Has anyone been following up on it lately? There has been about a good 100 to 200 or so, most small. Here’s a list:

http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Maps/115-33_eqs.htm

Its in a geothermal area near a dormant volcano. Its getting annoying aside from nerve racking trying to sleep at night.
Here’s a recent report of earthquakes, man they just keep coming,gah, I hope its just easing pressure off of San Andreas.
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Quakes/quakes0.html

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Ok so can anybody give me some information on earthquakes? I’m studying abroad this year in Italy around 40 miles from where the big earthquake was the other day. Anyway what I’m wondering is if anybody knows if it’s normal that keep having big shakes. Some are being classes as aftershocks obviously but we’ve had 3 more above 5.0 on the Richter scale, with the last being only around 20mins ago. Is this normal? And if so and it is just the settling of the ground how long can we expect major shakes for? I’m really scared! these apartment blocks swaying like they are all the time is really frightening, I can’t sleep and I live on the 5th floor so it feels really dangerous up here. I’ve just found out that the last quake measured 5.7 on the Richter scale and like i say this was only a short while ago, what can I do to make myself feel better?!
If you want to look at these links you may be able to tell me more about if it’s really abnormal or not, I know the news here has been calling the situation an anomaly?
If it helps this link shows all the recent quakes apart from the last
http://www.earthquake.it/ultimi-terremoti.php
and this shows the biggest ones, including the last one
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Maps/region/Europe.php
Thanks the geologist that’s helpful. Well as I live on the 5th floor I’m not thinking about exit strategies because I heard you shouldn’t go into the internal stairwell. This may sound stupid but I thought I may put a mattress on top of my bathtub with a couple of bottles of water etc inside then if I feel another one get in under the mattress. Is this a really stupid idea or not?

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From the Time’s Magazine | Katrina: One Year Later
Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Wildfires, Earthquakes … Why We Don’t Prepare
"Every July the country’s leading disaster scientists and emergency planners gather in Boulder, CO, for an invitation-only workshop. 440 people obsessed with the tragic and the safe, people who get excited about earthquake "shake maps" and righteous about flood insurance. It’s a spirited but wonky crowd that is growing more melancholy every year. After 9/11, the people at the Boulder conference decried the nation’s myopic focus on terrorism. They lamented the decline of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). And they warned to the point of cliché that a major hurricane would destroy New Orleans. It was a convention of prophets without any disciples…"
"The real challenge in the U.S. today is not predicting catastrophes. That we can do. The challenge that apparently lies beyond our grasp is to prepare for them." (Times Mag. Aug 20th to read more)
Times Magazine on CNN.com August 20th

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http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Maps/118-34.html

my house shook for like 30 seconds to a min.

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http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Maps/117-34.html

is that list trying to say that California is Getting Hit Alot Today from Earthquakes

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Knowing that large dams have and can cause earthquakes.does it sound reasonable to make the connection
between the recent quakes,and the stress that the dam and
resiviour are placing on the crust?

Maybe the stress transfered to a weaker fault line and ruptured it.It also could be a contributing factor in the strength
and high number of aftershocks.

I would like to hear good solid answers to this question.I am
researching trying to find maps of tectonic plates,and asian
earthquake faults.

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Is this source some kind of left-wing propaganda?

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/Maps/special/Alaska.php

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Alaska has many earthquakes, as does all the west coast of the US. but it seems the earthquakes stop at the borders of Canada.

http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Maps/region/N_America.php

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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/Maps/AK2/56.58.-154.-150.php

Looks like far more than a normal day….what do you make f it?

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I have found maps of the recent earthquakes there, but not an actual Fault Line map.

THANKS!!

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