Archive for July, 2009

Kermadec Quake

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Sunday 26th July 2009

A moderately strong earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands this morning. The 7:03 a.m. magnitude 5.6 quake was located 70 km south of Raoul Island (205 km north-north-east of L’Esperance Rock) at a depth of 32 km.

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

2008: A Busy Year for EQC

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Natural disasters that occurred in 2007 and 2008 made last year a busy one for disaster insurer, EQC.


Dusky Sound Quake Loads Nearby Fault

Friday, July 24th, 2009

The Dusky Sound earthquake of July 15th has increased stress in the nearby part of the Alpine Fault.


Quake Claims Pass $3 Million

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Claims from the Dusky Sound earthquake of July 15th have passed three million dollars.


Otane Earthquakes

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

This afternoon’s earthquake near Otane in southern Hawke’s Bay was the fifth event to strike the southern Hawke’s Bay area in the past month.


Unique Quake Explained

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Scientific analysis of the effects of Wednesday’s earthquake in Dusky Sound is starting to be published, providing insight into what is turning out to be a rather unique event.


Dusky Sound Earthquake

Friday, July 17th, 2009

The magnitude of Wednesday’s earthquake has been revised downward slightly and attention has turned to why greater damage has not occurred. Aftershocks continue to unnerve Fiordland, Southland and Otago residents, while damage claims begin to flow in to EQC.


Biggest Quake in 80 Years

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Last night’s Fiordland earthquake was the largest to strike mainland New Zealand in 80 years according to GeoNet.


Major Quake, South Island, New Zealand

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

A major earthquake struck the South Island of New Zealand overnight. Latest estimates put the quake at magnitude 7.8 at the shallow depth of 12 km, onshore in Fiordland National Park.


Ruapehu’s Crater Lake Rises

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

The crater lake at the central North Island volcano, Mt. Ruapehu, rose slightly on Monday evening.


Landslide Risk at Waihi, Lake Taupo

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Geologists and Civil Defence staff are taking the threat of a landslide in the Hipaua thermal area above the settlement of Waihi on the shore of Lake Taupo seriously. The unstable slopes have claimed more than 200 lives since 1780.


South Kermadec Quake

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

A moderately strong, shallow earthquake struck to the south of the Kermadec Islands yesterday afternoon.