The graphic below shows all events M4.0 > greater (internationally), and M3.0 > greater (United States). Clearly the whole of the West Pacific, Asia, and even the United States was displaced along plate boundaries.
According to the earthquake forecast issued on October 20, 2015, we are still watching Central America for a larger event to strike.
The Pacific Northwest was already hit by a M4.8 earlier this week, and two swarms near volcanoes (Mount Diablo / San Francisco CA) and Mount Davis (Oregon). Additionally, several M3.0 events struck at the Gorda Escarpment in North California as well.
See the earthquake forecast video here, several of the areas which were called for movement have already been hit:
Keep watch still in North California… just in case… no way things will immediately die down around the Pacific after seeing two M7.0+ events in the past few days, and a new round of deep earthquakes striking this morning — this means we’re not out of the woods yet.
East Pacific MUST move in relation to the other M7.0+ events, and the deep events which have now struck in succession of one another.
This much deep movement means the whole Pacific Plate will adjust, right now the pressure transferred WEST from the West Pacific (like Normal) towards Europe. The cluster spot near Pakistan / India / Afghanistan gave way today.. the pressure will also transfer across the Pacific plate to the United States, Central America, and South America.
We should see things spill across over the next 1-2 days tops. This brings us to the end of the earthquake forecast period, but NOT to the end of the pressure event taking place.
I’ll have to do another forecast come Wednesday and update accordingly based upon the deep movement happening now.
This much deep movement means the Pacific Rim countries need to be on heightened alert.. no joke, no exaggeration here… be on watch for larger movement based upon the deep movement.
Yesterdays deep M5.2 gave way to todays M7.5 in another region adjacent to the Pacific.. pressure transferring…
Todays new deep M5.2 just a bit away from the original deep M5.2 will most likely give way to another larger event in another adjacent area. Like clockwork, it usually strikes within a day or two as the pressure transfers UPWARDS from the deep movement below.
Deep movement causing shallower movement in other areas has been proved via a series of TESTS done by geologists in New Zealand last year.. deep earthquakes cause shallow earthquakes in adjacent areas, sometimes THOUSANDS of miles away. Not a matter of opinion, this is a matter of fact. See the facts for yourself here:
Just as expected, yesterday (October 25) a very deep earthquake occurred below the Pacific plate, which led me to issue a warning for a coming large earthquake measuring at least TWO magnitudes higher than the deep event, which was a deep M5.2.
We were watching for a M7.2 or greater to strike West / Northwest of the deep earthquake. Now a M7.5 struck West / Northwest within 1 day of the deep earthquake event.
See my post on the deep event here:
This new large earthquake location in Afghanistan, near the India border, was discussed in the most recent earthquake forecast, see the earthquake forecast video here:
Information on this event from the USGS:
|Location/uncertainty||36.441°N 70.717°E± 6.4 km|
|Depth/uncertainty||212.5 km± 1.8|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||132|
|Minimum Distance||77.03 km (0.69°)|
|Travel Time Residual||1.23 sec|
|FE Region||Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan (718)|