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Quake Watch 2012

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posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 04:12 AM
reply to post by DonaldD

All The Volcano Webcams Of The World

Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe (Tongariro)

Ngauruhoe (Tongariro)

posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 01:48 PM
reply to post by DonaldD

I mentioned the first swarm of 11/12/13 July UTC here
I counted 31 quakes in the 19/20 July UTC swarm.

probably too cold and covered in snow anyway, but not a good time to do the Tongariro Crossing walk

Where these are happening on the north flank there are already steam vents.

I think you are getting your volcano's mixed up though

Originally posted by DonaldD
Tongariro last erupted on June 10. 1886. Approximately 1 and 2 cubic km of basaltic lava erupted from its fissure, destroying its pre-existing dome complex over a length of 8km and extended a further 9km to the SW. The eruption sadly destroyed the famous pink and white terraces, at Rotomahana. The eruption also killed about 120 people and spread ash over an area of over 10000 square kilometers.

Thats about Tarawera, 130km to the north.

Tongariro is a Volcanic Complex, not just a single volcano.
Ngarahoe is the youngest part of Tongariro, last eruption 1977. (I remember that, driving the Desert Rd Auckland to Wellington and seeing the cone smoking)
The last activity on Tongariro north flank (Ketetahi) itself was 1927 VE1, Red Crater 1926 VE2

Best interactive map I have at the moment is the 30 Day NZ
here it is set on Tongariro

I'll do a page on it at eqarchives when I get some time, split the timelines etc

Bit of a disturbance down east of Cape Farewell too at the same time
edit on 20-7-2012 by muzzy because: jumped a page so I added "reply to" DonaldD at the top for clarity

posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 02:35 PM
Geonet Rapid not doing such a good job on this Tongariro swarm

only showing 23 of the 31 that the main preliminary database have.
Geonet Rapid mapped

I've done some cross matching over the last few weeks, confirmed results are poor.
They may show in a month or so.
I'll keep archiving the data anyway, Geonet Rapid is pretty easy, the time is already set out yyyy/mm/dd hh/mm/ss format so that saves time on Excel.

posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 08:16 PM
Another 7 quakes in the swarm since I posted the last map.
Just popped home for lunch, be back in a couple of hours and do the update.

posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 01:48 AM
here ya go Mt. Tongariro Swarm
7 maps and the list
pretty colours, lots of numbers, mostly aqua and green

My thoughts are that this will fizzle away, although the magnitudes have gone up to the low 2's they have spread away NW towards Lake Roto-aira (a location well known for its own swarms of micro quakes)
If the mags go up to the 3's and 4's then something might blow.
Will update again in the morning.

posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 01:49 AM
Meanwhile ...........

Reference Number 3742111
Universal Time July 21 2012 at 4:54
NZ Standard Time Saturday, July 21 2012 at 4:54 pm
Latitude, Longitude 37.71°S, 179.97°W
Focal Depth 12 km
Richter magnitude 5.8
Region NE of New Zealand
140 km east of Tikitiki
150 km east of Te Araroa
150 km east of Ruatoria
210 km north-east of Gisborne
480 km east of Auckland

IRIS URZ HH2 graph
edit on 21-7-2012 by muzzy because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 02:15 AM
Magnitude 4.9 - JIANGSU, CHINA
2012 July 20 12:11:52 UTC

Over 50 aftershocks detected after E China quake
Updated: 2012-07-21 13:16:00

NANJING, July 21 (Xinhua) -- A total of 53 aftershocks have been detected as of 7:30 a.m. Saturday after a 4.9-magnitude earthquake jolted east China's city of Yangzhou Friday night, local officials said.

Most of the aftershocks were of a lower scale, with only four measuring between 3- to 4-magnitude, said Zhang Zhenya, deputy director and spokesman for the Jiangsu provincial earthquake bureau.

Seismic experts predict that a devastating earthquake is unlikely to occur, according to Zhang.

Friday's earthquake hit Yangzhou at 8:11 p.m., according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The quake left one person dead and another slightly injured as of Saturday noon, Zhang said.

posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 02:32 AM
Calafornia doing some "rockin" and "rollin" in the last few hours....has anyone felt anything.

posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 02:40 AM
dont worry...just saw the thread thats been started.

posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 02:22 PM

Originally posted by muzzy
Meanwhile ...........

Reference Number 3742111
Universal Time July 21 2012 at 4:54
NZ Standard Time Saturday, July 21 2012 at 4:54 pm
Latitude, Longitude 37.71°S, 179.97°W
Focal Depth 12 km
Richter magnitude 5.8
Region NE of New Zealand

IRIS URZ HH2 graph

RAS has come in at 6.0mb for this one.

RAS Mag6+ July 2012 interactive map
edit on 21-7-2012 by muzzy because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 04:31 PM
Speaking of RAS, heres a page about the wee swarm of 7 earthquakes East of Onekotan Island in the northern Kuril Islands, Russia, July 20th through July 21st,
data by The Institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences Geophysical center of RAS (GC RAS)
2 maps 2 graphs

edit on 21-7-2012 by muzzy because: changed the link address and added screenshot

edit on 21-7-2012 by muzzy because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 07:51 PM
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It it kind of crazy how the sequence of quakes creates a teeter totter effect.

Does anyone have an idea as to what would cause this back and forth tug of war??

What I mean is #1 is west, 2 is east, 3 is west, and so on.
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posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 08:57 PM
reply to post by radpetey

yeah I noticed that too
being located beneath the overlaying edge of the Plate and looking at the various depths (33 ,60, 40km) you would think maybe the left hand ones would be the 60km and the right hand ones 30km, (like the Pacific Plate bends down left to right) but thats not the case.

edit on 21-7-2012 by muzzy because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 22 2012 @ 01:08 AM
still on the see-saw effect subject at Onekotan Island
not exactly what I was after, but RAS don't have a historical search thingy so i had to use ANSS for this, and their locations and depths are different from RAS for the quakes on the 20th July, the deepest being 22km.
however. from this you can see the majority of the quakes in the cross section are within the overlaying plate.
yellow circles in the map and yellow triangles on the graph are the 20th quakes ( ANSS source, data covers the period 28/01/2002 to 20/07/2012, Mag 4+, 115 events, the largest being a 6.1Mw on 28/01/2002)


edit on 22-7-2012 by muzzy because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 22 2012 @ 03:43 PM
School funded by Republic of Congo completed in quake-hit Chinese county 2012-07-22 22:41:13

YUSHU, Qinghai, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Construction on an elementary school funded by the Republic of Congo was completed on Sunday in Yushu, a quake-hit Tibetan prefecture in west China.

The school, located in Yushu's Chengduo county, was built with the help of 16 million yuan (about 2.51 million U.S. dollars) donated by the Republic of Congo.

Although our economic capacity is limited, we should extend the help, said Foreign Minister of the Republic of Congo Basile Ikouebe at a ceremony held to commemorate the completion.

Denis Sassou Nguesso, president of the Republic of Congo, expressed his country's willingness to donate while attending the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Yushu and killed 2,698 people in April 2010.

China initially suggested that the Republic of Congo make a less expensive donation for fear of burdening the African country. However, China finally decided to accept the assistance because of the insistence of the Republic of Congo.

The friendship is mutual, as China has also offered us much assistance, said Basile Ikouebe, noting that China helped the Republic of Congo to repair roads after an explosion impaired one of the country's military factories.

Editor: yan
© 2012 Xinhua

posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 04:17 AM
reply to post by ericblair4891

You second link fails. You should use the url tags

Highest-resolution observations reveal complexity of 2012 Sumatra earthquake

Very interesting stuff. I guess the bubbles in the Bayou are just gator farts.

From the 4th article

“They caused homes to shake and people to become very nervous,” Scheer said. “We had calls from people thinking people were breaking into their homes or something was blowing up.”

Mag 1.1. RLY?
edit on 23/7/2012 by PuterMan because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 07:34 PM
Proccessed some data I downloaded on July 6th

could be too many interactive maps on one page, takes forever to load.
Canterbury Series, NZ 2010 to 2012
not sure if its Google, Wordpress or my ISP thats at fault for the slowload up.
heres a couple of screenshots anyway. If they won't load I may have to revert to a static map and link each one to single GMaps pages. Its the last 3 that won't come on 100%.
therer are only 33,000+/- icons on the page

this is the mag 5+ quakes colour coded and numbered

this is a screenshot centred on Rolleston, off the main 11.000 quake map

posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 10:06 PM
reply to post by muzzy

Holly Cr#p Muzzy!
No need to hire a bouncy castle, if you live in Rolleston

posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 12:43 AM
Bureaucracy by US/Haiti

US pledge to rebuild Haiti not being met
By MARTHA MENDOZA and TRENTON DANIEL | Associated Press – Sat, Jul 21, 2012


Until now, comprehensive details about who is receiving U.S. funds and how they are spending them have not been released. Contracts, budgets and a 300-item spreadsheet obtained by The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information Act request show:

— Of the $988 million spent so far, a quarter went toward debt relief to unburden the hemisphere's poorest nation of repayments. But after Haiti's loans were paid off, the government began borrowing again: $657 million so far, largely for oil imports rather than development projects.

— Less than 12 percent of the reconstruction money sent to Haiti after the earthquake has gone toward energy, shelter, ports or other infrastructure. At least a third, $329 million, went to projects that were awarded before the 2010 catastrophe and had little to do with the recovery — such as HIV/AIDS programs.

— Half of the $1.8 billion the U.S. promised for rebuilding is still in the Treasury, its disbursement stymied by an understaffed U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince in the months after the quake and by a Haitian government that was barely functional for more than a year.

— Despite State Department promises to keep spending public, some members of Congress and watchdogs say they aren't getting detailed information about how the millions are being spent, as dozens of contractors working for the U.S. government in Haiti leave a complex money trail.



Population displacement during disasters predicted using mobile data


After the earthquake in Haiti, over 600,000 people left the capital Port-au-Prince, and over a million people were left homeless. With the help of mobile data provided by Digicel, the largest mobile operator in Haiti, the researchers looked for patterns in the movements of two million anonymous mobile users.


Predictability of population displacement after the 2010 Haiti earthquake

Published online before print June 18, 2012, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1203882109
PNAS July 17, 2012 vol. 109 no. 29 11576-11581

1. Xin Lu a,b,1,2,
2. Linus Bengtsson a,1,2, and
3. Petter Holme a,b,c,d

- Author Affiliations

a Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 17177 Stockholm, Sweden;

b Department of Sociology, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden;

c Department of Physics, Umeå University, 90187 Umeå, Sweden; and

d Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746, Korea

Edited by* H. Eugene Stanley, Boston University, Boston, MA, and approved May 16, 2012 (received for review March 6, 2012)


Most severe disasters cause large population movements. These movements make it difficult for relief organizations to efficiently reach people in need. Understanding and predicting the locations of affected people during disasters is key to effective humanitarian relief operations and to long-term societal reconstruction. We collaborated with the largest mobile phone operator in Haiti (Digicel) and analyzed the movements of 1.9 million mobile phone users during the period from 42 d before, to 341 d after the devastating Haiti earthquake of January 12, 2010. Nineteen days after the earthquake, population movements had caused the population of the capital Port-au-Prince to decrease by an estimated 23%. Both the travel distances and size of people’s movement trajectories grew after the earthquake. These findings, in combination with the disorder that was present after the disaster, suggest that people’s movements would have become less predictable. Instead, the predictability of people’s trajectories remained high and even increased slightly during the three-month period after the earthquake. Moreover, the destinations of people who left the capital during the first three weeks after the earthquake was highly correlated with their mobility patterns during normal times, and specifically with the locations in which people had significant social bonds. For the people who left Port-au-Prince, the duration of their stay outside the city, as well as the time for their return, all followed a skewed, fat-tailed distribution. The findings suggest that population movements during disasters may be significantly more predictable than previously thought.

* trajectory
* human mobility
* disaster informatics
* disaster relief

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