Sunday, January 6, 2013

Seismic Alert - M7.5 AK/Volcanoes Russia, Baja Mexico

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UPDATE: 7.1.2013

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Earthquake
Jan 06, 2013, 11:01 pmLast updated less than minute ago
Region: Japan
  • Casualties: 0
  • Injured: 0
  • Evacuatrd: 0
  • Missing: 0

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Update: 6.1.2013 

M5.1 - 7km ESE of Palomares, Mexico 2013-01-06 18:24:45 UTC

Summary

Location and Magnitude contributed by: USGS, NEIC, Golden, Colorado (and predecessors)

General

100 km
50 mi
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Mexico
17.135°N, 94.994°W
Depth: 65.3km (40.6mi)

Event Time

  1. 2013-01-06 18:24:45 UTC
  2. 2013-01-06 12:24:45 UTC-06:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-01-06 12:24:45 UTC-06:00 system time

Location

17.135°N 94.994°W depth=65.3km (40.6mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 7km (4mi) ESE of Palomares, Mexico
  2. 28km (17mi) N of Matias Romero, Mexico
  3. 62km (39mi) N of San Jeronimo Ixtepec, Mexico
  4. 75km (47mi) NNW of Union Hidalgo, Mexico
  5. 505km (314mi) ESE of Mexico City, Mexico
 

M7.5 - 94km W of Craig, Alaska 2013-01-05 08:58:19 UTC

Summary

Location and Magnitude contributed by: USGS, NEIC, Golden, Colorado (and predecessors)

General

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20 mi
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55.368°N, 134.621°W
Depth: 9.8km (6.1mi)

Event Time

  1. 2013-01-05 08:58:19 UTC
  2. 2013-01-04 23:58:19 UTC-09:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-01-05 02:58:19 UTC-06:00 system time

Location

55.368°N 134.621°W depth=9.8km (6.1mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 94km (58mi) W of Craig, Alaska
  2. 300km (186mi) WNW of Prince Rupert, Canada
  3. 326km (203mi) S of Juneau, Alaska
  4. 397km (247mi) WNW of Terrace, Canada
  5. 596km (370mi) S of Whitehorse, Canada

Tectonic Summary

The January 5, 2013 M 7.5 earthquake off the west coast of southeastern Alaska occurred as a result of shallow strike-slip faulting on or near the plate boundary between the Pacific and North America plates.  At the location of this earthquake, the Pacific plate is moving approximately northwestward with respect to the North America plate at a velocity of 51 mm/yr.
This earthquake is likely associated with relative motion across the Queen Charlotte fault system offshore of Alaska and British Columbia, Canada, which forms the major expression of the Pacific:North America plate boundary in this region. The surrounding area of the plate boundary has hosted 8 earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater over the past 40 years; In 1949, a M 8.1 earthquake occurred close to the Pacific:North America plate boundary approximately 230 km to the south east of the January 5 earthquake,  as a result of strike-slip faulting. In October of 2012, a M 7.8 earthquake occurred approximately 330 km to the south east of the January 5 event, slightly inboard of the plate boundary, and was associated with oblique-thrust faulting. The latter earthquake was likely an expression of the oblique component of deformation along this plate boundary system. The January 5, 2013 earthquake is related to that Haida Gwai earthquake three months previously, and is an expression of deformation along the same plate boundary system.
The January 5 event broke a fault approximately 50 km in length, and slipped 7-8 m. Aftershocks of the earthquake can be seen here.