Archive for the ‘Earthquakes – Analysis’ Category

Banjak Islands Quake, Indonesia

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

This morning’s earthquake near the Banjak Islands, Sumatra, probably occurred on the interface between the Australian, Indian and Sunda tectonic plates, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Geological Summary for New Zealand Area, October 2009

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Earthquake activity continued at a lower rate. White Island and Mt. Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1.

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Geological Summary for New Zealand Area, September 2009

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Earthquake activity declined abruptly. A tsunami warning was issued and sea level disturbances were recorded. White Island and Mt. Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1.

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Geological Summary for New Zealand Area, August 2009

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Earthquake activity continued at an increased rate. White Island and Mt. Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1.

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Geological Summary for New Zealand Area, July 2009

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Earthquake activity increased sharply. New Zealand experienced its biggest earthquake in 80 years. White Island and Mt. Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1.

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Geological Summary for New Zealand Area, June 2009

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Earthquake activity eased. White Island and Mt. Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1.

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Geological Summary for New Zealand Area, May 2009

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Earthquake activity increased slightly. White Island and Mt. Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1.

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Geological Summary for New Zealand Area, April 2009

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Earthquake activity declined slightly. White Island and Mt. Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1.

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Geological Summary for New Zealand Area, March 2009

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Earthquake activity increased. White Island and Mt. Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1.

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Geological Summary for New Zealand Area, February 2009

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Earthquake activity declined further during February 2009. White Island and Mt. Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1.

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Geological Summary for New Zealand Area, January 2009

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Earthquake activity declined sharply during January 2009. White Island and Mt. Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1.

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2008: A Busy Year for EQC

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Natural disasters that occurred in 2007 and 2008 made last year a busy one for disaster insurer, EQC.

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Unique Quake Explained

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Scientific analysis of the effects of Wednesday’s earthquake in Dusky Sound is starting to be published, providing insight into what is turning out to be a rather unique event.

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Dusky Sound Earthquake

Friday, July 17th, 2009

The magnitude of Wednesday’s earthquake has been revised downward slightly and attention has turned to why greater damage has not occurred. Aftershocks continue to unnerve Fiordland, Southland and Otago residents, while damage claims begin to flow in to EQC.

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Biggest Quake in 80 Years

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Last night’s Fiordland earthquake was the largest to strike mainland New Zealand in 80 years according to GeoNet.

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