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

Are YOU Prepared?

September 7, 2005
By Stan Deyo
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There are many storm clouds over the oceans of the world today. They make it difficult to analyze the subtle temperature changes that signal an approaching earthquake.

The arrows along Japan's coastline point to a long thermal boundary that does NOT line up with a known fault line... HOWEVER, the temperature changes around the line do NOT appear to be be from cloud cover. Therefore, all I can assume is that something else is heating the water in a band running from south of Japan northward along the coast of Japan. The pattern may be a coincidental result form Typhoon Nabi.

The risk of smaller quakes in California still remains. There are small signs in the area near San Francisco. A large quake signal has appeared over the Molucca Sea. It could be a richter 6.0+

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.