2010 started out with a promise of being one of the busiest earthquake years ever, but towards the end of the year subsided into a definite quiet except for a 6.5 ML in Iran on the Winter solstice.....
....What will 2011 hold in store? Who knows.
TextMagnitude 5.6 Date-Time Monday, December 26, 2011 at 16:12:36 UTC Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 03:12:36 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 19.151°S, 168.686°E Depth 69.9 km (43.4 miles) Region VANUATU Distances 75 km (46 miles) NW of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu 161 km (100 miles) SSE of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu 278 km (172 miles) NNE of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia 1848 km (1148 miles) ENE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 16 km (9.9 miles); depth +/- 4.9 km (3.0 miles) Parameters NST=259, Nph=259, Dmin=399.6 km, Rmss=0.69 sec, Gp= 83°, M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=7 Source Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D) Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D) Event ID usc0007d1f
Reference Number 3635532
Universal Time December 31 2011 at 12:08
[color=00FF00] NZ Daylight Time Sunday, January 1 2012 at 1:08 am
Latitude, Longitude 43.47°S, 172.78°E
Focal Depth 9 km
Richter magnitude 3.3
10 km east of Belfast
10 km north-east of Christchurch
Originally posted by PuterMan
reply to post by TrueAmerican
They are not man made. That is for certain. They are not harmonic or volcanic tremor either for certain. They don't seem to have a high enough frequency for ice quakes but i have to be honest and say I am not 100% certain how much higher ice quake signatures are. From Glacier peak i am guessing the main body between 10 and 30 Hz. The main body of these are under 5Hz which IMO makes them seismic. There are a lot of them. Many background one I can hear but don't show as much on the trace.
Odd looking blighters
They make a muffled double strike thud.edit on 31/12/2011 by PuterMan because: (no reason given)
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