Archive for November, 2008

Strong Quake, Kermadecs

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

A strong earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands this afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The magnitude 6.0 quake, which struck at 2:37 p.m. on Tuesday the 25th of November 2008 New Zealand time, was located 130 km south of Raoul Island, 150 km north-east of L’Esperance Rock at a depth of 35 km.

Initial analysis by Geoscience Australia reports the quake at magnitude 5.7 at a depth of 30 km.

[Compiled from data supplied by the U.S. Geological Survey and Geoscience Australia and their contributing agencies.]

Steady Rain Eases

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

The weather system which brought heavy rain to the West Coast, the Nelson region and the far north brought a short burst of steady rain to Tawa overnight.


Another Cook Strait Quake

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Another shallow earthquake struck under Cook Strait just before 1 o’clock today.


Strong Quake, Loyalty Islands

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

A strong undersea earthquake struck the southern Loyalty Islands early this morning, New Zealand time, one of three powerful quakes near equatorial regions.


Geological Summary for New Zealand Area, October 2008

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Earthquake activity continued at a low level, but swarm activity increased. White Island, Mt. Ngauruhoe, and Mt. Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1.


Bloated Websites

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

There’s a bit of chatter on the ‘net at the moment about websites with so much information on their front page that they have made themselves unattractive to dial-up users.


Major Quake, Sulawesi

Monday, November 17th, 2008

A major undersea earthquake struck the Celebes Sea off the coast of Sulawesi just after 6 o’clock this morning, New Zealand time. A tsunami warning was issued for coastlines within a thousand kilometres of the quake, but it was considered that a threat to Pacific coastlines did not exist.


Masterton Earthquakes

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

A cluster of eight shallow earthquakes struck near Masterton yesterday afternoon.


Another Deep Quake Near Rotorua

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Another deep quake struck near Rotorua overnight.


Hydro Lakes Stable

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Hydro storage was above average for most of October 2008 but reduced inflows at the end of the month dragged levels down.


Armistice Day 2008

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Some Wellingtonians were woken on Armistice Day 2008 by a deep magnitude 4.0 earthquake which struck 30 km east of Seddon at 6:20 a.m. A nearby shallow magnitude 3.1 quake followed eleven minutes later.


Kermadec Quake

Monday, November 10th, 2008

A moderately strong earthquake struck the southern Kermadec Islands just before 11 o’clock this evening.


Rotorua Earthquake

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

A tremor passed through the eastern North Island on election night when a moderately strong, very deep earthquake struck near Rotorua.


Quakes Near Vanuatu Continue

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

The burst of earthquake activity amongst the islands of Vanuatu has continued overnight.


Strong Quake Series in Vanuatu

Friday, November 7th, 2008

A burst of earthquake activity in the islands of Vanuatu this evening has included a shallow magnitude 6.4 event near Luganville.