Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Zealand Earthquake - Ready for another one?

They are lining up M6's along a fault.  We might expect another one down at the end, since the trend is so powerful.  Unfortunately, M6's don't create a stress shadow, where we would say it's over and done with.  If these earthquakes line up on this straight fault (thrust?) for 300km, then we can expect an M8.  I don't mean to be super gloomy, but this is fairly standard in that part of the world.


Kraks said...

Maybe you're interested:
"The Unknown Fault That Caught out Christchurch" by Andy Coghlan @ New Scientist.

Harold Asmis said...

I suspect that if they had done their trenching, that this thing activates every 300 years or so.