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The Big One is going to happen, no matter how much you want to deny it, California scientists say - Los Angeles Times
“The prediction did not happen because the Chinese knew more than we do about foreshocks. They used the basic principle … quantified more than a century ago: One earthquake makes another earthquake more likely, and guessed that having a swarm of ...and more »
Magnitude 3.0 Earthquake Felt in Santa Monica and Across Westside - Santa monica Observed
The obvious question is, are these foreshocks of a larger earthquake? Foreshocks are smaller temblors that strike in the days and hours before a moderate-to-large earthquake. Not all earthquakes have foreshocks, and despite decades of effort ...
3.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Santa Monica - LA Canyon News
“Chance it is foreshock to a big quake is much much smaller.” Foreshocks are mild tremors that precede larger earthquakes. Dr. Jones added that Santa Monica, which runs from east to west, is “not an unusual spot” for an earthquake to strike, as it is ...and more »
Chiayi earthquakes not a predictor of bigger event - Taipei Times
Meanwhile, the magnitudes of the four foreshocks leading up to the largest earthquake were between 3.6 and 4.1. All six hypocenters were less than 20km underground. No casualties were reported in connection to the earthquakes. CWB Seismology Center ...
Italian expert says recent earthquakes were foreshocks - WNDU-TV
ROME An Italian seismologist says the recent quakes in central Italy were foreshocks to the powerful 6.6 temblor on Sunday, and that more significant quakes can be expected. The president of Italy's National Institute for Geophysics and Vulcanology ...
Was 5.8 earthquake just a foreshock? Kansas geologist asks - Wichita Eagle
“I was very concerned,” said Bidgoli, a geologist with the Kansas Geological Survey, “because it didn't appear there were any foreshocks to that event.” In other large quakes, such as the 5.7 magnitude near Prague, Okla., in 2011, there had been other, ...
What does latest 'swarm' of Seattle-area earthquakes mean? - seattlepi.com
Smaller earthquakes can sometimes be "foreshocks" to major events, but unfortunately for those who study earthquakes (and the public), that only becomes apparent after the fact. Gomberg said there's not anything about this current swarm that makes them ...and more »
AM~8.3 Chile earthquake has become more likely - temblor
But now, take a look at the time series for the 2010 M=8.8 Maule earthquake: No foreshocks whatsoever, and this is far more common. chile-earthquake-time-series These time series (From Hayes et al., 2014) show the earthquake sequence behavior in the ...
Seabed seismic sensors would have cut 2011 Japan tsunami toll - New Scientist
“Thousands had already been evacuated because of heavy foreshocks, but many of those who remained might have escaped,” says Tanioka. The system he evaluated is already in operation off the south-eastern coast of Japan, monitoring the quake-prone ...