Pacific plate quakes

Posted: April 17, 2016 by tchannon in Earthquakes

Tim writes,

There have been two signifcant ring of fire earthquakes, in habitable areas during the past day or so. One in Japan, oddly not in a locality used to quakes, as seems so common, cold and raining, mudslides are doing great damage. The other on the coast of Equador.

Both magnitude > 7 death and severe damage.


I’ve previously pointed at geomagnetic correlation. Doesn’t seem present this time.

I’m writing this from a tablet, no time for images or details.


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  1. oldbrew says:

    Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills dozens

    ‘A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador has killed at least 77 people and injured more than 500, Vice-President Jorge Glas says.’

    ‘The quake, the country’s largest since 1979, also shook buildings in the capital, Quito.’

  2. oldbrew says:

    A few days ago…any connection?

    Sun’s Giant ‘Heart’ Sunspot Faces Earth in New Video, Photos
    By Mike Wall, Senior Writer | April 13, 2016 04:40pm ET

    ‘AR 2529 has been pretty quiet to date, though it did blast out a small CME on Sunday (April 10). That CME could sideswipe Earth’s magnetic field sometime today [April 13], according to’

  3. tchannon says:

    Have to see if Michele or others can see a linkage, for me I don’t know.

    A large spot, now curious.

    Japan, 7.0

    Equador, 7.8

  4. Anoneumouse says:

    Keep your eye on the Calaveras Fault. That bugger has been trembling on and off for some time and when it goes it will be another 1906

  5. oldbrew says:

    Coronal hole faces Earth
    Saturday, 16 April 2016

    Last geomagnetic storm: 2016/04/14 Kp5 (G1)

  6. ren says:

    Massive and deadly earthquake on the Northern coast of Ecuador – at least 142 people killed.
    Authorities in Padernales and Manta are confirming vast devastations of their cities.

  7. ren says:

    Earthquakes, earthquakes and power measurements geomagnetic storm.

  8. Bruce Binion says:

    The Japan and Ecuador quakes were triggered as a result of the solar wind activity along with a CME.

    It started when a CME sideswiped Earth on April 14th, around 0700 UTC. The solar wind stream continued at a high pace triggering many earthquakes during its impact.

    This solar event had profound effects on geomagnetic conditions. One area that I will be working on is why was there a period of about one day, April 16, when normal earthquake activity associated with a high wind density, high wind speed, and a south pointing IMF was markedly absent. Usually when this happens there is deep-Earth activity such as after a series of major solar flares and when it does, often a swarm of quakes may occur, several earthquakes deeper than 45 km will occur, and a volcano will erupt shortly thereafter.

  9. Meanwhile only predict earthquakes like the JAPAN one. Also they refer to your work in their publications.

  10. Power Grab says:

    @ Bruce Binion: Do you have a web site? I would like to follow your writings.

  11. Bruce Binion says:

    No I don’t sir. I will try to get one up in the near future, unfortunately, all my time has been devoted to the studies not so much to putting my findings out there.

    After I presented a paper in 2013, I found more resources to further define the processes. I need to get some of this out so maybe others can help build the visualizing tools needed to track the trigger forces.

    If would be of assistance, I would be glad to send you my raw data files to see what i am concentrating on.

  12. Power Grab says:

    I would love to see your data!

    Roger, will you kindly share my email address with Bruce so I don’t have to publicize it?


  13. Bob Weber says:

    The polar hemispheric power index (HPI) spiked to 54GW north at 21:25 UTC on 4/16.

    Colima then erupted at 23:59, following four days of such on and off “electric weather“, where HPI hit 64 GW several times.

    The equatorial ring current, as measured with DST, also registered those solar wind hits this month

    Solar impulses trigger earthquakes & volcanoes via telluric currents charged up by either direct solar wind electrodynamics or via solar flare induced atmospheric ionization – ie electric weather events.

  14. Might be related: Mexico’s Popocatepetl is erupting. Whether solar effects are to blame or not these things are loosely all related to the Pacific basin’s edges.
    Continents move, at least we believe so, and their positions effect ocean circulation. Too little to matter perhaps but the ocean controls the heat movement and therefore the climate.

  15. oldbrew says:

    Heart-Shaped Sunspot Fires Off Powerful Flare (Video)
    By Mike Wall, Senior Writer | April 18, 2016 04:13pm ET

    ‘The eruption caused moderate radio blackouts in some places’

    ‘Sunday’s flare clocked in at M6.7 on the three-tiered classification scale scientists use.’

  16. Oldmank says:

    Something John H Harmon said got me. “Continents move, at least we believe so”.

    Yes they do, and we had better move beyond simple belief (it is how science is being treated; another religion). There is enough evidence. We are simply lucky that it does not happen in our lifetime – or in our region.