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Earthquake Jitters

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In the last few weeks, we’ve had a bunch of small earthquakes (for example) out in the Andaman Sea about 250 miles WNW of here. I didn’t feel them but the alert emails from the USGS keep coming in.

Last week, the authorities here actually sounded the tsunami warning. Probably just being overly cautious; these were only approx 4.5 to 5.5 magnitude and the Christmas 2004 quake was 9.0, one of the strongest in history. Does show, however, that the Christmas disaster is never far from our minds. Brings to mind the old Cold War days when every time the TV went out, it was easy to imagine that it was a nuclear blast somewhere…


Another resource: http://krilloil.com/blog/earthquake-data/