Tag Archives: Indo-Australian Plate

Kermadec Islands Quake Storm

The fault zone bordering the Pacific Plate and the Indo-Australian Plate is active today at the Kermadec Islands. Starting at 17:42 UTC there has been an earthquake of 5.0 magnitude or higher averaging every 30 minutes until 20:00. No tsunamis … Continue reading

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Papua New Guinea. 7.1 Earthquake

I awoke this morning to the news of a large on-land earthquake in PNG this morning. A 7.1 is a destructive quake with Pager showing 500k population in the worst hit zone. But it’s mnot all bad news as the … Continue reading

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Sumatra Quake Kills 1, scares many

Today’s 6.6 earthquake in northern Sumatra killed a young boy when his house fell on top of him. There was also other damage and shaking was felt a long way off, as much as 600 km. The quake was inland … Continue reading

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Tonga to Vanuatu fault zone is messed up!

Earthquakes in the fault zone from Tonga across to Vanuatu is a bit messed up and for good reason. There is the subduction zone to the west and another to the east but in between is crazy It is a … Continue reading

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New Zealand and the myth of Zealandia

I have read a lot of pieces and seen a lot of “news” about this mythical continent of Zealandia. And they are all wrong. If the two islands of New Zealand were on a submerged continent you would think that would make … Continue reading

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What would happen if

OK there is a bunch of activity in the fault line across from Indonesia to Fiji. Most of this is a subduction zone where the Indo-Australian plate is bending and going under the plate above it. A bunch of the quakes lately … Continue reading

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South Pacific activity

Vanuatu has a large quake a week ago and the aftershocks are still rolling. Bit the big one today so far is the 6.8 that rolled the Banda sea. This area like Vanuatu is a ‘U’ shaped bend in the … Continue reading

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