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Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand Earthquake Forecast’

‘Severe’ Earthquake Rattles NZ South Island

Posted by feww on May 4, 2015

M6.0 quake strikes NW of Wanaka, NZ

Centered at 44.54°S, 168.83°E the quake struck at a depth of 5km, reported NZ geonet, describing the shock as ‘Severe.’

EQ Details [NZ geonet]

  • Magnitude: 6.0Mw
  • Epicenter: 44.54°S, 168.83°E
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Location:
    • 30 km north-west of Wanaka
    • 57km NNE of Queenstown, New Zealand

FIRE EARTH EARTHQUAKE FORECASTS FOR NZ
NOTICE: New Zealand Earthquake Forecasts April 16, 2011

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Other Significant Seismicity

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  • Cluster of 8 aftershocks with the largest measuring 5.6 144km SSW of Kokopo, on 2015-05-03 at 22:32:42 UTC depth=35.0 km

Planet California

  • 3.6Mw, 1km S of Concord, California 2015-05-03 at 22:13:19 UTC depth=14.6 km

Planet of the Abes

  • 4.9Mw, 19km SW of Tomioka, Japan 2015-05-03 at 14:30:16 UTC depth=146.3 km
  • 4.6Mw, 3km SSE of Iwai, Japan 2015-05-03 at 06:53:59 UTC depth=51.6 km
  • 5.0Mw, 45km E of Namie, Japan 2015-05-03 at 04:02:52 UTC depth=42.4 km

Global Seismic Hot Spots (June 2015 – August 2015)

Tune into FIRE-EARTH for the blog’s special report FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 at the following times :

18:32, 19:32, 20:32 and 22:32UTC.

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‘Severe’ Earthquake Strikes Offshore New Zealand

Posted by feww on December 12, 2014

HEIGHTENED NZ SEISMICITY
SEISMIC HAZARDS
SCENARIOS: 987, 704, 703,  701, 700, [500,] 047, 024, 09, 08, 07, 02
.

Earthquake occurs WSW of Riverton, New Zealand

Centered at 47.08°S,  165.99°E the quake occurred at a depth of 6km, according to NZ geonet.

EQ Details [NZ geonet]

Magnitude: 5.0Mw [5.2Mw USGS/EHP]
Depth: 6 km
Location 115 km NW of Snares Islands
Epicenter: 47.08°S,  165.99°E

FIRE EARTH EARTHQUAKE FORECASTS FOR NZ
NOTICE: New Zealand Earthquake Forecasts April 16, 2011

Global Seismic Hot Spots  (December 2014 – March 2015)

Tune into FIRE-EARTH for the blog’s special report FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014 at the following times : 

17:32, 18:32, 20:32 and 22:32UTC.

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Powerful Quake Strikes Kermadec Islands

Posted by feww on July 7, 2011

Magnitude 7.6 EQ Strikes E of Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands

The quake which struck at a depth of 20km was followed by several significant aftershocks.

10-degree Map Centered at 30°S,175°W


Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS-EHP. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH.

Earthquake Details

  • Magnitude: 7.6
  • Date-Time: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 at 19:03:16 UTC
  • Location: 29.312°S, 176.204°W
  • Depth: 20 km (12.4 miles)
  • Region: KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
  • Distances:
    • 163 km (101 miles) E of Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
    • 347 km (215 miles) NE of L’Esperance Rock, Kermadec Islands
    • 913 km (567 miles) S of NUKU`ALOFA, Tonga
    • 1185 km (736 miles) NE of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 14.1 km (8.8 miles); depth +/- 4.4 km (2.7 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Tsunami Evaluation 

ISSUED by PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
AT 19:59UTC 06 JUL 2011

SEA LEVEL READINGS INDICATE A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. IT MAY HAVE BEEN DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. FOR THOSE AREAS – WHEN NO MAJOR WAVES ARE OBSERVED FOR TWO HOURS AFTER THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OR DAMAGING WAVES HAVE NOT OCCURRED FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS THEN LOCAL AUTHORITIES CAN ASSUME THE THREAT IS PASSED. DANGER TO BOATS AND COASTAL STRUCTURES CAN CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS DUE TO RAPID CURRENTS. AS LOCAL CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE A WIDE VARIATION IN TSUNAMI WAVE ACTION THE ALL CLEAR DETERMINATION MUST BE MADE BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

NO TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS FOR OTHER COASTAL AREAS IN THE PACIFIC ALTHOUGH SOME OTHER AREAS MAY EXPERIENCE SMALL SEA LEVEL CHANGES. THE TSUNAMI WARNING IS NOW CANCELLED FOR ALL AREAS COVERED BY THIS CENTER.

Tsunami Wave Amplitude

“The largest wave we saw was a peak to peak amplitude of 1.9 meters which, looking at the sea surface, would be like a one meter rise. That wave was at Raoul Island very close to the earthquake and just to the west of the epicenter,” according to a spokesman at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

“Further away from the quake it is very small to no tsunami. Based on that information it was clear that it was very small and we cancelled [the tsunami warning.]”

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