Category: Ruapehu


GNS Science head office, like most New Zealand government, resides in Wellington region. There, existential angst competes heavily with Auckland for economic weight and centre of gravity. So Wellington treats the South Island as a private back yard – to be seen, not heard, exploited for all it is worth and insistently ignored and mis-spoken for. ‘It is all about us’, believes the capital, almost always. This hard-to-dislodge perspective explains constant nonsense from official sources over the 14-Nov-2016 magnitude-7.8 earthquake, particularly where it actually took place (and what it did). You would think GNS could not read a map or never travelled a secondary highway, to have located this earthquake as “Culverden”. They have a convention of approximating, to name larger centres that people may have heard of, only. This generalising is unhelpful. Locating the historically-large earthquake accurately is key to understanding it and its implications.

This was a “Wairau” earthquake, as the epicentre map shows – so why aren’t the authorities saying that? Why has this earthquake become about “Wellington” and “Kaikoura” exceptionally? Yes, people have sadly died or become most isolated in the latter town, and have our condolences and full support through that, with buildings lost at both places. But this is governance by spin: intentional confusion to deflect risk – to benefit who, we may ask? Tsunami alarm and quake interpretation questions abound – what is really happening? Where is it happening? Public discourse to be urgently joined. Lives depend on getting this very public knowledge correct.

Canterbury magnitude 5 to 7.8 EQs 13-21 Nov2016

Canterbury magnitude 5 to 7.8 earthquake and aftershocks, 13-21 November 2016 – http://quakesearch.geonet.org.nz

For comparison, Marlborough magnitude 5 to 6 earthquakes, 13-18 November 2016

For comparison, Marlborough magnitude 5 to 6 aftershocks, 13-21 November 2016 – much fewer and smaller

Canterbury 7.8-magnitude earthquake epicentre 141116

Canterbury 7.8-magnitude earthquake epicentre 14Nov2016 http://www.geonet.org.nz/quakes/region/newzealand/2016p858000

Journalists often muddy the water – Cheviot earthquake: Tracing the source of the 7.5 magnitude quake “It appeared to have been a complex earthquake, and scientists were looking into whether it ruptured two separate fault planes, or whether it could be considered just a single rupture. The epicentre of the quake was close to the Hope Fault. The Kaikoura area, where the Hope Fault went offshore, was strongly affected. Despite that, the pattern of events did not necessarily suggest a Hope Fault event, [GNS Science duty seismologist Dr Anna] Kaiser said. The Hope Fault was one of the major faults through Marlborough and North Canterbury that marked the boundary between the Pacific and Australian Plates. Those faults merged near Otira to form the Alpine Fault, which ran along the western edge of the Southern Alps. Looking back over hundreds of thousands of years, the Hope Fault was considered to have one of the highest slip rates among those faults. It was an important structure in accommodating plate movement in that part of the country, Kaiser said. ‘This earthquake occurred right along that line of very active deformation.’ The Marlborough fault system was a kind of transition zone between the Alpine Fault and the subduction interface between the tectonic plates under the North Island. ‘So far, it doesn’t look to be the Hope Fault, rather (and perhaps more concerning) it seems to have ruptured across the Hope Fault,’ USGS seismologist Professor Kevin Furlong said. ‘Most/many aftershocks extend to Cook Strait, implying that the rupture may have extended quite a bit to the north. One concern is whether this has involved any of the subduction plate boundary that starts up at Kaikoura and extends along the [east coast of the] North island. At a minimum, it may have changed the stress conditions on the main megathrust interface – we are exploring that possibility right now'” – deftly shifting the focus to Wellington.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86416880/cheviot-earthquake-tracing-the-source-of-the-quake 14 November 2016
Research https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/Rutherford-Award 11 November 2016

Naming the river floodplains involved is extremely important as these often follow fault lines, in north Canterbury and Marlborough especially – a crucial point for understanding the moving landscape: what is moving, why and when. The Wairau event aftershock trace mostly identifies the Hope Fault, joining directly as it does the massive offshore-Kaikoura Hikurangi Trough (to the Alpine Fault). It is ultimately movement in this huge connected structure that we see affecting land. Seismic force and aftershocks moving in the direction of Wellington should not be confused with the substantive event, but they have been, influential as they are.

Canterbury aftershocks, 14-21 November 2016

Canterbury aftershocks, 14-21 November 2016 – http://quakesearch.geonet.org.nz/

Canterbury aftershocks, 14-21 November 2016

Canterbury aftershocks, 14-21 November 2016 – http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/week

Canterbury aftershocks, 14-21 November 2016 - far view

Canterbury aftershocks, 14-21 November 2016 – http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/week – far view

The zoom out illustrates two things: the offshore trench-fault that runs through land north of Kaikoura as the Hope Fault; that aftershocks are now reaching and accumulating stress along this at the Alpine Fault to the west.

GNS add to confusion – M7.8 Kaikoura quake the biggest since the Dusky Sound jolt in 2009 – 15/11/2016 “Named the Kaikoura earthquake, scientists are describing it as a complex rupture sequence that produced ground-shaking that lasted for about two minutes and was felt throughout the country. It was centered east of Hanmer Springs at a depth of 15km” https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/M7.8-Kaikoura-quake 14 November 2016 – are they afraid of naming Waiau (and Hope)?

The focus is kept upon effects in the Wellington area – Seismologists record 2 metre shift south of Marlborough “The largest aftershocks were close to the Hope Fault, the line running across the centre of the map. The earth moved two metres to the north in Marlborough during Monday morning’s major earthquake, according to data from GNS Science.. the ground moved horizontally 2 metres to the north and vertically down a metre”

www.USGS.gov ground force map for 141116

http://www.USGS.gov ground force map for 141116

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/86429681/seismologists-record-2-metre-shift-south-of-marlborough 14 November 2016 – local info presented may always be the best.

Sensational coverage becomes the fact: ‘Absolutely mind blowing’: Aerial photos ‘show seabed lift’ north of Kaikoura https://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/33218262/absolutely-mind-blowing-aerial-photos-show-seabed-lift-north-of-kaikoura/#page1 + Wellington Earthquake: If it struck at a different time, it could have been “much worse” http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/86453972/earthquake-if-it-struck-at-a-different-time-it-could-have-been-much-worse 15 November 2016

New Zealand’s Tectonic Dragon Awakens “beneath its verdant carpet, New Zealand is still under active construction. It occupies one of the most complex geologic venues on the globe, at the messy boundary of two tectonic plates.. violent, episodic upheavals that shake the seemingly tranquil hills” http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/new-zealands-tectonic-dragon-awakens 15 November 2016

Christchurch councils sends staff, resources to quake-hit Kaikoura https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/newsline/show/1169 15 November 2016

GeoNet Kaikoura earthquake update: Magnitude revised http://info.geonet.org.nz/display/home/2016/11/16/Kaikoura+earthquake+update%3A+Magnitude+revised 16 November 2016 + ref. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/
M7.8 – 53km NNE of Amberley, New Zealand
2016-11-13 11:02:56 UTC 42.757°S 173.077°E 23.0 km depth
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000778i#executive +
Magnitude Mw 7.9
Region SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
Date time 2016-11-13 11:02:58.4 UTC
Location 42.69 S ; 172.97 E
Depth 10 km
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=545040 7.9
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=545057 6.4
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=545073 6.1
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=545103 6.2
+ http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ (current)

While At quake’s epicentre, residents of Waiau watch helicopters destined for elsewhere “Waiau, population 280, is slowly returning to normality following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck five kilometres away.. The town’s water supply has been restored but a separate feed to all rural properties was badly damaged and still broken. [Hamish] Dobbie said the council was working “really hard” to assist farmers who were running low on stock water. He hoped to have the water flowing in about a week. It has been a bitter pill to swallow for the community already struggling through a drought – a disaster within a disaster. Farmers near Waiau waved desperately at helicopters headed for Kaikoura, hoping they would stop.. It was hard not to feel forgotten as helicopters headed for Kaikoura, considering that Waiau was at the centre of it all. ‘I feel Waiau was a bit left out,” [Brenda] Smith said. ‘Even when it was first reported it was so many [kilometres] from Culverden, so many [kilometres] from Hanmer. I get it, we’re all hurting and Kaikoura is isolated … but yeah.'” http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/86594300/waiau-farmers-face-weeks-wait-for-water + Civil Defence overhaul ‘inevitable’ after tsunami warning confusion: Govt http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86441740/civil-defence-overhaul-inevitable-after-tsunami-warning-confusion-govt + Mayor thanks those involved in evacuation effort https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/newsline/show/1186 17 November 2016

Quake sparked more movements in Marlborough faults than first thought http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/318248/quake-sparked-more-movements-in-marlborough-faults-than-first-thought 17 November 2016

“Scientists know a tide gauge at Kaikoura rose 90cm during Monday’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake, but that’s one of the few pieces of detailed data so far about how much the level of the coastline has risen. There is also information about land movement from a network of continuous GPS stations run by GeoNet and Linz showing a rise of around a metre at Cape Campbell, at the southern end of Clifford Bay. Data from the stations also show Cape Campbell moved horizontally northeast by 2-3 metres. ..Many anecdotal reports suggest a two-metre rise at the coast, and there’s even one report of a reef rising six metres”
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86565581/finding-out-how-much-the-earth-moved-during-massive-earthquake 18 November 2016

Quake action formed Hanmer Springs but latest quake passed it by “The Hanmer Fault runs right through the township and is the noticeable rise you go up as you head north towards the pools. On the other side of the basin lies the Hope Fault, one of the major seismic features of the region which starts at the Alpine Fault near Inchbonnie on the West Coast and slices its way across North Canterbury before heading offshore just north of Kaikoura. It’s this eastern part of the Hope Fault that some scientists now believe could be at risk of rupturing if enough stress has been transferred on to it from Monday’s large quake.. GeoNet director Dr Ken Gledhill said the quake rupture took the path of least resistance northeastwards up the coast from close to Waiau where it began. ‘It’s kind of strange, it’s like the epicentre in this case is almost a meaningless concept.’ It’s where the action started but it must have started weakly and then slowly built up steam. So Hanmer just happened to be relatively close to where the epicentre, but not the real action, was. The real burst of energy that contributed to most of the magnitude was between Kaikoura and Cape Campbell. It raced up towards Cape Campbell and then it basically stopped.’ Fortunately, Cook Strait, with its offset faults, had acted like a barrier and halted the quake in its tracks, Gledhill said. It was the sudden deceleration which raised the coastal strip by up to 1 metre and shunted that part of the South Island 2m closer to Wellington, rather like a car braking sharply to a stop and the passengers being thrown suddenly up and forward. If you could create a big-enough map of the northern South Island and southern North Island you would be able to see how the islands have stretched, shrunk and otherwise changed shape since 12.02am on Monday. The quake moved Kaikoura about 1m further northeast and upwards 70 cm, and Hanmer Springs jumped east about 50 cm. Wellington and the Kapiti Coast are now 2 to 6cm further north, Christchurch and Banks Peninsula have shifted 2cm south and some parts of the West Coast are now 10cm closer to Canterbury than they were” http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/86554866/quake-action-formed-hanmer-springs-but-latest-quake-passed-it-by 18 November 2016

NIWA diverts ship to earthquake areas https://niwa.co.nz/news/niwa-diverts-ship-to-earthquake-areas 18 November 2016

CCC Coastal residents urged to have evacuation plan
https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/newsline/show/1190

GNS Kaikoura shoreline movement, 14 Nov 2016

GNS Kaikoura shoreline movement, 14 Nov 2016

‘Startling’ rise of 5.5 metres in piece of coastline during Kaikoura earthquake confirms quake energy has spanned the Hope Fault – the Kekerengu Fault has just moved about 10 metres horizontally, or about half of its 20-25m known movement per 1,000 years. That much sudden, imminent movement is scarily awesome. Note the Hope Fault is near where shoreline rise has been the greatest, at 3-3.5 metres. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86703833/startling-rise-of-55-metres-in-piece-of-coastline-during-kaikoura-earthquake 21 November 2016

Greedy, short-sighted economic actors are multipliers of natural risk. Korean charter flights pulled post earthquake – “The tourism industry and government agencies were also deliberately calling it the ‘Kaikoura earthquake’ because referring to north Canterbury gave the impression that Christchurch had been affected, when it had not”
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/86604299/korean-charter-flights-pulled-post-earthquake 18 November 2016

We must remember, and anticipate, the main event.

And the Wellington earthquake – in the South Island – origins.

This 7.8 was exactly where I forecast and warned of, as next in the Canterbury earthquake sequence we are – if lucky, or god will it – living through.

More information: https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/Our-Science/Natural-Hazards/Recent-Events/Kaikoura-Earthquake

RadioNZ
There was never a risk of a tsunami, says seismologist “We are way over-playing the size and the role of tsunamis. And this is happening in a lot of other places too, because unfortunately we are in a period of science where, to get funding, you have to scare the hell out of the public.” http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/318338/there-was-never-a-risk-of-a-tsunami,-says-seismologist 18 November 2016
Stories from the quakes Insight http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/insight/audio/201824385/insight-earthquake-surviving-7-point-8 19 November 2016
GNS: Tsunami caught us by surprise http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/kaikoura-earthquake/318506/gns-tsunami-caught-us-by-surprise +
Govt to push for tsumani text message system http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/318473/govt-to-push-for-tsumani-text-message-system 20 November 2016
Civil Defence’s earthquake response to be reviewed http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/kaikoura-earthquake/318584/civil-defence’s-earthquake-response-to-be-reviewed +
Crayfish and pāua fisheries shut down on quake-hit coast http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/kaikoura-earthquake/318599/’high-and-dry,-and-now-unfortunately-rotting’ +
Quake-hit Kaikōura still isolated by road http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/kaikoura-earthquake/318538/quake-hit-kaikoura-still-isolated-by-road 21 November 2016
Minister criticises GeoNet’s funding call http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/kaikoura-earthquake/318618/minister-criticises-geonet’s-funding-call 22 November 2016

21 November 2016
Morning, Nine to Noon on http://www.radionz.co.nz News, Dr Kelvin Berryman for GNS Science discusses 14.11.2016 mag-7.8 quake fault research results and questions at variance from USGS findings (no link readily available)

This evening’s television illustrated the overwhelming interest we all have in our own local geological hazards: TV1 Seven Sharp asked ‘Is the capital in the right place?’ (lost link?); while TV3 Story looked at new research modelling of an Auckland tsunami.

22 November 2016
Scientists detect huge fault rupture offshore from Kaikoura
https://niwa.co.nz/news/scientists-detect-huge-fault-rupture-offshore-from-kaikoura
Huge fault rupture stretches 34km offshore from Kaikoura http://www.stuff.co.nz/sunday-star-times/latest-edition/latest-news/86752499/Huge-fault-rupture-stretches-34km-offshore-from-Kaikoura

The best clear explanation, through animations, of how the 7.8-magnitude earthquake propagated and exactly which faults where did move the earth, though again generalising the start as “near Culverden”:
Watching the M7.8 Kaikoura Quake Dominos Fall in Real Time

GNS M7.8 Kaikoura Quake Dominos video 2

GNS M7.8 Kaikoura Quake Dominos video 2

http://info.geonet.org.nz/display/quake/2016/11/23/Watching+the+M7.8+Kaikoura+Quake+Dominos+Fall+in+Real+Time

Tremors rattle Hawke’s Bay as ‘silent earthquake’ shunts East Coast after 7.8 quake http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86715367/Tremors-rattle-Hawkes-Bay-as-silent-earthquake-shunts-East-Coast-after-7-8-quake

Magnitude-5.7 big aftershock that GNS generalises unhelpfully again as “Culverden” area, when it has badly affected Scargill township where a whole new quake sequence is located in their Hurunui River tributary valley. Far too vague! http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/318713/aftershock-damages-north-canterbury-homes
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86758316/Earthquake-Aftershocks-rumble-through-night-after-5-7-shake
This is what preceded the Scargill mag-5.7, by 1 minute and 23 seconds, a local foreshock of 4.8:

GNS screenshot 2016-11-22 Scargill 4.8-magnitude foreshock aftershock

GNS screenshot 2016-11-22 Scargill 4.8-magnitude foreshock aftershock

http://www.geonet.org.nz/quakes/region/newzealand/2016p881666 83 seconds before
http://www.geonet.org.nz/quakes/region/newzealand/2016p881669 magnitude-5.7 Scargill quake

23 November 2016
The Future of New Zealand’s Coastlines
“The massive uplift after the 7.8 magnitude quake has changed Kaikoura’s coastline significantly. With a new reef forming as the land moved up, by as much as six metres along the fault plain. But do we know what the future of New Zealand’s coastline will look like? Just-published tectonic research gives some insight into what sea levels could be in the future. And the satellitle observations show parts of New Zealand, are sinking at faster rates than others, and will be subjected to higher levels of future sea level rise. Co-author of the research is Professor Tim Stern, of Victoria University’s School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences.” – RadioNZ Afternoons 231116

Prof Tim Stern research RadioNZ 231116

Prof Tim Stern research RadioNZ 231116

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/201825015/the-future-of-new-zealand’s-coastlines

24 November 2016
Geonet ‘puzzled’ by aftershock sequence following the Kaikoura quake http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86813422/geonet-puzzled-by-aftershock-sequence-following-the-kaikoura-quake
West Coast Civil Defence retracts ‘large aftershock’ warning http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/west-coast-warned-to-prepare-for-possible-massive-aftershock-2016112418
https://www.westlanddc.govt.nz/update-west-coast-civil-defence
http://www.wcrc.govt.nz/our-services/civil-defence-emergency-management/Pages/
Rotorua Museum closed over quake-damage concerns http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/kaikoura-earthquake/318833/rotorua-museum-closed-over-quake-damage-concerns

25 November 2016
West Coast Civil Defence aftershock warning ‘irresponsible’ – Mayor http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/west-coast-civil-defence-aftershock-warning-irresponsible—mayor-2016112510
Large aftershocks a possibility, but there are no ‘urgent warnings’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/86852615/large-aftershocks-a-possibility-but-there-are-no-urgent-warnings + Earthquake: Large aftershock urgent warning criticised “West Coast Civil Defence regional manager Chris Raine.. ‘an area in the Arthurs Pass just to the west of the divide is generating small earthquakes with several in the last few days that are being felt in Westland’.. [then CD chief] Stuart-Black said ‘Right from day one I’ve been saying that there is a likelihood that we would experience another large aftershock which could be as big as what we experienced just after midnight on 14th but could in fact be potentially larger’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/86863920/earthquake-large-aftershock-urgent-warning-criticised
So no news is good news? – http://www.civildefence.govt.nz/resources/declared-states-of-emergency/ – where are the official media releases from MCDEM? See https://www.facebook.com/NzGetThru/posts/1237250506334040 etc + https://www.facebook.com/CanterburyEM/
CCC – “The local state of emergency that has been in place in Canterbury for the past week has been extended until November 29” – https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/newsline/show/1187 + “Self evacuate – don’t wait for the tsunami sirens – if it’s long or strong, get gone” – https://ccc.govt.nz/services/civil-defence/what-to-do-in-an-emergency/tsunami/evacuating/
GeoNet M7.8 Kaikoura Quake: Future Scenarios and Aftershock Forecasts Update 25 Nov 2016 15.00
“Scenario Three: Extremely unlikely (<1% within the next 30 days)
A much less likely scenario than the previous two scenarios is that recent earthquake activity will trigger an earthquake larger than the M7.8 mainshock. This includes the possibility for an earthquake of greater than M8.0, which could be on the 'plate interface' (where the Pacific Plate meets the Australian Plate). Although it is still very unlikely, the chances of this occurring have increased since before the M7.8 earthquake." http://info.geonet.org.nz/display/quake/2016/11/14/M7.8+Kaikoura+Quake%3A+Future+Scenarios+and+Aftershock+Forecasts + Stress and the earthquakes http://info.geonet.org.nz/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=20545958

26 November 2016
Central New Zealand shaken awake by magnitude 4.6 Cook Strait earthquake http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86900233/Central-New-Zealand-shaken-awake-by-magnitude-4-6-earthquake
Updated: Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay slow-slip event now extends to include Kapiti and Manawatu regions following M7.8 Kaikoura Quake http://info.geonet.org.nz/display/quake/2016/11/21/Updated%3A+Gisborne+and+Hawke%27s+Bay+slow-slip+event+now+extends+to+include+Kapiti+and+Manawatu+regions+following+M7.8+Kaikoura+Quake

GNS slow-slip movements 26Nov2016

GNS slow-slip movements 26Nov2016

27 November 2016
‘Strong’ magnitude 4.8 quake rattles central New Zealand https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/strong-magnitude-4-8-quake-rattles-central-new-zealand

28 November 2016
Three sharp earthquakes rattle central NZ, jolts continue overnight http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/86926530/Three-sharp-earthquakes-rattle-central-NZ-jolts-continue-overnight
Rotorua woken by 30m geyser eruption http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/rotorua-woken-by-30m-geyser-eruption-2016112810
‘The village is erupting!’ Water shot 30m into the air on Lake Rotorua, giving locals a fright https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/village-erupting-water-shot-30m-into-air-lake-rotorua-giving-locals-fright
Rotorua geyser erupts like a shaken bottle of fizzy drink http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/319092/geyser-erupts-like-a-shaken-bottle-of-fizzy-drink + Geyser eruption sends water 30m into the air http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/201825617/geyser-eruption-sends-water-30m-into-the-air
Geyser eruptions in Rotorua coincide with earthquake activity http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86935777/Geyser-eruptions-in-Rotorua-coincide-with-earthquake-activity
Kaikoura quake could be behind ‘silent earthquakes’ http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/319093/kaikoura-quake-could-be-behind-‘silent-earthquakes&#8217;
Slow-slip earthquakes detected in Kapiti and Manawatu, joining Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86927682/Slow-slip-earthquakes-detected-in-Kapiti-and-Manawatu-joining-Gisborne-and-Hawkes-Bay
Watch: Incredible new images from space show how Kaikoura’s earth jolted apart https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/watch-incredible-new-images-space-show-kaikouras-earth-jolted-apart?auto=5225981168001

29 November 2016
‘Unusual’ geothermal activity at Lake Rotorua – GNS
http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/unusual-geothermal-activity-at-lake-rotorua-2016112823
Are earthquakes and geyser eruptions related? ‘No, Taupo and Tarawera eruptions have a roughly 1,000 year return period, Auckland every 1-2,000 years..’
http://www.newshub.co.nz/tvshows/paulhenry/are-earthquakes-and-geyser-eruptions-related-2016112913
Scientists’ research trench slips nine metres in Kaikoura Earthquake http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/86972668/scientists-research-trench-slips-nine-metres-in-kaikoura-earthquake

30 November 2016
Another geyser erupts in Rotorua
http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/another-geyser-erupts-in-rotorua-2016113015
Weather might have caused second eruption in Rotorua http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/319291/weather-might-have-caused-second-eruption-in-rotorua

Become better prepared – https://happens.nz

USGS 141116 mag-7.8 shakemap - Waiau

USGS 141116 mag-7.8 shakemap – Waiau – http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000778i#map

This USGS shake-intensity map locates: a) the Pacific plate and Australian plate tectonic boundary; b) Wairau River as central to the mag-7.8 EQ fault action – confirmed (therefore USGS have this epicentre listed wrongly?)

Synchronicity with Alpine Fault movement is precise – “at least three past large earthquakes had occurred in the last 1250 years. These initial results confirmed that the Kekerengu Fault was capable of producing large earthquakes frequently (on average, about every 300 or 400 hundred years)” – how long delayed is the M7.8 Waiau flow-on effect, to an Alpine M8-9, being the only question. As in weeks, months, years or decades? … Further large stress input is not needed. – Kekerengu Fault has a Word to its Geologists http://info.geonet.org.nz/display/quake/2016/11/28/Kekerengu+Fault+has+a+Word+to+its+Geologists

1 December 2016
“Kēkerengū Fault.. in the last 1200 years.. this fault has ruptured three times – and now it’s the fourth time.. between 30 and 50 percent chance of having a great earthquake on the Alpine Fault in the next 50 years”
Fault unlocks new geological data
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/319319/fault-unlocks-new-geological-data
Warnings sounded over NZ’s Transport resilience http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201826002/warnings-sounded-over-nz’s-transport-resilience
Giant underwater landslide in the Kaikōura Canyon http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ourchangingworld/audio/201825860/giant-underwater-landslide-in-the-kaik-ura-canyon
Slow slips could raise quake risk: GeoNet http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/slow-slips-could-raise-quake-risk-geonet-2016120117
“GNS volcanologist Brad Scott says the geyser was more likely due to weather than to seismic activity” Geyser erupts for second time in Lake Rotorua http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/201825984/geyser-erupts-for-secnd-time-in-lake-rotorua

2 December 2016
Lake Rotorua eruptions ‘not related’ to M7.8, say GNS.. despite its very long reach? :
Earthquake leaves Rotorua Museum closed ‘until further notice
http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/earthquake-leaves-rotorua-museum-closed-until-further-notice-2016120214

September 2015, one year ago: Rotorua geyser bursts into life after 35 years http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/201769992/rotorua-geyser-bursts-into-life-after-35-years + in sequence before that:
Seismic studies shed light on natural disaster risk “the build-up to an eruption from Auckland’s volcanos would be more accelerated than those for volcanos elsewhere” http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/59423/seismic-studies-shed-light-on-natural-disaster-risk 13 October 2010 [then 4.9.2010, 22.2.2011 etc Canterbury quakes..]
New lakes formed by Mt Tongariro’s eruption http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/112694/new-lakes-formed-by-mt-tongariro’s-eruption 8 August 2012
New crater blasted on White Island http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/regional/302697/new-crater-blasted-on-white-island 30 April 2016
Mt Ruapehu still shaking http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/303667/mt-ruapehu-still-shaking 12 May 2016
Scientists prepare for Lake Taupo eruption http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/regional/305214/scientists-prepare-for-lake-taupo-eruption 30 May 2016
+ Preceding the 14.11.2016 mag-7.8 was Hydrothermal activity in Lake Rotorua “A collaboration between the New Zealand Defence Force and GNS Science has picked up hydrothermal activity in Lake Rotorua.. ‘This work is the first step in a series of surveys that we hope will ultimately determine how much heat is being discharged through the lake floor from an underlying magma source, with the results feeding into our long-term hazards assessment of the area.’ The six-week survey ends next week. It covered about 40 percent of the lake floor.” http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/317947/hydrothermal-activity-in-lake-rotorua 12 November 2016

4 December 2016
Kaikōura’s new coast shown by NASA photos http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/319560/kaikoura’s-new-coast-shown-by-nasa-photos

7 December 2016
Nine faults ruptured in Kaikoura quake “but the Hope Fault barely moved.. there could be three segments to the Hope Fault, which moved about 10cm at Half Moon Bay.. GNS was in the process of building a map of the faults” http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/319798/nine-faults-ruptured-in-kaikoura-quake
10 faults known to have ruptured in Kaikoura quake, more likely “The quake started with the rupture of the Humps Fault Zone, near Culverden, [Dr Nicola Litchfield, head of the GNS Science active landscapes department].. said. That seemed to have triggered the next fault along, which had triggered the next one and so on all the way to the Needles Fault – the offshore continuation of the Kekerengu Fault. ‘The movement in each of those [faults] was big enough it triggered the next to go in the same earthquake,’ she said. The faults that went must have been ready to go. The large Hope Fault hadn’t ruptured. “Basically it jumped over the Hope Fault and didn’t rupture that except for a tiny bit at the coast,” Litchfield said. ‘In this area there are a lot of faults. The thing is before this earthquake we didn’t think so many were going to rupture in one earthquake. I guess that’s the big surprise.’ It was unlikely the combination of faults in the Kaikoura earthquake would be repeated. The Kekerengu Fault went every 300-400 years. In contrast, it wasn’t known how often the faults at the south of the rupture zone went, but it was thought to be thousands, or tens of thousands of years between ruptures.”
http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/87292211/10-faults-known-to-have-ruptured-in-kaikoura-quake-more-likely

9 December 2016
Central NZ tsunami risk may be higher due to undiscovered offshore faults “GNS Science geophysicist Dr William Power said the 14 November tremor provided an ‘interesting puzzle’ in terms of where the tsunami was generated.. the tsunami might have reached 4 metres in some areas of the Kaikoura coast. However, the fact the quake struck close to low tide and that the land was uplifted at the same time reduced the extent of inundation. ‘A better understanding of the fault movements offshore in the Kaikoura earthquake will help us better evaluate the tsunami risks in central New Zealand.'”
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/87301480/central-nz-tsunami-risk-may-be-higher-due-to-undiscovered-offshore-faults

15 December 2016
Restrictions on building along Alpine Fault in Franz Josef scrapped
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/87604696/restrictions-on-building-along-alpine-fault-in-franz-josef-scrapped

16 December 2016
Scientists find evidence the Earth’s crust ripped apart to create a 7km deep abyss off Banda, Indonesia http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/87647721/scientists-find-evidence-the-earths-crust-ripped-apart-to-create-a-7km-deep-abyss

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M7.8 Kaikoura quake the biggest since the Dusky Sound jolt in 2009 – 15/11/2016
https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/M7.8-Kaikoura-quake

Canterbury Earthquake Research Programme 2012-15 “In Budget 2011, Government made available to the Platform $12M GST ex for studies that addressed the impacts of the Canterbury earthquakes and lessons that could be applied to other centres” – So why stop there? …
https://www.naturalhazards.org.nz/NHRP/Publications/Establishment-Strategy/Canterbury-EQ-Programme

NZ moving to ‘period of more earthquakes’ 15 November 2016
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/318095/nz-moving-to-‘period-of-more-earthquakes&#8217;

The Mountains Moved 00.02 14.11.2016
https://assets.stuff.co.nz/interactives/special-features/the-mountains-moved/index.html

Quake claims top $900m “New Zealand businesses have lodged more than $900 million in insurance claims since the Kaikōura earthquake”
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/business/323574/quake-claims-top-$900m

Did November’s 7.8 shake create a ‘quake lake’ in the Tararuas? 20 March 2017
http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/90608086/Did-Novembers-7-8-shake-create-a-quake-lake-in-the-Tararuas

Large earthquake risk remains high “15 percent likelihood of a magnitude 6.0 or higher earthquake striking New Zealand in the next month” 20 March 2017
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/327036/large-earthquake-risk-remains-high

Quake-hit residents fear insurance woes 24 March 2017
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/327322/quake-hit-residents-fear-insurance-woes

Major earthquake could split Wellington region into ‘seven islands’ 24 March 2017
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/90790889/Major-earthquake-could-split-Wellington-region-into-seven-islands

Kaikoura earthquake moved the South Island, new research shows 24 March 2017
http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/90769048/kaikoura-earthquake-moved-the-south-island-new-research-shows

Kaikōura quake moved South Island 5 metres 24 March 2017
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/327328/kaikoura-quake-moved-south-island-5-metres

Extreme heat detected beneath the Southern Alps “New Zealand scientists drilling into the Alpine Fault on the West Coast have found much higher temperatures than expected – which as well as being scientifically exciting could also be commercially very significant for New Zealand. They’ve drilled nearly 900 metres into the Alpine Fault at Whataroa – finding geothermal conditions comparable with Taupo, but there are no volcanoes in Westland. Kathryn Ryan talks to Victoria University’s John Townend” RNZ 18 May 2017
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201844259/extreme-heat-detected-beneath-the-southern-alps

Whataroa Valley research site, Victoria University

Whataroa Valley research site at Alpine Fault – Victoria University supplied pic, May 2017


+ The sleeping dragon: Researchers find blazing heat beneath the Southern Alps The Press http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/92669729/the-sleeping-dragon-researchers-find-blazing-heat-beneath-the-southern-alps

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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

Volcanic Plateau peaks - Rangatira Ma - North Island NZ

Volcanic Plateau peaks – Rangatira Ma – North Island NZ

This is a story of the MANA Party in Aotearoa New Zealand. However, it speaks to matters of direct concern to every New Zealander, in every way, and to common humanity. Please enjoy the read.

Literally, the disgraceful performance of Ngai Tahu Incorporated – double-dipping in league with the National government, merging to subvert the role of regional natural resource regulation, with economic development interests – has left the moral high ground of Kaitiakitanga (Earth guardianship), the very bedrock of Tangata Whenua status itself, utterly vacant in mainland South Island. A united tribe must fill this vacuum; for the Emperor – the utmost Iwi authority of ‘the people of the land’ – has no clothes.

On the face of it, Hone Harawira’s more or less radical Maaori nationalism critiques and opposes such high Iwi corporate transgression. But are his MANA Party methods and goals really any different? Apparently not, as the Otautahi / Christchurch experience of MANA documented here tends to show.

The choice to make this debate public was Hone’s, when he stomped all over the autonomous democratic process of the MANA Party in Christchurch, not just once but twice. Try as he might, Hone will never extinguish people’s right to their own voice and decisions. These are the rights of every New Zealander equally, and most people know and cherish this. For realisation of those rights to improve, they must be equalised. Democracy is about enfranchisement, and not the opposite. It is the end of aristocratic overlordship: Rangatiratanga kaatoa.

Hone Harawira MP has refused local democracy, to force his own personal management over the scandal that rocked MANA’s Christchurch branch and Harawira’s associate in early 2012: Nitro quits party after conviction. Instead of liaising with the local branch – put into temporary recess for the rebuild of committee functions and responsibilities, having lost its founding Chair – Harawira chose illegitimate means for extinguishing the branch entire. A Worker’s Party coup attempt upon the branch has been launched from Wellington instead – shocking, bizarre and incredible news! The Te Tai Tonga rohe committee of the party has yet to achieve a basic democratic representative process and has been used – abusively – to force its predominantly Poneke / Wellington agenda upon Te Wai Pounamu. Simply unacceptable, in every way.

The pretext for upending the MANA Christchurch branch? – Laziness and dishonesty (theirs):

With the Aotearoa Is Not For Sale protest joined on 14 July 2012, as illustrated on the MANA Christchurch branch facebook page, it was nonetheless attacked for ‘not doing enough’ it seems. Well, it’s the attackers’ own dodgy fault. If this coterie of (power-hungry?) critics were truly sincere they would be volunteering to assist the branch, rather than attacking it for the lack of their voluntarism! Therein lies the laziness and dishonesty of MANA Christchurch’s critics (mainly a Wgtn/WorkersParty-Femarchist saboteurs’ combine); why is it Hone sides with this deficiency of principle?

[Post now in writing – call back for updates.]

More information: was on facebook.com/ManaChristchurch; commentary blanked out, anti-democratically, by the Mana Party online communications co-ordinator: “Will Mana north’s trampling over Mana Otautahi – not just once, but twice – become its terminal show-stopper here? Each local member will need to decide.. No confidence in Mana Te Tai Tonga? …” etc.

Mount Tongariro simmers rage at tangata kaatoa - Whakakotahitanga - 080812

Mount Tongariro simmered rage at tangata kaatoa – Whakakotahitanga – 080812 (old pic: Ruapehu)


Tongariro vent diagram - Dominion Post 080812

Tongariro vent diagram – Dominion Post 080812

Tongarironew volcanic eraWhanau around the motu notice increased geothermal activity say eruption was NOT a surprise (+video +photos of #ashcloud) tangatawhenua.com

John Key’s governmental dearth of morality has raised a deadly, vengeful odour from below.. Tongariro eruption: Sulphur smell in Wellington ..and above Tongariro’s huge cloud ‘beautiful but scary’: “Scientists yesterday warned that a sequence of bigger eruptions was possible.” Resident: “The mountain is like a big old giant who has woken up, farted, and turned over and gone back to sleep.” While there is cleansing Snow ahead as rain pounds south. And What caused the Tongariro eruption was “Rising magma sparking earthquake swarms and superheating Tongariro’s geothermal systems in recent weeks is the most likely cause of Monday’s steam-driven eruption.. The most likely cause was rising molten rock 1km to 5km beneath ground level heating and destabilising the hydrothermal system. Hydrothermal eruptions tended to recur and could escalate into larger, energetic molten eruptions which spewed out lava and rocks..” but ‘No significant risk’ from Tongariro volcanic gases. Although Toxic chemical found in Tongariro eruption ash “moderate levels of the potentially toxic chemical fluorine.. soluble.. similar to ash from Mt Ruapehu in 1995 and 1996. More than 2000 animals died of starvation and exposure to fluorine during the Ruapehu eruption as grass was contaminated by ash.. due to the restricted distribution and very thin ash fall this week, there was no current health or agricultural threat beyond the immediate vicinity of the volcano. ‘In addition, heavy rainfall since the eruption has removed much of the ash and associated contaminants.'” Though Acid gas, eruptions still a risk at White Island. A Mt Tongariro map shows areas of risk “in the event of another eruption”:

Tongariro hazard zone - Stuff 130812

Tongariro hazard zone – Stuff 130812

Tongariro by moonlight - NASA 070812

Tongariro by moonlight – NASA 070812


NASA: Tongariro ash plume seen in moonlight satellite image + Tongariro still steaming, but activity levels low. Context of Mount Tongariro’s explosive revival, after 115 years – Antarctic Plate quake escalation:
Antarctic circle of earthquake effects - USGS 2012-08-08

Antarctic circle of earthquake effects – USGS 2012-08-08


14 days' magnitude 1+ quakes converged on northern Alpine Fault - Crowe.co.nz 2012-08-08

14 days’ magnitude 1+ quakes converged on northern Alpine Fault – Crowe.co.nz 2012-08-08

An amateur, observational view, with civil defence needs in mind: The obvious stresses, from the two magnitude 7.1 earthquakes south and north of the past two years, are building north and south of the northern end of the Alpine Fault – south of the Blenheim-Wellington line and east of Christchurch respectively. The torsion on this zone – pushed east in the north and west in the south is what creates both our earthquakes and our land. The greater ability for movement of the eastern North Island is what opens up deep crust in its wake, allowing volcanic vents like White Island, Tongariro, and the whole Taupo-Kermadec zone. The New Zealand reality, of its outstanding newness as an above-water dynamic mass. Kia kaha. Kia manawanui. Kia tupato. Ka kite ano. Kia ora.

25,000 sq km sea of pumice floats off New Zealand traced to 17-18 July event Another volcano in New Zealand waters could be active “GNS scientists think they have tracked down the source of a huge raft of pumice drifting towards New Zealand, to a volcano that may have errupted for the first time ever.”

Pompeii Supervolcano Could Mean Doomsday For Millions, And It’s Not The Only One “A caldera is [a] cauldron formed by land that has collapsed after a volcanic eruption.. Fortunately, it is extremely rare for these areas to erupt at their full capacity.. The real danger of a supervolcano is the ash, which — in large enough quantity — can collect in the atmosphere and block out the sun, causing severe global climate changes” huffingtonpost.com 08/08/2012

Moderate, North Island of New Zealand subduction quakes continue the trend around the Pacific ‘ring of fire’

Gisborne mag 4+ quake trio - GNS 161111

Gisborne mag 4+ quake trio - GNS 161111


Tonga mag 5.5 quake - GIM 161111

Tonga mag 5.5 quake - GIM 161111

Update 181111 – as accurately forecast:

Gisborne mag 6.1 quake - GNS 181111c

Gisborne mag 6.1 quake - GNS 181111c

Source: geonet.org.nz/earthquake/drums/ + Powerful 6.1 earthquake off Gisborne Stuff 181111
NZ mag 6.1 quake, south Pacific plate view - USGS 191111

NZ mag 6.1 quake, south Pacific plate view - USGS 191111

Source: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/region/S_Pacific.php

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

Friday November 18 2011, 09:31:56 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 15.5 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 09:28:44 UTC Central California 2.2 4.8 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 09:14:12 UTC Northern California 1.9 2.1 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 09:13:40 UTC Northern California 1.0 1.8 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 09:13:28 UTC Northern California 1.2 2.0 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 08:56:07 UTC New Britain region, Papua New Guinea 5.1 24.2 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 07:51:27 UTC off east coast North Island of New Zealand 6.1 26.0 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 07:41:08 UTC Oklahoma 2.7 4.8 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 07:31:41 UTC Tajikistan 4.7 216.3 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 06:57:54 UTC Nias region, Indonesia 4.7 40.4 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 06:21:07 UTC Central Alaska 3.1 0.2 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 06:18:04 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.3 22.0 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 06:12:38 UTC Oklahoma 2.6 5.0 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 06:11:30 UTC Central Alaska 2.2 99.8 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 06:00:54 UTC northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge 5.3 9.9 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 04:34:07 UTC off east coast of North Island of New Zealand 5.7 20.1 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 04:33:20 UTC Central California 3.0 0.5 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 04:17:35 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.8 10.4 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 04:09:43 UTC Baja California, Mexico 1.4 6.4 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 03:49:32 UTC Southern Alaska 2.1 34.9 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 03:46:40 UTC San Diego County urban area, California 1.1 0.1 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 03:21:11 UTC Southern Alaska 2.3 113.7 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 03:08:42 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.0 117.5 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 02:43:54 UTC off east coast North Island of New Zealand 5.2 18.4 USGS
Next day: told you so!..
Friday November 18 2011, 02:42:02 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 36.2 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 02:27:08 UTC Nevada 1.5 3.4 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 02:14:30 UTC Southern California 2.3 7.7 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 01:10:54 UTC Nevada 2.3 14.7 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 01:10:18 UTC Alaska Peninsula 3.8 144.8 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 01:07:01 UTC Central California 2.4 6.3 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 00:30:25 UTC Northern California 2.2 1.9 USGS
Friday November 18 2011, 00:12:40 UTC Central Alaska 2.4 59.4 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 23:39:08 UTC Nevada 1.5 0.0 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 22:38:07 UTC Kodiak Island region, Alaska 2.5 55.3 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 22:21:21 UTC Southern Alaska 2.5 8.3 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 20:59:43 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 36.6 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 20:45:45 UTC Central California 2.1 4.9 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 20:28:52 UTC Northern California 2.6 23.2 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 20:13:14 UTC Nevada 1.9 8.2 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 20:04:18 UTC Central Alaska 2.8 120.8 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 19:47:49 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 2.1 10.8 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 19:04:52 UTC Guam region 5.1 43.1 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 18:41:54 UTC Southern Alaska 2.9 112.3 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 18:19:05 UTC Utah 2.5 0.8 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 18:08:48 UTC Utah 1.7 0.0 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 18:02:37 UTC Central California 2.2 11.4 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 17:22:45 UTC Central Alaska 2.1 7.7 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 17:08:54 UTC Southern Alaska 2.1 0.0 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 16:50:58 UTC Southern Alaska 2.3 7.3 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 15:53:12 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.7 22.5 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 15:36:39 UTC offshore Northern California 2.8 20.6 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 15:33:36 UTC Tonga region 5.0 37.1 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 14:21:12 UTC Southern Alaska 2.1 25.0 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 13:31:00 UTC offshore Guatemala 5.2 46.1 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 13:06:41 UTC offshore Guatemala 5.0 74.6 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 12:44:48 UTC offshore Guatemala 4.6 38.7 USGS

Thursday November 17 2011, 12:38:33 UTC eastern Turkey 4.5 10.7 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 11:53:06 UTC Central Alaska 2.2 2.3 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 11:52:12 UTC Central Alaska 2.2 2.7 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 11:18:29 UTC Utah 1.5 2.4 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 11:05:24 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.5 10.0 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 11:01:26 UTC Central Alaska 2.4 88.8 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 10:57:12 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.5 10.0 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 10:57:11 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.7 12.4 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 10:28:40 UTC Utah 1.5 1.7 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 10:09:20 UTC Nevada 1.6 6.7 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 10:01:14 UTC Central Alaska 1.9 76.4 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 10:01:12 UTC Central Alaska 2.1 100.7 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 09:43:02 UTC near east coast Honshu, Japan 5.1 17.4 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 09:18:09 UTC north of Halmahera, Indonesia 4.5 76.0 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 09:14:10 UTC southeast of the Loyalty Islands 4.8 87.1 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 08:34:34 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.7 59.2 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 07:50:57 UTC Sulawesi, Indonesia 4.7 14.8 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 07:45:31 UTC Fiji region 4.5 583.7 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 07:17:00 UTC northern East Pacific Rise 4.5 10.1 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 06:58:50 UTC Banda Sea 4.7 155.9 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 06:52:41 UTC northern East Pacific Rise 4.9 10.0 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 06:25:50 UTC Bio-Bio, Chile 4.5 27.3 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 06:11:52 UTC northern East Pacific Rise 4.8 10.0 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 06:10:03 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 3.1 USGS

Thursday November 17 2011, 05:22:52 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.2 33.7 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 03:47:38 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 2.1 43.5 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 03:42:57 UTC Dominican Republic region 3.3 45.8 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 03:31:29 UTC Northern California 2.2 1.8 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 03:31:29 UTC Northern California 2.0 1.9 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 03:31:02 UTC Northern California 2.0 1.1 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 03:31:02 UTC Northern California 2.0 1.6 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 03:13:21 UTC offshore Northern California 3.3 1.3 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 02:37:21 UTC eastern Turkey 4.8 19.4 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 02:15:34 UTC Southern Alaska 2.6 13.4 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 01:57:05 UTC off the coast of Ecuador 5.7 29.8 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 01:37:49 UTC Northern California 2.3 2.3 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 01:06:59 UTC Central Alaska 2.6 106.7 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 00:42:00 UTC Utah 1.3 0.4 USGS
Thursday November 17 2011, 00:41:48 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 2.0 0.0 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 23:58:34 UTC northern Alaska 1.8 0.1 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 22:15:13 UTC Puerto Rico 2.3 20.0 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 22:13:24 UTC Northern California 1.1 0.2 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 22:05:54 UTC southwestern Sakha, Russia 5.1 15.8 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 21:58:27 UTC Canada 4.0 0.0 Natural Resources Canada
Wednesday November 16 2011, 21:46:24 UTC Central Alaska 2.3 0.1 USGS Feed Detail
Wednesday November 16 2011, 21:26:30 UTC Utah 1.5 1.2 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 21:21:35 UTC Utah 1.0 1.8 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 21:19:05 UTC Channel Islands region, California 1.8 7.1 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 21:12:00 UTC Canada 1.8 0.0 Natural Resources Canada
Wednesday November 16 2011, 20:50:34 UTC Canada 2.1 0.0 Natural Resources Canada
Wednesday November 16 2011, 20:35:11 UTC Alaska Peninsula 2.9 30.3 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 20:27:32 UTC Hawaii region, Hawaii 2.6 5.4 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 20:16:27 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 1.4 0.0 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 20:13:37 UTC Canada 2.1 86.0 Natural Resources Canada
Wednesday November 16 2011, 20:11:43 UTC Nevada 1.8 2.6 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 19:53:40 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 1.3 0.0 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 19:46:39 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 1.6 0.0 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 17:58:43 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.8 25.6 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 17:21:22 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 7.7 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 17:06:28 UTC Central Alaska 2.2 79.2 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 16:51:50 UTC Central California 1.8 4.6 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 16:32:29 UTC Southern Alaska 2.9 168.8 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 16:24:14 UTC offshore Guatemala 4.3 30.7 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 14:56:40 UTC Washington 2.3 0.0 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 14:53:01 UTC Central Alaska 2.3 0.2 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 14:27:18 UTC Tennessee 1.5 6.0 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 14:02:14 UTC near the coast of central Peru 4.6 52.0 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 13:59:59 UTC Baja California, Mexico 3.1 10.0 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 13:54:34 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 2.0 70.4 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 13:33:14 UTC Kodiak Island region, Alaska 2.3 49.9 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 13:30:51 UTC Northern California 1.8 3.3 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 13:24:03 UTC Central Alaska 2.5 23.6 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 12:04:49 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 2.1 10.2 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 11:37:28 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 2.9 39.0 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 11:35:06 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 2.8 22.4 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 11:15:19 UTC Kodiak Island region, Alaska 4.4 28.4 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 09:30:51 UTC Southern Alaska 2.1 39.2 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 09:08:55 UTC Southern Alaska 2.2 66.8 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 09:07:47 UTC western Montana 1.5 9.7 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 09:07:25 UTC northern Idaho 2.8 5.0 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 08:32:56 UTC Canada 1.6 0.0 Natural Resources Canada
Wednesday November 16 2011, 07:05:56 UTC Seattle-Tacoma urban area, Washington 2.0 0.0 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 06:06:53 UTC Central Alaska 3.1 132.9 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 05:48:11 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.5 11.0 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 05:43:27 UTC Northern California 2.3 2.9 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 05:17:11 UTC Oklahoma 2.3 5.3 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 04:02:56 UTC Nevada 1.4 0.5 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 02:28:39 UTC Central Alaska 1.8 1.3 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 01:48:28 UTC Central Alaska 1.8 4.5 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 01:43:48 UTC Tonga 5.5 61.9 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 01:41:20 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.8 65.5 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 01:39:07 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 36.6 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 01:33:36 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.0 20.0 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 00:58:39 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.8 12.9 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 00:51:34 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 1.8 103.5 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 00:43:58 UTC off east coast Honshu, Japan 5.3 37.7 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 00:18:16 UTC Southern California 1.8 0.0 USGS
Wednesday November 16 2011, 00:03:48 UTC Southern Alaska 2.2 14.9 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 23:51:29 UTC Southern Alaska 2.2 0.7 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 23:42:28 UTC Papua, Indonesia 5.8 8.9 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 23:41:36 UTC Canada 3.9 0.0 Natural Resources Canada
Tuesday November 15 2011, 23:41:16 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 119.6 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 22:55:47 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.0 21.7 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 22:06:29 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 1.6 1.1 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 21:52:45 UTC Central California 2.8 3.0 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 21:30:53 UTC Central California 3.0 3.2 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 20:28:50 UTC Kuril Islands 4.8 58.3 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 20:17:53 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.1 2.4 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 20:04:53 UTC Arizona 2.0 0.1 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 19:53:06 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.2 61.7 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 19:42:21 UTC Central California 1.7 0.0 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 19:33:55 UTC Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan 4.5 47.1 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 19:02:27 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.9 40.0 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 18:44:48 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 34.7 USGS

Tuesday November 15 2011, 18:15:31 UTC Las Vegas urban area, Nevada 2.4 3.4 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 17:14:25 UTC Northern California 2.0 1.4 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 14:51:01 UTC Channel Islands region, California 2.8 10.8 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 13:04:22 UTC Central California 1.8 4.1 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 12:39:14 UTC Southern California 2.4 5.5 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 12:24:28 UTC Southern California 2.5 5.5 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 12:10:16 UTC Southern Alaska 2.0 46.7 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 12:09:05 UTC Southern Alaska 2.1 45.6 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 11:54:13 UTC Southern California 1.9 2.7 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 10:50:11 UTC Kodiak Island region, Alaska 2.7 29.6 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 10:43:50 UTC Sulawesi, Indonesia 5.8 262.9 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 10:20:48 UTC Central California 2.2 13.7 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 10:20:16 UTC Salta, Argentina 5.1 43.1 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 10:18:40 UTC Andaman Islands, India region 4.8 129.0 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 09:46:01 UTC Central Alaska 3.1 0.2 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 09:44:08 UTC Nevada 3.1 11.0 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 09:31:46 UTC South Dakota 3.3 4.9 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 09:24:53 UTC Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 2.2 12.6 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 08:47:33 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 30.6 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 08:25:54 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 30.4 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 07:56:02 UTC Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia 5.5 162.7 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 07:49:48 UTC Southern Alaska 3.3 4.7 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 06:17:32 UTC Central California 1.8 2.3 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 05:10:06 UTC offshore Valparaiso, Chile 4.7 22.6 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 04:54:12 UTC Central Alaska 3.3 113.3 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 04:10:10 UTC Dominican Republic region 3.7 83.8 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 04:04:58 UTC Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.2 24.8 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 03:49:37 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 2.0 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 03:49:36 UTC Central Alaska 2.1 0.0 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 02:51:56 UTC Central California 2.7 5.0 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 02:13:57 UTC Southern Alaska 3.1 77.7 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 01:49:03 UTC south of Panama 4.7 29.2 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 01:21:50 UTC Northern California 2.2 5.0 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 00:40:18 UTC Central California 3.4 3.8 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 00:19:13 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 1.7 0.0 USGS
Tuesday November 15 2011, 00:01:51 UTC Baja California, Mexico 1.8 4.5 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 23:58:01 UTC Central Alaska 1.7 68.3 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 23:48:37 UTC Oklahoma 2.7 1.1 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 22:37:29 UTC Central California 1.8 4.3 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 22:36:36 UTC Central California 1.8 2.8 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 22:35:35 UTC Southern Alaska 1.9 9.1 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 22:33:33 UTC Central California 3.2 4.8 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 22:08:15 UTC eastern Turkey 5.2 10.0 USG
Monday November 14 2011, 17:25:44 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 99.0 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 17:19:43 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 1.4 0.0 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 16:47:16 UTC eastern Turkey 4.7 8.3 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 16:31:30 UTC eastern Turkey 4.6 1.5 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 15:40:11 UTC southern Peru 4.2 217.8 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 15:29:53 UTC Southern Alaska 3.3 74.2 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 15:26:43 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.3 3.5 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 13:34:41 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 2.2 92.6 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 13:31:16 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 39.0 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 13:20:14 UTC Timor region 4.4 26.3 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 13:13:38 UTC Arkansas 2.1 6.0 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 12:00:06 UTC Alaska Peninsula 2.8 15.7 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 11:53:35 UTC Haiti region 4.3 10.0 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 08:50:28 UTC Gulf of Alaska 2.1 7.9 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 08:25:56 UTC Central California 2.6 0.0 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 08:10:05 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 35.5 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 08:07:47 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 35.7 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 08:07:47 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 35.7 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 06:51:39 UTC South Dakota 3.7 5.0 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 06:39:00 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 36.0 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 06:24:33 UTC near the coast of northern Peru 4.4 42.3 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 06:20:04 UTC Kepulauan Sula, Indonesia 4.7 29.7 USGS

Monday November 14 2011, 05:31:41 UTC Oklahoma 3.3 3.0 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 04:59:18 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 3.0 12.0 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 04:47:37 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.4 54.8 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 04:46:41 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 0.2 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 04:38:34 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 37.9 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 04:05:12 UTC Molucca Sea 6.3 19.4 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 03:51:01 UTC Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 2.8 115.9 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 03:36:29 UTC Georgia, USA 1.8 14.4 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 03:21:18 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.2 15.8 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 02:37:20 UTC Central Alaska 2.7 32.7 USGS
Monday November 14 2011, 00:03:23 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.0 36.6 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 23:14:58 UTC Banda Sea 4.9 120.0 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 21:36:24 UTC Northern California 2.0 3.3 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 21:01:13 UTC Canada 2.3 87.0 Natural Resources Canada
Sunday November 13 2011, 20:14:09 UTC Mona Passage, Puerto Rico 2.2 19.0 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 19:53:35 UTC Alaska Peninsula 2.3 2.2 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 19:21:38 UTC Tonga region 5.0 24.3 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 18:41:36 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 3.2 34.7 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 17:54:08 UTC Northern California 2.0 6.1 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 17:42:05 UTC Southern California 2.1 20.6 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 17:19:29 UTC Tajikistan 4.5 35.0 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 17:09:40 UTC Baja California, Mexico 1.8 6.6 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 16:56:03 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.7 25.7 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 15:50:13 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 40.7 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 15:40:51 UTC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 5.1 71.3 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 14:43:49 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.7 82.3 USGS

Sunday November 13 2011, 14:11:02 UTC southern Iran 4.8 10.0 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 13:49:17 UTC Southern Alaska 2.1 29.6 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 12:58:53 UTC eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea 4.6 91.4 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 12:24:30 UTC Northern California 2.1 2.3 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 12:16:24 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 3.3 39.7 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 11:49:09 UTC Georgia, USA 1.9 6.5 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 11:42:13 UTC Nevada 1.9 7.0 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 09:49:11 UTC Oklahoma 3.0 5.0 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 09:44:08 UTC Central California 2.1 6.3 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 09:09:47 UTC Central Alaska 2.5 6.9 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 09:01:24 UTC Oklahoma 2.2 5.0 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 08:53:28 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 1.7 4.8 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 08:30:40 UTC Central Alaska 1.9 1.5 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 08:00:17 UTC southeastern Iran 4.6 10.1 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 07:15:29 UTC Nevada 1.3 0.5 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 06:52:57 UTC Central California 2.4 4.0 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 05:51:23 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.4 45.8 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 05:39:58 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.7 7.3 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 05:05:15 UTC Virgin Islands region 2.7 61.5 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 04:45:50 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.8 20.2 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 03:45:02 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.5 40.4 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 03:15:16 UTC southern East Pacific Rise 5.1 10.0 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 03:13:29 UTC Central California 2.1 5.9 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 03:08:38 UTC Alaska Peninsula 4.9 25.8 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 03:06:52 UTC Southern Alaska 2.6 100.2 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 03:05:24 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.4 58.4 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 02:27:47 UTC Southern Alaska 2.6 177.1 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 02:15:57 UTC Molucca Sea 4.6 87.2 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 01:39:43 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.1 9.9 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 01:17:04 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.6 60.3 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 00:33:18 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.5 54.1 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 00:33:18 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.5 54.6 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 00:20:30 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.4 15.1 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 00:19:07 UTC Virgin Islands region 2.6 48.0 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 00:18:28 UTC Virgin Islands region 2.5 65.0 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 00:08:22 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.7 40.0 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 00:02:59 UTC Virgin Islands region 2.7 57.0 USGS
Sunday November 13 2011, 00:01:35 UTC Jujuy, Argentina 4.8 208.1 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 23:54:41 UTC Central California 2.3 0.0 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 23:46:00 UTC Virgin Islands region 4.9 41.9 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 23:45:59 UTC Virgin Islands region 4.7 40.0 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 23:43:06 UTC Central California 2.7 4.2 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 23:22:55 UTC Nevada 1.4 5.2 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 23:13:17 UTC Baja California, Mexico 3.0 10.7 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 23:12:20 UTC Virgin Islands region 4.7 33.7 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 23:12:11 UTC Virgin Islands region 4.2 40.0 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 23:12:09 UTC Virgin Islands region 4.2 56.5 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 23:07:09 UTC Central Alaska 2.2 83.0 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 22:10:32 UTC Halmahera, Indonesia 4.6 134.1 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 22:08:56 UTC Southern Alaska 3.0 193.0 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 21:48:44 UTC Long Valley area, California 2.5 8.0 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 21:16:17 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 2.3 7.9 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 20:07:51 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 107.5 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 18:46:51 UTC southeastern Missouri 1.3 7.7 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 18:35:52 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 2.4 35.8 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 18:31:29 UTC Southern California 2.4 10.1 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 18:28:23 UTC Southern California 1.8 6.8 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 18:28:15 UTC southern Greece 4.6 59.8 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 18:20:03 UTC eastern Turkey 4.6 12.4 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 18:11:41 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.1 11.8 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 18:07:22 UTC Northern California 1.8 1.0 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 18:02:12 UTC Northern California 2.7 2.8 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 16:22:06 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.4 15.9 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 15:35:25 UTC Northern California 1.9 2.1 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 14:56:05 UTC Southern Alaska 2.1 49.5 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 13:51:11 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 3.9 62.5 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 13:40:03 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.9 12.5 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 13:39:17 UTC Southern California 1.9 8.3 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 13:10:59 UTC Central California 2.0 5.8 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 12:52:02 UTC offshore Sucre, Venezuela 5.0 81.9 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 12:32:08 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 2.2 6.9 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 12:31:55 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 1.8 12.4 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 12:28:43 UTC Puerto Rico 2.8 52.3 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 11:20:37 UTC Central California 1.8 2.0 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 11:07:20 UTC Central Alaska 2.2 0.3 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 11:05:37 UTC Southern California 2.4 6.7 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 11:05:06 UTC Southern California 2.7 7.4 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 10:51:00 UTC Southern Alaska 2.4 138.1 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 10:34:53 UTC southern Texas 3.3 5.0 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 10:32:36 UTC Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico 3.1 15.3 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 09:27:49 UTC Baja California, Mexico 1.8 8.6 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 09:19:26 UTC Gulf of Santa Catalina, California 1.8 7.4 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 09:02:14 UTC Northern California 1.7 3.3 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 08:57:12 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 0.4 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 08:41:52 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.8 11.1 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 08:32:06 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.8 12.9 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 08:32:03 UTC Central California 2.0 2.5 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 08:12:14 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.0 17.7 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 08:10:37 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.7 14.0 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 08:10:37 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.7 14.0 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 07:49:35 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 8.0 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 06:51:40 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.0 34.7 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 06:24:25 UTC Mona Passage, Puerto Rico 2.7 10.6 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 05:29:16 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.3 1.4 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 05:15:11 UTC Utah 3.2 15.5 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 05:06:29 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.0 37.0 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 04:44:22 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.3 10.0 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 04:30:52 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.7 13.6 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 04:19:08 UTC Southern Alaska 2.2 43.2 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 04:10:04 UTC Southwest Indian Ridge 5.0 13.5 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 03:30:34 UTC Arkansas 1.7 5.7 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 03:14:37 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 106.7 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 03:14:03 UTC Northern California 2.1 1.4 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 02:22:16 UTC Southern Alaska 2.1 100.2 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 02:18:31 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.0 82.0 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 02:12:11 UTC Central Alaska 2.0 0.0 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 02:12:10 UTC Central Alaska 1.8 10.1 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 02:07:56 UTC Northern California 2.3 12.2 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 01:38:41 UTC Taiwan region 4.8 25.2 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 01:24:30 UTC Alaska Peninsula 3.2 227.4 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 01:18:43 UTC Oklahoma 2.9 5.0 USGS
Saturday November 12 2011, 00:14:47 UTC Southern California 2.4 7.5 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 22:46:21 UTC Portland urban area, Oregon 2.3 29.3 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 22:11:45 UTC offshore Northern California 2.3 9.5 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 21:58:05 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.3 38.9 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 21:20:43 UTC Central California 2.2 5.5 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 21:14:13 UTC Central Alaska 1.6 0.0 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 20:43:30 UTC Baja California, Mexico 1.9 5.6 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 19:53:48 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.3 0.7 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 19:39:50 UTC Nevada 1.3 5.0 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 19:19:15 UTC Oklahoma 2.8 5.9 USGS
(Friday November 11 2011, 19:00:47 UTC New Caledonia 5.2 130.7 USGS)
Friday November 11 2011, 19:00:33 UTC southeast of the Loyalty Islands 5.2 102.2 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 18:52:53 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 37.8 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 18:51:26 UTC Northern California 1.9 30.0 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 18:36:45 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 1.8 0.1 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 17:57:23 UTC eastern Turkey 4.1 26.3 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 17:51:53 UTC western Montana 3.3 2.4 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 17:09:46 UTC Ryukyu Islands, Japan 5.0 108.8 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 16:36:54 UTC Southern Alaska 3.5 82.5 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 16:13:57 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.5 10.0 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 16:06:18 UTC off east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.9 37.9 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 15:02:20 UTC Tonga region 5.6 9.8 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 14:27:04 UTC Central Alaska 2.4 111.0 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 14:01:29 UTC northern Idaho 2.6 13.4 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 13:54:37 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.5 7.3 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 13:35:28 UTC Utah 1.7 1.5 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 12:44:12 UTC off east coast Honshu, Japan 5.0 33.6 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 11:45:25 UTC Central Alaska 2.2 11.2 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 11:41:22 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 2.1 20.6 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 11:39:31 UTC Northern California 2.0 31.0 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 11:34:45 UTC Ryukyu Islands, Japan 4.5 38.5 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 10:46:12 UTC Northern California 2.0 29.7 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 10:30:30 UTC Northern California 2.1 2.1 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 10:19:41 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.0 1.9 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 10:10:23 UTC Izu Islands, Japan region 4.6 41.4 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 10:02:46 UTC off east coast Honshu, Japan 4.4 10.1 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 09:06:18 UTC Baja California, Mexico 3.3 8.1 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 08:52:32 UTC Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia 4.6 64.0 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 08:08:48 UTC Araucania, Chile 5.2 33.8 USGS

Friday November 11 2011, 06:30:00 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 0.4 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 05:29:21 UTC Alaska Peninsula 2.9 10.4 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 05:03:21 UTC Northern California 2.3 29.6 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 01:58:00 UTC Greater Los Angeles area, California 2.5 12.8 USGS
Friday November 11 2011, 00:58:02 UTC Nevada 2.2 6.4 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 23:29:24 UTC Arkansas 2.0 10.4 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 23:22:51 UTC Southern California 2.1 10.4 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 23:04:08 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 2.1 37.8 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 23:02:50 UTC Central California 2.2 6.4 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 22:53:59 UTC Alaska Peninsula 3.1 10.0 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 22:20:31 UTC Alaska Peninsula 2.1 78.7 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 22:17:34 UTC south of the Mariana Islands 5.0 26.9 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 21:56:30 UTC Canada 2.0 37.0 Natural Resources Canada
Thursday November 10 2011, 21:56:30 UTC Puget Sound region, Washington 2.4 22.3 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 21:34:20 UTC Central Alaska 1.8 0.1 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 20:57:25 UTC Puerto Rico region 2.2 8.6 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 20:25:07 UTC Nevada 1.9 1.8 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 17:50:36 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.3 93.0 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 17:39:24 UTC Central Alaska 3.2 122.8 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 17:25:40 UTC Greece 5.2 6.9 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 15:39:34 UTC Northern California 2.0 3.8 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 15:16:19 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.9 8.4 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 14:36:43 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 10.3 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 13:18:52 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.8 9.0 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 13:05:01 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 13.2 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 13:05:01 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 13.2 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 12:49:57 UTC offshore Guatemala 4.5 58.1 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 12:38:54 UTC Virgin Islands region 2.8 42.0 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 12:38:48 UTC Northern California 2.1 3.5 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 12:12:30 UTC Puerto Rico 1.2 13.5 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 12:11:58 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.3 56.0 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 12:10:59 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.0 10.8 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 12:09:31 UTC Virgin Islands region 2.2 61.0 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 12:09:09 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 2.3 40.1 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 12:07:48 UTC Central California 2.4 5.6 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 11:47:44 UTC Northern California 2.1 1.9 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 11:05:55 UTC Central California 2.4 9.3 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 10:18:05 UTC Southern Alaska 2.1 80.8 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 08:36:38 UTC Oklahoma 3.2 4.9 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 07:51:26 UTC southeast of the Loyalty Islands 5.0 99.2 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 07:44:44 UTC Central Alaska 1.8 0.0 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 07:33:10 UTC Alaska Peninsula 2.9 0.1 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 07:28:36 UTC Alaska Peninsula 3.3 0.0 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 07:19:17 UTC Hawaii region, Hawaii 2.3 22.3 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 07:03:20 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 3.3 13.0 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 06:47:07 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.2 0.7 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 06:34:43 UTC eastern Tennessee 2.4 4.9 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 06:34:42 UTC eastern Tennessee 2.4 12.7 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 04:27:45 UTC Utah 4.1 0.1 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 02:34:53 UTC near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia 5.3 30.4 USGS

Thursday November 10 2011, 01:52:16 UTC Southern Alaska 1.9 0.0 USGS
Thursday November 10 2011, 01:47:33 UTC Southern Alaska 2.2 94.5 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 23:17:07 UTC Nevada 2.0 2.7 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 22:38:20 UTC eastern Turkey 4.5 10.1 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 22:01:27 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 2.1 12.0 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 22:01:04 UTC east coast Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia 5.1 51.3 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 21:52:20 UTC south of the Mariana Islands 5.7 9.9 USGS

Wednesday November 9 2011, 21:47:16 UTC Northern California 2.2 2.5 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 21:35:50 UTC Southern Alaska 2.1 29.8 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 21:07:35 UTC Kermadec Islands region 4.8 56.1 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 20:22:40 UTC Sonora, Mexico 3.4 10.0 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 20:18:56 UTC Virgin Islands region 3.8 123.7 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 19:23:35 UTC eastern Turkey 5.7 4.8 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 18:23:02 UTC Northern California 2.0 2.4 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 18:22:59 UTC northern Peru 4.9 43.3 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 16:44:34 UTC Georgia, USA 2.7 5.2 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 16:17:22 UTC Central California 2.1 9.8 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 15:35:30 UTC Southern California 2.0 12.7 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 15:35:03 UTC Southern California 2.1 11.9 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 14:18:55 UTC Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 2.1 47.6 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 13:49:21 UTC Tonga 4.7 10.0 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 13:47:40 UTC Central Alaska 2.6 89.4 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 13:11:09 UTC Alaska Peninsula 3.5 9.9 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 12:35:48 UTC Tennessee 2.5 7.7 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 12:08:36 UTC Oklahoma 3.0 4.9 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 11:39:09 UTC Kodiak Island region, Alaska 2.9 41.4 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 11:23:26 UTC Banda Sea 4.8 440.2 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 11:13:55 UTC Canada 3.2 358.0 Natural Resources Canada
Wednesday November 9 2011, 09:55:38 UTC Southern Alaska 2.8 0.1 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 09:25:15 UTC Central Alaska 2.2 38.2 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 09:07:35 UTC Bismarck Sea 4.9 34.7 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 08:31:34 UTC Canada 3.2 193.0 Natural Resources Canada
Wednesday November 9 2011, 06:42:49 UTC Southern Alaska 2.6 2.9 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 06:40:23 UTC Nevada 4.0 0.0 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 06:15:08 UTC Mona Passage, Puerto Rico 3.0 116.3 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 05:51:50 UTC Southern Alaska 2.2 25.2 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 05:38:38 UTC Central California 2.2 5.8 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 04:59:11 UTC Canada 2.0 83.0 Natural Resources Canada
Wednesday November 9 2011, 03:27:54 UTC Southern Alaska 2.3 0.8 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 03:17:59 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 36.5 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 03:08:18 UTC Southern Alaska 2.6 42.9 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 02:35:33 UTC Salta, Argentina 4.4 200.2 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 02:08:56 UTC Nevada 2.1 0.0 USGS
Wednesday November 9 2011, 01:20:44 UTC northern Iran 4.2 30.0 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 22:54:40 UTC Central California 2.6 2.8 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 22:45:08 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 5.0 35.0 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 22:06:11 UTC Salta, Argentina 4.4 142.6 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 22:05:51 UTC eastern Turkey 5.6 9.4 USGS

Tuesday November 8 2011, 21:33:17 UTC Southern Alaska 2.1 36.7 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 20:56:14 UTC Baja California, Mexico 1.8 6.8 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 20:07:48 UTC Bonin Islands, Japan region 4.9 34.4 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 20:03:46 UTC Arizona 2.2 9.5 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 19:47:27 UTC Northern California 2.0 2.2 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 19:32:44 UTC Northern California 3.0 2.4 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 19:32:37 UTC Northern California 2.8 2.5 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 19:32:37 UTC Northern California 3.1 2.1 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 19:05:17 UTC Oklahoma 3.6 5.1 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 18:27:32 UTC Southern California 3.0 11.1 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 18:18:11 UTC Nevada 2.2 12.5 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 17:18:11 UTC offshore Libertador O’Higgins, Chile 5.3 11.0 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 15:54:32 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.4 7.4 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 15:08:01 UTC Kodiak Island region, Alaska 3.1 5.8 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 14:35:37 UTC eastern Turkey 4.5 6.0 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 14:04:56 UTC Northern California 2.4 3.1 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 13:42:39 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 32.7 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 13:40:30 UTC western Montana 2.5 10.5 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 13:28:24 UTC Canada 2.3 82.0 Natural Resources Canada
Tuesday November 8 2011, 13:09:42 UTC Mount Hood area, Oregon 1.8 7.1 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 12:36:15 UTC south of the Fiji Islands 4.4 498.1 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 12:00:26 UTC Southern Alaska 2.0 31.6 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 11:56:44 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 2.8 9.6 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 10:52:44 UTC Alaska Peninsula 2.1 25.6 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 10:34:11 UTC Mariana Islands region 4.7 231.1 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 10:29:04 UTC Puget Sound region, Washington 2.5 10.3 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 10:17:27 UTC Fiji region 4.1 563.2 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 09:47:18 UTC Southern Alaska 4.0 135.2 USGS

Tuesday November 8 2011, 09:25:19 UTC Southern Alaska 2.2 69.1 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 09:14:09 UTC Canada 3.8 224.0 Natural Resources Canada
Tuesday November 8 2011, 09:11:11 UTC northern East Pacific Rise 4.7 10.1 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 08:36:10 UTC Colima, Mexico 4.2 18.8 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 08:35:00 UTC off east coast Honshu, Japan 5.0 36.1 USGS

Tuesday November 8 2011, 06:49:15 UTC Central Alaska 3.1 11.6 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 06:11:48 UTC Santa Cruz Islands 4.5 186.5 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 06:05:27 UTC Southeastern Alaska 2.3 19.2 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 06:05:26 UTC Canada 2.6 129.0 Natural Resources Canada
Tuesday November 8 2011, 04:52:44 UTC Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 2.4 14.6 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 04:52:42 UTC Northern California 2.2 2.2 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 03:29:37 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 3.6 30.9 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 03:13:53 UTC Izu Islands, Japan region 5.2 35.9 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 03:02:40 UTC Dominican Republic 3.8 93.9 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 02:59:08 UTC northeast of Taiwan 6.8 222.0 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 02:59:06 UTC northeast of Taiwan 6.9 209.5 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 02:59:06 UTC northeast of Taiwan 6.9 209.5 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 02:46:57 UTC Oklahoma 4.7 5.0 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 02:41:52 UTC Savu Sea 5.1 79.8 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 01:37:26 UTC Ryukyu Islands, Japan 4.6 53.1 USGS

Tuesday November 8 2011, 01:36:48 UTC eastern Tennessee 2.0 21.2 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 01:36:48 UTC eastern Tennessee 2.0 21.2 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 00:54:31 UTC Canada 2.0 14.0 Natural Resources Canada
Tuesday November 8 2011, 00:48:09 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.1 10.0 USGS
Tuesday November 8 2011, 00:03:41 UTC Kodiak Island region, Alaska 2.2 52.4 USGS
Monday November 7 2011, 22:54:05 UTC Central California 2.0 14.6 USGS
Monday November 7 2011, 22:35:27 UTC Nicaragua 5.9 183.4 USGS
Monday November 7 2011, 22:14:16 UTC eastern Turkey 4.5 10.0 USGS
Monday November 7 2011, 22:04:28 UTC Bali Sea 4.6 11.7 USGS
Monday November 7 2011, 21:59:46 UTC Kodiak Island region, Alaska 2.8 36.3 USGS
Monday November 7 2011, 21:10:00 UTC Canada 2.0 110.0 Natural Resources Canada
Monday November 7 2011, 19:57:55 UTC Arkansas 2.3 3.8 USGS
Monday November 7 2011, 19:14:05 UTC Central Alaska 2.3 136.6 USGS
Monday November 7 2011, 18:27:32 UTC Northern California 2.6 5.4 USGS
Monday November 7 2011, 16:51:24 UTC Balleny Islands region 5.6 0.1 USGS

Balleny Islands region mag 5.6 quake - GIM 081111

Balleny Islands region mag 5.6 quake - GIM 081111

Quake list follows on from Antarctic volcano season soon page – update:

NZ mag 6.1 quake, Antarctic view - USGS 191111

NZ mag 6.1 quake, Antarctic view - USGS 191111

[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.

[update pix at foot of page] “Told ya so…” Atlantic shocks.. (US “Mineral” town 5.9 + storm Irene)

Latest South Pacific quakes are rocking inner Aotearoa New Zealand. Trace here from the magnitude 7.4 Vanuatu earthquake on Sunday morning, 21Aug2011:

NZ seismographs Vanuatu magnitude 7.4 quake effect - Geonet.org.nz 210811

NZ seismographs Vanuatu magnitude 7.4 quake effect - Geonet.org.nz 210811


That weekend’s Christchurch aftershock swarm built with an otherwise unnoticed magnitude 6.2 Fiji region quake, that preceded Japan’s 7.8 by an hour and a half on Friday afternoon NZST. Latest stats to watch and Be Very Wary of (magnitude + km depth shown):

Tuesday August 30 2011, 08:20:52 UTC Vanuatu 4.9 11.6
Tuesday August 30 2011, 07:19:18 UTC offshore Northern California 2.9 6.7
Tuesday August 30 2011, 07:02:26 UTC Southern Alaska 3.0 200.9
Tuesday August 30 2011, 06:57:41 UTC Banda Sea 6.8 465.0
Tuesday August 30 2011, 04:20:24 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 9.9
Tuesday August 30 2011, 03:48:28 UTC Virginia 2.6 8.5
Tuesday August 30 2011, 02:51:47 UTC Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.2 123.4
Tuesday August 30 2011, 02:42:07 UTC Volcano Islands, Japan region 4.6 583.4
Tuesday August 30 2011, 02:32:42 UTC Washington 2.2 2.5
Tuesday August 30 2011, 02:16:02 UTC Catamarca, Argentina 4.7 123.8
Monday August 29 2011, 23:39:50 UTC Virginia 2.2 6.0
Monday August 29 2011, 21:39:28 UTC Kepulauan Mentawai region, Indonesia 4.6 21.0
Monday August 29 2011, 18:57:39 UTC Vanuatu 5.6 204.2
Monday August 29 2011, 17:53:02 UTC Washington 1.8 5.0
Monday August 29 2011, 16:37:06 UTC central Peru 4.2 173.0
Monday August 29 2011, 16:28:39 UTC Seattle-Tacoma urban area, Washington 1.1 0.0
Monday August 29 2011, 15:28:33 UTC Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines 4.7 605.7
Monday August 29 2011, 14:19:58 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.8 10.0
Monday August 29 2011, 13:00:41 UTC Central Alaska 3.0 10.1
Monday August 29 2011, 11:31:04 UTC Bismarck Sea 4.7 35.2
Monday August 29 2011, 09:48:50 UTC southeastern Missouri 2.4 0.1
Monday August 29 2011, 08:55:16 UTC south of Alaska 3.8 12.1
Monday August 29 2011, 08:26:44 UTC southeastern Missouri 2.1 8.5
Monday August 29 2011, 08:06:51 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.7 29.4
Monday August 29 2011, 08:04:07 UTC Northern California 2.4 5.7
Monday August 29 2011, 08:03:49 UTC Admiralty Islands region, Papua New Guinea 4.9 8.3
Monday August 29 2011, 07:01:01 UTC Washington 1.3 16.6
Monday August 29 2011, 06:12:25 UTC Nevada 2.4 0.0
Monday August 29 2011, 05:03:44 UTC Oregon 1.8 17.6
Monday August 29 2011, 04:19:26 UTC Virginia 2.2 4.2
Monday August 29 2011, 04:15:11 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.0 8.5
Monday August 29 2011, 03:16:50 UTC Virginia 2.7 4.2
Monday August 29 2011, 03:15:21 UTC Virginia 2.0 4.1
Monday August 29 2011, 02:18:01 UTC Gulf of Alaska 4.3 0.9
Monday August 29 2011, 01:23:27 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.0 44.7
Monday August 29 2011, 01:08:55 UTC south of the Kermadec Islands 4.9 37.5
Monday August 29 2011, 01:06:36 UTC Virginia 2.3 4.6
Sunday August 28 2011, 23:00:53 UTC Southern Alaska 3.6 54.0
Sunday August 28 2011, 22:57:31 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 6.8
Sunday August 28 2011, 22:07:31 UTC Vanuatu 4.5 147.6
Sunday August 28 2011, 21:32:36 UTC Southern Alaska 3.3 112.3
Sunday August 28 2011, 20:18:05 UTC Virginia 2.2 6.7
Sunday August 28 2011, 19:25:02 UTC Colorado 2.7 5.0
Sunday August 28 2011, 18:25:07 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 11.7
Sunday August 28 2011, 17:04:58 UTC Central California 2.9 6.9
Sunday August 28 2011, 16:18:24 UTC Central Alaska 3.1 0.9
Sunday August 28 2011, 16:02:36 UTC Dominican Republic region 3.3 110.4
Sunday August 28 2011, 12:09:54 UTC Molucca Sea 4.9 75.0
Sunday August 28 2011, 10:10:19 UTC southern East Pacific Rise 5.3 10.1
Sunday August 28 2011, 09:20:20 UTC New York 2.0 23.7
Sunday August 28 2011, 08:39:20 UTC New York 1.8 23.0
Sunday August 28 2011, 05:50:03 UTC Nevada 1.5 14.7
Sunday August 28 2011, 04:30:32 UTC offshore Valparaiso, Chile 5.2 11.9
Sunday August 28 2011, 04:24:36 UTC Santa Cruz Islands 4.9 240.6
Sunday August 28 2011, 03:03:22 UTC Central California 3.0 5.6
Sunday August 28 2011, 00:52:04 UTC Kyushu, Japan 4.9 46.2
Sunday August 28 2011, 00:44:52 UTC offshore Jalisco, Mexico 4.2 35.0
Sunday August 28 2011, 00:03:40 UTC northern Alaska 3.6 0.0
Saturday August 27 2011, 23:21:55 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.0 45.8
Saturday August 27 2011, 23:16:37 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.2 70.4
Saturday August 27 2011, 22:08:10 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.0 3.2
Saturday August 27 2011, 21:32:03 UTC Seattle-Tacoma urban area, Washington 2.8 25.0
Saturday August 27 2011, 20:31:53 UTC south of the Fiji Islands 5.5 503.7
Saturday August 27 2011, 20:14:20 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 10.7
Saturday August 27 2011, 19:39:14 UTC Vanuatu region 4.7 15.0
Saturday August 27 2011, 19:15:31 UTC Mariana Islands region 4.9 140.1
Saturday August 27 2011, 16:42:48 UTC Central California 3.0 4.9
Saturday August 27 2011, 16:15:26 UTC Aruba region 4.6 20.5
Saturday August 27 2011, 15:49:59 UTC Ryukyu Islands, Japan 4.6 47.7
Saturday August 27 2011, 14:48:30 UTC Chiapas, Mexico 4.3 153.2
Saturday August 27 2011, 14:38:40 UTC New York 2.9 22.2
Saturday August 27 2011, 14:29:30 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.9 56.1
Saturday August 27 2011, 14:07:38 UTC Kepulauan Mentawai region, Indonesia 4.7 21.4
Saturday August 27 2011, 12:07:35 UTC Vanuatu 5.2 53.0
Saturday August 27 2011, 11:28:06 UTC Guatemala 4.8 17.5
Saturday August 27 2011, 10:43:14 UTC Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.0 43.9
Saturday August 27 2011, 10:36:52 UTC Fiji region 5.1 35.0
Saturday August 27 2011, 10:29:47 UTC central Mongolia 5.4 14.3
Saturday August 27 2011, 10:26:09 UTC Nevada 1.5 8.5
Saturday August 27 2011, 10:03:04 UTC western Montana 1.6 15.9
Saturday August 27 2011, 09:42:19 UTC Fiji region 5.1 34.3
Saturday August 27 2011, 09:23:42 UTC Coquimbo, Chile 4.8 64.6
Saturday August 27 2011, 09:11:41 UTC Izu Islands, Japan region 4.5 162.5
Saturday August 27 2011, 09:02:29 UTC Virginia 2.0 0.1
Saturday August 27 2011, 08:19:03 UTC Central California 3.3 7.3
Saturday August 27 2011, 08:04:58 UTC Vanuatu region 4.5 13.8
Saturday August 27 2011, 08:00:10 UTC South Sandwich Islands region 4.8 34.5
Saturday August 27 2011, 07:39:33 UTC New York 1.7 21.1
Saturday August 27 2011, 07:21:59 UTC Central California 3.6 5.2
Saturday August 27 2011, 07:18:21 UTC Central California 4.6 7.6
Saturday August 27 2011, 06:36:53 UTC offshore Northern California 2.8 18.6
Saturday August 27 2011, 06:25:42 UTC southern Quebec, Canada 3.0 12.8
Saturday August 27 2011, 06:25:41 UTC southern Quebec, Canada 2.8 10.0
Saturday August 27 2011, 04:41:33 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 7.5
Saturday August 27 2011, 04:41:16 UTC Mariana Islands region 4.9 88.1
Saturday August 27 2011, 02:56:04 UTC southern Iran 4.4 34.7
Saturday August 27 2011, 00:16:40 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.8 40.9
Friday August 26 2011, 22:17:46 UTC Mariana Islands region 5.2 82.6
Friday August 26 2011, 22:01:55 UTC Vanuatu 4.8 20.4
Friday August 26 2011, 21:20:31 UTC northern Alaska 3.5 6.1
Friday August 26 2011, 21:00:07 UTC Jujuy, Argentina 4.6 182.6
Friday August 26 2011, 20:57:05 UTC Kuril Islands 4.8 64.2
Friday August 26 2011, 20:32:40 UTC Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan 5.4 199.1
Friday August 26 2011, 20:18:45 UTC Central Alaska 3.5 12.6
Friday August 26 2011, 18:25:23 UTC Mount St. Helens area, Washington 2.4 3.2
Friday August 26 2011, 16:43:55 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 40.8
Friday August 26 2011, 15:43:09 UTC Tonga 4.5 126.0
Friday August 26 2011, 14:39:14 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.7 26.7
Friday August 26 2011, 13:41:11 UTC Hawaii region, Hawaii 1.7 0.0
Friday August 26 2011, 11:39:57 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.2 9.3
Friday August 26 2011, 11:36:26 UTC Vanuatu 5.1 87.7
Friday August 26 2011, 09:56:31 UTC Colorado 2.3 5.0
Friday August 26 2011, 08:55:31 UTC southern Xinjiang, China 4.9 14.7
Friday August 26 2011, 07:47:12 UTC Guam region 5.2 126.6
Friday August 26 2011, 07:41:22 UTC South Sandwich Islands region 5.1 124.0
Friday August 26 2011, 05:59:37 UTC New York 1.7 20.0
Friday August 26 2011, 05:39:07 UTC Banda Sea 4.6 150.6
Friday August 26 2011, 04:55:20 UTC New York 2.2 22.9
Friday August 26 2011, 04:45:51 UTC Kodiak Island region, Alaska 3.8 11.9
Friday August 26 2011, 04:02:41 UTC south of Alaska 3.6 13.2
Friday August 26 2011, 03:27:29 UTC western Montana 1.7 14.3
Friday August 26 2011, 02:23:20 UTC southeastern Missouri 1.6 8.9
Friday August 26 2011, 01:59:55 UTC Baja California, Mexico 2.9 6.0
Friday August 26 2011, 00:00:31 UTC Gulf of Santa Catalina, California 2.0 2.1
Thursday August 25 2011, 23:40:56 UTC Virginia 2.6 4.9
Thursday August 25 2011, 21:28:52 UTC western Montana 2.9 14.0
Thursday August 25 2011, 20:34:36 UTC Colorado 2.5 2.7
Thursday August 25 2011, 19:26:09 UTC Central California 2.6 6.6
Thursday August 25 2011, 19:13:58 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.0 35.0
Thursday August 25 2011, 18:21:37 UTC Vanuatu 5.3 42.8
Thursday August 25 2011, 18:17:35 UTC Central California 3.2 7.3
Thursday August 25 2011, 17:51:23 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 41.2
Thursday August 25 2011, 16:18:30 UTC Vanuatu 5.0 25.3
Thursday August 25 2011, 16:16:31 UTC Vanuatu 5.0 27.8
Thursday August 25 2011, 16:02:16 UTC Kuril Islands 5.1 105.9
Thursday August 25 2011, 15:31:11 UTC Vanuatu 5.2 26.3
Thursday August 25 2011, 15:27:47 UTC Virginia 2.4 0.1
Thursday August 25 2011, 15:16:14 UTC Vanuatu 5.2 33.2
Thursday August 25 2011, 14:23:45 UTC Vanuatu 5.1 33.4
Thursday August 25 2011, 14:09:42 UTC Channel Islands region, California 2.5 10.0
Thursday August 25 2011, 13:43:18 UTC Hawaii region, Hawaii 2.9 7.0
Thursday August 25 2011, 13:13:32 UTC New York 2.8 18.5
Thursday August 25 2011, 13:13:30 UTC Canada 3.0 0.0
Thursday August 25 2011, 11:03:47 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.0 6.9
Thursday August 25 2011, 10:39:55 UTC Vanuatu 5.8 124.5
Thursday August 25 2011, 08:36:04 UTC south of the Fiji Islands 4.7 586.9
Thursday August 25 2011, 08:32:18 UTC Puerto Rico region 3.3 9.1
Thursday August 25 2011, 06:37:31 UTC Virginia 2.3 0.1
Thursday August 25 2011, 05:59:13 UTC West Virginia 2.7 12.9
Thursday August 25 2011, 05:07:51 UTC Virginia 4.5 6.0
Thursday August 25 2011, 05:07:50 UTC Virginia 4.5 5.0
Thursday August 25 2011, 04:06:47 UTC Virginia 2.5 0.1
Thursday August 25 2011, 03:44:41 UTC Colorado 3.2 7.4
Thursday August 25 2011, 03:17:32 UTC Palau region 5.1 10.1
Thursday August 25 2011, 03:10:08 UTC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 4.4 56.5
Thursday August 25 2011, 02:17:22 UTC Panay, Philippines 4.9 70.1
Thursday August 25 2011, 02:14:53 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.9 39.2
Thursday August 25 2011, 01:08:01 UTC South Sandwich Islands region 5.1 57.7
Wednesday August 24 2011, 23:06:16 UTC Vanuatu 6.2 10.1
Wednesday August 24 2011, 19:50:43 UTC Hawaii region, Hawaii 1.9 15.5
Wednesday August 24 2011, 19:41:14 UTC Tonga 5.1 112.6
Wednesday August 24 2011, 18:16:51 UTC northern Peru 5.3 128.5
Wednesday August 24 2011, 17:58:15 UTC Hawaii region, Hawaii 2.3 10.9
Wednesday August 24 2011, 17:46:11 UTC northern Peru 7.0 145.1
Wednesday August 24 2011, 17:14:32 UTC Canada 3.5 46.0
Wednesday August 24 2011, 16:57:44 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 3.5 9.2
Wednesday August 24 2011, 16:22:30 UTC Ryukyu Islands, Japan 5.0 49.2
Wednesday August 24 2011, 15:47:25 UTC eastern Turkey 4.4 2.9
Wednesday August 24 2011, 15:39:27 UTC offshore Jalisco, Mexico 4.3 60.7
Wednesday August 24 2011, 14:57:06 UTC Alaska Peninsula 3.3 90.8
Wednesday August 24 2011, 14:12:41 UTC Fiji region 4.7 512.8
Wednesday August 24 2011, 13:06:42 UTC Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan 4.8 117.5
Wednesday August 24 2011, 12:05:22 UTC Solomon Islands 5.2 10.0
Wednesday August 24 2011, 11:59:51 UTC Central California 4.2 10.0
Wednesday August 24 2011, 10:47:31 UTC Norwegian Sea 4.6 9.5
Wednesday August 24 2011, 09:32:10 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 2.6
Wednesday August 24 2011, 09:10:14 UTC Norwegian Sea 4.6 10.0
Wednesday August 24 2011, 08:16:01 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.7 7.5
Wednesday August 24 2011, 08:08:16 UTC Norwegian Sea 5.4 11.1
Wednesday August 24 2011, 07:15:57 UTC Colorado 3.0 5.0
Wednesday August 24 2011, 06:41:53 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 2.3 8.4
Wednesday August 24 2011, 06:36:54 UTC San Francisco Bay area, California 3.6 9.1
Wednesday August 24 2011, 05:07:51 UTC Colorado 2.9 5.0
Wednesday August 24 2011, 04:45:26 UTC Virginia 3.4 4.9 Detail
Wednesday August 24 2011, 02:40:39 UTC Colorado 2.6 5.0
Wednesday August 24 2011, 00:04:36 UTC Virginia 4.2 7.8
Tuesday August 23 2011, 23:32:54 UTC off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.6 20.1
Tuesday August 23 2011, 19:53:30 UTC Fiji region 5.0 198.6
Tuesday August 23 2011, 19:29:52 UTC eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea 5.2 30.8
Tuesday August 23 2011, 19:20:26 UTC Virginia 2.2 0.1
Tuesday August 23 2011, 19:01:51 UTC Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia 4.8 44.9
Tuesday August 23 2011, 17:51:04 UTC Virginia 5.9 0.1
Tuesday August 23 2011, 17:51:03 UTC Virginia 5.8 6.0
Tuesday August 23 2011, 15:54:25 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.8 35.2
Tuesday August 23 2011, 14:28:55 UTC Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan 4.8 75.0
Tuesday August 23 2011, 09:37:57 UTC Colorado 3.2 5.0
Tuesday August 23 2011, 09:32:22 UTC Colorado 2.5 5.0
Tuesday August 23 2011, 07:17:58 UTC Colorado 3.8 4.8
Tuesday August 23 2011, 07:01:35 UTC Colorado 3.2 5.0
Tuesday August 23 2011, 06:56:59 UTC Colorado 3.5 5.0
Tuesday August 23 2011, 06:04:56 UTC Hokkaido, Japan region 4.8 45.6
Tuesday August 23 2011, 05:46:19 UTC Colorado 5.3 4.0
Tuesday August 23 2011, 04:56:52 UTC near the coast of Yemen 4.9 10.1
Tuesday August 23 2011, 03:55:57 UTC Guatemala 4.4 21.6
Tuesday August 23 2011, 03:20:01 UTC South Sandwich Islands region 4.9 110.1

Tuesday 2011/08/23 02:48:52 COLORADO 3.0 5.0
Tuesday 2011/08/23 00:41:14 SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS 4.6 519.8
Monday 2011/08/22 23:30:20 COLORADO 4.6 5.0
Monday 2011/08/22 22:24:53 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA 4.6 57.4
Monday 2011/08/22 22:18:50 FIJI REGION 5.0 629.6
Monday 2011/08/22 17:39:38 VANUATU 5.0 37.1
Monday 2011/08/22 16:02:08 FIJI REGION 4.6 628.5

Monday 2011/08/22 14:55:32 KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA 4.9 162.0
Monday 2011/08/22 13:52:34 COLORADO 2.9 5.0
Monday 2011/08/22 13:50:41 HAWAII REGION, HAWAII 2.8 16.7

Monday August 22 2011, 11:31:16 UTC Kodiak Island region, Alaska 4.2 1.0
Monday August 22 2011, 11:23:38 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 5.9 34.5
Monday August 22 2011, 11:21:24 UTC Kodiak Island region, Alaska 3.4 40.1
Monday August 22 2011, 09:55:11 UTC Vanuatu 4.8 36.8
Monday August 22 2011, 09:38:37 UTC Kermadec Islands region 5.5 6.5

Monday August 22 2011, 08:36:22 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.7 71.3
Monday August 22 2011, 06:04:57 UTC Vanuatu 5.8 34.9
Monday August 22 2011, 03:14:52 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.9 8.2
Monday August 22 2011, 02:52:34 UTC Vanuatu 5.0 66.9
Monday August 22 2011, 00:07:09 UTC Hokkaido, Japan region 4.7 32.3
Sunday August 21 2011, 21:39:58 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.5 54.2
Sunday August 21 2011, 21:14:05 UTC off the west coast of northern Sumatra 5.0 39.0
Sunday August 21 2011, 16:54:21 UTC Java, Indonesia 4.8 78.9
Sunday August 21 2011, 16:53:47 UTC Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 2.1 11.2
Sunday August 21 2011, 16:15:05 UTC northern Alaska 3.7 9.0
Sunday August 21 2011, 14:29:30 UTC Flores region, Indonesia 4.4 207.3
Sunday August 21 2011, 13:04:08 UTC New Britain region, Papua New Guinea 5.8 40.0
Sunday August 21 2011, 12:38:53 UTC South Sandwich Islands region 5.6 127.7

Sunday August 21 2011, 10:24:52 UTC Hawaii region, Hawaii 1.8 5.2
Sunday August 21 2011, 09:03:49 UTC Vanuatu 4.9 35.2
Sunday August 21 2011, 08:18:15 UTC off the west coast of northern Sumatra 5.3 35.1
Sunday August 21 2011, 06:52:31 UTC Alaska Peninsula 3.4 101.5
Sunday August 21 2011, 06:45:27 UTC Ceram Sea, Indonesia 4.8 35.4
Sunday August 21 2011, 06:14:19 UTC southern Greece 4.3 122.2
Sunday August 21 2011, 05:09:25 UTC offshore Atacama, Chile 4.6 25.7
Sunday August 21 2011, 04:44:05 UTC Solomon Islands 5.0 125.5
Sunday August 21 2011, 03:20:23 UTC Fiji region 4.3 487.4

Sunday August 21 2011, 02:31:43 UTC Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia 4.5 4.2
Sunday August 21 2011, 02:22:47 UTC Central California 3.3 2.5
Sunday August 21 2011, 02:09:16 UTC Vanuatu 5.2 35.7
Sunday August 21 2011, 01:24:13 UTC Vanuatu 5.2 32.9
Sunday August 21 2011, 00:23:39 UTC Vanuatu 5.6 28.8
Sunday August 21 2011, 00:09:22 UTC Vanuatu 5.0 16.2

Saturday August 20 2011, 22:58:42 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 5.0 52.2
Saturday August 20 2011, 21:38:23 UTC Vanuatu 5.0 53.8
Saturday August 20 2011, 20:24:38 UTC south of Java, Indonesia 4.6 30.6
Saturday August 20 2011, 20:13:41 UTC Vanuatu 4.9 48.9
Saturday August 20 2011, 19:37:22 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 4.8 35.4
Saturday August 20 2011, 19:23:06 UTC Vanuatu 5.0 60.4
Saturday August 20 2011, 18:19:27 UTC Vanuatu 7.4 36.0
Saturday August 20 2011, 18:19:24 UTC 2 hours ago Vanuatu 7.0 28.5
Saturday August 20 2011, 18:02:00 UTC 3 hours ago Vanuatu 5.2 35.3
Saturday August 20 2011, 17:44:27 UTC 3 hours ago Vanuatu 5.1 9.5

Saturday August 20 2011, 17:39:37 UTC 3 hours ago Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 1.8 8.5
Saturday August 20 2011, 17:28:52 UTC 3 hours ago Fiji region 4.8 371.2
Saturday August 20 2011, 17:13:07 UTC 3 hours ago Vanuatu 5.9 37.3
Saturday August 20 2011, 17:11:35 UTC 3 hours ago Vanuatu 5.6 40.9
Saturday August 20 2011, 17:08:36 UTC 3 hours ago Kermadec Islands region 5.0 227.9
Saturday August 20 2011, 16:55:02 UTC 4 hours ago Vanuatu 7.1 40.6

Saturday August 20 2011, 10:27:16 UTC Fiji region 5.1 2.6
Saturday August 20 2011, 10:08:18 UTC Fiji region 4.6 611.1
Saturday August 20 2011, 09:50:18 UTC Vanuatu 5.1 35.1
Saturday August 20 2011, 01:25:03 UTC Tonga region 5.2 34.2
Friday August 19 2011, 19:10:11 UTC Japan region 5.1 311.6
Friday August 19 2011, 05:36:32 UTC near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 6.5 39.1
Friday August 19 2011, 04:51:03 UTC eastern Honshu, Japan 4.6 32.7
Friday August 19 2011, 03:54:27 UTC Fiji region 6.2 413.2

This significant-quake listing follows on from my earlier Hikurangi update ~ Tokoroa 4.6 page, and is followed by Mag 6.8 quake near Timor-Leste shakes NZ.

Update 27Aug2011: Yet more unlisted deep quakes (left and right three strikes here, around Magnitude 3.5, Saturday, August 27 2011 at 7:49 am (NZST), 10 km south-west of Christchurch clutch) from NZ seismograph drums:

Another unlisted deep quake, NZ seismograph drums - GNS 270811

Another unlisted deep quake, NZ seismograph drums - GNS 270811

31Aug11 update: page succeeded by Mag 6.8 quake near Timor-Leste shakes NZ

N.B. Early Earthquake Warning System in iOS 5 for Japanese Users macrumors.com 21 Aug 2011

recent Quakes NZ - GNS 050711

recent Quakes NZ - GNS 050711

From bad to worse – this is the decaying governance of a once-promising, world-leading country: “Aotearoa” New Zealand. It can offer fair promise again, once we learn from history and reverse the current rotten slide back into feudalism.

Crony capitalism, with political correctness hiding Maaori corporate corruption, has reached the end of any useful life it could never have. Behind the CERA-closed doors, democracy is sold out to deadly private profiteering: e.g. ‘Bizarre’ delay in Christchurch heating programme.

It is no coincidence that record Papatuanuku / Earth “kick-back” – in terms of angry seismic / storm destruction – matches the same traded in high places, from sale of raw environmental quality: mauri roa.

Viz: In resource consent terms, the “applicant” has an entirely separate role from the “decision-maker / panel”, under the Resource Management Act 1991/2004. Any connection between the two roles must be declared at the outset, to maintain public confidence in the legitimacy of the governing process – under “conflict of interest” rules. So when the National-ACT-Maaori-United Future Party (NACT) coalition government ignores that democratic norm, they drag New Zealand backward in time, to when aristocratic overlords held rough and ready power over all things including people – a situation we hypocritically “deplore” overseas.

recent Quakes NZ - GNS 250711

recent Quakes NZ - GNS 250711

The political tussle between factions of Te Rununga o Ngai Tahu (TRoNT) are well-known, with chairman Mark Solomon having fended off repeat contenders. But this internal democratic history bears no relation to TRoNT’s responsibility for some of the same to the wider community. We they ignore with contempt, for improper corporate advantage.

It is said that the commercial twin to TRoNT governance – Ngai Tahu Holdings Corporation Limited (NTHC) – struggles constantly with TRONT to assert where real material power resides, to maximise Iwi profitability. But that contest is even poorer substitute for Ngai Tahu’s responsibility to the rest of Aotearoa-NZ, in democratic terms; unless moving backwards, into raw tribal brutalism, is acceptable, that is. It may be an efficiency for capital accumulation, in the same way that feudal overloads ran roughshod over all in their way historically, but this is not progress.

The Iwi corporates have no place being “appointed” to the RMA decision-making of sound regional governance – on matters they have massive pecuniary interest in – under any treaty. The fact that they have been just exposes the hidden, self-interested public-asset plunder that John Key’s cabinet does sanction every day.

In the outside world, this behaviour is known as “white-collar crime”, and is sometimes (weakly) prosecuted – no coincidence there, either:

Law-maker ethics?

~ JUSTICE, BE DONE!

The NACT-TRoNT/NTHL preferred investment partners at work this week: China caught burying crashed train cars and the truth? Ref. Ngai Tahu reject flag as ‘trouble’ “will not fly the controversial tino rangatiratanga flag during Waitangi Day celebrations.. United Tribes flag was significant for Maori. ‘It is quite important because it recognised our capacity to trade overseas and recognised our independence'” [So why has a regional governance role at ECan been seized, on top of and in direct ethical conflict with that growing trading role?] 05/02/2010; Big dairy plans for Ngai Tahu 6 Jan 2011; Ngai Tahu investment arm to acquire Agria stake “South Island tribe Ngai Tahu’s investment arm is buying a 7 per cent stake in the Chinese company taking over PGG Wrightson” 18/04/2011; Ngai Tahu dapples in dairy farming “longevity of three pilot dairy farms owned by the South Island’s largest iwi is hanging in the balance due to its sustainability goals” 16 Jun 2011; Ngai Tahu sees potential in PGGW parent holding “iwi-based group was pushing ahead with plans to develop dairy farms out of forestry land in Canterbury. Agria would be a significant partner and give Ngai Tahu better links into China” 29/06/2011; Ngai Tahu’s legacy set to grow “Solomon is now keen Ngai Tahu puts its money into large infrastructure projects like irrigation schemes and power generation ventures. If a National government opens up state-owned enterprises for sale, Ngai Tahu will be first in line.. treaty settlements as a way of buying back some of the mana of government, the rightful position that was lost over the past 170 years, perhaps” 03/07/2011; Ngai Tahu Shareholders “The tribe has a very skilled and sophisticated communications unit initially set up with the purpose of in forming tribal members and the general public about Ngai Tahu activities;.. Unfortunately the skills have been captured by TRoNT executive management and used to “spin” what they think people should know”.

… An electoral fight-back please, while we still can.

“Divine judgement” of “Godzone” draws nigh: crowe.co.nz/QuakeEnergy is coming due.

Earth revulsion today, at abuse with the area name “Balmoral”?

Balmoral magnitude 3.1 quake - Crowe.co.nz 250711

Balmoral magnitude 3.1 quake - Crowe.co.nz 250711

Climate change evidence ‘undeniable’ and Fears raised over ‘fracking’: We have been warned.

“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!

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

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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