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#1441782 - 20/11/2017 16:50 Re: Earthquakes [Re: duckweather]
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Hi again for today folks.

After my last post, I got to thinking that the east coast regions of Australia may be niggled enough by the New Caledonia quakes to energize some tremors....??? The offshore Queensland region is the main area I was thinking of.

Also the surrounding Pacific Islands [of New Caledonia] may come up with the odd M5 now and possibly even an M6....???

The southern end [South Island or below] of NZ may also come up with an M4+...???

NSW and Vic may also inherit some energy from these large quakes. SA may also come up with one or two tremors too...??

Just some passing thoughts....

For now, Duck.


Edited by duckweather (20/11/2017 16:52)

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#1442239 - 24/11/2017 16:13 Re: Earthquakes [Re: duckweather]
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Hi folks.

I have waited for a few days to see if what I mentioned in my last post would occur and it did for Australia. In addition, WA has also come up with a tremor. I also haven't been sitting at my computer to rattle on about all the quakes coming up worldwide as I have torn/strained tendons/bits in my lower left back - and sitting has been rather annoying. Old decrepit Duck yet again crazy

Anyway, briefly, the west coast of the U.S. quakes/tremors may have kicked off movement in the offshore regions of western Canada.
Also there was an 'arc' of tremoring coming up, around and below [Sth] of Washington [U.S.].

The Mediterranean has had a few quakes and the energy from the western Pacific seems to have snuck over and through China -> through to India, Middle East, then Mediterranean. Just my thoughts there.

Hopefully I will add more stuff very soon.

For now, dilapidated Duck smile

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#1443128 - 01/12/2017 16:03 Re: Earthquakes [Re: Lindsay Knowles]
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#1443418 - 02/12/2017 23:00 Re: Earthquakes [Re: batty]
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Hi batty and all.

I am still alive and kicking. Well not kicking just yet - had a bit of a knackered hip joint last week and have been studying too much [a Harvard course/professional development] and am yet to catch up and focus on quakes.

Going to have a forced break from study and will spend a bit more time keeping an eye on what's going on with the quakes.

Just having a quick sqizz at the quakes for now, I can see that there has been quite a bit of generalized activity across the planet.

The eastern side of the U.S. came up with an M4+ [not far from NY if my memory serves me correctly]. A little unusual in the current 'climate' of quake activity, but not unusual in the history of that location.

The other places I have rattled on about in the past have generally come up with movements and the west Pacific [around the New Caledonia region] has been a consistent rattler in recent times. The energy there has been very focused indeed.

Don't quote me on this, but I get a smidgen of a feeling that the Mediterranean Sea surrounds and maybe the west of the Gibraltar region may come up with an M5+??? at some point soon. Could be wrong.

Anyway, this ol' Duck will try and add some more vewy, vewy soon. wink



Edited by duckweather (02/12/2017 23:00)

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#1443557 - 03/12/2017 15:57 Re: Earthquakes [Re: duckweather]
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Hi folks.

Well Australia is still sneaking in the odd tremor, with 2 coming up in fairly quick succession in NSW in Orange and just SE of.

In the U.S., Oklahoma went a little quieter for a short while, but has recently come back into some small tremor activity.
The Appalachian Mountains in the eastern U.S. has seen tremors come up on both the northern and southern nearby regions recently and currently. But there have been a bulk of the tremors coming up involving the mountain ranges [fault lines] near Tennessee.
The west coastal regions of the U.S. and heading up to the border with Canada, has been quite busy with small tremors. The U.S. west coastal region [maybe SW of Eureka] may come up with an M4 - 4+??

The western side of the Pacific, including the countries north of Australia are still feeling activity from the plate movements around these regions. There may be a chance of an M5+ coming up in the mix of quakes, as the movement looks quite consistent at the moment and could set off a semi-stuck spot or get bit of a rev up for one location.

The Himalayan region is also spotting with a tremor and leading into the Middle East are some quakes too.

Africa has felt an energy push in The Democratic Republic of The Congo. This, as far as I can see, may involve the major Rift/fault running semi north/south. I wonder if we will see some sort of volcanic activity in the near future???

Alaska has been trotting along with numerous tremors up in and around the upper Gulf regions. An M4 may come up there at some point.

The Atlantic Ridge overall, has also been spotting with quakes - from the south to the north.

The British Isles [Scotland, England or Ireland????] may come up with a tremor at some point.
The regions - somewhere- near the Netherlands or some surrounding country may come up with a tremor too???

NZ may get spot a spot tremor or two at some point. The Cook Strait may come up with a movement also.

An unusual place may come up with an M4 - but not sure where I feel this may be yet.....

Remember that all I say is to be taken with a pinch of salt folks wink


For the moment, Duck.

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#1443881 - 05/12/2017 10:48 Re: Earthquakes [Re: duckweather]
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Hi folks. Will come back to posting at some point. One of my sons is unwell [recurring physical illness] and I will be focusing on him. Not sure when I will be back. Cheers, Duck.

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#1444158 - 07/12/2017 19:53 Re: Earthquakes [Re: duckweather]
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Okey dokey, back again - all good.

There have been some movements near Tasmania [a good M3.5 near Flinders Island]and NSW has had a few tremors too. WA has also had a few tremors.
I suspected that the SE of Australia may come into some activity. WE have had some very small movements here and I suspect that there may be an outside chance that this [what I felt were movements] could be related to the energy lurking on Australia's SE/S. It wouldn't surprise me if Vic or offshore Vic may come up with a tremor soon [a registered one].
A quake came up SW/S of Oz in the SE Indian Ocean. There may be another below Australia [perhaps halfway between Oz and Antarctica.

The Himalaya's came up with the movement I was thinking it would recently. This energy seems to have infiltrated areas west/NW of such too - Middle East.

The western side of the Pacific is still showing continuing energy, given such, anywhere along this side of the Pacific could see an M5+ at any point in time.

NZ has come up with a quake north of Cook Strait region - in the North Island - not Cook Strait as I said it might. Somewhere in relation to the South Island or south of may come up with an M4+ at some point. NZ always has small tremors though. But I am feeling that some M3+ or M4+ activity may come up somewhere along their major fault line or offshore/coast? of the NE regions of the North Island. Maybe in a location near or on the last large quake they had some time ago, which caused some incredible new features in the landscape. The sea floor rise on the coast was incredible back when the last large quake hit. I just feel there may some sort of a chance that there may be another tremor there at some point in the near future - not nasty though.

The U.S. west coast is having all sorts of problems at the moment with the wildfires and thrown in the 'mix' are tremors as well. I thought a quake may come up SW offshore of Eureka, and so far the tremors have been creeping towards this and other coastal regions of California.

The west coast of Canada is continuing with responses to the energies, I feel, are coming from the San Andreas and the Pacific.

Oklahoma came up with an M4+, which I felt would happen.

I am yet to catch up with other activity.

For now, Duck.

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#1444716 - 13/12/2017 11:32 Re: Earthquakes [Re: duckweather]
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Hi folks.

Well Australia, namely NSW, SA, WA and a bit of Vic is seeing some interesting activity at the moment. NSW is feeling some concerted energy atm.. I feel the energy causing these tremors is coming in from the South East Indian Ridge [directly below Oz affecting the southern part of our continent. The tremors in NSW may be being energized by activity filtering in through the Tasman Sea from the plate edge that runs through NZ.
In my simple mind, I see and perhaps imagine that 'your hand' in holding the Australian Plate at below Oz and the other hand is holding the eastern side of the plate. Then push north from the south end - and in from the east -> to west. A combination of this subtle pushing may be irritating the faults we see coming up with tremors in the south and east of Oz....just my unscientific opinion wink

The unusual quake [I didn't mention a location] I was suspecting may come up in recent times turned out to be the one in Norway.

The Himalayas has 'played up' like I anticipated it would and the Middle East [Iran] has had an M6 and subsequent M5 today. I am sure there are more small tremors happening there too.

The western [and central] U.S,. Canada west and Alaska are still rattling along with tremors.

I recently thought a quake may come up in the Cook Strait in NZ, but one came just south of there.

For now, Duck wink

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#1445129 - 18/12/2017 21:23 Re: Earthquakes [Re: duckweather]
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Hi folks.

On watching the busy recent quake activity north of Australia/western Pacific, and just in my opinion, this activity seemd to follow on from the several tremors which came up on the southern part of our continent.
Remember I said I thought if you imagined one hand pushing our plate up from the south and the other hand pushing the plate in from the east or so, in my mind [and considering this last part] the tremors in the lower part of Oz were possibly a sign of energy being driven up and through Oz to the northern reaches of our plate - thus maybe causing the quakes [or helping to] north of Australia. May sound a bit way out there, but [in my mind I saw a possible pattern emerging - starting with the tremors in lower Australia - preceding that latter quakes].

Another thing I noticed, and have mentioned this observation before, the Leon Mow seismo I sometimes watch, was showing a build up of irritation prior to the quakes north of Oz/western Pacific. This seismo is situated in Victoria and I wonder if this seismo registered some energy building and translating through the south of Oz to the north of the plate we sit on.....???

Of course all of the above may be only part of the reason [if at all] the run of quakes in the western Pacific occurred.

I also feel that the quakes I mentioned would occur along/near the Himalayas recently, may have sent energy slightly to the north into China, Afghanistan and other regions, causing tremors/quakes.

The west coast of the U.S. went through a flurry of tremors, with a few moderately sized tremors thrown up in the mix. At the moment, the western coast of the U.S. is just niggling with small tremors.

I am wondering if the western side/coastal region of Canada may come up with an M4+ soon. As may Alaska, perhaps along the Aleutians.

I get a feeling the Mediterranean {Greece? or Crete? or somewhere towards Italy or maybe somewhere around the Adriatic???] may come up with an M5+ soon.

Somewhere in the British Isles, or nearby country, may come up with an M3'ish...??

For now, Duck.

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#1445581 - 22/12/2017 22:41 Re: Earthquakes [Re: duckweather]
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Hi folks.

A very unusual and deep quake came up 3 hours ago in Canada in the Arctic Circle [M5 219km S of Fort McPherson], which has been recorded as an M5.9 by the Natural Resources Canada at 221kms deep. But the USGS has pegged it at 1.7kms deep. I am inclined to believe the Canadian reading, but it may be refined as more info is gathered.

The British Isles came up with two small tremors I was anticipating [Scotland] in recent days.

The south of the Oz continent [generally speaking] is still active with Victoria experiencing a tremor as I said it would. Near Orbost had an M2.3.
NSW is still coming up with tremors. as is WA and SA. More to come.
I get a feeling we may see an inland tremor somewhere in Oz in the region of M3+ or M3++....?
Tassie also recently came up with a tremor in their NE region.

The western side of the Pacific is felling what I would say is a regular run [in frequency] of quakes. The lull between these runs seems to be becoming less in hours. I wonder if we may see an M6 or M6+ come up soon somewhere....
Alternatively this activity may come up somewhere along the west coast of Sth America or Central America.

Hawaii may come up with an M4'ish at some point.

Another 'thing' stuck in my mind atm., is the thought that a "Sea" in the Middle East or Mediterranean may come up with an M5.

If I don't get a chance before Christmas Day, I'd like to wish everyone a healthy, peaceful and safe Christmas. Bless you all xx

Cheers for now, Duck.

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#1445586 - 23/12/2017 00:20 Re: Earthquakes [Re: Lindsay Knowles]
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Well, just when the general rattles, in previously know locations around NSW seemed to be setting down, up pops an interesting one. I mentioned here years ago, the historic fault line running up Naas Creek in the southern ACT. A tremor was recorded there yesterday after quite a period of quiescence. When you visit the valley the get a feeling for the tumult that must have created it... hoping the rattle is a little general stress relief, rather than the start of another round of mountain building. A big quake there would cause bedlam in Canberra.

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#1446385 - 30/12/2017 19:49 Re: Earthquakes [Re: perrywinkle]
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Hi folks and perrywinkle.

Yep perrywinkle. [since my last post particularly] The tremors coming up all over the place in Oz [and NSW] are what I thought would happen. The pressures in NSW locations and elsewhere are possibly the result of a push on the continent coming in from the south originally, then reverberating back [in the form of pressure] through Oz.
This reverberation could also be from the activity in the east and NE, putting pressure on some spots perhaps in NSW and QLD [offshore/coast for the moment].
Broome came up with a good tremor, almost simultaneously with the extreme weather event there.

We have had several very small rattles [ornaments in tall cabinets rattling] here this evening. Vic may be in for another tremor or somewhere surrounds.

The energy, I am perceiving, is causing mostly susceptible locations in Oz to come up with tremors. If this persists, we may see a tremor come up in an unusual location, as the pressure for a normally passive fault gives. It may mean will may see more small tremors popping up until the pressures settle and/or we could even see an M4 come up somewhere.

The northern edges of the Oz plate [as it impact Indonesia and surrounds] has 'given in' to the pressures I previously [past post] said were possibly coming up from the south of Australia and NE of the continent. This has seemed to throw up quakes in Indonesia and around to up as far as Banda Aceh.

The west of the Pacific from the eastern top of Indonesia and up to towards the top of Japan [and the direct line down from Japan to PNG - meaning the Major trench that runs roughly along that line] is showing its own particular behaviour apart from the locations I mentioned in the previous paragraph. Japan may come up with an M6 at some point. If not there, it may be further south either along the trench or a country on the west of the upper Pacific.

There may be another vision of an undersea volcano reaching the surface again soon in the Pacific.

The middle of the Indian Ocean [or abouts] where the many plates meet, may throw up an M5+ at some point. This may then send some energy over to the western side [maybe SE] of WA to energize some tremors.

Anyway, for now, Duck. Take all I say with a pinch-of-salt folks smile


Edited by duckweather (30/12/2017 19:50)

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#1446499 - 31/12/2017 13:46 Re: Earthquakes [Re: duckweather]
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Hi folks.

Just a quicky note to say we just had a very small tremor here. If I was to guess the magnitude if it was local - I would say an M2'ish - maybe a fraction smaller. It rocked the cabinets in my lounge slightly, with one very lightly bumping the wall it was up against. Will see if Geoscience has any formal recording of this. There was a definite movement...

For the moment, Duck.

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#1447386 - 05/01/2018 13:49 Re: Earthquakes [Re: Lindsay Knowles]
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i wonder how many around the san fran bay area sat upright last night and wondered if it was the start of something bigger. and it was right in there very local to town. Anything big really letting go right there , id hate to see the outcome , such a beautiful place.

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#1447676 - 06/01/2018 21:28 Re: Earthquakes [Re: BIG T]
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Hi folks and BIG T wink

There have been some rumblings in the U.S. in a couple of parts which have had the folks there on edge BIG T - yes.
There is one location [which I have saved the link for on another computer] in the U.S. where a large landslide is gearing up to shift. Though one edge of the large cracks at the top of the hill seems to stem from a mining complex at one end. The whole hillside looks likes it is going to give way. I'll try and find the link to the video. Found the link -
Rattlesnake Ridge - Washington - folks being evacuated

Mount Rainier [not far from Rattlesnake Ridge] and Mt St Helens have been feeling many tremors. Experts regarding Mt St Helens don't think these quakes are due to magma/volcano.

Australia has continued along with some rattles and has come into a short lull at the moment.

NZ has caught up the with energy in the Pacific north and NNW of NZ [meaning up the major trench I said would move recently - and did - and up to Japan and beyond]. They had a quake near Cook Strait.

I think it won't be long before we see another run of M5's in the Pacific. I keep feeling that an M6+ may be on the cards in the near future or a quake which may cause some semi-minor issues with sea behaviours.

The Mediterranean had several M5's recently. I suspected that this may have been a follow on from the activity in the countries surrounding the stretch of the Himalayas.

That rumble I mentioned I felt here recently has not been recorded on the Geoscience website. Still don't know what the source was - but was a definite little rumble. Heard it coming - then felt it - albeit small.

Catch up with some more soon wink

Cheers, Duck.

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#1447677 - 06/01/2018 21:30 Re: Earthquakes [Re: Lindsay Knowles]
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I was going to ask Duck why it's been so quiet of late.

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#1447681 - 06/01/2018 21:49 Re: Earthquakes [Re: Kino]
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Hi Kino.

The quakes seem to be coming in cycles of sorts. But those 'cycles' are influenced by what is happening with the energy and its source and location. So it can vary. Sometimes there is a lengthy run of energy causing many quakes of various sizes or runs of M5's, and sometimes there can be shorter runs as the energy driving the quakes is intermittent or comes in bursts.

I see the larger and deep quakes have the potential to trigger off other quakes elsewhere or nearby. I thought it was interesting that Vanuatu came up with a quake 8 hours ago, not seemingly long after a deep quake to its SE. The one to the SE was very deep. So we may see some more M5's spotting here and there on the west of the Pacific. The Philippines, PNG, PNG/Indonesia may come up with something soon...??

Cheers, Duck [I have been busy with holidays, so have been a bit quiet here wink ]

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#1448098 - 09/01/2018 14:21 Re: Earthquakes [Re: duckweather]
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Hi folks.

Most of the tremors I have nattered on about in the past have come up or are still coming up.

Now, looking at Victoria's latest tremor [remember I have referred to "B" words on numerous occasions in the past for Australia - especially the south] - well - a tremor came up just before east of Ballarat - sorta halfway between Ballarat and Balwarra - south of Bullarook - a bit east of Brown Hill - not as far east of Ballarat as Bunding - and pegged in Bungaree. grin lol
The tremor has so fa been pegged at M1.8 and 0kms deep.

QLD has come up with some more movement to - coastline.

The Pacific, including the Philippines [as I said would feel quakes] and Vietnam and other places in the west Pacific is on a bit of a roll atm with tremors.
NZ, south of Cook Strait, has come up with a tremor.

It seems possible to me that the consistent energy currently in the west Pacific has 'rebounded' and maybe combined with the energy involving the western U.S. and Central America, to throw up a good tremor off the coast of the west U.S. and offshore west of Canada. The two 'energies' may be unrelated, but you never know.....

For the moment, Duck.

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#1448237 - 10/01/2018 08:31 Re: Earthquakes [Re: Lindsay Knowles]
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#1448281 - 10/01/2018 13:07 Re: Earthquakes [Re: batty]
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Hi batty and all.

That tremor I mentioned for Victoria near all the 'B' towns was removed from record by the Geoscience folks.

In regards to the link you mentioned batty, there can be many trains of thought on that one. One can read the past records of what has occurred with quakes [on the bigger side of the scale] and see a pattern or a pattern in the observed lull in larger quakes occurring.

The following is my amateur perspective;

Sometimes observed patterns of lulls and occurrences of large quakes can be helpful in anticipating the possibility of another large quake occurring. But, I also feel that the natural forces at work, which encourage quakes and tremors to occur, are not always obvious to the eye and one's perceptions.

A lull may be due to such forces not being as influential or have enough impetus to cause quakes. A necessary solar, volcanic, plate or other influence [or a combination of some] may not be strong enough in the moment to create observable quakes or even cause the storing of energies need to provide a sudden output of such and cause a major quake.

But, there may also be some locations which can seem to store energy [in an apparent lull] and then give off that energy [quake] when the energy becomes too much for the fault of plate etc..

Some faults or plates do have the characteristic of snagging and not releasing [large quake] if what is causing them to 'catch' momentarily [before a large release] is because they may being compressed [perhaps being forced together]; or may be snagged on jaggered faultlines.
Sometimes we see some faults on the planet [and I am particularly thinking of the California coast for this example] that experience a flurry of many small tremors during or before a lull. This can be a good thing if these tremors are helping release the energy being snagged/released/snagged there. It doesn't always mean the the mother of all quakes will occur.
Also that kind of energy can be referred 'up-the-line' or 'down-the-line' of a fault line or plate edge to another location. This kind of relationship may be for example;
1/ When California gets a run on on tremors -> offshore western Canada may come up with M3+'s or higher.
2/ When the west coast of the U.S. moves consistently in a period of time -> Hawaii comes up with tremors. If the tremor action on the west coast of the U.S. is substantial in number -> Hawaii may come up with an M4 or more. Some may not agree with me, but I see a volcanic connection with the U.S. for Hawaii.

Anyway, back to the article batty linked, I do get a feeling we will see a large quake somewhere on the planet soon, but it may come up in the mix of other tremors - somewhere on the planet. It may not be the U.S., but I am in no position to predict a yay or nay on that one.

M8's and above can be sneaky and crop up when you least expect them. They can crop up after a lull. They can crop up in places almost predictably in some cases - sometimes when a very close study of all possible quake influences and energy patterns are observed.

Take all I say with a pinch-of-salt. I am not an expert on quakes and run on my intuition and observations of energy activity an patterns, and observations of animals and nature. I may be wrong. And, I am unable to study all quake activity every day or sometimes weeks. BUt I wish I could smile

for now, Duck.

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