Tuesday, April 1, 2014

M8.0 earthquake Chile

Offshore, maybe not a big impact, but this is one of those times where a lot of little earthquakes meant a big one was coming.  Happens 1 in 10.  Could have even a bigger one:  1 in 10.

Update:  Major impact, now upgraded to M8.2

Major Tom Update:

This earthquake is most likely at the max for this area.

We can see the subduction zone is extremely curved at this point.  I really can't see the physics of rounding this curve with a 9.

We have a classic reverse fault at the exact orientation of the fault.  Lest I forget how these beachballs work, I can always look at this.

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