

02:19:43

36.601N

121.205W

6.5

9 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.3

2011/08/27

02:17:10

36.579N

121.184W

4.1

6 km ( 4 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.6

2011/08/27

02:11:00

36.603N

121.208W

6.2

10 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.6

2011/08/27

01:59:34

36.588N

121.196W

4.6

8 km ( 5 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

2.4

2011/08/27

01:52:47

36.607N

121.212W

5.6

10 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.3

2011/08/27

01:48:23

36.599N

121.203W

6.2

9 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

2.2

2011/08/27

01:31:49

36.573N

121.170W

5.9

5 km ( 3 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

2.4

2011/08/27

01:29:43

36.574N

121.171W

6.2

5 km ( 3 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

2.7

2011/08/27

01:22:37

36.577N

121.171W

4.1

6 km ( 3 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

3.3

2011/08/27

01:19:03

36.584N

121.179W

7.3

7 KM ( 4 MI) NNW OF PINNACLES, CA

1.3

2011/08/27

01:11:39

36.600N

121.204W

6.7

9 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.7

2011/08/27

01:09:02

36.600N

121.207W

6.2

9 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.1

2011/08/27

01:07:28

36.586N

121.184W

5.0

7 km ( 4 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

2.6

2011/08/27

01:05:11

36.578N

121.175W

5.4

6 km ( 4 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

2.0

2011/08/27

01:04:20

36.602N

121.209W

5.5

10 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.2

2011/08/27

00:54:25

36.580N

121.180W

6.6

6 km ( 4 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

1.7

2011/08/27

00:41:21

36.579N

121.175W

5.3

6 km ( 4 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

1.6

2011/08/27

00:32:09

36.601N

121.208W

6.0

10 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.7

2011/08/27

00:30:35

36.600N

121.207W

6.0

10 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.7

2011/08/27

00:27:19

36.603N

121.209W

5.9

10 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

2.3

2011/08/27

00:25:17

36.585N

121.189W

6.1

7 km ( 4 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.3

2011/08/27

00:24:49

36.593N

121.201W

4.6

9 km ( 5 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

3.6

2011/08/27

00:21:59

36.599N

121.202W

5.2

9 KM ( 6 MI) NW OF PINNACLES, CA

2.2

2011/08/27

00:21:19

36.599N

121.204W

5.3

9 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

4.6

2011/08/27

00:18:21

36.584N

121.181W

7.6

7 KM ( 4 MI) NNW OF PINNACLES, CA

1.3

2011/08/26

22:10:52

36.981N

121.635W

7.1

6 km ( 4 mi) SW of Gilroy, CA

2.1

2011/08/26

20:27:53

36.771N

121.412W

8.3

8 km ( 5 mi) WSW of Tres Pinos, CA

1.7

2011/08/26

20:13:09

36.775N

121.416W

8.6

8 km ( 5 mi) S of Hollister, CA

1.4

2011/08/26

18:57:32

36.789N

121.411W

11.5

7 km ( 4 mi) S of Hollister, CA

1.9

2011/08/26

17:01:24

36.785N

121.420W

9.0

7 km ( 4 mi) SSW of Hollister, CA

2.1

2011/08/26

16:25:38

36.603N

121.213W

9.1

10 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.1

2011/08/26

15:54:40

36.604N

121.212W

9.9

10 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.4

2011/08/26

15:25:28

36.783N

121.409W

9.8

7 km ( 4 mi) S of Hollister, CA

1.1

2011/08/26

15:23:42

36.775N

121.404W

9.8

8 km ( 5 mi) WSW of Tres Pinos, CA

1.2

2011/08/26

14:56:53

36.780N

121.408W

9.7

7 km ( 5 mi) S of Hollister, CA

1.8

2011/08/26

13:09:21

36.773N

121.419W

8.3

8 km ( 5 mi) SSW of Hollister, CA

1.7

2011/08/26

11:27:24

36.599N

121.212W

8.8

10 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.8

2011/08/26

10:50:33

36.599N

121.215W

7.9

10 km ( 6 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

3.3

2011/08/26

10:44:23

36.601N

121.211W

8.8

10 KM ( 6 MI) NW OF PINNACLES, CA

1.6

2011/08/26

04:02:18

36.167N

120.237W

7.7

11 km ( 7 mi) ENE of Coalinga, CA

1.0

2011/08/26

03:44:07

36.571N

121.084W

2.3

7 km ( 4 mi) NE of Pinnacles, CA

1.0

2011/08/26

03:24:27

36.534N

121.118W

2.9

2 km ( 1 mi) E of Pinnacles, CA

1.7

2011/08/25

22:38:13

36.576N

121.174W

5.6

6 km ( 3 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

2.4

2011/08/25

22:36:17

36.534N

121.118W

3.5

2 km ( 1 mi) E of Pinnacles, CA

1.2

2011/08/25

21:04:26

36.462N

121.034W

5.9

12 km ( 8 mi) SE of Pinnacles, CA

1.6

2011/08/25

17:46:21

36.292N

121.722W

12.7

16 km (10 mi) E of Point Sur, CA

2.4

2011/08/25

16:33:00

36.581N

121.175W

6.3

6 km ( 4 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

2.5

2011/08/25

16:30:40

36.580N

121.177W

6.4

6 km ( 4 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

1.7

2011/08/25

16:28:22

36.580N

121.176W

5.3

6 km ( 4 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

2.4

2011/08/25

16:27:29

36.581N

121.177W

6.4

6 km ( 4 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

2.5

2011/08/25

12:26:09

36.580N

121.177W

6.4

6 km ( 4 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

1.2

2011/08/25

12:01:18

36.580N

121.180W

5.4

6 km ( 4 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

1.3

2011/08/25

11:20:04

36.578N

121.177W

5.9

6 km ( 4 mi) NNW of Pinnacles, CA

3.2

2011/08/25

11:17:35

36.580N

121.175W

7.3

6 KM ( 4 MI) NNW OF PINNACLES, CA

1.2

2011/08/25

09:13:23

36.783N

121.417W

7.7

7 km ( 5 mi) SSW of Hollister, CA

1.6

2011/08/25

08:13:01

36.763N

121.473W

6.3

11 km ( 7 mi) SSE of San Juan Bautista, CA

1.7

2011/08/25

02:50:26

36.774N

121.413W

8.9

8 km ( 5 mi) S of Hollister, CA

1.9

2011/08/25

02:49:20

35.492N

120.761W

2.8

8 km ( 5 mi) W of Atascadero, CA

2.1

2011/08/24

21:05:40

36.846N

121.580W

3.5

4 km ( 2 mi) W of San Juan Bautista, CA

1.3

2011/08/24

18:38:45

36.850N

121.586W

4.7

4 km ( 3 mi) W of San Juan Bautista, CA

1.9

2011/08/24

17:14:25

36.648N

121.252W

4.1

16 km (10 mi) NW of Pinnacles, CA

1.7

2011/08/24

15:38:41

35.800N

121.266W

7.1

19 km (12 mi) NNW of San Simeon, CA

1.1

2011/08/24

15:10:18

35.708N

121.111W

8.1

10 km ( 6 mi) NE of San Simeon, CA

1.6

2011/08/24

09:41:19

35.708N

121.085W

10.1

12 km ( 7 mi) NE of San Simeon, CA

1.1

2011/08/24

08:22:43

36.091N

121.030W

11.2

4 km ( 3 mi) SSW of San Lucas, CA

1.3

2011/08/24

00:39:42

36.435N

121.015W

6.4

16 km (10 mi) SE of Pinnacles, CA

1.0

2011/08/23

22:37:43

36.062N

120.636W

0.0

25 km (15 mi) E of San Ardo, CA

1.1

2011/08/23

10:17:49

36.803N

121.525W

2.2

5 km ( 3 mi) SSE of San Juan Bautista, CA

1.1

2011/08/23

10:16:54

36.807N

121.527W

3.2

4 km ( 3 mi) SSE of San Juan Bautista, CA

2.0

2011/08/23

03:58:09

35.580N

120.889W

4.5

16 km (10 mi) N of Cayucos, CA

1.2

2011/08/22

16:22:12

35.256N

120.514W

9.4

14 km ( 9 mi) E of San Luis Obispo, CA

1.3

2011/08/22

15:57:07

36.436N

121.016W

6.2

16 km (10 mi) SE of Pinnacles, CA

1.2

2011/08/22

14:28:54

35.561N

120.796W

3.4

8 km ( 5 mi) W of Templeton, CA

1.2

2011/08/22

00:38:24

36.747N

121.341W

8.7

5 km ( 3 mi) SSW of Tres Pinos, CA

1.0

2011/08/21

23:20:48

36.771N

121.410W

8.1

8 km ( 5 mi) WSW of Tres Pinos, CA

1.2

2011/08/21

20:23:38

36.081N

121.082W

11.0

8 km ( 5 mi) SW of San Lucas, CA

1.1

2011/08/21

14:40:33

36.186N

120.787W

4.6

21 km (13 mi) NNE of San Ardo, CA

1.6

2011/08/21

14:29:11

36.435N

121.016W

6.1

16 km (10 mi) SE of Pinnacles, CA

3.2

2011/08/21

14:21:01

36.438N

121.014W

7.5

16 KM (10 MI) SE OF PINNACLES, CA

1.0

2011/08/20

23:20:21

36.633N

121.133W

8.5

11 km ( 7 mi) N of Pinnacles, CA

1.5

2011/08/20

16:43:22

36.106N

120.673W

7.9

23 km (14 mi) ENE of San Ardo, CA

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