Expected Earthquake, Volcanic or Storm Activity for the Next 1 - 5 Days

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Red Alert for Mendocino Fracture Zone is reduced to "Caution"

August 5, 2005
By Stan Deyo
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I am reducing the Red Alert put up on August 2 and maintained through August 4 for the Mendocino Fracture Zone to "Caution". I expected and stated on Coast To Coast AM's August 4th program that the signal would probably weaken or disappear today. This is because during the time I watched it build up, the signals waxed and waned roughly every day and a half. For the moment, it is my feeling that we should continue monitoring this region and hope the signal doesn't reappear. However, it isn't a time to relax vigilance since the signals we did see can indicate a significant seismic event for yet another 4 days.

Stan's analysis shows areas of possible earthquake or volcanic activity, or extreme storm conditions for the next 1 to 5 days. Pay particular attention to areas marked by white circles. The continuous yellow line denotes plate tectonic boundaries as well as the Ring of Fire. Go to the raw data map where it is easier to see the areas of concern. Go to Stan's earthquake map archives.

DEYO NOTES: For earthquake maps, see the USGS "shake maps" (click anywhere on the global map for a closer view). For quakes USGS may not list, go to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center's map and scroll to the bottom of the page for a global view. You can compare these maps for the next 5 days to Stan's NCODA maps, to see the hits of his seismic target zones (white circles).

Earthquake lists can viewed at EMCS and at USGS.

Ecuador's Geophysics Institute at the National Polytechnic School, does not list quakes on a daily basis as does the USGS and other entities, but when there are significant events, they post them in PDFs.

Disclaimer: Some of the forecast stress areas can be in error up to 30% due to cloud cover variations and false signals from buoys.