Tag Archives: New Zealand

Feb 4 Vancouver Island Quake

I know this was a few days ago but I wanted to check a few things. There was a 5.7 magnitude off of Vancouver Island. This is close to the Cascadia subduction fault. As soon as you say Cascadia a … Continue reading

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Two medium magnitude quakes hit Italy today, one in the wee hours of the morning was a 4.0 and woke people up but caused little damage, the other was 8 hours later, a magnitude¬†5.1 and caused fear and confusion but … Continue reading

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New Zealand Earthquake Dec 2011

Today brought the quake we were expecting in New Zealand, which happened in one of the few parts of the zone that would create little to no damage. We hope this is the tail of the earthquake storm that has … Continue reading

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5th 7+ quake in Vanuatu in just over a year!

Earthquakes in Vanuatu are a common occurance but 7.0’s are always news. Vanuatu has another 7+ earthquake today, the 3rd in less than a month, the fifth in just over a year; no damage expected but wow are they getting … Continue reading

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Focus on the Kermadec Trench

The fault from the center of New Zealand north to Tonga is a two part deep trench. And in the last week it has been the center of a lot of activity, earthquake wise. The range of magnitudes goes as … Continue reading

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Christchurch New Zealand hit hard again

A magnitude 6 earthquake directly below the city and only at a depth of 10km has added to the devistation in this devistated city. If you don’t recall they had a Mafnitude 6.3 earthquake in February of this year which … Continue reading

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