Category: Mount Erebus


[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.

In the southern hemisphere, we are well into another week of heightened seismic activity; or so it seems from the many medium-sized (5+) earthquakes occurring here. There is an eerie subsurface resonance on two sides of the South Pole, with the recent Chilean volcanic eruption probably venting some displaced energy from March 11th’s Sendai 9.0, and definite ripples on the south-western Pacific. “The last eruption of Puyehue volcano was in 1960 following a 9.5 earthquake. An eruption began at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcano on 24th May 1960. The eruption was probably precipitated by the great earthquake in Chile (magnitude 9.5) which occurred on 22nd May 1960. The eruption consisted of an explosive subplinian phase and the formation of a mushroom-like column 8 km high.” Current visual reference: Chile’s Puyehue Volcano Erupts.

Don’t believe it? – Check the sources: usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww & quakes.globalincidentmap.com.

Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge 5.3 USGS 070611

Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge 5.3 USGS 070611

After some Sandwich Islands earthquakes, the southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge has just had a 5.3. This zone presents a mirror echo of southern Australia and New Zealand quakes of late, the biggest a 6.3 (a 6.5 on the Australian scale):

Earthquakes@Geoscience Australia - Macquarie Island 6.5 050611

Earthquakes@Geoscience Australia - Macquarie Island 6.5 050611

Source: Earthquakes@Geoscience Australia ga.gov.au/earthquakes

“Read ’em and weep”, sayeth Ruaumoko below.

~ Kia ora

Update: And now Easter Island has chimed in, with a magnitude 4.9:

Easter Island 4.9 USGS 070611

Easter Island 4.9 USGS 070611

Puyehue - Reuters 050611

Mount Puyehue in Chile erupts - first time since 1960 - Reuters 050611

Puyehue Volcano in Chile : Real life Mordor Egyptian Chronicles

Mid-Atlantic Ridge 5.3 - quakes.globalincidentmap.com 070611

Mid-Atlantic Ridge 5.3 and Easter Island 4.9 - quakes.globalincidentmap.com 070611

~ Now there’s a very scary line-up indeed – the Earth is peeling like an orange? …

It won’t be anthropogenic global warming that ends human evolution, directly; it will be the toxic atmosphere spewed up by the new age of volcanism that global warming unleashes, alongside emmissions pollution and climate change.

The Earth has been there before, and this is the flipside of global warming – the natural switch for rapid cooling, by global ash-cloud coverage. Next comes The Snowball Earth “when the whole planet appears to have [been] gripped by colossal ice ages” (geology.About.com /controversies) after drastic reduction of oxygen-dependent life, like mammals especially livestock and us.

The plant kingdom can then recover the environmental balance that we previously enjoyed. (Ref. Lovelock and “Gaia” theory).

Here is a consequent forecast/prediction/prophecy that you can bank on: Mount Erebus and its neighbours will erupt increasingly: “The glacier-covered volcano was erupting when first sighted by Captain James Ross in 1841. Continuous lava-lake activity with minor explosions, punctuated by occasional larger strombolian explosions that eject bombs onto the crater rim, has been documented since 1972, but has probably been occurring for much of the volcano’s recent history” Global Volcanism Program

List of volcanoes in Antarctica Wikipedia: Mount Erebus “is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, which includes over 160 active volcanoes”
Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory MEVO erebus.nmt.edu Live seismometers etc Science+++
Mount Erebus – Antarctic Volcano antarcticconnection.com Science+++
Antarctica Casey Geoscience Australia seismometer + Palmer Station US National Science Foundation seismometer USGS

Surprise! There’s an active volcano under Antarctic ice wattsupwiththat.com January 2008
Under-Ice Volcano Eruption Spewed Ash Over Antarctica “more than 2,000 years ago” news.NationalGeographic.com January 2008
Buried Volcano Discovered in Antarctica “Under the frozen continent’s western-most ice sheet, the volcano erupted about 2,300 years ago yet remains active.. Brooding giant. Although ice buried the unnamed volcano, molten rock is still churning below.. discovery might explain the speeding up of historically slow-moving glaciers in the region.. hidden volcano doesn’t explain widespread thinning of Antarctic glaciers.. ‘This wider change most probably has its origin in warming ocean waters,’.. which most scientists attribute to global warming resulting from human activity, such as the use of fossil fuels..” LiveScience.com January 2008
Scientists Find Active Volcano in Antarctica “For Antarctica, ‘This is the first time we have seen a volcano beneath the ice sheet punch a hole through the ice sheet,’.. Heat from a volcano could still be melting ice and contributing to the thinning and speeding up of the Pine Island Glacier, which passes nearby, but Dr. Vaughan doubted that it could be affecting other glaciers in West Antarctica, which have also thinned in recent years. Most glaciologists.. say that warmer ocean water is the primary cause. Volcanically, Antarctica is a fairly quiet place. But sometime around 325 B.C., the researchers said, a hidden and still active volcano erupted, puncturing several hundred yards of ice above it” NYTimes.com January 2008
Underwater Antarctic volcano found “Research ship documents apparently fresh lava flow ..no previous scientific record of active volcanoes in the region where the new peak was discovered. The volcano is located on the continental shelf, in the vicinity of a deep trough carved out by glaciers passing across the seafloor” msnbc.msn.com Science updated May 2004
Antarctic volcano not melting ice “..Erebus was erupting when members of Capt. James Ross’ 1841 expedition became the first humans to see it. In fact, the eruption at that time was the largest ever seen. Ross named the volcano for his ship, the Erebus. He named another Ross Island volcano Mt. Terror after his other ship. To the ancient Greeks, Erebus was the dark region beneath the earth that spirits had to pass through to get to the realm of Hades below..” USAtoday.com/weather/antarc January 2001 + NOVA program, “Warnings from the Ice” PBS radio April 1998

Antarctica Erupts! “On Mount Erebus, the churning magma is exposed at the top of the volcano, in a roiling 1,700-degree Fahrenheit lake perhaps miles deep.. it had recently broken a two-year quiet spell. Mount Erebus had started acting up in early 2005, and when scientists arrived it was erupting several times a day, each time ejecting 50 or so lava bombs” SmithsonianMag.com/science-nature December 2006

Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory diagram - CO2 degassing

Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory diagram - CO2 degassing


Smithsonian - volcano steam

Smithsonian - volcano steam

“Antarctica Erupts! Seemingly dreamed up by Dr. Seuss, Mount Erebus’ improbable ice towers form around steaming vents, growing up to 60 feet before collapsing” – Photos: Smithsonian

Ross Island Map - Wikipedia Mount Erebus

Ross Island Map - Wikipedia Mount Erebus

Antarctica location map - Wikipedia Mount Erebus

Antarctica location map - Wikipedia Mount Erebus

Another peel of the orange? - Chiapas 5.4 & Hawaii 3.4 080611

Another peel of the orange? - Chiapas 5.4 & Hawaii 3.4 080611

Chiapas alignment through Easter Island to Macquarie Island

Chiapas alignment through Easter Island to Macquarie Island

Extra: Today’s bigger quakes brought further sign of change.. ..Five Injured in 5.3-Magnitude Earthquake in China’s Xinjiang “A specialist with Xinjiang’s earthquake administration said further earthquakes in the region are unlikely.’Quakes over 5-magnitude have rarely been reported in Toksun County over the past 70 years. Citizens do not need to worry'”

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake Southern Peru depth 101.3 km 03:06:18 UTC Wednesday 8th June 2011 – it took about 10 minutes to reach Palmer Station seismometer in Antarctica..

Peru 6.0 Palmer Station USGS 080611

Peru mag 6.0 Palmer Station USGS 080611


and 12 minutes to reach Erebus MEVO Station seismometer Abbot Peak on the other side Antarctica..
Erebus MEVO - Peru 6.0 20110608

Erebus MEVO - Peru 6.0 20110608


For comparison, here is Abbot Peak’s record of the 5 June 2011 Macquarie Island magnitude 6.3 quake:
Erebus - Macquarie Island 6.5 20110605

Erebus - Macquarie Island 6.5 20110605


Antarctic view - USGS 080611

Antarctic view - Peru 6.0 + Chile shocks / south-west Pacific - USGS 080611


Palmer Station Antarctica 080611

Palmer Station Antarctica 080611

Palmer Station 12 hours later: small local seismicity that does not show up, or relate to any remote event, on the global record. i.e. keep watching Antarctic seismometers to better read Antarctica.

Of course, as with diurnal peaks and troughs of seismic activity, there are seasonal flows and ebbs of earthquakes too – all due to planetary warming (then cooling, in cycles). So we should not expect the heightened Antarctic volcanism until next summer, January to March 2012. Make your bets now. …

12Jun2011 – Unless?!?:

Palmer Station Antarctica 1200611 - unusual movement?

Palmer Station Antarctica 1200611 - unusual movement?

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