Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Magnitude 5.1 quake at Nevada (Updated)

A fairly large quake for Nevada occurred, with some aftershocks. I am updating this with adding more quakes at the same spot since last night. It seems that the swarm began at around 7p, EST. I've added the new quakes to the list below. The list goes from most recent at the top, to earliest one at the bottom.

2.5 NEVADA
4.0 NEVADA
3.6 NEVADA
2.6 NEVADA
3.2 NEVADA
3.5 NEVADA
3.7 NEVADA
2.6 NEVADA
2.5 NEVADA
3.7 NEVADA
3.3 NEVADA
3.1 NEVADA
5.1 NEVADA

10-degree map showing recent earthquakes
Sierra Wave reports,
"A 5.2 earthquake centered 44 miles west of Tonopah, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, was felt throughout the Eastern Sierra at ten minutes after 4pm Tuesday. Bishop residents who contacted USGS said they were told the quake was centered 69 miles northwest of Bishop. At the Sierra Wave studios the quake seemed long and rolling. Nothing fell off the shelves. We talked to the Mammoth Police Department and others in Mammoth and Bishop. Everyone felt the quake but, again, no damage of any kind reported. We also talked to someone at the Station Casino in Tonopah. She said the staff there felt nothing. At Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop, where 200, 50-foot long foundation pylons brace the new hospital, they did not feel the earthquake at all. USGS reported several after shocks of lesser magnitude."

3 comments:

  1. Do we have a running total on earthquakes for 2013 anywhere? It seems like the page that the USGS used is no longer being updated.

    I did look and see that there were 27 6+ events in the last 30 days.

    brian

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    1. Hi Brian,

      The total list of quakes occurring in the last 7 days is here
      http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php

      and though the box at the top says they are no longer updating, they are, at least for now. Eventually they will phase it out but not yet. They refer the seeker to a new page, which I do not like as much, here

      http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

      that page is active if you want to check it out

      As for how many quakes have occurred this year for each magnitude, there a search function but it has been down the last few weeks. It went back up today. The USGS total for quakes since Jan 1 to today (Feb 20) 2013 is-

      Number of quakes in the range of

      5.0-5.9: 274
      6.0-6.9: 24
      7.9-7.9: 5
      8.0-8.9: 1

      total quakes within the range of 4.0-8.9 so far this year = 1,223

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  2. So it appears that it is above average considering we are not even 2 months into the new year.
    brian

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