“No one can predict earthquakes” say New Zealand geologists. WRONG! and just proven so.

But blame is not simply due there, for few standing forms of authority have proven worthy of respect around the Canterbury earthquake sequence.

NZ recent Quakes - GNS 220711

NZ recent Quakes - GNS 220711

National-aligned profiteers are pillaging the public purse, taking the private opportunity that disaster too readily presents. Sufficient care is far from evident. With the crony system illegitimately imposed upon our region through an appointed and conflicted Environment Canterbury commission, under false title of “kaitiakitanga”, all kinds of rot have spread widely and will continue so until neutralised.

Christchurch City is broken and desolate, brought low for aligning with immoral cash-hunger, with those they would have us stupidly look up to – Tangata Whenua and Anglicanism.

This backward cabal of anti-democratic crime is tearing New Zealand apart. The evidence is now in, and so we must document it, for building the movement for ethical CHANGE.

Recent Aotearoa-NZ earthquakes – marked with stars at left, courtesy GeoNet – are confirming the dynamic trapezoid lattice of fault movement, from tectonic plate pressure that I outlined yesterday, thus, in
Waitaha kicks back ~ Te Anau 4.7:

Te Anau magnitude 4.7 quake - GNS Googlemap 210711c-2

Te Anau magnitude 4.7 quake - GNS Googlemap 210711c-2

Note the distorted, south-westward pressure driving the Greendale-linked Canterbury faults, and the doubled-reverse seismic effect that this directs back north-east through Wellington (Magnitude 2.9, July 21 2011 at 10:54 pm).

Note too the direct connection with Kermadec Trench movement, and with North Island volcanism, built over the tensioning Alpine fault:

Te Anau magnitude 4.7 quake - GNS Googlemap 210711b

Te Anau magnitude 4.7 quake - GNS Googlemap 210711b


The arrow pointing south-east, through the North Island to offshore Porongahau, shows why this area has recent ground movement (precedent to [5 July Taupo 6.5 quake and then] what?) …

Magnitude 5.1, Friday, July 22 2011 at 5:39 am (NZST), 40 km west of Christchurch:

Dunsandel magnitude 5.1 quake - GNS 220711

Dunsandel magnitude 5.1 quake - GNS 220711


Note the very clear connection now established between Kermadec Arc tectonic events – the two little ‘before-and-after’ blips on the top, Raoul Island line here, of deep distant resonance – and Canterbury’s events (and everything NZ seismic north and south of here).

Note too the equally obvious link between Canterbury’s quakes and those at the deep southern end of the Alpine Fault, with yesterday’s Te Anau 4.7 starting off these Canterbury seismograph records and today’s Dunsandel 5.1 finishing them:

Canterbury seismograph drums - GNS 220711a

Canterbury seismograph drums - GNS 220711a

Note too the ‘insulated’ nature of Inchbonnie zone, where geology is somehow very different, such that quake energy travels and releases very unevenly through there, suggesting it is pivotal in the major releases of Alpine fault energy of the past and to inevitably come.

Here is the precise prediction made that today’s large quake would occur, when and why: Next ChristChurch 6+ #quake correctly foresaw a significant event after “Line X” – the 10-Gigajoule average daily energy-release line – had been crossed on quake.crowe.co.nz/QuakeEnergy:

Dunsandel magnitude 5.1 quake - Crowe.co.nz/ChartEnergy 220711

Dunsandel magnitude 5.1 quake - Crowe.co.nz/ChartEnergy 220711

What added a surprising smidgen of remote energy into NZ tectonic motion overnight, again, to release both a small Banks Peninsula aftershock and this morning’s magnitude 5.1 – an otherwise undocumented, modest Kermadec Trench quake around 11:20pm NZST (top, RIZ line effects):

NZ seismograph drums - GNS 220711

NZ seismograph drums - GNS 220711


Raoul Island seismograph drum - GNS 220711

Raoul Island seismograph drum - GNS 220711


See Kermadec collision cont’d post for more detail on the recent history.

Here was the new energy being delivered onto the Canterbury fault system build-up, via the Hikurangi Trough north of Kaikoura:

Dunsandel mag 5.1 quake, Kahutara River seismograph drum, south-west of Kaikoura - GNS 220711

Dunsandel mag 5.1 quake, Kahutara River seismograph drum, south-west of Kaikoura - GNS 220711

North and south of New Zealand, the Pacific Plate is moving with evermore energy, at our mounting peril. Today:

Balleny Islands 5.6, Kermadec 5.0 quakes - GIM 220711a

Balleny Islands 5.6, Kermadec 5.0 quakes - GIM 220711a


Fiji magnitude 6.0 quake - GIM 220711a

Fiji magnitude 6.0 quake - GIM 220711a

Note how this morning’s Canterbury 5.1 ‘aftershock’ was a definitively volcanic trace:

Dunsandel mag 5.1 quake, Taranaki seismograph drum - GNS 220711

Dunsandel mag 5.1 quake, Taranaki seismograph drum - GNS 220711


Dunsandel mag 5.1 quake, Ngauruhoe seismograph drum - GNS 220711

Dunsandel mag 5.1 quake, Ngauruhoe seismograph drum - GNS 220711


Dunsandel mag 5.1 quake, Ruapehu seismograph drum - GNS 220711

Dunsandel mag 5.1 quake, Ruapehu seismograph drum 1 - GNS 220711


Dunsandel mag 5.1 quake, Ruapehu seismograph drum 2 - GNS 220711

Dunsandel mag 5.1 quake, Ruapehu seismograph drum 2 - GNS 220711


Dunsandel mag 5.1 quake, Taupo seismograph drum - GNS 220711

Dunsandel mag 5.1 quake, Taupo seismograph drum - GNS 220711


Dunsandel mag 5.1 quake, Northland seismograph drum - GNS 220711

Dunsandel mag 5.1 quake, Northland seismograph drum - GNS 220711

Remember, at root of New Zealand’s building geological crisis – that has claimed 211 lives already since November 2010 – is gross breach of ‘Godzone’ integrity.

The laws of nature have been transgressed for private gain, through the indefensible sale of Aotearoa-NZ mauri, that is mirrored in ignorant breach of humanity’s democratic principles. This has a moral, intellectual and ‘spiritual’, as well as a geophysical dimension, all of which require unifying resolution – with haste.

Our current Prime Minister has proven himself – through repeated inability to put the national interest above private interest – to be a major cause rather than a resolver of all this.

~ On November 26, JOHN KEY MUST GO!

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