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By: ofieldstream, 1:25 AM GMT on March 21, 2012
Today the ground between the states of Guerrero and Oaxaca, Mexico shook, and shook quite violently. With a huge 7.4 Quake at less than 10 miles deep, the ground was tossed mightily; we're still waiting on reports of the severity of the damage. But with a large cluster of 7 quakes from the massive 7.4 to 4.6, and all of the quakes clustered in a radius of less than 40 miles; including one offshore; there has to be some serious damage. This is also NOT an unpopulated area.
Screenshot of GoogleMap of today's WUquake MXcluster
Screenshot of USGS map of today's WUquake MXcluster
There are more, around the world. But this was a blast in a small region.
So, who's up for the next rumble? My guess the San Andreas may be feeling some shaking soon.
By: ofieldstream, 6:34 PM GMT on March 14, 2012
Over the past 5 or 6 years I've had a Google Alert for Earthquakes going. It's been quite interesting to see the various locations and what seem to be 'patterns' - despite the constant denial of 'earthquake patterns' by the experts.
Once WU began including earthquake data in the Interactive FLASH Map on the landing page, I've been following it like a puppy in heat. But for WHY! - I don't know - I didn't think about logging these in a personal map on Google Maps! Sheeze Louise! I could have had a great database of earthquake symbols all over the globe by now. And maybe enough data to prove the doubting 'experts' of a patten to earthquakes. Hey, I can dream can't I? ". )
So, with this morning's cluster of 5 earthquakes off Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan (just NE of Honshu Prefecture, Japan); centered around the Erimo Seamount; and the 5.4 mag quake off Chiapas, MX, I'm now logging each day's earthquakes, listed on the WU Interactive FLASH Map.
I'm also still hopeful that once the Google search-bots go through the maps for the day (or hour, however often they scavenge for information ), that you will be able to Search Google Maps for 'Japan Earthquakes' to find the markers for the WUquakes. To give my markers a 'special look', I designed a custom marker for the WUquakes, seen below. The map markers are automatically downsized to 64px X 64px.
So the big thing now is to wait and see if the machinery at Google will bring up my WUquake markers.
Once I know how to 'see' these, I'll come back and post the 'How To'.
I still have not found an 'easy' way to see the quake markets I've built on GoogleMaps. But I'm still working on it. -OFS
Updated: 9:31 PM GMT on March 15, 2012