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12/04/2015 — Large M7.1 (M7.2) earthquake strikes the South Indian Ridge

A large M7.2 earthquake (M7.1 revised) has struck the South Indian Ridge , Southwest of Australia, North of Antarctica.

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This newest M7.0+ earthquake follows last weeks round of earthquake / seismic unrest … which has now built into several new volcanic eruptions spanning the globe, and additional large earthquakes in areas we don’t normally see much activity.

Momotombo Volcano erupted in Nicaragua (Central America) after being silent for nearly 110 years.  Mount Etna (Italy / South Europe) sent of the largest blast in the past 2 years.   Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii is showing seismic swarms and deformation taking place (sign of possible eruption).  All this news occurred within just a few days of last weeks deep earthquake activity.

The deep earthquakes are usually followed by shallow movement, and volcanic eruptions.  This time around was no exception to the “rule”.

Some of my longtime viewers and readers may remember the two large Indo-Australian plate earthquakes which struck in 2012… two of the largest earthquakes to strike in the past 10+ years, ranking (in magnitude) right up there with the Japan M8.9 mega-quake of 2011 when the two M8.2 + M8.3 earthquakes struck the Indian / Australian ridge.

two megaquakes indonesia april 11 2012
Above: April 11, 2012 – Two very large earthquakes struck the Northern Indo-Australian plate boundary, causing a new fracture and the whole continent to begin massive unrest (still seeing results of this rupture today in 2015).

The South Indian ridge is due South of the Indo-Australian plate boundary — seen in the graphic above looking like a long straight “line” undersea which extends directly South from West Indonesia towards Antarctica.

Here is my video from 2012 regarding the two large back to back earthquakes which struck the Indo-Australian plate:

Information on this earthquake from the USGS:

Magnitude 7.1 mww
Location/uncertainty 47.643°S 85.093°E± 8.2 km
Depth/uncertainty 10.0 km± 1.7
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 572
Minimum Distance 1116.31 km (10.03°)
Travel Time Residual 1.28 sec
Azimuthal Gap 13°
FE Region Southeast Indian Ridge (435)

11/24/2015 — Peru South America struck by TWO large M7.7 earthquakes

Updated 630pm CST November 24, 2015:

Two large M7.7 / M7.6 earthquakes struck back to back in Peru South America at a very deep level.  Originally these events were recorded as M6.9, M7.1 in strength, then upgraded by the USGS.

Obviously, two M7.7’s is a large amount of movement to occur in the region.  No doubt people felt this event across the countries nearby.

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Global seismic unrest has been progressing across the Pacific plate, and adjacent plates spanning West from the Pacific towards Europe, as well as Eastward towards the Americas.

After a deep M6.0 struck the West Pacific a few hours ago (Nov. 24) , now we see another deep earthquake has struck the EAST Pacific — measuring M7.5 in size.

European agencies showing TWO events.. M7.1 + M7.0 … the USGS is showing two M7.7 earthquakes (started out as a M6.9 then upgraded to M7.5 then elevated to 2 different M7.7 events).

A large Pacific plate earthquake warning was issued yesterday in light of the multiple deep earthquakes which struck across the whole plate over a few hours time.

Here is the warning which was issued, telling people to watch out for a coming large earthquake in the  next few days.  Peru / Chile border region was warned a full 24 hours prior to this large earthquake striking.


Here is the text of that warning, unedited – quote:

Yesterday at 10:36am ·

Past 24 hours of international earthquake activity shows 3 different deep earthquake locations.

past 24 hours deep earthquake nov 23 2015

Seen in this graphic raised high off the planet — the three locations are Chile, Fiji, and Japan. Obviously the three locations span the whole Pacific plate, from East Pacific Chile, to Far NW Pacific in Japan.

Keep watch for a large Pacific plate earthquake over the next few days, as the deep earthquakes displace the area below the plate… the shallow areas above will be in flux.

The shallower earthquake(s) will be at least 1-2 magnitudes larger than the deep movement.

Basically the whole plate is upwelling pressure from below, meaning the whole plate should show larger compensation movement in the near term. The currently “prone” + silent areas are the areas to watch for the large earthquake to strike.

This means the three areas listed, as well as the adjacent areas , additionally the silent areas should all show movement soon. The whole plate should move at a shallow level after this deep movement.

West coast USA is not immune.”

See the earthquake forecast issued on November 17, 2015 — calling for new large Pacific plate movement to strike the region:

Full information on this M7.7 from the EMSC + USGS:

Magnitude 7.7 mww
Location/uncertainty 10.070°S 70.981°W± 10.0 km
Depth/uncertainty 606.6 km± 7.0
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 90
Minimum Distance 320.82 km (2.88°)
Travel Time Residual 1.13 sec
Azimuthal Gap 61°
FE Region Peru-Brazil border region (112)


Magnitude 7.6 mww
Location/uncertainty 10.548°S 70.904°W± 9.1 km
Depth/uncertainty 600.6 km± 4.1
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 311
Minimum Distance 369.24 km (3.32°)
Travel Time Residual 0.93 sec
Azimuthal Gap 16°
FE Region Peru-Brazil border region (112)

Magnitude 7.5 mww
Location/uncertainty 10.585°S 70.966°W± 8.8 km
Depth/uncertainty 602.3 km± 7.4
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 123
Minimum Distance 369.02 km (3.31°)
Travel Time Residual 1.06 sec
Azimuthal Gap 44°
FE Region Peru-Brazil border region (112)

M 7.1 – CENTRAL PERU – 2015-11-24 22:50:54 UTC



Magnitude M 7.1
Date time 2015-11-24 22:50:54.6 UTC
Location 10.11 S ; 71.08 W
Depth 605 km
Distances 684 km E of Lima, Peru / pop: 7,737,002 / local time: 17:50:54.6 2015-11-24
272 km W of Cobija, Bolivia / pop: 26,585 / local time: 18:50:54.6 2015-11-24
214 km NW of Iberia, Peru / pop: 4,386 / local time: 17:50:54.6 2015-11-24

Source parameters provided by:
 GeoForschungsZentrum (GEOFON) — Potsdam, Germany (GFZ)

M 7.0 – PERU-BRAZIL BORDER REGION – 2015-11-24 22:45:37 UTC



Magnitude Mw 7.0
Date time 2015-11-24 22:45:37.6 UTC
Location 10.59 S ; 70.94 W
Depth 593 km
Distances 684 km E of Lima, Peru / pop: 7,737,002 / local time: 17:45:37.6 2015-11-24
242 km W of Cobija, Bolivia / pop: 26,585 / local time: 18:45:37.6 2015-11-24
170 km NW of Iberia, Peru / pop: 4,386 / local time: 17:45:37.6 2015-11-24

Source parameters reviewed by a seismologist

More information at: USGS/NEIC Denver, USA
 GeoForschungsZentrum (GEOFON) Potsdam, Germany

11/02/2015 — West coast on watch : M5.9 + Swarm of earthquake strikes near Atka Volcano in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands

The earthquake progression across the Pacific that was expected to take place this week has begun in earnest.

The West coast of the United States surely needs to be on watch for greater activity this week (just in case).

west coast movement nov 2 2015
November 2, 2015 330am CST: Past 24 hours of earthquakes M4.0 and greater across North America shows the West coast experiencing noteworthy seismic activity across a vast region from Alaska to Arizona


Multiple (3) earthquakes above M4.0 struck the West coast of the United States over a few hours time in California , and Arizona late last night (November 1st into 2nd).

We then saw larger M5.0 movement occur in Central America near El Salvador, which resides further Southeast from the West coast USA along the “edge” of the Pacific plate.

After the aforementioned activity along the West coast of the USA + Central America, a new borderline M6.0 earthquake struck the West Coast of the Alaskan Aleutian Islands near Atka Volcano along with a subsequent swarm of M5.0 events.

With all the activity which has occurred in the past few hours (late November 1st into early November 2nd CST) Clearly the West Coast of North America is under heavy stress at the moment.

Alaska’s Atka volcano is the location of an earthquake swarm which struck in early September 2015 (2 months ago).  Now we see a new swarm has broken out near the same location.

atka alaska volcanic swarm sept 9 2015

This now makes two large earthquake swarms at this obvious volcanic location within the past 2 months.   I’m beginning to think we could be looking at a possible volcanic event taking shape in the Aleutian Islands.  Possibly something at the Atka Volcanic complex itself.

Mount Atka is the largest volcanic center in the central Aleutian islands, but hasn’t erupted since 1987.

korovin volcano alaska atka earthquake september 5 2015

From VolcanoDiscovery:

“The largest volcanic center in the central Aleutians, Atka consists of a central shield and Pleistocene caldera with several post-caldera volcanoes. A major dacitic explosive eruption accompanied formation of the caldera about 500,000 to 300,000 years ago.

The most prominent of the post-caldera stratovolcanoes are Kliuchef and Sarichef, both of which may have been active in historical time. Sarichef has a symmetrical profile, but the less eroded Kliuchef is the source of most if not all historical eruptions. Kliuchef may have been active on occasion simultaneously with Korovin volcano to the north. Hot springs and fumaroles are located on the flanks of Mount Kliuchef and in a glacial valley SW of Kliuchef.”


We were expecting to see large Pacific / West Coast earthquake activity this week.

See the earthquake forecast video calling for large movement to begin transferring across the Pacific towards the United States here:

Information on these earthquakes from the USGS:

Magnitude/uncertainty 5.9 mwp± 0.0
Location/uncertainty 51.654°N 173.419°W± 7.4 km
Depth/uncertainty 21.1 km± 4.5
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 201
Minimum Distance 188.80 km (1.70°)
Travel Time Residual 0.96 sec
Azimuthal Gap 55°
FE Region Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (7)