After a period of relative silence in the direct area , a notable M5.4 (M5.6 revised) earthquake has struck Nepal.
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.
The graphic below shows the deep earthquakes to the East (right), and the shallow large earthquake swarm to the West in Nepal.
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|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||115|
|Minimum Distance||413.55 km (3.71°)|
|Travel Time Residual||1.00 sec|
|FE Region||Nepal (310)|