Very shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Ogasawara region, Japan
A very shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.6 hit Japanese Ogasawara Archipelago at 18:22 UTC (03:22 JST) on August 16, 2018. The USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 11.5 km (7.1 miles) at 18:21 and M6.0 at 18:22 UTC. EMSC is reporting M6.4 and M5.9 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 251 km (156 miles) SE of Iwo Jima, 420.9 km (261.5 miles) SSW of Ogasawara, Japan and 945.4 km (587.5 miles) NNW of Saipan, Northen Mariana Islands. There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles). Although there may be slight sea-level changes in coastal regions, this earthquake has caused no damage to Japan, JMA said. The closest volcanoes are Minami-Hiyoshi and Nikko, both submarine. They have located roughly 100 km (62 miles) W of the epicenter. Periodic water discoloration and water-spouting have been reported over Minami-Hiyoshi since 1975 when detonations and an explosion were als…



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November 30, 2017
A large M6.7 (M6.5) earthquake has struck the central Mid-Atlantic ridge directly on the “letter X”.
It is also worthy to make note this rare event struck at the exact location we were watching for pressure to transfer to.
The pressure transfer zone is indicated with a large red arrow pointing from South America's coast to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.   The arrow shows which way pressure flows.  Ultimately the seismic pressure flows from West to East in these locations.
This large M6.7 (M6.5) earthquake struck at the predesignated pressure termination point marked with a letter X.
Information on the M6.5 from the USGS:
2017-11-30 06:32:50 UTC
1.105°S   23.419°W
10.0 km depth
The seismic pressure is a different force than the earthquakes themselves.
As the seismic pressure is generated in the West Pacific (rising up from below the plate) the force spreads out across the plate boundaries flowing in a path of least resistance away from the location which is causing the push.
When the seismic pressure flows out of a deep earthquake area, the fingerprints of this invisible force are revealed by noteworthy sized earthquakes which are usually 1-2 full magnitudes larger, and usually much more shallow in the crust (up above the deep event).
Please reference this newest pressure transfer map below for an idea of how the plates transfer this seismic pressure from region to region.
If you would like to know more about how the seismic pressure transfers across the planet, and how different regions are affected by this force, start your journey here:
Always remember, have an earthquake plan, and be ready – just in case.
If you don’t already have an earthquake plan , now is the time for you to develop one.
I think our motto applies now more than ever…. don’t be scared, be prepared.

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