Re: More Stronger Earthquakes?
NOTE: I replied to this in your dream thread, but I'll put it here too. I have been tracking EQs in detail since 2008. I don't see any increases of concern. Yet.
Originally Posted by Saved7
Methinks Mr. Marmureanu is more interested in seeing his name in the paper than in the truth.
There is, on average, 1 Magnitude 8+ earthquake every year. There have been 21 since 1992, most in the Pacific basin. 2007 had 4 of them, the most I've seen in any one year. To say it is not normal to have 3 since 2004 is simply not factual. Actually 12 Mag 8+ EQs have happened since 2004, up thru March this year anyway, so I don't know where he gets this number of 3.
Since 1992, there have been 2 EQs mag 9+. This is the EQ that resulted in the great Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, and the Japan quake last year. This isn't enough to claim any sort of trend.
The only interesting change I've seen is that since the 2004 tsunami, there has been a slightly elevated number of EQs in the mag 5 to 6 range. Before 2004 there were on average 100-150 EQs every month, of mag 5 to 6. After 2004, it has been 150-200. But this is not increasing. And this elevated trend does not show in the stronger EQs.
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