Weekly Geophysical: 22 Feb 2013


Summary of report week: USGS is listing 36 events, EMSC is listing 38 events and GFZ Potsdam is listing 33 events. You can view each of these listings below. 1 active category force storms. Max 8 actively erupting volcanoes over and above the 17 always erupting.

Using converted magnitudes (mb to Mw etc) USGS converts to 99 events and EMSC converts to 105 events. Potsdam events cannot normally be converted as the scale is not known.

Earthquakes for w/e 22 Feb 2013

Full details of Mag 6+ earthquakes can be found here but the block details of USGS provided M6+ are shown below.

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

36 events from USGS (See expanded details if any for links to USGS or in line links for Quake Watch or Google location map)

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2013-02-22 22:22:05, -11.098, 165.703, 5.2, 15.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-22 21:50:50, -15.804, -71.601, 5.2, 18.8, Southern Peru {Map}
2013-02-22 21:01:47, -15.759, -71.529, 5.3, 10.4, Southern Peru {Map}
2013-02-22 18:21:49, -39.419, 177.604, 5.4, 22.7, Off E. Coast Of The N. Isl Of Nz {Map}
2013-02-22 16:25:55, -25.328, 69.943, 5.1, 10.0, Indian Ocean Triple Junction {Map}
2013-02-22 16:17:54, -10.866, 166.138, 5.1, 35.2, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-22 12:01:59, -27.993, -63.195, 6.1, 585.8, Santiago Del Estero. Argentina {Map}
2013-02-21 19:50:03, -6.358, 154.855, 5.4, 54.1, Bougainville Region. P.N.G {Map}
2013-02-21 17:20:56, 47.807, 156.348, 5.2, 24.9, East Of The Kuril Isls. {Map}
2013-02-21 14:05:57, 29.251, 142.255, 5.2, 21.2, Izu Isls. Japan Region {Map}
2013-02-20 21:23:08, 18.636, -103.871, 5.8, 15.6, Offshore Colima. Mexico {Map}
2013-02-20 11:18:50, -27.746, -66.277, 5.2, 129.8, Catamarca. Argentina {Map}
2013-02-20 09:56:05, 10.583, -41.082, 5.0, 9.9, Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge {Map}
2013-02-20 08:47:11, 50.370, -173.578, 5.4, 24.0, Andreanof Isls. {Map}
2013-02-20 00:09:19, -10.786, 166.866, 5.6, 10.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-19 22:29:00, -17.415, -173.424, 5.7, 34.6, Tonga {Map}
2013-02-19 22:15:11, -10.970, 165.850, 5.0, 36.7, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-19 19:01:45, -17.575, -178.912, 5.0, 531.3, Fiji Region {Map}
2013-02-19 12:27:38, 35.245, 140.957, 5.6, 35.0, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2013-02-18 16:32:51, -30.682, -178.167, 5.6, 83.5, Kermadec Isls. Nz {Map}
2013-02-18 12:19:19, -30.682, -178.127, 6.1, 34.1, Kermadec Isls. Nz {Map}
2013-02-18 10:50:41, -10.836, 165.681, 5.3, 11.1, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-18 10:00:11, -33.941, -72.063, 5.2, 21.5, Offshore Libertador O’Higgins. Chile {Map}
2013-02-18 03:40:49, 5.594, -32.943, 5.6, 9.9, Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge {Map}
2013-02-17 19:23:45, -10.797, 165.562, 5.2, 10.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-17 19:18:52, -10.843, 165.698, 5.3, 10.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-17 05:42:08, 36.679, 21.677, 5.0, 37.3, Southern Greece {Map}
2013-02-17 01:35:08, 36.420, 71.578, 5.0, 102.3, Hindu Kush Region. Afghanistan {Map}
2013-02-16 22:43:43, -15.601, -13.209, 5.2, 15.2, Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge {Map}
2013-02-16 22:20:28, -1.029, 123.480, 5.0, 5.4, Sulawesi. Ind. {Map}
2013-02-16 22:17:31, 43.504, 146.746, 5.5, 42.9, Kuril Isls. {Map}
2013-02-16 18:29:30, -11.160, 164.464, 5.2, 35.1, Santa Cruz Isls. Region {Map}
2013-02-16 15:25:23, 5.909, 127.374, 5.3, 57.6, Philippine Isls. Region {Map}
2013-02-16 05:16:16, -36.081, 177.929, 5.7, 190.3, Off E. Coast Of The N. Isl Of Nz {Map}
2013-02-16 04:37:36, 5.758, 125.837, 6.2, 98.2, Mindanao. Philippines {Map}
2013-02-16 01:20:26, -26.282, 71.584, 5.0, 9.0, Mid-Indian Ridge {Map}

Mag 6+ events brief details

Magnitude 6.1 Santiago del Estero. Argentina

World GlobeFriday, February 22, 2013 @ 12:01:59 UTC
Location in Google Maps

  • Location: 27.993°S,  63.195°W
  • Depth: 585.8 km
  • Region: Santiago del Estero. Argentina

  • Distances:
    • 23km (14mi) ESE of Suncho Corral, Argentina
    • 62km (38mi) NW of Anatuya, Argentina
    • 86km (53mi) WSW of Quimili, Argentina
    • 107km (66mi) ESE of Santiago del Estero, Argentina
    • 628km (390mi) WSW of Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Event ID: usc000fbl2

Magnitude 6.1 Kermadec Islands. New Zealand

World GlobeMonday, February 18, 2013 @ 12:19:19 UTC
Location in Google Maps

  • Location: 30.682°S,  178.127°W
  • Depth: 34.1 km
  • Region: Kermadec Islands. New Zealand

  • Distances:
    • 111km (68mi) NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand
    • 898km (557mi) NE of Whangarei, New Zealand
    • 923km (573mi) NNE of Whakatane, New Zealand
    • 937km (582mi) NE of Tauranga, New Zealand
    • 1097km (681mi) SSW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
  • Event ID: usc000f9p5

Magnitude 6.2 Mindanao. Philippines

World GlobeSaturday, February 16, 2013 @ 04:37:36 UTC
Location in Google Maps

  • Location: 5.759°N,  125.838°E
  • Depth: 98.2 km
  • Region: Mindanao. Philippines

  • Distances:
    • 28km (17mi) SE of Caburan, Philippines
    • 65km (40mi) ESE of Malapatan, Philippines
    • 68km (42mi) ESE of Lun Pequeno, Philippines
    • 70km (43mi) E of Glan, Philippines
    • 971km (603mi) W of Koror Town, Palau
  • Event ID: usc000f8be

All earthquakes in the list and the expanded details (if any) above, are sourced from USGS. Links go to the USGS web site but if you are viewing this more than 30 days after the event the web page will not be available unless it was a significant quake.

38 events from EMSC

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2013-02-22 22:22:11, -11.083, 165.733, 5.2, 60.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-22 21:50:48, -15.785, -71.303, 5.2, 8.0, Southern Peru {Map}
2013-02-22 21:01:46, -15.779, -71.454, 5.2, 2.0, Southern Peru {Map}
2013-02-22 18:21:48, -39.429, 177.675, 5.4, 12.0, Off E. Coast Of N. Island N.Z. {Map}
2013-02-22 16:25:59, -25.415, 69.956, 5.1, 33.0, Indian Ocean Triple Junction {Map}
2013-02-22 16:17:53, -10.797, 166.296, 5.1, 30.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-22 12:01:59, -27.891, -63.181, 6.1, 588.0, Santiago Del Estero Argentina {Map}
2013-02-21 19:50:03, -6.310, 154.939, 5.4, 49.0, Bougainville Region P.N.G. {Map}
2013-02-21 17:20:53, 47.814, 156.332, 5.2, 2.0, East Of Kuril Isls. {Map}
2013-02-21 14:05:56, 29.335, 142.295, 5.2, 14.0, Izu Isls. Japan Region {Map}
2013-02-20 21:23:09, 18.651, -103.764, 5.7, 15.0, Offshore Michoacan Mexico {Map}
2013-02-20 11:18:53, -27.823, -66.468, 5.2, 155.0, Catamarca Argentina {Map}
2013-02-20 09:56:06, 10.646, -41.112, 5.0, 10.0, Northern Mid Atlantic Ridge {Map}
2013-02-20 08:47:09, 50.407, -173.486, 5.4, 10.0, Andreanof Isls. Aleutian Is. {Map}
2013-02-20 00:09:20, -10.694, 166.892, 5.6, 12.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-19 22:29:02, -17.385, -173.458, 5.8, 49.0, Tonga {Map}
2013-02-19 22:15:12, -10.928, 165.882, 5.0, 47.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-19 12:27:39, 35.284, 140.913, 5.4, 44.0, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu Japan {Map}
2013-02-19 11:08:27, -6.670, 104.293, 5.0, 30.0, Sunda Strait Ind. {Map}
2013-02-19 02:47:01, 27.297, 103.066, 5.0, 10.0, Sichuan Yunnan Guizhou Rg China {Map}
2013-02-18 16:32:42, -30.813, -178.099, 5.6, 10.0, Kermadec Isls. Nz {Map}
2013-02-18 12:19:15, -30.685, -178.077, 5.9, 10.0, Kermadec Isls. Nz {Map}
2013-02-18 10:50:41, -10.804, 165.684, 5.2, 10.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-18 10:00:11, -33.931, -72.095, 5.4, 25.0, Offshore O’Higgins Chile {Map}
2013-02-18 03:40:49, 5.515, -33.092, 5.6, 10.0, Central Mid Atlantic Ridge {Map}
2013-02-17 19:23:45, -10.802, 165.536, 5.2, 10.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-17 19:23:45, -10.802, 165.531, 5.5, 10.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-17 19:18:52, -10.796, 165.728, 5.5, 10.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-17 18:27:25, -10.754, 165.891, 5.0, 30.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-17 01:35:09, 36.579, 71.741, 5.0, 106.0, Hindu Kush Region Afghanistan {Map}
2013-02-16 22:43:40, -15.658, -13.142, 5.3, 2.0, Southern Mid Atlantic Ridge {Map}
2013-02-16 22:20:28, -1.027, 123.487, 5.0, 5.0, Sulawesi Ind. {Map}
2013-02-16 22:17:31, 43.534, 146.783, 5.3, 40.0, Kuril Isls. {Map}
2013-02-16 18:29:29, -11.096, 164.554, 5.3, 27.0, Santa Cruz Isls. Region {Map}
2013-02-16 15:25:23, 5.997, 127.476, 5.3, 50.0, Philippine Isls. Region {Map}
2013-02-16 05:16:18, -36.262, 178.027, 6.0, 206.0, Off E. Coast Of N. Island N.Z. {Map}
2013-02-16 04:37:35, 5.954, 125.843, 6.2, 94.0, Mindanao Philippines {Map}
2013-02-16 01:20:27, -26.292, 71.615, 5.0, 10.0, Mid Indian Ridge {Map}

All earthquakes in the above list are sourced from EMSC.. Magnitude 6 and upwards events link directly to the EMSC web site for the event.

33 events from GFZ Potsdam

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2013-02-22 22:22:06, -11.110, 165.680, 5.2, 10.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-22 21:01:50, -15.790, -71.460, 5.1, 10.0, Southern Peru {Map}
2013-02-22 18:21:53, -39.360, 177.160, 5.0, 31.0, Off E. Coast Of N. Island. N.Z. {Map}
2013-02-22 12:01:58, -27.910, -63.230, 6.1, 571.0, Santiago Del Estero Prov. Argentina {Map}
2013-02-22 11:39:35, -10.730, 164.930, 5.0, 10.0, Santa Cruz Isls. Region {Map}
2013-02-21 19:50:04, -6.280, 154.870, 5.4, 56.0, Solomon Isls. {Map}
2013-02-21 17:20:54, 47.790, 156.450, 5.3, 10.0, East Of Kuril Isls. {Map}
2013-02-21 14:06:00, 29.310, 142.330, 5.2, 45.0, S.East Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2013-02-20 21:23:10, 18.680, -103.790, 5.5, 22.0, Nr. Coast Of Michoacan. Mexico {Map}
2013-02-20 11:18:53, -27.800, -66.510, 5.1, 157.0, Catamarca Province. Argentina {Map}
2013-02-20 08:47:10, 50.230, -173.440, 5.3, 10.0, Andreanof Isls. Aleutian Isls. {Map}
2013-02-20 00:09:22, -10.770, 166.860, 5.6, 32.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-19 22:29:01, -17.490, -173.320, 5.6, 43.0, Tonga Isls. {Map}
2013-02-19 22:15:09, -10.960, 165.880, 5.0, 10.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-19 12:27:37, 35.260, 140.970, 5.3, 26.0, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2013-02-19 11:08:28, -6.680, 104.280, 5.1, 52.0, Sunda Strait. Ind. {Map}
2013-02-18 16:32:43, -30.670, -177.590, 5.5, 34.0, Kermadec Isls. Nz {Map}
2013-02-18 12:19:20, -30.580, -178.140, 5.8, 42.0, Kermadec Isls. Nz {Map}
2013-02-18 10:50:42, -10.800, 165.660, 5.1, 10.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-18 10:00:10, -33.930, -72.170, 5.4, 24.0, Off Coast Of Central Chile {Map}
2013-02-18 03:40:51, 5.620, -33.050, 5.6, 10.0, Central Mid Atlantic Ridge {Map}
2013-02-17 19:23:47, -10.750, 165.670, 5.6, 10.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-17 19:18:54, -10.770, 165.750, 5.1, 10.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-02-17 05:42:07, 36.650, 21.620, 5.0, 32.0, Southern Greece {Map}
2013-02-17 03:12:56, 37.370, 20.840, 5.1, 10.0, Ionian Sea {Map}
2013-02-17 01:35:07, 36.440, 71.730, 5.1, 78.0, Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border Region {Map}
2013-02-16 22:43:42, -15.730, -13.150, 5.3, 10.0, Southern Mid Atlantic Ridge {Map}
2013-02-16 22:17:31, 43.550, 146.840, 5.3, 37.0, Kuril Isls. {Map}
2013-02-16 18:29:27, -11.070, 164.460, 5.3, 10.0, Santa Cruz Isls. Region {Map}
2013-02-16 15:25:24, 5.990, 127.570, 5.3, 54.0, Philippine Isls. Region {Map}
2013-02-16 05:16:15, -36.240, 178.040, 5.8, 175.0, Off E. Coast Of N. Island. N.Z. {Map}
2013-02-16 04:37:38, 5.820, 125.820, 6.1, 129.0, Mindanao. Philippines {Map}
2013-02-16 01:32:48, 37.450, 141.530, 5.1, 26.0, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}

All earthquakes in the above list are sourced from GFZ Potsdam Links on Mag 6 and greater go direct to the GFZ Potsdam web page for the event.

Charts run for 52 weeks to the report date from this report forwards (this is a change from the previous which was 1 calendar year)

All Magnitudes trend 5+
AllMagnitudes_20130222rev
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 5.0 to 5.9 magnitudes trend.
M5_Mags_20130222rev
(USGS converted values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 5.0 to 5.9 magnitudes this week
M5_MagsCW_Published_20130222
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 5.0 to 5.9 converted magnitudes this week
M5_MagsCW_Converted_20130222
(USGS converted values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 6.0 to 6.9 magnitudes trend.
M6_Mags_20130222rev
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Peaks of Inactivity M6
Shows the days in between Mag 6 band events. Days where a Mag 6 earthquake occurs are zero on the chart.
M6Inactivity_20130222
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 7.0 to 7.9 magnitudes trend.
M7_Mags_20130222
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Peaks of Inactivity M7
Shows the days in between Mag 7 band events. Days where a Mag 7 earthquake occurs are zero on the chart.
M7Inactivity_20130222
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 8.0+ magnitudes trend
M8_Mags_20130222
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Earthquake Statistics
QuakeStats_20130222
(Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)
(See explanation here.)

Rolling 52 Week M5 Counts and Energy(USGS Published & Calculated)
QS_M5_RollingCE_20130222

Rolling 52 Week M6 Counts and Energy(USGS Published)
QS_M6_RollingCE_20130222

Rolling 52 Week M7 Counts and Energy(USGS Published)
QS_M7_RollingCE_20130222

Rolling 52 Week M8 Counts and Energy(USGS Published)
QS_M8_RollingCE_20130222

Global Single Magnitude Equivalent
This represents the total energy output of Mag 5+ Published USGS earthquakes, in a rolling 52 week period, summed and converted back to an approximate single magnitude value, i.e. the magnitude of a quake of comparable energy value.
SingleMagnitudeGlobal_20130222
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Global Single Magnitude Equivalents By Mag Band
SMGlobal_M5-6-7_20130222

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 lava flow. Crater incandescence, unless accompanied by the either of the preceding does qualify as an eruption.

Volcano Chart

Volcanoes_20130222
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Volcanoes erupting this week contributing to the chart.
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands Indonesia)
Etna (Sicily Italy)
Fuego (Guatemala)
Kizimen (Kamchatka. Russia)
Paluweh (Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia)
Plosky Tolbachik (Kamchatka. Russia)
Popocatépetl (México)
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_20130222
(Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

There was 1 ‘Category’ force storm in the world during the week of the report.

Data courtesy of Unisys Weather

Date: 19-23 FEB 2013
Cyclone-3 HARUNA
ADV  LAT    LON      TIME     WIND  PR  STAT
  1 -20.00   41.20 02/19/00Z   35     - TROPICAL STORM
  2 -21.30   40.80 02/19/12Z   35     - TROPICAL STORM
  3 -21.40   40.70 02/20/00Z   55     - TROPICAL STORM
  4 -22.10   40.70 02/20/12Z   70     - CYCLONE-1
  5 -22.50   41.40 02/21/00Z   95     - CYCLONE-2
  6 -22.30   41.90 02/21/12Z  100     - CYCLONE-3
  7 -22.20   43.00 02/22/00Z   90     - CYCLONE-2
  8 -23.00   43.90 02/22/12Z   80     - CYCLONE-1
  9 -24.30   46.30 02/23/00Z   60     - TROPICAL STORM
+12 -25.50   48.20 02/23/12Z   55     - TROPICAL STORM
+24 -26.60   50.50 02/24/00Z   50     - TROPICAL STORM
+36 -27.50   52.90 02/24/12Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
+48 -27.70   55.20 02/25/00Z   40     - TROPICAL STORM
+72 -26.80   57.90 02/26/00Z   30     - TROPICAL DEPRESSION

Haruna_track

The category force storms contributing to the rolling calendar year chart are:

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

That concludes the report of the week ending 22 February 2013 UTC.

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