10/20/2015 — Large M7.2 earthquake strikes West Pacific / Vanuatu / Solomon Sea — Forecast Area Hit

After weeks of silence, now a direct earthquake forecast hit.  A large M7.2 earthquake has struck near Vanuatu / Solomon Sea in the West Pacific.

solomon sea earthquake oct 20 2015

Over the past three weeks, there have been no large earthquakes around the planet reaching over the M6.0 range.

Yesterday, October 19th, a new earthquake forecast video was issued — specifically calling for new large seismic movement to strike the West Pacific in the area near Vanuatu.

Now, less than one day after the earthquake forecast warning was issued, a large M7.2 earthquake struck the Eastern edge of the Solomon Sea near Vanuatu.

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See the earthquake forecast video calling for the movement to strike, and to hear the explanation WHY the movement would strike this week as opposed to the last month of seismic silence.

The international portion of the forecast begins at about 19min 39sec in this video below — at about 23min 20sec I begin to cover the area near Vanuatu Solomon Sea / Fiji.

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Information on the event from the USGS:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10003q0q#scientific_origin:us_us10003q0q

Magnitude 7.1 mww
Location/uncertainty 14.842°S 167.306°E± 8.3 km
Depth/uncertainty 127.0 km± 4.2
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 218
Minimum Distance 67.79 km (0.61°)
Travel Time Residual 1.08 sec
Azimuthal Gap 15°
FE Region Vanuatu (186)

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