Tag Archive: Australia


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New Zealand PM John Key visits Australia

New Zealand PM John Key visits Australia

Tony Marryatt (executive abuse of power) controversy. Arrest John Key for a democratic hearing.

criminal trial of four Lombard Finance directors, 2011-2012

criminal trial of four Lombard Finance directors, 2011-2012


John Key continues the fine tradition of National Party baddies. At left in the dock here is former justice minister Sir Douglas Graham, as
Closing arguments begin in Lombard case, 31/01/2012. Ref. The Curiously Lingering Lombard Prosecution, Jock Anderson.

Occupy Auckland aerial view Aotea Square - NZ Herald Nov11

Occupy Auckland aerial view Aotea Square - NZ Herald Nov11

Central government and local councils need to prepare for mounting social crises and homelessness – as protested by the Occupy movement globally – by sourcing land for semi-permanent homeless and jobless encampments: there is nowhere to hide when the decades of increased exploitation and immiseration finally bear fruit. The results are already apparent, and here to stay: Occupy Auckland issued with trespass notice + Occupy Philadelphia protesters stay put despite deadline “encampment also attracted significant numbers of homeless, although the plaza had long been frequented by that population even before the camp sprang up” nzherald.co.nz 28 Nov 2011 + Should the ‘Occupy’ protesters be forcibly removed? opinions 29 Nov 2011 + Auckland Council’s court attempt fails to force protesters from Aotea Square “application for a permanent injunction will be heard at Auckland District Court next week. Earlier, during a lively hearing, council representative Ross Burns said the occupation was causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage to the public space, including causing grass to die and threatening nearby trees” 30 Nov 2011 etc + Legal tips aid Occupy’s protest cause “lawyers advising them on trespass notices and the Bill of Rights.. courts.. the only reasonable option”? 01 Dec 2011

Let society make the most of the self-determining energy and good intent manifest in the global and nationwide Occupy camps: release land resource held inequitably by far too few (the banker 1%). Rehouse recent earthquake victims also, with the same kind of overdue justice and support.

Update 07 Dec 2011 – this theme has gained momentum overseas:
Anti-Wall Street protesters target foreclosures “..seeking a new focus as cities across the country shut down two-month old Occupy encampments, launched a new wave of activism today by rallying around homeowners as they try to resist evictions from foreclosed homes. Protesters gathered outside a home in a depressed San Francisco neighborhood, while in nearby Oakland they took over a vacant bank-owned property and offered it as shelter to homeless people.. The shift came after authorities in many US cities, often citing health and safety conditions, moved to dismantle protest camps.. part of a national kick-off for a new frontier for the Occupy movement: the liberation of vacant bank-owned homes for those in need, and the defense of families under threat of foreclosure and eviction.. called for a moratorium on foreclosures in California and a reduction of all mortgages to the current market values of the homes” TVNZ Reuters

Update 14 Dec 2011 – Parker: ‘Vacate or be moved’ Christchurch Mail, pp 1-2, 10.

Update 24 Dec 2011 – Occupy protesters may be forcibly removed “Some protesters recently left the Wellington camp, claiming the remaining protesters were mostly homeless “streeties”, illegal overstayers and “reformed crims” looking for free food and somewhere to sleep” Fairfax NZ News + An ode to camping at Occupy Wellington Anne Russell 20 Dec 2011

Previous commentary: Occupy ~ what and why and Occupy left, right?

350 Otautahi – Sustainable Canterbury mauriroawaitaha.wordpress.com/climate-change mitigation action – 24-09-2011 commuter rail workshop – 3pm-5pm at WEA, 59 Gloucester Street, Christchurch.

~ a 350-Otautahi 2009 team update workshop:
How to effect change in local government in support of cyclists and emission reductions more substantially.

~ Is the smart “350” cause/brand being dumbed down and diluted into a minority matter of consumer choice? Come help build real lasting change.

~ “350” parts per million of atmospheric carbon is the goal – to stabilise Earth climate – and how we get there demands innovation. “Moving Planet” mobilisation is one means, but are there others? Workshop on empowerment vs major emissions sources, 3pm @WEA 24.09.2011.

~ Consumers, you are victims, not the cause – tax/costs up, quality of life down – TO ACTION!

~ Another magnitude 4+ aftershock earthqauke has heralded Moving-Planet day here in Otautahi: stop them?

~ Come help build a Sustainable Canterbury: Moving-Planet.org/events/NZ/Christchurch

Cashmere 7.01am mag 4.0 quake - GNS GeoNet 240911

Cashmere 7.01am mag 4.0 quake - GNS GeoNet 240911

[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

8:50am. The stream of recent north and east Australia Plate boundary earthquakes continues, with this morning’s of a higher magnitude affecting New Zealand:

NZ seismograph drums - GNS 030811

NZ seismograph drums - GNS 030811


Source: GeoNet. Note the numerous local aftershakes quickly triggered across north and central NZ.

This seismic shunting of Aotearoa-NZ was from a magnitude 5.4 subduction slab quake, deep to our north:

Tonga Trench ridge magnitude 5.4 quake - GIM 030811

Tonga Trench ridge magnitude 5.4 quake - GIM 030811

Its effect in Waikato was pronounced:

Waikato seismograph, post Tonga-region 5.4 quake - GNS 030811

Waikato seismograph, post Tonga-region 5.4 quake - GNS 030811

..connecting with Mount Ruapehu:
Ruapehu volcano seismograph - GNS 030811

Ruapehu volcano seismograph - GNS 030811

The impact on Canterbury seismographs was also pronounced, with all? local drums recording the deep Tonga Trench 5.4 quake (at the 1.5-hour-ago mark, bottom left corner) here:

Canterbury seismograph drums, Tonga Trench 5.4 - GNS 030811

Canterbury seismograph drums, Tonga Trench 5.4 - GNS 030811


Note especially how the critical Inchbonnie (Alpine fault) drum has been so busy over the past 48 hours that it appears to have been driven off-line – OUT OF SERVICE !!!

The same, quite strangely, could recently be said of the seismographs far to New Zealand’s south:

Mt Erebus volcano MAC seismograph - MEVO 310711

Mt Erebus volcano MAC seismograph - MEVO 310711


Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory MAC Seismic Activity – did the data transmission batteries run down, lacking solar power in winter, or have dramatic earthquakes upset this equipment and its seismic records?
Note parallel regional quake activity (magnitude + depth):
Sunday July 31 2011, 23:38:57 UTC near the north coast of Papua New Guinea 6.8 16.8
Sunday July 31 2011, 14:34:50 UTC Vanuatu region 6.2 23.1

NZ recent quakes - GNS 030811

NZ recent quakes - GNS 030811

New Zealand’s central North Island, south-west to north-east, active subduction zone is properly lit up by recent quakes.

It is just a matter of time until our next catastrophic earthquake.

Are You Prepared?

Recent big Pacific Ocean quake records in Kermadec collision cont’d

drawn from quakes.globalincidentmap.com:

TongaTrench 5.4 and Kermadec 4.7 magnitude quakes - GIM 030811

TongaTrench 5.4 and Kermadec 4.7 magnitude quakes - GIM 030811


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11:20am Update: So GNS have fixed Inchbonnie seismograph now. ‘Better’ thanks (:
Inchbonnie seismograph, Tonga Trench 5.4 - GNS 030811

Inchbonnie seismograph, Tonga Trench 5.4 - GNS 030811

Note, MEVO Scott Base Antarctic seismograph fault-initiating? regional quake activity (magnitude + depth):
Friday July 29 2011, 07:42:23 UTC south of the Fiji Islands 6.7 521.7 [Tonga Trench five days ago]

Mt Erebus volcano, Tonga Trench mag 6.2 quake before technical failure - MEVO 290711

Mt Erebus volcano, Tonga Trench mag 6.7 quake before technical failure - MEVO 290711

See too mickey mouse NZ govt geology 18/07/2011.

Te Anau magnitude 4.7 quake - GNS 210711

Te Anau magnitude 4.7 quake - GNS 210711


Graphic: GeoNet.org.nz/earthquake/drums

Magnitude 4.7, Thursday, July 21 2011 at 8:38 am (NZST), 80 km west of Te Anau

Te Anau magnitude 4.7 quake - GNS Googlemaps 210711a

Te Anau magnitude 4.7 quake - GNS Googlemaps 210711a

The transform fault signal change – through three distinct seismic phases in one day/night – Waitaha Valley:

Waitaha Valley seismograph dum - GNS 210711

Waitaha Valley seismograph dum, Te Anau mag 4.7 quake - GNS 210711


Canterbury seismograph drums - GNS 210711

Canterbury seismograph drums, Te Anau mag 4.7 quake - GNS 210711


Canterbury seismograph graphics: GeoNet.org.nz/canterbury-quakes/drums

In ‘isolation’ (not – pinion point), Inchbonnie keeps cranking up its Alpine-fault stored energy:

Inchbonnie seismograph drum, Te Anau mag 4.7 quake - GNS 210711

Inchbonnie seismograph drum, Te Anau mag 4.7 quake - GNS 210711

My blogpost forecast of today’s event, made yesterday: ..its on its way “20 July 2011 Forecast: given quake.crowe.co.nz/QuakeEnergy current low state, against recent high activity, this says ‘a magnitude 4-5 minimum quake soon, guaranteed’. You may quote that. Risk to wider NZ? – An overdue large (6-7) event.”

Approximate line of the Alpine fault, on Australian/Pacific plate boundary:

Te Anau magnitude 4.7 quake - GNS Googlemap 210711c

Te Anau magnitude 4.7 quake - GNS Googlemap 210711c

The big picture / major driver – Zealandia continent (blue outline, Pacific crust mass #1) wedge into south-eastern heart of massive Australian plate, with purple arrows showing the historic compromise movements, and the Inchbonnie pinion point / fulcrum to Waitaha geological energy transmission:

Te Anau magnitude 4.7 quake - GNS Googlemap 210711b

Te Anau magnitude 4.7 quake - GNS Googlemap 210711b

Inchbonnie still playing up:

Inchbonnie grumble shakes - GNS seismograph drums 210711b

Inchbonnie grumble shakes - GNS seismograph drums 210711b


Inchbonnie grumble shakes on.. - GNS seismograph drums 210711c

Inchbonnie grumble shakes on.. - GNS seismograph drums 210711c

Has Papatuanuku Earth not rebelled, against the gross moral breach of “tangata whenua” neo-aristocrat abuse of Papatuanuku resources and other Tangata people’s democratic rights of representation and choice?:
‘Outrage’ over $1000 a day pay for panel, Jenny Shipley on Cera review panel. Ngai Tahu Inc‘s rort, partnering National-ACT to disguise disgusting crony-capitalist back-handers with “politically-correct” inside endorsement, is just plain CORRUPT. ~ “Out the lot of them now!” sayeth Papatuanuku via Ruaumoko

… as ChristChurch keeps paying in blood, stone and coin: June 13 shakes dent quake recovery confidence

the Earth corrupters’ sans-principle dairy industry Earthquakes [are] 5 times more energetic than 20 years ago ref. Scientific Engineering Research P/L Vic. and Fire and Ice: Melting Glaciers Trigger Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanos “Geologists Say Global Warming Expected to Cause Many New Seismic Events” environment.about.com

Act to disempower crony capitalism, now!

Ngai Tahu chairman Mark Solomon said on [thus-doomed] CTV, of the September 4th earthquake: “It’s a good thing, for bringing our people together”. Solomon’s organisation credibility disappeared forever with that statement.
Ref. Earthquakes slam Ngai Tahu Inc etc blogposts.

The seismic price, of polluting corporate dairy farms and fossil fuel mining, that Ngai Tahu Inc agents are taking public money for while immorally helping to cause (secondary fault lines stressed in purple); no conscience, responsibility or kaitiakitanga at all:

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

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

Wake up New Zealand! ~ YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

The extra energy pushed into the Alpine fault system nine hours earlier, externally from the north, to activate the Te Anau fault today:

Kermadec magnitude 4.9 quake - GIM 200711

Kermadec magnitude 4.9 quake - GIM 200711


Kermadec magnitude 4.9 quake - NZ GNS seismograph network 200711

Kermadec magnitude 4.9 quake - NZ GNS seismograph network 200711

Surrounded by magnitude 6+ quakes the past week, is it Aotearoa’s turn next? …

Kermadec magnitude 4.9 quake -  USGS 200711

Kermadec magnitude 4.9 quake - USGS 200711

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

Kermadecs magnitude 7.6 quake - GNS seismometer drums - 070711

Kermadecs magnitude 7.6 quake - GNS seismometer drums - 070711

Kermadecs 7.8 poster - USGS 20071209 - low res

Kermadecs 7.8 poster - USGS 20071209 - low res


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

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

Kermadecs magnitude 7.6 quake - USGS 070711

Kermadecs magnitude 7.6 quake - USGS 070711


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

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

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

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

Raoul Island seismograph drum - GNS 020711

Raoul Island seismograph drum - GNS 020711

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

Raoul Island seismograph - GNS 070711b

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

Kermadec 7.6 - PalmerStation 070711

Kermadec 7.6 - PalmerStation 070711


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

Palmer Station seismometer, Kermadec 6.0 - 070711

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

Taupo mag 6.5 quake - Mount Erebus 060711

Kermadec 7.6 - Mount Erebus 070711

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

Kermadecs 7.6 quake - GIM 070711

Kermadecs 7.6 quake - GIM 070711

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Raoul Island seismograph - GNS 090711

Raoul Island seismograph - GNS 090711

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

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

Mid-Atlantic Ridge magnitude 5.3 - GIM 090711

Mid-Atlantic Ridge magnitude 5.3 - GIM 090711


Mid-Atlantic Ridge magnitude 5.3 - USGS 090711

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

It is very clear that New Zealand geologists have suffered ‘silo effect’ in their misreading of the Christchurch earthquake series. They failed to read a very obvious sequence of earthquakes, from a much larger ground movement process, as a single source and single “main shock” concern initially, and thus proved incapable of preventing loss of life and community confidence when they could have preserved both.

The corporate-influenced scientists’ recent advice has just been proven seriously incorrect. From geonet.org.nz/canterbury-quakes/aftershocks page (“Observed” figures updated to 18 June by me, although GNS Science has revised and deleted this earlier projection since June 13th) asking for accountability:

“1 month forecast, May 19 – Jun 18
Expected range of aftershocks of magnitude 4.0-4.9 | Expected average | Observed to date
1 – 10 | 5 |” 20

“Expected range of aftershocks of magnitude 5.0 and above | Expected average | Observed to date
0 – 2 | <1 |” 4

Note: the new 13June2011 ‘aftershocks’ will continue to inflate these ‘unforeseen’ high results.

But finally we are getting useful advice from GNS, after the above projection and early-June media presentations by them turned out to be so embarrassing.[1] This can be understood one of two ways:

Either GNS geological methodology was seriously flawed (for dealing with central Canterbury’s unique seismic risk), or they knew a lot more than they were telling us previously (in a paternalistic policy of withholding ‘scary’ information, that they have now dropped, perhaps).

– Neither of these reasons are acceptable to the New Zealand public, for keeping us and our visitors safe, in the face of significant natural hazard. EQC has similarly proven woefully unprepared.

– Wake up to Zealandia's Chatham Rise “straight line” great fault awakening: the line-up of the Greendale Fault, through 22 February’s 6.3 and 13 June’s 5.6 and 6.3, straight out towards the Chatham Islands – and probably escalating seismic activity[2] – is looking incontrovertible:

http://quake.crowe.co.nz/QuakeMap/Search/ magnitude 5 and up - Christchurch

http://quake.crowe.co.nz/QuakeMap/Search/ magnitude 5 and up - Christchurch - revised to 6.3, 5.6, 6.3

The finished 13June2011 earthquake location record:

6.3 & 5.6 Sumner earthquakes -  quake.Crowe.co.nz 160611

6.3 & 5.6 Sumner earthquakes - quake.Crowe.co.nz 160611


Further (amateur) analysis detail is here: infohelp.co.nz/quake2

[1] More mis-informative, ‘authoritative’ downplaying of our current geological events, from late May: Big earthquake risk put at 23 per cent “during the next year” and ‘only 6% chance of it being near Christchurch’ ?! [2] (already! – so with the forecast likelihood of an even bigger shock now raised to “30%”, that is even surer) Press 31May11; Quake experts to speak 2Jun11; New faultlines found “Region has a low fault risk in the long term”; Little change to risk of big quake – expert 3Jun11; New faults fail to dull optimism 4Jun11; until:

Monday’s quakes reveal new fault “Another fault several kilometres south of the Port Hills fault is now believed responsible for yesterday’s major aftershocks. GNS Science seismologists said the newly confirmed fault had already generated a number of quakes since the deadly February 22 event. Dr Bill Fry said the dominant energy in Monday’s magnitude 5.7 and 6.3 aftershocks had been horizontal compared with vertical in February’s 6.3 quake. This meant they were felt differently. Unfortunately for Cantabrians, rather than reduce the statistical probability of another big quake, yesterday’s violent shakes will, for a time, increase the risk of another large aftershock of similar magnitude. However, GNS Science hazard modeller Dr Matt Gerstenberger said that elevated level of risk would not last long. It was also important to realise the risk estimates, and any other aftershock forecasts, were only computer models based on average quake sequences and not derived from any physical evidence, he said. Only two weeks ago, Christchurch city councillor Sue Wells released aftershock forecast information given to councillors. The calculations from GNS Science warned of a 23 per cent probability of a quake of magnitude 6.0 to 6.9 hitting the Canterbury aftershock zone within the next 12 months. GNS Science said the risk of an aftershock of that size occurring under or close to Christchurch was much lower – around 6 per cent. Yesterday’s largest earthquakes were located close to the coast and slightly south of the eastern tip of the Port Hills fault, which generated the magnitude-6.3 quake on February 22. Given their similar positions, scientists say the 1pm earthquake is believed to be a foreshock of the second quake..” 14Jun11

Conclusions: New-old fault larger? ~ #kaiapoi #chch having asked Will it be this June? ~ #eqnz re Big One.

Note too how 13June2011’s aftershocks are – unless the seismometers are calibrated differently – more strongly felt towards the Southern Alps:

Canterbury Seismometer Drums - Geonet 130611

Canterbury Seismometer Drums - GeoNet 130611


Combine this with the Murchison, Hanmer, Haast and Milford Sound earthquakes of the past week (mid-to-high 4s) and we must now START WATCHING THE ALPINE FAULT INTENTLY …
Milford Sound 4.8 - GNS 120611

Milford Sound 4.8 - GNS 120611

Zealandia is the ancient and unique Pacific Plate landmass (mostly submerged) that, in stalling the Australian Plate, built up the Southern Alps. It’s massive might has only just started to reveal itself.

Regarding an Alpine ~8.0 earthquake, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Zealandia Continent map Wikipedia; NIWA bathymetry and news.

Believable? – ‘No movement imminent on the Alpine fault soon’ What lies beneath? The Press 18Sep10

Palmer Station Antarctica - 131611

Palmer Station Antarctica - 131611 NZST

But most noteworthy of all today perhaps, the view from the other side of Antarctica, at Palmer Station:

The big disturbance shown is our Christchurch 6.3. Above that and much smaller is the – much nearer to Palmer Station – South Shetlands Islands 4.9 of 0.02am UTC. At top and magnitude ~5+ is… something not recorded anywhere else (on quakes.globalincidentmap.com that is). This must be another Antarctic earthquake, that needs closer examination. Check the graph of dramatic other recent Antarctic perturbation on #Earth vs #Capitalism #volcano #disaster post, again from Palmer Station.

Let us observe with consideration that the faulting ‘cracks’ in the ‘eggshell’ Earth are converging south upon Antarctica.

~ Kia ora

Easter Island magnitude 4.9 link? - USGS 070611

Easter Island magnitude 4.9 link? - USGS 070611


Southern Pacific earthquake alignments preceding Christchurch 6.3 - Peru 6.0 GIM 080611

Southern Pacific earthquake alignments preceding Christchurch 6.3 - Peru 6.0 GIM 080611


Peru magnitude 6.0 forward of Christchurch 6.3 - USGS 080611

Peru magnitude 6.0 forward of Christchurch 6.3 - USGS 080611


South Shetlands Islands 4.9 - USGS 130611

South Shetlands Islands 4.9 - USGS 130611 NZST


ChristChurch 6.3 - USGS 130611

ChristChurch 6.3 - USGS 130611 NZST

14Jun11 update:

Australian Plate and South Pacific still very lively:

Sandwich Islands magnitude 5.3 - USGS 140611

Sandwich Islands magnitude 5.3, Fiji 5.4, Indonesia 5.6 & 6.4 - USGS 140611

Methven magnitude 4.8 - NSN 140611

Methven magnitude 4.8 - geonet.org.nz/earthquake/quakes/recent_quakes 140611

Geonet “recent quakes” is all Christchurch – but with a Lake Heron, Methven area magnitude 4.8 punching the Chatham Rise “straight line” fault sequence straight into the Alps.

a. Here is Palmer Station again, showing the Indonesia 6.4 quake.

Sumatra 6.4, Sandwich Islands 5.3, Sumatra 5.6 - Palmer Station Antarctica 140611 NZST

a. Sumatra 6.4, Sandwich Islands 5.3, Sumatra 5.6 - Palmer Station Antarctica 140611

b. Then, another ‘undocumented’ Antarctic earthquake from Palmer Station seismometer of 15 June, #2 below.

Palmer Station Antarctica - unknown quake 150611 NZST

b. Palmer Station Antarctica - unknown quake 150611 NZST

c. 18Jun11 update: As predicted yet again, almost, at 5:56pm NZST, a near-Antarctic earthquake.

Bellaney Islands magnitude 5.1 - GIM 180611

c-1. Bellaney Islands magnitude 5.1 - GIM 180611


Bellaney Islands 5.1 - GIM 180611

c-2. Bellaney Islands 5.1 - GIM 180611


Bellaney Islands 5.1 - USGS 180611

c-3. Bellaney Islands 5.1 - USGS 180611

Bellaney Islands magnitude 5.1 - Palmer Station Antarctica 180611

c-4. Bellaney Islands magnitude 5.1 - Palmer Station Antarctica 180611


c-4. Penultimately, the Bellaney Islands magnitude 5.1 as seen in record from the other side of Antarctica, Palmer Station 180611, after two other quakes – unknown and local. N.B. the Bellaney Islands are stratovolcanoes on facebook.

Bellaney Islands region 5.1 - Google Map 180611

c-5. Bellaney Islands region magnitude 5.1 - Google Map 180611

Source: Google Map via USGS record. My facebook comment:

Hi. Have been tracking Canterbury-NZ quake context, following flow south and expecting Antarctic volcanics to soon feature. Then 5.56pm Sat, here it begins: Balleny Islands region http://www.nzgeographic.co.nz/articles.php?ID=194 + my notes: (current page) ..am seeing scenario where Chch quakes stay large and keep breaking east, until final ‘straw’ (camel’s back) that allows Alpine Fault to slip (the major damage source). Zealandia rules our seismic lives, from below the waves and the city.. (Zealandia is the heavy brake that can break)

Queen’s Birthday, my blog post Antarctic warming new age of volcanism raised questions now proven prophetic for the South Island, and therefore all New Zealand – airspace shut down due to volcanic ash cloud much like Iceland’s recurrent effect upon Europe[1] – thus newly defining our collective future: Flights cancelled due to volcanic ash cloud TVNZ ONE News. Today’s post extends documentation of the terra-forming phenomena which, with more earthquakes migrating south, cannot be seen as over. The opposite actually applies..

Sandwich Islands magnitude 5.3 earthquake shifting Earth fractures south - USGS 110611

Sandwich Islands magnitude 5.3 earthquake shifting Earth fractures south - USGS 110611


Source: U.S. Geological Survey Hemisphere Map Centered at 60°S,120°W showing Magnitude 5.3 – East Of The South Sandwich Islands – 2011 June 11 11:21:52 UTC.

ALERT: What is affecting the Antarctic seismic monitor nearest to there – Palmer Station?

Palmer Station Antarctica 1200611 - unusual movement?

Palmer Station Antarctica 1200611 - unusual movement?

The South Sandwich Islands 5.3 quake effect is visible in the middle of this frame. So what is the rest?

Andrew Weaver “explains the natural volcanic sources of carbon dioxide and points out that human activities are emitting between 100 and 200 times the amount released by volcanoes and at a very rapid rate” hot-topic.co.nz/Generation-Us review

Once enough CO2 is released into the atmosphere – with associated temperature rise instigating new volcanism feedback loop that eventually ashens the sky – it will trigger Snowball Earth, that will restore the chemical balance through a much colder environment better favouring plant life: a rerun of natural history, and an evolutionary terminus for mammal species like us.

Eritrea ashcloud 130611

Eritrea ashcloud 130611 NZST

13 June vulcan prescience was further confirmed by Eritrean volcanic ash cloud threatens air travel “volcano began belching plumes of ash at about midnight on Sunday following a string of earthquakes in the remote, arid region close to the border with Ethiopia.. Dubbi is thought to have last erupted in 1861. The US Geographical Survey said the biggest quake had measured 5.7. Charts on the website of the France-based Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) showed the eruption throwing an ash cloud 13.5 km (8.4 miles) up – a potential blight on airlines” + Eritrean volcanic ash cloud heading toward Israel + Eritrea eruption casts doubt on London flights + Eritrean volcano eruption losing force

Note: Which produces more CO2, volcanic or human activity? “while 200 million tonnes of CO2 is large, the global fossil fuel CO2 emissions for 2003 tipped the scales at 26.8 billion tonnes. Thus, not only does volcanic CO2 not dwarf that of human activity, it actually comprises less than 1 percent of that value” Hawaiian Volcano Observatory February 2007 + ScienceShot: Volcano CO2 Emissions No Match for Human Activity “five recent studies suggest that volcanoes worldwide emit, on average, between 130 million and 440 million metric tons of CO2 each year. But in 2010, anthropogenic emissions of the planet-warming gas were estimated to be a whopping 35 billion metric tons” news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow June 2011

[1] May 2010 a renewed column of ash rose from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokul volcano: ‘an Earth response to the ECan water-capitalist coup’.

Building volcanic activities seen worldwide The Watchers February 2011 & Volcanoes Archive

Trends in natural disasters graph Wikipedia

Ref: #Earth vs #Capitalism #volcano #quake #disaster #NZ #eqnz #Antarctic #kiwi #chch #ChristChurch