Expected Earthquake, Volcanic or Storm Activity for the Next 1 to 5 Days
Are YOU Prepared?
September 18, 2005
By Stan Deyo
The alert for the Indian Ocean is downgraded to minor quakes (if any) as the major signals are completely gone.
Stresses are moving toward Japan along the Mariana Arc from the north edge of the Australian-Indian tectonic Plate.
New Caledonia has a potential seismic event in the Richter 4.0 to 5.0 range.
There now two small seismic signals along the Mendocino Fracture Zone. If the Mendocino continues showing stress signs it could be a return of the situation which caused me to issue a red alert in early August. I am still keeping a close eye on this developing situation.
Look at the clusters of my warnings for the last five days (the white and shades of red circles). These show you the areas which are consistently showing signs of seismic stresses. Four regions now standout: The north and eastern edge of the Australian-Indian tectonic Plate, the west coast of North and Central America, the Mariana Trench or Arc leading up to Japan and the Mendocino Fault Zone leading into San Francisco
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. Go to the raw data map where it is easier to see the areas of concern. Go to Stan's earthquake map archives.
NEW FEATURE: The red circles are quakes predicted 5 days ago, designated with a "4", within Stan's current window. Light red circles are quakes predicted 4 days and so on up through white circles which are today's quakes for the current window.
DEYO NOTES: For earthquake maps, see the USGS "shake maps" (click anywhere on the global map for a closer view). For quakes USGS may not list, go to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center's map and scroll to the bottom of the page for a global view. You can compare these maps for the next 5 days to Stan's NCODA maps, to see the hits of his seismic target zones (white circles).
Earthquake lists can viewed at EMCS and at USGS.
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.
Disclaimer: Some of the forecast stress areas can be in error up to 30% due to cloud cover variations and false signals from buoys.