Weekly Geophysical: 18 Jan 13


Summary of report week: USGS is listing 21 events, EMSC is listing 26 events and GFX Potsdam is listing 25 events. You can view each of these listings below. No active category force storms. Max xx actively erupting volcanoes over and above the 17 always erupting.

Using converted magnitudes (mb to Mw etc) USGS converts to 70 events and EMSC converts to 64 events.

Earthquakes for w/e 18 Jan 2013

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.

21 published 5+ events from USGS

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2013-01-18 12:42:51, 31.070, 99.574, 5.4, 9.2, Western Sichuan. China {Map}
2013-01-18 09:32:33, 11.709, 143.309, 5.1, 24.7, South Of The Mariana Isls. {Map}
2013-01-18 04:57:05, 11.797, 143.321, 5.3, 23.7, South Of The Mariana Isls. {Map}
2013-01-18 04:08:03, 0.734, -25.381, 5.0, 10.0, Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge {Map}
2013-01-16 02:38:24, 17.432, 145.988, 5.5, 124.0, Alamagan Region. N. Mariana Isls. {Map}
2013-01-15 19:20:27, 16.663, -98.202, 5.0, 22.7, Guerrero. Mexico {Map}
2013-01-15 19:04:35, -34.722, 178.901, 5.4, 170.6, South Of The Kermadec Isls. {Map}
2013-01-15 16:09:36, -62.566, -161.345, 6.1, 10.0, Pacific-Antarctic Ridge {Map}
2013-01-15 02:58:14, 32.447, 141.553, 5.0, 43.7, Izu Isls. Japan Region {Map}
2013-01-14 14:55:53, 55.157, -134.547, 5.5, 11.9, S.Eastern Alaska {Map}
2013-01-13 21:23:27, -20.102, -69.195, 5.5, 83.7, Tarapaca. Chile {Map}
2013-01-13 17:53:47, -7.240, 144.011, 5.3, 33.7, Nr. S. Coast Of New Guinea. P.N.G {Map}
2013-01-13 17:50:16, 26.092, -110.062, 5.4, 6.2, Gulf Of California {Map}
2013-01-13 16:28:26, 25.915, -110.157, 5.6, 10.1, Gulf Of California {Map}
2013-01-13 03:17:43, 39.287, 142.296, 5.0, 45.5, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2013-01-12 21:50:18, 0.072, -17.033, 5.1, 10.0, North Of Ascension Island {Map}
2013-01-12 17:33:37, -2.991, 129.807, 5.3, 7.3, Seram. Ind. {Map}
2013-01-12 14:32:38, -53.113, -46.971, 5.1, 14.5, South Atlantic Ocean {Map}
2013-01-12 13:37:23, 47.400, 153.439, 5.3, 35.0, Kuril Isls. {Map}
2013-01-12 09:15:13, -2.073, 138.859, 5.0, 44.3, Papua. Ind. {Map}
2013-01-12 03:25:05, 31.846, 50.960, 5.4, 10.0, Western Iran {Map}

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

Magnitude 6.1 Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

World GlobeTuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 16:09:36 UTC
Location in Google Maps

  • Location: 62.566°S,  161.346°W
  • Depth: 10.0 km
  • Region: Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

  • Distances:
    • 1030km (640mi) ENE of Scott Island Bank, Antarctica
    • 2572km (1598mi) SSE of Dunedin, New Zealand
    • 2619km (1627mi) SE of Invercargill, New Zealand
    • 2619km (1627mi) SE of Gore, New Zealand
    • 2845km (1767mi) SSE of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Event ID: usb000epcu

26 events from EMSC

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2013-01-18 14:05:53, 53.894, -163.437, 5.0, 10.0, Unimak Island Region Alaska {Map}
2013-01-18 12:42:51, 31.092, 99.623, 5.6, 10.0, Western Sichuan China {Map}
2013-01-18 09:32:32, 11.805, 143.304, 5.1, 10.0, South Of Mariana Isls. {Map}
2013-01-18 04:57:03, 11.877, 143.237, 5.3, 10.0, South Of Mariana Isls. {Map}
2013-01-18 04:08:02, 0.738, -25.398, 5.0, 2.0, Central Mid Atlantic Ridge {Map}
2013-01-16 23:32:45, 42.433, 144.628, 5.1, 10.0, Hokkaido Japan Region {Map}
2013-01-16 16:24:43, -35.998, -103.029, 5.2, 10.0, S.East Of Easter Island {Map}
2013-01-16 02:38:23, 17.479, 145.967, 5.3, 114.0, Alamagan Reg N. Mariana Isls. {Map}
2013-01-15 19:04:31, -34.767, 179.009, 5.4, 136.0, South Of Kermadec Isls. {Map}
2013-01-15 16:09:36, -62.482, -161.280, 6.1, 10.0, Pacific Antarctic Ridge {Map}
2013-01-15 02:58:14, 32.439, 141.571, 5.0, 42.0, Izu Isls. Japan Region {Map}
2013-01-14 14:55:53, 55.114, -134.556, 5.5, 10.0, S.Eastern Alaska {Map}
2013-01-14 07:05:55, 1.904, 96.908, 5.0, 30.0, Nias Region Ind. {Map}
2013-01-13 21:23:27, -20.170, -69.185, 5.4, 90.0, Tarapaca Chile {Map}
2013-01-13 17:53:48, -7.247, 144.113, 5.3, 40.0, Nr. S Coast Of New Guinea Png. {Map}
2013-01-13 17:50:16, 26.041, -110.056, 5.4, 10.0, Gulf Of California {Map}
2013-01-13 16:28:26, 25.970, -110.088, 5.5, 10.0, Gulf Of California {Map}
2013-01-13 12:44:09, 60.785, -153.019, 5.0, 141.0, Southern Alaska {Map}
2013-01-13 07:24:47, -56.118, -27.666, 5.0, 83.0, South Sandwich Isls. Region {Map}
2013-01-13 03:17:43, 39.233, 142.155, 5.0, 49.0, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu Japan {Map}
2013-01-12 21:50:18, 0.001, -17.058, 5.1, 10.0, North Of Ascension Island {Map}
2013-01-12 17:33:41, -2.952, 129.820, 5.5, 30.0, Seram Ind. {Map}
2013-01-12 14:32:38, -53.274, -47.021, 5.1, 10.0, South Atlantic Ocean {Map}
2013-01-12 13:37:24, 47.414, 153.437, 5.3, 48.0, Kuril Isls. {Map}
2013-01-12 09:15:13, -2.041, 138.954, 5.0, 40.0, Papua Ind. {Map}
2013-01-12 03:25:05, 31.929, 51.068, 5.3, 9.0, Central Iran {Map}

All earthquakes in the above list are sourced from EMSC.

25 events from GFZ Potsdam

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2013-01-18 15:24:55, -1.560, -15.700, 5.2, 10.0, North Of Ascension Island {Map}
2013-01-18 14:05:54, 53.830, -163.510, 5.1, 10.0, Unimak Island Region. Alaska {Map}
2013-01-18 12:42:52, 31.060, 99.470, 5.6, 10.0, Sichuan. China {Map}
2013-01-18 04:57:04, 11.900, 143.390, 5.1, 10.0, South Of Mariana Isls. {Map}
2013-01-18 04:08:03, 0.990, -25.420, 5.0, 10.0, Central Mid Atlantic Ridge {Map}
2013-01-17 07:42:39, -22.180, -174.530, 5.0, 10.0, Tonga Isls. Region {Map}
2013-01-17 04:58:17, 5.760, 125.330, 5.1, 68.0, Mindanao. Philippines {Map}
2013-01-16 21:44:46, 6.520, 126.600, 5.0, 10.0, Mindanao. Philippines {Map}
2013-01-16 16:24:53, -35.370, -102.020, 5.2, 10.0, S.East Of Easter Island {Map}
2013-01-16 02:38:23, 17.400, 146.200, 5.2, 106.0, Mariana Isls. {Map}
2013-01-15 19:20:28, 16.930, -98.240, 5.0, 10.0, Nr. Coast Of Guerrero. Mexico {Map}
2013-01-15 19:04:31, -34.740, 179.220, 5.2, 118.0, South Of Kermadec Isls. {Map}
2013-01-15 16:09:38, -62.400, -161.200, 6.1, 10.0, Pacific Antarctic Ridge {Map}
2013-01-15 02:58:12, 32.450, 141.690, 5.0, 20.0, S.East Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2013-01-14 14:55:55, 55.140, -134.520, 5.5, 17.0, S.Eastern Alaska {Map}
2013-01-13 21:23:27, -20.130, -69.300, 5.3, 79.0, Northern Chile {Map}
2013-01-13 17:53:44, -7.250, 144.030, 5.1, 13.0, Nr. S. Coast Of New Guinea. Png. {Map}
2013-01-13 16:28:30, 25.980, -110.060, 5.7, 10.0, Gulf Of California {Map}
2013-01-13 07:24:47, -56.110, -27.660, 5.0, 83.0, South Sandwich Isls. Region {Map}
2013-01-13 03:17:39, 39.370, 142.370, 5.1, 10.0, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2013-01-12 21:50:19, -0.010, -17.060, 5.1, 10.0, North Of Ascension Island {Map}
2013-01-12 17:33:39, -2.930, 129.850, 5.2, 19.0, Seram. Ind. {Map}
2013-01-12 13:37:26, 47.410, 153.520, 5.4, 63.0, Kuril Isls. {Map}
2013-01-12 09:15:08, -1.880, 139.080, 5.0, 10.0, Nr. N. Coast Of Irian Jaya {Map}
2013-01-12 03:25:06, 31.880, 50.960, 5.2, 10.0, Northern And Central Iran {Map}

All earthquakes in the above list are sourced from GFZ Potsdam

All Magnitudes trend 5+

Mag 5.0 to 5.9 magnitudes trend.
AllMagnitudes_20130118
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 5.0 to 5.9 magnitudes this week
M5_MagsCW_Published_20130118
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 5.0 to 5.9 converted magnitudes this week
M5_MagsCW_Converted_20130118
(USGS converted values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 6.0 to 6.9 magnitudes trend.
M6_Mags_20130118
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

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_20130118
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 7.0 to 7.9 magnitudes trend.
M7_Mags_20130118
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 8.0+ magnitudes trend
M8_Mags_20130118
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Earthquake Statistics
(See explanation here.)
QuakeStats_20130118

Rolling 12 month Counts
QS_RollingCounts_20130118
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Rolling 12 month Energy average per quake
QS_RollingEnerPer_20130118
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

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_20130118

Volcanoes erupting this week contributing to the chart.

Etna (Sicily)
Kizimen (Kamchatka. Russia)
Manam (Indonesia)
Plosky Tolbachik (Kamchatka. Russia)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka. Russia)

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

Additional information:
No additional information at this time.

Category 1+ storms

Cat 1+ Storms Chart
CFStorms_20130118
(Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

There are no ‘Category’ force storms in the world on the day of the report. ‘Narelle’ has subsided and was the only Category force storm current during the report week.

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 18 January 2013 UTC.

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