A major earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands this morning New Zealand time.
Archive for September, 2008
A burst of earthquake activity rippled through the South Pacific overnight, with quakes striking Tonga, Fiji and the Kermadec Islands.
Cooling of the hydrothermal system at Mt. Ruapehu has ceased and the volcano appears to have entered another cycle of heating.
More than a dozen earthquakes, most of them small, have followed this morning’s earthquake under Lake Taupo. The latest outburst is a continuation of an earthquake swarm under the volcanic lake, which has produced as many as 50 quakes in the last two months.
A major earthquake struck off the coast of northern Japan just after midday today, New Zealand time.
A strong, deep earthquake struck the Molucca Sea near the equator at midday today.
A major earthquake struck Vanuatu this morning, New Zealand time. The quake was located north of yesterday’s magnitude 6.2 quake, closer to the epicentre of Saturday morning’s event.
A shallow, strong earthquake struck Vanuatu this afternoon.
Earthquake activity in the south-west of the Pacific Ocean has increased this week. Fifteen quakes of magnitude 5 or greater have been reported from the Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, the Kermadecs, and New Zealand.
New Zealand’s third earthquake of 5th magnitude in a fortnight struck the north of the South Island this afternoon.
A moderately strong earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands early this morning. The magnitude 5.4 quake, which struck at 4:10 a.m. on Friday the 5th of September 2008, was located 105 km east of L’Esperance Rock (255 km south of Raoul Island) at a depth of 22 km.
[Compiled from data supplied by the U.S. Geological Survey and its contributing agencies.]
Earthquake activity near Matata in the Bay of Plenty has reactivated overnight.
Some residents of Lake Tarawera and Okareka had a restless night on Sunday when a swarm of ten small and very shallow earthquakes rattled houses around 11 p.m. One resident reports a nervy and restless dog which settled down after the largest of the quakes struck.
A strong earthquake struck to the north of the Kermadec Islands late this afternoon.