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Archive for August, 2007
Tawa’s climate during July 2007 was drier and calmer than last year. Temperatures were similar to 2005 and 2006, but warmer than 2003 and 2004.
Tonight’s lunar eclipse as observed from Tawa, near Wellington, New Zealand was pleasantly dark and free of the roseate glow that might be expected to be seen from a polluted planet.
The US Geological Survey has enhanced its Earthquake Hazards Programme website with maps now featuring pop-up information boxes.
Another deep earthquake struck central New Zealand early this afternoon, the strongest of four which have been felt in the lower North Island and upper South Island this month.
Earthquake activity continued at a low level, with swarms reported at Matata, Kawerau and Taupo. White Island, Mt Ngauruhoe, and Mt Ruapehu volcanoes remained at Alert Level 1.
GNS Science has closed the public information aspect of its Hazardwatch website, retaining the commercial property evaluation service.
Hydro lake storage remained consistently below average during July 2007 and, despite a month of steady demand with fluctuating inflows, storage ended the month where it began – at 78% of average for the time of year.
Two earthquakes in the Kermadec Islands overnight were the latest in a series of moderately strong quakes to have struck the south-west Pacific on Sunday.
A pair of moderately strong earthquakes struck the Kermadec and Loyalty Islands just after midnight tonight.
A magnitude 6.0 quake has been reported at a depth of 35 km, 275 km east of Ile Hunter, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 12:32 a.m. on Sunday the 19th of August 2007, New Zealand time.
Sixteen minutes later a magnitude 5.4 quake struck at a depth of 46 km, 50 km ENE of Raoul Island in the Kermadec Islands.
A similar earthquake of magnitude 5.0 struck 130 km south of L’Esperance Rock in the Kermadecs at a depth of 35 km yesterday at 4:45 a.m. New Zealand time.
[Compiled from provisional data supplied by the US Geological Survey and its contributing agencies.]
A strong earthquake struck the Solomon Islands this evening, New Zealand time. The magnitude 6.7 quake was located 75 km WSW of Honiara at 8:39 p.m. New Zealand time. Early reports indicate the quake was crustal and possibly as shallow as 1.8 km.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a bulletin on the quake at 9 p.m. New Zealand time advising that no destructive tsunami threat exists based on historical data.
[Compiled from data supplied by the US Geological Survey and its contributing agencies, and the U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.]
The magnitude of this morning’s earthquake off the coast of Peru has been revised upward, and the tsunami warnings, watches and advisories have been cancelled.
The US Geological Survey has revised the location of this morning’s magnitude 7.5 quake near the coast of Central Peru.
A major earthquake struck off the coast of Peru just before midday today, New Zealand time.