A swarm of earthquakes struck near White Island in the Bay of Plenty overnight.
Archive for October, 2008
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A shallow earthquake was widely felt in Hawke’s Bay just before 7 o’clock this morning.
The crater lake at White Island is refilling, with the water temperature remaining hot while steam, gas and mud emissions from the largest nearby vent increase.
Earthquake activity which began near Tonga on Sunday has continued with a burst of activity in the Kermadec and Tongan islands overnight.
Dramatically improved inflows ended the possibility of a springtime energy crisis during September 2008. Generous rainfall improved hydro storage in both islands.
A major undersea earthquake struck near Tonga early this evening, New Zealand time.
Residents of the Bay of Plenty felt the smaller of two earthquakes that struck the North Island this afternoon.
A moderately strong earthquake struck near Rotorua early this afternoon.
Another earthquake struck off-shore near Wanganui this afternoon, the strongest of three recorded in the area since the beginning of the month.
Another brief burst of earthquake activity was recorded near Lake Tarawera last night. The mid-evening swarm included a very shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake that was felt at Rotorua and at several Rotorua lakes.
Earthquake activity continued at a low level, but magnitudes increased. White Island, Mt Ngauruhoe, and Mt Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1.
New Zealand’s hydro-electric storage lakes declined sharply during August 2008.
Earthquake activity continued at a low level. White Island, Mt Ngauruhoe, and Mt Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1.