We have already reported on this but I thought it was worthwhile getting Dutch’s take although I am a bit slow in posting.
The warned area in Japan has now been hit by a noteworthy M6.8 earthquake. As expected for this week, we have returned back up to near M7.0 level activity. The warning was issued for Tokyo to Fukushima prefecture (warning issued yesterday April 29, 2021 while live on twitch https://twitch.tv/dutchsinseofficial) in front of a live audience of about 400 people.
4/30/2021 — Large M6.8 Earthquake strikes coast of Japan near Fukushima — No tsunami warnings
Sometimes it feels like the daily fix of fear….but that is not the intention. It is a big earth and there will always be something happening somewhere. What we are looking for are emerging patterns and frequency increases and we are starting to see them. There have been more meteorite showers this year. Freak weather is increasing and although this is partly due to Geo-engineering you can be sure that in the end natural processes will overwhelm any human interventions. Are we seeing more eruptions and seismic activity? It certainly seems that way….or is it observational bias? All I can say is that it will soon all become apparent.
ICELAND UPDATE – Inflation Continues, Fagradalsfjall Mountain – Eruption Expected In Nátthagi Valley
Extreme meteor explosion over New England causes earth tremors
March 14, 2021: A meteor fireball skyrocketing over Vermont at 42,000 mph, exploded with the energy equivalent of 442 lbs of TNT on March 7 at 5:38 pm EST. The explosion was so powerful that it produced a shock wave that caused buildings to shake.
See also the Magnetic Reversal video under this one and our comments.
7.4 Earthquake Kermadec Islands -Tsunami Warnings Issued -Ring Of Fire Is Quakin! -Iceland Antipode?
7.5 quake reported near New Zealand, second major one of day http://bit.ly/3c5BqbU Tsunami Threat https://www.tsunami.gov/ * HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 300 KM OF THE EPICENTER ALONG THE COASTS OF https://www.tsunami.gov/events/PHEB/2… BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. UPDATE! : * * BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA… THE TSUNAMI THREAT FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE HAS NOW PASSED. 12:34pm mst The antipode of Iceland is actually south of New Zealand https://www.geodatos.net/en/antipodes…
I found the suggestion of antipodes interesting and went to a different website to find the antipode (in fact there are a few websites). Some will not find the Kermadec Islands or even the GPS coordinates of Kermadec Islands, New Zealand. Latitude: -29.2728 Longitude: -177.9207. They are about 800–1,000 km (500–620 mi) northeast of New Zealand’s North Island.
The islands are a volcanic island arc, formed at the convergent boundary where the Pacific Plate subducts under the Indo-Australian Plate. The subducting Pacific Plate created the Kermadec Trench, an 8 km deep submarine trench, to the east of the islands. The islands lie along the undersea Kermadec Ridge, which runs southwest from the islands towards the North Island of New Zealand and northeast towards Tonga (Kermadec-Tonga Arc).
4./ This is very close indeed especially as most antipodes are calculated on a spherical earth rather than ellipsoidal (not flat 😂). And the mantel is not like an layered egg shell but structured. pic.twitter.com/vmTJqG7iVh
A spread of seismic activity is taking place. The current unrest is spreading out and away from the multiple deep earthquake impact points (from Fiji to Japan to Indonesia).
The unrest has become quite obvious to even the casual observer with multiple M7.0+ earthquakes occurring in the past 30 days (in comparison to having none for months in 2020). Additionally there has been a spread of M6.0+ earthquake activity reaching from the M7.7 location (at Loyalty Islands) Westward to Sumatra Indonesia, and as far North as the Philippines.
We should expect M5.0 range activity to strike along the West Coast (California bay area most likely) due to the plate slow slipping (ETS) taking place from Vancouver Island to the California border (thousands of tremors in the past 10-12 days as the plate is shifting).
Central and Southern California should expect new swarms going as high as M4.9 near Salton Sea , as well as similar sized movement to strike the California / Nevada border near Mono Lake again.
The Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, and Vancouver Island) is currently still slipping with thousands of tremors.. which means we must be vigilant about the possibility of M7.0+ activity to develop out in the ocean on perimeter boundary surrounding the JDF (Juan De Fuca). We must watch as long as the ETS is taking place up to a couple weeks AFTER IT STOPS (like 2012 for instance).
Overall, things are picking up internationally with the multiple M7.0+ earthquakes , as well as the West coast USA being overdue for M5.0+ release, the two things together have me on a bit of an edge . A slow slip can lead to a large quake above M6.0… and we are already looking for “regular” M5.0 range to come rolling out of the area moving. If anything more comes in from Alaska (or if the plate shifts more)… we may see something much bigger than normal.
Slow slips are the wild card.. we have to watch EVERY day on the slip to see if its coming to a halt, or if its carrying on moving.
2/11/2021 — West Coast / California Earthquake watch issued — Pacific seismic unrest obvious
Another noteworthy large earthquake in the upper M6.0 (M6.4 – M6.8 ) has struck. The second large M6.8 on the planet this week. This new event struck the Chile Argentina border region in South America. https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak…