April 30, 2016
It appears we may be on the cusp of a larger earthquake to strike this week. After a flurry of M7.0+ earthquakes (and several near M7.0 – upper M6.0) struck around the Pacific plate over the past few weeks, we are now seeing swarms of earthquakes break out at multiple regions around the Pacific.
All links mentioned in the video here:
Earthquakes are related over a distance, striking back to back across the Pacific plate within hours or a day:
Several of the swarms measuring in the M4.0+ range, but the USGS has not reported the events on any of their feeds for some reason. Taiwan, South Japan, Ecuador just to name a few locations where swarms are occurring, but no earthquakes are being reported by the USGS.
Europe showing the stress as well. Now needing to watch Europe for noteworthy movement this week in the M4.0+ range, across the region spanning from the English Channel to Poland and from Switzerland to Serbia (based on the new deep earthquake below Serbia).
United States should see interior plate movement and coastal movement this week across California. Specifically the border of Nevada + California , as well as Southern California near Los Angeles. Keep watch for M5.0+ earthquakes to strike this week. Hope for swarms of lesser events, but plan for a single event in the M5.0+ range. If things get larger, it will be preceded by movement at the interior volcanoes spanning California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington State.
The North American craton across the United States needs to keep serious watch in the midwest for possible larger movement as well. Specifically the Texas, Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma fracking operations. M4.0+ are on the schedule for this week, no way around it in light of the cluster of Earthquakes already showing in the Northwest from Yellowstone to San Francisco ( a sign of pressure pushing from the NW to the SE.. the line of earthquakes denoting where the pressure is coming from and going to.
The East coast of the USA also needs to be on watch for new earthquake activity to strike near Virginia, as well as new activity to strike further Northeast near the US / Canada border with New York and Quebec. M3.0+ could be possible.
If we see larger movement on the West coast , it will cause larger movement in the midwest, which will then cause larger movement on the East coast. The current magnitudes forecast are based upon a M5.0 range earthquake striking California or the Coast of California / Oregon.
West Pacific, keep watch in South Indonesia , across the location where the multiple eruptions occurred (which has now gone silent). Taiwan should see noteworthy movement again, as well as central Japan.
This week should be active around the whole Pacific. West and East should both be struck by noteworthy movement greater than what we’ve seen the past 2 weeks.