2/19/2017 — Japan struck by noteworthy M5.5 (M5.9) earthquake as expected — Forecast area direct hit

Japan has been struck by a noteworthy M5.5 (M5.9) earthquake after days without any activity above M4.0.

Video report here:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20008ks7#executive

2017-02-19 09:19:30 UTC
35.633°N   140.806°E
39.4 km depth
Magnitude/uncertainty 5.5 mb± 0.0
Location/uncertainty 35.633°N 140.806°E± 6.5 km
Depth/uncertainty 39.4 km± 6.1
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 192
Minimum Distance 248.5 km (2.23°)
Travel Time Residual 1.39 s
Azimuthal Gap 98°
FE Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN (228)

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Above: February 19, 2017 — Japan was struck by a noteworthy M5.5 earthquake which was forecast to occur up to 3 days prior to the activity striking.

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3 days of warnings were issued for a M5.5 to M5.9 earthquake to strike Japan at the “silent zone fulcrum point” as described in last nights video.

Warning 3 (final warning) for Japan issued here (February 18 2017):

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Warning 2 for Japan issued here (February 17, 2017):

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Warning 1 for Japan issued here (February 16, 2017):

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2/17/2017 — Nightly Earthquake Update + Forecast — Dominican Republic + Ecuador hit as expected

As expected , per the earthquake forecast issued for this week, a M4.6 earthquake has struck Dominican Republic, and an additional M4.8 has struck Peru near the Ecuador border.

Above: February 16, 2017 – M4.6 earthquake strikes Dominican Republic as expected, per the weekly earthquake forecast issued 3 days prior to the event occurring.

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Also, worthy of note, if you watch the video below you will see (at about 19min) a brief segment about Hawaii.

Today, a slightly more rare M4.5 earthquake struck the big island of Hawaii.

We don’t normally cover Hawaii unless something is going on with volcanic activity … last night a strange volcanic eruption was populated on our volcano feed, but no information was available.  Ironically the volcano report was nearby Hawaii.

Above: February 17, 2017 — Hawaii struck by a M4.5 on the North side of the “big island”.

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See the nightly earthquake update showing the events here:

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