fairly quiet quake day, did find one in Saudi Arabia not included on USGS. 12:17 UTC 27.44 N 39.20 E 33 km mb 4.9
WESTERN SAUDI ARABIA
Just for history sake, when I first started watch usgs sometime before I became public in 2005, the total quakes for the week averaged around 125. Most of the time now, between 180 on the low end to 300 or more on the high end, and of course that doesn't include the ones they ignore. You can get the total here easily for each week, [link to earthquake.usgs.gov
Alaska's use to also be about 125 and now also ranges similarly to the world total.
also, california nevada, there are two maps. This is the common one on usgs and it reports quakes 1+ on up. [link to earthquake.usgs.gov
This is the other, which reports the really micro quakes under 1 also. [link to www.data.scec.org
] Now today look at the count difference between the usgs above. Today with these micro quakes it says 680, while usgs 1+ is 344. There is a difference of about 344 I think. Years ago, the difference average around 125. Most of the time now its almost double and often considerably more than double the count. Sometimes you can see clusters of these that will say perhaps a bigger one is on the way. But the importance to me is the difference in the numbers, which has steadily increased as to the really little ones. I am assured by Soltec, starfleets geophysical guy, that this is not good news.