Saturday, November 21, 2015
Geofish Issues Yellow Alert for New Madrid Earthquake Sequence
I am interrupting my bonding time with my dog to issue this Yellow Alert. All of the recent events in Oklahoma have been along the northern fault. Although reported as 4-somethings, they are really 5-somethings in terms of mechanics. The length of the active zone implies a starting quake of 7+ strike-slip, followed by the required thrust earthquakes, just as in 1811.
I issue no alerts or recommendations in the 'hot zone'. Those who are a few hundred kilometres away should secure their breakable knick-knacks with sticky Velcro. This is just common sense even if the earthquakes are a year away.
As usual, the uncertainties swamp any hope of an accurate prediction. This is just a word to the wise.
PS - People on the g+ are freaking out. This is the strongest indication I've ever seen (even in hindsight), but it is still only worth $5. That's because the uncertainties are overwhelming. Secure the knick-knacks for $5, that's all I'm saying.
PS2: This alert closes 48 hours after the last earthquake along this line. I will shut down again.
PS3: Still more activity along the line, but it is going down. Here is the cheapest stuff I could find (on the side). I just bought some myself to see how it works, but in Canada, only those in High Park and the Beaches need to get it.
PS4: Nothing is happening and the alert is off. Perhaps we need a few more episodes like this this to get the motor started. So, I sign off.