Just as we were expecting to see, new shallow earthquake activity has now struck North Japan .. measuring in the M5.0 range.
The location of this M5.0 should raise everyone’s attention : 27 miles (44km) West of the March 11, 2011 Japan M9.0 mega-quake epicenter.
The depth of this M5.0 earthquake is ironically 27 miles (44km) as well.
The earthquake forecast specifically called for the area of North Japan to be the spot to watch for new movement to occur. This follows several days without any noteworthy activity in the region.
A full explanation was given for the reason why we were watching North Japan in the forecast.
See the earthquake forecast video here:
Also, worthy to note, this shallow larger earthquake in North Japan was PRECEDED by a deep M3.9 along the Izu trench to the Southeast, which again proves something I’ve been documenting for several years — pressure transfer from deep earthquakes to shallow earthquakes.
What I have observed (and what was denied by professionals ironcially) .. One deep earthquake can cause another shallower larger earthquake hundreds (if not thousands) of miles away, usually in a silent location to the Northwest of the deep activity.
As we have seen in the past, each time we see deep movement below the plate, the area to the NORTHWEST of the deep movement is usually struck by a shallower earthquake at least 1 magnitude larger than the deep movement.
Thus, a deep M3.9 on the Izu Ridge should then be followed by a shallow M4.9 to the Northwest of the deep location.
This is exactly what just happened in Japan today, February 24, 2016. A moderate M3.9 occurred at an extreme depth of 367 miles / 590km along the Izu Trench, then followed by a shallow M5.0 to the Northwest , at a depth of only 27 miles / 44km , off the coast of North Japan.
Strange the the depth of the earthquake is the exact distance from the March 11, 2011 mega-quake epicenter…. which is also 27 miles / 44km away from this new M5.0 earthquake here in February 2016.
The earthquake forecast issued 2 days ago literally called out North Japan as the next spot to move in the North Pacific. Now, 2 days after warning, the exact location expected to begin moving has indeed started to show noteworthy activity.
This new earthquake location in Japan is VERY close to the M9.0 mega-quake epicenter from the large March 2011 event which generated tsunamis which killed tens of thousands of people.
Any time we see activity strike near this location, we should watch out for additional larger activity, just in case.
Information on these earthquakes from the USGS:
|Magnitude/uncertainty||5.0 mb± 0.1|
|Location/uncertainty||38.316 °N 141.877 °E± 6.9 km|
|Depth/uncertainty||44.9 km± 6.5|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||76|
|Minimum Distance||107.65 km (0.97°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.71 sec|
|FE Region||NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN (228)|
|Magnitude/uncertainty||3.9 mb± 0.1|
|Location/uncertainty||18.632 °N 145.515 °E± 14.4 km|
|Depth/uncertainty||590.7 km± 10.1|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||98|
|Minimum Distance||376.48 km (3.38°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.64 sec|
|FE Region||PAGAN REGION, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS (216)|