I am very excited I got the chance to analyze this stuff guys! So, the eastern section of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State has been seeing a strange ETS (episodic tremor and slip) event as of the past few months. It seems to surge at times and is early. Usually it happens every 14 months, but it is early this time. Maybe this is just a precursor to a very large ETS that is predicted to begin in the next couple months at the maximum. Episodic tremor and slip is a phenomena only recently discovered in 2002. Low frequency, non-volcanic tremor has been detected many times by seismic stations in WA, OR, and even northern CA. Large slip of the plates has also been detected during increased tremor activity. The two are most definitely connected. Although not proven 100%, I theorize ETS does increase the chance of a large earthquake striking. If these ETS events were not occurring, however, Washington and Oregon would be seeing a great many M6 and M7 earthquakes. This slow-slip is caused by a lubrication of the plates during the ongoing subduction process of the Juan De Fuca plate under the North American plate. The purpose of this post is to show a few examples of what low frequency, non-volcanic tremor looks like. I also give you the ability to listen to what the tremor sounds like. Please click the title of this post or "read more" to continue...
Hey guys! I am back. This is the first of two blog posts I am putting out today. The next one will be right above this one so don't forget to check it out as well! It will be showing some example of what low frequency, non-volcanic tremor looks like along the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. However, in this post here I will show some quick data pertaining to the M3.7 in Tennessee which garnered well over 1,000 felt reports on earthquake.usgs.gov. Now although the distance is quite far, there was also a supposed mine collapse in Alabama which registered as a M2.5 earthquake. However as you can see in the image above, geologically-speaking they are not too far from each other. This mine collapse occurred around 3 hours prior to the M3.7 in Tennessee. Could they be connected? Maybe, maybe not. This post also contains seismic audio of these two events. If you haven't already, please click the title of this post or "read more" to continue...
Hey guys! A very interesting earthquake has struck the Black Rock Desert Volcanic Field in Utah. I personally believe this M4.0 was a volcanic earthquake. Overall, you be the judge! I will show some information and data pertaining to this event and don't forget to try to analyze these events yourself! If you have not already, please click the title of this post or "read more" to continue...
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