MODERATE QUAKES SHAKE FOX ISLANDS; TAUPO, NEW ZEALAND NEAR IDL

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 1, 2022

 

The largest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 4.8 in the Fox Islands, Aleutians, Alaska. NEIC reported it was felt in Unalaska, Alaska with intensity II. An M 6.1-6.2 earthquake hit near this epicenter on January 22, 2022, a regional aftershock of an M 6.8 on January 11, 2022. The last earthquake of M>=4.8 within about 100 km of this epicenter was an M 5.2 on June 8, 2022. Today's event of M 4.8 occurred within minutes of local solar noon and was  probably promoted by tidal and geomagnetic stresses which maximize at this time. Today's mainshock occurred while a strong geomagnetic storm was peaking as noted in this summary below:

 

"The geomagnetic field saw minor storm conditions today. The AP level was 28.  High latitudes saw major storm conditions with AP 51. Middle latitudes were  at minor storm conditions with AP 28.  This is the strongest geomagnetic storm since global AP reached 26 on November 3 and is likely to promote seismicity near the geomagnetic equator and at high latitudes in the next several days.

 

... The maximum disturbance in the geomagnetic field today occurred with KP 7 at 09:00 UT, December  1, 2022." (December 1-2, 2022)  

 

Forecasts 148872 and 148590 had expected enhanced activity in this area of the Fox Islands was likely in late November or early December, 2022. This activity, like the swarm off Baja California is located at the fifth node (72 degrees) from the M 7.3 in Tonga of November 11, 2022 and was probably promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 01DEC2022 12:17:24  53.1N  166.8W ml=3.1  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O:  1DEC2022 11:58:59  53.1N  166.8W mb=4.8  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P:  3DEC2022 148872    53.5N  165.8W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

P: 26NOV2022 148590    53.7N  167.0W 3.5-5.0 BAAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

 

The swarm of moderate earthquake near Taupo, North Island, New Zealand continued today. The strongest of today's events was an M 5.1 although GeoNet gave the magnitude considerably higher possibly up to M 6.2. The last earthquake near Taupo with M>=6.2 occurred with M 6.4 on December 7, 2012.  GEONET reported this event of M 6.2 was felt with moderate intensity in the area northeast of Taupo. This earthquake was felt with light to moderate intensity throughout most of North Island. 9283 responded with felt information for this earthquake including 6235 who felt it with weak intensity and 2728 with light shaking; 289 moderate; 18 strong; 2 severe and 11 extreme. NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.1 in North Island, New Zealand was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of North Island, New Zealand in Taupo, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, Whakatane Bay, Hamilton Waikato, Napier, Hawke's Bay, Wanganui and Upper Hutt. Forecast 148933 had expected today's activity within about 100 km of this epicenter was likely around December 3, 2022.

 

O: 01DEC2022 16:37:27  38.8S  175.9E ML=3.9  EMSC   NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

O:  2DEC2022 05:07:50  38.4S  176.0E Mw=5.1  EMSC   NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND  

O: 02DEC2022 05:07:49  38.4S  176.0E MB=6.2  GEONET Felt with moderate intensity

P:  3DEC2022 148933    38.0S  177.0E 3.0-4.4 AAAAA  North Island, N.Z.         

 

The volcanic eruption at Mauna Loa, Hawaii continued today. The largest associated earthquake was an M 3.7. It was reported felt with intensity II-III in Pahala, Naalehu, Captain Cook, Volcano, Holualoa, Hilo, Paauilo, Kailua Kona and Pepeekeo among other communities. This earthquake occurred during the strongest solar flare of the day (M1.0, #6790). This is the strongest and first M-class flare observed since an M 1.6 on November 19, 2022.

 

Parameters for this flare are from SWPC:

 

Flare #    START  MAX       END    CLASS     DATE    Flux (Jm-2)

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6790       0704   0721      0736   M1.0      (December 1, 2022)   1.1E-02  

 

Forecast 148748 had expected today's activity was likely to continue around December 3 in the Mauna Loa area of Hawaii.

 

O:  1DEC2022 08:02:28  19.2N  155.5W ML=3.9  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

O:  1DEC2022 08:02:30  19.2N  155.5W ml=3.4  ANSS   SW of P?hala Hawaii          

P:  3DEC2022 148748    19.4N  155.5W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Hawaii area                

 

A pair of light earthquakes also occurred today in Central New Mexico. These events of M 3.7 and M 2.7 were reported by NEIC to have been felt with intensity III in Socorro, New Mexico. The M 3.6 is the strongest earthquake within about 150 km of this epicenter since an M 3.7 exactly five years ago on December 1, 2017. Today's events occurred within minutes of local solar midnight and were likely promoted by strong tidal and geomagnetic stresses which maximize near this hour. Forecast 148508 had expected regional seismic enhancement to the west of this event was likely in late November. This epicenter is near 144 degrees from the M 6.8 in Sumatra of November 18 and many have been promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 01DEC2022 07:41:50  34.0N  106.9W ML=2.7  EMSC   NEW MEXICO

O:  1DEC2022 07:50:24  34.0N  106.9W ML=3.6  EMSC   NEW MEXICO                   

P: 24NOV2022 148508    34.7N  111.0W 2.0-3.9 CACAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

 

OTHER GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY

 

For most events there are two listings. The first line is the observed event starting with "O:" for Observed. There follows the date, month and year, the time in UT hours:minutes:seconds, the latitude and longitude, the given magnitude and the reporting agency followed by the geographic location. The second line starts with "P:" This is the forecast event as forecast in our summaries normally more than a month in advance. Magnitudes may vary in response to updated seismic watches and daily variations due to tidal and other influences. This line has the forecast date, month and year, the forecast number, latitude, longitude and forecast magnitude range.  This is followed by a comparison between the forecast and the event. The comparison includes letters A-D. The first is number of days difference from predicted (A:up to 2, B3-5; C:6-10; D:more than 10), Difference in latitude (A:up to 1 degree; B:1-2 degrees; C:2-4 degrees; D:more than 4 degrees); longitude (same comparison as with latitude); magnitude (A: within forecast range; B: higher than forecast range; C: lower than forecast range; D: no comparison possible). The last letter is a stand in for a future comparison which needs to be done statistically after a large number of forecasts have been made. In previous data, an excellent match is generally AAAAA; a good match as one or two B's; a fair match has several B's and C's and a poor match is one which contains a number of C's or D's. 

 

ASIA

 

O:  1DEC2022 18:54:44  32.1N   50.3E mb=4.5  EMSC   CENTRAL IRAN                 

P:  2DEC2022 148804    32.0N   50.0E 3.8-5.4 AAAAA  So. Iran                   

P: 27NOV2022 148522    31.0N   50.0E 3.8-5.6 BBAAA  So. Iran                   

 

O: 02DEC2022 06:43:13  26.7N   55.2E mb=4.5  EMSC   SOUTHERN IRAN

O: 01DEC2022 18:18:10  26.8N   55.3E mb=4.7  EMSC   SOUTHERN IRAN

O:  1DEC2022 23:29:33  26.8N   55.2E mb=4.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN IRAN                

P: 30NOV2022 148465    27.0N   55.0E 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  So. Iran/Persian Gulf      

 

O:  1DEC2022 17:52:25  47.9N   83.1E mb=4.0  EMSC   KAZAKHSTAN-XINJIANG BORDER REG

P:  5DEC2022 148829    42.0N   82.0E 4.0-5.6 BCAAA  Kirgizstan/Xinjiang        

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 02DEC2022 02:47:28   2.0S  128.5E mb=4.5  EMSC   KEPULAUAN OBI, INDONESIA

O:  2DEC2022 06:45:05   1.9S  128.4E ML=4.5  EMSC   KEPULAUAN OBI, INDONESIA     

P: 28NOV2022 148395     2.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.5 BCBAA  Halmahera                  

 

O:  1DEC2022 13:07:54   3.2S  142.5E mb=4.9  EMSC   NEAR N COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PN

P: 29NOV2022 148421     3.0S  136.0E 4.0-5.4 AACAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O:  1DEC2022 16:18:39   4.3S  137.0E ML=4.0  EMSC   PAPUA, INDONESIA             

P:  2DEC2022 148711     4.0S  135.0E 4.0-5.4 AABAA  West Irian, PNG            

P: 29NOV2022 148421     3.0S  136.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O:  1DEC2022 08:29:44   5.1S  100.7E Mw=5.2  EMSC   SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESI

P:  4DEC2022 148706     7.0S  103.0E 4.0-5.4 BBCAA  So. of Sumatera            

P: 22NOV2022 148417     5.0S  101.0E 4.0-5.6 CAAAA  So. of Sumatera            

 

O:  1DEC2022 20:05:58  11.6N  124.8E mb=4.7  EMSC   LEYTE, PHILIPPINES           

P:  5DEC2022 148727    12.0N  124.0E 3.5-5.0 BAAAA  Luzon, Philippines         

P: 30NOV2022 148436    12.0N  126.0E 3.5-4.9 AAAAA  Luzon, Philippines         

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O:  2DEC2022 04:29:57   0.4S   91.6W mb=4.5  EMSC   GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR   

P:  4DEC2022 148682     2.0N   91.0W 3.5-5.2 ACAAA  Galapagos Islands          

P: 22NOV2022 148394     1.0N   91.0W 3.5-5.3 CBAAA  Galapagos Islands          

 

O:  1DEC2022 06:52:28   0.8N   80.2W mb=4.2  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR        

P:  6DEC2022 148695     1.0S   78.0W 4.0-5.6 BBBAA  Ecuador                    

 

O:  2DEC2022 01:49:00   7.4N   76.9W mb=4.7  EMSC   NORTHERN COLOMBIA            

P:  4DEC2022 148680     7.0N   78.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Colombia                   

 

O: 01DEC2022 07:21:19   7.7N   80.8W ML=4.0  EMSC   PANAMA

O:  1DEC2022 13:30:52   7.7N   82.4W mb=5.0  EMSC   SOUTH OF PANAMA               

P:  4DEC2022 148681     8.0N   83.0W 3.5-4.9 BAAAA  Costa Rica                 

P:  6DEC2022 148681     7.0N   82.0W 3.5-5.1 BAAAA  Costa Rica                 

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.1 in Panama was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Panama in Volcan, Chiriqui.

 

O:  2DEC2022 00:00:56  18.9N   64.3W Md=3.2  EMSC   VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION        

P:  4DEC2022 148726    19.0N   64.0W 3.0-5.1 AAAAA  Leeward Islands            

 

O:  2DEC2022 02:35:05  19.1N   67.2W Md=3.4  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P:  1DEC2022 148744    20.0N   67.0W 3.0-4.6 AAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O:  2DEC2022 06:13:41  19.4N   70.1W ML=3.0  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC           

P:  3DEC2022 148745    20.0N   71.0W 3.0-5.1 AAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O:  1DEC2022 13:59:23  22.8S   68.6W ML=4.3  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE           

P:  2DEC2022 148917    22.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.7 AAAAA  Coast No. Chile            

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Europe today.

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

 

O:  2DEC2022 01:48:00  12.0S  167.3E mb=4.5  EMSC   SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS           

P:  5DEC2022 148915    14.0S  167.0E 4.0-5.8 BBAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

P: 23NOV2022 148636    13.0S  167.0E 4.0-5.6 CAAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

O:  1DEC2022 10:39:46  18.1S  172.3W mb=4.7  EMSC   TONGA REGION                 

P: 28NOV2022 148633    17.0S  173.0W 4.0-5.4 BBAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O:  1DEC2022 08:10:24  18.1S  175.1W mb=4.6  EMSC   TONGA                        

P:  4DEC2022 148913    19.0S  176.0W 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 01DEC2022 17:28:29  18.6S  169.5E mb=4.6  EMSC   VANUATU

O: 01DEC2022 18:01:15  18.6S  169.3E mb=4.5  EMSC   VANUATU

O:  1DEC2022 17:20:46  18.6S  169.4E mb=4.5  EMSC   VANUATU                      

P:  1DEC2022 148916    19.0S  169.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

P: 30NOV2022 148644    20.0S  169.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

O: 01DEC2022 09:05:04  23.6S  179.8W mb=4.5  EMSC   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS

O:  1DEC2022 22:19:56  23.4S  179.3W mb=4.5  EMSC   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS        

P:  4DEC2022 148928    23.0S  180.0W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O:  1DEC2022 11:02:43   0.5S   19.9W mb=5.3  EMSC   CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE   

P:  3DEC2022 148693     1.0S   16.0W 4.0-5.6 AACAA  Central Mid-Atlantic       

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

 

O: 01DEC2022 16:37:27  38.8S  175.9E ML=3.9  EMSC   NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

O:  2DEC2022 05:07:50  38.4S  176.0E Mw=5.1  EMSC   NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND  

O: 02DEC2022 05:07:49  38.4S  176.0E MB=6.2  GEONET Felt with moderate intensity

P:  3DEC2022 148933    38.0S  177.0E 3.0-4.4 AAAAA  North Island, N.Z.         

 

O:  1DEC2022 13:28:02  30.0S  178.5E ML=4.8  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

O:  1DEC2022 12:48:22  33.0S  178.5W mb=4.8  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS    

P: 30NOV2022 148666    33.0S  178.0W 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O:  2DEC2022 00:29:47  49.8N  155.8E mb=4.9  EMSC   KURIL ISLANDS                

P:  5DEC2022 148873    50.0N  156.0E 4.0-5.7 BAAAA  Kamchatka                  

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 01DEC2022 22:13:40  30.7N  116.3W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 01DEC2022 19:43:08  30.8N  116.4W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 01DEC2022 20:05:10  30.8N  116.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 01DEC2022 21:38:12  30.8N  116.3W ML=3.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O:  1DEC2022 13:45:28  30.7N  116.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P:  7DEC2022 148791    30.8N  116.3W 2.5-4.7 CAAAA  So. California             

 

O:  1DEC2022 09:45:26  31.3N  114.3W ML=3.5  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P:  5DEC2022 148788    30.2N  114.1W 2.0-4.1 BBAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O: 01DEC2022 10:45:49  31.4N  115.5W ML=3.1  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 01DEC2022 22:22:12  31.6N  115.6W ML=3.4  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O:  1DEC2022 09:30:55  31.3N  115.4W ML=3.3  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P:  4DEC2022 148791    30.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.7 BAAAA  So. California             

 

O:  1DEC2022 15:28:29  32.9N  116.1W Mw=3.8  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA           

P:  4DEC2022 148794    33.4N  116.7W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  So. California             

P: 28NOV2022 148513    32.4N  115.8W 2.5-4.8 BAAAA  So. California             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.8 in Southern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern California in Ocotillo, Boulevard, Jacumba, Thermal, Julian, Pine Valley, Imperial, El Centro and Westmorland among others.

 

 

O:  1DEC2022 13:12:44  33.2N  116.4W ML=2.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  4DEC2022 148794    33.4N  116.7W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  So. California             

P: 29NOV2022 148514    33.4N  116.7W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O:  1DEC2022 13:47:36  34.1N  117.0W Ml=2.1  EMSC   GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALI

P:  2DEC2022 148797    34.1N  117.4W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O:  1DEC2022 10:38:49  36.8N  121.3W Md=2.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P:  1DEC2022 148765    36.2N  120.8W 2.5-4.9 AAAAA  Central California         

 

 

O:  1DEC2022 21:17:12  37.4N  118.5W Md=2.5  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P:  3DEC2022 148761    37.6N  118.6W 2.5-5.1 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

ALASKA

 

O:  2DEC2022 05:47:37  58.2N  155.3W ml=3.0  EMSC   ALASKA PENINSULA             

P: 24NOV2022 148600    57.0N  154.0W 3.0-4.6 CBAAA  Southeast Alaska           

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.0 in Southern Alaska was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern Alaska in Anchorage.

 

O: 01DEC2022 12:17:24  53.1N  166.8W ml=3.1  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O:  1DEC2022 11:58:59  53.1N  166.8W mb=4.8  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P:  3DEC2022 148872    53.5N  165.8W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

P: 26NOV2022 148590    53.7N  167.0W 3.5-5.0 BAAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

 

O:  1DEC2022 14:57:16  51.8N  178.6E ML=3.4  EMSC   RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P:  1DEC2022 148879    52.0N  179.0E 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  Rat Islands                

P: 28NOV2022 148596    52.0N  178.0E 4.0-5.8 BAAAA  Rat Islands                

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O:  1DEC2022 13:26:58  75.6N  104.7W ML=3.2  EMSC   BATHURST ISL. REG, NUNAVUT, CA

P:  3DEC2022 148900    76.0N  106.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Arctic Ocean Region        

P: 24NOV2022 148616    76.0N  106.0W 4.0-5.7 CAAAA  Arctic Ocean Region        

 

O:  1DEC2022 18:56:50  52.2N  132.1W MB=3.5  ECAN of Village of Queen Charlotte, B

P:  5DEC2022 148869    53.0N  132.0W 3.0-5.1 BAAAA  British Colombia           

P: 24NOV2022 148586    53.0N  131.0W 3.0-5.2 CAAAA  British Colombia           

 

O: 01DEC2022 17:37:45  56.1N  116.7W MB=3.8  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 01DEC2022 02:13:21  56.1N  116.7W MB=3.2  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O:  1DEC2022 01:46:00  56.1N  116.7W MB=4.5  ECAN of Reno, AB                    

P:  2DEC2022 148865    56.0N  116.0W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Alberta                    

P:  2DEC2022 148865    56.0N  116.0W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Alberta                    

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 01DEC2022 14:59:49  31.6N  104.0W ML=2.5  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 01DEC2022 17:49:47  31.6N  104.3W ML=2.0  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 01DEC2022 19:27:01  31.6N  104.0W ML=2.3  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 02DEC2022 06:29:46  31.6N  104.1W ML=2.3  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 01DEC2022 19:14:59  31.7N  104.2W ML=2.7  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 01DEC2022 20:37:41  31.7N  104.3W ML=2.1  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 01DEC2022 20:39:49  31.7N  104.3W ML=2.0  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 02DEC2022 04:09:22  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.3  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O:  1DEC2022 14:57:44  31.8N  103.8W ML=2.1  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                 

P: 30NOV2022 148507    31.6N  103.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

 

O: 01DEC2022 07:41:50  34.0N  106.9W ML=2.7  EMSC   NEW MEXICO

O:  1DEC2022 07:50:24  34.0N  106.9W ML=3.6  EMSC   NEW MEXICO                   

P: 24NOV2022 148508    34.7N  111.0W 2.0-3.9 CACAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O:  1DEC2022 11:52:11  41.5N  112.2W Ml=2.2  EMSC   UTAH                         

P: 27NOV2022 148580    43.0N  111.5W 2.0-4.1 BBAAA  Yellowstone/Wyoming        

 

O:  2DEC2022 00:41:37  44.8N  110.8W Ml=2.5  EMSC   YELLOWSTONE NAT. PARK, WYOMING

P:  5DEC2022 148863    44.6N  110.6W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  Yellowstone/Wyoming        

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O:  1DEC2022 09:20:59  36.3N   89.5W Md=2.4  EMSC   TENNESSEE                    

P:  3DEC2022 148777    36.9N   89.2W 2.0-3.9 AAAAA  New Madrid area            

 

O:  1DEC2022 19:36:40  73.8N   72.1W ML=3.4  EMSC   BAFFIN BAY                   

P:  4DEC2022 148901    71.0N   75.0W 2.5-3.9 BCAAA  Baffin/Davis Strait Canada 

 

O: 30NOV2022 17:20:49  50.1N   65.0W MB=2.5  ECAN of Rivi├¿re-au-Tonnerre, QC    

P:  3DEC2022 148823    49.0N   66.0W 2.0-4.1 BBAAA  E. of Maine                

 

HAWAII

 

O:  1DEC2022 08:02:28  19.2N  155.5W ML=3.9  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

O:  1DEC2022 08:02:30  19.2N  155.5W ml=3.4  ANSS   SW of P?hala Hawaii          

P:  3DEC2022 148748    19.4N  155.5W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Hawaii area                

 

MODERATE QUAKES SHAKE IRAN AND NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 30, 2022

 

A series of moderate shocks shook the Lake Taupo area of New Zealand today. The largest of these was an M 5.4 which was reported with intensity VIII in North Island New Zealand at Turangi; VII in Taupo, Waikato; V in Tokoroa; IV in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty and II in Hamilton. GEONET reported the M 5.6 was felt with moderate intensity in the area northeast of Taupo. This earthquake was felt with light to moderate intensity throughout most of North Island. 5440 responded with felt information for this earthquake including 2093 who felt it with weak intensity and 1564 with light shaking; 1151 moderate; 552 strong; 69 severe and 11 extreme. Several moderate aftershocks including those of M 4.5 were also felt in the Taupo area of North Island, New Zealand.  These events of M 4.5 were reported by GEONET to have been felt with moderate intensity in the area northeast of Taupo. This earthquake was felt with light to moderate intensity throughout most of North Island. 758 responded with felt information for this earthquake including 218 who felt it with weak intensity and 306 with light shaking; 200 moderate; 24 strong; 3 severe and 7 extreme. GEONET reported an M 4.1 was felt with moderate intensity in the area northeast of Taupo. This earthquake was felt with light to moderate intensity throughout most of North Island. 391 responded with felt information for this earthquake including 196 who felt it with weak intensity and 153 with light shaking; 39 moderate; 3 strong; 0 severe and 0 extreme. The initial shocks occurred near local solar midnight while the M 4.1 occurred near local solar noon. These are times of maximum geomagnetic and tidal effects and these probably helped promote this activity in North Island, New Zealand. The M 5.6 is the strongest earthquake within about 200 km of these epicenters since an M 6.1 on October 30, 2018 and an M 6.3 on December 7, 2012. Forecasts 148662 and 148663 had expected this activity within about 25 km was likely towards the end of November, 2022. This activity is at 103 degrees from the M 6.8 in Panama of October 20, 2022 and was likely promoted by energy associated with that source.

 

O: 30NOV2022 11:40:15  38.8S  175.9E MS=4.5  GEONET Felt with moderate intensity

O: 30NOV2022 11:40:13  38.8S  175.9E ML=4.4  EMSC   NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

O: 30NOV2022 10:48:00  38.8S  175.9E Mw=5.4  ANSS   NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

O: 30NOV2022 10:47:59  38.8S  175.9E Mw=5.4  EMSC   NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

O: 30NOV2022 10:47:59  38.8S  175.9E MS=5.6  GEONET Felt with moderate intensity

O: 01DEC2022 00:53:00  38.8S  175.9E MS=4.1  GEONET Felt with moderate intensity

O:  1DEC2022 00:53:01  38.8S  176.0E mb=4.1  EMSC   NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND  

P: 23NOV2022 148663    39.0S  176.0E 3.0-4.6 CAAAA  North Island, N.Z.         

P: 27NOV2022 148662    38.0S  179.0E 3.0-4.4 BACAA  North Island, N.Z.         

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 5.7 in Southern Iran. NEIC reported it was felt with maximum intensity IV in the United Arab Emirates at Ujman and Ash-Shariqah and III in Ras Al Khaimah and Dubai. The M 5.6-5.7 is the strongest earthquake in Southern Iran within about 200 km of this epicenter since an M 6.0 on July 1, 2022 and is the largest aftershock to date of that event. At the time this summary noted in this regard:

 

 

"A series of strong earthquake did damage in southern Iran today. Reuters News reported from Dubai that these earthquake, including an M 6.1 and M 6.3 killed at least five people and injured at least 50 in Southern Iran. The earthquakes occurred near local solar midnight and may have been promoted by high tidal stresses associated with the new moon of June 29. The village of Sayeh Khosh in Hormozgan Province near the southern coast of Iran was devastated. All the victims died in the first earthquake as people were out of their houses when the later strong quakes hit. Many of the injured were hospitalized. Internet pictures showed flattened houses in the region of Southern Iran.  NEIC reported these earthquakes in southern Iran and the United Arab Emirates were felt with maximum intensity V in Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran and IV in Gheshm and IV in Ujman, Ash-Shariqah and Dubai, United Arab Emirates." (July 2, 2022).

 

Forecast 148465 had expected today's events were likely within about 25 km

of these epicenter most likely to occur around November 30, 2022. This event is near 104 degrees from the M 7.0 in the Solomon Islands of  November 22, 2022 and was probably promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 30NOV2022 15:17:43  26.9N   55.3E Mw=5.6  EMSC   SOUTHERN IRAN

O: 30NOV2022 15:17:43  26.9N   55.3E Mw=5.7  ANSS   SOUTHERN IRAN

O: 30NOV2022 17:18:03  26.9N   55.2E mb=4.6  EMSC   SOUTHERN IRAN

O: 30NOV2022 22:19:34  26.8N   55.2E mb=4.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN IRAN                

P: 30NOV2022 148465    27.0N   55.0E 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  So. Iran/Persian Gulf      

 

Moderate aftershocks continued to shake the region of Alberta, Canada today. These included an M 5.4 and 4.4 among others after the M 5.3 early on November 30. This was reported in the previous issue of this summary as:

 

"The largest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 5.3 in Alberta, Canada.  The mainshock was felt widely in Alberta with maximum intensity IV in Peace River, Falher, High Prairie, Manning, Fairview, and III in Grimshaw, Valleyview, Slave Lake, Spirit River and Sexsmith. It was followed by an aftershock of M 4.5 which was reported felt with intensity IV in Alberta at Slave Lake, Whitecourt and II-III in Peace River, High Prairie, Fairview, Grande Prairie, Athabasca, High Leven and Wood Buffalo and in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Foreshocks of M 4.6 and 4.9 to the M 5.3 was felt in the same area as the mainshock with maximum intensity IV in Alberta at Peace River, High Prairie, Spirit River, Sexsmith, Slave Lake and in Dawson, BC. This activity is a continuation of events which hit the area on November 22-24, 2022. That included an M 4.5 which previous to the M 5.3 today was the largest earthquake in the area in more than 35 years as noted in this summary at the time:

 

"The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 4.5 in Alberta,

Canada. This event occurred within minutes of local solar midnight and was probably promoted by strong tidal stresses with today's new moon. These maximize near local sola midnight. The mainshock was followed by an M 3.8 aftershock near Reno, Alberta. This is the strongest earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter in Alberta, Canada in at least 35 years. Smaller quakes hit about 200 km to the south of this as an M 4.2 on January 12, 2016 and an M 4.0 on June 13, 2015. Forecasts 148296 and 148582 had expected enhanced seismicity in this area was likely around November 16-21. This epicenter is at 120 (node 3) degrees from the M 6.9 in Sumatra of November 18, 2022 and is likely to have been promoted by energy from that source.  It is also near 100 degrees from the M 7.6 in New Guinea of September 10; the M 7.0 in Fiji of November 9 and the Loyalty Islands M 7.0 of September 14, 2022 and may have been promoted by energy from those sources." (November 25, 2022)

 

Following is a listing of events of M>=4 in this series in the past day. A more extensive listing of events of M>=3 in the region can be found in this summary under "WESTERN CANADA" section below. These epicenters, like those off the coast of Baja California are located at 100 degrees from the M 7.6 in New Guinea of September 10, 2022 and the events in Tonga and Fiji M 7.0 of November 9 and were probably promoted by energy from those sources. This is reflected in the earthquake distance chart in the "DISTANCE" section of this summary where a strong peak occurs at 100 degrees distance.

 

O: 01DEC2022 01:46:00  56.1N  116.7W ML=4.5  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA

O: 30NOV2022 12:46:59  56.1N  116.7W ML=4.4  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA

O: 30NOV2022 21:44:17  56.1N  116.7W ML=4.1  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA

O: 01DEC2022 01:46:00  56.1N  116.7W MB=4.5  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 21:44:17  56.1N  116.7W MB=4.1  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 12:46:59  56.1N  116.7W MB=4.4  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 06:33:54  56.1N  116.7W MB=4.1  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 06:16:40  56.1N  116.7W MB=4.0  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 02:55:38  56.1N  116.7W MB=5.3  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 01:40:28  56.1N  116.7W MB=4.9  ECAN of Reno, AB                    

P: 21NOV2022 148582    56.0N  122.0W 2.0-3.9 CACAA  Alberta                    

 

OTHER GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY

 

For most events there are two listings. The first line is the observed event starting with "O:" for Observed. There follows the date, month and year, the time in UT hours:minutes:seconds, the latitude and longitude, the given magnitude and the reporting agency followed by the geographic location. The second line starts with "P:" This is the forecast event as forecast in our summaries normally more than a month in advance. Magnitudes may vary in response to updated seismic watches and daily variations due to tidal and other influences. This line has the forecast date, month and year, the forecast number, latitude, longitude and forecast magnitude range.  This is followed by a comparison between the forecast and the event. The comparison includes letters A-D. The first is number of days difference from predicted (A:up to 2, B3-5; C:6-10; D:more than 10), Difference in latitude (A:up to 1 degree; B:1-2 degrees; C:2-4 degrees; D:more than 4 degrees); longitude (same comparison as with latitude); magnitude (A: within forecast range; B: higher than forecast range; C: lower than forecast range; D: no comparison possible). The last letter is a stand in for a future comparison which needs to be done statistically after a large number of forecasts have been made. In previous data, an excellent match is generally AAAAA; a good match as one or two B's; a fair match has several B's and C's and a poor match is one which contains a number of C's or D's. 

 

ASIA

 

O: 30NOV2022 20:57:00  23.4N  121.6E ML=4.1  TAI    Hualien, Taiwan              

P: 29NOV2022 148467    24.0N  121.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Taiwan                     

 

CWB reported this earthquake was felt with intensity II in Taitung and Hualien and I in Nantou County, Taiwan.

 

O: 30NOV2022 15:17:43  26.9N   55.3E Mw=5.6  EMSC   SOUTHERN IRAN

O: 30NOV2022 17:18:03  26.9N   55.2E mb=4.6  EMSC   SOUTHERN IRAN

O: 30NOV2022 22:19:34  26.8N   55.2E mb=4.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN IRAN                

P: 30NOV2022 148465    27.0N   55.0E 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  So. Iran/Persian Gulf      

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

O:  1DEC2022 00:09:32   2.0S  100.7E ML=4.1  EMSC   KEP. MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESI

P: 26NOV2022 148400     0.0N   99.0E 4.0-5.6 BBBAA  So. Sumatera               

 

O: 30NOV2022 19:40:51   3.2N  128.1E ML=4.4  EMSC   NORTH OF HALMAHERA, INDONESIA

P: 28NOV2022 148395     2.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  Halmahera                  

 

O:  1DEC2022 03:53:51   3.8N  127.0E mb=4.6  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA  

P: 29NOV2022 148398     5.0N  126.0E 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O:  1DEC2022 06:55:59   4.4S  125.9E mb=4.2  EMSC   BANDA SEA                    

P: 24NOV2022 148405     5.0S  126.0E 4.0-5.5 CAAAA  Ceram area                 

P: 30NOV2022 148403     7.0S  126.0E 4.0-5.5 ACAAA  Banda Sea                  

 

O: 30NOV2022 22:30:36   5.6N  127.2E mb=4.6  EMSC   PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION    

P: 29NOV2022 148398     5.0N  126.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O: 30NOV2022 09:16:23   8.3S  107.2E ML=4.1  EMSC   JAVA, INDONESIA              

P: 27NOV2022 148415     7.0S  106.0E 4.0-5.4 BBBAA  So. of Java                

P: 28NOV2022 148631    10.0S  107.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  So. of Java                

 

 

O: 30NOV2022 14:37:49   2.4S  139.4E ML=4.0  EMSC   NEAR N COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA

O: 30NOV2022 13:30:13   2.8S  139.1E mb=4.8  EMSC   NEAR N COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA

O: 30NOV2022 13:36:36   2.4S  139.4E ML=4.2  EMSC   NEAR N COAST OF PAPUA, INDONES

P: 21NOV2022 148422     3.0S  139.0E 4.0-5.4 CAAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O: 30NOV2022 15:34:40   8.8N  127.1E ML=4.1  EMSC   PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION

O: 30NOV2022 16:23:16   8.9N  126.9E mb=4.8  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

O: 30NOV2022 15:39:42   8.4N  127.0E ML=4.0  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES        

P: 27NOV2022 148396     7.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.8 BBAAA  Halmahera                   

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O:  1DEC2022 07:21:20   7.7N   80.8W ML=4.1  EMSC   PANAMA                       

P: 24NOV2022 148393     8.0N   82.0W 3.5-5.1 CABAA  Costa Rica                 

 

O:  1DEC2022 06:52:28   0.8N   80.2W mb=4.2  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR        

P: 27NOV2022 148406     1.0S   81.0W 4.0-5.6 BBAAA  Ecuador                    

 

O: 30NOV2022 10:49:49  17.0N   98.1W mb=4.1  EMSC   GUERRERO, MEXICO             

P: 27NOV2022 148447    17.0N   99.0W 3.5-5.5 BAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 30NOV2022 15:59:48  18.6N   74.5W ML=3.0  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P: 25NOV2022 148453    20.0N   74.0W 3.0-4.6 BBAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O: 30NOV2022 11:42:08  19.6N   70.6W ML=3.1  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC           

P: 26NOV2022 148453    20.0N   71.0W 3.0-4.6 BAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O:  1DEC2022 03:23:31  19.6N  102.5W ML=4.4  EMSC   MICHOACAN, MEXICO            

P: 29NOV2022 148440    19.0N  103.0W 3.5-5.2 AAAAA  Michoacan, Mexico           

 

O: 30NOV2022 09:54:19  19.8N  109.3W mb=4.7  EMSC   REVILLA GIGEDO ISLANDS REGION

P: 23NOV2022 148431    19.0N  109.0W 3.5-5.7 CAAAA  Coast of Jalisco, Mexico   

 

O: 30NOV2022 13:01:30  19.9N   96.4W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE VERACRUZ, MEXICO    

P: 29NOV2022 148462    20.0N   99.0W 3.0-4.8 AACAA  Northern Mexico            

P: 30NOV2022 148446    16.0N   96.0W 3.5-5.1 ACAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.1 in Oaxaca, Mexico  was felt with intensity IV in the area(s) of  Oaxaca, Mexico in Tlaxiaco.

 

O:  1DEC2022 01:59:18  28.8S   71.1W mb=4.3  EMSC   ATACAMA, CHILE               

O:  1DEC2022 01:59     28.8S   71.0W mb=4.0  GUC    Atacama with IV in Alto del Ca

P: 23NOV2022 148641    29.0S   72.0W 4.0-5.5 CAAAA  Coast Central Chile        

 

GUC reported this earthquake was felt with intensity  IV in  Atacama with IV in Alto del Carmen; III in Freirina, Huasco, Vallenar and in Coquimbo with II in La Higuera and II in Andacollo, Chile.

 

O: 30NOV2022 20:49:14  52.4S   73.0W ML=4.1  EMSC   MAGALLANES, CHILE            

 

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Central or South America today.

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 30NOV2022 11:07:00  35.5N    3.6W mb=4.4  EMSC   STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR          

P: 26NOV2022 148492    35.0N    3.0W 3.5-5.0 BAAAA  Morocco/Spain              

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Europe today.

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 30NOV2022 12:32:28  10.1S  162.0E mb=4.6  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS               

P: 26NOV2022 148625    10.0S  162.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  No. of Santa Cruz Islands  

 

O: 30NOV2022 15:18:24  16.0S  177.0E mb=4.8  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 26NOV2022 148623    18.0S  176.0E 4.0-5.4 BBAAA  Fiji Islands               

 

O: 30NOV2022 17:49:18  20.3S  177.5W mb=4.3  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 26NOV2022 148652    21.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.8 BAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in the Southwest Pacific region today.

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported on Ocean Ridges today.

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

No earthquakes of M>=4 were recorded in the regions of Zealandia or Australia

today. GeoNet did not report any felt events in the area.

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 30NOV2022 08:07:00  37.5N  137.2E mb=4.6  EMSC   NEAR WEST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

P: 29NOV2022 148497    37.0N  139.0E 3.5-5.0 AABAA  No. Honshu, Japan          

 

O: 30NOV2022 18:10:31  40.3N  142.1E mb=4.6  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

P: 24NOV2022 148542    41.0N  141.0E 3.5-5.4 CAAAA  Hokkaido, Japan            

 

O:  1DEC2022 03:36:59  40.5N  143.8E mb=4.8  EMSC   OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPA

O:  1DEC2022 04:54:41  40.5N  144.0E mb=4.9  EMSC   OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPA

P: 26NOV2022 148542    40.0N  144.0E 3.5-5.4 BAAAA  Hokkaido, Japan            

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 30NOV2022 20:54:02  30.4N  116.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 30NOV2022 09:14:35  30.5N  116.2W ML=3.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 30NOV2022 07:44:44  30.6N  116.2W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 30NOV2022 07:55:56  30.6N  116.3W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 30NOV2022 19:11:48  30.6N  116.4W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 30NOV2022 19:17:10  30.6N  116.4W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 30NOV2022 21:23:49  30.6N  116.4W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 30NOV2022 22:26:42  30.6N  116.6W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 30NOV2022 18:08:53  30.7N  116.2W ML=3.8  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P: 28NOV2022 148513    32.4N  115.8W 2.5-4.8 ABAAA  So. California             

 

O: 30NOV2022 20:06:28  35.7N  117.6W Ml=2.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 29NOV2022 148519    35.8N  117.6W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 30NOV2022 22:58:17  35.9N  115.5W ML=2.2  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P: 29NOV2022 148493    37.3N  114.9W 2.5-4.4 ABAAA  Nevada area                

 

O: 30NOV2022 09:36:49  38.6N  122.4W Md=2.1  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

O: 30NOV2022 14:45:45  38.8N  122.4W Md=2.0  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

O: 30NOV2022 16:01:07  38.8N  122.4W Md=2.1  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

P: 26NOV2022 148479    38.9N  122.8W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  Central California         

P: 28NOV2022 148478    38.0N  122.3W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 30NOV2022 14:12:56  39.1N  123.1W Md=2.1  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 30NOV2022 12:09:32  39.0N  123.1W ML=2.7  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 25NOV2022 148480    39.2N  123.1W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  Central California         

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.7 in Northern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern California in Lakeport, Hopland, Ukiah, Boonville and Cloverdale.

 

O: 30NOV2022 20:29:33  40.5N  122.0W Md=2.1  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 28NOV2022 148564    40.6N  122.4W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  Northern California        

 

ALASKA

 

O:  1DEC2022 05:21:07  51.7N  175.3W mb=4.1  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P: 28NOV2022 148584    51.6N  177.6W 3.5-5.3 BABAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O: 30NOV2022 21:05:30  60.0N  152.7W ML=3.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

P: 29NOV2022 148606    60.5N  151.5W 3.2-5.5 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 01DEC2022 01:46:00  56.1N  116.7W ML=4.5  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA

O: 01DEC2022 02:13:21  56.1N  116.7W ML=3.2  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA

O: 30NOV2022 11:58:55  56.1N  116.6W ML=3.0  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA

O: 30NOV2022 12:46:59  56.1N  116.7W ML=4.4  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA

O: 30NOV2022 21:44:17  56.1N  116.7W ML=4.1  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA

O: 30NOV2022 22:40:44  56.1N  116.7W ML=3.0  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA

O: 01DEC2022 02:13:21  56.1N  116.7W MB=3.2  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 01DEC2022 01:46:00  56.1N  116.7W MB=4.5  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 01DEC2022 00:24:37  56.1N  116.7W MB=3.6  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 22:40:44  56.1N  116.6W MB=3.0  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 22:12:51  56.1N  116.8W MB=2.6  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 21:44:17  56.1N  116.7W MB=4.1  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 12:46:59  56.1N  116.7W MB=4.4  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 11:58:55  56.1N  116.6W MB=3.0  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 06:33:54  56.1N  116.7W MB=4.1  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 06:16:40  56.1N  116.7W MB=4.0  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 04:38:00  56.1N  116.7W MB=3.3  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 04:32:16  56.1N  116.7W MB=2.5  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 04:28:16  56.1N  116.7W MB=3.4  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 03:36:23  56.1N  116.7W MB=3.7  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 03:21:26  56.1N  116.7W MB=3.7  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 03:13:49  56.1N  116.7W MB=3.8  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 03:13:19  56.1N  116.7W MB=3.0  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 03:09:03  56.1N  116.6W MB=3.0  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 30NOV2022 02:55:38  56.1N  116.7W MB=5.3  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O:  1DEC2022 00:24:37  56.1N  116.8W ML=3.6  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA              

O: 30NOV2022 01:40:28  56.1N  116.7W MB=4.9  ECAN of Reno, AB                    

P: 21NOV2022 148582    56.0N  122.0W 2.0-3.9 CACAA  Alberta                     

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 30NOV2022 16:30:25  31.6N  104.0W ML=2.3  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 30NOV2022 10:33:55  31.7N  104.5W ML=2.4  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 30NOV2022 17:50:57  31.7N  104.3W ML=2.1  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 30NOV2022 16:27:33  31.6N  104.0W ML=2.4  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 30NOV2022 148507    31.6N  103.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

No earthquakes of M>=1 were located in the Eastern U.S. or Canada today.

 

HAWAII

 

O: 30NOV2022 12:34:35  19.2N  155.5W ML=3.0  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P: 24NOV2022 148457    19.3N  155.3W 4.0-5.4 CAAAA  Hawaii area                

 

MODERATE SEISMICITY AT HIGH LATITUDES WITH GEOMAGNETIC STORM

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 29, 2022

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 5.5 in the Reykjanes Ridge,

North Atlantic Ocean region. It was followed by a series of moderate aftershocks, none of which were felt in this remote area. This, and a strong earthquake of M 5.3 near the same latitude in Alberta, Canada today appear to have been promoted by a minor geomagnetic storm of the past two days which maximized today as noted in this and previous issues of this summary as:

 

"The geomagnetic field saw minor storm conditions today. The AP level was 25.  High latitudes also saw minor storm conditions with AP 43. Middle latitudes were  at active conditions with AP 20.  This is the strongest geomagnetic storm since global AP reached 26 on November 3 and is likely to promote seismicity near the geomagnetic equator and at high latitudes in the next several days." (November 28-30, 2022) 

 

The M 5.5 is the largest in a series of earthquakes near this epicenter which began with an M 5.7 on September 26, 2022 and included other shocks of M 5.7 on September 29 and M 5.9 on October 1. The last moderate event in the region occurred on November 3, 2022 with M 5.4. The initial shocks in today's series occurred near local solar noon and may have been promoted by strong tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. Forecast 148594 had expected enhanced seismicity within about 25 km of this epicenter was likely at the end of November. This activity is near 144 degrees from the major earthquakes in Fiji and Tonga of mid-November and at the sixth node (60 degrees) from the Panama and Michoacan Mexico quakes of September and October was probably promoted by energy from those sources.

 

O: 29NOV2022 16:05:38  54.0N   35.2W mb=5.1  EMSC   REYKJANES RIDGE

O: 29NOV2022 23:50:38  54.0N   35.2W Mw=5.5  EMSC   REYKJANES RIDGE

O: 29NOV2022 15:54:46  53.9N   35.3W Mw=5.3  EMSC   REYKJANES RIDGE              

P: 24NOV2022 148594    54.0N   35.0W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  North Mid-Atlantic Ridge   

 

Another area of the North Atlantic which has been active in recent days is the Azores. An M 4.8 aftershock to an M 5.9 on November 28 hit the area today. At the time of the M 5.9, this summary noted the unusual character of this event as:

 

"The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 5.9 in the Azores, Portugal. It was not reported felt in this area. This is the strongest earthquake in the Azores region within about 250 km of this epicenter in at least 35 years. An M 6.1 occurred about 300 km to the south west of this epicenter on January 4, 2022 and an M 5.9 was located about 250 km to the southwest on November 4, 2009. The strongest earthquake in the past 35 years near 250 km from today's epicenter was an M 5.9 30 years ago on November 30, 1992. Today's event occurred within minutes of local solar midnight and may have been promoted by tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. Forecast 148500 had expected today's event was likely around November 22, 2022 within about 100 km of today's epicenter. This epicenter is located at 142-145 degrees from recent major earthquakes in Tonga and Fiji and was probably promoted by energy from those sources." (November 28-29, 2022)

 

O: 28NOV2022 02:51:24  37.1N   32.4W Mw=5.9  EMSC   AZORES ISLANDS REGION        

O: 29NOV2022 07:42:41  37.1N   32.6W mb=4.8  EMSC   AZORES ISLANDS REGION        

P: 22NOV2022 148500    38.0N   32.0W 4.0-5.7 CAAAA  No. Mid-Atlantic Ridge     

 

The largest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 5.3 in Alberta, Canada. The mainshock was felt widely in Alberta with maximum intensity IV in Peace River, Falher, High Prairie, Manning, Fairview, and III in Grimshaw, Valleyview, Slave Lake, Spirit River and Sexsmith. It was followed by an aftershock of M 4.5 which was reported felt with intensity IV in Alberta at Slave Lake, Whitecourt and II-III in Peace River, High Prairie, Fairview, Grande Prairie, Athabasca, High Leven and Wood Buffalo and in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Foreshocks of M 4.6 and 4.9 to the M 5.3 was felt in the same area as the mainshock with maximum intensity IV in Alberta at Peace River, High Prairie, Spirit River, Sexsmith, Slave Lake and in Dawson, BC.  This activity is a continuation of events which hit the area on November 22-24, 2022. That included an M 4.5 which previous to the M 5.3 today was the largest earthquake in the area in more than 35 years as noted in this summary at the time:

 

"The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 4.5 in Alberta,

Canada. This event occurred within minutes of local solar midnight and was probably promoted by strong tidal stresses with today's new moon. These maximize near local sola midnight. The mainshock was followed by an M 3.8 aftershock near Reno, Alberta. This is the strongest earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter in Alberta, Canada in at least 35 years. Smaller quakes hit about 200 km to the south of this as an M 4.2 on January 12, 2016 and an M 4.0 on June 13, 2015. Forecasts 148296 and 148582 had expected enhanced seismicity in this area was likely around November 16-21. This epicenter is at 120 (node 3) degrees from the M 6.9 in Sumatra of November 18, 2022 and is likely to have been promoted by energy from that source.  It is also near 100 degrees from the M 7.6 in New Guinea of September 10; the M 7.0 in Fiji of November 9 and the Loyalty Islands M 7.0 of September 14, 2022 and may have been promoted by energy from those sources." (November 25, 2022)

 

 

O: 30NOV2022 01:24:19  56.1N  116.6W mb=4.3  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA

O: 30NOV2022 01:40:29  56.1N  116.7W mb=4.0  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA

O: 30NOV2022 02:55:38  56.1N  116.7W mb=4.5  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA

O: 29NOV2022 23:45:07  56.2N  116.7W mb=4.9  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA

O: 29NOV2022 23:50:58  56.2N  116.5W mb=4.6  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA

O: 30NOV2022 00:55:55  56.1N  116.7W Mw=5.3  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA              

P: 21NOV2022 148582    56.0N  122.0W 2.0-3.9 AACAA  Alberta                    

 

An unusual M 4.1 also occurred today in the Northwest Territories of Canada near Prince Patrick Island. It was not reported felt in this remote region. This is the largest earthquake within about 300 km of this epicenter since an M 4.2 on February 5, 2017 and prior to that an M 4.9 on May 18, 2012.  Forecast 148616 had expected this event about 300 km to the east of this  epicenter was likely around November 24. This event, like Hawaii is located at the fifth node (72 degrees) from the M 6.9 in Panama of October 20 and at the sixth node (60 degrees) from the Michoacan, Mexico quake of September and was probably promoted by energy from those sources.

 

O: 29NOV2022 19:07:40  75.8N  122.1W mb=4.1  EMSC   PRINCE PATRICK ISL., NWT, CANA

P: 24NOV2022 148616    76.0N  106.0W 4.0-5.7 BABAA  Arctic Ocean Region        

 

An earthquake of M 4.9 also shook Trinidad and Tobago today. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity V in Mucurapo, Diego Martin and II-III in Port of Spain, Changuanas, San Fernando, Saint Joseph, Siparia, Tunapuna and Sangre Grande, Trinidad and Tobago. This is an active area but the last event in the area within about 200 km of today's epicenter at shallow focus of equal or greater magnitude in Trinidad and Tobago was an M 5.1 about 200 km east of this epicenter  on January 29, 2022. Forecast 148450 had expected today's event within about 100 km of this epicenter was likely at the end of November. Intermediate focus events hit near today's epicenter most recently on July 14, 2022 (M 5.4) and April 6, 2022 (M 4.9).

 

O: 30NOV2022 02:21:12  10.5N   62.7W mb=4.9  EMSC   GULF OF PARIA, VENEZUELA     

P: 23NOV2022 148450    11.0N   62.0W 3.4-5.2 CAAAA  Windward Islands           

 

An earthquake of M 4.8 was widely felt in the Aegean Sea of Greece today. It follows several moderate earthquakes felt in this area in the past several days. NEIC reported it was felt with maximum intensity IV in Attiki, Greece at Psikhikon and Zefirion and II-III in Nea Makri, Kimi, Ewoia, Kifisia, Vrilissia, Ayia Paraskevi, Khalandrion, Kholargos, and Ayioi Anaryiror. Two foreshocks hit the area earlier in the day with M 4.4 and 4.6 and were reported in the previous issue of this summary as:

 

"NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.0 in the Aegean Sea, Greece was felt with intensity IV-V   in the area(s) of the Aegean Sea, Greece in Ayios Loukas, Kentriki Ellada, Zarakes, Karistos, Metamorfosi and II-III in Kato, Peuki, Limin Markopoulou, Kholargo, Attiki and Gaurio Kiklades." (November 29, 2022)

 

The last earthquake in the Aegean Sea with M>=4.8 occurred about 200 km north of today's epicenter as an M 5.3-5.5 on January 16, 2022, the only such event in the past two years in the region. Forecast 148470 had expected today's activity was likely within about 50 km of these epicenters around November 25, 2022.   This activity is located at 104 degrees from the M 7.6 in Michoacan, Mexico of September 19, 2022 and was probably promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 29NOV2022 05:23:36  38.3N   24.4E ML=4.4  EMSC   AEGEAN SEA

O: 29NOV2022 04:32:36  38.3N   24.3E Mw=4.6  EMSC   AEGEAN SEA                   

P: 25NOV2022 148470    38.0N   24.0E 3.0-4.9 BAAAA  Aegean Sea                  

O: 29NOV2022 20:08:18  38.3N   24.2E ML=4.1  EMSC   AEGEAN SEA

O: 29NOV2022 20:06:39  38.3N   24.2E Mw=4.8  EMSC   AEGEAN SEA                   

P: 25NOV2022 148470    38.0N   24.0E 3.0-4.9 BAAAA  Aegean Sea                 

 

The eruption of Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii continued today and was joined by minor eruptions at other volcanoes on the island of Hawaii, including Kilauea. This is the first times since 1984 that both volcanoes were erupting simultaneously. Lava fountains up to 200 feet high occurred with today's eruption and were well documented by photographers. There are built areas around Mauna Loa and a shift in direction of lava flows could potentially affect these areas. Emergency evacuation plans could be implement in that case. The strongest earthquake in the eruptive zone today was an M 4.0. NEIC reported it was felt with maximum intensity IV in Hawaii at Volcano and Papaikou with intensity II-III in Hawaii National Park, Naalehu, Captain Cook, Pahoa, Mountain View, Hilo, Kurtistown, Keaau among others. The previous issue of this summary detailed more the initial stages of this eruption. Forecast 148457 had expected this activity in Hawaii was likely at the end of November.

 

O: 29NOV2022 13:42:35  19.3N  155.4W ML=3.1  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 29NOV2022 17:07:19  19.3N  155.4W ML=3.0  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 29NOV2022 13:26:58  19.3N  155.4W ML=4.2  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P: 24NOV2022 148457    19.3N  155.3W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Hawaii area                

P: 27NOV2022 148457    20.4N  155.1W 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  Hawaii area                

 

A moderate earthquake of M 4.2-4.5 in southern Puerto Rico also shook that Island today. NEIC reported it was felt with maximum intensity V in Guayanilla and IV in Yauco, Penuelas, Ponce, and II-III in Adjuntas, Guanica, Lares, San German among others. This is an aftershock of the M 6.4 which hit the area with much damage in the Ponce region on January 7, 2020. The last earthquake in this area of Puerto Rico of equal or greater size was an M 4.5 more than a year ago on July 18, 2021. Forecast 148448 had expected today's event was likely around November 27-30 within about 100 km of these epicenters.  This activity is near 144 degrees from the major earthquake in Sumatra of November 18 and was probably promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 29NOV2022 07:29:01  18.1N   66.8W Md=3.1  EMSC   PUERTO RICO

O: 29NOV2022 22:42:11  18.7N   66.2W Md=3.2  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION

O: 29NOV2022 10:41:56  18.1N   66.8W mb=4.5  EMSC   PUERTO RICO                  

P: 27NOV2022 148448    19.0N   67.0W 3.4-5.3 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

P: 30NOV2022 148448    18.0N   66.0W 3.4-5.0 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

 

OTHER GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY

 

For most events there are two listings. The first line is the observed event starting with "O:" for Observed. There follows the date, month and year, the time in UT hours:minutes:seconds, the latitude and longitude, the given magnitude and the reporting agency followed by the geographic location. The second line starts with "P:" This is the forecast event as forecast in our summaries normally more than a month in advance. Magnitudes may vary in response to updated seismic watches and daily variations due to tidal and other influences. This line has the forecast date, month and year, the forecast number, latitude, longitude and forecast magnitude range.  This is followed by a comparison between the forecast and the event. The comparison includes letters A-D. The first is number of days difference from predicted (A:up to 2, B3-5; C:6-10; D:more than 10), Difference in latitude (A:up to 1 degree; B:1-2 degrees; C:2-4 degrees; D:more than 4 degrees); longitude (same comparison as with latitude); magnitude (A: within forecast range; B: higher than forecast range; C: lower than forecast range; D: no comparison possible). The last letter is a stand in for a future comparison which needs to be done statistically after a large number of forecasts have been made. In previous data, an excellent match is generally AAAAA; a good match as one or two B's; a fair match has several B's and C's and a poor match is one which contains a number of C's or D's. 

 

ASIA

 

O: 29NOV2022 20:21:06  36.4N   70.6E mb=4.1  EMSC   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

P: 29NOV2022 148487    37.0N   71.0E 3.8-5.5 AAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

O: 30NOV2022 05:03:23  42.4N   77.5E mb=4.1  EMSC   KYRGYZSTAN                   

P: 24NOV2022 148548    42.0N   79.0E 4.0-5.7 CAAAA  Kirgizstan/Xinjiang        

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 29NOV2022 14:20:40   2.2N   96.2E mb=4.7  EMSC   SIMEULUE, INDONESIA          

P: 25NOV2022 148399     3.0N   93.0E 4.0-5.6 BACAA  Nicobar Islands            

 

O: 30NOV2022 04:39:11   2.4N  129.3E ML=4.5  EMSC   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA         

P: 28NOV2022 148395     2.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.5 AABAA  Halmahera                  

 

O: 29NOV2022 10:28:01   3.0S  139.4E mb=4.5  EMSC   PAPUA, INDONESIA             

P: 21NOV2022 148422     3.0S  139.0E 4.0-5.4 CAAAA  West Irian, PNG            

P: 29NOV2022 148421     3.0S  136.0E 4.0-5.4 AACAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O: 30NOV2022 04:29:02   4.5S  143.0E mb=4.5  EMSC   NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA 

P: 19NOV2022 148133     7.0S  144.0E 4.0-5.5 DAAAA  Papua New Guinea           

 

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Indonesia or the Philippines today.

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 29NOV2022 17:28:20   0.6N   80.2W ML=4.0  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR         

P: 27NOV2022 148406     1.0S   81.0W 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  Ecuador                    

 

O: 29NOV2022 10:09:24   4.1S   80.5W ML=4.0  EMSC   PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION   

P: 19NOV2022 148125     4.0S   80.0W 4.0-5.6 CAAAA  Ecuador                    

 

O: 29NOV2022 22:15:49   8.7S   79.8W ML=4.0  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN PERU  

P: 22NOV2022 148413     9.0S   80.0W 4.0-5.5 CAAAA  No. Peru                   

 

O: 30NOV2022 02:21:12  10.5N   62.7W mb=4.9  EMSC   GULF OF PARIA, VENEZUELA     

P: 23NOV2022 148450    11.0N   62.0W 3.4-5.2 CAAAA  Windward Islands           

 

O: 29NOV2022 08:56:22  12.8N   89.3W mb=4.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR         

O: 29NOV2022 11:09:53  13.6N   89.1W mb=4.2  EMSC   EL SALVADOR

P: 26NOV2022 148430    14.0N   89.0W 3.5-5.2 BAAAA  Coast of Central America   

 

O: 29NOV2022 13:24:12  13.8N   92.6W mb=4.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUATEMALA           

P: 26NOV2022 148432    13.0N   91.0W 3.5-5.2 BABAA  Guatemala                  

 

O: 29NOV2022 14:20:17  13.7N   92.8W ML=4.2  EMSC   OFF COAST OF CHIAPAS, MEXICO

O: 29NOV2022 17:23:39  14.9N   93.9W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFF COAST OF CHIAPAS, MEXICO 

P: 28NOV2022 148428    16.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.1 ABAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 29NOV2022 15:13:25  15.9N   94.5W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO

O: 30NOV2022 02:45:42  15.6N   94.8W ML=4.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

P: 30NOV2022 148446    16.0N   96.0W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 29NOV2022 10:37:10  18.0N   93.7W ML=3.8  EMSC   TABASCO, MEXICO               

P: 28NOV2022 148428    16.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.1 ABAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 29NOV2022 10:41:56  18.1N   66.8W mb=4.5  EMSC   PUERTO RICO                  

P: 27NOV2022 148448    19.0N   67.0W 3.4-5.3 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

P: 30NOV2022 148448    18.0N   66.0W 3.4-5.0 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 29NOV2022 10:33:42  18.1N  102.5W ML=3.9  EMSC   MICHOACAN, MEXICO            

P: 29NOV2022 148440    19.0N  103.0W 3.5-5.2 AAAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

O: 29NOV2022 20:22:22  19.0N   65.1W Md=3.1  EMSC   VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION

O: 30NOV2022 00:06:03  19.1N   65.5W Md=3.1  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION

O: 30NOV2022 00:58:03  18.7N   65.0W Md=3.1  EMSC   VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION        

P: 29NOV2022 148434    19.0N   65.0W 3.0-4.9 AAAAA  Leeward Islands            

 

O: 29NOV2022 19:42:20  19.0N   67.4W Md=3.2  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P: 27NOV2022 148448    19.0N   67.0W 3.4-5.3 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 30NOV2022 00:35:32  21.8S   68.6W mb=4.6  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE           

P: 30NOV2022 148638    21.0S   67.0W 4.0-5.9 AABAA  Argentina                  

 

 

O: 29NOV2022 07:29:01  18.1N   66.8W Md=3.1  EMSC   PUERTO RICO

O: 29NOV2022 22:42:11  18.7N   66.2W Md=3.2  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION

O: 29NOV2022 10:41:56  18.1N   66.8W mb=4.5  EMSC   PUERTO RICO                  

P: 27NOV2022 148448    19.0N   67.0W 3.4-5.3 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

P: 30NOV2022 148448    18.0N   66.0W 3.4-5.0 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 29NOV2022 23:46:05  38.1N   20.1E mb=4.4  EMSC   GREECE                       

P: 25NOV2022 148496    38.0N   22.0E 3.0-4.8 BABAA  No. Greece                 

P: 29NOV2022 148571    40.0N   21.0E 3.0-5.3 ABAAA  Romania/NW Turkey          

 

O: 29NOV2022 20:08:18  38.3N   24.2E ML=4.1  EMSC   AEGEAN SEA

O: 29NOV2022 20:06:39  38.3N   24.2E Mw=4.8  EMSC   AEGEAN SEA                   

P: 25NOV2022 148470    38.0N   24.0E 3.0-4.9 BAAAA  Aegean Sea                 

 

O: 30NOV2022 03:43:32  43.5N   41.6E mb=3.9  EMSC   CAUCASUS REGION, RUSSIA      

P: 29NOV2022 148538    40.0N   41.0E 3.5-5.1 ACAAA  Caucasus/Caspian Sea       

 

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 29NOV2022 12:58:44  18.2S  174.1W mb=5.0  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 28NOV2022 148633    17.0S  173.0W 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 29NOV2022 14:47:59  20.9S  178.4W mb=4.4  EMSC   FIJI REGION

O: 29NOV2022 19:31:57  20.8S  178.9W mb=5.0  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 30NOV2022 148652    20.0S  179.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 29NOV2022 07:42:41  37.1N   32.6W mb=4.8  EMSC   AZORES ISLANDS REGION        

P: 22NOV2022 148500    38.0N   32.0W 4.0-5.7 CAAAA  No. Mid-Atlantic Ridge     

 

O: 30NOV2022 01:07:37  54.3S  136.5W mb=5.2  EMSC   PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE      

 

O: 29NOV2022 16:05:38  54.0N   35.2W mb=5.1  EMSC   REYKJANES RIDGE

O: 29NOV2022 23:50:38  54.0N   35.2W Mw=5.5  EMSC   REYKJANES RIDGE

O: 29NOV2022 15:54:46  53.9N   35.3W Mw=5.3  EMSC   REYKJANES RIDGE               

P: 24NOV2022 148594    54.0N   35.0W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  North Mid-Atlantic Ridge   

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 29NOV2022 13:33:28  27.2S  176.3W mb=5.1  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P: 21NOV2022 148653    27.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.5 CAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 30NOV2022 02:04:40  31.3S  178.3W mb=4.8  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

O: 29NOV2022 07:17:57  33.5S  177.6W mb=5.2  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS    

P: 30NOV2022 148666    33.0S  178.0W 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 30NOV2022 05:37:19  38.8S  176.0E ML=3.8  EMSC   NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND  

O: 30NOV2022 05:37:19  38.8S  176.0E MS=4.0  GEONET Felt with moderate intensity

P: 23NOV2022 148663    39.0S  176.0E 3.0-4.6 CAAAA  North Island, N.Z.         

 

GEONET reported this earthquake was felt with moderate intensity in the area northeast of Taupo. This earthquake was felt with light to moderate intensity throughout most of North Island. 440 responded with felt information for this earthquake including 179 who felt it with weak intensity and 210 with light shaking; 50 moderate; 1 strong; 0 severe and 0 extreme.

 

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 29NOV2022 15:57:18  26.4N  129.2E Mw=5.0  EMSC   RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN        

P: 22NOV2022 148464    26.0N  128.0E 4.0-5.6 CAAAA  Ryukyu Islands             

 

O: 30NOV2022 03:45:59  37.3N  141.7E Mw=5.0  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

O: 29NOV2022 21:34:08  37.6N  141.3E mb=4.4  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

P: 29NOV2022 148504    37.0N  142.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Off East Coast Honshu      

 

O: 30NOV2022 01:33:50  44.6N  149.7E mb=4.6  EMSC   KURIL ISLANDS                

P: 29NOV2022 148544    44.0N  149.0E 3.5-5.6 AAAAA  Hokkaido, Japan            

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 29NOV2022 21:07:36  30.5N  116.4W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 29NOV2022 10:20:23  30.7N  116.3W ML=3.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 29NOV2022 16:04:21  30.7N  116.4W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 29NOV2022 21:11:45  30.7N  116.3W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 30NOV2022 06:30:58  30.8N  116.4W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 29NOV2022 09:15:11  30.3N  116.1W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 BBAAA  So. California             

 

O: 29NOV2022 17:14:00  33.4N  115.8W Ml=2.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 28NOV2022 148513    32.4N  115.8W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 30NOV2022 06:29:00  35.9N  117.7W Ml=2.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 29NOV2022 148519    35.8N  117.6W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 29NOV2022 13:14:52  36.1N  120.2W Md=2.1  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 27NOV2022 148475    36.1N  120.1W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 29NOV2022 20:34:50  37.4N  118.4W Md=2.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 25NOV2022 148472    37.5N  118.6W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 30NOV2022 02:20:32  38.8N  122.8W Md=2.2  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 26NOV2022 148479    38.9N  122.8W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 29NOV2022 12:23:17  39.8N  123.2W Md=2.5  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 25NOV2022 148480    39.2N  123.1W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 29NOV2022 22:10:39  40.6N  126.5W ML=2.8  EMSC   OFF COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORN

P: 26NOV2022 148566    40.4N  127.2W 2.5-4.8 BAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 30NOV2022 02:36:11  53.8N  164.5W ml=3.2  EMSC   UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA 

P: 29NOV2022 148601    54.5N  163.5W 3.5-5.2 AAAAA  Unimak Islands, Aleutians  

 

O: 29NOV2022 13:17:15  58.1N  151.0W ML=3.0  EMSC   KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA 

P: 29NOV2022 148606    60.5N  151.5W 3.2-5.5 ACAAA  Central Alaska             

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 30NOV2022 00:55:55  56.1N  116.7W Mw=5.3  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA              

P: 21NOV2022 148582    56.0N  122.0W 2.0-3.9 AACAA  Alberta                    

 

O: 30NOV2022 03:29:23  60.9N  138.0W ML=3.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANA

P: 27NOV2022 148607    61.0N  138.0W 3.2-5.3 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.0 in Yukon Territory, Canada was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Yukon Territory, Canada in Haines Junction.

 

O: 29NOV2022 19:07:40  75.8N  122.1W mb=4.1  EMSC   PRINCE PATRICK ISL., NWT, CANA

P: 24NOV2022 148616    76.0N  106.0W 4.0-5.7 BABAA  Arctic Ocean Region        

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 30NOV2022 03:18:29  31.6N  104.2W ML=3.0  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 29NOV2022 09:41:25  31.7N  104.4W ML=3.1  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 29NOV2022 11:07:35  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.0  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 29NOV2022 16:23:25  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.2  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 29NOV2022 19:38:49  31.7N  104.6W ML=2.7  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 29NOV2022 08:34:42  32.0N  103.8W ML=2.1  EMSC   NEW MEXICO

O: 29NOV2022 13:05:47  31.6N  104.6W ML=2.2  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 30NOV2022 148507    31.6N  103.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O: 30NOV2022 01:24:19  56.1N  116.6W mb=4.3  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA

O: 30NOV2022 01:40:29  56.1N  116.7W mb=4.0  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA

O: 30NOV2022 02:55:38  56.1N  116.7W mb=4.5  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA

O: 29NOV2022 23:45:07  56.2N  116.7W mb=4.9  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA

O: 29NOV2022 23:50:58  56.2N  116.5W mb=4.6  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA

O: 30NOV2022 00:55:55  56.1N  116.7W Mw=5.3  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA              

P: 21NOV2022 148582    56.0N  122.0W 2.0-3.9 AACAA  Alberta                    

 

O: 30NOV2022 03:29:23  60.9N  138.0W ML=3.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANA

P: 27NOV2022 148607    61.0N  138.0W 3.2-5.3 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

O: 29NOV2022 19:07:40  75.8N  122.1W mb=4.1  EMSC   PRINCE PATRICK ISL., NWT, CANA

P: 24NOV2022 148616    76.0N  106.0W 4.0-5.7 BABAA  Arctic Ocean Region        

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 29NOV2022 12:38:45  36.7N   83.3W Md=2.0  EMSC   EASTERN KENTUCKY

O: 29NOV2022 08:57:34  36.3N   83.5W Md=2.2  EMSC   EASTERN TENNESSEE            

P: 27NOV2022 148489    35.0N   83.0W 2.0-4.0 ABAAA  Kentucky/Tennessee/NC      

 

O: 28NOV2022 08:25:32  44.7N   73.4W MB=2.2  ECAN of Plattsburg, NY              

P: 27NOV2022 148557    45.0N   73.0W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  New England                

P: 29NOV2022 148560    44.5N   73.7W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  New York State             

 

O: 27NOV2022 22:48:25  47.6N   70.3W MB=1.3  ECAN of La Malbaie, QC              

P: 29NOV2022 148550    47.0N   70.0W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Maine                       

 

O: 26NOV2022 18:03:22  48.8N   68.2W MB=2.3  ECAN of Mont-Joli, QC               

P: 25NOV2022 148551    49.3N   67.5W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Maine                      

 

O: 26NOV2022 06:29:20  66.9N   86.9W MB=3.3  ECAN of Naujaat, NU                  

P: 23NOV2022 148614    64.0N   87.0W 2.5-4.0 BCAAA  Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada 

 

O: 25NOV2022 23:34:05  48.0N   69.7W MB=2.5  ECAN of Rivi├¿re-du-Loup, QC        

P: 23NOV2022 148550    47.0N   69.0W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Maine                      

 

O: 26NOV2022 19:28:24  51.8N   91.7W MB=2.6  ECAN of Cat Lake, ON                

O: 25NOV2022 16:00:03  51.9N   92.0W MB=3.1  ECAN of Cat Lake, ON                

 

O: 24NOV2022 22:41:00  70.2N   71.5W MB=2.8  ECAN of Clyde River, NU             

P: 26NOV2022 148617    71.0N   75.0W 2.5-4.2 AAAAA  Baffin/Davis Strait Canada 

 

HAWAII

 

O: 29NOV2022 13:42:35  19.3N  155.4W ML=3.1  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 29NOV2022 17:07:19  19.3N  155.4W ML=3.0  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 29NOV2022 13:26:58  19.3N  155.4W ML=4.2  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P: 24NOV2022 148457    19.3N  155.3W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Hawaii area                

P: 27NOV2022 148457    20.4N  155.1W 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  Hawaii area                

 

MAJOR ERUPTION AT MAUNA LOA, HAWAII

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 28, 2022

 

The anticipated eruption of Mauna Loa, Hawaii began today. This is the first major eruption of Mauna Loa since January 7, 1983. This eruption started near local solar noon on the island of Hawaii and was probably brought on by many factors including strong tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. Hawaii is also ideally located with respect to recent major earthquakes for constructive interference of energy to yield far-field triggering from these sources at this time as noted in the previous issue of this summary:

 

"The imminent eruption of Mauna Loa in Hawaii is likely in the next several days. This volcano has shown signs of this eruption for weeks but is located at significant nodal positions from recent major earthquakes which may tip the balance in the eruption. These include the series of earthquakes in Tonga and Fiji of November 9-12, 2022 (52 degree - node 7); the Solomon Island of November 22, 2022 (also 52 degrees - node 7); Michoacan, Mexico (52 degrees - node 7),

Sumatra of M 6.9 November 18 (103 degrees - node 7) all of these at node 7 can see their energy constructively interfere in Hawaii especially with the new moon influence. Hawaii is also at the fifth node (72 degrees) from Panama where an M 6.9 occurred on October 20, 2022 and near the sixth node (60 degrees) from the M 7.6 in New Guinea of September 10, 2022." (November 27-28, 2022)

 

The influence of the seventh node triggering can be seen in the distance between major earthquakes and earthquakes today in the "DISTANCE" section of this summary. Note the very strong peak in the distance graph at 51-52 degrees (seventh node is 51.4 degrees) and the strong peak at 103 degrees (also 7th node X2). Strong peaks at 90, 72, 60 and 45 show seismicity influences at other nodes. The last significant activity in Mauna Loa occurred with the full moon of November 8 and was noted in this summary at the time as:

 

 

"The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 3.6 in the island of Hawaii, Hawaii. NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.6 in Hawaii was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Hawaii in Holualoa, Captain Cook, Kailua Kona, Hilo, Naalehu, Volcano, Honolulu. This appears to be part of a recent seismic series in the area of Mauna Loa, Hawaii and could precurse a future eruption at that volcano, the first in nearly  forty years." (November 10, 2022)

 

and

 

"The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 4.1 in northern Hawaii. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity IV in the northern area of the island of Hawaii in Kamuela, Honokaa, Wailoloa, Paauilo, Kapaau, with lesser shaking in Hawi, Kailua Kona, Laupahoehoe, Ookala, Papaaloa. This follows an M 3.5-3.6 near Mauna Loa yesterday, possibly connected with an upcoming eruption at that volcano." (November 2, 2022)

 

and

 

"The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 3.6 in the Mauna Loa Volcanic area of southern island of Hawaii. This is part of a recent enhancement of seismicity with this volcano. Some fear this may lead to the first major eruption at this volcano in 40 years." (November 1, 2022)

 

and

 

"A series of light to moderate earthquakes occurred near Mauna Loa, Hawaii today. The strongest of these was an M 5.0. NEIC reported it was felt with maximum intensity VI in Hawaii at Pahala; IV in Naalehu, Hawaii National Park, Captain Cook, Volcano, Holualoa, Pahoa, Hilo, Mountain View, Kealakekua.

Aftershocks included an M 3.6 which was felt with intensity II-III in Pahala, Naalehu and Captain Cook. An M 3.9 was felt with intensity II-III in Naalehu, Captain Cook, Volcano, Hilo, Kurtistown, Kailua Kona, Waikoloa. The M 5.0 is the strongest earthquake in the area of Mauna Loa since an M 5.8 on April 17, 1999.

Other earthquakes in the area of Hawaii within about 100 km of this epicenter with M>=5 have recently occurred one year ago on October 10, 2021 and an M 5.3 on April 14, 2019. Forecast 147112 had expected today's activity within about 50 km was likely around October 8. This activity is at the fourth node (90 degrees) from the M 6.6 in Sichuan, China of September 5 and at the fifth node (52 degrees)  from the M 7.0 in the Loyalty Islands of September 14, 2022 and may have been enhanced by energy from those sources." (October 15, 2022).

 

The plume from today's volcanic eruption caused air traffic to be re-routed and evacuation plans were in effect. But the lava (thus far) has not threatened residential areas and is flowing away from populated regions. Up to an inch of ashfall was expected in the first days of this eruption in Hawaii.

 

The initial earthquake in the volcanic sequence today occurred as an M 2.0 in Hawaii at 22:40 UT (within minutes of local solar noon) and increased in intensity from that point on maximizing near local solar midnight with an M 4.3 and a cascade of minor volcanic tremors after that. This timing suggests tidal stresses were prominent in the seismicity associated with this eruption.

 

Hawaii is a major factor in global seismicity as it is situated in the middle of the "ring of fire" around the North Pacific Ocean. This eruption will probably

reduce stresses along this belt leading to a reduction in coming days of the strong seismicity in the region of the past month.

 

The strongest shocks associated with the volcanic eruption of Mauna Loa today were an M 4.3 and an M 4.0. The M 4.2 was reported by NEIC to have been felt with intensity II-III in Hawaii at Captain Cook Hawaii National Park, Hilo, Volcano, Kailua Kona, Mountain View, Pepeekeo, Honokaa, Honomu and Haiku.

NEIC reported the M 4.0 was felt with intensity IV in Kailua Kona and III in Hilo and Captain Cook, Hawaii.

 

This eruption also coincided with the largest geomagnetic storm of the month of November and may have been affected by stresses associated with that storm as noted in this and the previous issue of this summary as:

 

"The geomagnetic field saw minor storm conditions today. The AP level was 24.  High latitudes saw minor storm conditions with AP 25. Middle latitudes were  at active conditions with AP 18.  This is the strongest geomagnetic storm since global AP reached 26 on November 3 and is likely to promoted seismicity near the geomagnetic equator and at high latitudes in the next several days.  Earthquakes in Vancouver and Solomon hit as this storm was reaching maximum intensity." (November 28, 2022)

 

The largest shocks associated with the eruption occurred near local solar midnight and were probably enhanced by strong tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. Following is a listing of associated earthquakes of M>=3 a subset of hundreds of volcanic tremors of M>=2. Forecast 148457 had expected today's activity was likely in late November between November 24 and 27, 2022.

 

O: 28NOV2022 09:32:23  19.4N  155.6W MD=3.2  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 09:43:34  19.4N  155.6W Md=3.0  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 09:56:31  19.4N  155.6W Ml=3.2  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 08:56:26  19.5N  155.6W ML=4.3  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 08:56:25  19.5N  155.6W ML=4.2  ANSS   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 08:59:22  19.5N  155.6W ML=3.2  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 09:04:26  19.5N  155.6W ML=3.2  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 09:09:08  19.5N  155.6W ML=3.7  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 09:10:24  19.5N  155.6W ML=3.7  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 09:51:37  19.5N  155.6W ML=3.7  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 09:51:36  19.5N  155.6W ML=4.1  ANSS   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 29NOV2022 06:59:21  19.5N  155.4W ML=3.6  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 09:12:21  19.4N  155.6W ML=3.5  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P: 24NOV2022 148457    19.3N  155.3W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Hawaii area                 

P: 27NOV2022 148457    20.4N  155.1W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Hawaii area                

 

 

The volcanic area of northern Iceland also saw a significant event today. An M 4.0 in this area was the strongest earthquake within about 150 km of this epicenter since an M 4.1 on August 2, 2022. The only event of M>=5 in this

area in the past year was an M 5.0 on February 22, 2022. Today's event occurred within minutes of local solar midnight and may have been promoted by strong tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. Forecast 148610 had expected this activity in this area was likely around November 25. This earthquake like moderate earthquakes today in Bosnia  and Missouri is located at the third node (120 degrees) from the M 7.6 in New Guinea of September 10, 2022. Also, like the eruption in Hawaii, this  area of Iceland is located near 103 degrees from the M 6.9 in Sumatra of November 18. Like the eruption in Hawaii, this epicenter is also at the fifth node (72 degrees) from the M 6.9 in Panama of October 20 and was likewise also affected by energy from that source.

 

O: 29NOV2022 01:09:48  64.7N   17.5W ML=4.0  EMSC   ICELAND                      

P: 25NOV2022 148610    66.0N   17.0W 3.0-4.6 BBAAA  Iceland area               

 

An earthquake of M 4.5 also hit the region of Chihuahua, Mexico today. This is part of a series in this area which began with moderate earthquakes north in Western Texas earlier this week. The M 4.5 is the strongest within about  200 km of this epicenter since an M 4.6 of October 4, 2013, in turn an aftershock of an M 5.4 on September 21, 2013, the only other such events in the region in the past 35 years. At the time this summary noted in this regard:

 

 

The earthquakes in Chihuahua, Mexico follow several days of quiet seismicity after a strong swarm began in the area on September 11, 2013 with an M 4.6. At the time this summary had noted in this regard:

 

"The earthquake of M 4.5 in Chihuahua, Mexico near Hidalgo del Parral, Mexico was the largest of a series of at least four moderate quakes in that area today with M 4.2, 3.9, 4.5 and 4.4. At M 4.5 this is the strongest earthquake to occur within 200 km of this epicenter in the past 25 years. Earthquakes of M>4 hit on July 29, 2011 (M 4.2) and May 1, 2010 (M 4.3). This is a  remote area and there were no initial reports of felt activity. The epicenter is at 101-104 degrees from at least three large recent earthquakes and this  may have help trigger this and the activity to the south on the Central East Pacific Rise today." (September 12, 2013)

  

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.3 in Chihuahua, Mexico was felt with intensity VI in Camargo and Hidalgo and II-III in the area(s) of Chihuahua and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. An aftershock of M 4.8 was felt with intensity IV in Delicias and II-III in Chihuahua and Valle de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico." (September 21, 2013)

 

Forecast 148456 had expected today's event within about 25 km was likely  around November 24. This activity, like that in Western Texas is at 145 degrees from the M 6.9 in Sumatra of November 18 and was likely promoted by energy associated with that source.

 

O: 28NOV2022 10:28:16  27.9N  105.8W ML=3.7  EMSC   CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO

O: 28NOV2022 08:33:55  27.8N  105.8W ML=4.5  EMSC   CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO            

P: 24NOV2022 148456    28.0N  106.0W 3.5-5.3 BAAAA  Northern Mexico            

 

The largest earthquake in the world today was an M 5.4 in the area of Tonga. This was not reported felt in this remote area. It appears to be part of he activation of this region which included a series of strong to major events in Tonga and Fiji in mid-November. Today's epicenter is somewhat unusual being far to the east of the normal moderate quakes in this area. The last earthquake of M>=5.4 within about 150 km of today's epicenter was and M 5.9 on April 19, 2022. The largest earthquake in the series earlier this month occurred about 300 km northeast of this with M 7.3 on November 11, 2022. Forecast 148651 had expected enhanced seismicity in this region was likely around November 26.

 

O: 28NOV2022 09:30:29  21.4S  173.8W Mw=5.4  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 26NOV2022 148651    20.0S  176.0W 4.0-5.5 ABBAA  Tonga Islands              

OTHER GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY

 

For most events there are two listings. The first line is the observed event starting with "O:" for Observed. There follows the date, month and year, the time in UT hours:minutes:seconds, the latitude and longitude, the given magnitude and the reporting agency followed by the geographic location. The second line starts with "P:" This is the forecast event as forecast in our summaries normally more than a month in advance. Magnitudes may vary in response to updated seismic watches and daily variations due to tidal and other influences. This line has the forecast date, month and year, the forecast number, latitude, longitude and forecast magnitude range.  This is followed by a comparison between the forecast and the event. The comparison includes letters A-D. The first is number of days difference from predicted (A:up to 2, B3-5; C:6-10; D:more than 10), Difference in latitude (A:up to 1 degree; B:1-2 degrees; C:2-4 degrees; D:more than 4 degrees); longitude (same comparison as with latitude); magnitude (A: within forecast range; B: higher than forecast range; C: lower than forecast range; D: no comparison possible). The last letter is a stand in for a future comparison which needs to be done statistically after a large number of forecasts have been made. In previous data, an excellent match is generally AAAAA; a good match as one or two B's; a fair match has several B's and C's and a poor match is one which contains a number of C's or D's. 

 

ASIA

 

O: 29NOV2022 02:43:22  23.9N  121.6E ML=4.1  TAI    Hualien, Taiwan              

P: 29NOV2022 148467    24.0N  121.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Taiwan                     

 

CWB reported this earthquake was felt with intensity II in Hualien and I in Nantou and Yilan Counties, Taiwan.

 

O: 29NOV2022 05:33:50  36.7N   69.8E mb=4.7  EMSC   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

P: 29NOV2022 148487    37.0N   71.0E 3.8-5.5 AAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

O: 29NOV2022 06:31:01  40.2N   77.2E mb=4.8  EMSC   SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA     

P: 25NOV2022 148548    40.0N   75.0E 4.0-5.6 BABAA  Kirgizstan/Xinjiang        

 

O: 28NOV2022 13:02:10  41.3N   75.6E mb=4.4  EMSC   KYRGYZSTAN                   

P: 25NOV2022 148548    40.0N   75.0E 4.0-5.6 BBAAA  Kirgizstan/Xinjiang        

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Asia today.

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 29NOV2022 03:43:24   1.9S  136.2E ML=4.0  EMSC   BIAK REGION, INDONESIA       

P: 29NOV2022 148421     3.0S  136.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O: 29NOV2022 06:51:54   2.9S  129.9E mb=4.3  EMSC   SERAM, INDONESIA

O: 28NOV2022 22:26:40   2.9S  129.8E mb=5.1  EMSC   SERAM, INDONESIA             

P: 29NOV2022 148420     2.0S  124.0E 4.0-5.4 AACAA  Sulawesi area              

 

O: 28NOV2022 23:37:30   3.9N  125.9E ML=4.6  EMSC   KEPULAUAN SANGIHE, INDONESIA 

P: 25NOV2022 148397     3.0N  126.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

P: 29NOV2022 148398     5.0N  126.0E 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O: 29NOV2022 05:06:58   6.4S  129.2E mb=4.4  EMSC   BANDA SEA                    

P: 26NOV2022 148423     6.0S  130.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  West Irian, PNG             

 

O: 28NOV2022 13:48:48   8.4S  116.8E ML=4.1  EMSC   LOMBOK REGION, INDONESIA     

P: 24NOV2022 148632    10.0S  116.0E 4.0-5.4 BBAAA  Sumbawa Island area        

 

O: 29NOV2022 01:49:24   8.8S  111.4E ML=4.3  EMSC   JAVA, INDONESIA              

P: 26NOV2022 148416     9.0S  111.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  So. of Java                

 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 28NOV2022 13:37:15   6.8N   76.2W mb=4.7  EMSC   NORTHERN COLOMBIA            

P: 27NOV2022 148392     5.0N   78.0W 4.0-5.4 ABBAA  Colombia                    

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.7 in Colombia was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Colombia in Bogota.

 

O: 28NOV2022 20:51:30   7.9N   77.4W ML=4.2  EMSC   PANAMA-COLOMBIA BORDER REGION

P: 27NOV2022 148392     5.0N   78.0W 4.0-5.4 ACAAA  Colombia                   

 

O: 28NOV2022 13:16:50  10.1S   75.6W ML=4.2  EMSC   CENTRAL PERU                 

P: 22NOV2022 148621    10.0S   75.0W 3.5-5.1 CAAAA  Brazil                     

P: 30NOV2022 148404     9.0S   75.0W 3.5-5.0 ABAAA  Brazil                     

 

O: 29NOV2022 02:39:04  18.1N   73.3W ML=3.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

O: 29NOV2022 06:44:18  18.6N   73.5W ML=3.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION

P: 25NOV2022 148453    20.0N   74.0W 3.0-4.6 BBAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O: 28NOV2022 14:12:23  18.8N   67.5W Md=3.3  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P: 27NOV2022 148448    19.0N   67.0W 3.4-5.3 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 28NOV2022 23:11:42  21.9S   68.4W mb=4.6  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE

O: 28NOV2022 10:39:08  21.2S   68.2W Mw=4.6  EMSC   POTOSI, BOLIVIA              

O: 28NOV2022 10:39     21.1S   68.4W mb=4.5  GUC    Tarapaca at Alto Hospicio, Hua

P: 30NOV2022 148638    21.0S   67.0W 4.0-5.9 AAAAA  Argentina                  

 

GUC reported this earthquake was felt with intensity III in  Tarapaca at Alto Hospicio, Huara, Iquique, Pozo Almonte, Chile.

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.5 in Northern Chile was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern Chile in Iquique,  Tarapaca.

 

O: 29NOV2022 06:52:16  24.1S   67.1W mb=4.2  EMSC   SALTA, ARGENTINA             

P: 25NOV2022 148640    24.0S   68.0W 4.0-5.8 BAAAA  Argentina                  

 

O: 28NOV2022 10:28:16  27.9N  105.8W ML=3.7  EMSC   CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO

O: 28NOV2022 08:33:55  27.8N  105.8W ML=4.5  EMSC   CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO            

P: 24NOV2022 148456    28.0N  106.0W 3.5-5.3 BAAAA  Northern Mexico            

 

O: 28NOV2022 21:36:04  28.0N  112.1W ML=4.0  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P: 25NOV2022 148456    28.0N  112.0W 3.5-5.3 BAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 28NOV2022 23:49:06  33.7S   72.6W Mw=4.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE   

P: 22NOV2022 148657    34.0S   73.0W 4.0-5.6 CAAAA  Central Chile              

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 29NOV2022 01:09:48  64.7N   17.5W ML=4.0  EMSC   ICELAND                      

P: 25NOV2022 148610    66.0N   17.0W 3.0-4.6 BBAAA  Iceland area               

 

O: 29NOV2022 05:23:36  38.3N   24.4E ML=4.4  EMSC   AEGEAN SEA

O: 29NOV2022 04:32:36  38.3N   24.3E Mw=4.6  EMSC   AEGEAN SEA                   

P: 25NOV2022 148470    38.0N   24.0E 3.0-4.9 BAAAA  Aegean Sea                 

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.0 in the Aegean Sea, Greece was felt with intensity IV-V   in the area(s) of the Aegean Sea, Greece in Ayios Loukas, Kentriki Ellada, Zarakes, Karistos, Metamorfosi and II-III in Kato, Peuki, Limin Markopoulou, Kholargo, Attiki and Gaurio Kiklades.

 

O: 28NOV2022 07:49:49  44.4N   17.8E mb=4.2  EMSC   BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA       

P: 18NOV2022 148264    44.0N   16.0E 3.0-5.3 CABAA  Italy                      

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 28NOV2022 08:16:29   9.8S  159.8E mb=4.8  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS              

P: 24NOV2022 148625    10.0S  160.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  No. of Santa Cruz Islands  

 

O: 28NOV2022 14:50:39  16.2S  176.5W mb=4.2  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 27NOV2022 148634    17.0S  178.0W 4.0-5.5 AABAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 28NOV2022 18:21:30  18.1S  177.9W mb=4.4  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 27NOV2022 148634    17.0S  178.0W 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 28NOV2022 09:30:29  21.4S  173.8W Mw=5.4  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 26NOV2022 148651    20.0S  176.0W 4.0-5.5 ABBAA  Tonga Islands              

 

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported on Ocean Ridges today.

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 29NOV2022 05:05:10  31.4S  179.0W mb=5.2  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P: 27NOV2022 148660    30.0S  178.0W 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  No. Kermadec Islands       

P: 30NOV2022 148666    33.0S  178.0W 4.0-5.8 ABAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 28NOV2022 14:01:36  26.4N  142.5E mb=4.5  EMSC   BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION  

P: 25NOV2022 148454    27.0N  141.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Bonin Islands              

P: 29NOV2022 148454    28.0N  143.0E 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  Bonin Islands              

P: 30NOV2022 148454    25.0N  142.0E 4.0-5.8 ABAAA  Bonin Islands              

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 28NOV2022 10:55:07  30.5N  116.4W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 28NOV2022 09:24:22  30.6N  116.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 28NOV2022 10:10:45  30.6N  116.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 28NOV2022 19:58:05  30.6N  116.6W ML=3.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 28NOV2022 09:03:33  30.7N  116.2W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 28NOV2022 10:35:44  30.4N  116.2W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 BAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 28NOV2022 08:41:58  31.5N  115.6W ML=3.5  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P: 28NOV2022 148513    32.4N  115.8W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 29NOV2022 03:47:24  32.7N  115.7W Ml=2.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 28NOV2022 148513    32.4N  115.8W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 29NOV2022 03:14:32  33.3N  116.4W Ml=2.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 29NOV2022 148514    33.4N  116.7W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 28NOV2022 09:03:57  34.3N  118.7W Ml=2.0  EMSC   GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALI

P: 27NOV2022 148515    34.0N  118.7W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California             

P: 30NOV2022 148516    34.3N  118.5W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 28NOV2022 21:32:16  35.7N  117.5W Ml=2.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 29NOV2022 148519    35.8N  117.6W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 29NOV2022 02:22:36  35.9N  120.4W Md=2.4  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 27NOV2022 148475    36.1N  120.1W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 28NOV2022 12:55:06  37.3N  120.0W Md=2.4  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 25NOV2022 148474    39.1N  119.6W 2.5-4.8 BBAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 28NOV2022 15:16:08  38.6N  122.4W Md=2.2  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 28NOV2022 10:07:31  38.8N  122.8W Md=2.2  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 29NOV2022 06:34:31  38.8N  122.8W MD=2.1  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 29NOV2022 00:35:24  38.4N  122.6W Md=2.0  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 26NOV2022 148479    38.9N  122.8W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 28NOV2022 12:32:53  39.8N  123.2W Md=2.3  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 25NOV2022 148480    39.2N  123.1W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 29NOV2022 03:46:12  40.5N  125.9W Ml=3.1  EMSC   OFF COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORN

P: 24NOV2022 148565    40.5N  125.8W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.1 in Off the coast of Northern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern California in McKinleyville.

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 29NOV2022 00:17:46  50.1N  177.5W ml=3.5  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P: 28NOV2022 148584    51.6N  177.6W 3.5-5.3 ABAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O: 28NOV2022 08:46:04  68.7N  147.3W ml=3.0  EMSC   NORTHERN ALASKA              

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

No events of M>=2 were located in the northwestern U.S. or western Canada today.

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 28NOV2022 18:59:23  31.6N  104.1W ML=3.5  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 28NOV2022 20:57:18  31.6N  104.0W ML=2.3  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 28NOV2022 22:10:14  31.4N  103.7W ML=2.2  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

O: 28NOV2022 13:31:01  31.6N  104.1W ML=2.4  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 30NOV2022 148507    31.6N  103.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 29NOV2022 04:00:54  35.5N   96.8W ML=2.2  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P: 29NOV2022 148526    35.0N   97.0W 2.0-4.2 AAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

O: 28NOV2022 08:40:45  36.5N   89.7W Md=2.1  EMSC   SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI        

P: 23NOV2022 148495    36.0N   89.0W 2.0-3.9 BAAAA  New Madrid area            

P: 30NOV2022 148495    38.0N   90.0W 2.0-3.9 ABAAA  New Madrid area            

 

O: 28NOV2022 22:45:17  38.9N   97.4W mb=2.6  EMSC   KANSAS                       

P: 28NOV2022 148527    39.0N   99.0W 2.0-4.3 AABAA  Southern Plains            

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.6 in Kansas was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Kansas in Solomon and Enterprise.

 

HAWAII

 

O: 28NOV2022 09:32:23  19.4N  155.6W MD=3.2  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 09:43:34  19.4N  155.6W Md=3.0  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 09:56:31  19.4N  155.6W Ml=3.2  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 08:56:26  19.5N  155.6W ML=4.3  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 08:56:25  19.5N  155.6W ML=4.2  ANSS   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 08:59:22  19.5N  155.6W ML=3.2  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 09:04:26  19.5N  155.6W ML=3.2  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 09:09:08  19.5N  155.6W ML=3.7  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 09:10:24  19.5N  155.6W ML=3.7  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 09:51:37  19.5N  155.6W ML=3.7  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 09:51:36  19.5N  155.6W ML=4.1  ANSS   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 29NOV2022 06:59:21  19.5N  155.4W ML=3.6  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 28NOV2022 09:12:21  19.4N  155.6W ML=3.5  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P: 19NOV2022 148175    20.3N  155.1W 4.0-5.6 CAAAA  Hawaii area                

P: 27NOV2022 148457    20.4N  155.1W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Hawaii area                 

 

STRONG EARTHQUAKE IN AZORES JOINS OTHER OCEAN RIDGE ACTIVITY

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 27, 2022

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 5.9 in the Azores, Portugal. It was not reported felt in this area. This is the strongest earthquake in the Azores region within about 250 km of this epicenter in at least 35 years. An M 6.1 occurred about 300 km to the south west of this epicenter on January 4, 2022 and an M 5.9 was located about 250 km to the southwest on November 4, 2009. The strongest earthquake in the past 35 years near 250 km from today's epicenter was an M 5.9 30 years ago on November 30, 1992. Today's event occurred within minutes of local solar midnight and may have been promoted by tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. Forecast 148500 had expected today's event was likely around November 22, 2022 within about 100 km of today's epicenter. This epicenter is located at 142-145 degrees from recent major earthquakes in Tonga and Fiji and was probably promoted by energy from those sources.

 

O: 28NOV2022 02:51:24  37.1N   32.4W Mw=5.9  EMSC   AZORES ISLANDS REGION        

P: 22NOV2022 148500    38.0N   32.0W 4.0-5.7 CAAAA  No. Mid-Atlantic Ridge     

 

The M 5.9 in the Azores was accompanied by a series of moderate earthquake on other ocean ridges today. These were mostly located in the South Pacific with an M 4.9 and 4.7 in different regions near Easter Island; an M 4.7 southeast of Easter Island, and M 5.1 in the South Pacific-Antarctic Ridge and an M 5.0 in the South Sandwich Islands. The M 5.0 in the South Sandwich Islands is located at 103 degrees from Sumatra (M 6.9, November 18) while the M 4.7 southeast of Easter Island is at 103 degrees from the M 7.6 in New Guinea of September 10, 2022. Other earthquakes at these distances from these mainshocks include those in Hawaii, Montana, and the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge. The event in the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge as well as activity in Hawaii (from Panama October 20, 2022) is at the fifth node (72 degrees) from  the Solomon Islands M 7.0 of November 22, 2022 and was likely also promoted by energy from that source. The activity in the Easter Island area is at the sixth node (60 degrees) from recent major earthquakes in Tonga and Fiji. This follows an M 5.6 in the Easter Island area of November 27 as noted in  the previous issues of this summary:

 

 

"The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 5.6 in the Southeast Pacific area near Easter Island. This is the strongest earthquake within  about 200 km of this epicenter since an M 6.0 on May 2, 2018 and prior to that an M 5.8 on November 2, 2013. An M 6.6-6.8 on July 12, 2022 occurred about 350 km northwest of this epicenter.  Today's event was not reported felt in this remote area. Forecast 148647 had expected enhanced seismicity in this area was likely around November 27. This epicenter is at the sixth node (60 degrees) from the M 7.0 in Fiji of November 12, 2022 and may have been promoted by energy from that source." (November 26-27, 2022)

 

O: 27NOV2022 21:04:16  22.4S  113.1W mb=4.9  EMSC   EASTER ISLAND REGION         

P: 27NOV2022 148647    24.0S  115.0W 4.0-5.5 ABBAA  So. East Pacific Rise      

 

O: 27NOV2022 23:40:49  25.2S  112.6W mb=4.7  EMSC   EASTER ISLAND REGION          

P: 27NOV2022 148647    24.0S  115.0W 4.0-5.5 ABBAA  So. East Pacific Rise      

 

O: 27NOV2022 09:14:55  35.9S  101.9W mb=4.7  EMSC   SOUTHEAST OF EASTER ISLAND   

 

O: 27NOV2022 14:04:14  55.3S  128.4W mb=5.1  EMSC   PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE       

 

O: 27NOV2022 18:07:40  59.2S   25.8W mb=5.0  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 23NOV2022 148676    59.0S   26.0W 4.0-5.8 BAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 4.9 in the central Andreanof Islands, Alaska. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity II in Adak, Alaska. This continues enhanced seismicity in this region as was expected with the new moon in previous issues of this summary:

 

"The new moon arrived on November 23, 2022 at 22:57 UT. Like the full moon of November 8, areas most subject to seismic effects of strong associated tidal stresses are in Europe (near local solar midnight) and the Southwest Pacific and the central Aleutians and Hawaii which will be near local solar noon at the time of this New Moon. The seismic flow anticipated for the full moon is therefore reinstated for this new moon. Anticipated seismicity however is expected to be less with this new moon than with the previous full moon. The tidal forecast for the full moon had read: The full moon will arrive November 8, 2022 at 11:02 UT.  This is a total lunar eclipse which will be visible in portions of Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the Americas. The maximum eclipse will be visible at about 15N 165W - west of the island of Hawaii. but the full eclipse will be visible throughout the South Pacific and Indonesia. Longitudes which are near local solar noon at the peak of this eclipse are near 15 East while those at local solar midnight are near 165 West. In the east these include areas of central Europe including Mt. Etna and Stromboli in Italy and the areas of Iceland and the Reykjanes Ridge in the north Atlantic and portions of Greece and in the west the central Aleutians and Hawaii. Regions in the southern Hemisphere including Tonga, Samoa, New Zealand and Fiji and the South Sandwich Islands in the South Atlantic may also see tidal enhancement. These regions may see significant seismic enhancements with this new moon. Other areas where fluids are involved in seismicity may also see increased seismicity near local solar noon or midnight. The chances of a tidally-related strong to major earthquake during the next week is considered to be high as with the previous solar eclipse of October 25, 2022." (November 20-27, 2022)

 

Similar earthquakes of M 4.1 and 4.3 occurred on November 25 in the Andreanof Islands and had been commented on in this summary at the time as:

 

 

"Moderate earthquakes of M 4.3 and 4.1 also continued the upsurge in seismicity in the Andreanof Islands. The M 4.3 in the western Andreanof Islands is the largest since an M 4.5 near this epicenter on November 13, 2022. A series of events including an M 5.1 occurred near the epicenter of the M 4.1 today in late October and early November, 2022. Forecast 148583 and 148584 had expected today's activity within about 100 km was likely around November 23-25. The M 4.1 in the eastern Andreanof Islands occurred within minutes of local solar noon and was probably promoted by high tidal stresses which maximize near this hour." (November 26, 2022)

 

The last earthquake of M>=4.9 in the Andreanof Islands occurred with the full moon on November 7 with M 5.1. Forecast 148584 had expected enhanced seismicity within about 50 km of this epicenter in the Andreanof Islands was likely around November 23-28.

 

O: 27NOV2022 19:55:02  52.2N  175.9W mb=4.9  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P: 23NOV2022 148584    51.9N  176.0W 3.5-4.9 BAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

P: 28NOV2022 148584    51.6N  177.6W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

Aftershocks also continued in the sequence off the coast of Baja and southern California. As was the case yesterday, this included events of M 4.0 and 4.1 today. This was noted in the previous issue of this summary as:

 

 

"Aftershocks also continued in the area off the coast of Baja California today. These follow the M 6.2 in the area of November 22. The largest earthquakes in the area today were of M 3.9 and occurred within minutes of local solar noon, a time when they could have been promoted by strong tidal stresses. Forecast 148510 had expected this activity was likely around November 24." (November 26-27, 2022)

 

O: 27NOV2022 10:24:33  30.5N  116.4W ML=3.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 27NOV2022 12:06:54  30.5N  116.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 27NOV2022 09:39:02  30.6N  116.4W ML=3.9  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 27NOV2022 21:45:13  30.6N  116.3W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 27NOV2022 10:05:48  30.7N  116.2W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 27NOV2022 10:47:47  30.7N  116.3W ML=3.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 27NOV2022 11:58:59  30.7N  116.2W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 27NOV2022 22:53:15  30.7N  116.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 BAAAA  So. California             

 

The imminent eruption of Mauna Loa in Hawaii is likely in the next several days. This volcano has shown signs of this eruption for weeks but is located at significant nodal positions from recent major earthquakes which may tip the balance in the eruption. These include the series of earthquakes in Tonga and Fiji of November 9-12, 2022 (52 degree - node 7); the Solomon Island of November 22, 2022 (also 52 degrees - node 7); Michoacan, Mexico (52 degrees - node 7),

Sumatra of M 6.9 November 18 (103 degrees - node 7) all of these at node 7 can see their energy constructively interfere in Hawaii especially with the new moon influence. Hawaii is also at the fifth node (72 degrees) from Panama where an M 6.9 occurred on October 20, 2022 and near the sixth node (60 degrees) from the M 7.6 in New Guinea of September 10, 2022.

OTHER GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY

 

For most events there are two listings. The first line is the observed event starting with "O:" for Observed. There follows the date, month and year, the time in UT hours:minutes:seconds, the latitude and longitude, the given magnitude and the reporting agency followed by the geographic location. The second line starts with "P:" This is the forecast event as forecast in our summaries normally more than a month in advance. Magnitudes may vary in response to updated seismic watches and daily variations due to tidal and other influences. This line has the forecast date, month and year, the forecast number, latitude, longitude and forecast magnitude range.  This is followed by a comparison between the forecast and the event. The comparison includes letters A-D. The first is number of days difference from predicted (A:up to 2, B3-5; C:6-10; D:more than 10), Difference in latitude (A:up to 1 degree; B:1-2 degrees; C:2-4 degrees; D:more than 4 degrees); longitude (same comparison as with latitude); magnitude (A: within forecast range; B: higher than forecast range; C: lower than forecast range; D: no comparison possible). The last letter is a stand in for a future comparison which needs to be done statistically after a large number of forecasts have been made. In previous data, an excellent match is generally AAAAA; a good match as one or two B's; a fair match has several B's and C's and a poor match is one which contains a number of C's or D's. 

 

ASIA

 

O: 27NOV2022 22:59:04  25.5N  122.2E mb=4.3  EMSC   TAIWAN REGION                

P: 28NOV2022 148463    25.0N  124.0E 4.0-5.4 AABAA  Ryukyu Islands              

 

O: 28NOV2022 05:00:30  26.9N   87.3E ML=4.0  EMSC   NEPAL-INDIA BORDER REGION    

P: 25NOV2022 148534    30.0N   88.0E 3.8-5.4 BCAAA  Xizang                     

 

O: 27NOV2022 19:58:43  39.7N   74.3E mb=4.9  EMSC   SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA     

P: 25NOV2022 148548    40.0N   75.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Kirgizstan/Xinjiang        

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.9 in Xinjiang, China was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of  Os, Kyrgyzstan.

 

O: 27NOV2022 20:34:27  42.4N   70.5E mb=4.2  EMSC   CENTRAL KAZAKHSTAN           

P: 26NOV2022 148487    39.0N   72.0E 3.8-5.4 ACAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

O: 27NOV2022 10:53:28  55.7N  162.7E mb=4.7  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA 

P: 25NOV2022 148588    56.0N  162.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  E. of Kamchatka            

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 27NOV2022 11:37:28   1.6S  100.0E mb=4.5  EMSC   KEP. MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESI

P: 26NOV2022 148400     0.0N   99.0E 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  So. Sumatera               

 

O: 27NOV2022 16:12:29   2.6S  142.2E ML=4.5  EMSC   NEAR N COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PN

P: 21NOV2022 148422     3.0S  139.0E 4.0-5.4 CACAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O: 28NOV2022 06:59:36   5.4S  102.4E ML=4.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA  

P: 25NOV2022 148417     7.0S  104.0E 4.0-5.6 BBBAA  So. of Sumatera            

 

O: 27NOV2022 09:32:37   7.7S  127.8E mb=4.2  EMSC   KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESI

P: 28NOV2022 148403     8.0S  129.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Banda Sea                  

 

O: 28NOV2022 06:21:53   9.6S  117.9E ML=4.3  EMSC   SUMBAWA REGION, INDONESIA    

P: 24NOV2022 148632    10.0S  116.0E 4.0-5.4 BABAA  Sumbawa Island area        

 

O: 28NOV2022 06:12:57  13.5N  120.6E ML=4.3  EMSC   MINDORO, PHILIPPINES         

P: 25NOV2022 148435    13.0N  121.0E 3.5-4.9 BAAAA  Luzon, Philippines         

 

O: 27NOV2022 12:31:50  19.1N  120.8E mb=4.5  EMSC   BABUYAN ISL REGION, PHILIPPINE

P: 30NOV2022 148437    18.0N  120.0E 3.5-4.9 BBAAA  Luzon, Philippines         

 

O: 27NOV2022 20:52:01  21.5N  144.1E mb=5.0  EMSC   MARIANA ISLANDS REGION        

P: 23NOV2022 148468    21.0N  147.0E 4.0-5.5 BACAA  Volcano Islands            

 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 27NOV2022 17:34:20   1.9S   81.4W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFF COAST OF ECUADOR         

P: 27NOV2022 148406     1.0S   81.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Ecuador                    

 

O: 27NOV2022 20:12:07   9.1S   79.3W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFF COAST OF NORTHERN PERU   

P: 22NOV2022 148413     9.0S   80.0W 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  No. Peru                   

 

O: 27NOV2022 11:08:56  11.7N   86.8W ML=4.2  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA

O: 27NOV2022 08:32:38  11.7N   86.8W mb=5.0  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA      

P: 24NOV2022 148443    13.0N   87.0W 3.5-5.5 BBAAA  Nicaragua                  

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.0 in Nicaragua was felt with intensity IV in the area(s) of Nicaragua in La Concepcion, Ticuantepe and II-III in El Rosario, Jinotepe, San Marcos, Masatepe, Ciudad Sandino, Managua, Leon and Tola Rivas.

 

O: 27NOV2022 09:48:42  15.6N   98.0W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

P: 28NOV2022 148446    15.0N   97.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 28NOV2022 03:42:03  17.4N   95.3W ML=4.2  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO               

P: 21NOV2022 148429    17.0N   95.0W 3.5-5.5 CAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

P: 30NOV2022 148446    16.0N   96.0W 3.5-5.1 ABAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 27NOV2022 10:09:32  17.7N  105.6W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFF COAST OF JALISCO, MEXICO 

P: 24NOV2022 148440    19.0N  105.0W 3.5-5.3 BBAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

O: 28NOV2022 06:40:25  18.1N   71.5W ML=3.3  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC           

P: 26NOV2022 148453    20.0N   71.0W 3.0-4.6 ABAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O: 27NOV2022 17:24:45  19.0N   65.5W Md=3.5  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

O: 27NOV2022 20:19:54  19.1N   65.5W Md=3.6  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P: 29NOV2022 148434    19.0N   65.0W 3.0-4.9 AAAAA  Leeward Islands            

 

O: 28NOV2022 05:25:01  24.1S   67.1W mb=4.1  EMSC   SALTA, ARGENTINA             

P: 25NOV2022 148640    24.0S   68.0W 4.0-5.8 BAAAA  Argentina                  

 

O: 27NOV2022 15:29:38  34.7S   71.8W mb=4.1  EMSC   LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE  

P: 22NOV2022 148657    34.0S   73.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Central Chile              

P: 27NOV2022 148657    35.0S   70.0W 4.0-5.6 AABAA  Central Chile              

 

O: 27NOV2022 17:52:12  19.1N  155.5W ML=3.0  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

O: 27NOV2022 13:14:23  19.3N  155.5W ML=3.2  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P: 24NOV2022 148457    19.3N  155.3W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Hawaii area                 

 

O: 28NOV2022 03:00:03  19.8N   71.4W ML=3.0  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC           

P: 26NOV2022 148453    20.0N   71.0W 3.0-4.6 AAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 27NOV2022 11:53:21  63.6N   19.2W ML=3.4  EMSC   ICELAND                      

P: 29NOV2022 148610    63.0N   23.0W 3.0-4.9 AABAA  Iceland area               

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Europe today.

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 28NOV2022 03:39:13  15.7S  168.1E mb=4.9  EMSC   VANUATU                      

P: 27NOV2022 148623    14.0S  172.0E 4.0-5.4 ABCAA  Fiji Islands               

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in the Southwest Pacific region today.

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 27NOV2022 21:04:16  22.4S  113.1W mb=4.9  EMSC   EASTER ISLAND REGION         

P: 27NOV2022 148647    24.0S  115.0W 4.0-5.5 ABBAA  So. East Pacific Rise      

 

O: 27NOV2022 23:40:49  25.2S  112.6W mb=4.7  EMSC   EASTER ISLAND REGION         

P: 27NOV2022 148647    24.0S  115.0W 4.0-5.5 ABBAA  So. East Pacific Rise      

 

O: 27NOV2022 09:14:55  35.9S  101.9W mb=4.7  EMSC   SOUTHEAST OF EASTER ISLAND   

 

O: 28NOV2022 02:51:24  37.1N   32.4W Mw=5.9  EMSC   AZORES ISLANDS REGION        

P: 22NOV2022 148500    38.0N   32.0W 4.0-5.7 CAAAA  No. Mid-Atlantic Ridge     

 

O: 27NOV2022 14:04:14  55.3S  128.4W mb=5.1  EMSC   PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE      

 

O: 27NOV2022 18:07:40  59.2S   25.8W mb=5.0  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 23NOV2022 148676    59.0S   26.0W 4.0-5.8 BAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 27NOV2022 10:32:22  31.3S  178.9W mb=5.1  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION

O: 28NOV2022 02:56:38  31.2S  178.9W mb=5.0  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P: 27NOV2022 148660    30.0S  178.0W 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  No. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 27NOV2022 20:53:07  37.4S  176.6E mb=4.2  EMSC   NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND  

O: 27NOV2022 20:53:11  37.3S  176.7E MS=4.7  GEONET Felt with light intensity

P: 23NOV2022 148661    38.0S  176.0E 3.0-4.5 BAAAA  North Island, N.Z.         

 

GEONET reported this earthquake was felt with light intensity in the area northeast of Rotorua. This earthquake was felt with light to moderate intensity throughout most of North Island. 53 responded with felt information for this earthquake including 47 who felt it with weak intensity and 6 with light shaking;  0 moderate; 0 strong; 0 severe and 0 extreme.

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 27NOV2022 21:40:45  41.2N  142.9E mb=4.6  EMSC   HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION       

P: 24NOV2022 148542    41.0N  141.0E 3.5-5.4 BABAA  Hokkaido, Japan            

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

 

O: 27NOV2022 10:24:33  30.5N  116.4W ML=3.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 27NOV2022 12:06:54  30.5N  116.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 27NOV2022 09:39:02  30.6N  116.4W ML=3.9  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 27NOV2022 21:45:13  30.6N  116.3W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 27NOV2022 10:05:48  30.7N  116.2W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 27NOV2022 10:47:47  30.7N  116.3W ML=3.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 27NOV2022 11:58:59  30.7N  116.2W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 27NOV2022 22:53:15  30.7N  116.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 BAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 27NOV2022 19:53:59  31.5N  115.6W ML=3.4  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 27NOV2022 22:19:01  31.5N  115.6W ML=3.5  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 27NOV2022 22:23:15  31.5N  115.7W ML=3.4  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P: 30NOV2022 148511    32.0N  117.4W 2.5-4.8 BABAA  So. California             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.6 in Southern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern California in Calexico, Calimesa and Riverside.

 

O: 27NOV2022 12:33:11  36.0N  121.6W Md=2.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA  

P: 23NOV2022 148505    35.6N  121.3W 2.5-5.1 BAAAA  Off So. California          

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 27NOV2022 19:55:02  52.2N  175.9W mb=4.9  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P: 23NOV2022 148584    51.9N  176.0W 3.5-4.9 BAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

P: 28NOV2022 148584    51.6N  177.6W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O: 28NOV2022 00:06:01  53.5N  163.5W mb=3.6  EMSC   UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA 

P: 29NOV2022 148601    54.5N  163.5W 3.5-5.2 AAAAA  Unimak Islands, Aleutians  

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 27NOV2022 18:17:24  50.3N  130.0W MB=3.1  ECAN of Port Alice, BC              

P: 25NOV2022 148586    50.3N  130.2W 3.0-4.9 AAAAA  British Colombia           

 

O: 27NOV2022 07:37:40  48.7N  119.6W ML=2.5  EMSC   WASHINGTON                   

P: 27NOV2022 148579    47.7N  120.3W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Washington state, U.S.     

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 27NOV2022 10:08:57  47.0N  112.8W ML=2.2  EMSC   WESTERN MONTANA              

P: 24NOV2022 148553    45.7N  112.1W 2.0-4.1 BBAAA  Montana/Idaho              

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 26NOV2022 18:03:22  48.8N   68.2W MB=2.3  ECAN of Mont-Joli, QC               

P: 25NOV2022 148551    49.3N   67.5W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Maine                      

 

O: 27NOV2022 08:08:51  35.3N   98.0W ML=2.1  EMSC   OKLAHOMA

O: 27NOV2022 21:42:14  35.3N   98.0W ML=2.4  EMSC   OKLAHOMA

O: 28NOV2022 02:33:36  35.3N   98.0W ML=2.9  EMSC   OKLAHOMA

O: 27NOV2022 15:29:25  34.5N   97.2W ML=2.0  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P: 26NOV2022 148525    35.0N   97.0W 2.0-4.3 AAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.9 in Oklahoma was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Oklahoma in Minco, Union Citt, Tuttle, Binger, Anadarko, Mustang, El Reno, Lookeba and Cement.

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.

 

MODERATE AFTERSHOCK IN DUCZE, TURKEY

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 26, 2022

 

 

An aftershock of M 4.7 was widely felt in the area of Duzce, Turkey today. This  follows the M 6.2 in the area of November 22, 2022. NEIC reported today's aftershocks were felt with intensity IV in Duzce, and Bolu, Turkey with intensity II-III in Mudurnu, Adapazan, Sakarya, Ismit, Kocaeli, Sile, Istanbul and Eskisehir. When the mainshock occurred this summary noted:

 

 

"The event in Turkey of M 6.1 was widely felt and caused minor damage in the area as far as Istanbul and Ankara. This included damage to a courthouse in Duzce and the collapse of a two-story shop.  It was centered near the town of Golkaya, Duzce, Turkey. News reports indicated there was damage to buildings and widespread panic. At least 68 were injured, several seriously,  in this quake, many while fleeing from or jumping from balconies or windows in their residences. A number of aftershocks were reported with the largest to date an M 4.3 Damage was probably mitigated because up to 80% of structures were refitted following the M 8.0 in August, 1999 which killed more than 17,000 and a subsequent earthquake on November 12, 1999 which killed more than 800 in the Ducze area.

 

The mainshock of M 6.1 was reported by NEIC to have been felt with maximum

intensity VII in Duzce and Akcokoca, Bolu, Turkey and VI in Sakarya at Hendek, Kocaali, V in Karasu, Adapazan, and Bolu; IV in Ankara, Istanbul, Karabuk, Bursa, Kutahya, Bilecik, Kocaeli, Eskisehir,  Akyazi and Alapli, Zonguldak and lesser shaking in many other areas of Turkey. Unconfirmed reports of shaking came from England, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Romania, and Serbia and Montenegro. NEIC reported the M 4.5 aftershock was felt with intensity IV in Istanbul and II-III in Adapazan, Karabuk, Bursa and Ankara, Turkey. The last earthquake within about 250 km of this epicenter in Western Turkey with equal or larger magnitude was an M 6.2 about 200 km south of this epicenter on February 3, 2002. Closer earthquakes hit the area with M 7.8 on August 17, 1999 with a total solar eclipse and again within about 25 km of today's epicenter as an M 7.3 on November 12, 1999.  These were the only such earthquakes in this region in the past 35 years at least. Forecast 148563 had expected today's event within about 25 km was likely around November 24. These epicenters are around 144 degrees from the recent major earthquakes in Fiji and Tonga and this activity in Turkey was probably promoted by energy from those sources. And, like recent earthquakes in the Solomon Islands it is located near 103 degrees from the M 7.6 in Michoacan, Mexico of September 19, 2022 and  the M 6.8 south of Panama of October 20, 2022 and was likely associated with energy from those sources." (November 22-23, 2022)

 

Forecast 148563 had expected this activity in Turkey was likely around November 24-28 within about 25 km of this epicenter.  This activity is at 103 degrees from the M 7.0 in South of Panama October 20, 2022 and was probably promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 27NOV2022 03:57:45  40.9N   31.1E ML=4.7  EMSC   WESTERN TURKEY               

P: 24NOV2022 148563    41.0N   31.0E 3.5-5.3 BAAAA  No. Turkey/Black Sea       

P: 28NOV2022 148563    41.0N   33.0E 3.5-5.3 AABAA  No. Turkey/Black Sea       

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 5.6 in the Southeast Pacific area near Easter Island. This is the strongest earthquake within  about 200 km of this epicenter since an M 6.0 on May 2, 2018 and prior to that an M 5.8 on November 2, 2013. An M 6.6-6.8 on July 12, 2022 occurred about 350 km northwest of this epicenter.  Today's event was not reported felt in this remote area. Forecast 148647 had expected enhanced seismicity in this area was likely around November 27. This epicenter is at the sixth node (60 degrees) from the M 7.0 in Fiji of November 12, 2022 and may have been promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 27NOV2022 02:50:54  24.8S  112.5W Mw=5.6  EMSC   EASTER ISLAND REGION         

P: 27NOV2022 148647    24.0S  115.0W 4.0-5.5 AACAA  So. East Pacific Rise      

 

An earthquake of M 5.4 also occurred in the northern Kuril Islands today. A foreshock of M 5.0 occurred half a day earlier. Neither of these events were reported felt in this remote area. The last earthquake of equal or larger magnitude within about 200 km of these epicenters was an M 5.4 on May 16, 2022 but the last of stronger magnitude was an M 6.0 on August 24, 2021 and an M 6.5 on October 10, 2018. Forecast 148591 had expected today's activity within  about 50 km was likely around November 25. Like the events in Ducze, Turkey today, this activity is at 103 degrees from the M 7.0 in South of Panama October 20, 2022 and was probably promoted by energy from that source. It is also at the sixth node (60 degrees) from the M 7.0 in the Solomon Islands of November 22, 2022 and the fifth node (72 degrees) from the M 6.9 in Sumatra of November 18, 2022. These may have also affected this epicenter at this time.

 

O: 27NOV2022 04:59:53  49.7N  155.3E Mw=5.4  EMSC   KURIL ISLANDS

O: 26NOV2022 18:44:05  49.4N  155.6E mb=5.0  EMSC   KURIL ISLANDS                

P: 25NOV2022 148591    50.0N  156.0E 4.0-5.9 AAAAA  Kamchatka                  

 

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 3.7 in the Gulf of Alaska. This is the largest earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska within about  150 km of this epicenter since an M 4.4 about 150 km southeast of this epicenter on July 15, 2022. Today's earthquake had been forecast to occur around November 24 (forecast 148612).

 

O: 26NOV2022 12:11:26  57.0N  149.6W ml=3.7  EMSC   GULF OF ALASKA               

P: 24NOV2022 148612    55.0N  149.0W 3.0-4.7 ABAAA  Northern Alaska            

 

Aftershocks also continued in the area off the coast of Baja California today. These follow the M 6.2 in the area of November 22. The largest earthquakes in the area today were of M 3.9 and occurred within minutes of local solar noon, a time when they could have been promoted by strong tidal stresses. Forecast 148510 had expected this activity was likely around November 24.

 

O: 26NOV2022 10:07:18  30.5N  116.3W ML=3.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 22:56:15  30.5N  116.3W ML=3.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 09:45:22  30.6N  116.3W ML=3.3  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 19:09:34  30.6N  116.4W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 19:14:55  30.6N  116.4W ML=3.9  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 20:16:24  30.7N  116.3W ML=3.3  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 20:17:51  30.7N  116.2W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 20:18:56  30.7N  116.2W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 21:37:49  30.7N  116.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 22:33:41  30.7N  116.5W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 19:48:58  30.8N  116.2W ML=3.3  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 19:27:27  30.4N  116.1W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 ABAAA  So. California             

 

OTHER GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY

 

For most events there are two listings. The first line is the observed event starting with "O:" for Observed. There follows the date, month and year, the time in UT hours:minutes:seconds, the latitude and longitude, the given magnitude and the reporting agency followed by the geographic location. The second line starts with "P:" This is the forecast event as forecast in our summaries normally more than a month in advance. Magnitudes may vary in response to updated seismic watches and daily variations due to tidal and other influences. This line has the forecast date, month and year, the forecast number, latitude, longitude and forecast magnitude range.  This is followed by a comparison between the forecast and the event. The comparison includes letters A-D. The first is number of days difference from predicted (A:up to 2, B3-5; C:6-10; D:more than 10), Difference in latitude (A:up to 1 degree; B:1-2 degrees; C:2-4 degrees; D:more than 4 degrees); longitude (same comparison as with latitude); magnitude (A: within forecast range; B: higher than forecast range; C: lower than forecast range; D: no comparison possible). The last letter is a stand in for a future comparison which needs to be done statistically after a large number of forecasts have been made. In previous data, an excellent match is generally AAAAA; a good match as one or two B's; a fair match has several B's and C's and a poor match is one which contains a number of C's or D's. 

 

ASIA

 

O: 26NOV2022 17:38:04  23.9N  121.6E ML=5.5  TAI    Hualien, Taiwan              

O: 26NOV2022 17:38:03  23.8N  121.8E mb=5.1  EMSC   TAIWAN

O: 26NOV2022 19:09:52  24.1N  122.3E Mw=4.3  EMSC   TAIWAN REGION

P: 29NOV2022 148467    24.0N  121.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Taiwan                     

 

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.1 in Taiwan was felt with intensity IV in the area(s) of Hualien, Taiwan with II-III shaking in Taichung, Taipei, and Taoyuan. 

CWB reported this earthquake was felt with intensity IV in Hualien and Nantou; III in Yilan, Taichung, Changhua, Taitung, Yunlin; II in Kaohsiung, Taipei, Chiayi, Miaoli, Taoyuan and Hsinchu an dI in Tainan, Penghu and Pingtung Counties, Taiwan.

 

O: 26NOV2022 16:52:56  40.8N   66.2E mb=4.1  EMSC   EASTERN UZBEKISTAN           

P: 26NOV2022 148487    39.0N   72.0E 3.8-5.4 ABCAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

O: 26NOV2022 08:28:10  55.4N  162.8E mb=4.3  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA 

P: 25NOV2022 148588    56.0N  162.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  E. of Kamchatka            

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Asia today.

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 26NOV2022 19:31:54   1.7S  136.4E mb=4.3  EMSC   BIAK REGION, INDONESIA       

P: 29NOV2022 148421     3.0S  136.0E 4.0-5.4 BBAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O: 27NOV2022 00:45:25   2.0N   96.5E ML=4.1  EMSC   NIAS REGION, INDONESIA       

P: 19NOV2022 148117     3.0N   96.0E 4.0-5.5 CAAAA  Nicobar Islands            

 

O: 26NOV2022 09:59:36   3.2S  130.6E mb=4.1  EMSC   SERAM, INDONESIA             

P: 23NOV2022 148423     5.0S  130.0E 4.0-5.5 BBAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O: 26NOV2022 21:11:15   5.8N  126.5E ML=3.0  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES        

P: 29NOV2022 148398     5.0N  126.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O: 26NOV2022 22:39:20   5.9S  130.5E mb=5.1  EMSC   BANDA SEA                    

P: 26NOV2022 148423     6.0S  130.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O: 26NOV2022 11:43:36   6.9S  105.6E ML=4.1  EMSC   SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA      

P: 27NOV2022 148415     7.0S  106.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  So. of Java                

 

O: 27NOV2022 02:10:54   8.1S  108.2E mb=4.6  EMSC   JAVA, INDONESIA              

P: 28NOV2022 148631    10.0S  107.0E 4.0-5.4 ABBAA  So. of Java                

 

O: 26NOV2022 20:24:36   9.1N  126.3E mb=4.6  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

O: 27NOV2022 04:43:26   9.4N  126.4E Mw=4.9  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES        

P: 27NOV2022 148396     7.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.8 ACAAA  Halmahera                  

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.1 in Mindanao, Philippines was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Mindanao, Philippines in Maygatasan, Caraga.

 

O: 26NOV2022 13:10:11  17.1N  147.1E mb=4.9  EMSC   MARIANA ISLANDS REGION       

P: 25NOV2022 148444    19.0N  147.0E 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  No. Marianas               

 

O: 26NOV2022 20:27:18  17.2N  120.7E ML=4.2  EMSC   LUZON, PHILIPPINES           

P: 23NOV2022 148437    17.0N  120.0E 3.5-4.9 BAAAA  Luzon, Philippines          

 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 27NOV2022 04:28:05  10.9N   86.5W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFF COAST OF COSTA RICA      

P: 30NOV2022 148442    10.0N   86.0W 3.5-5.8 BAAAA  Nicaragua                  

 

O: 26NOV2022 22:58:28  15.7N   98.0W ML=4.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

P: 24NOV2022 148447    16.0N   98.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 26NOV2022 10:44:54  15.9N   95.2W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

P: 30NOV2022 148446    16.0N   96.0W 3.5-5.1 BAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 26NOV2022 11:35:18  16.0N   93.8W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO     

P: 28NOV2022 148428    16.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 26NOV2022 10:01:01  16.0N   95.1W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

P: 30NOV2022 148446    16.0N   96.0W 3.5-5.1 AABAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 27NOV2022 02:29:32  15.7N   98.0W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 11:57:49  16.2N   97.4W ML=4.0  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO               

P: 24NOV2022 148447    16.0N   98.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 27NOV2022 05:15:46  16.9N  100.1W ML=4.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO    

P: 27NOV2022 148447    17.0N   99.0W 3.5-5.5 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 27NOV2022 01:40:17  17.2N   94.9W ML=4.2  EMSC   VERACRUZ, MEXICO             

P: 24NOV2022 148429    16.0N   94.0W 3.5-5.1 BBAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 26NOV2022 12:32:54  18.2N  103.8W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE MICHOACAN, MEXICO   

P: 29NOV2022 148440    19.0N  103.0W 3.5-5.2 BAAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

O: 26NOV2022 19:21:58  18.3N   69.4W ML=3.1  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P: 26NOV2022 148448    18.0N   69.0W 3.4-5.1 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 26NOV2022 10:34:26  18.5N  103.7W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE MICHOACAN, MEXICO   

P: 29NOV2022 148440    19.0N  103.0W 3.5-5.2 BAAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

O: 26NOV2022 16:01:33  18.7N   73.6W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P: 25NOV2022 148453    20.0N   74.0W 3.0-4.6 ABAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O: 26NOV2022 09:17:19  18.8N  107.1W ML=4.2  EMSC   OFF COAST OF JALISCO, MEXICO 

P: 27NOV2022 148431    19.0N  107.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Coast of Jalisco, Mexico   

 

O: 27NOV2022 05:02:41  18.9N   64.9W Md=3.2  EMSC   VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION        

P: 29NOV2022 148434    19.0N   65.0W 3.0-4.9 AAAAA  Leeward Islands            

 

O: 26NOV2022 19:25:20  18.9N   67.2W Md=3.2  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P: 27NOV2022 148448    19.0N   67.0W 3.4-5.3 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 26NOV2022 18:48:46  19.1N   73.3W ML=3.0  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P: 25NOV2022 148453    20.0N   74.0W 3.0-4.6 AAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O: 27NOV2022 01:27:19  19.2N   68.0W Md=4.0  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P: 27NOV2022 148452    20.0N   68.0W 3.0-4.6 AAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O: 26NOV2022 09:40:28  22.5S   69.1W mb=4.7  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE           

P: 25NOV2022 148640    24.0S   68.0W 4.0-5.8 ABAAA  Argentina                   

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.7 in Antofagasta, Chile was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Antofagasta, Chile in Calama.

 

O: 27NOV2022 04:08:47  24.3S   67.3W Mw=4.2  EMSC   SALTA, ARGENTINA             

O: 26NOV2022 15:11:25  24.6S   68.8W mb=4.1  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE

P: 25NOV2022 148640    24.0S   68.0W 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  Argentina                  

 

O: 27NOV2022 00:00:53  29.4S   70.6W mb=4.1  EMSC   COQUIMBO, CHILE              

P: 27NOV2022 148659    30.0S   72.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Coast Central Chile        

 

O: 26NOV2022 20:38:40  37.8S   75.1W mb=4.2  EMSC   OFF COAST OF BIO-BIO, CHILE  

P: 23NOV2022 148658    37.0S   74.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Central Chile              

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 26NOV2022 20:09:37  35.3N   27.8E ML=4.4  EMSC   DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE   

P: 26NOV2022 148528    35.0N   28.0E 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Turkey                     

 

O: 27NOV2022 03:57:45  40.9N   31.1E ML=4.7  EMSC   WESTERN TURKEY               

P: 24NOV2022 148563    41.0N   31.0E 3.5-5.3 BAAAA  No. Turkey/Black Sea       

P: 28NOV2022 148563    41.0N   33.0E 3.5-5.3 AABAA  No. Turkey/Black Sea       

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Europe today.

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 27NOV2022 01:59:21  15.9S  167.3E mb=5.0  EMSC   VANUATU                      

P: 23NOV2022 148636    13.0S  167.0E 4.0-5.6 BCAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

O: 26NOV2022 10:36:31  16.6S  173.4W mb=4.6  EMSC   TONGA                        

O: 27NOV2022 01:57:18  17.0S  173.5W mb=5.0  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 28NOV2022 148633    17.0S  173.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 27NOV2022 02:50:54  24.8S  112.5W Mw=5.6  EMSC   EASTER ISLAND REGION         

P: 27NOV2022 148647    24.0S  115.0W 4.0-5.5 AACAA  So. East Pacific Rise      

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 27NOV2022 06:09:16  31.5S  178.8W mb=4.7  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION

O: 27NOV2022 04:44:13  31.3S  178.7W mb=5.1  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P: 27NOV2022 148660    30.0S  178.0W 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  No. Kermadec Islands       

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 26NOV2022 15:17:37  31.2N  138.8E mb=4.5  EMSC   IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION    

P: 25NOV2022 148482    33.0N  137.0E 3.5-4.9 ABBAA  Central/So. Honshu Japan   

 

O: 26NOV2022 17:45:57  32.4N  142.5E mb=4.9  EMSC   IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

O: 26NOV2022 20:00:19  32.3N  142.5E mb=4.9  EMSC   IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION    

P: 25NOV2022 148502    33.0N  142.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Off East Coast Honshu      

 

O: 26NOV2022 12:58:30  37.5N  137.2E ML=4.2  EMSC   NEAR WEST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

P: 29NOV2022 148497    37.0N  139.0E 3.5-5.0 BABAA  No. Honshu, Japan          

 

O: 26NOV2022 08:30:00  42.1N  142.6E mb=4.5  EMSC   HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION       

P: 24NOV2022 148542    41.0N  141.0E 3.5-5.4 ABAAA  Hokkaido, Japan            

 

O: 26NOV2022 16:55:27  44.5N  149.0E mb=4.8  EMSC   KURIL ISLANDS                

P: 29NOV2022 148544    44.0N  149.0E 3.5-5.6 BAAAA  Hokkaido, Japan            

 

O: 27NOV2022 04:59:53  49.7N  155.3E Mw=5.4  EMSC   KURIL ISLANDS

O: 26NOV2022 18:44:05  49.4N  155.6E mb=5.0  EMSC   KURIL ISLANDS                

P: 25NOV2022 148591    50.0N  156.0E 4.0-5.9 AAAAA  Kamchatka                  

 

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 26NOV2022 10:07:18  30.5N  116.3W ML=3.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 22:56:15  30.5N  116.3W ML=3.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 09:45:22  30.6N  116.3W ML=3.3  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 19:09:34  30.6N  116.4W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 19:14:55  30.6N  116.4W ML=3.9  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 20:16:24  30.7N  116.3W ML=3.3  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 20:17:51  30.7N  116.2W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 20:18:56  30.7N  116.2W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 21:37:49  30.7N  116.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 22:33:41  30.7N  116.5W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 19:48:58  30.8N  116.2W ML=3.3  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26NOV2022 19:27:27  30.4N  116.1W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 ABAAA  So. California             

 

O: 26NOV2022 14:40:39  32.3N  116.5W Ml=3.0  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P: 26NOV2022 148513    32.8N  116.0W 2.5-4.7 AAAAA  So. California             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.5 in The Gulf of Catalina, Southern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Catalina, Southern California  in Dana Point, Encinatas, Tustin, Irvine, Anaheim, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Santee and Los Angeles.

 

O: 27NOV2022 06:50:27  35.5N  118.4W Ml=2.1  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 27NOV2022 148518    35.4N  118.5W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 26NOV2022 07:34:42  35.6N  116.9W Ml=2.4  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 25NOV2022 148517    35.1N  117.0W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 26NOV2022 22:16:36  36.8N  121.5W Md=2.4  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 26NOV2022 08:40:44  36.8N  121.3W Md=2.3  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 27NOV2022 148477    36.9N  121.7W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 26NOV2022 18:40:24  37.4N  120.0W Md=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 25NOV2022 148472    37.5N  118.6W 2.5-4.6 AABAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 26NOV2022 07:58:46  37.9N  122.3W Md=2.2  EMSC   SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIF.

P: 27NOV2022 148478    37.8N  122.6W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 26NOV2022 14:37:18  38.0N  118.2W ML=2.5  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P: 23NOV2022 148472    37.8N  118.2W 2.5-4.7 BAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 26NOV2022 15:30:15  38.4N  115.8W ml=2.3  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P: 29NOV2022 148493    37.3N  114.9W 2.5-4.4 BBAAA  Nevada area                

 

O: 26NOV2022 17:21:57  39.0N  123.1W Md=2.0  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 25NOV2022 148480    39.2N  123.1W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 27NOV2022 04:00:15  40.4N  124.6W Md=2.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

P: 23NOV2022 148565    40.2N  124.2W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 26NOV2022 12:11:26  57.0N  149.6W ml=3.7  EMSC   GULF OF ALASKA               

P: 24NOV2022 148612    55.0N  149.0W 3.0-4.7 ABAAA  Northern Alaska            

 

O: 27NOV2022 04:58:43  59.9N  151.9W ML=3.1  EMSC   KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA      

P: 29NOV2022 148606    60.5N  151.5W 3.2-5.5 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.0 in Southern Alaska was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern Alaska in Clam Gulch.

 

O: 26NOV2022 14:08:12  63.1N  150.9W ML=3.4  EMSC   CENTRAL ALASKA               

P: 25NOV2022 148608    62.7N  151.6W 3.2-4.9 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 26NOV2022 21:32:14  42.2N  122.0W ML=2.1  EMSC   OREGON                        

P: 29NOV2022 148569    42.2N  120.3W 2.0-3.9 BABAA  Oregon state, U.S.         

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 26NOV2022 16:07:26  31.7N  104.4W ML=3.0  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 27NOV2022 04:21:03  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.6  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                 

P: 30NOV2022 148507    31.6N  103.6W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 26NOV2022 09:39:14  36.0N   98.0W ML=2.0  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P: 26NOV2022 148525    35.0N   97.0W 2.0-4.3 AAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.

 

MODERATE QUAKE SHAKES VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 25, 2022

 

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 4.9 in the Vancouver, British Columbia area of Canada. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity II-III in British Columbia at Gold River, Ucluelet, Cumberland, Courtnay, Port Alberni, Campbell River, Parksville, Powell River, Port MacNeill and Nanaimo. This earthquake occurred as a strong storm was occurring along the northeastern U.S. - a situation which often gives rise to enhanced seismicity in the Vancouver area. Most moderate earthquakes in this area occur about 200 km  west of today's epicenter. These most recently included an M 5.4 on July 22, 2020 and an M 6.5 on October 22, 2018. The last earthquake within about 150 km of this epicenter with M>=4.8 was an M 5.0 and M 6.6 on April 24, 2014 and an M 4.8 on March 8, 2015. At the time of the event on April 24, 2014, this summary noted in this regard:

 

"... An interesting aspect to the distances relation for this event is that it lies near the 90 degree distance (node 4) from most of the great earthquakes of the past month - New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the events off northern Chile. Constructive interference is a likely triggering influence for this event as well. In addition a strong spring storm was racing up the Atlantic coast of the U.S. at the time of this earthquake in Vancouver. This is a situation very much like that which preceded the M 7.7 in the Queen Charlotte Islands in October, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy did massive damage to the central east coast of the U.S. This summary has documented this relation with strong storms and major earthquakes in  the British Columbia region on many previous occasions." (April 24, 2014)

 

  

Forecast 148578 had expected today's event was likely in the Vancouver Island area around November 24, 2022. This epicenter (like that of an M 5.2 off the coast of Oregon on November 22) is located at the third node (120 degrees) from the M 6.9 in Sumatra of November 18, 2022 and was probably promoted by energy from that source. It is also at the fourth node (see above) from the M 7.0 in the Loyalty Islands of September 14; the M 7.0 in Fiji of November 9, 2022 and the Solomon Islands M 7.0 of November 22, 2022 and may have been promoted by energy from those sources.

 

O: 26NOV2022 03:50:16  49.4N  126.0W Mw=4.9  EMSC   VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGIO

O: 26NOV2022 03:50:16  49.4N  126.0W Mw=4.9  ANSS   VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGIO

O: 26NOV2022 03:50:15  49.3N  126.2W MB=4.8  ECAN of Tofino, BC                  

P: 24NOV2022 148578    48.9N  129.3W 2.8-4.9 AABAA  Vancouver Island area      

 

The strongest seismicity in the world today continued to be aftershocks in the Solomon Islands. The largest of these were an M 5.7 and an M 5.1 felt with intensity V in Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. These events occurred within minutes of local solar midnight and were probably promoted by strong tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. The mainshock of M 7.0 occurred within minutes of local solar noon on November 22, 2022 and with today's events was probably triggered by tidal stresses. Forecast 148625 had expected today's activity was likely around November 24 within about 50 km of these epicenters.

 

O: 25NOV2022 13:24:48   9.8S  159.8E mb=5.1  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 25NOV2022 13:46:52   9.8S  159.8E Mw=5.7  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS              

P: 24NOV2022 148625    10.0S  160.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  No. of Santa Cruz Islands  

 

An M 5.6 also shook the Pagan region of the Northern Mariana Islands today. The only event within this area of the northern Mariana Islands with larger magnitude in the past two years was an M 5.8 on July 8, 2022. This event was also coincident with a strong geomagnetic storm as noted at the time in  this summary:

 

"The strongest earthquakes in the world today were an M 5.8, 5.8 and 5.5 in the northern Mariana Islands in the Pagan region.  This is the strongest earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter since an M 6.2 about 200 km to the west on June 13, 2020. The last of significantly larger magnitude in this region was an M 7.7 on July 29, 2016. Today's activity is near the geomagnetic equator and occurred near local solar noon" (July 9, 2022)

 

Forecast 148444 had expected today's event within about 25 km was likely around

November 25. This activity, like that in Central Honshu, Japan today was at 102 degrees from the M 7.6 in Michoacan, Mexico of September 19, 2022 and was probably promoted by energy from that source. Other recent activity at this distance from Michoacan included the M 7.0 in the Solomon Islands of November 22. It is also at the seventh node - half the 102 degrees at 51 degrees from the M 6.9 in Sumatra and may have been promoted from that source.

 

O: 26NOV2022 06:05:38  18.8N  147.0E Mw=5.6  EMSC   PAGAN REG., N. MARIANA ISLANDS

O: 26NOV2022 06:15:24  18.8N  147.2E mb=5.2  EMSC   MARIANA ISLANDS REGION       

P: 25NOV2022 148444    19.0N  147.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  No. Marianas               

 

A new geomagnetic storm began today. The geomagnetic field saw active conditions today. The AP level was 20.  High latitudes saw minor storm conditions with AP 43. Middle latitudes were  at disturbed conditions with AP 15.  This is the strongest geomagnetic storm since global AP reached 26 on November 3 and is likely to promoted seismicity near the geomagnetic equator and at high latitudes in the next several days.  Earthquakes in Vancouver and Solomon hit as this storm was reaching maximum intensity.

 

Tolls from the earthquake of M 5.6 in Java of November 21, 2022 were provided today by Indonesian authorities. Currently 318 have been confirmed dead with 7729 injured of which 545 suffered from severe injuries, 14 are still missing and more than 73,000 displaced people. Property losses include destruction of major damage to more than 56,000 homes, 3 medical facilities, 16 office buildings, 144 religious facilities and 365 schools. This is one of the worst catastrophies caused by an earthquake in several years. Rescue efforts continue, but it unlikely that any will now be successful in finding more living people. Reconstruction has begun.

 

Moderate earthquakes of M 4.3 and 4.1 also continued the upsurge in seismicity in the Andreanof Islands. The M 4.3 in the western Andreanof Islands is the largest since an M 4.5 near this epicenter on November 13, 2022. A series of events including an M 5.1 occurred near the epicenter of the M 4.1 today in late October and early November, 2022. Forecast 148583 and 148584 had expected today's activity within about 100 km was likely around November 23-25. The M 4.1 in the eastern Andreanof Islands occurred within minutes of local solar noon and was probably promoted by high tidal stresses which maximize near this hour.

 

O: 25NOV2022 07:58:47  51.3N  179.4W mb=4.3  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P: 25NOV2022 148583    51.2N  179.9W 3.5-4.9 AAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O: 25NOV2022 12:17:05  52.0N  174.3W ml=4.1  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P: 23NOV2022 148584    51.9N  176.0W 3.5-4.9 AAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

The series of aftershocks in the area off the coast of Baja California continued today. This series reinvigorated about local solar noon and included an M 4.1 and 4.0. Aftershocks of M>4 have been uncommon in the area since the mainshock of M 6.2 on November 22 and included only events of M 4.5 near local solar noon on November 22 and of  M 4.2 on November 24, 2022. Forecast 148510 had expected this activity was likely around November 24.

 

O: 25NOV2022 07:19:48  30.5N  116.4W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 20:13:02  30.5N  116.4W ML=3.3  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 20:21:57  30.5N  116.4W ML=3.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 20:23:09  30.5N  116.3W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 21:37:04  30.5N  116.4W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 22:47:07  30.5N  116.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 22:58:39  30.5N  116.3W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 23:20:18  30.5N  116.4W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 09:05:01  30.6N  116.5W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 22:05:49  30.6N  116.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 20:14:09  30.8N  116.6W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 10:36:24  30.4N  116.4W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 ABAAA  So. California             

P: 24NOV2022 148510    30.9N  114.3W 2.5-4.8 AABAA  So. California             

 

An earthquake of M 4.5 was felt in the area of Antigua and Barbuda today. This  may be an aftershock of an M 5.1 on September 28, 2022 - the last event of  M>=4.5 in the past year in Antigua and Barbuda. Events of M 4.5 hit the area on October 23 and April 21, 2021. Forecast 148433 had expected this event was likely in the Leeward Islands around November 28.

 

O: 25NOV2022 09:50:38  17.7N   61.0W ML=3.5  EMSC   ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA REGION

O: 25NOV2022 13:48:29  17.7N   61.2W mb=4.5  EMSC   ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA REGION   

P: 28NOV2022 148433    16.0N   61.0W 3.0-5.3 BBAAA  Leeward Islands            

OTHER GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY

 

For most events there are two listings. The first line is the observed event starting with "O:" for Observed. There follows the date, month and year, the time in UT hours:minutes:seconds, the latitude and longitude, the given magnitude and the reporting agency followed by the geographic location. The second line starts with "P:" This is the forecast event as forecast in our summaries normally more than a month in advance. Magnitudes may vary in response to updated seismic watches and daily variations due to tidal and other influences. This line has the forecast date, month and year, the forecast number, latitude, longitude and forecast magnitude range.  This is followed by a comparison between the forecast and the event. The comparison includes letters A-D. The first is number of days difference from predicted (A:up to 2, B3-5; C:6-10; D:more than 10), Difference in latitude (A:up to 1 degree; B:1-2 degrees; C:2-4 degrees; D:more than 4 degrees); longitude (same comparison as with latitude); magnitude (A: within forecast range; B: higher than forecast range; C: lower than forecast range; D: no comparison possible). The last letter is a stand in for a future comparison which needs to be done statistically after a large number of forecasts have been made. In previous data, an excellent match is generally AAAAA; a good match as one or two B's; a fair match has several B's and C's and a poor match is one which contains a number of C's or D's. 

 

ASIA

 

O: 26NOV2022 00:57:03  24.2N  122.3E ML=4.2  TAI    Hualien, Taiwan              

P: 22NOV2022 148467    24.0N  122.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Taiwan                     

 

CWB reported this earthquake was felt with intensity I in Yilan and Hualien Counties, Taiwan.

 

O: 25NOV2022 16:49:28  36.7N   71.0E mb=4.2  EMSC   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

P: 25NOV2022 148487    37.0N   72.0E 3.8-5.6 AAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

O: 25NOV2022 09:29:25  31.5N   57.3E ML=4.1  EMSC   EASTERN IRAN                 

P: 23NOV2022 148465    29.0N   58.0E 3.5-5.1 ACAAA  So. Iran/Persian Gulf      

 

O: 26NOV2022 04:21:34  39.4N   71.5E mb=4.7  EMSC   TAJIKISTAN                   

P: 26NOV2022 148487    39.0N   72.0E 3.8-5.4 AAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

O: 26NOV2022 00:41:33  55.5N  162.5E mb=4.3  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA

O: 25NOV2022 11:28:32  55.8N  162.5E mb=4.5  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA

O: 25NOV2022 23:37:45  55.5N  162.6E mb=5.0  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA 

P: 25NOV2022 148588    56.0N  162.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  E. of Kamchatka            

 

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 26NOV2022 00:10:53   2.3S  102.0E mb=4.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA

O: 25NOV2022 13:25:31   2.9S  101.0E ML=4.4  EMSC   SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA  

P: 16NOV2022 148135     2.0S  100.0E 4.0-5.6 CAAAA  So. of Sumatera            

 

O: 25NOV2022 20:28:49   7.8S  127.7E ML=4.2  EMSC   KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA

O: 26NOV2022 04:37:32   7.2S  129.8E ML=4.3  EMSC   KEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIA   

P: 26NOV2022 148423     6.0S  130.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  West Irian, PNG             

 

O: 25NOV2022 20:15:02  17.8N  120.7E ML=4.1  EMSC   LUZON, PHILIPPINES           

P: 23NOV2022 148437    17.0N  120.0E 3.5-4.9 AAAAA  Luzon, Philippines         

 

O: 26NOV2022 06:05:38  18.8N  147.0E Mw=5.6  EMSC   PAGAN REG., N. MARIANA ISLANDS

O: 26NOV2022 06:15:24  18.8N  147.2E mb=5.2  EMSC   MARIANA ISLANDS REGION       

P: 25NOV2022 148444    19.0N  147.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  No. Marianas               

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

 

O: 25NOV2022 07:19:48  30.5N  116.4W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 20:13:02  30.5N  116.4W ML=3.3  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 20:21:57  30.5N  116.4W ML=3.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 20:23:09  30.5N  116.3W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 21:37:04  30.5N  116.4W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 22:47:07  30.5N  116.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 22:58:39  30.5N  116.3W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 23:20:18  30.5N  116.4W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 09:05:01  30.6N  116.5W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 22:05:49  30.6N  116.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 20:14:09  30.8N  116.6W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 10:36:24  30.4N  116.4W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

O: 25NOV2022 10:36:24  30.4N  116.4W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 ABAAA  So. California             

P: 24NOV2022 148510    30.9N  114.3W 2.5-4.8 AABAA  So. California             

 

O: 25NOV2022 23:01:22   4.0S   78.7W ML=4.1  EMSC   PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION   

P: 19NOV2022 148125     4.0S   80.0W 4.0-5.6 CABAA  Ecuador                    

 

O: 25NOV2022 16:10:09   6.1S   80.7W ML=4.4  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN PERU  

P: 20NOV2022 148131     6.0S   79.0W 4.0-5.4 BABAA  No. Peru                    

 

O: 25NOV2022 07:39:30   8.3S   79.8W ML=4.2  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN PERU  

P: 22NOV2022 148413     9.0S   80.0W 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  No. Peru                   

 

O: 25NOV2022 22:39:06  15.8N   96.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO               

P: 28NOV2022 148446    15.0N   97.0W 3.5-5.3 BAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

 

O: 26NOV2022 02:24:34  18.5N   66.8W Md=3.1  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P: 27NOV2022 148448    19.0N   67.0W 3.4-5.3 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 26NOV2022 05:00:37  19.4N   69.0W Md=4.0  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P: 26NOV2022 148448    18.0N   69.0W 3.4-5.1 ABAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 25NOV2022 18:58:11  19.7N  102.4W ML=4.1  EMSC   MICHOACAN, MEXICO            

P: 29NOV2022 148440    19.0N  103.0W 3.5-5.2 BAAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

 

 

O: 25NOV2022 09:50:38  17.7N   61.0W ML=3.5  EMSC   ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA REGION

O: 25NOV2022 13:48:29  17.7N   61.2W mb=4.5  EMSC   ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA REGION   

P: 28NOV2022 148433    16.0N   61.0W 3.0-5.3 BBAAA  Leeward Islands            

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 25NOV2022 13:50:40  23.3S   22.8E ML=3.3  EMSC   BOTSWANA                     

P: 29NOV2022 148646    26.0S   25.0E 3.0-4.4 BCBAA  Rep. South Africa          

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Europe today.

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 25NOV2022 11:28:13  18.2S  178.1W mb=5.0  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 26NOV2022 148635    19.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

P: 27NOV2022 148634    17.0S  178.0W 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 25NOV2022 13:24:48   9.8S  159.8E mb=5.1  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 25NOV2022 13:46:52   9.8S  159.8E Mw=5.7  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS              

P: 24NOV2022 148625    10.0S  160.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  No. of Santa Cruz Islands  

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 25NOV2022 21:37:29  56.2S   26.9W mb=4.9  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

O: 25NOV2022 23:09:49  56.1S   27.8W mb=5.0  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 25NOV2022 148675    57.0S   27.0W 4.0-6.0 AAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

P: 27NOV2022 148675    56.0S   27.0W 4.0-6.1 AAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 25NOV2022 19:50:26  22.7S  108.8E ML=3.9  EMSC   WEST OF AUSTRALIA            

 

O: 25NOV2022 08:03:16  31.4S  179.7E ML=4.5  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P: 26NOV2022 148666    32.0S  178.0E 4.0-5.6 AABAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 26NOV2022 03:26:30  37.7N  141.7E ML=4.1  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

P: 29NOV2022 148504    37.0N  142.0E 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  Off East Coast Honshu      

 

O: 25NOV2022 07:04:30  34.3N  137.4E mb=4.5  EMSC   NEAR S. COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

P: 25NOV2022 148482    33.0N  137.0E 3.5-4.9 ABAAA  Central/So. Honshu Japan    

 

O: 26NOV2022 05:43:53  27.8N  142.5E mb=4.6  EMSC   BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION  

P: 25NOV2022 148454    27.0N  141.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Bonin Islands              

P: 29NOV2022 148454    28.0N  143.0E 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  Bonin Islands              

 

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 25NOV2022 10:36:24  30.4N  116.4W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 ABAAA  So. California             

P: 24NOV2022 148510    30.9N  114.3W 2.5-4.8 AABAA  So. California             

 

O: 25NOV2022 07:39:14  31.4N  114.5W ML=3.6  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P: 24NOV2022 148510    30.9N  114.3W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 25NOV2022 23:28:46  32.0N  116.2W Ml=2.2  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

O: 25NOV2022 20:02:17  32.4N  116.3W Ml=2.7  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

P: 24NOV2022 148513    32.5N  115.7W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  So. California             

P: 26NOV2022 148513    32.8N  116.0W 2.5-4.7 AAAAA  So. California              

 

O: 25NOV2022 19:37:44  34.0N  117.5W Ml=2.2  EMSC   GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALI

P: 21NOV2022 148516    34.1N  117.4W 2.5-4.7 BAAAA  So. California             

P: 25NOV2022 148514    33.7N  117.5W 2.5-4.7 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 25NOV2022 09:06:01  34.0N  118.4W Ml=2.4  EMSC   GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALI

P: 27NOV2022 148515    34.0N  118.7W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 26NOV2022 01:16:42  36.7N  121.3W ML=2.6  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 26NOV2022 03:15:51  36.7N  121.3W Md=2.7  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 26NOV2022 00:31:50  36.6N  121.3W Md=2.3  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 21NOV2022 148476    36.4N  121.0W 2.5-5.0 BAAAA  Central California         

P: 25NOV2022 148475    36.6N  120.7W 2.5-4.9 AAAAA  Central California         

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.7 in Central California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Central California in Santa Cruz.

 

O: 26NOV2022 06:58:15  39.3N  122.9W Md=2.3  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 25NOV2022 148480    39.2N  123.1W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  Central California         

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 25NOV2022 07:58:47  51.3N  179.4W mb=4.3  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P: 25NOV2022 148583    51.2N  179.9W 3.5-4.9 AAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O: 25NOV2022 12:17:05  52.0N  174.3W ml=4.1  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P: 23NOV2022 148584    51.9N  176.0W 3.5-4.9 AAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O: 25NOV2022 18:36:09  60.7N  150.9W ML=3.0  EMSC   KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA       

P: 25NOV2022 148606    60.1N  150.6W 3.2-5.3 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

O: 25NOV2022 18:28:11  65.8N  147.7W ML=3.3  EMSC   NORTHERN ALASKA              

P: 23NOV2022 148608    64.1N  150.9W 3.2-4.9 ABAAA  Central Alaska             

 

O: 24NOV2022 22:01:33  59.1N  136.4W MB=3.0  ECAN of Skagway, AK                 

P: 27NOV2022 148600    59.0N  137.0W 3.0-4.9 BAAAA  Southeast Alaska           

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

 

O: 26NOV2022 03:50:16  49.4N  126.0W Mw=4.9  EMSC   VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGIO

O: 26NOV2022 03:50:16  49.4N  126.0W Mw=4.9  ANSS   VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGIO

O: 26NOV2022 03:50:15  49.3N  126.2W MB=4.8  ECAN of Tofino, BC                  

P: 24NOV2022 148578    48.9N  129.3W 2.8-4.9 AABAA  Vancouver Island area      

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 25NOV2022 14:17:37  31.7N  104.5W ML=3.2  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 26NOV2022 01:33:13  31.7N  104.6W ML=2.3  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 26NOV2022 04:12:05  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.5  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 26NOV2022 03:35:34  31.6N  104.1W ML=3.0  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 22NOV2022 148507    32.5N  104.6W 2.0-4.0 BAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O: 25NOV2022 11:27:17  32.4N  102.1W mb=2.7  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 23NOV2022 148509    35.4N  101.8W 2.0-4.5 ACAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O: 25NOV2022 11:09:53  47.3N  115.3W ML=2.6  EMSC   WESTERN MONTANA              

P: 27NOV2022 148554    47.5N  115.8W 2.0-3.9 AAAAA  Montana/Idaho              

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 25NOV2022 16:37:54  35.3N   98.0W ML=3.1  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P: 26NOV2022 148525    35.0N   97.0W 2.0-4.3 AAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.2 in Oklahoma was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Oklahoma in Minco, Union City, El Reno, Oklahoma City.

 

O: 25NOV2022 23:34:04  48.0N   69.7W ML=2.5  EMSC   ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY REG., CANA

P: 23NOV2022 148550    47.0N   69.0W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Maine                      

 

O: 25NOV2022 16:00:03  51.9N   92.0W ML=3.1  EMSC   ONTARIO, CANADA              

O: 25NOV2022 16:00:03  51.9N   92.0W MB=3.1  ECAN of Cat Lake, ON  

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.

 

MODERATE QUAKES IN WESTERN TEXAS CONTINUE

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 24, 2022

 

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 4.9 in Western Texas near Mentone. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity II-III in Pecos, El Paso,  Fort Davis and Alpine, Texas and in New Mexico at Carlsbad, Artesia, Lake Arthur, Dexter, Roswell. It followed an M 4.5 foreshock which was felt with similar intensity throughout the area. The only earthquakes in this area of Western Texas with M>=4.9 in the past three years occurred as an M 5.4 on November 16, 2022 and as an M 4.9 on July 21, 2022. At the time of the event of November 16, this summary noted in this regard:

 

 

"The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an 5.3-5.4 in western Texas. NEIC reported it was felt with maximum intensity V in Texas at Barstow, and in Jal, New Mexico with intensity IV in Texas at Wink, Pecos, Salt Flat and III in Mentone, Loving, Pyote, Van horn among others. It was followed by an aftershock of M 4.1 in Western Texas. NEIC reported it was felt with maximum intensity V in Pecos, Texas and IV in Odessa, Texas. Lesser intensity of II-III was reported felt in New Mexico at Carlsbad, Eunice, Artesia, Hobbs and in Texas at Fort Davis, Coyanosa, Odessa, Fort Stockton, among others and may have been felt as far as Oklahoma. An M 3.8 aftershock was also felt in western Texas and New Mexico today. NEIC reported maximum intensity IV in El Paso, Texas with III in Canutillo, Texas and in New Mexico at Carlsbad and Lovington. The M 3.8 was preceded by a swarm of events of M 2.9, 3.5, 2.8... felt in the same area of Texas and New Mexico. The last earthquake within about 250 km of today's epicenter with magnitude greater than or equal to M 5.3 in Texas was an M 5.7 about 200 km to the southeast of today's epicenter. That was the only such regional earthquake in western Texas in at least 35 years." (November 17, 2022)

 

The earthquake on July 21, 2022 was coincident with an M 4.7 in the region of Istanbul, Turkey near the epicenter of the M 6.2 there on November 22.

 

Today's events of M 4.4 and 4.9 occurred within minutes of local solar noon and were probably promoted by strong tidal stresses which maximize with the new moon at this hour. Forecast 148507 had expected today's enhanced seismicity in western Texas was likely around November 22, 2022. This activity is located at 144 degrees from the M 6.9 in Sumatra of November  18, 2022 and at 101 degrees from the M 7.0 in the Solomon Islands of November 22 and was probably promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 24NOV2022 19:14:19  31.6N  104.0W Mw=4.4  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 24NOV2022 19:19:28  31.6N  104.0W Mw=4.5  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 24NOV2022 19:19:28  31.6N  104.0W Mw=4.9  ANSS   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 24NOV2022 20:51:12  31.6N  104.0W ML=2.7  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 24NOV2022 07:18:11  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.6  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 24NOV2022 18:06:09  31.7N  104.5W mb=2.7  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 22NOV2022 148507    32.5N  104.6W 2.0-4.0 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

The largest earthquake in the world today was an M 5.4 in the Solomon Islands aftershock zone. NEIC reported this earthquake and an aftershock of M 4.7 in the Solomon Islands was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Solomon Islands in Honiara, Guadalcanal. Events of M 5.0 and M 5.2 were also felt with intensity V in Honiara. The mainshock occurred on November 22, 2022. At the time this summary noted this as:

 

"Today's event of M 7.0 is the strongest within about 200 km of this epicenter since an M 7.8 on December 8, 2015 and the largest in the Solomon Islands within about 150 km since an M 7.2-7.3 on January 20, 2003, the only such event in the region in the past 30 years. Like today's event, the quake in December, 2015 was  associated with a solar-lunar alignment and with a geomagnetic storm.  It was also associated with a strong earthquake off California earlier in  the day. Such a recurrence may be observed in the current circumstances and residents should be aware of this possibility." (November 22, 2022)

 

Forecast 148625 had expected this activity within about 50 km was likely around

November 24, 2022.

 

O: 24NOV2022 15:13:29   9.8S  159.8E mb=5.2  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 24NOV2022 22:43:34   9.8S  159.5E Mw=5.0  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 25NOV2022 05:47:40   9.9S  159.8E mb=4.7  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 24NOV2022 09:15:26   9.8S  159.7E Mw=5.4  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS              

P: 24NOV2022 148625    10.0S  160.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  No. of Santa Cruz Islands  

 

An aftershocks of M 4.1 continued the series near Reno, Alberta, Canada today.

This was reacted to in this summary in the previous issue as:

 

 

"The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 4.5 in Alberta,

Canada. This event occurred within minutes of local solar midnight and was probably promoted by strong tidal stresses with today's new moon. These maximize near local sola midnight. The mainshock was followed by an M 3.8 aftershock near Reno, Alberta. This is the strongest earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter in Alberta, Canada in at least 35 years. Smaller quakes hit about 200 km to the south of this as an M 4.2 on January 12, 2016 and an M 4.0 on June 13, 2015. Forecasts 148296 and 148582 had expected enhanced seismicity in this area was likely around November 16-21. This epicenter is at 120 (node 3) degrees from the M 6.9 in Sumatra of November 18, 2022 and is likely to have been promoted by energy from that source.  It is also near 100 degrees from the M 7.6 in New Guinea of September 10; the M 7.0 in Fiji of November 9 and the Loyalty Islands M 7.0 of September 14, 2022 and may have been promoted by energy from those sources." (November 23-24, 2022)

 

Today's event was expected in forecast 148295 to the west was likely around November 16. Today's event occurred near local solar midnight and it is likely it was promoted by high tidal stresses which maximize near this hour.

 

O: 24NOV2022 08:20:48  56.1N  116.7W MB=4.1  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 24NOV2022 08:20:48  56.1N  116.7W ML=4.1  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA              

P: 16NOV2022 148295    56.0N  120.0W 2.0-4.1 CABAA  Alberta                    

 

Moderate aftershocks continued off the coast of Baja California with maximum up to M 3.7 and about 150 km northeast of these epicenter also with maximum magnitude M 3.7. These follow an M 6.2 off the coast of Baja California, Mexico on November 22. Forecast 148510 had expected this activity was likely to  peak around November 24.

 

NEIC reported the earthquakes of M 3.7  and others in Southern California were felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern California in Westmorland and Brawley.

 

O: 24NOV2022 10:55:20  30.5N  116.6W ML=3.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 22:17:49  30.5N  116.5W ML=3.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 06:52:11  30.5N  116.4W ML=3.3  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 09:56:21  30.6N  116.5W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 10:00:15  30.6N  116.4W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 10:46:47  30.6N  116.4W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 20:47:14  30.6N  116.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 06:53:41  30.6N  116.4W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 09:11:10  30.7N  116.6W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 22:11:36  30.7N  116.3W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 09:19:43  30.8N  116.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 09:59:14  30.8N  116.7W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 21:43:03  30.8N  116.5W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 10:13:08  30.5N  116.4W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 ABAAA  So. California             

 

O: 24NOV2022 21:45:50  31.4N  115.5W ML=3.3  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 21:21:55  31.5N  115.7W ML=3.3  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 21:18:20  31.6N  115.7W ML=2.6  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 22:32:19  31.8N  115.0W ML=3.7  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  So. California             

 

An earthquake of M 2.0 continued a series in South Carolina, U.S. today. This area saw considerable activity in late June and July, 2022.  But the series actually began on December 27, 2021. At the time this summary noted in this regard:

 

"A series of earthquakes also occurred today in South Carolina. The largest of these was an M 3.3-3.6 (EMSC). NEIC reported the mainshock at M 3.3 was felt with intensity IV in South Carolina with intensity IV in Lugoff and Elgin and III in Columbia, Camden, Rembert, Ridgeway, Blythewood. An aftershock of M 2.5 was felt in South Carolina at Lugoff, Elgin, Columbia, Camden, Ridgeway, Blythewood, and other areas of South Carolina." 

 

...

 

The only earthquake of M>3.6 in South Carolina in the past 10 years was an M 4.1 on February 15, 2014 and prior to that an M 4.4 on November 11, 2002 and August 21, 1992" (December 28, 2021)

 

The last and only event in this area of South Carolina since June, 2022 was an

M 2.6 on October 31, 2022. Forecast 148524 had expected today's event within about 25 km was likely around November 26.

 

It is of some interest to note that the earthquake of December 28, 2021 occurred in coincidence with the first in the series of moderate earthquakes in western Texas on the same day, as occurred today as noted in this summary at the time:

 

"An earthquake of M 4.5 was widely felt in the Permian Basin of Texas today. It was not reported to have caused any injuries or major damage. NEIC reported  maximum intensity V in Tarzan, Texas with IV in Lenorah and Stanton and Midland with II-III in Knott, Big Spring, Ankerly, and other communities in Texas.

The only earthquake of similar or larger magnitude within about 100 km of this epicenter in the past 30 years occurred on September 11, 2011 - also with M 4.5." (December 28, 2021)

 

Today's earthquake in South Carolina occurred near local solar noon and may have been enhanced by high tidal stresses with the new moon which maximize near this hour.

 

 

O: 24NOV2022 16:22:27  34.2N   80.7W Md=2.0  EMSC   SOUTH CAROLINA               

P: 26NOV2022 148524    34.0N   81.0W 2.0-3.9 AAAAA  Southeast U.S.             

OTHER GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY

 

For most events there are two listings. The first line is the observed event starting with "O:" for Observed. There follows the date, month and year, the time in UT hours:minutes:seconds, the latitude and longitude, the given magnitude and the reporting agency followed by the geographic location. The second line starts with "P:" This is the forecast event as forecast in our summaries normally more than a month in advance. Magnitudes may vary in response to updated seismic watches and daily variations due to tidal and other influences. This line has the forecast date, month and year, the forecast number, latitude, longitude and forecast magnitude range.  This is followed by a comparison between the forecast and the event. The comparison includes letters A-D. The first is number of days difference from predicted (A:up to 2, B3-5; C:6-10; D:more than 10), Difference in latitude (A:up to 1 degree; B:1-2 degrees; C:2-4 degrees; D:more than 4 degrees); longitude (same comparison as with latitude); magnitude (A: within forecast range; B: higher than forecast range; C: lower than forecast range; D: no comparison possible). The last letter is a stand in for a future comparison which needs to be done statistically after a large number of forecasts have been made. In previous data, an excellent match is generally AAAAA; a good match as one or two B's; a fair match has several B's and C's and a poor match is one which contains a number of C's or D's. 

 

ASIA

 

O: 24NOV2022 15:56:25  32.8N   47.5E mb=4.3  EMSC   IRAN-IRAQ BORDER REGION      

P: 24NOV2022 148522    33.0N   46.0E 3.8-5.3 AAAAA  So. Iran                   

 

O: 24NOV2022 23:44:34  40.8N   78.1E ML=3.6  EMSC   SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA     

P: 24NOV2022 148548    42.0N   79.0E 4.0-5.7 ABAAA  Kirgizstan/Xinjiang        

 

O: 24NOV2022 18:19:04  55.4N  162.5E mb=4.4  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA

O: 25NOV2022 03:32:00  55.4N  162.4E mb=4.2  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA

O: 24NOV2022 21:32:38  55.6N  162.5E mb=4.7  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA

O: 25NOV2022 02:52:51  55.3N  162.7E mb=4.3  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA 

P: 25NOV2022 148588    56.0N  162.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  E. of Kamchatka             

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 24NOV2022 12:57:37   3.8S  129.4E ML=4.4  EMSC   SERAM, INDONESIA             

P: 23NOV2022 148423     5.0S  130.0E 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O: 24NOV2022 18:44:14   6.8S  107.0E ML=4.1  EMSC   JAVA, INDONESIA              

P: 23NOV2022 148414     7.0S  106.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  So. of Java                

 

O: 24NOV2022 15:05:06  18.4N  120.8E Mw=5.1  EMSC   LUZON, PHILIPPINES           

P: 23NOV2022 148437    19.0N  122.0E 3.5-5.0 AAAAA  Luzon, Philippines         

P: 30NOV2022 148437    18.0N  120.0E 3.5-4.9 CAAAA  Luzon, Philippines         

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.1 in Luzon, Philippines was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Luzon, Philippines in San Nicolas and Tuding.

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 24NOV2022 20:20:30  16.4N   93.7W ML=4.0  EMSC   CHIAPAS, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 14:35:45  15.2N   93.1W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO     

P: 23NOV2022 148432    15.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Guatemala                   

 

O: 25NOV2022 02:36:19  15.9N   98.4W mb=4.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

O: 24NOV2022 23:43:44  15.9N   98.4W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO

P: 24NOV2022 148447    16.0N   98.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 24NOV2022 16:22:23  16.0S   73.7W mb=4.9  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF SOUTHERN PERU  

P: 25NOV2022 148630    17.0S   73.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  So. Peru/Bolivia           

 

O: 24NOV2022 19:36:46   1.2S   80.6W mb=4.5  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR        

P: 27NOV2022 148406     1.0S   81.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Ecuador                    

 

O: 25NOV2022 00:35:32   7.8N   75.2W mb=4.4  EMSC   NORTHERN COLOMBIA            

P: 23NOV2022 148392     6.0N   73.0W 4.0-5.4 ABBAA  Colombia                   

 

O: 25NOV2022 06:12:44  16.8N   94.1W ML=4.2  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO               

P: 24NOV2022 148429    16.0N   94.0W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 25NOV2022 01:01:46  17.3N  101.1W ML=4.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO    

P: 23NOV2022 148439    18.0N  101.0W 3.5-5.2 AAAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

O: 25NOV2022 04:27:28  18.2N   67.3W Md=3.0  EMSC   MONA PASSAGE, PUERTO RICO    

P: 27NOV2022 148448    19.0N   67.0W 3.4-5.3 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 25NOV2022 03:42:14  19.0N   64.8W Md=3.4  EMSC   VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION

O: 24NOV2022 16:14:21  19.3N   64.9W ML=3.0  EMSC   VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION

O: 25NOV2022 03:36:19  19.0N   64.9W Md=3.4  EMSC   VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION        

P: 24NOV2022 148434    18.0N   65.0W 3.0-5.2 AAAAA  Leeward Islands             

P: 29NOV2022 148434    19.0N   65.0W 3.0-4.9 BAAAA  Leeward Islands            

 

O: 24NOV2022 18:53:22  19.5N  102.6W ML=4.1  EMSC   MICHOACAN, MEXICO            

P: 29NOV2022 148440    19.0N  103.0W 3.5-5.2 BAAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

O: 25NOV2022 02:22:33  22.8S   66.2W mb=4.3  EMSC   JUJUY, ARGENTINA             

P: 24NOV2022 148638    22.0S   68.0W 4.0-5.9 AABAA  Argentina                  

 

O: 25NOV2022 01:55:47  25.6S   69.6W Mw=4.4  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE           

P: 29NOV2022 148642    24.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.6 BBAAA  Coast No. Chile            

 

O: 24NOV2022 10:10:19  26.8N  105.8W ML=3.5  EMSC   CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO            

P: 24NOV2022 148456    28.0N  106.0W 3.5-5.3 ABAAA  Northern Mexico            

 

O: 24NOV2022 11:29:01  30.0S   71.6W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE     

P: 27NOV2022 148659    30.0S   72.0W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Coast Central Chile        

 

O: 24NOV2022 10:13:08  30.5N  116.4W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 ABAAA  So. California             

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 24NOV2022 10:10:48  71.4N    4.8W Mw=3.8  EMSC   JAN MAYEN ISLAND REGION      

P: 22NOV2022 148618    72.0N    0.0E 3.0-4.5 AAAAA  Norway                     

 

O: 25NOV2022 01:15:05  43.6N   11.8E ML=3.5  EMSC   CENTRAL ITALY                

P: 25NOV2022 148535    43.0N   13.0E 3.0-5.3 AAAAA  Adriatic Sea               

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Europe today.

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 24NOV2022 15:01:09  16.2S  172.9W mb=5.1  EMSC   SAMOA ISLANDS REGION         

P: 28NOV2022 148633    17.0S  173.0W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 24NOV2022 07:24:13  22.1S  179.5W mb=4.6  EMSC   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS        

P: 23NOV2022 148653    24.0S  180.0W 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 24NOV2022 15:13:29   9.8S  159.8E mb=5.2  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 24NOV2022 22:43:34   9.8S  159.5E Mw=5.0  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 25NOV2022 05:47:40   9.9S  159.8E mb=4.7  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 24NOV2022 09:15:26   9.8S  159.7E Mw=5.4  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS              

P: 24NOV2022 148625    10.0S  160.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  No. of Santa Cruz Islands  

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 25NOV2022 03:31:34  57.9S   25.7W mb=4.7  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 25NOV2022 148675    57.0S   27.0W 4.0-6.0 AAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

O: 24NOV2022 13:37:55  71.5N    4.6W Mw=3.8  EMSC   JAN MAYEN ISLAND REGION

O: 24NOV2022 10:10:48  71.4N    4.8W Mw=3.8  EMSC   JAN MAYEN ISLAND REGION       

O: 24NOV2022 15:29:28  71.5N    4.7W Mw=3.4  EMSC   JAN MAYEN ISLAND REGION

O: 24NOV2022 15:30:43  71.5N    4.5W Mw=3.2  EMSC   JAN MAYEN ISLAND REGION

P: 22NOV2022 148618    72.0N    0.0E 3.0-4.5 AAAAA  Norway                     

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 25NOV2022 03:14:01  31.0S  179.1W mb=5.0  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P: 27NOV2022 148660    30.0S  178.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  No. Kermadec Islands       

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 24NOV2022 11:20:30  32.6N  130.7E ML=4.0  EMSC   KYUSHU, JAPAN                

P: 30NOV2022 148490    31.0N  132.0E 3.5-5.0 CBAAA  Kyushu, Japan area         

 

O: 24NOV2022 21:50:48  45.4N  150.4E mb=4.5  EMSC   KURIL ISLANDS                

P: 23NOV2022 148575    45.0N  149.0E 3.5-5.5 AAAAA  So. Kurils                 

 

O: 24NOV2022 13:08:07  48.3N  157.2E mb=4.0  EMSC   EAST OF KURIL ISLANDS        

P: 23NOV2022 148556    48.0N  155.0E 3.5-5.6 AABAA  NE Pacific                 

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 24NOV2022 10:55:20  30.5N  116.6W ML=3.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 22:17:49  30.5N  116.5W ML=3.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 06:52:11  30.5N  116.4W ML=3.3  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 09:56:21  30.6N  116.5W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 10:00:15  30.6N  116.4W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 10:46:47  30.6N  116.4W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 20:47:14  30.6N  116.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25NOV2022 06:53:41  30.6N  116.4W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 09:11:10  30.7N  116.6W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 22:11:36  30.7N  116.3W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 09:19:43  30.8N  116.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 09:59:14  30.8N  116.7W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 21:43:03  30.8N  116.5W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 10:13:08  30.5N  116.4W ML=3.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 ABAAA  So. California             

 

O: 24NOV2022 21:45:50  31.4N  115.5W ML=3.3  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 21:21:55  31.5N  115.7W ML=3.3  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 21:18:20  31.6N  115.7W ML=2.6  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24NOV2022 22:32:19  31.8N  115.0W ML=3.7  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 24NOV2022 07:20:54  33.1N  115.6W ML=3.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 24NOV2022 148513    32.5N  115.7W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 24NOV2022 21:45:37  35.4N  118.8W Ml=2.1  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 24NOV2022 148518    35.3N  118.6W 2.5-4.7 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 24NOV2022 15:37:56  36.0N  120.6W ML=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 23NOV2022 148475    36.2N  120.8W 2.5-5.0 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 24NOV2022 15:39:45  36.6N  121.2W Md=2.4  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

O: 24NOV2022 10:25:57  36.7N  121.1W Md=2.4  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

P: 23NOV2022 148475    36.2N  120.8W 2.5-5.0 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 25NOV2022 00:48:20  38.2N  116.7W ML=2.6  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P: 27NOV2022 148471    37.4N  117.2W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 24NOV2022 10:29:43  38.8N  122.8W Md=2.1  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 26NOV2022 148479    38.9N  122.8W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  Central California         

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 24NOV2022 11:17:30  54.0N  162.7W ML=3.5  EMSC   SOUTH OF ALASKA              

P: 26NOV2022 148601    54.5N  161.8W 3.5-5.0 AAAAA  Unimak Islands, Aleutians  

 

O: 25NOV2022 00:18:05  59.6N  152.8W ML=3.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

P: 21NOV2022 148605    60.3N  153.0W 3.2-5.1 BAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

O: 24NOV2022 20:11:52  61.5N  147.0W ML=4.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

O: 24NOV2022 20:11:52  61.5N  147.0W ML=3.7  ANSS   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

P: 29NOV2022 148604    61.0N  147.7W 3.2-5.1 BAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.7 in Southern Alaska was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern Alaska in Valdez, Eagle River and Girdwood.

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 24NOV2022 12:33:50  64.4N  134.9W ML=3.5  EMSC   SOUTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANA

O: 24NOV2022 12:33:50  64.4N  134.9W MB=3.5  ECAN of Keno, YT   

P: 21NOV2022 148615    65.0N  133.0W 2.5-4.3 BAAAA  Yukon Territory, Canada    

 

O: 24NOV2022 08:20:48  56.1N  116.7W MB=4.1  ECAN of Reno, AB   

O: 24NOV2022 08:20:48  56.1N  116.7W ML=4.1  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA              

P: 16NOV2022 148295    56.0N  120.0W 2.0-4.1 CABAA  Alberta                    

 

O: 24NOV2022 13:10:01  47.7N  129.2W MB=4.0  ECAN of Tofino, BC                  

P: 24NOV2022 148578    48.9N  129.3W 2.8-4.9 ABAAA  Vancouver Island area      

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 24NOV2022 19:14:19  31.6N  104.0W Mw=4.4  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 24NOV2022 19:19:28  31.6N  104.0W Mw=4.5  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 24NOV2022 19:19:28  31.6N  104.0W Mw=4.9  ANSS   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 24NOV2022 20:51:12  31.6N  104.0W ML=2.7  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 24NOV2022 07:18:11  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.6  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 24NOV2022 18:06:09  31.7N  104.5W mb=2.7  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 22NOV2022 148507    32.5N  104.6W 2.0-4.0 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 24NOV2022 16:22:27  34.2N   80.7W Md=2.0  EMSC   SOUTH CAROLINA               

P: 26NOV2022 148524    34.0N   81.0W 2.0-3.9 AAAAA  Southeast U.S.             

 

O: 25NOV2022 03:29:50  37.3N   97.9W ML=2.5  EMSC   KANSAS                       

P: 16NOV2022 148246    37.0N   98.0W 2.0-3.9 CAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.5 in Kansas was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Kansas in Danville.

 

O: 25NOV2022 16:00:03  51.9N   92.0W MB=3.1  ECAN of Cat Lake, ON                

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.

 

 

 

 

 

STRONG QUAKES HIT TURKEY AND BAJA/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AT 103 DEGREES

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 22, 2022

 

Strong earthquakes occurred today in Duzce, Turkey (M 6.1) and off the western

coast of southern and Baja California (M 6.2). These epicenters are located at 103 degrees from each other and may have been affected by energy from the other source at this distance.

 

The event in Turkey of M 6.1 was widely felt and caused minor damage in the area as far as Istanbul and Ankara. This included damage to a courthouse in Duzce and the collapse of a two-story shop.  It was centered near the town of Golkaya, Duzce, Turkey. News reports indicated there was damage to buildings and widespread panic. At least 68 were injured, several seriously,  in this quake, many while fleeing from or jumping from balconies or windows in their residences. A number of aftershocks were reported with the largest to date an M 4.3 Damage was probably mitigated because up to 80% of structures were refitted following the M 8.0 in August, 1999 which killed more than 17,000 and a subsequent earthquake on November 12, 1999 which killed more than 800 in the Ducze area.

 

The mainshock of M 6.1 was reported by NEIC to have been felt with maximum

intensity VII in Duzce and Akcokoca, Bolu, Turkey and VI in Sakarya at Hendek, Kocaali, V in Karasu, Adapazan, and Bolu; IV in Ankara, Istanbul, Karabuk, Bursa, Kutahya, Bilecik, Kocaeli, Eskisehir,  Akyazi and Alapli, Zonguldak and lesser shaking in many other areas of Turkey. Unconfirmed reports of shaking came from England, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Romania, and Serbia and Montenegro. NEIC reported the M 4.5 aftershock was felt with intensity IV in Istanbul and II-III in Adapazan, Karabuk, Bursa and Ankara, Turkey. The last earthquake within about 250 km of this epicenter in Western Turkey with equal or larger magnitude was an M 6.2 about 200 km south of this epicenter on February 3, 2002. Closer earthquakes hit the area with M 7.8 on August 17, 1999 with a total solar eclipse and again within about 25 km of today's epicenter as an M 7.3 on November 12, 1999.  These were the only such earthquakes in this region in the past 35 years at least. Forecast 148563 had expected today's event within about 25 km was likely around November 24. These epicenters are around 144 degrees from the recent major earthquakes in Fiji and Tonga and this activity in Turkey was probably promoted by energy from those sources. And, like recent earthquakes in the Solomon Islands it is located near 103 degrees from the M 7.6 in Michoacan, Mexico of September 19, 2022 and  the M 6.8 south of Panama of October 20, 2022 and was likely associated with energy from those sources. At the time of the New Guinea event this summary noted the possible far-field aftershock possibilities in Baja California and Turkey as:

 

"This event of M 7.4-7.6 (in New Guinea) is large enough to generate a classical far-field aftershock sequence. Some of the regions which may see enhanced seismicity following this major earthquake include at ... 101-107 degrees - Montana, Baja California, eastern Turkey ..." (September 11, 2022)

 

O: 23NOV2022 01:30:35  40.8N   31.1E ML=3.9  EMSC   WESTERN TURKEY

O: 23NOV2022 03:50:57  40.8N   30.9E mb=4.5  EMSC   WESTERN TURKEY

O: 23NOV2022 01:08:15  40.8N   31.0E Mw=6.1  EMSC   WESTERN TURKEY               

P: 24NOV2022 148563    41.0N   31.0E 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  No. Turkey/Black Sea       

 

The largest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada or vicinity today was the M 6.2 off Baja California, Mexico. News reported shaking as far as San Diego. NEIC reported the mainshock was felt with maximum intensity V in Baja California, Mexico at San Quintin, IV in Camalu, Vicente Guerrero, San Felipe and II-III in Maneadero, Ensenada, El Sauzal, Primo Tapia, Rosarito, La Joya, and in Southern California as far as Los Angeles, and San Diego. It was also felt lightly in southern Nevada and Arizona. An aftershock of M 4.5 was reported felt with intensity IV in San Diego. This may be an extension the regional activation which followed the M 6.2 in the Gulf of California of November 4 and an unprecedented M 6.2 in the Pacific Ocean several days before. At the time of the earthquake in the Gulf of California, this summary noted the possible effects of that on faults in Southern California as:

 

"The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 6.1-6.2 in the northern Gulf of California. NEIC reported it was felt in Sonora, Mexico with intensity IV in Bahia de Kino, Guaymas and in San Luis, Baja California, Mexico. Intensity II-III was reported in Sonora at Hermosillo, Obregon, Nogales and in Guerrero Negro, Baja California, Mexico. Earthquakes in this area can stress faults to the north in Southern California, leading to enhanced seismicity in that area. A series of moderate foreshocks have hit this area in the past several days leading to today's mainshock. These included an M 4.1 and 4.2 on November 1 and 2, 2022. The last earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter with M>=6 was an M 7.0 ten years ago on April 12, 2012. At the time this summary noted in this regard:

 

 

"The earthquake of M 6.9-7.1 in the Gulf of California is the strongest to occur in this region of the Gulf in at least 22 years. A slightly smaller event hit the region on August 3, 2009 with M 6.8-6.9." (April 12, 2012)

 

That event was part of a major seismic spasm which included an M 8.6 in Sumarta an M 7.4 in Guerrero, Mexico and moderate quakes in the Tokyo area of Japan among others.

 

A strong M 6.1 also occurred two days ago in the Pacific Ocean about 1200 km  west of the Gulf of California and California in general at the time this summary noted in this regard:

 

"... It is possible this was a meteor impact in the ocean, but this cannot be confirmed. If this is a tectonic earthquake it could indicate regional stress is high and could indicate a strong earthquake along the coast of California could be nearer than previously thought. A strong earthquake of M 7.5 hit  off the coast of Baja California, Mexico a week before the M 8.3 in San Francisco, California in April 1906. This is concerning as there was an M 5.1 in San Francisco on October 25, 2022." (November 2, 5, 2022)

 

No earthquakes within about 150 km of the M 6.2 in the area of Baja California or Southern California with equal or larger magnitude have occurred in the past 35 years.  Forecast 148510 had expected today's event was likely around November 22 in this area. These epicenters are located near 100 degrees from the M 7.6 in Papua New Guinea of September 10, 2022 and at the fourth node (exactly 90.0 degrees) from the Solomon Islands M 7.0 of November 22 and at the fifth node (72 degrees) from  the major activity in Tonga/Fiji of November 9-12 and was likely promoted by energy from those sources.

 

O: 22NOV2022 22:41:54  30.4N  116.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 22:44:45  30.4N  116.1W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 22:48:53  30.4N  116.1W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 21:36:44  30.5N  116.2W ML=3.8  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 21:42:18  30.5N  116.2W ML=3.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 22:06:19  30.5N  116.2W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 22:06:19  30.5N  116.2W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 22:37:07  30.5N  116.3W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 21:46:59  30.6N  116.6W ML=3.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 22:40:12  30.6N  116.5W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 23NOV2022 05:03:39  30.6N  116.4W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 23NOV2022 05:53:27  30.6N  116.4W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 21:52:25  30.7N  116.5W ML=3.8  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 23NOV2022 00:05:43  30.7N  116.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 23NOV2022 04:00:56  30.7N  116.4W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 18:36:07  30.8N  116.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 22:01:53  30.8N  116.5W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 22:14:32  30.9N  116.3W ML=3.8  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 21:00:56  31.0N  116.5W mb=4.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 09:27:52  31.1N  116.1W ML=3.3  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 16:39:07  30.8N  116.4W Mw=6.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

O: 22NOV2022 16:39:05  30.8N  116.4W Mw=6.2  ANSS   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 ABAAA  So. California             

 

 

 

Tolls from the M 5.6 in Java continued to rise as more deceased bodies were recovered from the destruction of buildings and landslides. Current statistics from the Indonesia government include more than 268 killed with more than 151 missing. In addition more than 1000 were injured and 58,000 displaced from their homes. The government of Indonesia has offered $6300 to people whose houses were damaged in the quake. Many of the roads covered by landslides and debris were reopened today. Forecast 148414 had expected this activity in Java was likely  around November 23.

 

 

O: 22NOV2022 14:54:02   8.0S  107.0E ML=4.2  EMSC   SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA     

O: 23NOV2022 04:41:42   6.8S  107.1E ML=3.9  EMSC   JAVA, INDONESIA

P: 23NOV2022 148414     7.0S  106.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  So. of Java                

 

An unusual earthquake was also widely felt in Malta today. This event of M 4.6 was reported with moderate shaking V in Malta at Mgarr; IV in Gharb Gozo and Comino, Zebbug, Ghasri, San Pawl il-Bahar, and II-III in San Lawrenz, Munxar, Melliena, Gharghur among others. This earthquake occurred near local solar noon and was probably promoted by strong tidal stresses with the new moon of today. It occurred at the longitude of maximum stress with that event as noted in this and previous issues of this summary as:

 

 

"The new moon will arrive on November 23, 2022 at 22:57 UT. Like the full moon of November 8, areas most subject to seismic effects of strong associated tidal stresses are in Europe (near local solar midnight) and the Southwest Pacific and the central Aleutians and Hawaii which will be near local solar noon at the time of this New Moon. The seismic flow anticipated for the full moon is therefore reinstated for this new moon. Anticipated seismicity however is expected to be less with this new moon than with the previous full moon. The tidal forecast for the full moon had read: The full moon will arrive November 8, 2022 at 11:02 UT.  This is a total lunar eclipse which will be visible in portions of Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the Americas. The maximum eclipse will be visible at about 15N 165W - west of the island of Hawaii. but the full eclipse will be visible throughout the South Pacific and Indonesia. Longitudes which are near local solar noon at the peak of this eclipse are near 15 East while those at local solar midnight are near 165 West. In the east these include areas of central Europe including Mt. Etna and Stromboli in Italy and the areas of Iceland and the Reykjanes Ridge in the north Atlantic and portions of Greece and in the west the central Aleutians and Hawaii. Regions in the southern Hemisphere including Tonga, Samoa, New Zealand and Fiji and the South Sandwich Islands in the South Atlantic may also see tidal enhancement. These regions may see significant seismic enhancements with this new moon. Other areas where fluids are involved in seismicity may also see increased seismicity near local solar noon or midnight. The chances of a tidally-related strong to major earthquake during the next week is considered to be high as with the previous solar eclipse of October 25, 2022." (November 19-22, 2022)

 

Today's earthquake of M 4.6 in the Malta area west of Sicily, Italy is the

strongest within about 150 km in Malta since an M 4.7 west of this on December 18, 2011 about 150 km from today's epicenter. The only event within about 100 km of today's event of M>=4.3 in the past 35 years was an M 4.5 on October 29, 1990. A slightly smaller event of M 4.5 hit about 100 km northeast of this epicenter on  December 22, 2020. At the time this summary noted the coincidence of that event with a major eruption in Hawaii as:

 

 

"A moderate earthquake occurred today in southern Sicily, Italy. NEIC reported it was felt with maximum intensity in Sicily at Ragusa and IV in Gela and Licata and in Malta with V in Ta Xbiex and IV in Gzira and with lesser intensity in Sicily in Mascalucia, and Cammarata and in Malta at Gharb Gozo, Xaghra and Sliema, Inner Harbor. This earthquake was associated with a strong eruption with lava fountains at Mt. Etna, Sicily. Today's volcanic episode reinvigorates a major eruption of Etna which began on December 13 with the solar eclipse of December 14, 2020. This is like the activity in Hawaii where a strong eruption continued today in the region of Kilauea, Hawaii which began with an M 4.6 earthquake on December 14, 2020 with the solar eclipse and the strong continuing eruption which began yesterday there." (December 23, 2020)

 

Forecast 148491 had expected regional seismic enhancement with the new moon was likely around November 22. Like today's events in the Solomon Islands and Turkey, this epicenter is near 100 degrees from the M 7.6 in Michoacan,

Mexico of September 19, 2022 and was probably promoted by energy from that source. It is also at the fourth node (90 degrees) from the M 6.9 in Sumatra of November 18, 2022.

 

O: 22NOV2022 12:40:33  36.0N   14.2E ML=4.3  EMSC   SICILY, ITALY

O: 22NOV2022 12:40:34  36.2N   14.2E ML=4.6  ANSS   MALTA

P: 22NOV2022 148491    39.0N   15.0E 3.0-4.7 ACAAA  Mediterranean/Sicily       

 

An unusual earthquake of M 5.2 east of the Kermadec Islands also occurred today.  It was not reported felt in this remote area. This is the strongest earthquake within about 200 km of this event east of the Kermadec Islands in at least 35 years. Forecast 148666 had expected enhanced seismicity in the Kermadec Islands   was likely west of this epicenter where a swarm of events of M 4.9, 4.9, 4.9 and 5.2 also occurred today. This was expected around November 22.  That series  began within minutes of local solar midnight and may have been promoted by high tidal stresses with today's new moon which maximize in that area around noon and midnight. The area had been expected to see enhanced seismicity with the new moon in the tidal forecast in this and previous issues of this summary. Other events near this time occurred in Malta near the antipode (see above, in Northern Utah (M 2.8) and in the Solomon Islands (M 5.2).

 

O: 22NOV2022 11:25:49  30.9S  179.0W mb=4.9  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION

O: 22NOV2022 23:14:02  30.9S  178.9W mb=4.9  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND

O: 23NOV2022 02:24:09  31.1S  178.9W mb=4.9  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION

O: 22NOV2022 12:03:51  31.2S  178.9W mb=5.2  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P: 22NOV2022 148666    31.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.8 AABAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 22NOV2022 12:03:15  31.9S  173.6W mb=5.2  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P: 22NOV2022 148666    31.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.8 AACAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

Moderate aftershocks also continued today in the Solomon Islands. NEIC reported events of M 5.2 and M 5.3 were the largest and were felt with intensity V in Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Forecasts 148418 and 148625 had expected this activity within about 25 km was likely around November 22-24.

 

O: 22NOV2022 09:12:22   9.8S  159.6E mb=4.8  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 12:12:49   9.8S  159.6E mb=5.2  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 08:01:14   9.9S  159.7E mb=4.9  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 10:44:23   9.9S  159.6E mb=4.7  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 12:47:50  10.0S  160.0E mb=4.9  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 08:50:41   9.7S  159.5E mb=5.3  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS              

P: 22NOV2022 148418     9.0S  158.0E 4.0-5.4 AABAA  Solomon Islands            

P: 24NOV2022 148625    10.0S  160.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  No. of Santa Cruz Islands  

 

The strongest earthquake within the U.S. today was an M 4.3 in Southern Alaska.

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.3 in Southern Alaska was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern Alaska in Wasilla, Chugiak, Fort Richardson, Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Eagle River. The mainshock followed a smaller foreshock of M 3.7 which NEIC reported was felt in a similar area.

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.1  in Southern Alaska was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern Alaska in Anchorage and Wasilla.  The last earthquake within about 100 km of this epicenter of larger magnitude was an M 6.1 on May 31, 2021. An event of M 4.9 occurred about 100 km southwest of this epicenter on November 18, 2022. At the time this summary noted in  this regard:

 

 

"A moderate earthquake of M 4.9-5.0 hit near Anchorage, Alaska today. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity IV in Anchorage, Wasilla, Elmendorf AFB, Willow, Chugiak, Eagle River, Talkeetna with intensity II-III in Palmer, Soldotna, Skwentna, Moose Pass, Kenai, Girdwood, Seward, Valdez and possibly as far as Fairbanks 400 km north of the epicenter. No major damage was reported with this earthquake.  A foreshock of M 3.7-3.9 was reported with intensity II-III in Skwentna, Wasilla, Talkeetna, Elmendorf AFB and Anchorage, Alaska. The last earthquake in the Anchorage, Alaska area with M>=4.9 within about 150 km of today's epicenter occurred on September 17, 2019 with M 5.2. These areas probably aftershocks of the M 7.0 about 30 km east of this epicenter on  November 30, 2018. Like the recent series of moderate to strong earthquakes in South and North America, the M 4.9 is located at the fourth node (90 degrees) from the M 7.0 in Fiji of November 9 and was probably promoted by energy associated with that source." (November 18, 2022)

 

Forecast 148608 had expected today's event within about 100 km was likely around November 21.

 

O: 23NOV2022 01:36:42  61.7N  149.6W mb=4.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA

O: 22NOV2022 08:50:06  61.7N  149.6W mb=4.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

P: 21NOV2022 148608    62.7N  149.3W 3.2-5.3 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

OTHER GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY

 

For most events there are two listings. The first line is the observed event starting with "O:" for Observed. There follows the date, month and year, the time in UT hours:minutes:seconds, the latitude and longitude, the given magnitude and the reporting agency followed by the geographic location. The second line starts with "P:" This is the forecast event as forecast in our summaries normally more than a month in advance. Magnitudes may vary in response to updated seismic watches and daily variations due to tidal and other influences. This line has the forecast date, month and year, the forecast number, latitude, longitude and forecast magnitude range.  This is followed by a comparison between the forecast and the event. The comparison includes letters A-D. The first is number of days difference from predicted (A:up to 2, B3-5; C:6-10; D:more than 10), Difference in latitude (A:up to 1 degree; B:1-2 degrees; C:2-4 degrees; D:more than 4 degrees); longitude (same comparison as with latitude); magnitude (A: within forecast range; B: higher than forecast range; C: lower than forecast range; D: no comparison possible). The last letter is a stand in for a future comparison which needs to be done statistically after a large number of forecasts have been made. In previous data, an excellent match is generally AAAAA; a good match as one or two B's; a fair match has several B's and C's and a poor match is one which contains a number of C's or D's. 

 

ASIA

 

O: 23NOV2022 06:41:53  22.4N  121.0E ML=4.0  TAI    Hualien, Taiwan              

P: 29NOV2022 148467    24.0N  121.0E 4.0-5.4 CBAAA  Taiwan                     

 

CWB reported this earthquake was felt with intensity III in Taitung and I in Pingtung Counties, Taiwan.

 

O: 22NOV2022 14:39:41  36.4N   70.7E mb=4.2  EMSC   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

P: 25NOV2022 148486    36.0N   72.0E 3.8-5.4 BAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

O: 22NOV2022 20:49:33  55.6N  162.6E mb=4.5  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA 

P: 25NOV2022 148588    56.0N  162.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  E. of Kamchatka            

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Asia today.

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 23NOV2022 02:17:04   2.5N  129.2E ML=4.3  EMSC   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA         

P: 23NOV2022 148395     4.0N  128.0E 4.0-5.6 ABBAA  Halmahera                  

 

O: 22NOV2022 16:24:44   5.6S  130.9E Mw=5.1  EMSC   BANDA SEA                    

P: 23NOV2022 148423     5.0S  130.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  West Irian, PNG             

 

O: 23NOV2022 04:04:52   6.0N  126.2E mb=4.7  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES        

O: 22NOV2022 15:52:43   6.3N  126.7E ML=4.2  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

P: 21NOV2022 148398     6.0N  126.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O: 22NOV2022 14:54:02   8.0S  107.0E ML=4.2  EMSC   SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA     

O: 23NOV2022 04:41:42   6.8S  107.1E ML=3.9  EMSC   JAVA, INDONESIA

P: 23NOV2022 148414     7.0S  106.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  So. of Java                

 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 22NOV2022 12:16:20   5.8S   77.4W ML=4.0  EMSC   NORTHERN PERU                

P: 20NOV2022 148131     6.0S   79.0W 4.0-5.4 AABAA  No. Peru                   

P: 25NOV2022 148413     6.0S   76.0W 4.0-5.5 BABAA  No. Peru                   

 

O: 23NOV2022 02:39:52  13.7N   90.6W mb=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUATEMALA           

P: 26NOV2022 148432    13.0N   91.0W 3.5-5.2 BAAAA  Guatemala                  

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.1 in Guatemala was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Guatemala in Palin, Escuintla and San Jose Pinula, Guatemala.

 

O: 23NOV2022 02:30:23  16.8N   93.9W ML=4.2  EMSC   CHIAPAS, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 13:23:53  17.2N   94.4W ML=4.0  EMSC   VERACRUZ, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 16:01:23  15.5N   91.9W ML=4.4  EMSC   GUATEMALA                    

P: 23NOV2022 148432    15.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Guatemala                  

 

O: 23NOV2022 04:07:18  15.6S   70.2W mb=4.5  EMSC   SOUTHERN PERU                

P: 23NOV2022 148630    16.0S   71.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  So. Peru/Bolivia            

 

O: 22NOV2022 22:00:52  16.1N   99.3W ML=4.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO    

P: 20NOV2022 148164    17.0N   99.0W 3.5-5.5 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 22NOV2022 16:38:59  16.2N   98.1W ML=4.1  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO                

P: 24NOV2022 148447    16.0N   98.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 23NOV2022 03:48:59  18.1N   67.9W Md=3.5  EMSC   ISLA DE MONA, PUERTO RICO    

P: 17NOV2022 148165    18.0N   68.0W 3.4-5.3 CAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 22NOV2022 07:33:39  18.9N   65.2W Md=3.4  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P: 24NOV2022 148434    18.0N   65.0W 3.0-5.2 AAAAA  Leeward Islands            

 

O: 22NOV2022 11:11:27  19.5N  102.4W ML=4.0  EMSC   MICHOACAN, MEXICO            

P: 21NOV2022 148439    18.0N  104.0W 3.5-5.6 ABBAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

P: 23NOV2022 148439    18.0N  101.0W 3.5-5.2 ABBAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

O: 22NOV2022 18:44:36  26.9N  105.8W ML=4.2  EMSC   CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO            

P: 24NOV2022 148456    28.0N  106.0W 3.5-5.3 ABAAA  Northern Mexico            

 

O: 22NOV2022 08:57:01  28.1N  112.3W ML=3.5  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

O: 22NOV2022 09:41:37  28.1N  112.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

P: 25NOV2022 148456    28.0N  112.0W 3.5-5.3 BAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 22NOV2022 22:15:33  28.8S   71.4W mb=4.1  EMSC   ATACAMA, CHILE               

P: 23NOV2022 148641    29.0S   72.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Coast Central Chile        

 

O: 22NOV2022 09:01:27  31.4N  115.5W ML=3.0  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P: 24NOV2022 148513    32.5N  115.7W 2.5-4.8 ABAAA  So. California             

 

O: 22NOV2022 16:39:07  30.8N  116.4W Mw=6.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P: 24NOV2022 148510    30.9N  114.3W 2.5-4.8 AABAA  So. California             

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 ABAAA  So. California             

 

O: 22NOV2022 09:01:27  31.4N  115.5W ML=3.0  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  So. California              

 

O: 22NOV2022 16:39:07  30.8N  116.4W Mw=6.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P: 18NOV2022 148228    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 CAAAA  So. California             

P: 24NOV2022 148510    30.9N  114.3W 2.5-4.8 AABAA  So. California              

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  So. California             

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 22NOV2022 12:40:33  36.0N   14.2E ML=4.3  EMSC   SICILY, ITALY

P: 22NOV2022 148491    39.0N   15.0E 3.0-4.7 ACAAA  Mediterranean/Sicily       

 

O: 23NOV2022 01:59:26  44.0N   13.3E ML=3.6  EMSC   CENTRAL ITALY                

P: 25NOV2022 148535    43.0N   13.0E 3.0-5.3 AAAAA  Adriatic Sea               

 

O: 22NOV2022 09:00:33  67.2N   18.8W ML=3.1  EMSC   ICELAND REGION               

P: 25NOV2022 148610    66.0N   17.0W 3.0-4.6 BBAAA  Iceland area               

 

O: 22NOV2022 15:45:58  79.7N    2.3E Mw=2.8  EMSC   GREENLAND SEA                

P: 15NOV2022 148333    79.0N    7.0E 4.0-5.5 CAAAA  Arctic Ocean Region        

 

O: 23NOV2022 01:30:35  40.8N   31.1E ML=3.9  EMSC   WESTERN TURKEY

O: 23NOV2022 03:50:57  40.8N   30.9E mb=4.5  EMSC   WESTERN TURKEY

O: 23NOV2022 01:08:15  40.8N   31.0E Mw=6.1  EMSC   WESTERN TURKEY               

P: 24NOV2022 148563    41.0N   31.0E 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  No. Turkey/Black Sea       

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 22NOV2022 09:12:22   9.8S  159.6E mb=4.8  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 12:12:49   9.8S  159.6E mb=5.2  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 08:01:14   9.9S  159.7E mb=4.9  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 10:44:23   9.9S  159.6E mb=4.7  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 12:47:50  10.0S  160.0E mb=4.9  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 08:50:41   9.7S  159.5E mb=5.3  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS              

P: 22NOV2022 148418     9.0S  158.0E 4.0-5.4 AABAA  Solomon Islands            

P: 24NOV2022 148625    10.0S  160.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  No. of Santa Cruz Islands  

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 22NOV2022 21:13:13  60.0S   27.8W mb=5.4  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 21NOV2022 148676    60.0S   26.0W 4.0-6.0 AAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

P: 23NOV2022 148676    59.0S   26.0W 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 22NOV2022 11:25:49  30.9S  179.0W mb=4.9  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION

O: 22NOV2022 23:14:02  30.9S  178.9W mb=4.9  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND

O: 23NOV2022 02:24:09  31.1S  178.9W mb=4.9  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION

O: 22NOV2022 12:03:51  31.2S  178.9W mb=5.2  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P: 22NOV2022 148666    31.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.8 AABAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 22NOV2022 12:03:15  31.9S  173.6W mb=5.2  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P: 22NOV2022 148666    31.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.8 AACAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 22NOV2022 09:49:12  36.5S  177.8E ML=4.0  EMSC   OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z

P: 23NOV2022 148661    38.0S  176.0E 3.0-4.5 ABBAA  North Island, N.Z.         

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 22NOV2022 16:06:40  31.5N  138.4E mb=4.6  EMSC   IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION    

P: 25NOV2022 148482    33.0N  137.0E 3.5-4.9 BBAAA  Central/So. Honshu Japan   

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 22NOV2022 22:41:54  30.4N  116.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 22:44:45  30.4N  116.1W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 22:48:53  30.4N  116.1W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 21:36:44  30.5N  116.2W ML=3.8  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 21:42:18  30.5N  116.2W ML=3.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 22:06:19  30.5N  116.2W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 22:06:19  30.5N  116.2W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 22:37:07  30.5N  116.3W ML=3.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 21:46:59  30.6N  116.6W ML=3.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 22:40:12  30.6N  116.5W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 23NOV2022 05:03:39  30.6N  116.4W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 23NOV2022 05:53:27  30.6N  116.4W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 21:52:25  30.7N  116.5W ML=3.8  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 23NOV2022 00:05:43  30.7N  116.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 23NOV2022 04:00:56  30.7N  116.4W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 18:36:07  30.8N  116.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 22:01:53  30.8N  116.5W ML=3.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 22:14:32  30.9N  116.3W ML=3.8  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 21:00:56  31.0N  116.5W mb=4.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 09:27:52  31.1N  116.1W ML=3.3  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 22NOV2022 16:39:07  30.8N  116.4W Mw=6.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 ABAAA  So. California             

 

O: 22NOV2022 10:42:50  31.6N  115.6W ML=3.4  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO       

P: 24NOV2022 148510    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 22NOV2022 19:29:15  32.2N  115.4W ML=2.6  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

O: 23NOV2022 03:42:45  32.9N  116.0W Ml=2.5  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 24NOV2022 148513    32.5N  115.7W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 22NOV2022 10:16:26  36.6N  121.1W Md=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

O: 22NOV2022 14:32:56  36.6N  121.1W Md=2.3  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

P: 21NOV2022 148476    36.4N  121.0W 2.5-5.0 AAAAA  Central California         

P: 22NOV2022 148476    36.7N  121.4W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 23NOV2022 03:56:17  37.3N  120.0W Md=2.1  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 25NOV2022 148475    36.6N  120.7W 2.5-4.9 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 23NOV2022 02:30:12  38.2N  117.9W ML=3.1  EMSC   NEVADA                       

O: 23NOV2022 02:04:03  37.4N  118.5W Md=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 23NOV2022 148472    37.3N  118.3W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 23NOV2022 00:28:17  37.6N  121.8W Md=2.0  EMSC   SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIF.

P: 20NOV2022 148198    37.7N  121.9W 2.5-4.5 BAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 22NOV2022 23:28:13  38.4N  115.8W ML=2.3  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 22NOV2022 23:35:37  38.4N  115.9W ml=2.3  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 22NOV2022 23:31:29  38.5N  115.9W ML=2.4  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 23NOV2022 01:39:11  38.3N  116.0W ml=2.0  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P: 21NOV2022 148493    37.0N  114.9W 2.5-4.4 ABAAA  Nevada area                

 

ALASKA

 

O: 23NOV2022 04:51:37  57.9N  156.3W ML=3.7  EMSC   ALASKA PENINSULA             

P: 24NOV2022 148600    57.0N  154.0W 3.0-4.6 AABAA  Southeast Alaska           

 

O: 23NOV2022 01:36:42  61.7N  149.6W mb=4.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA

O: 22NOV2022 08:50:06  61.7N  149.6W mb=4.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

P: 21NOV2022 148608    62.7N  149.3W 3.2-5.3 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 22NOV2022 20:10:36  43.1N  124.7W ML=2.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE OREGON              

P: 25NOV2022 148566    42.1N  126.9W 3.0-4.6 BABAA  Off Coast of Oregon        

 

O: 23NOV2022 07:22:13  56.1N  116.7W MB=4.1  ECAN ENE of Reno, AB  

O: 22NOV2022 10:56:19  52.4N  116.4W ML=2.8  EMSC   ALBERTA, CANADA              

P: 27NOV2022 148582    52.0N  115.0W 2.0-4.2 BAAAA  Alberta                    

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 22NOV2022 19:08:14  31.7N  104.6W ML=2.7  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 23NOV2022 01:57:57  31.7N  104.6W ML=3.6  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 22NOV2022 14:59:55  31.6N  104.1W ML=2.5  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 22NOV2022 148507    32.5N  104.6W 2.0-4.0 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O: 22NOV2022 22:01:04  37.4N  112.4W Ml=2.2  EMSC   UTAH                          

P: 26NOV2022 148531    38.6N  112.7W 2.0-4.1 BBAAA  Utah area                  

 

O: 22NOV2022 12:04:53  41.5N  112.2W Ml=2.8  EMSC   UTAH

O: 22NOV2022 09:57:58  41.5N  112.2W Ml=2.1  EMSC   UTAH                         

P: 23NOV2022 148531    39.7N  111.9W 2.0-4.0 ABAAA  Utah area                  

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.8 in Northern Utah was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern Utah in Brigham City, Honeyville, Corinne, Ogden, Salt Lake City and Sandy.

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 22NOV2022 13:49:05  52.0N   92.0W ML=3.0  EMSC   ONTARIO, CANADA

O: 22NOV2022 11:29:22  51.9N   92.0W ML=2.7  EMSC   ONTARIO, CANADA              

O: 22NOV2022 16:24:28  52.0N   92.0W MB=2.5  ECAN of Cat Lake, ON  

O: 22NOV2022 13:49:05  52.0N   92.0W MB=3.0  ECAN of Cat Lake, ON  

O: 22NOV2022 11:29:22  51.9N   92.0W MB=2.7  ECAN of Cat Lake, ON  

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.

 

MAJOR EARTHQUAKE FELT IN SOLOMON ISLANDS

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 21, 2022

 

 

A major earthquake of M 7.0 occurred today in the Solomon Islands, southwest Pacific. It was followed by an aftershock of M 6.0. NEIC reported the mainshock was felt with maximum intensity VI in Honiara, Guadalcanal and III in Gizo, Western Solomon Islands. The M 6.0 aftershock was likewise felt in the same area. While the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) issued a tsunami warning, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and local geophysicists responded that there was no threat of a tsunami and none had been observed. With the warning of waves up to 1 meter in height, local populations were warned to take to higher ground. There were no major damages reported with this earthquake although people were shocked by the shaking.

 

 

These earthquakes are at the sixth node (60 degrees) from the M 6.9 in Sumatra of November 18, 2022 and may have been promoted by energy from that source. The mainshock also occurred within minutes of local solar noon and was probably promoted by strong tidal stresses associated with that time of day and the upcoming new moon as described in previous issues of this summary:

 

"The new moon will arrive on November 23, 2022 at 22:57 UT. Like the full moon of November 8, areas most subject to seismic effects of strong associated tidal stresses are in Europe (near local solar midnight) and the Southwest Pacific and the central Aleutians and Hawaii which will be near local solar noon at the time of this New Moon. The seismic flow anticipated for the full moon is therefore reinstated for this new moon. Anticipated seismicity however is expected to be less with this new moon than with the previous full moon. The tidal forecast for the full moon had read: The full moon will arrive November 8, 2022 at 11:02 UT.  This is a total lunar eclipse which will be visible in portions of Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the Americas. The maximum eclipse will be visible at about 15N 165W - west of the island of Hawaii. but the full eclipse will be visible throughout the South Pacific and Indonesia. Longitudes which are near local solar noon at the peak of this eclipse are near 15 East while those at local solar midnight are near 165 West. In the east these include areas of central Europe including Mt. Etna and Stromboli in Italy and the areas of Iceland and the Reykjanes Ridge in the north Atlantic and portions of Greece and in the west the central Aleutians and Hawaii. Regions in the southern Hemisphere including Tonga, Samoa, New Zealand and Fiji and the South Sandwich Islands in the South Atlantic may also see tidal enhancement. These regions may see significant seismic enhancements with this new moon. Other areas where fluids are involved in seismicity may also see increased seismicity near local solar noon or midnight. The chances of a tidally-related strong to major earthquake during the next week is considered to be high as with the previous solar eclipse of October 25, 2022." (November 19-21, 2022)

 

A further factor enhancing the seismicity in the Solomon Islands today was a geomagnetic storm which began earlier in the day. The Solomon Islands are located on the geomagnetic equator and are often activated by geomagnetic effects.

 

Today's event of M 7.0 is the strongest within about 200 km of this epicenter since an M 7.8 on December 8, 2015 and the largest in the Solomon Islands within about 150 km since an M 7.2-7.3 on January 20, 2003, the only such event in the region in the past 30 years. Like today's event, the quake in December, 2015 was  associated with a solar-lunar alignment and with a geomagnetic storm.  It was also associated with a strong earthquake off California earlier in  the day. Such a recurrence may be observed in the current circumstances and residents should be aware of this possibility.

 

Forecasts 148418 and 148625 had expected today's activity within about 50 km was likely to be activated around November 22-24, 2022. This epicenter is located at the third node (120 degrees) from the M 6.8 in Panama of October 20, 2022 and at 100 degrees from the M 7.6 in Michoacan , Mexico of September 19, 2022 and is likely to have been promoted by energy from those sources. It is also located at the sixth node (60 degrees) from the M 6.9 in Sumatra of November 18, 2022.

 

O: 22NOV2022 06:09:16   9.7S  159.5E mb=5.1  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 02:58:29   9.8S  159.7E mb=5.1  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 06:15:53   9.8S  159.6E mb=4.8  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 02:38:00   9.9S  159.6E Mw=6.0  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 02:03:08   9.8S  159.6E Mw=7.0  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS              

P: 22NOV2022 148418     9.0S  158.0E 4.0-5.4 AABAA  Solomon Islands            

P: 24NOV2022 148625    10.0S  160.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  No. of Santa Cruz Islands  

 

The mainshock in the Solomon Islands was followed minutes later by the beginning of a swarm of events in northern Iceland. This is at the third node (120 degrees) from the Solomon Islands and was probably promoted by energy from that source. The strongest earthquakes to date in the Iceland swarm were events of M 3.4 and 3.5. This is a re-activation of this area following a swarm on September 8, 2022 about 150 km to the southwest of today's swarm. The last such quake within about 100 km of today's epicenters was an M 4.7 on January 4, 2021. At the time of the swarm on September 8, 2022 this summary noted in this regard:

 

 

"A strong series of moderate earthquakes including those of M 5.0, 4.5, 4.0, 4.6 hit the area of northern Iceland today. These are not part of the current volcanic eruption in the Reykjavik area of southern Iceland about 500 km away to the south. Nevertheless these events are probably related to incipient volcanism in the area. The last activity with M>=5 within about 200 km of these epicenters occurred on  June 20 and 21, 2020 with M 5.4, 5.7 and 6.0." (September 8, 2022)

 

Forecast 148610 had expected today's activity in northeastern Iceland was likely around November 25 within about 150 km. This activity is also at 105 degrees from the M 6.9 in Sumatra of November 18, 2022 and may have been promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 22NOV2022 04:21:30  67.2N   18.9W ML=3.4  EMSC   ICELAND REGION

O: 22NOV2022 04:04:31  67.2N   18.9W ML=3.5  EMSC   ICELAND REGION               

P: 25NOV2022 148610    66.0N   17.0W 3.0-4.6 BBAAA  Iceland area               

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 5.5 in the Fox Islands, Aleutians. Like the events in the Solomon Islands, this epicenter is located near the longitude of maximum tidal stress with the new moon (see  above).

 

It is interesting that this epicenter is at the antipode of a moderate  earthquake South of Africa of November  19, 2022. The possibility of a moderate triggered earthquake in the Fox Islands after that event had been addressed in this summary at the time as:

 

 

"An unusually large earthquake of M 5.3 occurred in the area southwest of Africa today. It was not reported felt in this remote area.  This epicenter is at 103 degrees from the M 7.0 in Fiji of November 9, 2022 and continues vigorous far-field earthquake triggering from that event in  the past week - concentrated at the fourth and fifth nodes. This epicenter is near the antipode of the Fox Islands at 53N 166W and could help promote seismicity in that area in the next several days." (November 19, 2022)

 

The last earthquake in the Fox Islands within about 200 km of today's epicenter was an M 6.6 and 6.8  on January 11, 2022. At the time this summary noted in this regard:

 

 

"Strong earthquakes of M 6.8 and M 6.4 shook the region of the Fox Islands, Aleutians, Alaska today. NEIC reported the M 6.8 was felt with intensity VI in Nikolski; IV in Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, Falso Pass and II-III in Akutan, Atka, Cold Bay, and Adak,  Alaska. The M 6.4 aftershock was reported with intensity IV in Nikolski, Alaska and III in Unalaska. An aftershock of M 5.8 was also reported felt with intensity IV in Nikolski and Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The last earthquake within about 250 km of this epicenter in the Fox Islands with M>=6.8 was an M 6.9 on July 27, 2015 about 150 km west of today's epicenter." (January 11-12, 2022)

 

Forecast 148589 had expected today's event was likely within about 10 km of the epicenter was likely around November 21. Like much of the recent significant seismicity, this epicenter is located at the fifth node from the M 7.0 in Tonga of November 12  and the sixth node (60 degrees) from the Michoacan earthquake of September 19, 2022 and is likely to have been promoted by energy associated with that source.

 

O: 22NOV2022 03:27:08  52.3N  168.3W mb=3.6  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 03:27:29  52.3N  168.1W mb=4.6  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 21NOV2022 15:09:30  52.4N  168.3W Mw=5.5  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 21NOV2022 148589    52.4N  168.4W 3.5-5.9 AAAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

 

An earthquake of M 5.2 also struck off the coast of Oregon today. NEIC reported this event was felt lightly along the coast of Oregon. The strongest intensity was felt in Crescent City, California with III but light shaking was also reported in Oregon at Florence, Roseburg, Eugene, Creswell, Cloverdale, Rockaway Beach, Gold Hill. This may be the culmination of recent enhanced seismicity in the area as reported in the previous issue of this summary as:

 

 

"A light earthquake of M 2.7 continued elevated seismicity off the coast of Oregon today. This continues recent activity including an M 4.5 on November 18 and an M 3.4 on November 19, 2022 in this area and may indicate a stronger earthquake is likely in the area in the near term. Forecast 148277 had expected today's event within about 100 km of this epicenter was likely around November 18.  This activity is at the third node from the M 6.9 in Sumatra of November 18  and may have been promoted by energy associated with that source." (November 20-21, 2022)

 

The earthquake off Oregon occurred about 33 minutes after the M 5.5 in the Fox Islands, Alaska and may have been triggered by seismic waves from that event. An ScS phase from the Fox Islands was in the vicinity of Oregon (29 degrees  distance) at the time of the subsequent M 5.2 there.

 

The last earthquake of M>=5.2 off the coast of Oregon was an M 5.4 on April 29, 2021 and an M 5.7 on December 29, 2020. An M 5.9 hit about 200 km southeast of this on June 4, 2021 and a series to the northwest occurred on December 8, 2021 with events of M 5.2-5.8. At the time of that series, this summary noted in this regard:

 

 

"A strong series of earthquakes occurred off the coast of Oregon today at 120-130 West longitude. These events were reported lightly felt on the coast of Oregon including at Waldport, Eugene and Beaverton. The largest of these was M 5.8 which was felt with intensity II-III in Oregon in  Depoe Bay, Newport, Florence, Waldport, Hammond, Tualatin, Medford, Cloverdale, Seaside, Sheridan, Forest Grove, Springfield, Portland and as far as southern Washington State.

Other moderately large events of M 5.5, 5.5, 5.5, 5.5, 5.8, 5.3 ... also were recorded in this series. The last earthquakes of M>=5.8 in this area off the coast of Oregon occurred in August and September, 2019 with M 6.3 and 5.9 and as an M 6.2 on August 22, 2018 and an M 5.9 on August 22, 2018. The M 6.3 on August 29, 2019 is the strongest event in this area in the past 30 years. Today's activity appears to be occurring in the volcanic vents off the coast of Oregon. It is likely that this series was promoted by high tidal stresses associated with the new moon/eclipse of December 4." (December 8, 2021)

 

Forecasts 148277 and 148567 had expected today's activity off Oregon was likely between November 18 and 27 within about 100 km of today's epicenter. This epicenter is at the fifth node (72 degrees) from the M 7.3 in Tonga of November 11, 2022 and likely related to that source.

 

O: 21NOV2022 18:47:22  43.4N  127.6W ML=2.9  EMSC   OFF COAST OF OREGON

O: 21NOV2022 15:42:34  43.5N  127.3W Mw=5.2  EMSC   OFF COAST OF OREGON          

P: 18NOV2022 148277    42.5N  126.8W 3.0-4.8 BAAAA  Off Coast of Oregon        

P: 27NOV2022 148567    43.9N  128.4W 3.0-4.6 CAAAA  Off Coast of Oregon        

 

A series of moderate earthquakes also occurred along mid-Ocean Ridges today. These included an M 4.8 in the West Chile Rise and an M 5.2 in the Azores west of Spain and the Strait of Gibraltar. This earthquake occurred within minutes local solar  midnight and was probably promoted by strong tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. The last earthquake within about 300 km of this epicenter in the North Atlantic with M>=5.2 was an M 6.1 on January 4, 2022 and prior to that an M 5.4 on September 17, 2019.  Forecast 148500 had expected this event to the northeast was likely around November 22. This epicenter is at the sixth node (60 degrees) from Michoacan.

 

O: 22NOV2022 02:08:58  34.8N   34.7W mb=5.3  EMSC   AZORES ISLANDS REGION        

O: 22NOV2022 02:08:58  34.9N   34.8W mb=5.2  ANSS   Azores Islands region"       

P: 22NOV2022 148500    38.0N   32.0W 4.0-5.7 ACBAA  No. Mid-Atlantic Ridge     

 

A smaller earthquake of M 4.8 occurred in the Azores earlier on November 21. Forecasts 148273 and 148562 had expected this activity was likely within  about 100 km of this epicenter around November 14-22.

 

 

 

O: 21NOV2022 03:22:21  41.6N   29.4W mb=4.8  EMSC   AZORES ISLANDS REGION        

P: 14NOV2022 148273    42.0N   29.0W 4.0-5.5 CAAAA  No. Mid-Atlantic Ridge     

P: 22NOV2022 148562    41.0N   30.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  No. Mid-Atlantic Ridge     

 

An earthquake of M 4.7 also occurred in the West Chile Rise in the past day. This is an unusual earthquake - the strongest within about 250 km of this epicenter since an M 5.0 on March 3, 2022. Forecasts 148377 and 148667 had expected this event within about 100 km was likely in mid-November. This epicenter is at 103 degrees from the Solomon Islands and may be related to that source. Other activity at this distance from the Solomon Islands occurred today in Guerrero and Oaxaca, Mexico and in western Texas.

 

O: 20NOV2022 11:03:10  43.4S   82.3W Mw=4.7  EMSC   WEST CHILE RISE              

P: 16NOV2022 148377    43.0S   83.0W 4.0-5.7 BAAAA  Chile Rise                 

P: 26NOV2022 148667    43.0S   83.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Chile Rise                 

 

Moderate seismicity also continued today in the region of Kamchatka, Russia. The strongest of today's events was an M 5.4 accompanied by a foreshock of M 4.0 and an aftershock of M 5.1 about 40 minutes later. These follow an M 5.1 in Kamchatka on November 19 at this same epicenter which was described at the time in this summary as:

 

 

"The strongest earthquakes in the world today occurred in Taiwan and Kanchatka with moderate magnitudes of M 5.1 each and in the antipode to Kamchatka – the South Sandwich Islands with M 5.1 and 5.3. The event in Kamchatka was accompanied  by shocks of M 4.1 and 4.5 and may indicate volcanic activity in this remote area. It is the strongest earthquake in Kamchatka since an M 5.6 on July 29, 2022 - the only such event in Kamchatka of M>=5.1 in the past year. Forecast 148306 had expected this activity in Kamchatka was likely within about

100 km of these epicenters around November 18, 2022." (November 19-20, 2022)

 

Forecasts 148592 and 148588 had expected this activity in Kamchatka within about 50 km was likely around November 21-25.

 

O: 21NOV2022 21:06:03  55.7N  162.2E mb=4.0  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA

O: 21NOV2022 22:25:45  55.7N  162.5E mb=5.1  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA

O: 21NOV2022 21:45:47  55.6N  162.7E Mw=5.4  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA 

P: 21NOV2022 148592    56.0N  164.0E 4.0-5.7 AAAAA  Komandorsky Isl            

P: 25NOV2022 148588    56.0N  162.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  E. of Kamchatka            

 

An unusual earthquake also occurred today in northwestern Autralia. No earthquakes of M>=4.5 have been located within about 200 km of this epicenter in the past 30 years. This epicenter is located south of the recent activity in Indonesia and may be related to stress redistribution from those sources.

 

O: 21NOV2022 10:05:06  17.7S  123.4E mb=4.5  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA            

OTHER GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY

 

For most events there are two listings. The first line is the observed event starting with "O:" for Observed. There follows the date, month and year, the time in UT hours:minutes:seconds, the latitude and longitude, the given magnitude and the reporting agency followed by the geographic location. The second line starts with "P:" This is the forecast event as forecast in our summaries normally more than a month in advance. Magnitudes may vary in response to updated seismic watches and daily variations due to tidal and other influences. This line has the forecast date, month and year, the forecast number, latitude, longitude and forecast magnitude range.  This is followed by a comparison between the forecast and the event. The comparison includes letters A-D. The first is number of days difference from predicted (A:up to 2, B3-5; C:6-10; D:more than 10), Difference in latitude (A:up to 1 degree; B:1-2 degrees; C:2-4 degrees; D:more than 4 degrees); longitude (same comparison as with latitude); magnitude (A: within forecast range; B: higher than forecast range; C: lower than forecast range; D: no comparison possible). The last letter is a stand in for a future comparison which needs to be done statistically after a large number of forecasts have been made. In previous data, an excellent match is generally AAAAA; a good match as one or two B's; a fair match has several B's and C's and a poor match is one which contains a number of C's or D's. 

 

ASIA

 

O: 22NOV2022 04:35:48  36.2N   77.9E mb=4.5  EMSC   SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA     

P: 23NOV2022 148501    35.0N   78.0E 3.8-5.2 ABAAA  Northern India             

 

O: 21NOV2022 15:02:06  36.6N   71.3E mb=4.3  EMSC   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

P: 25NOV2022 148486    36.0N   72.0E 3.8-5.4 BAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan         

 

O: 21NOV2022 13:34:29  39.5N   72.8E mb=4.6  EMSC   KYRGYZSTAN                   

P: 19NOV2022 148208    39.0N   72.0E 3.8-5.2 AAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

O: 21NOV2022 12:30:36  40.7N   77.6E mb=4.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA     

P: 24NOV2022 148548    42.0N   79.0E 4.0-5.7 BBAAA  Kirgizstan/Xinjiang        

 

O: 21NOV2022 14:32:42  41.9N   82.6E mb=4.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA     

P: 27NOV2022 148548    42.0N   82.0E 4.0-5.7 CAAAA  Kirgizstan/Xinjiang        

 

O: 21NOV2022 22:34:42  42.6N   79.1E mb=4.0  EMSC   KYRGYZSTAN

O: 21NOV2022 21:26:14  42.6N   79.1E mb=4.2  EMSC   KYRGYZSTAN                   

P: 24NOV2022 148548    42.0N   79.0E 4.0-5.7 BAAAA  Kirgizstan/Xinjiang        

 

O: 22NOV2022 03:40:16  44.6N   79.6E mb=4.3  EMSC   EASTERN KAZAKHSTAN

O: 22NOV2022 00:22:45  44.6N   79.5E mb=4.1  EMSC   EASTERN KAZAKHSTAN           

P: 24NOV2022 148548    42.0N   79.0E 4.0-5.7 ACAAA  Kirgizstan/Xinjiang        

 

O: 21NOV2022 21:06:03  55.7N  162.2E mb=4.0  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA

O: 21NOV2022 22:25:45  55.7N  162.5E mb=5.1  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA

O: 21NOV2022 21:45:47  55.6N  162.7E Mw=5.4  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA 

P: 21NOV2022 148592    56.0N  164.0E 4.0-5.7 AAAAA  Komandorsky Isl            

P: 25NOV2022 148588    56.0N  162.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  E. of Kamchatka            

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 22NOV2022 02:03:08   9.8S  159.6E Mw=7.0  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS              

P: 22NOV2022 148418     9.0S  158.0E 4.0-5.4 AABAA  Solomon Islands            

P: 24NOV2022 148625    10.0S  160.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  No. of Santa Cruz Islands  

 

O: 22NOV2022 06:01:00  14.9S  166.1E mb=5.1  EMSC   VANUATU                      

P: 18NOV2022 148349    14.0S  167.0E 4.0-5.9 BAAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

O: 21NOV2022 15:51:14  10.7S  166.0E mb=4.4  EMSC   SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS           

P: 23NOV2022 148636    11.0S  167.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

O: 21NOV2022 10:55:44  21.1S  174.3W mb=4.9  EMSC   TONGA                         

P: 26NOV2022 148651    20.0S  176.0W 4.0-5.5 BBBAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 22NOV2022 03:20:25  22.6S  179.4W mb=5.0  EMSC   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS        

P: 23NOV2022 148653    24.0S  180.0W 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  Tonga Islands               

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 21NOV2022 07:00:30   9.2N   83.9W ML=4.3  EMSC   COSTA RICA                   

P: 17NOV2022 148111     9.0N   83.0W 3.5-5.0 BAAAA  Costa Rica                 

 

O: 21NOV2022 20:23:16  13.9N   90.7W mb=4.3  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUATEMALA           

P: 26NOV2022 148432    13.0N   91.0W 3.5-5.2 BAAAA  Guatemala                  

 

O: 22NOV2022 05:49:17  14.6S   70.7W ML=4.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN PERU

O: 22NOV2022 05:17:54  14.5S   70.5W mb=4.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN PERU                

P: 18NOV2022 148339    14.0S   71.0W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Central Peru               

 

O: 21NOV2022 10:31:52  15.4N   94.8W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

P: 24NOV2022 148429    16.0N   94.0W 3.5-5.1 BAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 22NOV2022 05:31:49  16.1N   98.2W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

P: 24NOV2022 148447    16.0N   98.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 22NOV2022 06:29:37  16.1S   72.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF SOUTHERN PERU  

P: 23NOV2022 148630    16.0S   71.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  So. Peru/Bolivia           

 

O: 22NOV2022 01:52:05  16.5N   93.7W ML=4.1  EMSC   CHIAPAS, MEXICO              

P: 24NOV2022 148429    16.0N   94.0W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 21NOV2022 09:21:59  18.0N   67.0W Md=3.0  EMSC   PUERTO RICO                  

P: 27NOV2022 148448    19.0N   67.0W 3.4-5.3 CAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 22NOV2022 03:17:11  20.1N   71.8W ML=3.0  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P: 26NOV2022 148453    20.0N   71.0W 3.0-4.6 BAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O: 21NOV2022 21:41:13  24.2S   67.2W mb=4.5  EMSC   SALTA, ARGENTINA             

P: 20NOV2022 148351    24.0S   67.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Argentina                  

 

O: 22NOV2022 01:49:40  26.9N  105.7W ML=3.8  EMSC   CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO

O: 21NOV2022 21:03:26  26.9N  105.7W ML=3.8  EMSC   CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO            

P: 24NOV2022 148456    28.0N  106.0W 3.5-5.3 BBAAA  Northern Mexico            

 

O: 21NOV2022 10:52:15  28.1N  112.4W ML=3.6  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P: 25NOV2022 148456    28.0N  112.0W 3.5-5.3 BAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 22NOV2022 02:11:26  31.7S   69.4W ML=4.0  EMSC   SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA          

P: 22NOV2022 148656    32.0S   68.0W 4.0-5.5 AABAA  Central Chile               

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 22NOV2022 04:21:30  67.2N   18.9W ML=3.4  EMSC   ICELAND REGION

O: 22NOV2022 04:04:31  67.2N   18.9W ML=3.5  EMSC   ICELAND REGION               

P: 25NOV2022 148610    66.0N   17.0W 3.0-4.6 BBAAA  Iceland area                

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 22NOV2022 06:01:00  14.9S  166.1E mb=5.1  EMSC   VANUATU                      

P: 18NOV2022 148349    14.0S  167.0E 4.0-5.9 BAAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

O: 21NOV2022 15:51:14  10.7S  166.0E mb=4.4  EMSC   SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS           

P: 23NOV2022 148636    11.0S  167.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

O: 21NOV2022 10:55:44  21.1S  174.3W mb=4.9  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 26NOV2022 148651    20.0S  176.0W 4.0-5.5 BBBAA  Tonga Islands               

 

O: 22NOV2022 03:20:25  22.6S  179.4W mb=5.0  EMSC   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS        

P: 23NOV2022 148653    24.0S  180.0W 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 22NOV2022 06:09:16   9.7S  159.5E mb=5.1  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 02:58:29   9.8S  159.7E mb=5.1  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 06:15:53   9.8S  159.6E mb=4.8  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 02:38:00   9.9S  159.6E Mw=6.0  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 02:03:08   9.8S  159.6E Mw=7.0  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS               

P: 22NOV2022 148418     9.0S  158.0E 4.0-5.4 AABAA  Solomon Islands            

P: 24NOV2022 148625    10.0S  160.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  No. of Santa Cruz Islands  

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 22NOV2022 02:08:58  34.8N   34.7W mb=5.3  EMSC   AZORES ISLANDS REGION        

O: 22NOV2022 02:08:58  34.9N   34.8W mb=5.2  ANSS   Azores Islands region"       

P: 22NOV2022 148500    38.0N   32.0W 4.0-5.7 ACBAA  No. Mid-Atlantic Ridge     

 

O: 22NOV2022 04:21:30  67.2N   18.9W ML=3.4  EMSC   ICELAND REGION

O: 22NOV2022 04:04:31  67.2N   18.9W ML=3.5  EMSC   ICELAND REGION               

P: 25NOV2022 148610    66.0N   17.0W 3.0-4.6 BBAAA  Iceland area               

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 21NOV2022 10:05:06  17.7S  123.4E mb=4.5  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA            

 

O: 21NOV2022 23:47:27  30.8S  118.4E ML=3.5  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA            

P: 19NOV2022 148373    31.0S  118.0E 2.0-4.8 AAAAA  So. Australia              

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 21NOV2022 20:15:27  45.3N  150.4E mb=4.6  EMSC   KURIL ISLANDS

O: 21NOV2022 20:02:03  45.3N  150.3E mb=4.7  EMSC   KURIL ISLANDS                

P: 23NOV2022 148575    45.0N  149.0E 3.5-5.5 AAAAA  So. Kurils                 

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 21NOV2022 08:59:05  36.4N  121.0W Md=2.4  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

O: 21NOV2022 11:15:16  36.6N  121.2W Md=2.4  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

P: 21NOV2022 148476    36.4N  121.0W 2.5-5.0 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 21NOV2022 14:53:09  37.5N  119.4W ML=2.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 19NOV2022 148193    38.4N  118.7W 2.5-4.9 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.5 in Central California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Central California in Mammoth Lakes.

 

O: 21NOV2022 23:17:11  38.5N  122.1W Md=2.5  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 20NOV2022 148198    37.7N  121.9W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  Central California         

 

ALASKA

 

O: 22NOV2022 03:27:08  52.3N  168.3W mb=3.6  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 22NOV2022 03:27:29  52.3N  168.1W mb=4.6  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 21NOV2022 15:09:30  52.4N  168.3W Mw=5.5  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 21NOV2022 148589    52.4N  168.4W 3.5-5.9 AAAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

 

O: 21NOV2022 15:12:27  60.3N  149.2W ml=3.0  EMSC   KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA      

P: 19NOV2022 148322    60.1N  150.6W 3.2-5.3 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

O: 21NOV2022 11:32:32  63.3N  150.4W ML=3.4  EMSC   CENTRAL ALASKA               

P: 23NOV2022 148608    64.1N  150.9W 3.2-4.9 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 20NOV2022 22:30:30  48.4N  128.7W MB=3.0  ECAN of Tofino, BC                  

P: 17NOV2022 148290    48.9N  129.3W 2.8-5.0 BAAAA  Vancouver Island area      

P: 24NOV2022 148578    48.9N  129.3W 2.8-4.9 BAAAA  Vancouver Island area      

 

O: 21NOV2022 18:47:22  43.4N  127.6W ML=2.9  EMSC   OFF COAST OF OREGON

O: 21NOV2022 15:42:34  43.5N  127.3W Mw=5.2  EMSC   OFF COAST OF OREGON          

P: 18NOV2022 148277    42.5N  126.8W 3.0-4.8 BAAAA  Off Coast of Oregon        

P: 27NOV2022 148567    43.9N  128.4W 3.0-4.6 CAAAA  Off Coast of Oregon        

 

O: 21NOV2022 20:24:12  44.1N  121.4W Ml=2.2  EMSC   OREGON                        

P: 24NOV2022 148569    45.3N  121.7W 2.0-4.4 BBAAA  Oregon state, U.S.         

 

O: 21NOV2022 20:10:47  46.9N  121.7W ML=2.1  EMSC   MOUNT RAINIER AREA, WASHINGTON

P: 23NOV2022 148579    48.0N  123.0W 2.0-4.1 ABAAA  Washington state, U.S.     

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 21NOV2022 20:08:45  31.6N  104.0W ML=2.1  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 21NOV2022 15:27:18  31.7N  104.3W ML=2.3  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 22NOV2022 05:07:49  31.7N  104.5W ML=2.8  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 22NOV2022 148507    32.5N  104.6W 2.0-4.0 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 21NOV2022 18:04:45  35.9N   95.1W ML=2.4  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P: 21NOV2022 148526    35.0N   96.0W 2.0-4.0 AAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

O: 21NOV2022 11:00:33  45.0N   75.0W MB=3.0  ECAN of Ingleside, ON   

O: 21NOV2022 11:00:33  45.0N   75.0W ML=2.2  EMSC   NEW YORK                     

P: 23NOV2022 148560    45.0N   74.0W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  New York State             

 

O: 20NOV2022 16:30:38  42.9N   82.5W MB=2.4  ECAN of Corunna, ON, felt           

P: 16NOV2022 148279    41.8N   81.4W 2.0-4.1 BBAAA  Ohio/Lake Erie             

 

O: 20NOV2022 16:19:48  49.3N   65.6W MB=2.3  ECAN of Saint-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis, Q

P: 25NOV2022 148551    49.3N   67.5W 2.0-4.1 BABAA  Maine                      

 

O: 20NOV2022 12:26:38  45.6N   58.3W MB=3.1  ECAN of Cape Breton - Sydney, NS    

 

O: 20NOV2022 10:25:11  44.5N   68.0W MB=2.6  ECAN of Bar Harbor, ME              

P: 24NOV2022 148549    44.0N   68.0W 2.0-4.0 AAAAA  Maine                      

 

O: 20NOV2022 07:10:57  40.3N   81.3W MB=2.7  ECAN of Canton, OH                  

P: 16NOV2022 148279    41.8N   81.4W 2.0-4.1 BBAAA  Ohio/Lake Erie             

 

 

HAWAII

 

O: 21NOV2022 23:11:15  19.3N  155.5W ML=3.0  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P: 24NOV2022 148457    19.3N  155.3W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Hawaii area