The 1629 megathrust event is widely accepted to have been over magnitude 8.0, making it a candidate to be classified as a megathrust type earthquake. However, there are a lot of things that need to be considered first, which will be discussed here.
Firstly, the estimated magnitude of the earthquake ranges from 8.2 to 9.8, which is an enormous gap, making the event incredibly unreliable to be estimated.Based on this, one would surmise a rating of 9.0, as it typically fits easiest, which again doesnt fit.
According to this article, the event would have to have occurred on one of 2 fault systems. Firstly, there is the Tanimbar Trough, which would have required a magnitude 9.2 - 9.8 earthquake to generate the resulting 15 metre tsunami in Ambo…
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OK, i know i havent edited here for a while, but i have been busy on another wiki. Anyway, thats not the point to this post...
This evening,there was a series of M4-5 earthquakes on the northern end of the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ), which is a little concerning, because this much activity along the megathrust is unusual. In the last blog i posted back in September, i noted the potential link between large earthquakes on Cascadia and the San Andreas system. If you werent around then, ill briefly explain it now.
Looking back inot the past, there appears to bea direct link between large earthquakes on both faults. The San Andreas system has a magnitude 8 earthquaje once every 300 years on average, which is roughly the same (in geologic te…
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Well, folks, i know i have been a bit inactive here, yes.. but i am hoping that will change just before November 7th.. this is when i hope my Current Computer problem will be fixed. (Im writing from my Phone).
After this happens, more new things will be coming.. For this Wiki, HypoVolcanoes and HypoTornadoes.
So, at this point, all i can say is: Let's just hope i can get my problem fixed.. afterwards.. we'll be back in action once more. CycloneRyne94 (talk) 21:59, October 30, 2016 (UTC)Read more >
I'm CloverBlueTopaz, but you can call me Blue or Topaz. I just turned thirteen maybe a week ago, and I'm very excited to meet everyone here! C=Read more >
Blimey, theres a lot of work to do on here - ill see what I can do , though, ok??Read more >