Weekly Geophysical: 04 Jan 2013


Summary of report week: USGS is listing 19 events, EMSC is listing 21 events and GFX Potsdam is listing 23 events. You can view each of these listings below. No active category force storms. Max 4 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 04 Jan 2013

Full details of Mag 6+ earthquakes can be found here (There was one in this report week)

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

19 events from USGS

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2013-01-04 23:16:27, -20.904, 169.548, 5.1, 73.3, Vanuatu {Map}
2013-01-04 13:13:41, -16.436, -173.375, 5.1, 10.0, Tonga {Map}
2013-01-03 00:02:16, -1.576, 127.404, 5.4, 27.5, Kepulauan Obi. Ind. {Map}
2013-01-01 07:35:50, 46.904, 151.022, 5.7, 48.7, Kuril Isls. {Map}
2012-12-31 20:02:04, -61.596, 154.287, 5.2, 10.0, Balleny Isls. Region {Map}
2012-12-31 08:50:07, -3.237, 86.453, 5.0, 9.8, South Indian Ocean {Map}
2012-12-31 01:15:18, 15.058, -92.140, 5.0, 113.9, Chiapas. Mexico {Map}
2012-12-30 20:49:29, -12.877, -70.974, 5.2, 41.5, Central Peru {Map}
2012-12-30 12:21:23, 14.525, -92.927, 5.2, 35.5, Offshore Chiapas. Mexico {Map}
2012-12-30 11:33:41, 1.573, 126.690, 5.1, 58.6, Molucca Sea {Map}
2012-12-30 07:56:50, -7.051, 105.219, 5.0, 34.9, Java. Ind. {Map}
2012-12-30 06:44:41, -60.929, -36.966, 5.2, 10.0, Scotia Sea {Map}
2012-12-29 23:05:26, 37.055, 141.182, 5.2, 58.3, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2012-12-29 17:50:52, 35.683, 70.588, 5.6, 110.5, Hindu Kush Region. Afghanistan {Map}
2012-12-29 14:59:36, 38.757, 142.095, 5.5, 33.6, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2012-12-29 07:59:41, -3.491, 148.832, 6.0, 10.1, Bismarck Sea {Map}
2012-12-29 07:59:15, -3.323, 148.782, 5.0, 10.0, Bismarck Sea {Map}
2012-12-29 07:56:00, -3.360, 148.653, 5.0, 9.9, Bismarck Sea {Map}
2012-12-29 07:19:32, 37.065, 141.166, 5.1, 40.4, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}

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

Magnitude 6.0 Bismarck Sea

World GlobeSaturday, December 29, 2012 @ 07:59:41 UTC
Location in Google Maps

  • Location: 3.492°S,  148.832°E
  • Depth: 10.1 km
  • Region: Bismarck Sea

  • Distances:
    • 237km (147mi) SE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea
    • 240km (149mi) WSW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
    • 270km (167mi) NNW of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
    • 387km (240mi) ENE of Madang, Papua New Guinea
    • 683km (424mi) NNE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Event ID: usc000ehxl

21 events from EMSC

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2013-01-04 23:16:26, -20.841, 169.669, 5.1, 60.0, Vanuatu {Map}
2013-01-04 13:13:42, -16.487, -173.274, 5.2, 10.0, Tonga {Map}
2013-01-03 00:02:18, -1.426, 127.496, 5.6, 30.0, Kepulauan Obi Ind. {Map}
2013-01-02 19:35:14, -15.838, -171.979, 5.0, 2.0, Samoa Isls. Region {Map}
2013-01-02 17:53:58, -35.776, -73.226, 5.0, 30.0, Offshore Maule Chile {Map}
2013-01-02 02:00:21, -2.952, 100.986, 5.0, 42.0, Kep. Mentawai Region Ind. {Map}
2013-01-01 15:18:34, -1.058, 126.869, 5.0, 10.0, Kepulauan Sula Ind. {Map}
2013-01-01 07:35:50, 46.895, 151.073, 5.6, 46.0, Kuril Isls. {Map}
2012-12-31 20:02:03, -61.622, 154.440, 5.1, 2.0, Balleny Isls. Region {Map}
2012-12-31 08:50:08, -3.089, 86.433, 5.1, 10.0, South Indian Ocean {Map}
2012-12-30 20:49:25, -12.946, -71.038, 5.2, 10.0, Central Peru {Map}
2012-12-30 12:21:23, 14.501, -92.944, 5.3, 33.0, Offshore Chiapas Mexico {Map}
2012-12-30 11:33:43, 1.617, 126.676, 5.1, 71.0, Molucca Sea {Map}
2012-12-30 07:56:53, -7.011, 105.218, 5.0, 60.0, Java Ind. {Map}
2012-12-30 06:44:43, -60.978, -37.071, 5.2, 20.0, Scotia Sea {Map}
2012-12-29 23:05:24, 37.042, 141.198, 5.2, 40.0, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu Japan {Map}
2012-12-29 17:50:52, 35.725, 70.636, 5.6, 117.0, Hindu Kush Region Afghanistan {Map}
2012-12-29 14:59:37, 38.782, 142.114, 5.4, 40.0, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu Japan {Map}
2012-12-29 07:59:16, -3.274, 148.783, 5.7, 10.0, Bismarck Sea {Map}
2012-12-29 07:56:00, -3.294, 148.862, 5.0, 10.0, Bismarck Sea {Map}
2012-12-29 07:19:33, 37.182, 140.997, 5.1, 43.0, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu Japan {Map}

All earthquakes in the above list are sourced from EMSC.

23 events from GFZ Potsdam

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2013-01-04 23:16:26, -20.780, 169.640, 5.2, 57.0, Vanuatu Isls. {Map}
2013-01-04 20:24:40, -5.440, 146.110, 5.2, 67.0, Eastern New Guinea Reg.. P.N.G. {Map}
2013-01-04 13:13:46, -16.580, -173.210, 5.2, 41.0, Tonga Isls. {Map}
2013-01-04 10:10:47, -29.840, -176.120, 5.1, 10.0, Kermadec Isls. Region {Map}
2013-01-04 07:32:33, -15.220, -173.920, 5.0, 61.0, Tonga Isls. {Map}
2013-01-03 00:02:16, -1.480, 127.500, 5.3, 10.0, Halmahera. Ind. {Map}
2013-01-02 19:35:16, -15.840, -172.020, 5.0, 10.0, Samoa Isls. Region {Map}
2013-01-01 15:18:36, -1.050, 126.910, 5.0, 26.0, Southern Molucca Sea {Map}
2013-01-01 07:35:47, 47.050, 151.240, 5.3, 10.0, Kuril Isls. {Map}
2012-12-31 20:02:06, -61.680, 154.500, 5.3, 10.0, Balleny Isls. Region {Map}
2012-12-31 01:45:02, 35.380, -36.400, 5.1, 10.0, Northern Mid Atlantic Ridge {Map}
2012-12-30 20:49:25, -12.940, -71.140, 5.0, 14.0, Central Peru {Map}
2012-12-30 12:21:23, 14.550, -93.100, 5.4, 34.0, Nr. Coast Of Chiapas. Mexico {Map}
2012-12-30 11:33:42, 1.570, 126.700, 5.2, 58.0, Northern Molucca Sea {Map}
2012-12-30 06:44:42, -61.020, -36.890, 5.1, 10.0, Scotia Sea {Map}
2012-12-29 23:05:21, 36.980, 141.250, 5.1, 23.0, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2012-12-29 17:50:52, 35.770, 70.610, 5.5, 103.0, Hindu Kush Region. Afghanistan {Map}
2012-12-29 14:59:37, 38.770, 142.090, 5.4, 42.0, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2012-12-29 08:33:21, -6.660, 129.980, 5.0, 145.0, Banda Sea {Map}
2012-12-29 07:59:15, -3.310, 148.860, 5.8, 10.0, Bismarck Sea {Map}
2012-12-29 07:19:35, 37.200, 140.980, 5.2, 52.0, Eastern Honshu. Japan {Map}
2012-12-29 04:38:28, -26.070, -177.200, 5.0, 109.0, South Of Fiji Isls. {Map}

All earthquakes in the above list are sourced from GFZ Potsdam

All Magnitudes trend 5+
AllMagnitudes_20130104

Mag 5.0 to 5.9 magnitudes trend.
M5_Mags_20130104

Mag 6.0 to 6.9 magnitudes trend.
M6_Mags_20130104

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_20130104

Mag 7.0 to 7.9 magnitudes trend.
M7_Mags_20130104

Mag 8.0+ magnitudes trend
M8_Mags_20130104

Earthquake Statistics
(See explanation here.)
QuakeStats_20130104

Volcanoes

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

A volcano is only included in the listing if there is significant ash above 1km height (white/steam clouds are not counted) or there is a significant lave flow. Crater incandescence, unless accompanied by the either of the preceding does qualify as an eruption.

Volcano Chart

Volcanoes_20130104

Volcanoes erupting this week contributing to the chart.
Paluweh (Indonesia) (Now finished erupting)
IDD65290.201301051109
Plosky Tolbachik
San Cristóbal (Nicaragua).
Shiveluch (Kamchatka)

Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre 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.

Aviation Colour Codes
Nice image of Tolbachik
Erupting Fissure at Tolbachik. There are several image size options on the right hand side.

More pictures of this volcano can be found here

Category 1+ storms

Cat 1+ Storms Chart
CFStorms_20130104

There two ‘Category’ force storms in the world during the week of the report.
Cyclone-3 FREDA
Cyclone-1 DUMILE

That concludes the report of the week ending 04 January 2013 UTC.

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