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Earthquake Weather Report for July 2015
After a very busy 36 days, beginning and ending with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake (started with a shallow one in Nepal and ended with a very deep one off the coast of Japan), things settled down to a level that was closer to average for the month of June, 2015. Statistically, looking over the past 100 years, June typically has more large quakes above 7.0 than was the case this time so, in a sense, things were perhaps a bit below average for the month. This may be a trend that continues for several months yet, but based on Astro-aspect values and Eclipse-aspect values for the month of July, things are likely to be a bit more active than June was.
If one looks at earthquakes as low as 5.7 magnitude, one sees that all but one of the first six earthquakes fell within windows defined by Astro-aspect and Eclipse-aspect values. The one that wasn't in a window was the largest, a 6.1 magnitude event in Japan, and just 2 hours after the first window of the month ended. Two of these events, one 6.0M event in Chile and one 5.7M in Japan, were in locations given prior in my Earthquake Weather Report for June 2015, as likely areas for epicenters in that particular window. Two more quakes, a 5.7M in Indonesia on 6/15, and a 6.0M in the Fiji region, were also inside a window.
After that, larger earthquakes of 7.0M in the Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge on 6/17 and a 6.4M one in Chile on 6/20 were outside of pre-determined windows (i.e. they appeared to be random events although the last one happened less than 4 hours prior to the 4th window of the month). It was the same story for a 6.3-6.5M earthquake in Japan on 6/23...
In other words, my forecast didn't pan out. Previously, I thought that the increased activity for significant events or 6.8M or greater earthquakes in the 36 days beginning on 25 April 2015, would possibly continue for another 2-3 weeks into June. However, as pointed out in previous hubs, when the frequency of earthquakes is below average, astrological factors are likely to be less significant. Such was the case in June.
One interesting angle regarding June was presented by two earthquakes of 6.0M and one of 5.9M that occurred southeast of the Fiji islands. These occurred from 6/16 thru 6/21, were of great depth, and all inside windows defined by aspect values. These to me look suspiciously like pre-shocks to a possible 7.0 or larger earthquake in that area in the not too distant future. In the map and list below (courtesy of the USGS), one can see a flurry of 5.9M to 7.3M earthquakes in the same general area over the course of the past five years. The large circle at the lower left of the group was the 7.3M quake, happening in September 2011. The large circle at the upper right of the group represents a 7.1M event of 1 Nov 2014 (plus, the nearest circle to that epicenter was for a 6.9M quake a few months prior). These earthquakes were preceded by two events in the 5.9-6.2M range. Beginning 30 December 2014, there have been five earthquakes in the range of 6.0-6.2M. This to me spells out that another earthquake of 6.9-7.7M will follow sometime in the next few months to a few years and could also be followed by an earthquake of 8.0M or more shortly after that.
Another interesting development was the occurrence of two shallow earthquakes, one of 5.8M and one of 5.9M off the coast of Oregon on 1 June 2015. These events could spell that activity may start to pick up there, with larger earthquakes to come; perhaps one of from 6.8M to 7.4M on the horizon.
Looking further back in time in this region we see some larger quakes, one as high as 6.8M off the northern California coast in March 2014. The second largest was a 6.5M off the coast of southwestern Canada the following month. These two earthquakes would seem to be warning of the possibility of a large earthquake, as high as 8.3M, off the Oregon coast. Of course, seismologists are already expecting a mega quake in this region, they just aren't sure when exactly; could be within 3 years or 300 years. These earthquakes are quite possibly indicators that such an earthquake is coming sooner rather than later, but of a magnitude less than the maximum 9.0 that has been warned of by earth scientists.
One last earthquake, namely the 6.4M event off the coast of central Chile (of 20 June), may also be a precursor to an earthquake of about 7.5M in the not too distant future.
Looking ahead to July 2015, there seems to be more chances for significant earthquakes than was the case in June 2015. Usually the windows defined by aspect values average about 54% of a given month. In June, that was estimated to be 60.3%. For July, the figure has become 64.35% or close to two thirds of the month. Unless the month of July turns out to be busier than usual, it is likely that the results of earthquakes falling inside these windows will not be significant. At this point, I am not sure how active it will be, but two dates stand out for the month when it is estimated that the chances of a significant earthquake then (6.8M or larger) will be about 2.5 times more likely than usual. These dates are July 18.0 (Greenwich Mean Time, give or take 30 hours) and July 21.5 (GMT, give or take 12 hours). The chances for such a quake for the first date is estimated to be 32% and for the last date to be 13%.
The following are the dates and possible epicenter locations for earthquakes of 6.8M or larger for the month of July 2015:
1.0-3.99 (dates) Papua New Guinea, Iran, Kamchatka, northern New Zealand.
4.0-6.25 Kamchatka, Aleutian Islands, New Zealand, southern Chile, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Nepal, Central America, Colombia, Peru, Chile, California.
9.75-13.5 Kamchatka, Aleutian Islands, New Zealand, southern Chile, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Nepal.
13.9-23.5 Sumatra, Nepal, India, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Iceland, Papua New Guinea.
31.65-end of month: Kamchatka, Aleutian Islands, New Zealand, southern Chile, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Nepal.