After weeks with no large earthquake activity, this current week has proved to be a real jolt back into reality — first a M7.2 earthquake struck the West Pacific, now a M7.5 earthquake (M7.7 revised) strikes the mideast in Afghanistan.
Just as expected, yesterday (October 25) a very deep earthquake occurred below the Pacific plate, which led me to issue a warning for a coming large earthquake measuring at least TWO magnitudes higher than the deep event, which was a deep M5.2.
We were watching for a M7.2 or greater to strike West / Northwest of the deep earthquake. Now a M7.5 struck West / Northwest within 1 day of the deep earthquake event.
See my post on the deep event here:
This new large earthquake location in Afghanistan, near the India border, was discussed in the most recent earthquake forecast, see the earthquake forecast video here:
Information on this event from the USGS:
|Location/uncertainty||36.441°N 70.717°E± 6.4 km|
|Depth/uncertainty||212.5 km± 1.8|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||132|
|Minimum Distance||77.03 km (0.69°)|
|Travel Time Residual||1.23 sec|
|FE Region||Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan (718)|