12/23/2015 — M4.3 (M4.4) earthquake + Swarm strikes Steamboat Springs Volcano @ the California / Nevada border

A rare M4.3 (M4.4 revised) earthquake, and subsequent swarm has struck directly on the flanks of Steamboat Springs Volcano at the border of Northeast California / Nevada.

Steamboat Springs last eruption occurred over 10,000 years ago.

4.3 earthquake california dec 23 2015


A zoom in on the area shows the Steamboat Springs dormant volcanic complex located at the earthquake epicenter near Reno Nevada.

This location is of GREAT importance to the most recent earthquake forecast, which had called for new noteworthy M4.0+ earthquake activity to strike either the Gorda Escarpment or the border of Nevada at a dormant volcano.

4.3 earthquake california dec 23 2015 steamboat springs

[wondering out loud why the USGS doesn’t mention the volcano located directly where this earthquake struck]

Now, just as the forecast called for, a M4.3 (M4.4) has struck a dormant volcano near the California / Nevada border DIRECTLY EAST of the Gorda Escarpment.

See the earthquake forecast issued 5 days ago (December 18) calling for a dormant volcano at the Nevada / California border to be struck by a M4.0+ earthquake this week:


Information on this earthquake from the USGS:

Magnitude/uncertainty 4.3 ml± 0.1
Location/uncertainty 39.418°N 119.808°W± 2.3 km
Depth/uncertainty 3.5 km± 6.4
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 35
Minimum Distance 4.79 km (0.04°)
Travel Time Residual 1.09 sec
Azimuthal Gap 48°
FE Region Nevada (37)

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.

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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:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000488j#scientific_origin:us_us1000488j

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)

12/18/2015 — Earthquake forecast area hit — Large M6.2 strikes West Pacific silent area / Vanuatu

A noteworthy M6.2 earthquake (and subsequent swarm) has struck the West Pacific inside the warned “silent area” near Vanuatu.

This region had several hours warning time to prepare for movement to strike (see the warning below).

vanuatu earthquake dec 18 2015 forecast hit


The earthquake forecast issued hours prior to this event specifically called for this silent area to show new movement in the nearterm , calling for 1-2 magnitudes HIGHER movement than the deep activity which struck over the past 48 hours leading up to this large M6.2 event.

The deep earthquake was in the upper M4.5 range, meaning the shallower larger earthquake should be at least M6.0 in intensity.  Now the M6.2 has struck the warned area.

See the warning issued hours before the event here:


Information on this new swarm of earthquakes from the USGS:

Magnitude 6.2 mwp
Location/uncertainty 18.399°S 169.400°E± 6.3 km
Depth/uncertainty 10.0 km± 1.9
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 73
Minimum Distance 347.31 km (3.12°)
Travel Time Residual 0.85 sec
Azimuthal Gap 35°
FE Region Vanuatu (186)

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000489q#scientific_origin:us_us1000489q

Magnitude/uncertainty 4.7 mb± 0.2
Location/uncertainty 18.267°S 169.315°E± 6.2 km
Depth/uncertainty 10.0 km± 1.9
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 22
Minimum Distance 353.10 km (3.17°)
Travel Time Residual 0.69 sec
Azimuthal Gap 122°
FE Region Vanuatu (186)