Has the number of 7+ earthquakes since 2004 been higher than expected? Or do we just have more active seismic monitoring now? Or more news coverage?
What is the longest possible time and distance between a large earthquake and an aftershock? I was Japan last year and felt an earthquake that was apparently an aftershock of the 2011 Tohoku quake. Are we still getting aftershocks of the Indian Ocean earthquake? What about the Chile 9.5 quake? How is it determined if an aftershock is original or not?
Could these recent earthquakes on the ring of fire have been caused by the nuclear tests in North Korea?
With all these bug earthquakes happening, does this mean "The Big One" is more likely to hit BC soon? I live in Southern Vancouver Island and my anxiety is almost crippling.
Can any of the crazy natural disasters of late be related to the solar flare from a week or two ago? Doesn't that fuck with the magnetic field of the earth or something like that?
If I'm in an earthquake inside a big building should my first instinct be to run out of there?
Does the nuclear tests underground from North Korea can have some effects in this? I live in Mexico; Mexico City has been a seismic area forever, the same for the south-central area. But it seems that there are earthquakes more often and stronger than before.
OK, I'll ask: Is global warming somehow tied to earthquakes as well? Or with the hurricanes and forest / brush fire season, do secondary effects aggravate the Earth's mantle somehow?
Was this an aftershock of the one a few weeks ago and should I be worried about more to come?
This earthquake is located 100 miles from Mexico city. How important an extra mile is? How do you calculate the energy loss with distance?
I heard my boss bring this up to one of their friends at work.
Is it possible that the missiles that they have been launching, upon hitting the ocean floor, caused some sort of tectonic shift that caused the past two earthquakes that have hit Mexico?
I remember hearing about two missiles going over Japan and hitting the ocean not long before each one of the earthquakes in Mexico.
The two earthquakes also happen to be of the exact same magnitude. Could there possibly be some sort of correlation or is this just a big coincidence?
Noob here. I know there are some studies that try to predict earthquakes using electromagnetic signals and magnetometer sensors. How accurate is this? If it works, is it tied to the type of soil?