Weekly Geophysical: 28 Dec 2012


Summary of report week: USGS is listing 29 events, EMSC is listing 31 events and GFX Potsdam is listing 27 events. You can view each of these listings below. No active category force storms. Max 6 actively erupting volcanoes over and above the 17 always erupting.

The volcano graph remains to be stretched out to form a rolling year as we go forwards.

Earthquakes for w/e 28 Dec 2012

Full details of Mag 6+ earthquakes can be found here (There were none in this report week)

The listings for each of the main global providers is shown below.

29 events from USGS

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2012-12-28 17:32:17, -0.246, 122.951, 5.6, 102.1, Sulawesi. Ind. {Map}
2012-12-28 13:42:34, 55.609, 164.798, 5.5, 35.8, Komandorskiye Ostrova. Russia {Map}
2012-12-28 10:35:46, -29.663, -176.310, 5.1, 9.9, Kermadec Isls. Region {Map}
2012-12-27 16:33:59, -12.361, -14.874, 5.2, 9.5, Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge {Map}
2012-12-27 09:42:02, -18.297, -173.554, 5.3, 39.7, Tonga {Map}
2012-12-27 05:36:12, 12.966, -57.974, 5.3, 14.0, North Atlantic Ocean {Map}
2012-12-27 00:37:10, -35.765, -73.274, 5.1, 22.2, Offshore Maule. Chile {Map}
2012-12-26 23:01:57, -56.191, -144.564, 5.5, 13.2, Pacific-Antarctic Ridge {Map}
2012-12-26 20:24:26, -10.431, -13.170, 5.3, 9.2, Ascension Island Region {Map}
2012-12-26 19:08:03, 0.912, 98.739, 5.0, 77.3, Nias Region. Ind. {Map}
2012-12-26 13:17:56, -37.281, -73.363, 5.5, 24.7, Bio-Bio. Chile {Map}
2012-12-26 05:17:26, -24.227, -178.985, 5.1, 457.1, South Of The Fiji Isls. {Map}
2012-12-26 02:24:33, -5.960, 147.303, 5.3, 95.5, Eastern New Guinea P.N.G {Map}
2012-12-25 22:44:34, 42.441, 41.019, 5.3, 13.8, Black Sea. Offshore Georgia {Map}
2012-12-25 17:36:29, 28.402, 66.423, 5.1, 10.0, Pakistan {Map}
2012-12-25 08:46:32, -7.916, 101.268, 5.1, 28.6, S.West Of Sumatra. Ind. {Map}
2012-12-25 07:34:42, 1.101, 125.511, 5.3, 56.7, Molucca Sea {Map}
2012-12-24 23:24:50, -55.675, 147.090, 5.0, 10.0, West Of Macquarie Island {Map}
2012-12-24 12:58:19, 4.124, 126.721, 5.1, 21.6, Kepulauan Talaud. Ind. {Map}
2012-12-24 12:12:37, -28.998, -71.506, 5.2, 32.4, Offshore Atacama. Chile {Map}
2012-12-24 07:54:09, 55.004, 161.891, 5.2, 14.2, Nr. E. Coast Of Kamchatka. {Map}
2012-12-23 13:31:39, 42.417, 41.063, 5.5, 10.0, Black Sea. Offshore Georgia {Map}
2012-12-23 12:52:23, 4.171, 126.633, 5.2, 31.9, Kepulauan Talaud. Ind. {Map}
2012-12-23 06:38:57, 38.504, 44.844, 5.2, 10.5, Turkey-Iran Border Region {Map}
2012-12-23 00:29:55, -13.079, 167.113, 5.2, 211.0, Vanuatu {Map}
2012-12-22 18:07:17, 19.172, 121.088, 5.1, 29.0, Babuyan Isls. Region. Philippines {Map}
2012-12-22 16:41:44, 22.430, 94.753, 5.5, 126.6, Myanmar {Map}
2012-12-22 04:42:37, 49.862, 155.144, 5.1, 117.2, Kuril Isls. {Map}
2012-12-22 03:50:03, 5.234, 94.266, 5.2, 10.0, Northern Sumatra. Ind. {Map}

All earthquakes in the above list, and the details below, are sourced from USGS.

31 events from EMSC

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2012-12-28 17:32:18, -0.166, 122.996, 5.5, 108.0, Sulawesi Ind. {Map}
2012-12-28 13:42:35, 55.634, 164.815, 5.5, 40.0, Komandorskiye Ostrova Region {Map}
2012-12-28 10:35:46, -29.705, -176.227, 5.1, 10.0, Kermadec Isls. Region {Map}
2012-12-27 16:34:00, -12.426, -14.855, 5.2, 10.0, Southern Mid Atlantic Ridge {Map}
2012-12-27 09:42:02, -18.237, -173.629, 5.3, 41.0, Tonga {Map}
2012-12-27 05:36:11, 12.952, -57.966, 5.3, 10.0, North Atlantic Ocean {Map}
2012-12-27 00:37:08, -35.797, -73.367, 5.8, 10.0, Offshore Maule Chile {Map}
2012-12-26 23:01:56, -56.158, -144.510, 5.5, 10.0, Pacific Antarctic Ridge {Map}
2012-12-26 20:24:27, -10.406, -13.199, 5.2, 10.0, Ascension Island Region {Map}
2012-12-26 13:17:57, -37.237, -73.347, 5.3, 30.0, Bio Bio Chile {Map}
2012-12-26 05:17:27, -24.274, -179.152, 5.1, 455.0, South Of Fiji Isls. {Map}
2012-12-26 02:58:24, -20.739, -178.588, 5.1, 601.0, Fiji Region {Map}
2012-12-26 02:24:33, -6.037, 147.439, 5.1, 100.0, Eastern New Guinea Reg. P.N.G. {Map}
2012-12-25 22:44:32, 42.547, 40.948, 5.4, 2.0, Black Sea Offshore Georgia {Map}
2012-12-25 17:36:29, 28.461, 66.494, 5.1, 10.0, Pakistan {Map}
2012-12-25 08:46:30, -7.871, 101.240, 5.2, 2.0, S.West Of Sumatra Ind. {Map}
2012-12-25 07:34:43, 1.181, 125.580, 5.2, 69.0, Molucca Sea {Map}
2012-12-24 23:24:56, -55.670, 147.036, 5.1, 60.0, West Of Macquarie Island {Map}
2012-12-24 12:58:25, 4.209, 126.898, 5.1, 70.0, Kepulauan Talaud Ind. {Map}
2012-12-24 12:12:37, -29.005, -71.320, 5.1, 35.0, Atacama Chile {Map}
2012-12-24 07:54:08, 55.004, 161.958, 5.2, 10.0, Nr. E. Coast Of Kamchatka {Map}
2012-12-23 13:31:40, 42.580, 40.987, 5.5, 10.0, Black Sea Offshore Georgia {Map}
2012-12-23 12:52:25, 4.225, 126.722, 5.2, 49.0, Kepulauan Talaud Ind. {Map}
2012-12-23 00:29:57, -13.089, 167.148, 5.2, 230.0, Vanuatu {Map}
2012-12-22 18:07:19, 19.126, 121.221, 5.1, 50.0, Babuyan Isl Region Philippines {Map}
2012-12-22 16:41:45, 22.469, 94.801, 5.5, 133.0, Myanmar {Map}
2012-12-22 16:02:45, -5.976, -76.578, 5.0, 40.0, Northern Peru {Map}
2012-12-22 04:42:37, 49.864, 155.137, 5.1, 123.0, Kuril Isls. {Map}
2012-12-22 03:50:03, 5.259, 94.167, 5.3, 10.0, Northern Sumatra Ind. {Map}
2012-12-22 03:24:34, 22.047, 121.481, 5.4, 16.0, Taiwan Region {Map}
2012-12-22 02:04:23, -2.826, 119.859, 5.1, 40.0, Sulawesi Ind. {Map}

All earthquakes in the above list, and the details below, are sourced from EMSC.

27 events from GFZ Potsdam

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2012-12-28 17:32:18, -0.150, 122.980, 5.4, 106.0, Minahassa Peninsula. Sulawesi {Map}
2012-12-28 13:42:32, 55.690, 164.970, 5.2, 10.0, Komandorskiye Ostrova Region {Map}
2012-12-28 13:27:36, 13.790, -91.610, 5.2, 10.0, Nr. Coast Of Guatemala {Map}
2012-12-28 10:35:48, -29.130, -176.310, 5.4, 10.0, Kermadec Isls. Region {Map}
2012-12-27 09:41:58, -18.260, -173.510, 5.3, 10.0, Tonga Isls. {Map}
2012-12-27 05:36:11, 13.000, -58.010, 5.3, 10.0, North Atlantic Ocean {Map}
2012-12-27 00:37:09, -35.790, -73.380, 5.7, 10.0, Off Coast Of Central Chile {Map}
2012-12-26 23:01:59, -55.950, -144.500, 5.5, 15.0, Pacific Antarctic Ridge {Map}
2012-12-26 20:24:27, -10.430, -13.160, 5.2, 10.0, Ascension Island Region {Map}
2012-12-26 13:17:57, -37.240, -73.320, 5.3, 18.0, Nr. Coast Of Central Chile {Map}
2012-12-26 02:58:23, -20.570, -178.610, 5.4, 572.0, Fiji Isls. Region {Map}
2012-12-26 02:24:33, -5.930, 147.290, 5.3, 90.0, Eastern New Guinea Reg.. P.N.G. {Map}
2012-12-25 22:44:33, 42.550, 40.910, 5.4, 10.0, Black Sea {Map}
2012-12-25 17:36:29, 28.410, 66.440, 5.0, 10.0, Pakistan {Map}
2012-12-25 17:08:16, 32.010, 137.910, 5.1, 372.0, S.East Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2012-12-25 08:46:32, -7.810, 101.260, 5.1, 10.0, S.West Of Sumatra. Ind. {Map}
2012-12-25 07:34:44, 1.170, 125.580, 5.2, 75.0, Northern Molucca Sea {Map}
2012-12-24 23:24:50, -55.710, 147.040, 5.1, 10.0, West Of Macquarie Island {Map}
2012-12-24 12:12:37, -29.010, -71.490, 5.3, 32.0, Nr. Coast Of Central Chile {Map}
2012-12-24 07:54:09, 54.900, 162.010, 5.2, 10.0, Nr. E. Coast Of Kamchatka {Map}
2012-12-23 13:31:41, 42.590, 40.980, 5.8, 8.0, Black Sea {Map}
2012-12-23 12:52:22, 4.250, 126.740, 5.2, 27.0, Talaud Isls. Ind. {Map}
2012-12-23 00:29:58, -13.150, 167.080, 5.1, 230.0, Vanuatu Isls. {Map}
2012-12-22 18:07:15, 19.130, 121.230, 5.0, 10.0, Philippine Isls. Region {Map}
2012-12-22 16:41:46, 22.420, 94.730, 5.4, 131.0, Myanmar {Map}
2012-12-22 04:42:38, 49.820, 155.270, 5.0, 125.0, Kuril Isls. {Map}
2012-12-22 03:50:04, 5.150, 94.110, 5.1, 10.0, Northern Sumatra. Ind. {Map}

All earthquakes in the above list, and the details below, are sourced from GFZ Potsdam

All Magnitudes trend 5+
AllMagnitudes_20121228

Mag 5.0 to 5.9 magnitudes trend.
M5_Mags_20121228

Mag 6.0 to 6.9 magnitudes trend.
M6_Mags_20121228

Peaks of Inactivity
Shows the days in between Mag 6 band events. Days where a Mag 6 earthquake occurs are zero on the chart.
M6Inactivity_20121228

Mag 7.0 to 7.9 magnitudes trend.
M7_Mags_20121228

Mag 8.0+ magnitudes trend
M8_Mags_20121228

Earthquake Statistics
(See explanation here.)
QuakeStats_20121228

Volcanoes

Volcano information gathered from various sources, including the Smithsonian Weekly Volcanic Activity Report from which confirmation of reports is taken.

Volcano Chart

Volcanoes_20121228

Volcanoes erupting this week contributing to the chart. (These are gleaned from the Internet as there is no Smithsonian for the 25th Dec. Wonder why? 🙂 )

Lokon (Indonesia)
Paluweh (Indonesia)
Reventador (Ecuador)
San Cristóbal (Nicaragua)
103
WVHO31 MHTG 282210
MHTG SIGMET 5 VALID 282210/290410 MHTG-
MHTG CENTRAL AMERICAN FIR VA SAN CRISTOBAL LOC N1241 W08659
VA CLD OBS AT 2115Z SFC/FL080 N1254 W08840 – N1244 W08700 –
N1240 W08659 – N1231 W08839 – N1254 W08840 MOV W 25-30KT
SFC/FL100 N1417 W09150 – N1313 W08843 – N1231 W08840 –
N1234 W09127 – N1417 W09150 MOV W 20-25KT
FCST 0330Z VA CLD SFC/FL080 N1312 W08917 – N1246 W08659 –
N1239 W08700 – N1231 W08920 – N1312 W08917=

Source: NOAA SIGMET
Shiveluch (Kamchatka)
Tungurahua (Ecuador)

Copahue appears to have ceased for the time being.

Volcanic Ash Advisories

Anchorage VAAC Last Non nil advisory: 2012-10-31 12:00:00, NOVARUPTA, ALASKA PENINSULA, 2012/005
Australian VAAC Latest: Currently there are no Volcanic Ash Advisories active for the Darwin VAAC region.
Buenos Aires VAAC Latest: No se han emitido Avisos de Cenizas Volcánicas (No reports)
London VAAC Latest: There are currently no advisories in force
Montréal VAAC Last advisory: 18 Dec 2012 – TEST. No active advisories.
Tokyo VAAC Latest: No current advisories.
Toulouse VAAC Last issued report: 01-11-2012 – 15:00 UTC – 2012-01 — NYIRAGONGO
Washington VAAC No current advisories.
Wellington VAAC Latest: No current advisories.

Category 1+ storms

Cat 1+ Storms Chart
CFStorms_20121228

There were no ‘Category’ force storms in the world during the week of the report. There are a few tropical storms that may develop however.

The category force storms contributing to the chart are:

Cyclone-1 ETHEL Cyclone-1 IGGY Cyclone-1 KOJI Cyclone-1 THANE Cyclone-2 BENILDE
Cyclone-2 LUA Cyclone-3 ANAIS Cyclone-3 CLAUDIA Cyclone-4 EVAN Cyclone-4 FUNSO
Cyclone-4 GIOVANNA Cyclone-4 JASMINE      
Hurricane-1 CHRIS Hurricane-1 ERNESTO Hurricane-1 GILMA Hurricane-1 ILEANA Hurricane-1 ISAAC
Hurricane-1 LANE Hurricane-1 LESLIE Hurricane-1 NADINE Hurricane-1 RAFAEL Hurricane-1 Unnamed
Hurricane-2 CARLOTTA Hurricane-2 FABIO Hurricane-2 GORDON Hurricane-2 KIRK Hurricane-2 SANDY
Hurricane-3 BUD Hurricane-3 DANIEL Hurricane-3 MICHAEL Hurricane-3 MIRIAM Hurricane-3 PAUL
Hurricane-4 EMILIA        
Typhoon-1 DAMREY Typhoon-1 HAIKUI Typhoon-1 KAI_TAK Typhoon-1 PAKHAR Typhoon-1 SANVU
Typhoon-2 SAOLA Typhoon-3 MAWAR Typhoon-3 PRAPIROON Typhoon-3 SON_TINH Typhoon-4 VICENTE
Typhoon-4 TEMBIN Super Typhoon-4 BOLAVEN Super Typhoon-4 GUCHOL Super Typhoon-5 BOPHA Super Typhoon-5 JELAWAT
Super Typhoon-5 SANBA        

That concludes the report of the week ending 28 December 2012 UTC.

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