Well my friends, the deeper I dig, the harder I scratch my head and the angrier and more frustrated I get. I woke up ridiculously early this morning and decided to take a look at the USGS and EMSC earthquake updates for today... then did a comparison for the past week between the two sites using the same criteria.
...Something is definitely going on here. I set the search criteria for the past 7 days, for the same area, showing all earthquakes above 2.0 magnitude, any depth.
First, here is a screen shot of the USGS map from 7am this morning:
|USGS Aug 18 7am|
Second: Here is a screen shot of the EMSC map, using the exact same search criteria:
|EMSC aug 18 7am|
All the Iranian earthquakes measure 10km or less- and most were a depth of EXACTLY 10km.
According to the EMSC there have been 35 earthquakes in the past 7 days that have been magnitude 5.0 or higher. There have been 550 earthquakes globally of a magnitude 2.5 or greater.
According to the USGS there have been 25 earthquakes in the past 7 days that have been magnitude 5.0 or higher. There have been 201 earth quakes globally of a magnitude 2.5 or greater.
Check the information out for yourself:
Please share this information out and please leave your comments if you have any theories.