11/19/2015 — Large M7.0 earthquake strikes Solomon Islands / West Pacific — Forecast to occur 2 days prior

Just as expected, a large M7.0 earthquake struck the West Pacific Solomon Islands region.

m7.0 solomon islands nov 19 2015

Expected? (you might ask)..

The most recent earthquake forecast video, issued on November 17 2015, called for a new large earthquake to strike the Solomon Islands this week.

Two days after issuing the warning for the Solomon Islands, the large earthquake struck the warned location in question.

See the earthquake forecast video calling for this M7.0 to occur here:


Magnitude 7.0 mww
Location/uncertainty 8.929°S 158.410°E± 7.9 km
Depth/uncertainty 13.4 km± 3.0
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 627
Minimum Distance 178.11 km (1.60°)
Travel Time Residual 0.82 sec
Azimuthal Gap 23°
FE Region Solomon Islands (193)

11/17/2015 — Large M6.5 earthquake strikes South Europe / Greece

A large magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck off the Western shores of Greece in South Europe, causing a major shakeup along the coastlines of Southwest Greece, and Southeast Italy.

This is the largest earthquake to strike Europe in several years.  The last M6.5+ earthquake was well over 5 years ago.  No doubt this was felt throughout the region.

m6.5 europe november 17 2015

Smaller islands such as Crete, and even areas as far away as Sicily are reporting feeling this shallow seismic event.

The greater global earthquake activity has been growing,  progressing across the Pacific plate, and spreading across adjacent plates.   The transfer of pressure across the plates over the past several days has caused multiple large earthquakes (above M6.0).

This South Europe earthquake is no surprise in light of the other Pacific unrest spreading globally.  Keep watch for further movement in adjacent areas.

 

Information on this earthquake from the USGS:

Magnitudeuncertainty 6.5 mwb± 0.0
Locationuncertainty 38.755°N 20.552°E± 5.3 km
Depthuncertainty 11.1 km± 3.8
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 254
Minimum Distance 157.74 km (1.42°)
Travel Time Residual 1.00 sec
Azimuthal Gap 39°
FE Region Greece (364)

11/15/2015 — Rare Noteworthy M5.8 earthquake strikes the Cayman Islands / Caribbean

The Caribbean Cayman Islands were struck by a rare M5.8 earthquake along the Cayman Trench, South of Cuba.

5.8 earthquake caribbean nov 15 2015

We don’t normally see much large earthquake activity in the Caymans, thus this event is something to raise ones eyebrows at, pointing towards greater stresses showing across the Pacific over the past 2 weeks.

Be on watch for further movement to occur in the region over the next few days.


Information on this earthquake from the USGS:

Magnitude/uncertainty 5.8 mwb± 0.1
Location/uncertainty 17.833°N 81.860°W± 6.1 km
Depth/uncertainty 10.0 km± 3.2
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 310
Minimum Distance 178.67 km (1.60°)
Travel Time Residual 0.95 sec
Azimuthal Gap 31°
FE Region Cayman Islands region (731)