Just as we were expecting, and as the earthquake forecast called for… new larger earthquake activity has returned to Nepal.
Measuring M5.0 , this new movement comes after a few months relative silence in the area, and it directly follows a text warning issued 3 days ago , and a video warning issued 2 days ago.
Both the text alert ,and the video were made after a deep earthquake struck in the Asthenosphere below Japan a few days ago.
Each time we see a deep earthquake just West of Japan, it is causing a shallow larger earthquake near Nepal as the pressure is transferring WESTWARD across Asia from the Pacific.
Pressure is transferring across thousands of miles over the course of a short amount of time, causing earthquakes across vast distances.
Text Warning for Nepal issued on August 20, 2015 here:
Video warning for Nepal issued 2 days prior here:
(beginning at about 1min 30 sec in the video)
Information on this earthquake from the USGS:
|Magnitude/uncertainty||5.0 mb± 0.0|
|Location/uncertainty||27.850°N 86.059°E± 10.7 km|
|Depth/uncertainty||35.0 km± 1.9|
|Origin Time||2015-08-23 09:02:09.040 UTC|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||98|
|Minimum Distance||1383.03 km (12.42°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.92 sec|
|FE Region||Nepal (310)|