June 9, 2016
This weeks earthquake forecast covers the previous areas missed by last weeks forecast. Asia (East of Nepal to Vietnam) has been silent for almost two full weeks with no activity above M4.0 reported, this means the area is under pressure from the East (coming from the Pacific unrest showing around Indonesia and Japan).
This past week, a new swarm of earthquakes spread across Japan topping out at a mere M5.1.. I was certainly expecting more activity than this to develop, but the deep M6.4 below Indonesia appears to have changed things up midway during this past week.
Sumatra was hit as expected, now priming the area North of India and East of India for larger movement. If we go another week with silence across the Himalayan range, then a serious look needs to be taken at what is causing the building “silence” which is really building pressure and not releasing via smaller earthquakes like we would hope to see.
West coast of the United States.. watch near Los Angles, San Diego East to the border with Nevada, South to Cerro Prieto volcano / Salton Sea volcanic buttes. No reported earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest (suspicious to say the least)… thus we need to watch for larger movement to the South at this point in addition to the Pacific Northwest.
The edge of the craton should be on watch for M4.0 activity at the dormant volcanoes and fracking operations across Eastern California, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. ALL should be hit this week by moderate movement.
The East coast should expect (and has now already received before this video was uploaded) a M3.1 (m2.6 revised) earthquake. Nova Scotia was just struck while this video was uploading to youtube… however we still need to watch this Northeast craton edge location for the remainder of the week.
Europe, the reset button was hit when the M4.5 struck near Mount Dutch supervolcano at the North Pole (not reported by the USGS by the way). Now pressure is rebuilding in South Europe, putting Italy, Greece and the Mediterranean sea back in the mix for M5.0 range (or greater) earthquakes this week. IF we see a large earthquake across North India or the Himalayan range then this may place new additional pressure on Europe.
Keep watch for the silent zones shown in this video for possible large movement this week.
This past week we saw a marked increase in M6.0 range activity (Five event) compared to the previous weeks showing half the amount. If things carry on upwards, we’ll start seeing M7.0 range earthquakes and possibly even new sudden volcanic eruptions in Indonesia , Mexico, and central America.