Expected Earthquake, Volcanic or Storm Activity for the Next 1 to 5 Days
Are YOU Prepared?
September 22, 2005
By Stan Deyo
JAPAN: Another seismic signal appeared today in the southern portion of Japan. It is not a big as the previous two days.
USA: Again stresses are continuing to show out in the Pacific along the Mendocino Fracture Zone leading into the San Andreas Fault. With the earthquakes today in California near Los Angeles, I suggest that people make sure their emergency supplies and evacuation procedures (including cans of spare gasoline in case they are stuck in a long traffic jam) are put in place. See our website for more preparedness items and procedures (http://millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Hollys.html).
Sumatra: The NIAS region shows continuing signs of seismic stress today.
New Guinea: Continues to show stress signals.
Madagascar: Showing stress line running through the middle of the island.
New Zealand: Showing slight stress signs across the south island.
Australia: Small seismic signal off the NW near Fitzroy Creek.
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.
NEW FEATURE: The circles in varying shades of red are quake prediction zones Stan made from 1 to 4 days ago - with dark red being the oldest ones. White circles are Stan's prediction zones for today. Tomorrow these white circles will become light pink and will get darker as each day passes until they are removed.
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.