Earthquakes 2018


#601

I dont want to jinx things, but is anyone else wondering what I am wondering?

Its been quiet for 2 hours.
Is it over?


#602

Define quiet


#603

It’s a scary calm if you ask me. Every 20 minutes for days, and then nothing. An increasing interval between events would seem to be the more normal way for this to come to an end. Not a complete stop out of the blue. I really, really hope I’m wrong.


#604

What if it pulls a Nari?


#605

Um…lack of seismic activity where previously there was nonstop activity.


#606

Whats that?


#607

21:22, magnitude 3.7 NNE of Hualien County.

At least the last two in a row have been out in the Pacific, not located W of Hualien. Guess that’s good, anyway.


#608

Well, at least we got a reprieve for almost 3 1/2 hours.


#609

Seriously these quake clusters give me the heebie jeebies.


#610

Not trying to be a ‘quake expert’ here but scientists mentioned that the plates got stuck together due to friction and then the pressure builds up and forces them to move again
I’m wondering if the plates got stuck again… which would explain the sudden cessation in activity

Nonetheless it is freakily quiet


#611

No quake expert here either, but I’m less worried about their sticking together than I am about the forces behind the friction (I’m sure you are, too). What’s going on down there? How bad is the stuff pushing one plate against another, or one below another?


#612

Well, there was a lull but it’s active again at 21:22 and 21:52

Missed that you already said that :slight_smile:


#613

Apparently Taiwan has subduction and slip .

You guys are all very brave. I got quake battle fatigue after 921 was indelibly imprinted in my brain

Apparently these recent quakes were preceded by quake swarms some time ago


#614

lucky guy!


#615

Does anyone remember that time-lapse earthquake map that showed earthquakes as releases of seismic energy? Not sure if it was for Taiwan alone or global.


#616

Is this it?


#617

It was something like that, but I feel like it was an app of some kind on a webpage, so you could focus in on an area and slow down etc.


#618

One would think that with so much information and technology available, there would be some discoverable pattern to tectonic activity. Or maybe they will never be able to figure it out.


#619

I doubt this is it, but I’ll post it anyway :slight_smile: :


#620

Felt a smallish one in my Taipei bedroom about 4 hours ago. Wondered if it was just the echo of a bigger one in Hualien?