Consider this a new earthquake warning for the West Pacific.
Things are on the move again in a major way, with TWO back to back M6.0+ earthquakes striking Indonesia (East India) in just a few hours time.
Geologists are going to need to change the textbooks.
Contrary to what has been taught in all major universities, earthquakes are now proved to be progressing across large distances, causing other earthquakes along the way as the pressure transfers around the edge of the plates.
This just occurred in Indonesia today (November 8, 2015).
Early in the day, a series of earthquakes struck South Indonesia, and across the Philippines. The cluster of earthquakes stood out as obvious earlier in the day, prompting me to make a post on the cluster – warning my viewers.
See the cluster notice I put out a few hours before this new earthquake in Indonesia.
Here is the earthquake forecast for the region, issued on November 1st — the forecast called for Papua New Guinea to be struck, which it was (6 days ago), then followed by multiple M6.0+ earthquakes from Western PNG into Indonesia.
Also, new volcanic eruptions in Indonesia grounded international flights for several days this past week. See the Mount Rinjani volcanic eruption post I made here:
Add in the other large activity which occurred 1 day ago in Chile, Peru, Colombia / Venezuela , and Brazil ; you will begin to see that major earthquake unrest is taking shape across the whole Pacific plate currently.
Clearly multiple M6.0+ events in Chile, and a rare M5.3 in Colombia is enough proof of unrest on its own, one person died in Venezuela during the M5.3 earthquake. The other activity on the other side of the Pacific plate (in Indonesia) is proof the whole Pacific is in heavy motion at the moment.
Oddly, a very rare earthquake struck Brazil. This Brazil movement is more proof that earthquakes are progressing EASTWARD after the Pacific plate moves.
This Eastward progression of earthquakes defies the plate tectonic movement theory — the earthquakes (and movement) are progressing in the opposite direction than “normal”.
The earthquake forecast for the area called for new movement to strike WEST of the deep movement which struck earlier this week:
Information on the two different M6.0+ earthquakes from the USGS:
|Magnitude/uncertainty||6.1 mb± 0.0|
|Location/uncertainty||0.743°N 98.875°E± 6.4 km|
|Depth/uncertainty||75.1 km± 5.7|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||191|
|Minimum Distance||157.40 km (1.41°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.69 sec|
|FE Region||Nias region, Indonesia (706)|
|Magnitude/uncertainty||6.4 mwb± 0.1|
|Location/uncertainty||6.838°N 94.724°E± 6.1 km|
|Depth/uncertainty||7.7 km± 3.1|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||121|
|Minimum Distance||303.68 km (2.73°)|
|Travel Time Residual||1.79 sec|
|FE Region||Nicobar Islands, India region (704)|