Quake 7.6 Raoul Island

Raoul Island 7.6 Quake

Raoul Island 7.6 Quake

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Magnitude 7.6 – KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
2011 July 06 19:03:16 UTC

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 7.6
Date-Time
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 at 19:03:16 UTC
Thursday, July 07, 2011 at 07:03:16 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 29.312°S, 176.204°W
Depth 20 km (12.4 miles)
Region KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
Distances
163 km (101 miles) E of Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
347 km (215 miles) NE of L’Esperance Rock, Kermadec Islands
913 km (567 miles) S of NUKU`ALOFA, Tonga
1185 km (736 miles) NE of Auckland, New Zealand
Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 14.1 km (8.8 miles); depth +/- 4.4 km (2.7 miles)
Parameters
NST=620, Nph=625, Dmin=168.1 km, Rmss=1.02 sec, Gp= 18°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=B
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc0004pbm

Looks to me like it’s on the intersection of the Pacific plate and the Australian plate, so just more evidence of the Pacific plate being actively subducted right now. Interesting set of aftershocks, too.

H/t to Interesting Connections in tips https://chiefio.wordpress.com/tips/#comment-20033 and R. de Haan in https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/why-does-the-sea-floor-move-in-strips/#comment-20030 where there are also some links to news reports.

Southern Hemisphere

A view of Earthquakes from the South Pole

A view of Earthquakes from the South Pole

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Northern Hemisphere

North Polar Earthquake Map

North Polar Earthquake Map

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Asia and Russia

Asia Quake Map

Asia Quake Map

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Australia / New Zealand

This is a map of the Australia / Indonesia / New Zealand area:

Australia / Indonesia / New Zealand Quake Map

Australia / Indonesia / New Zealand Quake Map

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North America

North America and Mid Atlantic Ridge Quake Map

North America and Mid Atlantic Ridge Quake Map

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And remember, I have a dedicated CSZ page with closeups

California Map

Action Closer to Me

As I live in California, it makes it easier for me if I keep them in the list where I can see what’s shaking near me.

Here is an alternative view of things with the fault lines highlighted:

California Quakes with fault lines

California Quakes with fault lines

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en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/articles/nr/2180

Map of Plates

You can see it is where plates collide here:

Plates Of The World

Plates Of The World

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Some Volcano Stuff

This page:

http://pangea.stanford.edu/~dsinnett/Pages/Links.html has a nice collection of links to volcano monitor pages. Just click the pictures for the different volcano observatories.

The Smithsonian page:

http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/

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15 Responses to Quake 7.6 Raoul Island

  1. Thanks for the interesting new information.

    The rapidly crumbling story of global warming from CO2 seems to have increased the public’s sensitivity worldwide to all of the natural changes that occur every day in our environment.

    That may be one of few benefits from the AGW fiasco.

    Increased accountability of research grant expenditures may be another, if Western economies still have money left to support research the AGW scare has vanished.

    All is well,
    Oliver

  2. George says:

    And the Hawthorne swarm continues. Drove through that area today. Rained from about Lee Vining to Benton. Nice double rainbow over Mono Lake a little before sunset.

  3. R. de Haan says:

    I wonder if these quakes have a volcanic origin?
    07-JUL-2011 09:10:52 -28.94 -176.73 6.0 19.9 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
    07-JUL-2011 06:05:21 -29.31 -176.43 4.7 19.6 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
    07-JUL-2011 04:40:17 -29.68 -176.36 5.5 19.4 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
    07-JUL-2011 04:20:03 -29.28 -176.39 4.8 20.0 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
    07-JUL-2011 03:41:39 -29.90 -176.22 5.0 20.0 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
    07-JUL-2011 02:10:21 -29.14 -176.76 5.0 19.5 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
    07-JUL-2011 01:26:38 -29.38 -176.21 5.1 19.7 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
    07-JUL-2011 01:16:00 -29.67 -176.49 4.8 20.4 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
    07-JUL-2011 00:51:04 -28.85 -176.26 4.9 25.6 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
    07-JUL-2011 00:33:37 -28.95 -176.70 5.2 26.4 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
    06-JUL-2011 23:03:32 -29.24 -176.43 4.9 25.0 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
    06-JUL-2011 22:31:27 -29.18 -176.93 4.9 27.6 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
    06-JUL-2011 21:25:04 -29.40 -176.12 4.8 18.9 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
    06-JUL-2011 21:04:03 -29.34 -176.11 5.3 16.8 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
    06-JUL-2011 20:35:39 -29.56 -176.20 5.6 10.0 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
    06-JUL-2011 19:03:16 -29.31 -176.20 7.8 1.0 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION

  4. E.M.Smith says:

    It looks to me like we’re getting more swarms in volcanic areas…

    Noticed a red spot just a bit further south on the fault line too. Hope this isn’t a trend headed toward New Zealand again…

  5. Pascvaks says:

    Not surprised that the RFRC (-;Ring of Fire Rupture Clock;-) bypassed the US West Coast and South America’s Pacific Coast and instead let a Big One rip near the Kiwi’s once again. But I still think that we’re coming due to pay the Piper in our Pacific Northwest and another 7+ is building between Seattle and Los Angeles. I don’t have a horse in this race, quite the opposite, someone very close to me is smack dap in the wrong place these days.

  6. R. de Haan says:

    Moderate earthquake in between Corsica and France shakes coastal area’s
    http://earthquake-report.com/2011/07/07/moderate-earthquake-in-between-corsica-and-france-shakes-coastal-areas/

  7. E.M.Smith says:

    Well, and during the Tour de France too:

    Magnitude 5.3 – WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA
    2011 July 07 19:21:47 UTC

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
    Magnitude
    5.3
    Date-Time
    Thursday, July 07, 2011 at 19:21:47 UTC
    Thursday, July 07, 2011 at 09:21:47 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location
    41.986°N, 7.637°E
    Depth
    5.9 km (3.7 miles)
    Region
    WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA
    Distances
    160 km (99 miles) NNW of Sassari, Sardinia, Italy
    187 km (116 miles) SE of Toulon, France
    192 km (119 miles) S of Nice, France
    194 km (120 miles) S of MONACO, Monaco
    Location Uncertainty
    horizontal +/- 11.1 km (6.9 miles); depth +/- 5.4 km (3.4 miles)
    Parameters
    NST=342, Nph=352, Dmin=313.9 km, Rmss=0.87 sec, Gp= 47°,
    M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=9
    Source
    USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID
    usc0004qdn

  8. R. de Haan says:

    O.T. Nabro impact underestimated?
    http://earthquake-report.com/2011/07/07/nabro-eruption-31-people-killed-at-the-ethiopian-side-thousands-more-need-aid/

    As for the quake off the French coast, this is quite unique.
    Friends of mine doing research in the region as they planned to buy a property in the South of France also had a look at the quake history of the region and told me it was practically quake free.

  9. Interesting Connections says:

    Southern Africa also seeing some cold weather …

  10. boballab says:

    A 7.1 Quake in the Sendai area of Japan:

    Magnitude
    7.1 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)
    Date-Time
    Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 00:57:07 UTC
    Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 10:57:07 AM at epicenter
    Location
    38.000°N, 143.500°E
    Depth
    10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
    Region
    OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
    Distances
    231 km (143 miles) E (96°) from Sendai, Honshu, Japan
    252 km (156 miles) ENE (65°) from Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
    268 km (166 miles) E (83°) from Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
    423 km (263 miles) NE (51°) from TOKYO, Japan
    Location Uncertainty
    Error estimate not available
    Parameters
    Nph=0, Dmin=0 km, Rmss=0 sec, Gp=220°,
    M-type=”moment” magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=B
    Source
    NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
    Event ID
    pt11191000

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/pt11191000.php

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/10/145_35.php

  11. E.M.Smith says:

    @Boballab:

    That’s the same area as the 9.x so will likely be classed as an ‘aftershock’, but a big one…

    @Interesting connections:

    And I heard that Australia had grounded some plains again due to ash…

  12. E.M.Smith says:

    That Raoul Island map up top is looking very pock marked… and..

    When I wasn’t looking, there was a decent sized quake in the Philippines:

    Magnitude 6.4 – NEGROS, PHILIPPINES
    2011 July 11 20:47:04 UTC

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
    Magnitude
    6.4
    Date-Time
    Monday, July 11, 2011 at 20:47:04 UTC
    Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 04:47:04 AM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 9.504°N, 122.211°E
    Depth 20.1 km (12.5 miles)
    Region NEGROS, PHILIPPINES
    Distances
    126 km (78 miles) WNW of Dumaguete, Negros, Philippines
    135 km (83 miles) SSW of Iloilo, Panay, Philippines
    151 km (93 miles) SSW of Bacolod, Negros, Philippines
    576 km (357 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines
    Location Uncertainty
    horizontal +/- 12.5 km (7.8 miles); depth +/- 3 km (1.9 miles)
    Parameters
    NST=379, Nph=386, Dmin=458.6 km, Rmss=1.43 sec, Gp= 18°,
    M-type=”moment” magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=B
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usc0004u5w

  13. E.M.Smith says:

    Alaska just picked up a 6.1 and Chile got a 6.0:

    Magnitude 6.1 – ALASKA PENINSULA
    2011 July 16 19:59:14 UTC

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
    Magnitude 6.1
    Date-Time
    Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 19:59:14 UTC
    Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 11:59:14 AM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 54.895°N, 161.267°W
    Depth 48.2 km (30.0 miles)
    Region ALASKA PENINSULA
    Distances
    70 km (43 miles) SW of Sand Point, Alaska
    98 km (60 miles) ESE of Cold Bay, Alaska
    971 km (603 miles) SW of Anchorage, Alaska
    1674 km (1040 miles) W of WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory, Canada
    Location Uncertainty
    horizontal +/- 14.1 km (8.8 miles); depth +/- 6.9 km (4.3 miles)
    Parameters
    NST=414, Nph=427, Dmin=71.2 km, Rmss=1.31 sec, Gp= 61°,
    M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usc0004z18

    Magnitude 6.0 – OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE
    2011 July 16 00:26:13 UTC

    Magnitude 6.0
    Date-Time
    Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 00:26:13 UTC
    Friday, July 15, 2011 at 08:26:13 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 33.798°S, 72.074°W
    Depth 22.9 km (14.2 miles)
    Region OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE
    Distances
    47 km (29 miles) WSW of San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile
    94 km (58 miles) SSW of Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile
    128 km (79 miles) WNW of Rancagua, Libertador O’Higgins, Chile
    136 km (84 miles) WSW of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile
    Location Uncertainty
    horizontal +/- 19.8 km (12.3 miles); depth +/- 7.3 km (4.5 miles)
    Parameters
    NST=281, Nph=282, Dmin=134.7 km, Rmss=0.78 sec, Gp=130°,
    M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usc0004ymd

    A fairly large number of times there have been ‘matching events’ in north and south hemispheres on the same side of the pacific plate… Hmmmm….

  14. E.M.Smith says:

    Looks like a 6.1 in Kyrgyzstan:

    Magnitude 6.1 – KYRGYZSTAN
    2011 July 19 19:35:43 UTC

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
    Magnitude 6.1
    Date-Time
    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 19:35:43 UTC
    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 01:35:43 AM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 40.151°N, 71.426°E
    Depth 16 km (9.9 miles)
    Region KYRGYZSTAN
    Distances
    42 km (26 miles) SW of Farghona (Fergana), Uzbekistan
    60 km (37 miles) SE of Quqon (Kokand), Uzbekistan
    98 km (60 miles) SSW of Namangan, Uzbekistan
    404 km (251 miles) SW of BISHKEK (Frunze), Kyrgyzstan
    Location Uncertainty
    horizontal +/- 12.6 km (7.8 miles); depth +/- 4.2 km (2.6 miles)
    Parameters
    NST=453, Nph=462, Dmin=337.3 km, Rmss=0.81 sec, Gp= 14°,
    M-type=”moment” magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=F
    Source
    Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usc00050ll

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