Category: Kermadec Islands


Noting a return of readers to my blog today, probably looking for New Zealand earthquake analysis, I will rattle this post off quickly, as a catch-up on a previously strong theme to my writing. Then I will take a good long walk to relax. As should we all.

Having accurately forecast, to within 50 minutes, a magnitude 4.7 Christchurch earthquake yesterday, what are my afterthoughts about this? Under-earth events continue for the country and are detailed here: #Masterton‬ mag 5.2 ‪#‎eqnz‬ this morning is not alone..”[1] (Read research at footnote link). The title is only more fitting, a month to the day since it was written, when there have been two 5.2 magnitude earthquakes, this new morning. (Ironically, says the Moon Man?)

Stunning, really. Awesome Earth!

But what is the big picture, if I am asked?

Well, it’s not good. Not for New Zealand, one of the newest land masses and nations on the planet – it is likely to have to start again. In our lifetime? It seems / I would say, perhaps yes. Because a 330-year Alpine Fault cycle is sitting at year 299, approximately.

The tectonic motion we have begun to experience as a constant factor of the post-colonial state has the capacity to practically destroy it. In my opinion. A catastrophe so large is built into this land, Aotearoa – Land of the Long White [volcanic] Cloud – that it will surely cripple us one day. Soon? Hard to say. Why? It looks like this:

Current south-east/central North Island quakes are signs that the Australian Plate it is on is moving, a little bit more. When it finally gets going properly it will be a huge leap south-east, and this will spread the central plateau / Kermadec Arc enough for the Taupo super-volcano to explode again. That will obliterate the central North Island and disable both Auckland and Wellington.

What will initiate this calamity, however, will be almost as bad for the South Island  – a magnitude 8+ slippage of the Alpine Fault, disabling Christchurch and the then-isolated West Coast. This (long-term) ‘regular’ event constitutes the letting-off of the not-quite slow-moving tectonic brake, that is the Southern Alps, that keeps this geological system ‘stable’. A relative term. Long calm will resettle again, after many many large and small aftershocks.

Will Otago-Southland be left standing to pull us through? Let us hope so.

There is no way we can recover from this imminent (in our lifetime?) surety without massive international support and massive sacrifice of sovereignty.

Let us prepare for that transitional step now. However we are best able to.

But it may be that the next magnitude 8+ Alpine Fault earthquake does not release Taupo super-volcano.[2]  Let us hope so. ‘Not yet please.’  We are not ready. …

Is the Taupo volcano on a 5, 6 or 7 Alpine Fault-slip cycle? Some decade on from now, all New Zealand will be discovering this, as-yet hidden fact, together. It will be our darkest hour. Human spirit will pull through.

Kia kaha. Kia ora. Waimarie.

[1] facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209826325001836&set=a.1294734535479.2045005.1443783772&type=3

[2] “1800 years ago Taupo volcano in New Zealand had the largest volcanic eruption in the world for the last 5000 years.” sott.net/article/249473-Is-The-Super-Volcano-Taupo-in-New-Zealand-Awakening and see wikipedia.org/wiki/Taupo_Volcano “The main pyroclastic flow devastated the surrounding area, climbing over 1500 metres (5000 ft) to overtop the nearby Kaimanawa Ranges and Mount Tongariro, and covering the land within 80 kilometres (50 mi) with ignimbrite from Rotorua to Waiouru. Only Ruapehu was high enough to divert the flow.”

“Possibility of further eruptions on White Island remains high” 10 May 2016 m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11636672

“Mt Ruapehu still shaking” – top closed to public radionz.co.nz/news/national/303667/mt-ruapehu-still-shaking

“Aggressive 4.7 Christchurch shake centred close to February 22, 2011 earthquake”  stuff.co.nz/national/79890087/earthquake-rattles-christchurch and five hours later a “‘Strong’ earthquake shakes lower North Island” stuff.co.nz/national/79892918/Strong-earthquake-shakes-lower-North-Island 12 May 2016 – graphic, GeoNet.org.nz/quakes/drums:

120516b-NSN-drums-Masterton4.7-5.2

Update 30/5/2016

Scientists prepare for Lake Taupo eruption

“A team of researchers is studying the volcano so better response plans can be put in place in case of a large eruption. The Earthquake Commission said damage from the last time the volcano erupted – almost 1800 years ago – would be large enough to destroy the central North Island…”
radionz.co.nz/news/regional/305214/scientists-prepare-for-lake-taupo-eruption

Understand that the Taupo Volcanic Zone, stretching from Mount Ruapehu to north of White Island, marks the southern pin of the broad Kermadec Arc and basin, a massive slow-spreading rift in the Earth that forever thins its crust. From this steady motion – eastwards, of the Australian Plate – re-eruption of Taupo Volcano is inevitable. It isn’t the centre of the North Island for no reason – it explains why the island is above water. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taupo_Volcanic_Zone

Subduction Zone diagram

Subduction Zone diagram

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lau_Basin + Graphic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back-arc_basin

The 5th most explosive volcano event known to human scientific records:
Name: Whakamaru
Zone: Taupo Volcanic Zone
Location: New Zealand, North Island
Notes: Whakamaru Ignimbrite/Mount Curl Tephra
Years ago (approx.): 340,000
Ejecta bulk volume (approx.): 2,000 km³
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supervolcano#VEI_8

Later, “Earth’s most recent eruption reaching VEI-8, the highest level on the Volcanic Explosivity Index” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taupo_Volcanic_Zone

“The Ōruanui eruption (about 26,500 years ago) covered much of the central North Island with ignimbrite, up to 200 metres deep. Ash fallout was spread by the wind over the entire North Island, much of the South Island, and a large area east of New Zealand, including the Chatham Islands. About 1,200 cubic kilometres of pumice and ash were rapidly ejected. This caused a large area of land to collapse, forming the caldera basin now filled by Lake Taupō.”

…”Big bang – The Ōruanui eruption was so enormous that it is hard to visualise. In only a few days or weeks it ejected enough material to construct three Ruapehu-sized cones. After the eruption, the new lake gradually filled to a level 140 metres above the present lake. The lake broke out to the north, resulting in a huge flood. For several thousand years the Waikato River flowed northwards into the Hauraki Gulf, but it later changed its course to flow through the Hamilton lowlands to the Tasman sea.”

Then, …”Taupō eruption – The most recent major eruption of Taupō volcano took place in late summer–early autumn around 200 AD, from vents near Horomatangi Reefs (now submerged). The eruption produced a towering ash column, resulting in tephra-fall deposits over a wide area from Hamilton to Gisborne. The airfall deposits were much thicker to the east of Taupō because the eruption column was blown in that direction by strong westerly winds. The eruption column was followed by a devastating pyroclastic flow, blanketing a roughly circular area within 80 kilometres of Lake Taupō with ignimbrite, and destroying all life in its path. The ground-hugging pyroclastic flow appears to be one of the most powerful ever recorded, and was able to overtop Mt Tongariro and the Kaimanawa mountains, climbing 1,500 metres in a matter of minutes. The outlet of Lake Taupō was again blocked during the eruption, and the lake level rose to 34 metres above its present height, forming a widespread terrace. The lake eventually broke out in a huge flood whose effects can be traced for over 200 kilometres downstream, and include boulder beds and buried forests.”
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/volcanoes/page-5

That is, the same most recent was, the ‘Hatepe eruption’: “considered New Zealand’s largest eruption during the last 20,000 years.. ejected some 120 km3 (29 cu mi).. of which 30 km3 (7.2 cu mi) was ejected in the space of a few minutes. This makes it one of the most violent eruptions [on Earth] in the last 5000 years.. Tsunami deposits of the same age have been found on the central New Zealand coast, evidence that the eruption caused local tsunamis” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatepe_eruption

“Radiocarbon dating indicates an uneven spacing of Taupo’s eruptions, from decades to thousands of years apart. This makes it difficult to forecast when the next eruption will occur and how big it will be.” http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/volcanoes/page-5

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php#supv

http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake

Update 4/6/2016
“Magma chamber blamed for Bay of Plenty earthquake swarm.. study found the previously unrecognised magma body caused several thousand small earthquakes between 2004 and 2011.. expansion of the molten rock chamber approximately 9km below Matata has pushed up 400 square kilometres of land by 40cm.. something was accumulating at a depth of around 9.5 to 10km beneath the Earth’s surface.. The magma body could have been there for centuries or more.. The area was a ‘rift zone’ where over time the crust had been stretched and thinned – but it was not clear whether the crust was already thin, or the magma made it thin. ‘It is probably a thinner crust than the average you’d find elsewhere.. But what happens is as you stretch the crust and the hot rocks beneath come to a shallower depth, as they become shallower they get less pressure, which actually then enables them to melt and become magma. That magma, because it’s less buoyant than the surrounding rock, it then wants to percolate up through [into the crust]'”, RNZ – radionz.co.nz/news/national/305592/magma-buildup-blamed-for-quakes & Science Advances article, “results suggest that the continued growth of a large magmatic body may represent the birth of a new magma chamber on the margins of a back-arc rift system” – advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/6/e1600288.full
“A huge deposit of magma has been detected just 9km below a small North Island town – and scientists say it may be causing earthquakes. Matata is nestled between Tauranga and Opotiki, and new research using satellite image, GPS data and surveying has revealed the molten secret. The level of the town has been steadily rising over the last few years – up to 10mm per year of uplift, but it is now beginning to slow to about four-five millimetres per year. Scientists are confident there will not be an eruption in the near future, but say they will continue to monitor the magma field”, TV1 – tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/huge-field-molten-magma-found-under-north-island-town
“Rising magma to blame for swarm of quakes”, TV3 – newshub.co.nz/nznews/rising-magma-to-blame-for-swarm-of-quakes-2016060400
“Volcano status and notifications come to the GeoNet app – With the flurry of volcano activity last month, we’re pleased to add some new features to the GeoNet app so you can keep an eye on them, too”, GNS 30May2016 –
info.geonet.org.nz/display/appdata/2016/05/30/Volcano+status+and+notifications+come+to+the+GeoNet+app

Update 17/6/2016

Lake Tarawera water warning, 10 Jan 2015 – “People are being warned not to drink water from Lake Tarawera or swim in it after locals noticed the water was discoloured. It was reported to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council yesterday by Hot Water Beach residents. The council says geothermal activity could be to blame for the water’s white, milky appearance. Samples have been taken to test for the presence of algal blooms. The results are not due back until next week.”
http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/lake-tarawera-water-warning-2015011012

Lake Tarawera tests positive for algae, 15 Jan 2015 – “Lake Tarawera has tested positive for potentially toxic blue-green algae, but a health warning will not be issued. The confirmation comes after samples were taken from the lake last week, as well as Te Rata Bay near Hot Water Beach. The lake is at ‘amber alert’, meaning the situation will continue to be monitored. ‘The blue-green algae identified are potentially toxic but the levels of algae are below health guidelines,’ says Bay of Plenty Regional Council science manager Rob Donald. ‘We recommend that people do not swim in the water if it is discoloured.’ Blue-green algae only recently arrived in New Zealand, but has already taken its place in lakes throughout the North Island. It causes water to appear green and cloudy, and sometimes green specks will be visible.”
http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/lake-tarawera-tests-positive-for-algae-2015011517

Mt Tarawera vent erupts after 35-year slumber, 17 Jun 2016 – “One of the geothermal vents in Mt Tarawera’s Raupo Pond Crater came alive for the first time in 35 years last month, according to GeoNet. The Mud Rift feature — a 6m-wide, 36m-long, 15m-deep vent formed in 1906 that has been lying dormant since 1981 — was activated sometime between May 17 and 20 this year. A blog on the GeoNet website suggests the eruption was a fleeting event, and involved fluids flooding into the vent and causing ‘stress and browning off’ of surrounding plants. It says the eruption was mainly steam-driven, and involved plenty of water, creating what has been likened to a ‘muddy geyser’.”
newshub.co.nz/nznews/mt-tarawera-vent-erupts-after-35-year-slumber-2016061716

Update 27/7/2016
It appears this blog post has been read and authorities are now responding:
stuff.co.nz/national/82524357/team-granted-funding-to-plan-response-for-alpine-fault-megaquake

– Noting that a Megaquake could hit central New Zealand, Stuff 19 May 2015, motivating research like Simulation of a Magnitude 8.4 Megathrust Quake in New Zealand, GNS Science youtube, 12 November 2015

Stuff graphic - "Megaquake could hit central New Zealand" - 19 May 2015

Stuff graphic – “Megaquake could hit central New Zealand” – 19 May 2015

Easing into this, there’s Occupytalk.org – a new software application for staying it touch with associates, based on Mumble, “a voice chat application for groups”. Occupytalk’s Twitter feed offers up-to-date information and links about the Occupy movement; find more out about it there. Also see Live on the Occupy Wall Street channel whosin.com/occupy

Occupy Police “OcPo is in Open Solidarity With Occupy Wall St. & The 99% Across the Globe” though many would be suspicious of this; a low level of engagement found, yet OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Madison and Dane County Police Unions Condemn Capitol Crackdown on Protesters 18 September 2012.

Occupy NZ Media Team “have covered over 40 NZ protest actions in the last 12 months. Our members are livestreamers, livetweeters, bloggers, photojournalists, social media admins, and all around amazing citizen media” occupysavvy.com/submit-content + Occupy New Zealand Announces #O13 Nationwide Re-Occupation “Decentralised occupations nationwide! October 13-15+, camp for freedom! Become the change! Become the media!” 2 October 2012.

For a secure project base there is KeepandShare by Gee Whiz Labs.

Reaction says Occupy Wasn’t Spontaneous, It Was A Scheme “If you fallow closely, Occupy is simply the continuation of the peace and anti-war movement from the sixties” – so that confirms it then 😉 conservativebyte.com 19 July 2012 with Occupy Unmasked – Official Movie Trailer

They may be taking it further with the TrapWire tied to anti-Occupy Internet-spy program – ‘be very afraid’ – rt.com 22 August 2012. No wonder NZ Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff is wary of Govt data in ‘cloud’ nzherald.co.nz 3 Sep 2012

No matter. Occupy Christchurch has split along gender identity lines, but remains able to conduct public debate. So will it bother? The Political Scientist, “Where politics, science and life meet”, makes obvervation and insight on post-disaster Christchurch NZ etc.

GeoNet have updated their website, increasing the information range and usability, and promoting this blog: GeoNet – Shaken not stirred. + Kermadec Islands quakes and info:

Seismotectonics of the Eastern Margin of the Australia Plate earthquake.usgs.gov [quote]

The eastern margin of the Australia plate is one of the most sesimically active areas of the world due to high rates of convergence between the Australia and Pacific plates. In the region of New Zealand, the 3000 km long Australia-Pacific plate boundary extends from south of Macquarie Island to the southern Kermadec Island chain. It includes an oceanic transform (the Macquarie Ridge), two oppositely verging subduction zones (Puysegur and Hikurangi), and a transpressive continental transform, the Alpine Fault through South Island, New Zealand.

Since 1900 there have been 15 M7.5+ earthquakes recorded near New Zealand. Nine of these, and the four largest, occurred along or near the Macquarie Ridge, including the 1989 M8.2 event on the ridge itself, and the 2004 M8.1 event 200 km to the west of the plate boundary, reflecting intraplate deformation. The largest recorded earthquake in New Zealand itself was the 1931 M7.8 Hawke’s Bay earthquake, which killed 256 people. The last M7.5+ earthquake along the Alpine Fault was 170 years ago; studies of the faults’ strain accumulation suggest that similar events are likely to occur again.

North of New Zealand, the Australia-Pacific boundary stretches east of Tonga and Fiji to 250 km south of Samoa. For 2,200 km the trench is approximately linear, and includes two segments where old (>120 Myr) Pacific oceanic lithosphere rapidly subducts westward (Kermadec and Tonga). At the northern end of the Tonga trench, the boundary curves sharply westward and changes along a 700 km-long segment from trench-normal subduction, to oblique subduction, to a left lateral transform-like structure.

Australia-Pacific convergence rates increase northward from 60 mm/yr at the southern Kermadec trench to 90 mm/yr at the northern Tonga trench; however, significant back arc extension (or equivalently, slab rollback) causes the consumption rate of subducting Pacific lithosphere to be much faster. The spreading rate in the Havre trough, west of the Kermadec trench, increases northward from 8 to 20 mm/yr. The southern tip of this spreading center is propagating into the North Island of New Zealand, rifting it apart. In the southern Lau Basin, west of the Tonga trench, the spreading rate increases northward from 60 to 90 mm/yr, and in the northern Lau Basin, multiple spreading centers result in an extension rate as high as 160 mm/yr. The overall subduction velocity of the Pacific plate is the vector sum of Australia-Pacific velocity and back arc spreading velocity: thus it increases northward along the Kermadec trench from 70 to 100 mm/yr, and along the Tonga trench from 150 to 240 mm/yr.

The Kermadec-Tonga subduction zone generates many large earthquakes on the interface between the descending Pacific and overriding Australia plates, within the two plates themselves and, less frequently, near the outer rise of the Pacific plate east of the trench. Since 1900, 40 M7.5+ earthquakes have been recorded, mostly north of 30°S. However, it is unclear whether any of the few historic M8+ events that have occurred close to the plate boundary were underthrusting events on the plate interface, or were intraplate earthquakes. On September 29, 2009, one of the largest normal fault (outer rise) earthquakes ever recorded (M8.1) occurred south of Samoa, 40 km east of the Tonga trench, generating a tsunami that killed at least 180 people.

Across the North Fiji Basin and to the west of the Vanuatu Islands, the Australia plate again subducts eastwards beneath the Pacific, at the North New Hebrides trench. At the southern end of this trench, east of the Loyalty Islands, the plate boundary curves east into an oceanic transform-like structure analogous to the one north of Tonga.

Australia-Pacific convergence rates increase northward from 80 to 90 mm/yr along the North New Hebrides trench, but the Australia plate consumption rate is increased by extension in the back arc and in the North Fiji Basin. Back arc spreading occurs at a rate of 50 mm/yr along most of the subduction zone, except near ~15°S, where the D’Entrecasteaux ridge intersects the trench and causes localized compression of 50 mm/yr in the back arc. Therefore, the Australia plate subduction velocity ranges from 120 mm/yr at the southern end of the North New Hebrides trench, to 40 mm/yr at the D’Entrecasteaux ridge-trench intersection, to 170 mm/yr at the northern end of the trench.

Large earthquakes are common along the North New Hebrides trench and have mechanisms associated with subduction tectonics, though occasional strike slip earthquakes occur near the subduction of the D’Entrecasteaux ridge. Within the subduction zone 34 M7.5+ earthquakes have been recorded since 1900. On October 7, 2009, a large interplate thrust fault earthquake (M7.6) in the northern North New Hebrides subduction zone was followed 15 minutes later by an even larger interplate event (M7.8) 60 km to the north. It is likely that the first event triggered the second of the so-called earthquake “doublet”. [/quote] + New Zealand Earthquake Information links – good.

We are not alone: Earthquake and Fault Line Maps for Australia – “Is there a risk of a volcanic eruption in Australia?” Fact-filled, of interest: “The Western Victorian Volcanic Plains are the third largest in the world and exceeded only by the Deccan in western India, and the Snake River Plateau in the United States (Idaho-Nebraska)…” from Romsey, Vic.

More may be added to this later – check back. ~ Kia kaha

Here is the global seismic backdrop to earthquake series revival in Canterbury NZ. North-south, Alaska to Antarctica, warmed Earth crust is flexing. The tectonic pressure heaviest accumulated around the slow-moving Zealandia land mass, which is mostly submerged to Christchurch’s east and south, is increasingly expressing itself. Eventually, this mass too must move – with Pacific plate expansion, driving Alpine Fault rupture towards the south-west.

Here are the three largest offshore earthquake sites from 23 December, showing their alignment with a major south-west to north-east underground fracture fault that is the product of deep subduction trench activity to the north. Note also the coincidence of the 29-30 December aftershock upsurge, as on 23 December, with equivalent force events on the Kermadec trench.

23 Dec 2011 big quakes alignment - L-R: 6.0, 5.8, 5.3 - Crowe.co.nz 311211

23 Dec 2011 big quakes alignment - L-R: mag' 6.0, 5.8, 5.3 - Crowe.co.nz 311211

Base graphic source: canterburyquakelive.co.nz/QuakeMap/Search/

Update – the latest magnitude 5.1 quake 1.27am NZDT also confirms this fault alignment:

 020112 Pegasus Bay mag 5.1 quake, alignment to 23 Dec 6.0 etc - Crowe.co.nz

020112 Pegasus Bay mag 5.1 quake, alignment to 23 Dec 6.0 etc - Crowe.co.nz


According to Lack of aftershocks a good sign – expert diagram from The Press of 08/07/2011, we are now witnessing the direct extension of the Port Hills Fault. Will this eventually trigger something nearer to 7, on the newly-discovered offshore Kaiapoi Fault?
Christchurch faults - The Press 060711

Christchurch faults - The Press 060711

Theory confirmed – quakes have now reached Kaiapoi fault area … :
Pegasus Bay mag 5.1 quake, Kaiapoi 4.3 alignment - Crowe 020112

Pegasus Bay mag 5.1 quake, Kaiapoi 4.3 alignment - Crowe 020112


Update – the latest magnitude 5.4 quake 5:45am NZDT also confirms this fault alignment:
Pegasus Bay mag 5.4 quake - canterburyquakelive.co.nz 020112a

Pegasus Bay mag 5.4 quake - canterburyquakelive.co.nz 020112a

According to canterburyquakelive.co.nz and The Press Quake swarm rattles Christchurch, we just had “the 11th largest shake to hit the city” since 4 September 2010:

Pegasus Bay mag 5.4 quake history - Chris Crowe 020112c

Pegasus Bay mag 5.4 quake history - Chris Crowe 020112c

Note especially the increasing quake intensity at bottom right of these four charts.

Note: Shocks may be ‘last gasp’ of Feb 22 fault “this could be some residual activity from the eastern end of the February 22 fault that didn’t rupture all the way out there.. United States seismologist Kevin Furlong.. ‘what makes this a bit intriguing is that it has continued in such a systematic way for so long. I guess my arm-waving explanation is that the entire region was sufficiently stressed, and there were numerous fault segments, none of them particularly large, that were near failure conditions’ [! And?]” The Press 03/01/2012 + Shocks-could-trigger-exodus “those affected to maintain routines, communicate with friends and family, and seek help if needed” / GNS to give briefing on latest quakes + Earthquake woes set to intensify “Heading into 2012, many issues are set to intensify. Insurance wrangles, rising land prices and land zoning will be among contentious points as significant strides are expected to be made towards the region’s recovery. Of most concern is that about 3000 properties remain in limbo. The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has said the orange and white zones are ‘high priority’, and affected residents will be hoping for a belated Christmas present” 02/01/2012 + doubts over local science Aftershock may be one of biggest. More, refer to: [Canterbury Issues] #Chch leadership drought #NZ #CDEM

List from quakes.globalincidentmap.com (magnitude + km depth + data feed source):

Friday January 6 2012, 12:21:35 UTC South Island of New Zealand 4.5 9.9 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 12:14:11 UTC Southern Alaska 2.9 101.1 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 11:47:19 UTC Northern California 2.2 0.6 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 11:29:43 UTC Northern California 1.5 2.9 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 11:28:30 UTC Northern California 1.1 2.4 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 11:24:40 UTC Southern Alaska 3.5 100.9 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 10:49:33 UTC Northern California 2.6 0.2 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 10:13:37 UTC Northern California 1.1 0.1 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 09:04:04 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.0 1.5 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 08:08:38 UTC off coast of Bio-Bio, Chile 5.0 15.2 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 07:47:47 UTC Central California 1.2 8.0 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 07:46:24 UTC Central California 1.3 0.0 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 07:32:10 UTC Central California 1.1 8.1 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 07:09:34 UTC Central California 1.2 8.1 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 07:08:40 UTC Central California 2.1 6.6 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 07:04:16 UTC South Island of New Zealand 4.7 11.3 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 06:50:09 UTC Central California 3.3 7.3 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 06:48:11 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.0 16.5 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 06:37:20 UTC Mindoro, Philippines 4.8 169.8 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 06:26:53 UTC Central California 2.8 6.5 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 06:11:49 UTC northern Texas 2.0 4.9 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 05:53:47 UTC Southern Alaska 2.9 13.2 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 05:28:57 UTC Myanmar 4.4 54.1 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 04:31:14 UTC New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea 4.8 80.4 USGS
[Update: pattern exactly as forecast – pix at bottom of page[1] – quake prediction service now temporarily suspended, while seeking a poll of support]

Friday January 6 2012, 04:23:16 UTC Central Alaska 2.6 104.9 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 04:11:00 UTC off east coast North Island New Zealand 4.8 34.9 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 04:02:47 UTC Oklahoma 2.8 2.9 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 04:02:10 UTC Northern California 2.4 1.0 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 03:58:49 UTC Southern Alaska 2.0 79.6 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 02:47:50 UTC Southern California 3.1 6.9 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 02:33:03 UTC Hawaii region, Hawaii 1.9 10.8 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 02:14:08 UTC Santa Barbara Channel, California 3.0 7.5 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 02:06:53 UTC Turkey-Syria-Iraq border region 4.3 4.5 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 01:20:57 UTC South Island of New Zealand 4.5 8.4 USGS
Friday January 6 2012, 00:38:48 UTC southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge 5.1 10.0 USGS

Friday January 6 2012, 00:16:53 UTC eastern Turkey 4.6 10.0 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 23:52:48 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.0 35.0 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 23:28:44 UTC near east coast Honshu, Japan 4.9 22.0 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 23:14:48 UTC Kepulauan Batu, Indonesia 5.1 38.3 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 22:22:42 UTC offshore Baja California Sur, Mexico 4.3 15.0 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 22:02:40 UTC Dominican Republic 4.6 60.7 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 22:02:38 UTC Dominican Republic 4.0 20.0 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 21:55:22 UTC Pacific-Antarctic Ridge 5.2 15.9 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 20:55:47 UTC near east coast Honshu, Japan 5.0 45.5 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 20:30:53 UTC Central Alaska 2.2 123.7 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 19:49:43 UTC Utah 2.8 9.6 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 19:42:23 UTC Central Alaska 2.1 88.7 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 18:58:23 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.0 39.8 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 17:28:28 UTC Central California 2.0 10.5 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 17:18:14 UTC Central California 1.1 3.9 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 17:18:14 UTC Central California 1.1 3.9 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 16:53:39 UTC southern Iran 5.0 32.5 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 16:47:05 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 5.1 20.1 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 16:29:28 UTC Southern Alaska 2.2 27.3 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 16:26:27 UTC Tonga 4.5 197.6 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 16:25:40 UTC Northern California 2.0 8.9 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 16:07:09 UTC Southern California 2.0 7.7 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 16:00:49 UTC Alabama 2.9 7.6 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 16:00:48 UTC Alabama 2.9 1.0 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 15:24:13 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.9 112.0 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 14:05:04 UTC Central California 1.9 4.8 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 13:52:29 UTC Central California 2.1 9.8 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 13:51:54 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.7 6.6 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 13:45:23 UTC Alaska Peninsula 2.6 5.6 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 13:05:24 UTC Southern Alaska 2.0 37.7 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 12:51:35 UTC Southern Alaska 2.1 109.2 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 12:27:57 UTC Central Alaska 2.1 0.0 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 12:16:40 UTC Central California 3.0 10.4 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 10:15:12 UTC western Montana 2.4 11.7 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 10:15:12 UTC western Montana 1.7 5.6 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 09:35:29 UTC Dominican Republic 5.3 10.0 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 09:15:34 UTC offshore Guatemala 4.4 66.1 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 09:14:41 UTC Southeastern Alaska 2.6 2.0 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 09:00:03 UTC Southern California 2.6 2.1 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 08:51:29 UTC Central California 1.1 4.0 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 07:56:37 UTC Crete, Greece 4.5 41.1 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 07:34:00 UTC Southern Alaska 2.0 16.8 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 07:20:10 UTC southern Idaho 3.4 4.9 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 06:10:18 UTC Northern California 2.1 18.4 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 06:10:18 UTC Northern California 1.9 18.3 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 06:03:06 UTC Northern California 1.0 1.2 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 04:48:32 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 2.3 78.7 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 04:37:43 UTC Central Alaska 2.2 107.0 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 04:08:04 UTC Southern Alaska 2.0 23.9 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 02:08:59 UTC Central California 2.1 8.0 USGS
Thursday January 5 2012, 01:19:55 UTC Sulawesi, Indonesia 4.8 97.0 USGS

[Update: 4.8 quake strikes Christchurch “tremor struck at 8.28am and was 15 kilometres deep and 10km east of the city.. centred in Pegasus Bay, where numerous quakes have been centred since the swarm on December 23” stuff.co.nz 08:45 05/01/2012 NZDT – expect more 5+ Antarctic plate rim quakes south of NZ, then rising Chch aftershocks again soon after those..]
Wednesday January 4 2012, 20:10:19 UTC Central Alaska 2.2 0.0 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 19:53:36 UTC Santa Cruz Islands 5.1 43.2 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 18:57:00 UTC Santa Cruz Islands 5.2 101.6 USGS

Wednesday January 4 2012, 18:30:58 UTC Southern California 2.1 6.7 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 18:29:43 UTC Southern California 1.2 30.8 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 18:25:42 UTC Southern California 2.2 5.5 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 18:18:45 UTC Central California 1.4 9.9 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 18:14:24 UTC near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea 4.7 122.5 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 18:04:30 UTC Tonga region 4.9 20.5 USGS [ = the current quake energy focus.. south-west Pacific, moving east]

Wednesday January 4 2012, 17:24:31 UTC Southern Alaska 3.8 135.6 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 16:51:43 UTC Pakistan 4.8 10.0 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 16:31:29 UTC southwestern Kashmir 4.2 40.5 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 16:25:37 UTC Southeastern Alaska 4.3 17.8 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 16:25:36 UTC British Columbia, Canada 4.3 7.0 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 16:25:35 UTC Canada 4.4 92.0 Natural Resources Canada
Wednesday January 4 2012, 16:25:35 UTC Canada 4.2 90.0 Natural Resources Canada
Wednesday January 4 2012, 16:15:32 UTC Southern Yukon Territory, Canada 2.0 17.8 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 16:12:53 UTC Central Alaska 2.5 36.4 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 16:01:46 UTC Washington 2.4 0.8 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 15:35:51 UTC Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia 5.2 149.9 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 15:12:26 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.6 15.3 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 14:30:16 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 95.1 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 14:30:16 UTC Central Alaska 2.1 95.3 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 14:21:21 UTC Izu Islands, Japan region 4.7 407.3 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 13:56:17 UTC Puerto Rico 2.1 6.0 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 13:45:06 UTC Central Alaska 2.4 13.0 USG
Wednesday January 4 2012, 13:08:11 UTC southwestern Siberia, Russia 4.7 10.0 USG
Wednesday January 4 2012, 12:43:30 UTC Northern California 2.1 2.6 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 11:49:40 UTC Mona Passage, Puerto Rico 2.7 11.0 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 11:07:20 UTC Central Alaska 2.4 12.7 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 11:07:21 UTC Central Alaska 2.1 18.1 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 10:57:32 UTC Northern California 1.9 1.9 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 09:22:13 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.1 126.0 USGS [ = the current quake energy focus.. south-Central Pacific, moving south]
Wednesday January 4 2012, 08:41:37 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.4 75.9 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 06:59:57 UTC Taiwan 4.4 11.5 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 06:48:06 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 13.5 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 06:47:21 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.8 6.5 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 06:28:33 UTC Southern California 2.2 13.9 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 06:25:12 UTC Northern California 2.8 3.0 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 06:22:34 UTC Northern California 1.2 3.1 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 06:16:54 UTC Southern Alaska 2.0 23.1 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 05:57:45 UTC Southeastern Alaska 2.3 0.1 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 04:47:35 UTC Vanuatu 5.2 233.1 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 04:41:06 UTC south of Sumba, Indonesia 4.8 26.9 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 04:32:18 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 10.4 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 04:20:49 UTC Unimak Island region, Alaska 2.7 41.9 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 03:58:51 UTC Southern California 1.4 8.9 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 03:53:40 UTC Southern California 2.0 10.9 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 03:38:56 UTC Southern California 1.6 7.4 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 02:35:12 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 6.2 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 02:07:52 UTC Ryukyu Islands, Japan 4.9 21.9 USGS
Wednesday January 4 2012, 01:49:13 UTC Bonin Islands, Japan region 4.8 9.3 USGS [ = the current quake energy focus.. north-Central Pacific, moving south]

Wednesday January 4 2012, 00:26:01 UTC Southern Alaska 3.9 136.8 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 23:35:57 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.4 6.9 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 22:03:16 UTC British Columbia, Canada 2.1 0.0 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 21:50:27 UTC offshore Bio-Bio, Chile 4.6 32.6 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 21:32:37 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.2 51.5 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 21:12:48 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 2.2 10.6 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 21:00:26 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 6.2 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 18:29:13 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.5 11.0 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 18:11:00 UTC Unimak Island region, Alaska 2.4 41.5 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 17:55:33 UTC Nevada 2.3 13.7 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 15:40:02 UTC Guam region 5.2 35.5 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 14:18:56 UTC Channel Islands region, California 4.1 18.4 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 13:32:54 UTC Hawaii region, Hawaii 3.7 44.5 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 13:32:56 UTC Hawaii region, Hawaii 3.4 15.5 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 13:02:39 UTC Central Alaska 1.8 0.4 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 12:20:17 UTC Kuril Islands 4.9 43.5 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 10:56:57 UTC Oklahoma 3.2 4.9 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 08:41:37 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.5 99.8 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 07:57:31 UTC Central Alaska 1.5 7.4 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 07:40:01 UTC southern Xinjiang, China 4.5 44.2 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 07:20:49 UTC Central Alaska 2.1 94.0 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 07:13:31 UTC Central Alaska 1.5 115.8 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 07:10:54 UTC Southern Alaska 2.4 24.5 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 07:10:44 UTC Northern California 2.4 2.8 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 06:09:48 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 2.8 24.9 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 05:46:52 UTC south of Alaska 3.0 29.5 USGS [= the current quake energy focus.. North Pacific]
Tuesday January 3 2012, 04:02:00 UTC Central Alaska 2.4 74.8 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 03:29:06 UTC San Pedro Channel, California 2.2 0.1 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 03:16:33 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 2.0 13.0 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 03:06:24 UTC Alaska Peninsula 3.8 46.9 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 02:58:51 UTC Central Alaska 2.6 16.0 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 02:11:33 UTC Southern California 2.0 2.4 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 01:30:57 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.9 12.2 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 00:42:13 UTC British Columbia, Canada 2.1 0.0 USGS
Tuesday January 3 2012, 00:20:29 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 14.7 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 22:04:57 UTC Nevada 1.9 4.8 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 22:02:09 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 6.3 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 21:56:58 UTC Nevada 1.8 0.1 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 21:31:11 UTC Gulf of Alaska 3.3 10.9 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 21:15:46 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.4 4.9 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 19:14:10 UTC Kodiak Island region, Alaska 2.3 13.2 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 18:15:53 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 9.9 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 17:08:50 UTC Northern California 1.0 2.2 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 16:41:26 UTC Northern California 1.2 2.0 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 16:30:31 UTC Northern California 2.1 6.3 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 16:06:23 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.7 17.6 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 16:04:21 UTC Northern California 1.7 2.4 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 15:55:27 UTC Northern California 1.5 2.1 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 15:54:43 UTC Northern California 3.0 2.4 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 15:23:25 UTC Southern Alaska 2.6 44.7 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 15:23:25 UTC Southern Alaska 2.7 40.3 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 14:23:52 UTC Southern Alaska 2.5 107.0 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 14:19:01 UTC Alaska Peninsula 1.8 1.3 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 14:14:56 UTC Central Alaska 2.1 10.4 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 13:21:23 UTC Central Alaska 3.2 15.0 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 13:20:34 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.6 4.2 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 13:10:29 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.3 12.0 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 13:07:08 UTC New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea 4.7 10.0 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 12:58:42 UTC Central California 1.8 3.8 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 12:50:08 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 130.1 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 12:45:21 UTC Central Alaska 1.7 5.4 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 12:25:35 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 3.0 0.0 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 11:53:26 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.0 52.0 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 11:18:32 UTC Central California 1.4 5.5 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 11:18:05 UTC Central California 2.1 4.0 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 11:11:24 UTC Central Alaska 2.4 0.0 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 11:08:46 UTC Southern Alaska 2.3 4.8 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 10:42:01 UTC Virgin Islands region 2.9 61.0 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 10:40:33 UTC Virgin Islands region 2.7 58.0 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 10:32:28 UTC Unimak Island region, Alaska 2.1 9.3 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 09:49:49 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 116.4 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 09:39:57 UTC northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge 4.8 10.0 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 08:55:12 UTC Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.9 89.6 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 08:34:27 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 2.4 46.6 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 08:27:59 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 1.8 93.7 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 07:02:46 UTC offshore Northern California 2.8 16.3 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 06:53:27 UTC Central California 2.2 4.0 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 06:38:31 UTC Southern Alaska 2.7 71.5 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 06:36:29 UTC Gulf of Santa Catalina, California 2.0 0.1 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 05:59:14 UTC South Island of New Zealand 4.5 13.2 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 05:24:23 UTC Northern California 1.9 2.3 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 05:09:15 UTC Northern California 1.1 2.5 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 04:58:38 UTC Central Alaska 3.0 152.8 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 04:04:11 UTC Southern Alaska 2.4 90.7
Monday January 2 2012, 03:57:59 UTC Northern California 1.1 3.1 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 03:25:31 UTC Northern California 1.5 2.7 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 03:09:12 UTC Southern California 2.4 18.6 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 01:30:32 UTC Southern Alaska 2.2 35.4 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 01:29:05 UTC Alaska Peninsula 2.0 25.3 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 00:52:56 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 13.6 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 00:52:49 UTC Northern California 2.0 2.5 USGS
Monday January 2 2012, 00:16:09 UTC Southern California 1.6 2.8 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 23:57:21 UTC Romania 4.2 33.2 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 23:56:22 UTC Southern California 1.8 5.6 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 23:26:01 UTC Southern California 2.1 1.2 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 22:59:13 UTC Vanuatu 5.1 32.2 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 21:27:00 UTC Southern Alaska 2.3 14.7 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 21:07:28 UTC Halmahera, Indonesia 5.0 87.1 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 20:06:21 UTC Northern California 2.0 1.8 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 19:32:51 UTC Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea 4.9 146.0 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 19:14:43 UTC Central Alaska 2.5 123.1 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 18:16:17 UTC Utah 2.2 0.2 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 18:09:01 UTC northern Sumatra, Indonesia 5.3 1.0 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 17:22:08 UTC Central California 2.3 1.3 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 16:45:05 UTC South Island of New Zealand 5.0 19.4 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 15:57:06 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.6 4.1 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 15:47:36 UTC Northern California 2.2 3.6 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 15:45:52 UTC Northern California 1.6 5.4 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 15:44:15 UTC south of the Mariana Islands 5.1 22.2 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 14:59:30 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 2.5 1.6 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 14:52:49 UTC Northern California 2.2 3.4 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 14:48:42 UTC south of Panama 4.4 10.1 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 14:28:08 UTC Central Alaska 2.2 0.0 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 13:32:20 UTC Southern Alaska 2.6 198.9 USG
Sunday January 1 2012, 13:32:20 UTC Southern Alaska 2.5 200.2 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 12:27:56 UTC South Island of New Zealand 5.0 13.8 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 11:59:05 UTC south of the Kermadec Islands 4.9 42.9 USGS

Sunday January 1 2012, 11:49:06 UTC Central California 2.0 9.2 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 11:30:20 UTC Central Alaska 2.3 0.0 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 09:29:48 UTC Southern California 2.1 8.6 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 09:29:43 UTC off east coast Honshu, Japan 4.7 10.0 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 09:29:48 UTC off east coast Honshu, Japan 4.6 45.7 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 09:29:48 UTC Southern California 2.1 8.6 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 08:53:49 UTC Southern California 2.2 7.4 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 08:31:26 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.5 43.1 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 08:29:44 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 32.5 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 07:40:27 UTC offshore Guatemala 4.3 71.5 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 06:52:17 UTC Mona Passage, Puerto Rico 3.0 17.0 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 05:48:29 UTC Central Alaska 2.3 22.7 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 05:27:54 UTC Izu Islands, Japan region 6.8 348.5 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 05:19:39 UTC Andaman Islands, India region 4.6 31.8 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 04:56:41 UTC Pacific-Antarctic Ridge 5.1 10.0 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 04:39:21 UTC Southern Alaska 2.0 24.0 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 02:40:36 UTC northern Colombia 4.0 158.1 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 02:35:19 UTC Tripura, India region 4.6 15.2 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 01:02:45 UTC Central Alaska 2.5 0.0 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 00:50:09 UTC Santa Cruz Islands 5.2 77.6 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 00:43:05 UTC Southern Alaska 2.1 142.2 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 00:37:25 UTC Central Alaska 3.0 63.3 USGS
Sunday January 1 2012, 00:30:06 UTC south of the Mariana Islands 5.1 18.1 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 22:49:33 UTC Bonin Islands, Japan region 4.8 694.1 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 20:35:03 UTC Southern Alaska 2.4 97.0 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 20:05:01 UTC Youngstown-Akron urban area, Ohio 4.0 5.0 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 20:04:58 UTC Youngstown-Akron urban area, Ohio 4.0 2.2 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 19:39:50 UTC Central Alaska 3.2 23.5 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 19:14:45 UTC Baja California, Mexico 3.2 12.7 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 17:10:33 UTC off coast Costa Rica 4.6 51.8 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 16:36:05 UTC Nevada 2.0 21.3 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 16:32:49 UTC Northern California 1.6 2.2 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 16:15:08 UTC Salta, Argentina 5.3 13.1 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 15:12:15 UTC Northern California 1.1 0.7 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 15:05:16 UTC Northern California 2.2 0.9 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 14:53:14 UTC Northern California 1.8 2.6 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 14:40:56 UTC Central Alaska 2.2 83.9 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 14:33:19 UTC Central Alaska 2.2 111.5 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 14:31:02 UTC Central Alaska 1.6 4.5 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 14:13:17 UTC Southern Alaska 1.9 15.0 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 13:42:16 UTC Northern California 1.3 2.7 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 13:20:42 UTC Central California 1.9 5.0 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 13:16:27 UTC Southern California 1.5 0.1 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 12:47:11 UTC Northern California 1.9 2.6 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 11:43:57 UTC Northern California 1.4 2.7 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 10:47:55 UTC Nevada 2.0 6.5 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 10:23:16 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.0 29.0 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 10:20:56 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.9 37.7 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 09:55:00 UTC offshore Guatemala 4.3 60.5 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 09:13:17 UTC Turkey-Iran-Iraq border region 4.4 18.7 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 08:56:54 UTC Northern California 2.1 2.3 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 08:07:18 UTC Oklahoma 3.5 5.0 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 07:43:59 UTC Nevada 1.7 0.2 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 07:06:00 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 32.8 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 06:14:42 UTC Kepulauan Sula, Indonesia 4.9 42.1 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 05:39:52 UTC Pakistan 4.9 31.3 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 05:02:07 UTC Central California 2.4 4.6 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 04:49:59 UTC Northern California 1.4 1.6 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 04:30:26 UTC Northern California 1.5 2.3 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 04:25:37 UTC Northern California 2.0 2.9 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 04:05:44 UTC Kepulauan Sula, Indonesia 4.8 19.8 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 03:57:03 UTC Banda Sea 4.6 73.1 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 03:54:11 UTC Oklahoma 2.1 5.0 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 03:10:08 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.7 7.7 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 01:30:22 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 2.3 47.8 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 01:29:36 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 2.4 39.8 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 01:20:30 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.7 28.4 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 01:07:27 UTC Southern California 2.2 3.7 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 00:53:56 UTC Colombia 4.7 106.0 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 00:44:46 UTC South Island of New Zealand 5.3 10.1 USGS
Saturday December 31 2011, 00:24:26 UTC New Guinea, Papua New Guinea 4.9 37.5 USGS

Saturday December 31 2011, 00:08:27 UTC Southern Alaska 2.0 59.9 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 23:11:07 UTC near east coast Honshu, Japan 4.8 20.9 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 23:06:13 UTC northern Alaska 2.2 4.6 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 22:58:27 UTC Southern Alaska 2.0 61.9 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 22:55:32 UTC Northern California 2.1 29.4 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 22:35:40 UTC Northern California 1.9 1.8 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 22:30:20 UTC south of Kermadec Islands 4.7 41.1 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 22:25:41 UTC Northern California 2.1 30.1 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 22:15:49 UTC Northern California 1.6 33.7 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 22:04:07 UTC Northern California 1.4 31.2 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 21:43:19 UTC south of the Kermadec Islands 5.2 34.6 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 20:42:46 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.6 16.0 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 20:03:47 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 1.5 0.7 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 18:49:59 UTC Vanuatu region 4.9 26.2 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 17:29:54 UTC south of Kermadec Islands 5.0 9.8 USGS

Friday December 30 2011, 17:29:33 UTC Central California 2.3 7.8 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 17:24:29 UTC Alaska Peninsula 2.9 200.4 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 17:13:57 UTC Central Alaska 2.9 141.4 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 17:07:21 UTC Izu Islands, Japan region 5.2 397.9 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 16:34:34 UTC South Sandwich Islands region 5.2 106.2 USGS

Friday December 30 2011, 16:32:44 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.7 10.0 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 16:31:18 UTC Southern California 2.0 12.6 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 16:19:06 UTC Central California 2.2 4.4 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 16:09:32 UTC western Montana 3.2 6.2 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 15:55:54 UTC Baja California, Mexico 3.0 21.1 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 15:55:54 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.8 10.0 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 15:50:12 UTC Baja California, Mexico 3.1 10.0 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 15:48:23 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.4 72.4 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 15:34:29 UTC Baja California, Mexico 4.3 10.0 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 14:18:52 UTC Nevada 2.4 11.7 USGS
31 Dec 2011 1:44pm NZDT Heron St, Southshore, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand 4.82 10.0 Crowe
Friday December 30 2011, 13:17:58 UTC Guam region 4.6 19.1 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 12:59:52 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.9 20.9 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 12:35:19 UTC Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.5 30.2 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 12:23:17 UTC near east coast Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia 4.4 55.9 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 12:17:44 UTC Pacific-Antarctic Ridge 4.6 10.0 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 12:10:06 UTC Utah 1.6 0.3 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 12:10:06 UTC Northern California 2.3 2.7 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 12:06:18 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 6.4 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 11:53:54 UTC Southern Alaska 3.0 62.2 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 10:49:31 UTC Canada 2.6 46.0 Natural Resources Canada
Friday December 30 2011, 10:49:30 UTC Maine 2.0 7.7 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 10:35:30 UTC Hawaii region, Hawaii 2.6 39.4 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 09:36:29 UTC south of the Fiji Islands 4.7 221.2 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 09:34:50 UTC near east coast Honshu, Japan 4.6 68.0 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 09:22:16 UTC near coast central Peru 5.1 51.3 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 08:51:58 UTC southern Sumatra, Indonesia 5.5 60.8 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 08:46:42 UTC New Britain region, Papua New Guinea 5.0 53.5 USGS

Friday December 30 2011, 08:42:23 UTC Southern Yukon Territory, Canada 2.1 13.0 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 08:11:29 UTC Long Valley area, California 1.4 3.1 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 08:05:45 UTC Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.7 62.9 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 08:03:43 UTC Canada 2.5 84.0 Natural Resources Canada
Friday December 30 2011, 07:41:28 UTC Canada 2.5 23.0 Natural Resources Canada
Friday December 30 2011, 07:13:02 UTC Ecuador 4.6 126.4 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 06:26:05 UTC Canada 3.2 25.0 Natural Resources Canada
Friday December 30 2011, 06:00:07 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.4 16.7 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 05:35:07 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 1.9 5.8 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 05:30:52 UTC Central California 1.7 4.7 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 05:25:22 UTC Southern California 2.1 6.2 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 04:59:52 UTC Hokkaido, Japan region 4.4 67.0 USGS
2011/12/30 03:46:15 FIJI REGION 4.4 513.6 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 02:46:42 UTC Southern California 2.0 6.9 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 02:29:53 UTC Southern California 1.8 10.6 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 02:18:50 UTC Central California 3.0 9.3 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 01:45:02 UTC Halmahera, Indonesia 4.8 87.3 USGS
Friday December 30 2011, 00:35:47 UTC eastern Turkey 4.3 4.9 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 22:56:01 UTC Central California 2.3 6.7 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 22:54:11 UTC Southern California 2.4 18.8 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 22:25:50 UTC Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea 5.3 505.0 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 20:34:59 UTC offshore Chiapas, Mexico 4.6 102.0 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 20:05:50 UTC Vanuatu 5.3 40.9 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 19:19:54 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.8 22.4 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 18:28:18 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.4 25.6 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 18:17:33 UTC Central California 1.7 1.8 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 17:15:20 UTC Central California 2.0 4.9 USGS
30 Dec 2011 4:45am NZDT 351 Kainga Rd, Brooklands, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand 4.37 13.0 Crowe
Thursday December 29 2011, 16:31:53 UTC Central Alaska 2.5 21.8 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 15:06:31 UTC southeastern Missouri 2.8 7.8 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 13:58:55 UTC south of the Kermadec Islands 4.6 248.8 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 13:45:41 UTC near the coast of central Peru 4.8 77.5 USGS

Thursday December 29 2011, 12:54:09 UTC Oregon 1.6 3.4 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 12:53:04 UTC Oregon 1.9 9.6 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 11:58:29 UTC northern Colombia 4.3 147.3 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 11:48:10 UTC western Texas 2.5 4.9 USGS
29 Dec 2011 10:48pm NZDT 165E Rocking Horse Rd, Southshore, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand 4.32 12.1 Crowe
Thursday December 29 2011, 10:40:06 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.1 19.0 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 09:03:36 UTC western Montana 2.2 12.3 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 08:58:03 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.7 29.2 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 08:08:42 UTC Central California 2.1 6.1 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 07:51:04 UTC Northern California 2.2 6.1 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 07:48:17 UTC Northern California 2.1 0.3 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 07:25:10 UTC Southern Alaska 2.0 4.8 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 07:17:00 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 3.6 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 07:13:46 UTC Central Alaska 1.7 0.0 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 06:46:38 UTC Utah 1.5 6.9 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 06:44:46 UTC Utah 1.6 8.6 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 05:40:21 UTC Canada 2.2 93.0 Natural Resources Canada
Thursday December 29 2011, 05:19:58 UTC Guatemala 4.6 10.2 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 05:06:41 UTC Kodiak Island region, Alaska 3.6 58.2 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 04:41:05 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 2.9 4.2 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 04:18:38 UTC Southern Alaska 2.4 20.5 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 04:09:15 UTC Northern California 2.4 1.5 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 03:32:46 UTC southern Peru 4.6 197.3 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 01:12:03 UTC Southern California 2.5 16.7 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 00:49:47 UTC Northern California 2.4 2.6 USGS
Thursday December 29 2011, 00:30:56 UTC Pacific-Antarctic Ridge 5.5 16.9 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 23:39:22 UTC Central Alaska 1.0 0.3 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 23:21:03 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 31.1 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 23:05:37 UTC Nevada 1.7 25.8 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 22:47:13 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 1.9 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 22:11:47 UTC British Columbia, Canada 2.4 0.0 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 21:56:32 UTC Alaska Peninsula 2.2 1.3 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 21:55:43 UTC Tonga 5.1 238.9 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 21:45:53 UTC Oaxaca, Mexico 4.4 64.3 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 21:03:33 UTC Southern California 1.4 17.3 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 20:45:33 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 1.5 0.1 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 20:32:31 UTC South Sandwich Islands region 5.4 31.0 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 18:42:02 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.5 72.2 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 18:16:04 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 2.4 33.4 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 18:14:34 UTC Southern California 2.1 4.0 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 17:57:28 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 2.2 5.1 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 17:50:12 UTC Southern Alaska 2.6 105.4 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 17:33:55 UTC Halmahera, Indonesia 5.4 159.7 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 16:47:30 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.9 5.7 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 16:27:39 UTC Mindanao, Philippines 4.6 87.6 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 16:12:22 UTC Canada 2.7 35.0 Natural Resources Canada
Wednesday December 28 2011, 15:49:28 UTC northern Alaska 3.0 11.1 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 15:25:42 UTC southwestern Siberia, Russia 4.6 15.5 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 15:20:42 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 1.9 7.0 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 15:19:57 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 6.3 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 14:53:36 UTC Kodiak Island region, Alaska 2.8 11.7 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 14:23:50 UTC southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia 4.7 17.9 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 14:00:35 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.1 9.8 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 13:54:34 UTC southwestern Siberia, Russia 4.6 10.0 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 13:13:03 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.8 101.5 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 12:45:11 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 2.2 77.9 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 11:43:41 UTC Atacama, Chile 4.9 41.9 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 11:05:10 UTC New Mexico 2.5 5.0 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 10:45:41 UTC Canada 2.6 32.0 Natural Resources Canada
Wednesday December 28 2011, 10:35:37 UTC New Britain region, Papua New Guinea 4.4 35.0 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 10:07:05 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.0 17.3 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 09:18:32 UTC Kuril Islands 4.7 62.0 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 08:28:35 UTC Virgin Islands region 2.5 25.6 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 06:59:14 UTC Southern California 2.9 8.5 USGS
Wednesday December 28 2011, 06:38:59 UTC Fiji region 5.2 613.7 USGS

List follows on from NZ Kermadec quakes on page; extract:
Friday December 23 2011, 17:37:30 UTC South Island of New Zealand 5.0 7.6 USGS
Friday December 23 2011, 10:52:06 UTC south of the Kermadec Islands 5.5 10.0 USGS
Friday December 23 2011, 03:50:12 UTC east coast South Island New Zealand 4.8 8.4 USGS
Friday December 23 2011, 02:18:02 UTC South Island of New Zealand 5.9 4.9 USGS
Friday December 23 2011, 01:41:37 UTC South Island of New Zealand 4.0 11.2 USGS
Friday December 23 2011, 01:30:24 UTC South Island of New Zealand 4.2 5.0 USGS
Friday December 23 2011, 01:06:25 UTC South Island of New Zealand 5.3 3.7 USGS

Wednesday December 21 2011, 13:37:14 UTC south of Kermadec Islands 5.5 10.0 USGS
= Magnitude 5.7, Thursday, December 22 2011 at 2:37 am (NZDT), 200 km south of L’Esperance Rock GeoNet

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Pegasus Bay and East Cape NZ mag 5.0 quakes - GNS seismograph drums 060112e

Pegasus Bay and East Cape NZ mag 5.0 quakes - GNS seismograph drums 060112e


Pegasus Bay and East Cape NZ mag 5.0 quakes - GIM 060112

Pegasus Bay and East Cape NZ mag 5.0 quakes - GIM 060112

[30.08.11 9.30pm] Vanuatu subduction quakes triggered.. Our turn next / big one, 31st or 4th?..

Banda Sea mag 6.8 quake on NZ seismograph drums - GNS 300811

Banda Sea mag 6.8 quake on NZ seismograph drums - GNS 300811

Far-sourced ripple runs deep, the length of Aotearoa New Zealand – geonet.org.nz/earthquake/drums

..amidst a southern hemisphere sea of seismic activity (USGS):

Banda Sea mag 6.8 quake - USGS 300811

Banda Sea mag 6.8 quake - USGS 300811

Shock wave felt across Antarctica – Palmer Station:

Banda Sea mag 6.8 quake - Palmer Station Antarctica 300811

Banda Sea mag 6.8 quake - Palmer Station Antarctica 300811

Banda Sea mag 6.8 quake - GIM 300811

Banda Sea mag 6.8 quake effect, Vanuatu 5.3 - GIM 300811

Seismic context – running GIM extracts (magnitude + km depth shown):

Sunday September 4 2011, 08:43:13 UTC Nevada 1.6 0.5
Sunday September 4 2011, 07:18:27 UTC Nevada 1.6 4.6
Sunday September 4 2011, 06:57:53 UTC Washington 1.9 3.4
Sunday September 4 2011, 06:53:33 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.5 35.4
Sunday September 4 2011, 06:24:37 UTC Washington 2.3 0.0
Sunday September 4 2011, 05:02:05 UTC Kuril Islands 5.2 42.1
Sunday September 4 2011, 04:52:04 UTC Washington 1.0 0.0
Sunday September 4 2011, 04:43:46 UTC Washington 1.7 1.8
Sunday September 4 2011, 04:32:34 UTC Washington 1.1 3.9
Sunday September 4 2011, 04:30:18 UTC Washington 1.3 0.0
Sunday September 4 2011, 04:29:39 UTC Washington 1.5 4.6
Sunday September 4 2011, 04:13:39 UTC Washington 3.7 2.5
Sunday September 4 2011, 03:43:57 UTC Santa Cruz Islands 4.9 31.9
Sunday September 4 2011, 02:37:51 UTC Mount St. Helens area, Washington 1.9 3.8
Sunday September 4 2011, 01:27:00 UTC Solomon Islands 4.8 94.1
Sunday September 4 2011, 01:25:37 UTC Washington 2.1 2.0
Sunday September 4 2011, 01:10:00 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.5 35.3
Sunday September 4 2011, 00:02:11 UTC Northern California 1.9 5.4
Saturday September 3 2011, 23:08:01 UTC Southern California 3.0 32.3
Saturday September 3 2011, 23:07:59 UTC Northern California 3.4 10.2
Saturday September 3 2011, 23:07:56 UTC Southern California 3.2 8.1
Saturday September 3 2011, 22:55:37 UTC Vanuatu 7.0 135.7
Saturday September 3 2011, 22:55:36 UTC Vanuatu 7.0 132.4
Saturday September 3 2011, 21:10:53 UTC Virginia 2.0 5.5
Saturday September 3 2011, 20:52:49 UTC near the south coast of Honshu, Japan 4.7 95.2
Saturday September 3 2011, 20:27:13 UTC Central California 2.2 3.6
Saturday September 3 2011, 19:40:22 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.0 34.3
Saturday September 3 2011, 18:42:25 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 2.8 44.6
Saturday September 3 2011, 18:09:02 UTC Nevada 2.0 9.9
Saturday September 3 2011, 17:26:43 UTC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 4.9 16.6
Saturday September 3 2011, 16:20:52 UTC offshore Bio-Bio, Chile 5.8 13.7

Saturday September 3 2011, 15:36:56 UTC Canada 2.4 0.0
Saturday September 3 2011, 14:51:33 UTC Nevada 1.3 6.1
Saturday September 3 2011, 14:00:58 UTC South Sandwich Islands region 5.0 34.9
Saturday September 3 2011, 12:00:38 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.0 31.5
Saturday September 3 2011, 08:35:39 UTC Southern Alaska 2.8 6.2
Saturday September 3 2011, 08:22:53 UTC Southern Alaska 2.4 66.8
Saturday September 3 2011, 08:21:12 UTC Southern Alaska 2.1 35.7
Saturday September 3 2011, 07:42:33 UTC Washington 1.9 19.0
Saturday September 3 2011, 06:48:33 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.9 65.2
Saturday September 3 2011, 06:45:58 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.6 43.0
Saturday September 3 2011, 05:53:42 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 120.2
Saturday September 3 2011, 05:42:45 UTC Nevada 1.2 9.7
Saturday September 3 2011, 05:21:09 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 2.4 2.9
Saturday September 3 2011, 04:50:15 UTC New Britain region, Papua New Guinea 4.9 167.2
Saturday September 3 2011, 04:49:00 UTC South Sandwich Islands region 6.2 106.0
Saturday September 3 2011, 01:25:38 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 5.1 51.2
Saturday September 3 2011, 01:25:34 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 5.1 39.0
Saturday September 3 2011, 01:13:47 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 2.5 2.5
Saturday September 3 2011, 01:06:56 UTC Santa Cruz Islands 5.8 101.2
Saturday September 3 2011, 01:06:46 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 2.3 5.0
Saturday September 3 2011, 00:40:12 UTC Mindanao, Philippines 4.7 54.0
Saturday September 3 2011, 00:32:41 UTC Baja California, Mexico 3.2 0.3
Friday September 2 2011, 23:32:16 UTC Hawaii region, Hawaii 2.2 36.9
Friday September 2 2011, 21:56:41 UTC Kuril Islands 4.7 121.3
Friday September 2 2011, 20:19:01 UTC Halmahera, Indonesia 5.1 211.2
Friday September 2 2011, 20:16:55 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.7 6.7
Friday September 2 2011, 19:51:02 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.6 12.0
Friday September 2 2011, 19:48:57 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 5.0 39.0
Friday September 2 2011, 19:48:56 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.8 36.0
Friday September 2 2011, 19:20:38 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.3 5.3
Friday September 2 2011, 19:14:25 UTC Nevada 1.5 4.9
Friday September 2 2011, 19:12:14 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 2.9 41.9
Friday September 2 2011, 18:28:42 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 5.1 40.0
Friday September 2 2011, 18:28:39 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.8 15.6
Friday September 2 2011, 18:16:59 UTC eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea 4.8 73.4
Friday September 2 2011, 18:11:33 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.4 16.0
Friday September 2 2011, 17:42:18 UTC Nevada 1.2 7.2
Friday September 2 2011, 17:40:43 UTC Banda Sea 4.3 144.6
Friday September 2 2011, 17:39:41 UTC Gulf of Alaska 3.3 51.2
Friday September 2 2011, 17:39:14 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.9 46.7
Friday September 2 2011, 17:39:11 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.7 28.4
Friday September 2 2011, 17:32:44 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.0 7.2
Friday September 2 2011, 17:14:52 UTC Caspian Sea, offshore Turkmenistan 4.7 63.6
Friday September 2 2011, 17:08:14 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.7 12.6
Friday September 2 2011, 17:01:04 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.1 15.9
Friday September 2 2011, 16:54:59 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.0 48.0
Friday September 2 2011, 16:23:13 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.6 42.6
Friday September 2 2011, 16:06:56 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 2.9 43.4
Friday September 2 2011, 15:40:24 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.6 13.6
Friday September 2 2011, 15:02:39 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 2.8 41.6
Friday September 2 2011, 14:44:30 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.4 45.4
Friday September 2 2011, 14:22:23 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 2.2 6.3
Friday September 2 2011, 14:18:59 UTC Canada 2.8 152.0
Friday September 2 2011, 14:10:08 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.2 25.7
Friday September 2 2011, 13:58:23 UTC Central California 3.3 53.5
Friday September 2 2011, 13:56:08 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.2 32.8
Friday September 2 2011, 13:49:16 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 2.8 42.2
Friday September 2 2011, 13:47:11 UTC Santiago del Estero, Argentina 6.7 592.8
Friday September 2 2011, 13:01:30 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.2 41.5
Friday September 2 2011, 12:21:44 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.2 23.9
Friday September 2 2011, 12:19:47 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.3 41.5
Friday September 2 2011, 12:16:54 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.3 35.0
Friday September 2 2011, 12:16:50 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.9 41.9
Friday September 2 2011, 11:36:16 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 2.3 5.9
Friday September 2 2011, 11:27:44 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.8 35.2
Friday September 2 2011, 11:24:26 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.5 35.2
Friday September 2 2011, 11:23:54 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.5 41.5
Friday September 2 2011, 11:03:42 UTC Southern California 2.9 13.7
Friday September 2 2011, 11:03:35 UTC Central California 2.4 6.3
Friday September 2 2011, 11:03:25 UTC Utah 4.7 9.8
Friday September 2 2011, 10:55:54 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 6.8 35.5
Friday September 2 2011, 10:55:54 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 7.1 35.5
Friday September 2 2011, 10:07:15 UTC Nevada 1.8 11.7
Friday September 2 2011, 09:56:57 UTC Central California 2.0 4.9
Friday September 2 2011, 09:55:53 UTC Central California 3.0 6.9
Friday September 2 2011, 08:31:23 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.4 14.2
Friday September 2 2011, 07:12:19 UTC Central California 2.6 2.5
Friday September 2 2011, 07:09:34 UTC off the west coast of northern Sumatra 4.6 52.1
Friday September 2 2011, 07:09:02 UTC Baja California, Mexico 1.8 0.6
Friday September 2 2011, 06:36:16 UTC Alaska Peninsula 3.3 13.1
Friday September 2 2011, 06:35:41 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 0.0
Friday September 2 2011, 06:34:45 UTC Southern Alaska 4.3 87.4
Friday September 2 2011, 06:27:28 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.9 3.0
Friday September 2 2011, 06:06:52 UTC Central California 2.3 0.7
Friday September 2 2011, 05:23:16 UTC Nevada 2.2 14.1
Friday September 2 2011, 05:18:26 UTC Nevada 1.5 13.3
Friday September 2 2011, 05:06:40 UTC Seattle-Tacoma urban area, Washington 1.8 14.8
Friday September 2 2011, 04:38:20 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.5 4.1
Friday September 2 2011, 04:13:17 UTC Central California 1.8 8.3
Friday September 2 2011, 03:46:16 UTC Peru-Ecuador border region 4.8 34.8
Friday September 2 2011, 02:56:22 UTC Northern California 2.1 2.2
Friday September 2 2011, 02:30:29 UTC western Iran 4.3 36.3
Friday September 2 2011, 01:49:21 UTC San Diego County urban area, California 1.6 21.3
Friday September 2 2011, 01:40:59 UTC San Juan, Argentina 4.5 92.5
Friday September 2 2011, 00:09:04 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.9 3.5
Thursday September 1 2011, 23:48:07 UTC Banda Sea 4.4 387.1
Thursday September 1 2011, 23:15:33 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 2.1 3.5
Thursday September 1 2011, 21:50:12 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.6 4.3
Thursday September 1 2011, 21:43:25 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.6 5.0
Thursday September 1 2011, 21:40:48 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 2.2 5.2
Thursday September 1 2011, 21:35:34 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 3.0 1.5
Thursday September 1 2011, 21:20:21 UTC southern Idaho 2.7 9.6
Thursday September 1 2011, 21:09:12 UTC Southern California 1.6 7.0
Thursday September 1 2011, 21:06:14 UTC Central California 1.5 4.6
Thursday September 1 2011, 20:53:44 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 2.6 4.9
Thursday September 1 2011, 20:52:38 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.5 11.0
Thursday September 1 2011, 20:50:29 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.4 8.7
Thursday September 1 2011, 20:47:07 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 4.2 7.3
Thursday September 1 2011, 20:42:40 UTC western Montana 1.0 0.0
Thursday September 1 2011, 20:33:39 UTC San Diego County urban area, California 1.5 7.0
Thursday September 1 2011, 20:31:02 UTC Central Alaska 1.9 26.7 Detail
Thursday September 1 2011, 20:08:58 UTC Vanuatu 5.2 95.6
Thursday September 1 2011, 19:25:56 UTC Northern California 1.7 22.5
Thursday September 1 2011, 19:07:03 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 1.4 7.8
Fri, Sep 2 2011 6:58 am NZST 130 km east of Te Araroa 5.1 33 km (GeoNet insert) [1]
Thursday September 1 2011, 18:49:48 UTC Central California 1.3 0.0
Thursday September 1 2011, 18:49:45 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.0 107.0
Thursday September 1 2011, 18:36:59 UTC Central California 2.0 1.3
Thursday September 1 2011, 18:16:16 UTC Baja California, Mexico 1.9 7.3
Thursday September 1 2011, 17:53:24 UTC Canada 2.7 165.0
Thursday September 1 2011, 17:53:07 UTC Northern California 1.0 3.4
Thursday September 1 2011, 17:24:36 UTC western Montana 1.0 14.1
Thursday September 1 2011, 17:06:50 UTC Northern California 1.8 1.2
Thursday September 1 2011, 16:59:52 UTC Southern California 1.0 12.6
Thursday September 1 2011, 15:29:50 UTC South Island of New Zealand 4.5 14.0
Thursday September 1 2011, 14:58:26 UTC Southern California 1.6 7.3
Thursday September 1 2011, 14:55:28 UTC Central California 1.0 7.0
Thursday September 1 2011, 14:47:34 UTC Central Alaska 1.4 0.0
Thursday September 1 2011, 14:37:23 UTC Southern Alaska 2.0 50.9
Thursday September 1 2011, 14:34:42 UTC Southern California 1.5 8.0
Thursday September 1 2011, 14:29:21 UTC West Chile Rise 5.1 9.5
Thursday September 1 2011, 13:43:09 UTC Southern California 1.8 3.8
Thursday September 1 2011, 13:32:09 UTC Central California 1.9 6.2
Thursday September 1 2011, 13:04:54 UTC Northern California 2.0 17.8
Thursday September 1 2011, 13:02:31 UTC Fiji region 4.9 461.6
Thursday September 1 2011, 12:30:00 UTC Vanuatu 5.0 40.3

Thursday September 1 2011, 12:13:58 UTC Gulf of Aden 4.9 33.5
Thursday September 1 2011, 12:07:06 UTC Scotia Sea 5.1 10.0
Thursday September 1 2011, 11:55:34 UTC Southern Alaska 2.8 111.3
Thursday September 1 2011, 11:30:03 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.0 11.0
Thursday September 1 2011, 11:19:49 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 1.0 4.4
Thursday September 1 2011, 09:09:38 UTC Virginia 3.4 3.5
Thursday September 1 2011, 08:53:11 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 3.6
Thursday September 1 2011, 08:29:32 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.7 5.1
Thursday September 1 2011, 08:29:32 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.4 8.5
Thursday September 1 2011, 07:06:18 UTC Lassen Peak area, California 1.1 4.7
Thursday September 1 2011, 07:05:19 UTC Lassen Peak area, California 1.5 4.6
Thursday September 1 2011, 06:33:34 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 1.9 10.4
Thursday September 1 2011, 06:14:39 UTC Santa Cruz Islands 5.9 35.4
Thursday September 1 2011, 06:02:42 UTC Northern California 1.6 1.3
Thursday September 1 2011, 05:45:35 UTC Washington 1.6 6.6
Thursday September 1 2011, 05:32:19 UTC Utah 3.3 19.0
Thursday September 1 2011, 05:16:13 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.0 30.5
Thursday September 1 2011, 04:45:49 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.1 25.0
Thursday September 1 2011, 04:29:18 UTC Kodiak Island region, Alaska 2.0 19.9
Thursday September 1 2011, 03:57:57 UTC south of Sumbawa, Indonesia 4.6 10.2
Thursday September 1 2011, 03:44:55 UTC Kuril Islands 4.8 37.8
Thursday September 1 2011, 03:05:46 UTC Nevada 1.9 2.4
Thursday September 1 2011, 03:05:46 UTC Nevada 1.4 2.1
Thursday September 1 2011, 02:48:57 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 3.0
Thursday September 1 2011, 02:01:02 UTC Utah 1.0 12.4
Thursday September 1 2011, 01:56:45 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.7 6.6
Thursday September 1 2011, 01:46:19 UTC Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.4 117.6
Thursday September 1 2011, 00:04:55 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 8.6
Thursday September 1 2011, 00:04:31 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 7.1
Wednesday August 31 2011, 23:07:01 UTC Lassen Peak area, California 2.2 4.7
Wednesday August 31 2011, 21:37:57 UTC south of the Fiji Islands 5.2 519.8
Wednesday August 31 2011, 21:37:57 UTC Kodiak Island region, Alaska 4.3 44.2
Wednesday August 31 2011, 19:58:24 UTC Oklahoma 2.9 5.3
Wednesday August 31 2011, 19:05:32 UTC Seattle-Tacoma urban area, Washington 1.8 2.4
Wednesday August 31 2011, 19:02:14 UTC Hawaii region, Hawaii 2.6 12.7
Wednesday August 31 2011, 19:02:01 UTC Hawaii region, Hawaii 3.2 10.1
Wednesday August 31 2011, 18:16:28 UTC Utah 1.6 10.0
Wednesday August 31 2011, 17:40:33 UTC Las Vegas urban area, Nevada 1.9 0.6
Wednesday August 31 2011, 15:45:09 UTC Nevada 2.1 1.3
Wednesday August 31 2011, 15:01:54 UTC Virginia 1.8 3.6
Wednesday August 31 2011, 15:01:06 UTC Kuril Islands 4.7 81.9
Wednesday August 31 2011, 14:54:08 UTC Carlsberg Ridge 4.8 10.0
Wednesday August 31 2011, 14:22:07 UTC Nevada 2.1 1.1
Wednesday August 31 2011, 13:55:34 UTC Philippine Islands region 4.7 22.4
Wednesday August 31 2011, 13:22:42 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.8 29.8
Wednesday August 31 2011, 12:40:00 UTC Nevada 2.0 4.5
Wednesday August 31 2011, 12:18:47 UTC Alabama 2.1 0.1
Wednesday August 31 2011, 12:17:26 UTC northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge 5.4 10.0
Wednesday August 31 2011, 12:07:46 UTC offshore Northern California 1.9 7.1
Wednesday August 31 2011, 11:55:10 UTC Northern California 2.0 5.9
Wednesday August 31 2011, 11:22:30 UTC Taiwan region 4.9 9.9
Wednesday August 31 2011, 10:52:13 UTC Canada 2.9 210.0
Wednesday August 31 2011, 10:46:50 UTC New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea 5.7 49.4
Wednesday August 31 2011, 09:56:20 UTC Vanuatu 5.2 35.0

Wednesday August 31 2011, 09:35:12 UTC Ohio 3.1 5.0 Detail
Wednesday August 31 2011, 09:32:52 UTC near the south coast of Honshu, Japan 4.7 72.6
Wednesday August 31 2011, 09:12:53 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.7 54.5
Wednesday August 31 2011, 08:12:57 UTC Central California 2.4 7.1
Wednesday August 31 2011, 08:11:43 UTC Central California 1.2 3.6
Wednesday August 31 2011, 07:52:37 UTC Kuril Islands 4.7 35.6
Wednesday August 31 2011, 07:30:02 UTC Jamaica region 4.4 10.0
Wednesday August 31 2011, 06:23:01 UTC southern Idaho 2.5 10.1
Wednesday August 31 2011, 05:27:53 UTC Southern Alaska 2.6 0.0
Wednesday August 31 2011, 05:16:38 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.6 35.2
Wednesday August 31 2011, 05:02:31 UTC Kuril Islands 4.9 34.7
Wednesday August 31 2011, 04:20:43 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.3 5.6
Wednesday August 31 2011, 04:01:09 UTC Vanuatu 4.8 25.8
Wednesday August 31 2011, 03:08:29 UTC Simeulue, Indonesia 5.1 41.5
Wednesday August 31 2011, 01:22:23 UTC Central California 3.7 7.3
Wednesday August 31 2011, 00:53:18 UTC Tarapaca, Chile 4.8 131.7
Tuesday August 30 2011, 23:41:30 UTC Maule, Chile 4.6 52.1
Tuesday August 30 2011, 22:51:00 UTC West Chile Rise 5.1 10.5

Tuesday August 30 2011, 22:34:09 UTC Kuril Islands 4.7 43.1
Tuesday August 30 2011, 22:31:47 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 7.6
Tuesday August 30 2011, 22:14:40 UTC North Atlantic Ocean 4.7 15.1
Tuesday August 30 2011, 21:19:09 UTC Vanuatu 5.0 58.6
Tuesday August 30 2011, 20:17:34 UTC Banda Sea 4.8 517.4

Tuesday August 30 2011, 17:46:13 UTC Las Vegas urban area, Nevada 1.9 0.0
Tuesday August 30 2011, 16:59:03 UTC Vanuatu 4.8 28.4
Tuesday August 30 2011, 16:23:57 UTC Myanmar-China border region 4.4 57.1
Tuesday August 30 2011, 16:15:51 UTC Philippine Islands region 4.9 35.0
Tuesday August 30 2011, 15:35:49 UTC Arizona 2.1 5.0
Tuesday August 30 2011, 15:00:49 UTC eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea 5.1 61.5
Tuesday August 30 2011, 14:31:17 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 6.8
Tuesday August 30 2011, 14:11:07 UTC Nevada 1.5 4.0
Tuesday August 30 2011, 13:59:05 UTC Canada 3.0 248.0
Tuesday August 30 2011, 13:44:34 UTC eastern Honshu, Japan 4.9 146.4
Tuesday August 30 2011, 13:30:51 UTC Nevada 1.3 0.0
Tuesday August 30 2011, 13:26:50 UTC Virginia 2.1 5.8
Tuesday August 30 2011, 13:21:49 UTC Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan 5.0 109.9
Tuesday August 30 2011, 13:07:07 UTC Nevada 1.7 7.2
Tuesday August 30 2011, 12:28:42 UTC Canada 2.9 213.0
Tuesday August 30 2011, 11:52:46 UTC Northern California 2.5 2.8
Tuesday August 30 2011, 11:44:47 UTC Canada 3.5 240.0
Tuesday August 30 2011, 11:36:51 UTC north of Macquarie Island 5.0 9.8
Tuesday August 30 2011, 09:56:01 UTC Java, Indonesia 4.3 308.5
Tuesday August 30 2011, 09:26:07 UTC Vanuatu 5.1 32.2
Tuesday August 30 2011, 09:16:54 UTC Vanuatu 5.3 47.3
Tuesday August 30 2011, 09:14:07 UTC Vanuatu 5.0 47.4

Tuesday August 30 2011, 09:07:05 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.7 34.6
Tuesday August 30 2011, 08:20:52 UTC Vanuatu 4.9 11.6
Tuesday August 30 2011, 06:57:41 UTC Banda Sea 6.8 465.0

NZ recent quakes - GeoNet 300811

NZ recent quakes - GeoNet 300811

NZ recent quakes - GeoNet 290811

NZ recent quakes - GeoNet 290811

GeoNet recent quakes show consolidating line-tear on our main subduction zone, just below the surface of the North Island..

* Reference Number: 3570810
* NZST: Tue, Aug 30 2011 8:58 pm
* Magnitude: 3.3
* Depth: 2 km
* Details: 10 km north-west of Matata

* Reference Number: 3570753
* NZST: Tue, Aug 30 2011 6:24 pm
* Magnitude: 2.7
* Depth: 3 km
* Details: 10 km north-west of Matata

* Reference Number: 3570671
* NZST: Tue, Aug 30 2011 2:29 pm
* Magnitude: 2.9
* Depth: 5 km
* Details: Within 5 km of Matamata

* Reference Number: 3570584
* NZST: Tue, Aug 30 2011 11:19 am
* Magnitude: 3.2
* Depth: 2 km
* Details: 10 km north-west of Matata

* Reference Number: 3570578
* NZST: Tue, Aug 30 2011 11:05 am
* Magnitude: 3.0
* Depth: 7 km
* Details: 10 km south-west of Christchurch

* Reference Number: 3570553
* NZST: Tue, Aug 30 2011 10:00 am
* Magnitude: 3.8
* Depth: 60 km
* Details: 30 km north-west of Foxton

Quakes rattle Bay of Plenty

* Reference Number: 3570485
* NZST: Tue, Aug 30 2011 7:16 am
* Magnitude: 2.9
* Depth: 3 km
* Details: 10 km north-west of Matata

* Reference Number: 3570484
* NZST: Tue, Aug 30 2011 7:15 am
* Magnitude: 3.2
* Depth: 1 km
* Details: 10 km north-west of Matata

* Reference Number: 3570483
* NZST: Tue, Aug 30 2011 7:11 am
* Magnitude: 4.4
* Depth: 3 km
* Details: 20 km north-west of Matata [2]

* Reference Number: 3570478
* NZST: Tue, Aug 30 2011 6:55 am
* Magnitude: 3.0
* Depth: 5 km
* Details: 10 km north-west of Matata

* Reference Number: 3570467
* NZST: Tue, Aug 30 2011 6:26 am
* Magnitude: 2.5
* Depth: 5 km
* Details: 10 km south of Matamata

* Reference Number: 3570364
* NZST: Tue, Aug 30 2011 1:28 am
* Magnitude: 2.8
* Depth: 5 km
* Details: 10 km north of Turangi

* Reference Number: 3570267
* NZST: Mon, Aug 29 2011 8:51 pm
* Magnitude: 3.0
* Depth: 5 km
* Details: Within 5 km of Lyttelton

* Reference Number: 3570137
* NZST: Mon, Aug 29 2011 3:19 pm
* Magnitude: 3.9
* Depth: 15 km
* Details: 30 km east of Westport

* Reference Number: 3570119
* NZST: Mon, Aug 29 2011 2:23 pm
* Magnitude: 3.5
* Depth: 40 km
* Details: 30 km south-west of Whanganui

* Reference Number: 3570028
* NZST: Mon, Aug 29 2011 10:25 am
* Magnitude: 2.4
* Depth: 7 km
* Details: Within 5 km of Turangi

* Reference Number: 3569973
* NZST: Mon, Aug 29 2011 8:23 am
* Magnitude: 2.9
* Depth: 5 km
* Details: Within 5 km of Turangi

* Reference Number: 3569967
* NZST: Mon, Aug 29 2011 8:18 am
* Magnitude: 3.5
* Depth: 3 km
* Details: Within 5 km of Turangi

* Reference Number: 3569951
* NZST: Mon, Aug 29 2011 7:30 am
* Magnitude: 2.5
* Depth: 5 km
* Details: Within 5 km of Turangi

* Reference Number: 3569806
* NZST: Mon, Aug 29 2011 0:33 am
* Magnitude: 3.4
* Depth: 8 km
* Details: 20 km west of Christchurch

* Reference Number: 3569578
* NZST: Sun, Aug 28 2011 1:38 pm
* Magnitude: 3.6
* Depth: 8 km
* Details: 20 km north of Springfield

* Reference Number: 3569523
* NZST: Sun, Aug 28 2011 11:10 am
* Magnitude: 3.1
* Depth: 10 km
* Details: 10 km east of Lyttelton

* Reference Number: 3569514
* NZST: Sun, Aug 28 2011 10:48 am
* Magnitude: 3.1
* Depth: 8 km
* Details: Within 5 km of Lyttelton

* Reference Number: 3569400
* NZST: Sun, Aug 28 2011 5:52 am
* Magnitude: 3.6
* Depth: 8 km
* Details: 10 km north-east of Lyttelton

* Reference Number: 3568896
* NZST: Sat, Aug 27 2011 7:49 am
* Magnitude: 3.5
* Depth: 5 km
* Details: 10 km south-west of Christchurch

* Reference Number: 3568675
* NZST: Fri, Aug 26 2011 11:06 pm
* Magnitude: 3.8
* Depth: 10 km
* Details: Within 5 km of Lyttelton

* Reference Number: 3568595
* NZST: Fri, Aug 26 2011 7:46 pm
* Magnitude: 2.7
* Depth: 7 km
* Details: 10 km north-east of Christchurch

* Reference Number: 3567871
* NZST: Thu, Aug 25 2011 11:50 am
* Magnitude: 4.2
* Depth: 2 km
* Details: 40 km north-west of Whakatane

* Reference Number: 3567813
* NZST: Thu, Aug 25 2011 9:33 am
* Magnitude: 3.8
* Depth: 9 km
* Details: 20 km east of Lyttelton

* Reference Number: 3567138
* NZST: Wed, Aug 24 2011 1:33 am
* Magnitude: 3.8
* Depth: 30 km
* Details: 30 km south of Wairoa

Matata mag 4.4 quake - GNS 300811

Matata mag 4.4 quake - GNS 7:11 am 300811

[2] [31.08.11 12am] Heightened seismic activity warning – told ya so #1 ..

NZ seismograph drums - GNS 300811

NZ seismograph drums - GNS 300811


deep movement to the south, a 5.0 north of Macquarie Island:
Macquarie Island, towards NZ, mag 5.0 quake - GIM 300811

Macquarie Island, towards NZ, mag 5.0 quake - GIM 300811

The day’s distant quake-energy injections into Canterbury Alpine fault zone:

Banda Sea 6.8, Macquarie Island 5.0, Canterbuty seismic Drums - GNS 300811

Banda Sea 6.8, Macquarie Island 5.0, Canterbuty seismic Drums - GNS 300811

[31.08.11 3pm] Heightened seismic activity warning – told ya so #2:

Rolleston mag 4.7 quake - GNS 310811a

Rolleston mag 4.7 quake - GNS 310811a

* Reference Number: 3571245
* NZST: Wed, Aug 31 2011 2:26 pm
* Magnitude: 3.4
* Depth: 12 km
* Details: 20 km south-west of Christchurch

* Reference Number: 3571192
* NZST: Wed, Aug 31 2011 1:30 pm
* Magnitude: 4.7
* Depth: 11 km
* Details: 20 km south-west of Christchurch

* Reference Number: 3571187
* NZST: Wed, Aug 31 2011 1:15 pm
* Magnitude: 4.0
* Depth: 5 km
* Details: Within 5 km of Lyttelton

* Reference Number: 3571107
* NZST: Wed, Aug 31 2011 10:02 am
* Magnitude: 3.1
* Depth: 5 km
* Details: 20 km south-west of Christchurch

Canterbury’s snow woes may not be over “Another polar outbreak could hit Canterbury before the end of the month. The region has had two snowstorms in three weeks, with the chance of a third higher than usual, thanks to conducive atmospheric conditions” stuff.co.nz/the-press/news 18/08/2011 + Revised Canterbury quake bill exhausts disaster fund stuff.co.nz/national 30/08/2011

[1] [02.09.11 12pm] Heightened seismic activity warning – told ya so #3:

Kermadec / Hikurangi trench slip mag 5.1 quake - GNS 020911

Kermadec / Hikurangi trench slip mag 5.1 quake - GNS 020911

Un/reported SIGNIFICANT seismicity – ‘authorities’ a joke:

[1] * Reference Number: 3572138
* NZST: Fri, Sep 2 2011 6:58 am
* Magnitude: 5.1
* Depth: 33 km
* Details: 130 km east of Te Araroa

* Reference Number: 3572067
* NZST: Fri, Sep 2 2011 3:29 am
* Magnitude: 4.9
* Depth: 6 km
* Details: 10 km east of Lyttelton

Told ya so #4 – will be deadly? ..

Moon Man’ Ken Ring predicts ‘large’ quake for September 3news.co.nz 29 Aug 2011

This quakes.globalincidentmap.com (GIM) significant-quake listing follows on from my earlier U aint seen nothin yet page.

As just predicted, early the next day, biggest local quake for a week:
Magnitude 4.2, Thursday, August 4 2011 at 3:08 am (NZST), 20 km east of Christchurch

Port Levy magnitude 4.2 quake - GNS GoogleMap 030811

Port Levy magnitude 4.2 quake - GNS GoogleMap 030811

The effects of this moderate earthquake were felt surprisingly widely, on both the North and the South Island seismographs and either side of the Southern Alps. I will put up analysis pics here ASAP.[1]

For the meantime, we are watching the deep South seismographs – evidence of a forthcoming Fijordland quake is mounting day by day.. with steady motion deep off Kaikoura too. Waitaha Valley is very lively.

NZ GNS seismograph drums 060811

NZ GNS seismograph drums 060811


Note, Southland events like this don’t get recorded on geonet.org.nz Recent New Zealand Earthquakes. Maybe they should.

More later..

2:40am Saturday. Bingo. A noticeable shake on/near? Cashmere Hill – a collapsing feeling with an aural rush:

NZ GNS drums - 060811a

NZ GNS drums - 060811a


Wow this is a moveable feast…
Magnitude 3.7, Saturday, August 6 2011 at 2:40 am (NZST), 10 km south-west of Christchurch
Tai Tapu magnitude 3.7 quake - GNS 060811

Tai Tapu magnitude 3.7 quake - GNS 060811

[1] Against a backdrop of largish 5-6 north Australian plate quakes, including Fiji and Kermadec regions, this was the most obvious and absolutely certain indicator that Christchurch would soon have a felt earthquake, that proved correct – sizable steady motion on the Alpine fault, 2 August at Inchbonnie (top left chart below):

Canterbury seismograph drums - 10:30am 020811b

Canterbury seismograph drums - 10:30am 020811b

..that within two hours had shaken the Inchbonnie seismograph into disorder:
Canterbury seismograph drums - 12:30pm 020811c

Canterbury seismograph drums - 12:30pm 020811c

I have more pics to add soon, that show how the consequent ‘small’ extinct volcano Port Levy 4.2 quake connected with both the deep South and the West Coast (via Alpine fault) and the North Island volcanic zone.[2] CAUTION.

10am Update – we are getting under weigh again:

Kermadec magnitude 5.3 quake - GIM 060811

Kermadec magnitude 5.3 quake - GIM 060811

Ref. quakes.globalincidentmap.com, and Waipu Caves Northland:
Waipu Caves seismograph - GNS 060811b

Waipu Caves seismograph - GNS 060811b


NZ seismograph drums - GNS 060811d

NZ seismograph drums - GNS 060811d

Watch this space.

Off to New Brighton now 😀
Magnitude 3.2, Saturday, August 6 2011 at 9:42 am (NZST), 10 km east of Christchurch

[2] …

“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!

(29) ~ “PIKE RIVER MINE” ~ lest we forget

Offshore earthquake impacts Aotearoa, triggering (small) Waitaha/Canterbury quake, yet again:

GNS Science seismograph drums - 180711

GNS Science seismograph drums - 180711


Circled here is the local record of this far offshore earthquake and its small local ‘aftershock’:
Queens Valley, Banks Peninsula seismometer - 180711

Queens Valley, Banks Peninsula seismometer - 180711

But is anybody watching? – Where is the data? (chart below big event is the ‘ghost’ source above) …

Raoul Island seismograph drum - 180711

Raoul Island seismograph drum - 180711

(+ 182) and where is our WARNING of what is to come?
(note the earlier, Kermadec magnitude 5.2 @ 23+ hour marks below)

Ruapehu volcano seismograph drum - GNS 180711

Ruapehu volcano seismograph drum - GNS 180711


White Island volcano seismograph drum - 180711

White Island volcano seismograph drum - 180711


Taranaki seismograph drum - GNS 180711

Taranaki seismograph drum - GNS 180711


Sources: geonet.org.nz / volcano/activity/white-island etc.

Again in Canterbury,

Canterbury seismograph drums - GNS 180711

Canterbury seismograph drums - GNS 180711


..only Inchbonnie records no local shaking from the Kermadec magnitude 5.2 (again, with significance); source: geonet.org.nz/canterbury-quakes/drums.

Source of energy ~23 hours earlier, another “Kermadec” 5+ quake:

'South of Kermadecs' magnitude 5.2 quake - GIM 170711

'South of Kermadecs' magnitude 5.2 quake - GIM 170711


Source: quakes.globalincidentmap.com / map_detail.php?id=123097

What the Kermadec Trench ghost quake trace then managed to shake free:
Magnitude 3.6, Tuesday, July 19 2011 at 2:12 am (NZST), 10 km east of Christchurch

NZ seismograph drums - GNS 190711

NZ seismograph drums - GNS 190711


See Kermadec collision continued blogpost record. …

(= 211: total geology privatisation victims to date).

Further ground-shock results after correct Kermadec Trench slippage forecast:

Kermadec magnitude 7.6 - USGS 100711

Kermadec magnitude 7.6 aftershocks to date - USGS 100711


USGS current rolling week’s Earthquake List for 10-degree Map Centered at 30°S, 180°E as above.

Below chart source: The current status of Raoul Island Volcano in the Kermadecs

Kermadec Arc magnitude 3 x 4.9 quakes - GNS 210711

Kermadec Arc 3 x mag 4.9 quakes around Solomon Islands 6.0, after big.. local mystery shake? - GNS 210711

Rauol Island seismograph drum - GNS 210711

Raoul Island seismograph drum - GNS 210711


Rauol Island seismograph drum - GNS 200711

Raoul Island seismograph drum - GNS 200711


Raoul Island seismometer drum - GNS 160711

Raoul Island seismometer drum - GNS 160711


Raoul Island seismometer drum - GNS 150711

Raoul Island seismometer drum - GNS 150711


Raoul Island seismometer drum - GNS 140711

Raoul Island seismometer drum - GNS 140711


Raoul Island seismometer drum - GNS 130711

Raoul Island seismometer drum - GNS 130711


Raoul Island seismometer drum - GNS 120711

Raoul Island seismometer drum - GNS 120711


Rauol Island seismometer - GNS 110711

Rauol Island seismometer - GNS 110711


Raoul Island seismometer - GNS 100711b

Rauol Island seismometer - GNS 100711b


Raoul Island seismometer - GNS 100711a

Rauol Island seismometer - GNS 100711a


Raoul Island seismograph drum - GNS 090711

Raoul Island seismograph drum - GNS 090711


Raoul Island seismometer drum - GNS 080711

Raoul Island seismometer drum - GNS 080711


Raoul Island magnitude 7.6 quake - GNS 070711b

Raoul Island region magnitude 7.6 quake - GNS 070711b


White Island drum - Kermadec 7.6 - GNS 070711a

White Island drum - Kermadec 7.6 - GNS 070711a


22 July: Now that the ChristChurch 5.1 quake call true expected has occurred, this current listing of Pacific quake energies can now cease, in favour of the next: Hikurangi update ~ Tokoroa 4.6.

Below: Data archive from Live Earthquakes Map (magnitude + depth; newest at top). Foreshocks to ..? the ChristChurch 5.1 / a Fijordland 4.9 / Tokoroa 4.6 e.g, but nothing bigger just yet (series is ever-continued… see Hikurangi update). See too mickey mouse NZ govt geology 18/07/2011.

Friday August 5 2011, 21:39:14 UTC northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge 4.8 10.0 = Iceland volcano link
Friday August 5 2011, 16:08:48 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.3 24.0
Friday August 5 2011, 15:10:07 UTC off the coast of Oregon 4.5 37.2
Friday August 5 2011, 12:46:17 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 7.7
Friday August 5 2011, 11:16:05 UTC eastern Honshu, Japan 4.7 29.7
Friday August 5 2011, 10:53:22 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.9 55.5
Friday August 5 2011, 10:38:23 UTC Tonga 4.7 229.2
Friday August 5 2011, 09:42:40 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 10.1
Friday August 5 2011, 09:28:38 UTC Hawaii region, Hawaii 2.0 17.1
Friday August 5 2011, 08:04:21 UTC eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea 5.0 67.5
Friday August 5 2011, 06:09:16 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 8.1
Friday August 5 2011, 01:13:26 UTC Santa Cruz Islands 5.3 42.3
Thursday August 4 2011, 16:34:03 UTC Kepulauan Mentawai region, Indonesia 4.8 36.6
Thursday August 4 2011, 13:51:36 UTC Kuril Islands 6.3 49.0
Thursday August 4 2011, 11:48:44 UTC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 4.7 50.4
Thursday August 4 2011, 05:47:43 UTC Fiji region 4.8 613.4
Thursday August 4 2011, 05:41:16 UTC New Britain region, Papua New Guinea 4.5 91.9
Thursday August 4 2011, 05:12:33 UTC Panama-Costa Rica border region 4.8 18.5
Thursday August 4 2011, 04:20:06 UTC Vanuatu 4.8 35.7
Thursday August 4 2011, 03:13:10 UTC eastern Turkey 4.2 10.8
Thursday August 4 2011, 01:35:05 UTC central Mid-Atlantic Ridge 4.8 10.0
Thursday August 4 2011, 00:16:08 UTC southern Sumatra, Indonesia 5.8 37.8
Wednesday August 3 2011, 23:51:51 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.6 51.7
Wednesday August 3 2011, 22:52:16 UTC Molucca Sea 5.2 26.8
Wednesday August 3 2011, 22:48:12 UTC New Britain region, Papua New Guinea 5.2 23.9
Wednesday August 3 2011, 22:39:22 UTC New Britain region, Papua New Guinea 5.9 8.2
Wednesday August 3 2011, 21:44:10 UTC Fiji region 4.7 500.1
Wednesday August 3 2011, 21:41:19 UTC Mariana Islands region 4.3 307.4
Wednesday August 3 2011, 21:33:55 UTC northern Colombia 4.3 164.8
Wednesday August 3 2011, 20:39:39 UTC Vanuatu 5.1 191.7
Wednesday August 3 2011, 20:02:18 UTC northern Sumatra, Indonesia 5.2 80.1
Wednesday August 3 2011, 19:23:15 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.0 52.3
Wednesday August 3 2011, 16:32:27 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.5 4.8
Wednesday August 3 2011, 16:22:50 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 6.0
Wednesday August 3 2011, 14:52:59 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.3 3.4
Wednesday August 3 2011, 14:51:54 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 2.7
Wednesday August 3 2011, 14:35:00 UTC Kepulauan Mentawai region, Indonesia 5.2 11.6
Wednesday August 3 2011, 14:23:24 UTC Salta, Argentina 4.4 182.9
Wednesday August 3 2011, 14:19:30 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.7 39.7
Wednesday August 3 2011, 13:32:50 UTC Molucca Sea 4.2 35.0
Wednesday August 3 2011, 06:11:33 UTC Kepulauan Sangihe, Indonesia 4.9 129.4
Wednesday August 3 2011, 06:10:48 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.6 34.0
Wednesday August 3 2011, 06:10:47 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.7 62.6
Wednesday August 3 2011, 06:08:40 UTC Central Alaska 4.6 5.0
Wednesday August 3 2011, 06:08:37 UTC Central Alaska 4.2 3.6
Wednesday August 3 2011, 04:51:42 UTC Fiji region 5.0 597.5
Wednesday August 3 2011, 03:20:21 UTC Fiji region 5.1 19.1
Wednesday August 3 2011, 01:36:11 UTC France 4.3 2.0
Tuesday August 2 2011, 23:24:33 UTC Ethiopia 4.6 15.0
Tuesday August 2 2011, 22:09:49 UTC western Iran 4.7 44.1
Tuesday August 2 2011, 22:07:17 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.7 13.0
Tuesday August 2 2011, 19:18:48 UTC south of the Fiji Islands 5.4 542.4
Tuesday August 2 2011, 18:08:37 UTC eastern Iran 4.4 27.9
Tuesday August 2 2011, 13:50:00 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.2 36.3
Tuesday August 2 2011, 12:13:07 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.2 17.1
Tuesday August 2 2011, 11:54:06 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 3.4 7.5
Tuesday August 2 2011, 10:32:15 UTC Vanuatu 4.7 53.0
Tuesday August 2 2011, 09:00:24 UTC Samar, Philippines 4.8 48.2
Tuesday August 2 2011, 07:14:44 UTC Catamarca, Argentina 4.8 118.5
Tuesday August 2 2011, 06:43:34 UTC Guam region 4.6 100.8
Tuesday August 2 2011, 05:09:26 UTC Banda Sea 5.4 125.6
Tuesday August 2 2011, 03:37:43 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.7 74.7
Tuesday August 2 2011, 01:44:17 UTC New Britain region, Papua New Guinea 4.9 45.8
Monday August 1 2011, 19:40:53 UTC western Xizang 5.1 13.6
Monday August 1 2011, 18:20:08 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 5.4 49.8
Monday August 1 2011, 18:20:05 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 5.6 39.0
Monday August 1 2011, 16:51:49 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 0.4
Monday August 1 2011, 16:51:25 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 1.4
Monday August 1 2011, 16:50:17 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.7 2.3
Monday August 1 2011, 16:40:11 UTC Molucca Sea 4.3 91.9
Monday August 1 2011, 16:06:49 UTC south of the Kermadec Islands 4.7 34.0
Monday August 1 2011, 15:23:18 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.6 25.6
Monday August 1 2011, 14:58:08 UTC near the south coast of Honshu, Japan 6.2 10.0
Monday August 1 2011, 14:39:06 UTC Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.2 26.5
Monday August 1 2011, 13:44:46 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 5.7 35.0
Monday August 1 2011, 13:38:24 UTC Molucca Sea 5.0 69.2
Monday August 1 2011, 06:09:20 UTC near the north coast of Papua New Guinea 5.0 35.7
Monday August 1 2011, 03:39:44 UTC offshore Bio-Bio, Chile 4.6 34.9
Monday August 1 2011, 03:28:39 UTC Guatemala 4.2 90.1
Monday August 1 2011, 03:13:58 UTC Kuril Islands 4.4 56.4
Monday August 1 2011, 03:03:43 UTC near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia 4.9 40.1
Monday August 1 2011, 01:48:04 UTC Fiji region 4.6 423.0
Monday August 1 2011, 00:09:45 UTC south of the Kermadec Islands 5.2 34.4

Sunday July 31 2011, 23:56:36 UTC northern Sumatra, Indonesia 5.1 81.5
Sunday July 31 2011, 23:38:57 UTC near the north coast of Papua New Guinea 6.8 16.8
Sunday July 31 2011, 17:36:29 UTC Catamarca, Argentina 5.2 166.2
Sunday July 31 2011, 17:35:57 UTC Hokkaido, Japan region 5.5 30.5
Sunday July 31 2011, 14:34:50 UTC Vanuatu region 6.2 23.1
Sunday July 31 2011, 13:29:36 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.2 53.9
Sunday July 31 2011, 10:47:09 UTC south of the Fiji Islands 4.5 531.3

Sunday July 31 2011, 09:49:20 UTC near the south coast of Papua, Indonesia 4.5 26.0
Sunday July 31 2011, 08:46:29 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.6 47.7
Sunday July 31 2011, 04:08:57 UTC south of the Fiji Islands 4.6 167.1
Saturday July 30 2011, 23:27:39 UTC south of Java, Indonesia 4.6 34.2
Saturday July 30 2011, 18:53:52 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 6.4 43.5
Saturday July 30 2011, 17:48:51 UTC Guam region 5.6 120.1
Saturday July 30 2011, 12:17:24 UTC Tonga region 4.9 39.4
Friday July 29 2011, 21:08:23 UTC Kyrgyzstan 4.4 66.7
Friday July 29 2011, 19:57:36 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 4.0
Friday July 29 2011, 18:27:49 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 5.0 42.4
Friday July 29 2011, 14:53:21 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 5.1 32.7
Friday July 29 2011, 14:47:06 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 3.7
Friday July 29 2011, 12:32:21 UTC south of the Fiji Islands 4.7 513.2
Friday July 29 2011, 09:56:54 UTC Canada 4.0 200.0
Friday July 29 2011, 09:06:14 UTC Chihuahua, Mexico 3.9 13.6
Friday July 29 2011, 08:19:09 UTC south of the Fiji Islands 5.1 538.5
Friday July 29 2011, 07:50:57 UTC south of the Fiji Islands 5.2 552.1
Friday July 29 2011, 07:42:23 UTC south of the Fiji Islands 6.7 521.7

Friday July 29 2011, 03:40:00 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.5 2.4
Friday July 29 2011, 03:37:54 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 3.0 2.2
Friday July 29 2011, 03:36:18 UTC Mendoza, Argentina 4.5 81.4
Friday July 29 2011, 01:59:32 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 34.9
Friday July 29 2011, 01:57:09 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 34.2
Thursday July 28 2011, 23:56:33 UTC Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia 4.9 236.0
Thursday July 28 2011, 23:53:41 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 40.4
Thursday July 28 2011, 22:27:20 UTC southern Iran 4.5 9.9
Thursday July 28 2011, 20:34:45 UTC Puerto Rico region 4.3 23.0
Thursday July 28 2011, 20:34:40 UTC Dominican Republic region 4.6 10.4
Thursday July 28 2011, 19:50:19 UTC offshore Maule, Chile 5.6 26.1
Thursday July 28 2011, 19:49:41 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.4 7.9
Thursday July 28 2011, 16:05:58 UTC offshore Maule, Chile 5.2 22.4
Thursday July 28 2011, 14:20:27 UTC Dominican Republic 4.0 103.0
Thursday July 28 2011, 14:00:00 UTC Central Alaska 5.3 81.6
Thursday July 28 2011, 14:00:00 UTC Central Alaska 5.3 89.7
Thursday July 28 2011, 13:59:59 UTC Central Alaska 5.4 72.0
Thursday July 28 2011, 11:04:17 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 1.3
Thursday July 28 2011, 10:28:12 UTC Baja California, Mexico 3.5 0.8
Thursday July 28 2011, 09:18:12 UTC Greece 4.5 10.0
Thursday July 28 2011, 09:01:38 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 5.5 25.0
Thursday July 28 2011, 04:26:12 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.1 10.1
Thursday July 28 2011, 01:19:30 UTC offshore Guatemala 4.6 71.5
Wednesday July 27 2011, 23:00:29 UTC northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge 5.9 6.3
Wednesday July 27 2011, 20:03:26 UTC southeast of the Loyalty Islands 5.0 49.6
Wednesday July 27 2011, 15:21:54 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.0 3.7
Wednesday July 27 2011, 15:04:19 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.3 3.7
Wednesday July 27 2011, 14:50:00 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.9 48.9
Wednesday July 27 2011, 10:16:20 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.2 2.9
Wednesday July 27 2011, 09:58:14 UTC western Turkey 4.8 9.9
Wednesday July 27 2011, 08:04:47 UTC offshore Guatemala 4.1 70.8
Wednesday July 27 2011, 06:48:22 UTC Fiji region 4.6 625.0
Wednesday July 27 2011, 06:10:45 UTC Tonga region 4.8 56.8
Wednesday July 27 2011, 05:59:18 UTC Guatemala 4.5 127.6
Wednesday July 27 2011, 05:05:57 UTC Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia 5.2 35.0
Wednesday July 27 2011, 04:45:27 UTC north of Halmahera, Indonesia 4.5 69.5
Wednesday July 27 2011, 04:29:17 UTC Halmahera, Indonesia 4.6 116.2
Wednesday July 27 2011, 03:27:46 UTC Antofagasta, Chile 4.6 110.7
Wednesday July 27 2011, 03:17:17 UTC Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan 4.6 168.7
Wednesday July 27 2011, 03:13:49 UTC Gulf of California 4.0 9.9
Wednesday July 27 2011, 00:56:18 UTC east of the Mariana Islands 5.3 16.1
Tuesday July 26 2011, 20:58:29 UTC Peru-Ecuador border region 5.2 124.2
Tuesday July 26 2011, 19:40:28 UTC Gulf of California 5.0 12.5
Tuesday July 26 2011, 19:17:08 UTC Kuril Islands 4.8 91.3
Tuesday July 26 2011, 19:07:27 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 3.7
Tuesday July 26 2011, 18:57:11 UTC Gulf of California 4.3 11.5
Tuesday July 26 2011, 18:24:38 UTC Molucca Sea 4.7 85.2
Tuesday July 26 2011, 17:44:21 UTC Gulf of California 5.9 10.2
Tuesday July 26 2011, 17:40:51 UTC New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea 5.2 17.4
Tuesday July 26 2011, 15:19:03 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 4.8
Tuesday July 26 2011, 15:19:02 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 3.1
Tuesday July 26 2011, 14:53:56 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 3.6
Tuesday July 26 2011, 14:26:24 UTC Mid-Indian Ridge 5.2 13.2
Tuesday July 26 2011, 14:26:22 UTC Mid-Indian Ridge 5.7 10.0
Tuesday July 26 2011, 14:06:29 UTC eastern Tennessee 1.5 21.8
Tuesday July 26 2011, 13:36:01 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.6 59.7
Tuesday July 26 2011, 13:27:02 UTC southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge 4.8 10.0
Tuesday July 26 2011, 11:20:59 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 28.6
Tuesday July 26 2011, 08:52:37 UTC offshore Libertador O’Higgins, Chile 4.8 4.6
Tuesday July 26 2011, 08:02:34 UTC Mindanao, Philippines 5.1 79.2
Tuesday July 26 2011, 07:08:11 UTC Fiji region 4.8 583.1
Tuesday July 26 2011, 06:35:45 UTC north of Honduras 4.8 21.6
Tuesday July 26 2011, 06:17:38 UTC off the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia 5.8 43.8
Tuesday July 26 2011, 06:16:47 UTC off the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia 5.4 55.0
Tuesday July 26 2011, 05:58:41 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 37.4
Tuesday July 26 2011, 04:04:13 UTC northeastern Iran 5.0 16.9
Tuesday July 26 2011, 00:19:08 UTC Guatemala 4.2 16.1
Monday July 25 2011, 22:58:46 UTC Hokkaido, Japan region 4.9 65.2
Monday July 25 2011, 21:33:17 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 5.1 27.5
Monday July 25 2011, 20:39:56 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.8 63.2
Monday July 25 2011, 18:25:10 UTC northern Peru 5.4 115.7
Monday July 25 2011, 17:57:23 UTC western Turkey 4.9 17.5
Monday July 25 2011, 17:15:41 UTC Luzon, Philippines 5.9 35.0
Monday July 25 2011, 16:45:46 UTC Santiago del Estero, Argentina 4.3 603.1
Monday July 25 2011, 13:11:47 UTC Canada 4.2 30.0
Monday July 25 2011, 13:08:50 UTC Banda Sea 4.5 155.2
Monday July 25 2011, 12:31:25 UTC northern Italy 4.8 9.9
Monday July 25 2011, 11:54:50 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 5.2 19.1
Monday July 25 2011, 11:15:13 UTC Bio-Bio, Chile 5.3 26.5
Monday July 25 2011, 11:04:47 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.9 42.0
Monday July 25 2011, 08:48:32 UTC Tonga 4.6 119.6
Monday July 25 2011, 08:26:44 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 2.9
Monday July 25 2011, 06:26:41 UTC New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea 4.9 58.9
Monday July 25 2011, 05:30:26 UTC Tonga 5.3 32.7
Monday July 25 2011, 03:44:37 UTC Bio-Bio, Chile 4.6 27.1
Monday July 25 2011, 03:43:02 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.2 36.1
Monday July 25 2011, 03:41:18 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.0 39.6
Monday July 25 2011, 00:59:21 UTC New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea 5.1 32.6
Monday July 25 2011, 00:50:50 UTC New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea 6.2 34.5
Sunday July 24 2011, 22:39:01 UTC Solomon Islands 4.8 76.4

Friday July 22 2011, 06:56:40 UTC Fiji region 5.8 599.4
Friday July 22 2011, 06:39:04 UTC offshore Chiapas, Mexico 4.5 66.3
Friday July 22 2011, 04:24:11 UTC Near Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.3 20.0
Friday July 22 2011, 00:56:27 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.8 23.4
Thursday July 21 2011, 23:23:48 UTC Ecuador 4.6 161.6
Thursday July 21 2011, 23:17:39 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.0 20.2
Thursday July 21 2011, 23:01:42 UTC Balleny Islands region 5.6 10.0

Thursday July 21 2011, 22:48:41 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.6 51.4
Thursday July 21 2011, 22:16:45 UTC central Peru 4.4 161.5
Thursday July 21 2011, 21:00:00 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 2.6
Thursday July 21 2011, 19:12:00 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.0 51.5
Thursday July 21 2011, 16:44:23 UTC southern Greece 4.4 8.0
Thursday July 21 2011, 15:35:29 UTC south of Tonga 5.0 20.2
Thursday July 21 2011, 13:55:55 UTC Zambia 5.2 13.5
Thursday July 21 2011, 11:42:15 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 3.2
Thursday July 21 2011, 07:37:33 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 3.5
Thursday July 21 2011, 06:48:05 UTC Nias region, Indonesia 5.1 31.6
Thursday July 21 2011, 06:20:11 UTC Southern Alaska 4.1 94.1
Thursday July 21 2011, 06:20:09 UTC Southern Alaska 4.1 122.0
Thursday July 21 2011, 05:45:53 UTC Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.1 35.1
Thursday July 21 2011, 03:09:24 UTC southeastern Iran 4.6 15.0
Thursday July 21 2011, 01:55:37 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.9 33.5
Thursday July 21 2011, 01:13:51 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.9 20.0

Thursday July 21 2011, 01:03:28 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.8 11.4
Thursday July 21 2011, 00:16:46 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 10.0
Wednesday July 20 2011, 22:04:59 UTC Solomon Islands 6.0 22.5
Wednesday July 20 2011, 21:18:21 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 3.6
Wednesday July 20 2011, 20:10:38 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.2 46.7
Wednesday July 20 2011, 19:39:43 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.2 39.7
Wednesday July 20 2011, 19:18:14 UTC Ryukyu Islands, Japan 5.4 51.0
Wednesday July 20 2011, 15:51:30 UTC south of Panama 5.4 20.1
Wednesday July 20 2011, 15:02:12 UTC Banda Sea 4.2 71.7
Wednesday July 20 2011, 13:27:43 UTC Kuril Islands 4.4 59.8
Wednesday July 20 2011, 13:09:44 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.5 48.1
Wednesday July 20 2011, 11:54:51 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.9 34.8
Wednesday July 20 2011, 11:01:08 UTC off the coast of Costa Rica 4.6 23.2
Wednesday July 20 2011, 07:01:20 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.5 3.5
Wednesday July 20 2011, 06:12:18 UTC Taiwan region 4.8 28.2
Wednesday July 20 2011, 05:52:38 UTC southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia 4.4 30.8
Wednesday July 20 2011, 05:36:41 UTC Mona Passage, Puerto Rico 2.7 127.4
Wednesday July 20 2011, 05:33:34 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.5 11.6
Wednesday July 20 2011, 05:30:04 UTC Mona Passage, Puerto Rico 3.0 28.4
Wednesday July 20 2011, 04:59:11 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.2 81.0
Wednesday July 20 2011, 02:46:14 UTC northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge 4.7 10.5
Wednesday July 20 2011, 00:01:07 UTC Southern California 3.0 15.0
Tuesday July 19 2011, 22:06:00 UTC Anguilla region, Leeward Islands 4.0 35.0
Tuesday July 19 2011, 21:07:40 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.8 11.1
Tuesday July 19 2011, 19:35:43 UTC Kyrgyzstan 6.1 17.8
Tuesday July 19 2011, 18:20:31 UTC south of the Fiji Islands 5.0 588.2
Tuesday July 19 2011, 15:09:42 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.6 12.1
Tuesday July 19 2011, 14:01:09 UTC Taiwan 4.7 16.5
Tuesday July 19 2011, 13:37:23 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 1.4
Tuesday July 19 2011, 13:08:33 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.8 30.8
Tuesday July 19 2011, 11:54:53 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.9 44.8
Tuesday July 19 2011, 10:26:18 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.6 51.2
Tuesday July 19 2011, 09:22:06 UTC Tajikistan 4.6 27.5
Tuesday July 19 2011, 07:15:54 UTC south of the Fiji Islands 5.2 552.2
Tuesday July 19 2011, 07:13:18 UTC Ionian Sea 5.1 13.6
Tuesday July 19 2011, 03:18:41 UTC near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia 5.0 34.8
Tuesday July 19 2011, 02:20:38 UTC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 5.1 34.8
Tuesday July 19 2011, 01:38:51 UTC the east coast of Honshu, Japan 5.3 15.8
Tuesday July 19 2011, 01:30:43 UTC Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.7 58.4
Tuesday July 19 2011, 01:21:51 UTC Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.7 28.9
Monday July 18 2011, 23:30:03 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 5.6
Monday July 18 2011, 22:48:26 UTC Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 5.2 57.2
Monday July 18 2011, 22:38:41 UTC Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 5.3 36.0
Monday July 18 2011, 22:38:39 UTC Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 5.9 18.7
Monday July 18 2011, 20:40:33 UTC Sonora, Mexico 4.3 10.0
Monday July 18 2011, 19:09:24 UTC Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.8 9.4
Monday July 18 2011, 18:15:25 UTC northwest of the Kuril Islands 5.2 499.1
Monday July 18 2011, 17:26:53 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.0 10.0
Monday July 18 2011, 16:07:27 UTC southern Sumatra, Indonesia 4.4 40.7
Monday July 18 2011, 16:03:50 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.2 47.4
Monday July 18 2011, 15:55:51 UTC Vanuatu 4.7 37.3
Monday July 18 2011, 11:27:48 UTC Baja California, Mexico 3.1 6.8
Monday July 18 2011, 10:52:32 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.0 7.4
Monday July 18 2011, 06:34:46 UTC south of Alaska 4.7 35.0
Monday July 18 2011, 03:20:27 UTC Vanuatu 4.7 208.9
Monday July 18 2011, 03:06:18 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.0 116.3
Monday July 18 2011, 02:35:40 UTC Fiji region 4.6 532.4
Monday July 18 2011, 02:23:52 UTC Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.4 54.5
Monday July 18 2011, 01:34:36 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.2 3.5
Monday July 18 2011, 00:43:02 UTC Negros, Philippines 4.9 41.3
Sunday July 17 2011, 18:30:28 UTC northern Italy 4.9 10.0
Sunday July 17 2011, 17:34:43 UTC New Britain region, Papua New Guinea 4.7 35.0
Sunday July 17 2011, 17:27:35 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 5.0
Sunday July 17 2011, 16:37:24 UTC central Mid-Atlantic Ridge 4.7 10.0
Sunday July 17 2011, 15:07:25 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 2.6
Sunday July 17 2011, 11:39:47 UTC south of the Kermadec Islands 5.2 46.2
Sunday July 17 2011, 11:21:18 UTC Hawaii region, Hawaii 1.9 8.3
Sunday July 17 2011, 11:21:18 UTC Hawaii region, Hawaii 1.9 8.3
Sunday July 17 2011, 10:59:08 UTC Java, Indonesia 4.8 83.2
Sunday July 17 2011, 09:55:52 UTC off the coast of Central America 4.4 10.0
Sunday July 17 2011, 09:21:00 UTC Near Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.9 10.7
Sunday July 17 2011, 07:08:06 UTC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 4.8 35.3
Sunday July 17 2011, 02:13:01 UTC Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia 4.3 62.8
Sunday July 17 2011, 01:32:29 UTC northern Sumatra, Indonesia 4.6 168.6
Saturday July 16 2011, 21:54:07 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.0 20.1
Saturday July 16 2011, 19:59:14 UTC Alaska Peninsula 6.1 48.2
Saturday July 16 2011, 19:59:13 UTC Alaska Peninsula 6.1 40.0
Saturday July 16 2011, 18:38:51 UTC Lake Baykal region, Russia 5.7 8.8
Saturday July 16 2011, 18:09:41 UTC Vanuatu 5.5 247.0
Saturday July 16 2011, 17:53:10 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 9.0
Saturday July 16 2011, 17:06:39 UTC Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia 5.8 246.2

Saturday July 16 2011, 07:03:37 UTC Tonga region 5.9 35.7
Saturday July 16 2011, 05:17:42 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.7 66.0
Saturday July 16 2011, 04:20:03 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.8 2.1
Saturday July 16 2011, 03:54:00 UTC Washington 3.2 7.8
Saturday July 16 2011, 02:09:11 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.5 33.6
Saturday July 16 2011, 01:57:06 UTC near the coast of Nicaragua 4.8 81.0
Saturday July 16 2011, 00:29:20 UTC Baja California, Mexico 3.6 22.7
Saturday July 16 2011, 00:26:13 UTC offshore Valparaiso, Chile 6.0 22.9
Saturday July 16 2011, 00:15:20 UTC offshore Northern California 2.6 3.3
Friday July 15 2011, 22:37:03 UTC Unimak Island region, Alaska 2.6 121.2
Friday July 15 2011, 21:59:56 UTC Central California 2.4 30.8
Friday July 15 2011, 21:48:48 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 3.9
Friday July 15 2011, 21:45:07 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.1 50.0
Friday July 15 2011, 19:41:59 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.5 6.8
Friday July 15 2011, 18:35:34 UTC Seram, Indonesia 4.8 47.2
Friday July 15 2011, 18:32:54 UTC Salta, Argentina 4.3 184.0
Friday July 15 2011, 18:00:25 UTC Bonin Islands, Japan region 4.9 484.9
Friday July 15 2011, 16:14:16 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.1 37.7
Friday July 15 2011, 15:00:51 UTC Vanuatu 5.4 57.1
Friday July 15 2011, 14:55:30 UTC Potosi, Bolivia 5.3 87.3
Friday July 15 2011, 13:26:02 UTC South Sandwich Islands region 5.9 9.9
Friday July 15 2011, 12:01:09 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 5.3 60.2
Friday July 15 2011, 10:37:57 UTC Baja California, Mexico 4.0 7.0
Friday July 15 2011, 08:51:20 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.0 3.8
Friday July 15 2011, 08:42:09 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.0 34.4
Friday July 15 2011, 07:41:24 UTC Fiji region 4.8 609.1

Friday July 15 2011, 05:57:20 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.9 25.4
Friday July 15 2011, 05:50:28 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.1 43.8
Friday July 15 2011, 05:36:21 UTC Central Alaska 4.0 116.1
Friday July 15 2011, 05:36:21 UTC Central Alaska 4.2 130.0
Friday July 15 2011, 05:27:44 UTC south of the Fiji Islands 4.7 510.2
Friday July 15 2011, 04:11:39 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 3.1 64.9
Friday July 15 2011, 02:39:55 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.3 8.3
Friday July 15 2011, 00:55:47 UTC south of Tonga 5.6 43.2
Friday July 15 2011, 00:38:09 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 7.6
Friday July 15 2011, 00:07:41 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.2 89.8
Thursday July 14 2011, 23:10:27 UTC Banda Sea 4.9 216.0
Thursday July 14 2011, 22:53:55 UTC southern Peru 4.5 240.9
Thursday July 14 2011, 22:51:17 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 2.6
Thursday July 14 2011, 21:48:17 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.1 74.9
Thursday July 14 2011, 21:47:46 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.5 48.0
Thursday July 14 2011, 20:29:10 UTC Virgin Islands region 2.8 82.6
Thursday July 14 2011, 19:06:36 UTC Alaska Peninsula 3.7 58.5
Thursday July 14 2011, 18:57:36 UTC Tarapaca, Chile 4.9 108.0
Thursday July 14 2011, 18:49:28 UTC Negros, Philippines 5.0 43.2
Thursday July 14 2011, 18:43:28 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.7 44.2
Thursday July 14 2011, 18:38:02 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 13.1
Thursday July 14 2011, 17:50:43 UTC Central California 2.9 8.7
Thursday July 14 2011, 11:17:32 UTC West Chile Rise 5.2 9.8
Thursday July 14 2011, 09:15:48 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.9 76.0
Thursday July 14 2011, 09:15:47 UTC Virgin Islands region 4.3 20.7
Thursday July 14 2011, 09:12:23 UTC near the coast of Nicaragua 4.3 35.9
Thursday July 14 2011, 08:52:32 UTC West Chile Rise 5.4 10.5
Thursday July 14 2011, 08:49:24 UTC West Chile Rise 5.3 10.5

Thursday July 14 2011, 08:09:54 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.0 83.7
Thursday July 14 2011, 08:01:42 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.2 6.9
Thursday July 14 2011, 07:52:53 UTC Nevada 3.1 7.7
Thursday July 14 2011, 07:01:35 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.1 84.5
Thursday July 14 2011, 06:21:53 UTC Virgin Islands region 2.9 32.0
Thursday July 14 2011, 05:51:32 UTC Western Australia 4.5 10.1
Thursday July 14 2011, 05:49:39 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.2 47.0
Thursday July 14 2011, 05:42:37 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.1 77.6
Thursday July 14 2011, 05:38:00 UTC Virgin Islands region 4.3 24.8
Thursday July 14 2011, 05:38:00 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.8 12.0
Thursday July 14 2011, 05:37:59 UTC Virgin Islands region 4.3 93.0
Thursday July 14 2011, 05:25:19 UTC near the coast of Nicaragua 4.8 40.4
Thursday July 14 2011, 04:31:43 UTC Northern California 2.3 3.9
Thursday July 14 2011, 04:10:56 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 5.0 20.4
Thursday July 14 2011, 03:20:36 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.3 66.9
Thursday July 14 2011, 02:59:30 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.4 103.5
Thursday July 14 2011, 02:38:05 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.0 81.9
Thursday July 14 2011, 02:31:51 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.4 96.9
Thursday July 14 2011, 01:47:01 UTC Jujuy, Argentina 4.7 239.3
Thursday July 14 2011, 01:34:58 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.9 73.7
Thursday July 14 2011, 01:26:53 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.6 68.0
Thursday July 14 2011, 01:22:07 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.7 103.7
Thursday July 14 2011, 01:11:17 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.6 114.0
Thursday July 14 2011, 01:06:26 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.1 90.4
Thursday July 14 2011, 01:04:29 UTC Virgin Islands region 2.7 102.5
Thursday July 14 2011, 01:02:55 UTC Virgin Islands region 2.5 111.0
Thursday July 14 2011, 01:00:02 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.6 109.0
Thursday July 14 2011, 00:52:17 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.0 58.9
Thursday July 14 2011, 00:43:12 UTC Virgin Islands region 2.6 107.8
Thursday July 14 2011, 00:41:48 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.5 104.8
Wednesday July 13 2011, 23:19:57 UTC Negros, Philippines 4.5 54.8
Wednesday July 13 2011, 20:34:53 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.6 9.0
Wednesday July 13 2011, 20:15:33 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 5.1
Wednesday July 13 2011, 19:35:42 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.1 13.7
Wednesday July 13 2011, 15:27:14 UTC south of the Kermadec Islands 5.0 18.4
Wednesday July 13 2011, 10:16:12 UTC Sonora, Mexico 3.2 0.1
Wednesday July 13 2011, 09:50:22 UTC offshore Tarapaca, Chile 4.6 35.5
Wednesday July 13 2011, 08:23:29 UTC southern Peru 4.4 136.2
Wednesday July 13 2011, 07:25:16 UTC Tonga 5.3 10.0

Wednesday July 13 2011, 07:19:40 UTC northeast of Taiwan 5.2 109.3
Wednesday July 13 2011, 05:54:07 UTC Baja California, Mexico 3.1 10.2
Wednesday July 13 2011, 05:06:51 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.2 35.3
Wednesday July 13 2011, 03:26:08 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.0 28.7
Wednesday July 13 2011, 02:03:00 UTC Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia 4.8 74.3
Wednesday July 13 2011, 02:01:58 UTC offshore Bio-Bio, Chile 4.7 31.5
Tuesday July 12 2011, 22:27:31 UTC Halmahera, Indonesia 4.5 135.3
Tuesday July 12 2011, 21:06:13 UTC Banda Sea 5.8 126.5
Tuesday July 12 2011, 20:51:27 UTC Costa Rica 5.1 30.9
Tuesday July 12 2011, 20:47:11 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 5.0 10.0
Tuesday July 12 2011, 20:18:01 UTC Costa Rica 5.1 59.0
Tuesday July 12 2011, 20:11:08 UTC Costa Rica 5.6 62.4
Tuesday July 12 2011, 17:16:01 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.8 16.6
Tuesday July 12 2011, 16:30:48 UTC Fiji region 4.8 10.0
Tuesday July 12 2011, 15:37:24 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 5.2 52.1
Tuesday July 12 2011, 14:49:47 UTC Vanuatu 4.9 65.0
Tuesday July 12 2011, 14:46:15 UTC Pakistan 4.2 53.8
Tuesday July 12 2011, 13:40:11 UTC Azerbaijan 4.4 13.6
Tuesday July 12 2011, 13:25:40 UTC Hawaii region, Hawaii 2.6 13.7
Tuesday July 12 2011, 13:17:13 UTC Negros, Philippines 4.8 33.0
Tuesday July 12 2011, 11:29:24 UTC Negros, Philippines 4.7 52.9
Tuesday July 12 2011, 11:17:10 UTC Taiwan 5.1 25.8
Tuesday July 12 2011, 10:09:46 UTC Tonga 5.0 13.5
Tuesday July 12 2011, 09:00:01 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.7 67.4
Tuesday July 12 2011, 08:56:20 UTC Negros, Philippines 5.4 52.1
Tuesday July 12 2011, 08:10:28 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.3 36.7
Tuesday July 12 2011, 07:57:18 UTC Negros, Philippines 4.8 32.0
Tuesday July 12 2011, 07:15:09 UTC northern Italy 4.6 2.4
Tuesday July 12 2011, 06:53:24 UTC central Italy 4.5 7.1
Tuesday July 12 2011, 06:46:58 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.6 20.7
Tuesday July 12 2011, 06:33:48 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.4 10.0
Tuesday July 12 2011, 06:12:16 UTC South Sandwich Islands region 4.9 98.4
Tuesday July 12 2011, 04:14:12 UTC Jujuy, Argentina 4.5 193.3
Tuesday July 12 2011, 04:13:56 UTC Fiji region 4.7 524.0
Tuesday July 12 2011, 00:09:51 UTC Kuril Islands 5.2 53.4
Monday July 11 2011, 23:04:55 UTC Negros, Philippines 4.7 35.0
Monday July 11 2011, 22:49:59 UTC Negros, Philippines 5.0 33.9
Monday July 11 2011, 21:51:56 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.1 45.6
Monday July 11 2011, 21:10:11 UTC Mindanao, Philippines 4.9 50.3
Monday July 11 2011, 21:03:28 UTC Negros, Philippines 5.1 70.5
Monday July 11 2011, 20:47:04 UTC Negros, Philippines 6.4 20.1
Monday July 11 2011, 17:16:10 UTC Fiji region 4.9 12.8

Monday July 11 2011, 16:09:12 UTC western Turkey 4.5 3.8
Monday July 11 2011, 16:02:42 UTC Chiapas, Mexico 4.6 197.9
Monday July 11 2011, 15:51:23 UTC southern East Pacific Rise 5.5 10.0[1]
Monday July 11 2011, 15:43:04 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.8 21.3
Monday July 11 2011, 15:35:53 UTC Fiji region 4.7 535.3
Monday July 11 2011, 13:56:14 UTC Southern Alaska 3.5 78.3
Monday July 11 2011, 13:15:08 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.3 25.3
Monday July 11 2011, 13:10:59 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.5 10.0
Monday July 11 2011, 13:01:12 UTC Tonga region 5.0 49.9
Monday July 11 2011, 13:01:10 UTC Tonga region 5.1 35.4

Monday July 11 2011, 12:22:52 UTC Baja California, Mexico 3.1 0.2
Monday July 11 2011, 11:38:39 UTC Sulawesi, Indonesia 4.9 23.4
Monday July 11 2011, 10:48:31 UTC Tonga region 5.7 9.6
Monday July 11 2011, 10:43:21 UTC Baja California, Mexico 3.3 2.7
Monday July 11 2011, 09:57:33 UTC Mariana Islands region 4.9 6.7
Monday July 11 2011, 09:35:02 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.8 10.0
Monday July 11 2011, 08:53:55 UTC Sulawesi, Indonesia 5.0 13.2
Monday July 11 2011, 07:55:29 UTC Tonga 4.6 226.1
Monday July 11 2011, 07:43:33 UTC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 5.0 36.8
Monday July 11 2011, 07:15:44 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.9 9.7
Monday July 11 2011, 06:37:24 UTC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 5.3 39.2
Monday July 11 2011, 05:38:10 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.9 55.0

Monday July 11 2011, 05:24:00 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.1 14.8
Monday July 11 2011, 04:45:27 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.0 36.3
Monday July 11 2011, 04:29:28 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 5.2 47.0
Monday July 11 2011, 03:52:17 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 4.0
Monday July 11 2011, 02:40:22 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.8 21.7
Monday July 11 2011, 02:33:47 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.4 79.5
Monday July 11 2011, 01:58:53 UTC Southern California 4.1 4.5
Monday July 11 2011, 00:35:25 UTC Bismarck Sea 4.5 35.0
Monday July 11 2011, 00:27:28 UTC Bismarck Sea 5.1 34.7
Sunday July 10 2011, 23:16:00 UTC Myanmar 4.3 107.2
Sunday July 10 2011, 20:39:53 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 8.4
Sunday July 10 2011, 20:34:20 UTC Dominican Republic region 2.9 134.5
Sunday July 10 2011, 18:47:13 UTC Fiji region 5.3 1.3
Sunday July 10 2011, 18:00:44 UTC Baja California, Mexico 3.4 8.0
Sunday July 10 2011, 17:48:45 UTC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 4.5 85.3
Sunday July 10 2011, 17:40:27 UTC Negros, Philippines 4.7 52.1
Sunday July 10 2011, 16:43:02 UTC Negros, Philippines 5.1 47.8
Sunday July 10 2011, 16:24:16 UTC Negros, Philippines 4.5 35.6
Sunday July 10 2011, 16:14:37 UTC Vanuatu 4.9 132.2
Sunday July 10 2011, 15:19:19 UTC Oaxaca, Mexico 4.3 111.1
Sunday July 10 2011, 12:13:53 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.2 31.4
Sunday July 10 2011, 12:07:52 UTC south of the Kermadec Islands 5.1 19.8
Sunday July 10 2011, 11:49:09 UTC southern Peru 4.4 109.5
Sunday July 10 2011, 06:57:24 UTC south of the Kermadec Islands 5.4 6.4
Sunday July 10 2011, 06:04:14 UTC Mona Passage, Puerto Rico 2.7 19.7
Sunday July 10 2011, 05:34:33 UTC off the coast of Oregon 4.1 10.2
Sunday July 10 2011, 05:24:41 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.8 21.2
Sunday July 10 2011, 05:14:33 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.7 25.0
Sunday July 10 2011, 05:09:06 UTC northern Sumatra, Indonesia 4.7 35.3
Sunday July 10 2011, 04:18:17 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.7 19.4
Sunday July 10 2011, 03:57:22 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.7 21.5
Sunday July 10 2011, 03:43:34 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.8 21.0
Sunday July 10 2011, 03:14:15 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.7 22.5
Sunday July 10 2011, 03:14:10 UTC Washington 2.4 0.0
Sunday July 10 2011, 02:56:02 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.7 21.1
Sunday July 10 2011, 02:35:03 UTC Mona Passage, Puerto Rico 3.0 55.5
Sunday July 10 2011, 01:13:39 UTC Puerto Rico region 4.1 6.4
Sunday July 10 2011, 00:57:12 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 7.0 18.0
Sunday July 10 2011, 00:40:26 UTC Myanmar 4.9 72.5
Sunday July 10 2011, 00:38:12 UTC near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia 4.7 47.4
Saturday July 9 2011, 23:49:05 UTC south of the Kermadec Islands 5.2 20.3
Saturday July 9 2011, 23:47:29 UTC Ascension Island region 4.9 10.0
Saturday July 9 2011, 23:22:13 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 3.0 3.0
Saturday July 9 2011, 23:17:59 UTC Ascension Island region 4.9 10.0
Saturday July 9 2011, 22:48:09 UTC Hawaii region, Hawaii 2.2 6.9
Saturday July 9 2011, 22:44:44 UTC Mindanao, Philippines 4.6 137.1
Saturday July 9 2011, 22:21:05 UTC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 5.0 20.1
Saturday July 9 2011, 20:05:46 UTC south of the Fiji Islands 4.7 443.0
Saturday July 9 2011, 19:35:20 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.7 21.7
Saturday July 9 2011, 19:34:36 UTC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 5.1 5.4

Saturday July 9 2011, 19:02:55 UTC Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia 5.0 150.8
Saturday July 9 2011, 18:18:34 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.1 42.4
Saturday July 9 2011, 16:17:38 UTC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 5.2 52.0
Saturday July 9 2011, 15:25:38 UTC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 5.1 23.4
Saturday July 9 2011, 15:02:29 UTC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 5.8 23.3
Saturday July 9 2011, 14:40:45 UTC off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand 5.5 18.3
Saturday July 9 2011, 14:12:23 UTC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 5.0 58.4

Saturday July 9 2011, 13:57:22 UTC Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia 4.9 146.5
Saturday July 9 2011, 13:54:20 UTC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 5.6 19.4
Saturday July 9 2011, 13:26:59 UTC Java, Indonesia 4.8 36.8
Saturday July 9 2011, 12:54:22 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.3 20.4
Saturday July 9 2011, 12:42:32 UTC Oaxaca, Mexico 4.9 40.0
Saturday July 9 2011, 12:20:53 UTC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 4.9 55.0
Saturday July 9 2011, 11:44:10 UTC south of the Fiji Islands 4.5 494.0

Saturday July 9 2011, 10:57:35 UTC Colombia 4.3 180.7
Saturday July 9 2011, 10:01:09 UTC New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea 4.6 79.2
Saturday July 9 2011, 09:54:22 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.3 7.4
Saturday July 9 2011, 09:42:07 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.0 31.4
Saturday July 9 2011, 07:55:28 UTC Mariana Islands region 4.9 51.3
Saturday July 9 2011, 07:08:21 UTC Tonga 5.3 23.7
Saturday July 9 2011, 06:53:46 UTC Tonga 5.8 13.7

Saturday July 9 2011, 06:00:05 UTC Jujuy, Argentina 4.7 196.1
Saturday July 9 2011, 05:51:38 UTC Banda Sea 5.5 19.6
Saturday July 9 2011, 01:53:54 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.7 19.0
Saturday July 9 2011, 01:47:13 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.9 25.6
Saturday July 9 2011, 01:36:33 UTC Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia 4.6 83.8
Saturday July 9 2011, 00:53:16 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.3 19.6
Saturday July 9 2011, 00:10:38 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.5 11.6
Friday July 8 2011, 23:54:10 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.9 20.1
Friday July 8 2011, 23:31:24 UTC Fiji region 5.1 520.7

Friday July 8 2011, 23:25:31 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.1 19.9
Friday July 8 2011, 23:24:21 UTC Mount St. Helens area, Washington 2.1 3.5
Friday July 8 2011, 23:24:21 UTC Mount St. Helens area, Washington 2.1 3.5
Friday July 8 2011, 21:09:19 UTC New Hampshire 2.6 11.0
Friday July 8 2011, 20:54:06 UTC Fiji region 4.7 577.1
Friday July 8 2011, 18:20:05 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.4 41.8
Friday July 8 2011, 18:20:04 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.4 10.0
Friday July 8 2011, 16:47:22 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.8 46.4
Friday July 8 2011, 14:41:35 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 6.4
Friday July 8 2011, 13:33:02 UTC Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 2.1 5.6
Friday July 8 2011, 13:23:17 UTC Northern California 1.8 2.4
Friday July 8 2011, 13:10:49 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.9 53.1
Friday July 8 2011, 13:08:46 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.6 46.6
Friday July 8 2011, 11:34:45 UTC Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 1.3 3.4
Friday July 8 2011, 10:21:26 UTC Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 1.0 6.9
Friday July 8 2011, 06:23:36 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.9 22.9
Friday July 8 2011, 05:53:03 UTC central Mid-Atlantic Ridge 5.3 10.0
Friday July 8 2011, 05:22:40 UTC Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia 5.6 151.8
Friday July 8 2011, 05:12:07 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.2 20.1
Friday July 8 2011, 04:49:22 UTC Fiji region 4.6 628.9

Friday July 8 2011, 03:44:05 UTC Arizona 3.0 13.4
Friday July 8 2011, 03:40:24 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.3 22.2
Friday July 8 2011, 02:03:21 UTC Central Alaska 3.3 7.9
Friday July 8 2011, 01:37:44 UTC Canada 0.0 236.0
Friday July 8 2011, 01:04:18 UTC southern Sumatra, Indonesia 4.4 27.0
Thursday July 7 2011, 23:27:54 UTC Canada -0.3 178.0
Thursday July 7 2011, 23:27:15 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.2 69.2
Thursday July 7 2011, 22:46:37 UTC Canada 3.1 76.0
Thursday July 7 2011, 21:03:34 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.1 1.0
Thursday July 7 2011, 20:52:08 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 3.8
Thursday July 7 2011, 19:42:03 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.6 29.2
Thursday July 7 2011, 19:21:47 UTC western Mediterranean Sea 5.3 5.9
Thursday July 7 2011, 19:10:44 UTC Kyushu, Japan 4.8 156.2
Thursday July 7 2011, 19:08:36 UTC Fiji region 5.6 561.3
Thursday July 7 2011, 19:07:48 UTC south of Alaska 3.0 19.3
Thursday July 7 2011, 18:38:23 UTC south of Panama 4.5 10.1
Thursday July 7 2011, 18:35:42 UTC eastern Honshu, Japan 5.6 45.0
Thursday July 7 2011, 18:32:58 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 12.4
Thursday July 7 2011, 17:22:25 UTC Southern California 3.4 5.9
Thursday July 7 2011, 16:31:44 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.8 53.3
Thursday July 7 2011, 14:53:53 UTC south of the Kermadec Islands 5.3 40.3
Thursday July 7 2011, 13:47:01 UTC south of the Kermadec Islands 5.0 29.4

Thursday July 7 2011, 13:07:23 UTC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 5.3 24.4
(trimmed out from here up, retaining items of interest)
Thursday July 7 2011, 09:29:58 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.5 22.0
Thursday July 7 2011, 09:10:52 UTC Kermadec Islands region 6.0 19.9

Thursday July 7 2011, 08:29:43 UTC Central California 2.1 2.5
Thursday July 7 2011, 08:17:30 UTC Central Alaska 1.5 84.4
Thursday July 7 2011, 08:00:54 UTC Southern California 1.1 14.1
Thursday July 7 2011, 07:46:08 UTC Central Alaska 1.2 0.9
Thursday July 7 2011, 07:20:09 UTC Central California 1.6 3.6
Thursday July 7 2011, 07:10:20 UTC Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines 4.8 561.1
Thursday July 7 2011, 06:43:42 UTC Southern California 1.0 16.3
Thursday July 7 2011, 06:36:21 UTC Southern Alaska 2.6 91.8
Thursday July 7 2011, 06:05:21 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.7 19.6
Thursday July 7 2011, 05:10:08 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.9 30.4
Thursday July 7 2011, 05:03:55 UTC Southern California 2.0 14.5
Thursday July 7 2011, 05:03:55 UTC Southern California 2.0 14.5
Thursday July 7 2011, 04:40:17 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.5 19.4
Thursday July 7 2011, 04:38:54 UTC Southern Alaska 1.9 37.0
Thursday July 7 2011, 04:20:03 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.8 20.0
Thursday July 7 2011, 04:16:37 UTC Southern Alaska 1.7 3.1
Thursday July 7 2011, 04:12:08 UTC Central Alaska 1.9 59.7
Thursday July 7 2011, 04:02:05 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.9 33.9
Thursday July 7 2011, 03:49:18 UTC Washington 1.8 17.7
Thursday July 7 2011, 03:41:39 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.9 20.0
Thursday July 7 2011, 03:20:16 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 7.3
Thursday July 7 2011, 03:20:16 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 7.3
Thursday July 7 2011, 02:12:24 UTC Virgin Islands region 2.9 36.1
Thursday July 7 2011, 02:10:21 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.0 19.5
Thursday July 7 2011, 01:26:38 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.1 19.7

Thursday July 7 2011, 01:23:05 UTC northern Alaska 1.2 11.6
Thursday July 7 2011, 01:16:00 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.8 20.4
Thursday July 7 2011, 01:06:35 UTC Nevada 2.0 0.0
Thursday July 7 2011, 00:33:37 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.2 26.4
Thursday July 7 2011, 00:26:44 UTC Southern Alaska 3.1 131.4
Wednesday July 6 2011, 23:13:35 UTC Central California 1.4 10.3
Wednesday July 6 2011, 23:03:32 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.9 25.0
Wednesday July 6 2011, 22:52:25 UTC Alaska Peninsula 2.2 2.8
Wednesday July 6 2011, 22:50:24 UTC Southern California 1.4 18.8
Wednesday July 6 2011, 22:50:05 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 1.7 40.7
Wednesday July 6 2011, 22:31:27 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.9 27.6
Wednesday July 6 2011, 21:49:08 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 74.7
Wednesday July 6 2011, 21:36:37 UTC Southern Alaska 2.1 6.6
Wednesday July 6 2011, 21:28:06 UTC Northern California 1.2 2.4
Wednesday July 6 2011, 21:26:13 UTC Northern California 2.0 2.0
Wednesday July 6 2011, 21:25:04 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.8 18.9
Wednesday July 6 2011, 21:07:08 UTC Central California 2.0 7.2
Wednesday July 6 2011, 21:04:03 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.3 16.8
Wednesday July 6 2011, 20:35:39 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.6 10.0

Wednesday July 6 2011, 19:53:05 UTC Northern California 2.6 11.8
Wednesday July 6 2011, 19:24:55 UTC Southern California 2.4 21.0
Wednesday July 6 2011, 19:15:47 UTC Northern California 3.8 34.2
Wednesday July 6 2011, 19:03:16 UTC Kermadec Islands region 7.6 20.0
Wednesday July 6 2011, 19:03:16 UTC Kermadec Islands region 7.8 48.0

(Page originates from 7.6 Tsunami Alert ‘SAFE ~ tidal marine threat only’ 07/07/11)
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southern East Pacific Rise magnitude 5.5 quake - GIM 120711

southern East Pacific Rise magnitude 5.5 quake - GIM 120711


Kermedec quakes and south of Tonga magnitude 5.6 - USGS 150711

Kermedec quakes and south of Tonga magnitude 5.6 - USGS 150711

Which all followed the Tues 5 July Taupo NZ 6.5 deep quake.

Tidal marine hazard warning for north-east New Zealand coast – Reinga to East Cape – Stay out of the water and off the beach-line. Be Prepared for stronger than usual currents. Act with caution if boating. 7.03am Kermadec Islands magnitude 7.6 earthquake – moderate sea effect – see GeoNet record. Ref. New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management MCDEM.

Kermadecs magnitude 7.6 quake - GNS seismometer drums - 070711

Kermadecs magnitude 7.6 quake - GNS seismometer drums - 070711

Kermadecs 7.8 poster - USGS 20071209 - low res

Kermadecs 7.8 poster - USGS 20071209 - low res


See today’s USGS record and the Poster of the Kermadec-Tonga Trench Earthquake of 09 December 2007 – Magnitude 7.8.

At 5:26 pm 2011/07/06 Tsunami-Warn.com wrote to me for an exchange of web-links, which I am very happy to transact. At the time it was not clear which page I should post this Auckland company link onto. Now it stands as 13.4 hours’ early warning for today’s 7:03am, near-local seismic event. Check out the impressive Tsunami-Warn service, a “global early warning and alert system [by] SMS text message” – read latest notice.

Kermadecs magnitude 7.6 quake - USGS 070711

Kermadecs magnitude 7.6 quake - USGS 070711


This momentary alarm follows recent escalation of Fiji area 5+ quakes, that was already amidst a period of heightened seismic activity on the north and east Australian Plate. New Zealand geology is ultimately affected by this type of movement, as I began warning eleven days ago: 5.7 south-west Tonga Trench ridge quake shakes NZ. Then two days ago, it was already looking like a ‘more noticable’ /serious? seismic brewing, which GNS Science advise us not to see: Taupo 6.5 quake not good news 4 ChristChurch or NZ. Three days ago, I showed precisely where to watch for any imminent local bad shakes again: Next ChristChurch 6+ quake (which is not starting to trend below the critical ten gigajoule daily Quake Energy release line again yet)

On Cashmere hill, the first high-frequency vibration burst came through from the Kermadecs at 7:45am.

More community discussion: Tamzin Kay South Pacific Quake & Tsunami July 7 2011 for AstroBlog.

N.B. fellow Kiwis – today’s Magnitude 4.8 – KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION 2011 July 06 21:25:04 UTC 9:25am aftershock does not even make it onto GeoNet’s radar! Nor this, a Raoull Island seismograph screenshot, taken 2 July and perhaps showing a clear foreshock to the 7.6 main shock, that had otherwise escaped all the published seismic records (and forecasting):

Raoul Island seismograph drum - GNS 020711

Raoul Island seismograph drum - GNS 020711

The Raoul Island 7.6 quake and aftershock pattern:
Raoul Island seismograph - GNS 070711b

Raoul Island seismograph - GNS 070711b

But here is the double shocker, the effect of the Kermadec magnitude 7.6 quake upon the other side of Antarctica, south of Cape Horn – Palmer Station:

Kermadec 7.6 - PalmerStation 070711

Kermadec 7.6 - PalmerStation 070711


And what is the extra trace movement you can see here got going early, ahead of the large one. about 4:25am NZST for almost an hour, that has no obvious other global seismic record?
Then a newer shot, capturing also the Kermadec 6.0 aftershock to the 7.6:
Palmer Station seismometer, Kermadec 6.0 - 070711

Palmer Station seismometer, Kermadec 6.0 - 070711

Let this be our triple alert, the effect of the Kermadec magnitude 7.6 quake upon Mount Erebus, NZ Ross Dependency, Antarctica:

Taupo mag 6.5 quake - Mount Erebus 060711

Kermadec 7.6 - Mount Erebus 070711

Significant aftershocks ~ THE EARTH IS STILL MOVING on the Kermadec Trench …

Kermadecs 7.6 quake - GIM 070711

Kermadecs 7.6 quake - GIM 070711

I tend to believe this duplicate Kermadec 7.6 depth record, starting this full event account that shows very strong link to west-coast California and Alaska USA (as figured two weeks ago), from the Live Earthquakes Map (magnitude + depth; newest at top):
(series is ever-continued… New data archive page follows on: Kermadec collision cont’d 11/07/11)
Saturday July 9 2011, 01:53:54 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.7 19.0
Saturday July 9 2011, 00:53:21 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.2 56.9
Friday July 8 2011, 23:54:14 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.9 53.8
Friday July 8 2011, 23:31:24 UTC Fiji region 5.1 520.7
Friday July 8 2011, 20:54:06 UTC Fiji region 4.7 577.1
Friday July 8 2011, 16:47:22 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.8 46.4
Friday July 8 2011, 05:53:03 UTC central Mid-Atlantic Ridge 5.3 10.0
Friday July 8 2011, 05:12:07 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.2 20.1
Friday July 8 2011, 04:49:22 UTC Fiji region 4.6 628.9
Friday July 8 2011, 03:40:24 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.3 22.2
Thursday July 7 2011, 23:27:54 UTC Canada -0.3 178.0
Thursday July 7 2011, 23:27:15 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.2 69.2
Thursday July 7 2011, 22:46:37 UTC Canada 3.1 76.0
Thursday July 7 2011, 21:03:34 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.1 1.0
Thursday July 7 2011, 19:08:36 UTC Fiji region 5.6 561.3
Thursday July 7 2011, 18:38:23 UTC south of Panama 4.5 10.1
Thursday July 7 2011, 18:35:42 UTC eastern Honshu, Japan 5.6 45.0
Thursday July 7 2011, 14:53:53 UTC south of the Kermadec Islands 5.3 40.3
Thursday July 7 2011, 13:47:01 UTC south of the Kermadec Islands 5.0 29.4

Thursday July 7 2011, 13:07:23 UTC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 5.3
(trimmed out from here up, retaining items of interest)
Thursday July 7 2011, 09:29:58 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.5 22.0
Thursday July 7 2011, 09:10:52 UTC Kermadec Islands region 6.0 19.9

Thursday July 7 2011, 08:29:43 UTC Central California 2.1 2.5
Thursday July 7 2011, 08:17:30 UTC Central Alaska 1.5 84.4
Thursday July 7 2011, 08:00:54 UTC Southern California 1.1 14.1
Thursday July 7 2011, 07:46:08 UTC Central Alaska 1.2 0.9
Thursday July 7 2011, 07:20:09 UTC Central California 1.6 3.6
Thursday July 7 2011, 07:10:20 UTC Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines 4.8 561.1
Thursday July 7 2011, 06:43:42 UTC Southern California 1.0 16.3
Thursday July 7 2011, 06:36:21 UTC Southern Alaska 2.6 91.8
Thursday July 7 2011, 06:05:21 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.7 19.6
Thursday July 7 2011, 05:10:08 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.9 30.4
Thursday July 7 2011, 05:03:55 UTC Southern California 2.0 14.5
Thursday July 7 2011, 05:03:55 UTC Southern California 2.0 14.5
Thursday July 7 2011, 04:40:17 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.5 19.4
Thursday July 7 2011, 04:38:54 UTC Southern Alaska 1.9 37.0
Thursday July 7 2011, 04:20:03 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.8 20.0
Thursday July 7 2011, 04:16:37 UTC Southern Alaska 1.7 3.1
Thursday July 7 2011, 04:12:08 UTC Central Alaska 1.9 59.7
Thursday July 7 2011, 04:02:05 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.9 33.9
Thursday July 7 2011, 03:49:18 UTC Washington 1.8 17.7
Thursday July 7 2011, 03:41:39 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.9 20.0
Thursday July 7 2011, 03:20:16 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 7.3
Thursday July 7 2011, 03:20:16 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 7.3
Thursday July 7 2011, 02:12:24 UTC Virgin Islands region 2.9 36.1
Thursday July 7 2011, 02:10:21 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.0 19.5
Thursday July 7 2011, 01:26:38 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.1 19.7

Thursday July 7 2011, 01:23:05 UTC northern Alaska 1.2 11.6
Thursday July 7 2011, 01:16:00 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.8 20.4
Thursday July 7 2011, 01:06:35 UTC Nevada 2.0 0.0
Thursday July 7 2011, 00:33:37 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.2 26.4
Thursday July 7 2011, 00:26:44 UTC Southern Alaska 3.1 131.4
Wednesday July 6 2011, 23:13:35 UTC Central California 1.4 10.3
Wednesday July 6 2011, 23:03:32 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.9 25.0
Wednesday July 6 2011, 22:52:25 UTC Alaska Peninsula 2.2 2.8
Wednesday July 6 2011, 22:50:24 UTC Southern California 1.4 18.8
Wednesday July 6 2011, 22:50:05 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 1.7 40.7
Wednesday July 6 2011, 22:31:27 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.9 27.6
Wednesday July 6 2011, 21:49:08 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 74.7
Wednesday July 6 2011, 21:36:37 UTC Southern Alaska 2.1 6.6
Wednesday July 6 2011, 21:28:06 UTC Northern California 1.2 2.4
Wednesday July 6 2011, 21:26:13 UTC Northern California 2.0 2.0
Wednesday July 6 2011, 21:25:04 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.8 18.9
Wednesday July 6 2011, 21:07:08 UTC Central California 2.0 7.2
Wednesday July 6 2011, 21:04:03 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.3 16.8
Wednesday July 6 2011, 20:35:39 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.6 10.0

Wednesday July 6 2011, 19:53:05 UTC Northern California 2.6 1.8
Wednesday July 6 2011, 19:24:55 UTC Southern California 2.4 21.0
Wednesday July 6 2011, 19:15:47 UTC Northern California 3.8 34.2
Wednesday July 6 2011, 19:03:16 UTC Kermadec Islands region 7.6 20.0
Wednesday July 6 2011, 19:03:16 UTC Kermadec Islands region 7.8 48.0

worlds collide? - Canada magnitude "-0.3" - GIM 090711

Worlds collide? - Canada 'Magnitude -0.3' - GIM 090711

Palmer Station Antarctica, below Cape Horn, shaking from two sides and ringing like a bell now – Pacific Kermadec 5.3, Mid-Atlantic Ridge 5.3, Kermadec 5.2:

Mid-Atlantic and Kermadec 5+ shocks - Palmer Station 090711

Mid-Atlantic and Kermadec 5+ shocks - Palmer Station 090711

Raoul Island / Kermadec Trench still very unsettled two days after magnitude 7.6 quake:

Raoul Island seismograph - GNS 090711

Raoul Island seismograph - GNS 090711

NOTE
Iceland volcano: eruption ‘could just be rehearsal’ for worse ash chaos if Katla blows “the magna chambers of a volcano that has some 10 times the power of Eyjafjallajökull are long ‘overdue’ an eruption after an unprecedented 92 years of inactivity..” telegraph.co.uk Saturday 09 July 2011.

…bringing Atlantic events into focus, centred on Palmer Station Antarctica at base here:

Mid-Atlantic Ridge magnitude 5.3 - GIM 090711

Mid-Atlantic Ridge magnitude 5.3 - GIM 090711


Mid-Atlantic Ridge magnitude 5.3 - USGS 090711

Mid-Atlantic Ridge magnitude 5.3 - USGS 090711 - Iceland watch

My recent blog posts have traced the progression of Pacific Rim plate-boundary subduction movements, from north to south, from Alaska to Antarctica, with New Zealand in between – Zealandia continent being the least mobile, thickest piece of Pacific Plate crust on Earth, and therefore the last Pacific mass to move: an enormous distinction, that governs our edgy tectonic and seismic life. Viz 5.7 south-west Tonga Trench ridge quake shakes NZ 26 June and Next ChristChurch 6+ quake 4 July, Taupo’s deep plate shift today shows how far the south has already moved. Are we building significant momentum now, that can soon “unzip” the Southern Alps fault, as is due?

Magnitude 6.5, Tuesday, July 5 2011 at 3:36 pm (NZST), 30 km west of Taupo:

Taupo magnitude 6.5 - GNS Science 050711

Taupo magnitude 6.5 - GNS Science 050711

Note, there was very clear indication this moderately big deep-quake event was coming via Hikurangi Trough:
Magnitude 3.9, Monday, June 27 2011 at 10:00 am (NZST), 30 km east of Castlepoint geonet
Magnitude 3.9, Sunday, July 3 2011 at 8:02 pm (NZST), 50 km east of Castlepoint geonet
Magnitude 4.4, Monday, July 4 2011 at 4:06 am (NZST), 60 km south-east of Porangahau geonet
Magnitude 5.0, Monday, July 4 2011 at 8:36 pm (NZST), 60 km south-east of Porangahau geonet
Magnitude 4.2, Monday, July 4 2011 at 10:02 pm (NZST), 60 km south-east of Porangahau geonet
Magnitude 3.9, Tuesday, July 5 2011 at 7:37 am (NZST), 20 km south-east of Arthur’s Pass geonet
Magnitude 2.6, Tuesday, July 5 2011 at 08:21 am (NZST), near 11626 W Coast Rd Arthur’s Pass: Crowe.co.nz
Magnitude 4.6 – NEAR THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF AUSTRALIA 2011 July 05 01:32:13 UTC Victoria: USGS

Taupo magnitude 6.5 quake - GNS Science GoogleMap 050711

Taupo magnitude 6.5 quake - GNS Science GoogleMap 050711


More attention is now required, to Taupo volcano in particular: “The Taupo volcano last erupted over 1,800 years ago… first began to erupt over 300,000 years ago. It is very large and has many vents, most of which are now under Lake Taupo. Geological studies of Taupo show that the volcano makes up only the northern half of the lake and a small surrounding area but there have been numerous eruptions from different sites within this large volcano… The Taupo eruption was the most violent eruption in the world in the last 5,000 years… [and] took place from a line of vents near the eastern side of the modern lake” – GNS Science.

Media coverage has been quick to echo the GNS Science view, that this 150km-deep quake was in no way unusual or connected to Christchurch events: ‘We typically have maybe two, three events at that depth of around magnitude five, magnitude six a year – it is normal New Zealand process’. Quakes all part of regular activity – scientist “GNS scientist Brad Scott explains the link between seismic and volcanic activity following yesterday’s Taupo quake” TV1 Breakfast 6July2011 Ref. tectonic earthquake on subducting slab, plate boundary process, not a 15-20km deep volcanic process.
Jul 6 2011 – Taupo Earthquake: Questions and Answers – GNS Science.

Knowing approximately when big quakes are coming is of no consequence to the international scientific community, by current study discipline, except in Japan. Is that acceptable, or simply what we must expect?

5July2011 @6pm ONE News “..for Wellingtonians and for Christchurch residents, they’re just brushing it off as another small shake'” Quake shakes central NZ “A 6.5 magnitude earthquake which struck the central North Island has been felt across much of New Zealand, but there have been no reports of damage.. Geonet said it would be unlikely that it caused any damage because it was so deep. Aftershocks were also unlikely.. Jason Pye, also from Wellington, said it was the strongest quake he’s felt in many years. ‘Bit of a jolt then shaking got worse for about 4 seconds then slowly stopped, everything was shaking but nothing fell of shelves etc.'” 05July2011 + Quake jolts Melbourne “A magnitude 4.4 earthquake, with its epicentre near Korumburra in Victoria’s east, has been felt more than 100 kilometres away in Melbourne.. Geosciences Australia reported the depth at 2km.. Hundreds of small aftershocks followed a similar earthquake in 2009. A number of tremors measuring between 1.8 and 4.6 originated near Korumburra in March and May 2009, with the largest on March 18 felt as far away as Bacchus Marsh, 50km west of Melbourne” ONE News

North Islanders rattled by 6.5 magnitude quake “The six and a half magnitude earthquake centred just west of Taupo yesterday caused no damage, but has shaken the nerves of many North Islanders. (2′48″)” RadioNZ Morning Report 6July2011

Volcanic Taupo - GNS 310511

Volcanic Taupo - GNS 310511

May 31 2011 – Earthquake swarm under Lake Taupo “From late evening on Saturday 28 May until early Monday 30 May, a small swarm of earthquakes occurred in the southern part of Lake Taupo between Kuratau and Motuoapa. Twenty-seven earthquakes were recorded and they were all located at shallow depths (< 10 km). The largest earthquake had a magnitude of 2.4, but they were mostly between magnitudes 1.7 and 2.2. Small swarms like this often occur within the central part of New Zealand and are likely to be associated with occasional movement on small faults in the southern part of the lake. We believe they are due to the normal extensional processes (stretching and thinning of crust) that occur in the Taupo Volcanic Zone. There is no evidence that the earthquakes are related to a change of volcanic activity" geonet.org.nz

Rumblings at Ruapehu spark alert for planes “Increased rumblings under Mt Ruapehu and a warmer-than-usual crater lake have led authorities to raise alert levels for planes flying over the area. A volcanic eruption is not imminent – the alert level remains at one out of five – but volcanologists say there are subtle signs of unrest under Ruapehu, which last erupted in 2007.. eruptions can occur with little or no warning” NZ Herald 6Apr2011

Facebook comment: “Government has a strong command-and-control civil defence approach, to prevent panic of either NZ or overseas investors, that makes us populace really sacrificial lambs ~0~ ”

Deep quakes last 60 days - GNS Waikato 060711
Source: Geonet.org.nz Waikato 60 days of Recent Deep Earthquakes 6Jul2011. Update:

Hikurangi Trough continues to move:
Magnitude 4.0, Wednesday, July 6 2011 at 8:21 am (NZST), 40 km south-east of Porangahau

A Northland-Canterbury shake here?:

NZ seismometer drums - GNS 060711

NZ seismometer drums - GNS 060711

Major quake-lines appear to be asserting themselves and coming to life – SW-NE x 2 = Alpine Fault onto Wairau and Awatere fault areas; SE-NW x 1 = spine of the fish, Te Ika a Maui – all at oblique angles to the Greendale Fault:

GNS recent quakes - 060711a

GNS recent quakes - 060711a


GNS recent quakes - 060711b

GNS recent quakes - 060711b