Saturday, April 4, 2015

Oklahoma Earthquake Easter Egg


Find the Easter Egg right under your feet.  It's an M5 earthquake disguised as an M4.2.  The rest of the world calls it a 5, but some junior usgus seismologist, being forced to work the weekend, shrunk the kids.

The press is in on this like flies on stink.  Makes no difference to me, but this large earthquake was very deep, and had a mechanism that puts out very little PGV for magnitude.  The next one might win the prize.

Update:  It only suppressed things for half a day.  The events are starting up again.

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