Weekly Geophysical: 15 March 2013


Summary of report week: USGS is listing 20 events, EMSC is listing 29 events and GFZ Potsdam is listing 30 events. You can view each of these listings below. No active category force storms. Max 7 actively erupting volcanoes over and above the 17 always erupting.

Using converted magnitudes (mb to Mw etc) USGS converts to 84 events and EMSC converts to 96 events. Potsdam events cannot normally be converted as the scale is not known.

Earthquakes for w/e 15 Mar 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.

20 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
2013-03-14 03:45:46, 7.551, -82.790, 5.1, 7.2, South Of Panama {Map}
2013-03-13 03:12:53, 60.214, 163.358, 5.6, 14.4, Kamchatka Peninsula. Russia {Map}
2013-03-12 21:32:23, 39.294, 141.850, 5.0, 72.9, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2013-03-12 20:10:17, -6.808, 148.351, 5.0, 64.6, New Britain Region. P.N.G {Map}
2013-03-12 20:05:06, -6.732, 148.397, 5.0, 32.9, New Britain Region. P.N.G {Map}
2013-03-11 17:12:13, -11.535, 165.167, 5.5, 10.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-03-11 12:52:12, -43.322, 39.435, 5.0, 10.0, Prince Edward Isls. Region {Map}
2013-03-11 09:34:52, 31.679, 131.486, 5.3, 32.8, Kyushu. Japan {Map}
2013-03-11 03:01:37, 40.114, 77.498, 5.4, 10.0, Southern Xinjiang. China {Map}
2013-03-11 01:43:27, -6.740, 148.317, 5.5, 35.0, New Britain Region. P.N.G {Map}
2013-03-10 22:51:51, -6.653, 148.155, 6.5, 28.9, New Britain Region. P.N.G {Map}
2013-03-10 17:11:04, 59.314, -154.218, 5.2, 8.3, Southern Alaska {Map}
2013-03-10 16:49:19, -5.304, 151.512, 5.7, 60.0, New Britain Region. P.N.G {Map}
2013-03-10 10:18:17, 12.809, -90.694, 5.5, 19.8, Off Coast Of Guatemala {Map}
2013-03-10 05:40:44, 12.488, 141.988, 5.0, 35.0, Mariana Isls. Region {Map}
2013-03-10 04:08:04, 0.014, 125.590, 5.0, 29.2, Molucca Sea {Map}
2013-03-09 20:11:31, 42.635, 144.915, 5.0, 45.3, Hokkaido. Japan Region {Map}
2013-03-09 18:56:42, -53.251, 21.508, 5.0, 14.4, South Of Africa {Map}
2013-03-09 17:06:01, -10.672, 164.707, 5.0, 32.9, Santa Cruz Isls. Region {Map}
2013-03-09 14:56:29, 50.850, 157.309, 5.8, 41.2, Kuril Isls. {Map}

Mag 6+ events brief details

Magnitude 6.5 New Britain region. Papua New Guinea

World GlobeSunday, March 10, 2013 @ 22:51:51 UTC
Location in Google Maps

  • Location: 6.653°S,  148.155°E
  • Depth: 28.9 km
  • Region: New Britain region. Papua New Guinea

  • Distances:
    • 32km (19mi) E of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea
    • 129km (80mi) E of Lae, Papua New Guinea
    • 175km (108mi) ENE of Wau, Papua New Guinea
    • 176km (109mi) ENE of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea
    • 326km (202mi) NNE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Event ID: usb000fij4

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.

29 events from EMSC

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2013-03-15 23:37:33, 1.044, -85.141, 5.5, 30.0, Off Coast Of Ecuador {Map}
2013-03-15 09:46:45, -26.070, 70.725, 5.4, 4.0, Indian Ocean Triple Junction {Map}
2013-03-14 03:45:47, 7.575, -82.791, 5.0, 10.0, South Of Panama {Map}
2013-03-13 03:12:53, 60.302, 163.410, 5.8, 10.0, Kamchatka Peninsula Russia {Map}
2013-03-13 03:07:03, -8.712, -132.329, 5.2, 10.0, South Pacific Ocean {Map}
2013-03-12 21:32:25, 39.385, 141.873, 5.1, 44.0, Eastern Honshu Japan {Map}
2013-03-12 20:10:17, -6.741, 148.334, 5.0, 60.0, New Britain Region P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-12 20:05:07, -6.730, 148.424, 5.0, 56.0, New Britain Region P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-12 09:03:45, 24.347, 121.799, 5.0, 47.0, Taiwan {Map}
2013-03-11 17:12:14, -11.536, 165.153, 5.8, 10.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-03-11 14:57:09, 36.637, 43.547, 5.0, 10.0, Iraq {Map}
2013-03-11 12:52:12, -43.296, 39.451, 5.1, 10.0, Prince Edward Isls. Region {Map}
2013-03-11 09:34:51, 31.700, 131.510, 5.2, 28.0, Kyushu Japan {Map}
2013-03-11 08:22:15, -6.713, 148.421, 5.2, 5.0, New Britain Region P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-11 05:34:58, 31.249, 130.227, 5.0, 161.0, Kyushu Japan {Map}
2013-03-11 03:01:42, 40.250, 77.506, 5.4, 40.0, Southern Xinjiang China {Map}
2013-03-11 02:15:49, -6.744, 148.344, 5.4, 30.0, New Britain Region P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-11 01:48:11, -6.769, 148.475, 5.0, 40.0, New Britain Region P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-11 01:43:27, -6.720, 148.565, 5.5, 30.0, New Britain Region P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-11 00:05:48, -6.855, 148.413, 5.0, 67.0, New Britain Region P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-10 22:51:50, -6.589, 148.303, 6.5, 22.0, New Britain Region P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-10 17:11:05, 59.133, -154.190, 5.0, 2.0, Southern Alaska {Map}
2013-03-10 16:49:20, -5.244, 151.640, 5.7, 55.0, New Britain Region P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-10 10:18:16, 12.869, -90.593, 5.6, 10.0, Off Coast Of Guatemala {Map}
2013-03-10 05:40:43, 12.535, 141.995, 5.0, 27.0, Mariana Isls. Region {Map}
2013-03-10 04:08:07, 0.021, 125.766, 5.0, 60.0, Molucca Sea {Map}
2013-03-09 20:11:32, 42.709, 144.878, 5.0, 45.0, Hokkaido Japan Region {Map}
2013-03-09 14:56:29, 50.881, 157.284, 5.8, 48.0, Kuril Isls. {Map}
2013-03-09 12:16:33, 43.220, 144.655, 5.1, 94.0, Hokkaido Japan Region {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.

30 events from GFZ Potsdam

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2013-03-15 23:37:27, 0.960, -85.460, 5.5, 10.0, Off Coast Of Ecuador {Map}
2013-03-15 09:46:46, -26.160, 70.690, 5.4, 10.0, Indian Ocean Triple Junction {Map}
2013-03-14 03:45:46, 7.580, -82.670, 5.0, 10.0, South Of Panama {Map}
2013-03-13 08:05:43, 62.670, -151.500, 5.0, 90.0, Central Alaska {Map}
2013-03-13 03:12:54, 60.270, 163.480, 5.8, 10.0, Eastern Siberia. Russia {Map}
2013-03-13 03:07:03, -8.670, -132.150, 5.3, 10.0, South Pacific Ocean {Map}
2013-03-12 21:32:26, 39.350, 141.900, 5.2, 46.0, Eastern Honshu. Japan {Map}
2013-03-12 20:10:13, -6.720, 148.420, 5.2, 10.0, New Britain Region. P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-12 20:05:03, -6.690, 148.390, 5.0, 10.0, New Britain Region. P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-12 07:52:11, -55.480, -27.860, 5.1, 10.0, South Sandwich Isls. Region {Map}
2013-03-12 03:46:33, 15.840, -93.950, 5.2, 92.0, Nr. Coast Of Chiapas. Mexico {Map}
2013-03-11 17:12:15, -11.480, 165.270, 5.5, 10.0, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2013-03-11 09:34:52, 31.690, 131.530, 5.2, 27.0, Kyushu. Japan {Map}
2013-03-11 08:22:17, -6.700, 148.390, 5.1, 10.0, New Britain Region. P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-11 05:34:59, 31.250, 130.360, 5.0, 172.0, Kyushu. Japan {Map}
2013-03-11 03:03:32, -17.890, -178.500, 5.0, 601.0, Fiji Isls. Region {Map}
2013-03-11 03:01:39, 40.230, 77.460, 5.4, 10.0, Kyrgyzstan-Xinjiang Border Reg. {Map}
2013-03-11 02:15:47, -6.620, 148.350, 5.2, 10.0, New Britain Region. P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-11 01:48:13, -6.890, 148.520, 5.1, 64.0, New Britain Region. P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-11 01:43:25, -6.540, 148.620, 5.2, 10.0, New Britain Region. P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-11 00:05:43, -6.790, 148.400, 5.5, 10.0, New Britain Region. P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-10 23:46:30, -6.910, 148.340, 5.0, 51.0, New Britain Region. P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-10 22:51:54, -6.640, 148.360, 6.6, 53.0, New Britain Region. P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-10 22:11:09, -6.780, 148.360, 5.0, 54.0, New Britain Region. P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-10 17:11:07, 59.190, -153.970, 5.0, 10.0, Southern Alaska {Map}
2013-03-10 16:49:26, -5.360, 151.460, 5.7, 103.0, New Britain Region. P.N.G. {Map}
2013-03-10 10:18:16, 12.860, -90.710, 5.6, 10.0, Off Coast Of Central America {Map}
2013-03-10 05:40:41, 12.540, 142.010, 5.0, 16.0, South Of Mariana Isls. {Map}
2013-03-09 14:56:30, 50.810, 157.400, 5.7, 48.0, Kuril Isls. {Map}
2013-03-09 12:16:33, 43.180, 144.730, 5.3, 95.0, Hokkaido. Japan Region {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.

All Magnitudes trend 5+
AllMagnitudes_20130315
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 5.0 to 5.9 magnitudes trend.
M5_Mags_20130315
(USGS converted values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 5.0 to 5.9 magnitudes this week
M5_MagsCW_Published_20130315
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 5.0 to 5.9 converted magnitudes this week
M5_MagsCW_Converted_20130315
(USGS converted values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 6.0 to 6.9 magnitudes trend.
M6_Mags_20130315
(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_20130315
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 7.0 to 7.9 magnitudes trend.
M7_Mags_20130315
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

In this week last year: 2012-03-20, Lat: 16.662, Lon: -98.188, Magnitude 7.4, Depth: 20 at Oaxaca. Mexico

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_20130315
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 8.0+ magnitudes trend
M8_Mags_20130315
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Earthquake Statistics
QuakeStats_20130315
(Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)
(See explanation here.)

Rolling 52 Week M5 Counts and Energy(USGS Published & Calculated)
QS_M5_RollingCE_20130315

Rolling 52 Week M6 Counts and Energy(USGS Published)
QS_M6_RollingCE_20130315

Rolling 52 Week M7 Counts and Energy(USGS Published)
QS_M7_RollingCE_20130315

Rolling 52 Week M8 Counts and Energy(USGS Published)
QS_M8_RollingCE_20130315

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_20130315
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Global Single Magnitude Equivalents By Mag Band
SMGlobal_M5-6-7_20130315

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_20130315
(Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Volcanoes erupting this week contributing to the chart.

Batu Tara (Sunda Islands Indonesia)
Fuego (Guatemala)
Kizimen (Kamchatka. Russia)
Manam (Indonesia)
Paluweh (Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia)
Plosky Tolbachik (Kamchatka. Russia)
Reventador (Ecuador)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka. Russia)
Tungurahua (Ecuador)

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_20130315
(Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

There are no ‘Category’ force storms in the world on the day of the report.

1 ‘Category’ force storms were in force during the week.

Cyclone-3 Sandra
sandra-track

Date: 07-14 MAR 2013
Cyclone-3 SANDRA
ADV  LAT    LON      TIME     WIND  PR  STAT
  1 -15.40  156.80 03/07/12Z   35     - TROPICAL STORM
  2 -14.80  156.50 03/08/00Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
  3 -14.90  157.70 03/08/12Z   60     - TROPICAL STORM
  4 -15.30  158.30 03/09/00Z   65     - CYCLONE-1
  5 -15.70  159.60 03/09/12Z   65     - CYCLONE-1
  6 -15.90  160.50 03/10/00Z   85     - CYCLONE-2
  7 -16.50  161.10 03/10/12Z  110     - CYCLONE-3
  8 -17.10  161.70 03/11/00Z  105     - CYCLONE-3
  9 -18.20  162.00 03/11/12Z   90     - CYCLONE-2
 10 -20.00  161.90 03/12/00Z   85     - CYCLONE-2
 11 -21.90  161.90 03/12/12Z   75     - CYCLONE-1
 12 -23.60  161.50 03/13/00Z   55     - TROPICAL STORM
 13 -25.90  162.00 03/13/12Z   45     - TROPICAL STORM
 14 -29.10  162.10 03/14/00Z   40     - TROPICAL STORM

Data courtesy of Unisys Weather

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

Cyclone 1
IGGY KOJI THANE      
Cyclone 2
BENILDE GARRY GINO LUA RUSTY  
Cyclone 3
ANAIS CLAUDIA HARUNA SANDRA    
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      

Solar Flux and Other Indices

SFH/AP Chart

SFU-APIndices_20130315
(Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Moscon Neutron Monitor

Neutron monitor ( cosmic ray station Moscow ) is situated 20 km south-west from Moscow in Troitsk town. It is operating in Cosmic Ray Department of Solar-Terrestrial Division of IZMIRAN. Principal Investigator: V.G.Yanke.
Moscow_NM_days_20130315
(Click the Image for a slightly larger version)
Source of this image.

HAARP Fluxgate Magnetometer

Magnetic variations in nTesla for the past month

Combined plot
haarp-magnetometer-1month_All_20130315

Vertical (Z plot)
haarp-magnetometer-1month_Z_20130315

East (D plot)
haarp-magnetometer-1month_D_20130315

North (H plot)
haarp-magnetometer-1month_H_20130315

These charts can be recreated from the source: HAARP Fluxgate Magnetometer

That concludes the report of the week ending 15 March 2013 UTC.

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