5/24/2015 — Quebec Canada — East coast earthquake activity — Forecast area direct hit

In the most recent earthquake forecast, issued on 5/21/2015, a projection was made for possible swarms of smaller earthquakes to strike South Quebec.

Move forward two days to 5/23/2015, and we see the area of South Quebec show direct earthquake activity in the area which was forecast to show movement.

earthquake new england quebec may 24 2015

At least two different seismic events struck back to back from each other at the Quebec Ontario Canada border.  The first event was a magnitude 2.3, the second follow up earthquake was a 2.1 magnitude.

This comes on top of the earthquake which just struck Maine on 5/22/2015, which also was forecast to occur.  Making a total of THREE different East coast earthquakes in the past 2 days.

Overall, we have seen the United States enter into a short burst of seismic unrest from the West coast , all the way to the East coast.  From a 5.4M near Las Vegas, Nevada to a 4.7M in Central Kansas. The overall activity in the United States is stemming from a Global Unrest event which currently taking place.

These East coast earthquake swarms were expected to occur, as we talked about in the Earthquake forecast issued on May 21st.  Still have 3 1/2 days left to go in the current earthquake forecast watch time period.

Keep watch near term, things have not yet started to calm down (seismically speaking).


See the forecast Earthquake projections for the East coast in the most recent video update here:


Information on these earthquakes from the USGS:

M2.3 – 5km SW of Huntingdon, Canada


Magnitude / uncertainty 2.3 ml± 0.2
Location / uncertainty 45.054°N 74.215°W± 0.4 km
Depth / uncertainty 10.8 km± 1.6
Origin Time 2015-05-23 20:21:59.300 UTC
Number of Stations 26
Number of Phases 46
Minimum Distance 16.53 km (0.15°)
Travel Time Residual 0.33 sec
Azimuthal Gap 81°
FE Region Ontario-Quebec border region, Canada (470)
Magnitude / uncertainty 2.1 ml± 0.1
Location / uncertainty 45.081°N 74.235°W± 0.6 km
Depth / uncertainty 16.1 km± 1.2
Origin Time 2015-05-23 20:22:08.740 UTC
Number of Stations 8
Number of Phases 12
Minimum Distance 16.14 km (0.14°)
Travel Time Residual 0.15 sec
Azimuthal Gap 100°
FE Region Ontario-Quebec border region, Canada (470)


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