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6.3 Mag Earthquake on Island of New Britain near Papau New Guinea

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M 6.3 - 148km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

2018-03-24 11:23:32 UTC 5.483°S   151.482°E 35.8 km depth

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000d8k9#executive

 

With solar wind expected to increase over the next 36 hours, might see more like this one.

 

https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/notifications-timeline

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12 minutes ago, RhetoricalRebel said:

M 6.3 - 148km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

2018-03-24 11:23:32 UTC 5.483°S   151.482°E 35.8 km depth

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000d8k9#executive

 

With solar wind expected to increase over the next 36 hours, might see more like this one.

 

https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/notifications-timeline

I don't know about solar winds, but I live on the Hayward Fault and my cats are acting a little goofy this morning....:gumface:

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30 minutes ago, GTBighair said:

I don't know about solar winds, but I live on the Hayward Fault and my cats are acting a little goofy this morning....:gumface:

If they hide under the bed, take cover. The big one's coming, maybe not today, but it's coming

https://pets.thenest.com/cats-behave-theyre-predicting-earthquake-8330.html

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1 hour ago, RhetoricalRebel said:

Me either until it hits. Then .................................. :scream1:

I'm onboard with Plate Tectonics and tidal pressures effecting plate movement. But, I don't understand how the solar winds effect any big change. Are you thing the winds effect the Geo Magnetic field and this in turn produces movement within a plate? ie fault activity?

 

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4 hours ago, RhetoricalRebel said:

With solar wind expected to increase over the next 36 hours, might see more like this one.

https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/notifications-timeline

(Mar 24 1105UTC) Solar wind is calming this morning, but another intensification is expected due to the departing coronal hole. Geomagnetic storms (Level 1-3 / Kp 5-7) is the likely range of maximum magnetic disruption.

http://spaceweathernews.com/

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4 hours ago, GTBighair said:

I don't know about solar winds, but I live on the Hayward Fault and my cats are acting a little goofy this morning....:gumface:

I recall that the Hayward fault is a thrust fault. I went looking for info, but it seems that fault terms have changed since I had a Geology course. The Hayward and San Andreas are parallel and one can likely set off the other. I grew up not far from Lake Chabot and remember being rolled out of bed by a big local quake as a kid.

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6 minutes ago, 2many secrets said:

I'm onboard with Plate Tectonics and tidal pressures effecting plate movement. But, I don't understand how the solar winds effect any big change. Are you thing the winds effect the Geo Magnetic field and this in turn produces movement within a plate? ie fault activity?

 

Geophysicist have long debated the effect of particle radiation on the interior of the earth and triggering seismic activity. Some scientist also claim the effects of geomagnetic storms induced by solar wind are also earthquake triggers. Up until recently the majority felt there was little if any. But within the last few years, a lot have come to agree that it does. IMHO the weakening of the earth magnetic field plays a significant role.

Check out this link.

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/28e9/99170585957742bae243a6c5bfd39366ec9b.pdf

A clear example was last fall was the X9, X8 solar flares and CMEs. With no 8+ magnitude quakes since 2014, 12 hours after the X9 a mag 8+ struck off the west coast of Mexico. Then after the X8, a 7.6 hit near Mexico city that collapsed buildings and killed a bunch of people.

While solar particle radiation increases are no guarantee to effect geologic activity, the trend seems to be increasing.

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10 minutes ago, RhetoricalRebel said:

Geophysicist have long debated the effect of particle radiation on the interior of the earth and triggering seismic activity. Some scientist also claim the effects of geomagnetic storms induced by solar wind are also earthquake triggers. Up until recently the majority felt there was little if any. But within the last few years, a lot have come to agree that it does. IMHO the weakening of the earth magnetic field plays a significant role.

Check out this link.

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/28e9/99170585957742bae243a6c5bfd39366ec9b.pdf

A clear example was last fall was the X9, X8 solar flares and CMEs. With no 8+ magnitude quakes since 2014, 12 hours after the X9 a mag 8+ struck off the west coast of Mexico. Then after the X8, a 7.6 hit near Mexico city that collapsed buildings and killed a bunch of people.

While solar particle radiation increases are no guarantee to effect geologic activity, the trend seems to be increasing.

That's pretty interesting. I had no idea. I do my best to keep up with stuff in my field and sometimes peripheral stuff, but this kind of thing is foreign to me. Thanks, I'll keep an eye out for possible cause-effect events.

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