12/18/2015 — Earthquake forecast area hit — Nepal resumes movement with noteworthy M5.4 event

After a period of relative silence in the direct area , a notable M5.4 (M5.6 revised) earthquake has struck Nepal.

M5.4 nepal dec 18 2015

Nepal was warned for movement to strike several hours prior to this event.

This earthquake follows a series of deep M4.0+ earthquakes which struck to the EAST near the Kuril Islands / Japan.

A video warning was issued , naming out Nepal as the main area to watch to the West of the deep movement which struck over the past few days.

See the video warning for Nepal here:

In the video above, a graphic was shown while explaining how the seismic pressure transfers Westward into Asia along the Himalayan range after deep earthquakes strike the Pacific near North Japan.

The location in Nepal seems to be the first release point for the pressure as it presses West towards Europe from the Pacific.

It has happened several times before.

The graphic below shows the deep earthquakes to the East (right), and the shallow large earthquake swarm to the West in Nepal.

nepal japan earthquakea
Above: In the days prior to the large Nepal earthquake (which killed thousands of people), there were a series of deep earthquakes below North Japan / Kuril Islands Russia – seen with the white square at the location and a deep earthquake raised off the globe above the square. A warning was issued the day before the Nepal earthquake based upon the deep movement near Japan, few listened to the warning unfortunately. Now again at the end of 2015, the movement Westward has occurred again from deep below Japan to a shallow release several thousand miles West in Nepal – all happening within a few days time.


As the pressure transfers West, the pressure builds at the sticking point along the Himalayan range in Nepal, and also in Afghanistan / Turkmenistan.  The pressure always releases as one single larger earthquake followed by a swarm.

Deep earthquakes in the Pacific causing shallow larger earthquakes in Asia — this is something new, a discovery in the world of Geology.

Information on this earthquake from the USGS:


Magnitude/uncertainty 5.4 mb± 0.0
Location/uncertainty 29.439°N 81.571°E± 6.4 km
Depth/uncertainty 15.5 km± 4.2
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 115
Minimum Distance 413.55 km (3.71°)
Travel Time Residual 1.00 sec
Azimuthal Gap 36°
FE Region Nepal (310)