Archive for December, 2008

Moderate Quake, Tasman Sea

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

A moderate earthquake struck off-shore north of Wellington just before 9 o’clock this morning.


Deep Bay of Plenty Quake

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Another 5th magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand’s North Island this afternoon, continuing the burst of earthquake activity that began yesterday.


Thursday Tremors

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Both of the main islands of New Zealand have experienced earthquakes this morning.


Focus on Taupo

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

People interested in activity at Taupo volcano are in for a bit of a feast at the moment. GeoNet has released an article describing their monitoring at the massive caldera volcano, and Radio New Zealand National is featuring Taupo in this week’s edition of “Earthworks”.


Kermadec Quakes Continue

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Earthquake activity in the Kermadec Islands has continued following Tuesday’s magnitude 6.8 quake, with four events of magnitude 4.7 or greater.


South-west Pacific Tremors

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Earthquake activity has rippled along plate boundaries in the south-west Pacific since last night’s strong earthquake near Raoul Island. Quakes have been recorded near Fiji, Vanuatu and New Guinea.


Strong Quake, Kermadecs

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

A strong earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands this evening.


Quake Activity at Mt. Ngauruhoe Decreases

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Declining earthquake activity at Mt. Ngauruhoe has caused GNS Science to reduce the volcano’s alert status.


Haast Quakes

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Residents in the south-west of the South Island felt another shallow earthquake this evening.


Deep BOP Quakes Continue

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Another deep earthquake struck the Bay of Plenty last night, continuing the sequence of deep quakes in the area.