Monday, June 23, 2014

M8.0 Alaska earthquake - standard subduction

Right at the tail of Alaska.  This was registered as deep, and quite inward.  Little chance of a tsunami, but they pulled the big horn anyway.

This is a very clean but highly curved subduction zone.  An 8 is small beer to the giant scratch on the Earth, and it must pull regular M9+'s to keep its clean lines.  When we see such an earthquake, then it is time to clear the beach.  I'm going to Maui soon, and I will not let go of my shoes!

Update:  This is when it hit Ontario.  Most of the other plots are solid black.  I really think this will rattle up some OK earthquakes.

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