Archive for February, 2013

East Cape Earthquakes

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Two earthquakes have struck off East Cape this morning.


Odd Things Seen on Weather Radar

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Unusual images seen on New Zealand rain radar overnight on Thursday have scientists disagreeing.


Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Swarm

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

A swarm of off-shore earthquakes struck near the Hawke’s Bay town of Wairoa overnight.


Strong Quake, Southern Kermadecs

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

A strong earthquake struck the southern Kermadec Islands early this morning.


Strong Quake, East Cape

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

A strong, deep, undersea earthquake struck off East Cape just after six o’clock this evening.


Major Quake, Santa Cruz Islands

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

A major earthquake struck the Santa Cruz Islands shortly after 2 o’clock this afternoon, New Zealand time.


Website Outage

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Both Wild Land and Tawa Weather websites fell victim to the power outage that occurred during the evening of Monday 4th February 2013. The weather at the time was somewhat “wild” with thunderstorms passing through and a significant downpour occurring as dusk fell.

The problem, in the lights-out datacentre that hosts the websites, was traced to a ferhoodled data switch. Fortunately, the server that collects the data from the weather station was unaffected and no data was lost. Historical weather data tables will be fully populated on the Tawa Weather website by 10 o’clock tomorrow morning (Wednesday 6th) as various routine tasks are completed.

The troubled data switch has been rehabilitated and steps will soon be taken to improve the resilience of this vital piece of equipment.

Strong Quakes, Solomon Islands

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

A burst of earthquake activity which includes six events of magnitude 6 has been occurring in the Solomon Islands since midday New Zealand time on Thursday.


An Astronomical Artwork

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

It takes talent to get the right balance in art ”“ technical excellence to execute the work, drama in the subject itself, and presentation that strikes an emotional chord in the viewer. Freelance photographer Mark Gee, based in Wellington, has just scored a direct hit with a majestic video clip of the full moon rising over Wellington.