It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


Quake Watch 2014

page: 12
<< 9  10  11    13  14  15 >>

log in


posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 02:54 PM
Continuing with my theme of electricity playing a more critical role in all things seismic, I present for your perusal the following:

Here we present 3D inversion results of 169 MT (magnetotelluric) sites from the central San Andreas fault in California. Previous extensive 2D inversion and 3D forward modelling of the data set revealed significant along-strike variation of the electrical conductivity structure.

3D magnetotelluric inversion in practice – the electrical conductivity structure of the San Andreas Fault in Central California - large pdf, be warned if you are on dial up

Here we have clear evidence that electricity is intimately bound with seismic processes.


More on the topic of electricity and earthquake generation:

We need more examples of the changes in crustal resistivity associated with earthquakes, but we believe that variations in the electrical state are related actively or passively to the generation of earthquakes.

Rapid changes in the electrical state of the 1999 Izmit earthquake rupture zone

This actually ties in quite well with EMST in that the postulated impetus for earthquakes is an excess of electrons built up within micro-cracks within the rock structure then the sudden discharge of that excess electrical charge in the form of "electron overflow" and it fits with the data in that the resistivity of the ground increases immediately after an earthquake and take s awhile to build back up.

As more electrons fill the micro-cracks, the reisitivity will decrease in an area, resulting in a High Conductivity Zone. As the critical threshold is reached, the electrons vacate those micro-cracks, all of the rock that had been held up suddenly drops and an earthquake occurs the magnitude of which is directly proportional to the amount of electron overflow which took place.
edit on 19-1-2014 by jadedANDcynical because: found another paper

posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 08:40 PM

not sure if "linking worked, but i believe , the ABC7 CA web cam was indeed true and accurate.
But as usual,, kill the messanger, and deny the evidence.


posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 03:03 PM
reply to post by Olivine

What is really weird is that today it stopped dead!

as Yogi the Bear once said,,"looks like deja who? all over again.

posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 09:08 PM

M6.3 - 38km NNE of Masterton, New Zealand
2014-01-20 02:52:44 UTC

Event Time
2014-01-20 02:52:44 UTC
2014-01-20 15:52:44 UTC+13:00 at epicenter
2014-01-19 20:52:44 UTC-06:00 system time

40.650°S 175.864°E depth=27.4km (17.0mi)

Nearby Cities
38km (24mi) NNE of Masterton, New Zealand
39km (24mi) SSE of Palmerston North, New Zealand
49km (30mi) E of Levin, New Zealand
77km (48mi) ENE of Paraparaumu, New Zealand
115km (71mi) NE of Wellington, New Zealand


posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 09:25 PM
Hey Muzzy!

Did you feel that one...I forgot where you are located.

posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 09:51 PM
reply to post by radpetey

I'm certain Muzzy felt that one. (Hope you are safe, Muzzy)

Take a look at all of the aftershocks.

Drum source

Here is a link to a report from Geonet

The Wairarapa is no stranger to large earthquakes, with two very damaging magnitude 7 quakes in 1942, however, the regions last earthquake above magnitude 6 was in 1961.

edit on 1/19/2014 by Olivine because: add info

edit on 1/19/2014 by Olivine because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 10:18 PM
Hope you and your family are ok muzzy

posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 10:27 PM
reply to post by muzzy

Just what is that area made of?

ie: Thick or thin skinned?

looks like every hour,,,,

birth pangs?,,

any way stay safe.

posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 10:35 PM
I am thinking that maybe muzzy is having power problems ????

something must be keeping him off here.

hope your ok mate.

posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 11:19 PM
I'm based in Christchurch, in the South Island and I'm pretty sure Muzzy is in the lower part of the North Island, not far from where this 6.3 occurred (same size as 2011 Christchurch quake that killed 185 people here).

Media are reporting damage but no loss of life as quake, though shallow, was some distance away from major city.

Some services have been disrupted, but I'm sure Muzzy is fine and will be online soon to share his probably largest quake experience.

posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 11:31 PM
can you imagine how excited he will be. that is as long as him and his family are all safe.

posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 12:25 AM
Chiming in to echo in hoping that Muzzy's well! I'd imagine that for him to not be in here posting about that jolt, he may be without power, as indicated by virtually all of the news reports in the Google search results. Here's one article:

Severe quake rattles lower North Island

posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 01:38 AM
4 quite strong earthquakes around Adriatic sea:

2014-01-20 07:15:06.6 41.29 N 19.52 E 2 4.2 ALBANIA
2014-01-20 07:12:40.0 41.41 N 14.43 E 2 4.6 SOUTHERN ITALY
2014-01-20 07:05:05.3 37.22 N 28.78 E 5 2.2 WESTERN TURKEY
2014-01-20 06:31:38.1 41.38 N 19.59 E 7 2.6 ALBANIA
2014-01-20 06:29:51.8 41.31 N 19.43 E 7 2.7 ADRIATIC SEA
2014-01-20 06:26:50.0 41.33 N 19.46 E 8 4.3 ALBANIA
2014-01-20 06:24:05.0 39.81 N 26.19 E 12 1.7 NEAR THE COAST OF WESTERN TURKEY
2014-01-20 06:20:23.0 41.29 N 19.44 E 2 2.8 ADRIATIC SEA
2014-01-20 06:18:18.0 36.51 N 27.55 E 7 1.9 DODECANESE IS.-TURKEY BORDER REG
2014-01-20 06:17:02.7 41.25 N 19.46 E 7 2.6 ADRIATIC SEA
2014-01-20 06:06:42.0 40.55 N 35.02 E 4 2.1 CENTRAL TURKEY
2014-01-20 06:04:43.0 38.46 N 16.27 E 19 2.1 SOUTHERN ITALY
2014-01-20 06:00:15.0 41.39 N 19.48 E 10 4.5 ALBANIA
edit on 20-1-2014 by Thebel because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 03:06 AM
reply to post by SpaceJockey1

Muzzy is about 72km from the epicentre, at least his local pub is. Too close for comfort really! Hope he is OK and just way too busy to respond on the thread.


You can relax folks, Muzzy is OK. I just spoke to him on the phone. The house was a bit shaken but he and his Mrs are OK.

edit on 20/1/2014 by PuterMan because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 03:37 AM
reply to post by PuterMan

That's definitely close enough to get a fair jolt PM, but luckily it was much deeper that the Christchurch quake, and further away from any major city, so wasn't as damaging, thankfully.

I've had trouble connecting to some NZ domains today, so there may be some power outages up that way, also some Internet services.

Looking fwd to getting his feedback when he's able to get back on here.

posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 04:01 AM
reply to post by jadedANDcynical

I read the first article, but will have to read the other later.

My immediate thoughts are that this demonstrates what you would expect - that resistivity is affected by the pressure on the rock. I would be very surprised if that was not the case. Interestingly the profiles seem to show an area of changed resistance that looks like an EMST intrusion.

posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 11:04 AM
Hi folks, thanks for the inquiries as to our safety.

Ha! I didn't even feel it!

Hard to believe I know. I was in Wellington City at the time, working.
4 of us were working on a rooftop carpark in the central city. At the time of the quake there was a tremendous noise, but 3 of us didn't feel any shaking at all, one guy felt some wobbling of the building. It turned out the noise was the big metal roller doors to the lower level of the carpark below us, it was down (closed) as the whole carpark was shut for the public holiday (hense why we were there working).
My Mrs called from home right away on the cell phone as she had immediately checked Geonet and was able to give the magnitude and location. I tried to call my Dad to see if he was OK, but the landlines and cell phone networks were down (due to overloading I guess)
At Raumati Beach (home) my wife said it was the worst she had felt yet (in 38 years in NZ), and that is something! as those Seddon quakes in July/Aug 2013 were whoppers and we have had some 6's close by out at sea in the 1990's that scared the heck out of us.
Several items fell over and pictures were askew, doors were swinging in their frames.
No spillage of Pantry items this time as had fitted 80mm high shelf edge "walls" to those after the July/Aug quakes, and the Maasi Warrior statue collection were still laying down since the last one when some were damaged (still waiting for Insc. assessor to look at that).
No loss of power here. Rail lines would have closed afterwards, but they were already closed anyway for maintenance work (public holidays are the only opportunity for many trades to get access to do that kind of stuff).

Looks like Raumati (and the whole of Kapitistan (Kapiti Coast)) got hit pretty bad, as it says in that link,

Relatively strong shaking was also recorded on the Kapiti Coast (e.g. up to 0.2 g in Paraparaumu) whereas accelerations recorded in Wellington city were less than 0.05 g. In comparison, ground motions recorded in Wellington during the recent Cook Strait earthquakes ranged up to 0.26g.

Technically it will give me a new project to work on, there will be plenty of aftershocks for sure, but I still haven't finished the Seddon animation yet!
Geonet say a couple of M5 aftershocks likely, but I'm not so sure, one maybe in a couple of days, but I think the initial bunch of aftershocks has already hit.

Edit: Oh the reason it took me so long to post?. We did a 14hr day in the end, didn't get home till 10pm and went straight to bed exhausted. We were trying (and succeeded) to beat the incoming ex Tropical Cyclone June that was forecast for today and is currently dropping precipitation on us right now.
Nice to hear from Puterman, sorry I couldn't talk longer with him, I was tired and the phone I answered on (landline diverted to cell phone) has a bad volume setting.

heres IRIS's SNZO (Wellington) plot showing the quake
(click image for larger version,
opens in new tab/window)
(link only good for 10 days)

edit on 01u191914 by muzzy because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 01:21 PM
Dear Wellington, we hear an eagle fell down in the airport,


I noticed in some news reports that bookshelves etc fell over and it is really important that these are fastened. Complacency only gets one so far.

It looks like that quake was in the area of slow slip and related to subduction, so it is a quite major gut feeling is that somewhere in New Zealand we will have a major earthquake this year, but maybe that's just wishful doom porn thinking.

In some crazy way I miss the adrenalin.

posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 01:33 PM
Eketahuna M6.2 aftershocks.
the plots are from the GSAIMap file, so contain the other Main Networks locations for the Mainshock ( too far west?)(Geonets location marked on image with finger)
I'll do the proper Elapsed Time file later today.
Interesting how the a/s have gone right out to the coast, in fact was on the radio at 7:30am news that part of Castlerock at Castlepoint has collapsed (not sure if into the sea or on the land side)

(click image for interactive map, opens in new tab/window)

posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 01:38 PM
reply to post by aorAki

Dear Christchurch,
thats a X beside Weta Workshops name eh.
Likely the terminal is closed and all flights cancelled while the PC safety brigade stand around with their clipboards tut-tutting.
Lucky no one was killed though!

edit on 01u191914 by muzzy because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 02:01 PM
I wondered why the "muzzy rule" didn't apply to this Eketahuna Quake?.
Time will tell, (when the reviewed data comes out) but there were only 8 quakes for NZ on the day prior (19thUTC) but with a total energy released count of 11.278 TTNT, which is over the "dangerous" threshold of 10TTNT, seemed no cause to issue a warning of an impending 5+.
Maybe need to keep an eye on those event number counts too, its rare they have fallen below 25 per day since SeisComP3 was introduced in Sept 2012. I'm thinking it may have been a glitch in the Geonet system.

no obvious foreshocks
edit on 01000000191914 by muzzy because: (no reason given)

top topics

<< 9  10  11    13  14  15 >>

log in