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posted on Dec, 31 2012 @ 07:49 AM
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last quake for NZ in 2012 ????


ID: 2012p987700
Universal Time : 2012/12/31 10:46:59
NZ Daylight Time: 2012/12/31 23:46:59
Latitude, Longitude:-38.4517, 178.6423
Focal Depth: 25.39km
Location: west-south-west of Tolaga Bay
Magnitude: 2.2359ML
Status ?: automatic
# phases used: 14
Source CQL (Contextual Query Language query}


probably not, there will likely be others when reviewed in coming days and months, the database updates usually bring in double the numbers on a daily basis when reviewed
edit on 31-12-2012 by muzzy because: I'm off to bed now, those moron neighbours seem to have finally finished letting off their firecrackers at 2:50am, now maybe we can get some sleep. It never ceases to amaze me how inconsiderate people can be, but then again it explains why we have so many Wars




posted on Dec, 31 2012 @ 09:16 AM
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Originally posted by muzzy
Who knows if they are on the right track?, they have no historic data to compare these small tremors to, so how can they know, ie they don't have any data prior to 2003, and did these type tremors result in a big quake in the period 2003 to 2012? and did it happen before the 28/10/2012 Queen Charlotte Islands Island 7.7 ?
It doesn't say

probably a red herring (but "we need more funding to study this")

I'd be more concerned if there were no quakes at all along the plate boundry (ie west of Tofino)
looks OK on SWBC ticking over nicely
edit on 31-12-2012 by muzzy because: (no reason given)


The point of my post was that the Cascadia subduction zone is capable of causing horrendous damage to the west coast and nobody knows when or how bad it will be in spite of all our modern monitoring equipment and historical studies. And you won't find a single seismologist who will tell you otherwise without being a liar.



posted on Dec, 31 2012 @ 01:31 PM
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Public ID 2012p988084
Universal Time December 31 2012 at 14:11:10
NZ Daylight Time Tuesday, January 1 2013 at 3:11:10 am
Latitude, Longitude -39.29, 173.57
Intensity ? severe
Focal Depth 5 km
Magnitude 5.0 ML (rounded)
Location 30 km north-west of Opunake
Agency WEL(GNS_Primary)
Status ? reviewed
Quality ? best
Source: Geonet

more detail from CQL;
Latitude, Longitude: -39.2911, 173.5674
Felt Reports: 490
Magnitude 4.9753 ML
# phases used: 157


11 aftershocks so far ...... map
edit on 31-12-2012 by muzzy because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 31 2012 @ 05:17 PM
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Originally posted by muzzy

Public ID 2012p988084
Universal Time December 31 2012 at 14:11:10
NZ Daylight Time Tuesday, January 1 2013 at 3:11:10 am
Latitude, Longitude -39.29, 173.57
Intensity ? severe
Focal Depth 5 km
Magnitude 5.0 ML (rounded)
Location 30 km north-west of Opunake
Agency WEL(GNS_Primary)
Status ? reviewed
Quality ? best
Source: Geonet

Are those quakes moving toward that mountain??

And is that mountain volcanic??

more detail from CQL;
Latitude, Longitude: -39.2911, 173.5674
Felt Reports: 490
Magnitude 4.9753 ML
# phases used: 157


11 aftershocks so far ...... map
edit on 31-12-2012 by muzzy because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 31 2012 @ 06:10 PM
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I couldn't see your reply at first, its inside the quote box.
Yes it is, but its been dormant since 1854.
www.volcano.si.edu...

that on/off shore area (Cape Egmont Fault Zone) does get some swarms from time to time, most of the bigger quakes are to the south of the mountain/volcano though in the South Taranaki Bight.
I did a post on one in 2010
small 2010 swarm

and some Cape Egmont EQ History with maps etc
Note: just to add I consider a swarm as a series of earthquakes over a short period of time, say a day or several days, not over a month or a year with gaps between
These quakes I mapped are aftershocks of the 4.9, a main shock has occured, so it can't be a swarm ( unless we get some more 4.8's-5.0's in the same spot over the next few days and that seems unlikely)

keep an eye on the Egmont siesmo drum here
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posted on Jan, 1 2013 @ 01:13 AM
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Re. the 2 Bismark Sea quakes.
I wonder why the bigger one had such a huge S Wave signal?, on the lists its just a ho-hum regular mid 5 quake at sea,but that is because its presented in mb.
look at the SNZO graph of it
it looks like a mag 6 to me


Maybe here is your explanation? Good call. Just leave the seismos on and we will tell them the magnitudes!

earthquake.usgs.gov...

The final Mag 6 for 2012


Magnitude 6.0 - Bismarck Sea


Lo cation in Google Maps
  • Date-Time: Saturday, December 29, 2012 @ 07:59:41 UTC
  • Earthquake location: 3.492°S, 148.832°E,
  • Earthquake depth: 10.1 km
  • Distances:
    237km (147mi) SE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea
    240km (149mi) WSW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
    270km (167mi) NNW of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
    387km (240mi) ENE of Madang, Papua New Guinea
    683km (424mi) NNE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Event ID: usc000ehxl

Derived from Event Data Source: USGS
Powered by QVSData



posted on Jan, 1 2013 @ 12:52 PM
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I didn't post the original USGS data, just the GeoAu, do you know what they had.?
the USG phase data now
mb = 5.3 ( 48), MS = 5.8 (485)



posted on Jan, 1 2013 @ 02:02 PM
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further to post by muzzy
 

along the same lines as Chile and Colombia, a new Excel 2010 style column bar graph of the numbers count for .......New Zealand

there are no yellow bars available, so purple is the new yellow

I don't know if I will change the icons to purple as well, they show OK on the Google Maps but not so good on Satellite or Google Earth views.
You can see on that how the introduction of the SeisComp3 system has only made a difference to the mag 1 and mag 2 numbers of quakes located. I suppose it brings the other mags in to the database faster though.
Monthly Maps of all those quakes I collected during 2012 are here (along with the graph).
may take a while to load the page, 9346 icons/events
pretty quiet year compared to 2009-2011, although the July 7.148Ml S of Taranaki bumps up the energy released figures for the year, the actual number of quakes are down overall as it only had a handful of aftershocks.


edit on 1-1-2013 by muzzy because: "and" out, "as" in
edit on 1-1-2013 by muzzy because: also just noticed the graph doesn't have the text number above the January bar, Ex2010 is hard to get used to I had just mastered 2007 when I got hold of this particular sample graph style, I'll go back and fix it. Perfection is the goal as always.



posted on Jan, 1 2013 @ 04:03 PM
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Originally posted by Olivine
A little shaking in the Pyrenees.


....all joking aside, I'd call it a lot of shaking! The aftershocks have been coming steadily... scary for us in the area, with ancient homes made of stone on mountainsides....
In California, EQ's of this scale don't make me bat an eye, but here it is a totally different game. We're not prepared.


edit on 1-1-2013 by Bluesma because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 1 2013 @ 04:05 PM
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I did a test changing the yellow icons to purple, what do ya'all think?
thumbnail, click then enlarge with the + magnifying glass thingy

its easy enough to change the icons right across the board on all the maps I have ever done, with a few clicks on Dropbox.
I kind of like it, more of a subdued tone, and they do still stand out, there has always been a bit of a clash between the yellow and orange icons.
I'll have to change the current purple icon ( for mag 9) to brown or something, not a big issue as they don't happen very often
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posted on Jan, 1 2013 @ 04:17 PM
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indeed


www.emsc-csem.org...

where you at
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posted on Jan, 1 2013 @ 04:22 PM
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Just looking at the link Muzzy gave, I had no idea there have been so many aftershocks.
My hope is that this episode is calming down, and no larger quakes are in your New Year. Be Safe.


@Muzzy
I like the change to purple, and I hope you have no need for brown.
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posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 01:47 AM
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I took this screen shot yesterday, but so far this morning, it continues....





posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 02:58 PM
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26 aftershocks now at Nay/Lourdes, Pyrenees

interactive version here

seem to be heading into the hills, with diminishing magnitudes

earthquakes build mountains

any further updates my me will be on Quake Watch 2013 already on page 3
edit on 2-1-2013 by muzzy because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 09:14 PM
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Not sure if you folks have this EQ link to Japan quakes so here you go.

www.ustream.tv...



posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 03:18 AM
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This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude 7.7

Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 08:58:19 UTC
Friday, January 04, 2013 at 11:58:19 PM at epicenter

Location 55.292°N, 134.728°W
Depth 9.6 km (6.0 miles)
Region SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA

101 km (63 miles) SW (221°) from Edna Bay, AK
102 km (64 miles) W (259°) from Craig, AK
106 km (66 miles) S (182°) from Port Alexander, AK
1032 km (641 miles) NW (315°) from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

earthquake.usgs.gov...


A tsunami warning is now in effect which includes the coastal areas of British Columbia and Alaska from the north tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia to Cape Suckling, Alaska (75 miles SE of Cordova).

- PTWC



posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 03:28 AM
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BULLETIN
PUBLIC TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
1201 AM AKST SAT JAN 5 2013

...A TSUNAMI WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT...


...A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT...


WARNINGS/ADVISORIES/WATCHES - UPDATED
-------------------------------------
TSUNAMI WARNING IN EFFECT FOR...

* THE COASTAL AREAS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA FROM THE
NORTH TIP OF VANCOUVER ISLAND BRITISH COLUMBIA TO CAPE
SUCKLING ALASKA/LOCATED 75 MILES SE OF CORDOVA/


TSUNAMI ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR...

* THE COASTAL AREAS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA FROM THE
WASHINGTON-BRITISH COLUMBIA BORDER TO THE NORTH TIP OF
VANCOUVER ISLAND BRITISH COLUMBIA

* THE COASTAL AREAS OF ALASKA FROM CAPE SUCKLING
ALASKA/LOCATED 75 MILES SE OF CORDOVA/ TO KENNEDY ENTRANCE
ALASKA/LOCATED 40 MILES SW OF HOMER/


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------
* MAGNITUDE 7.7
* ORIGIN TIME 2358 AKST JAN 04 2013
0058 PST JAN 05 2013
0858 UTC JAN 05 2013
* COORDINATES 55.3 NORTH 134.9 WEST
* DEPTH 3 MILES
* LOCATION 90 MILES NW OF DIXON ENTRANCE ALASKA
210 MILES S OF JUNEAU ALASKA


IMPACTS FOR TSUNAMI WARNING AREAS
---------------------------------
* A TSUNAMI WITH SIGNIFICANT WIDESPREAD INUNDATION OF LAND IS
EXPECTED.

* WIDESPREAD DANGEROUS COASTAL FLOODING ACCOMPANIED BY POWERFUL
CURRENTS IS POSSIBLE AND MAY CONTINUE FOR MANY HOURS AFTER
TSUNAMI ARRIVAL.

* THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST.


IMPACTS FOR TSUNAMI ADVISORY AREAS
----------------------------------
* A TSUNAMI CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG CURRENTS OR WAVES DANGEROUS
TO PERSONS IN OR VERY NEAR THE WATER IS EXPECTED.

* CURRENTS MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO SWIMMERS... BOATS... AND COASTAL
STRUCTURES AND MAY CONTINUE FOR MANY HOURS AFTER THE TSUNAMI
ARRIVAL.

* THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST.


RECOMMENDED ACTIONS - UPDATED
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* IF YOU ARE IN A WARNING AREA - MOVE INLAND TO HIGHER GROUND.

* IF YOU ARE IN AN ADVISORY AREA - MOVE OFF THE BEACH AND OUT OF
HARBORS AND MARINAS. WIDESPREAD INUNDATION OF LAND IS NOT
EXPECTED FOR ADVISORY AREAS.

* BE ALERT TO INSTRUCTIONS FROM YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS.

* DO NOT GO TO THE COAST TO OBSERVE THE TSUNAMI.

* DO NOT RETURN TO THE COAST UNTIL LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS
INDICATE IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.


FORECASTS AND/OR OBSERVATIONS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY
-------------------------------------------------
FORECAST
START OF
SITE OF TSUNAMI
---- ----------

* BRITISH COLUMBIA
LANGARA 0129 PST JAN 5
TOFINO 0314 PST JAN 5

* ALASKA
SITKA 0045 AKST JAN 5
ELFIN COVE 0056 AKST JAN 5
CRAIG 0113 AKST JAN 5
YAKUTAT 0145 AKST JAN 5
SEWARD 0224 AKST JAN 5
VALDEZ 0238 AKST JAN 5
CORDOVA 0247 AKST JAN 5
HOMER 0338 AKST JAN 5


NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
--------------------------------------
* THIS MESSAGE WILL BE UPDATED IN 30 MINUTES.

* REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE
INFORMATION.

* PACIFIC COASTAL RESIDENTS OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA... OREGON...
WASHINGTON... BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD REFER TO THE
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES FOR INFORMATION ON THIS
EVENT AT PTWC.WEATHER.GOV.

$$



posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 03:37 AM
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Um, guys, it is 2013 try posting here.

Quakewatch 2013

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posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 05:12 AM
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Originally posted by pheonix358
Um, guys, it is 2013 try posting here.

Quakewatch 2013

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Goes to show how much I log in to this site nowadays.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 12:31 PM
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Mag 5+ quakes in 2012 (posted in QW2013 too)
data from ANSS ( easiest to get all the data in one click)
here is a graph of 2012, (1746 events)
I've marked the days above 10 per day with the locations of the majority of quake locations within that days count, with the number in brackets


number per day and %
0= 8 (2.19%)
1= 24 (6.56%)
2= 56 (15.30%)
3= 47 (12.84%)
4= 72 (19.67%)
5= 44 (12.02%)
6= 44 (12.02%)
7= 26 (7.10%)
8= 18 (4.92%)
9= 8 (2.19%)
10-20= 16 (4.37%)
>20= 3 (0.82%)

While I was a it, heres a list of the top 20
(some entries are combined, others are separate, its based on FE geological regions, not political regions)
102 ~ Near and Off East Coast Of Honshu. Japan
82 ~ Off W Coast Of Northern Sumatra and N Indian Ocean
81 ~ Tonga Is and Tonga islands Region
77 ~ Luzon, Samar, Philippine Islands Region
62 ~ Vanuatu Islands
46 ~ New Britain and New Ireland Region. P.N.G.
45 ~ Kuril Islands
37 ~ Fiji Islands Region
36 ~ Kermadec Is and Kermadec Islands Region
35 ~ South Sandwich Islands Region
33 ~ South Of Fiji Islands
32 ~ Queen Charlotte Islands Region
28 ~ Solomon Islands
24 ~ Near Coast Of Central Chile
24 ~ Southern Sumatra. Indonesia
22 ~ Banda Sea
21 ~ Northern Molucca Sea
19 ~ Northern Sumatra. Indonesia
18 ~ Irian Jaya Region. Indonesia





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