Weekly Geophysical: 03 January 2014


Summary of report week: USGS is listing 30 events, EMSC is listing 33 events and GFZ Potsdam is listing 30 events. You can view each of these listings below. There were 0 active category force storms during the week of the repot. Max 4 actively erupting volcanoes over and above the 17 always erupting.
Using converted magnitudes (mb to Mw etc) USGS converts to 88 events and EMSC converts to 96 events. Potsdam events cannot normally be converted as the scale is not known.

Earthquakes for w/e 03 January 2014

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. All times are in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) 30 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
2014-01-03 20:34, -7.1687, 156.0251, 5.2 mb, 77.9, Solomon Islands (193) {Map}
2014-01-03 18:34, -21.9569, -175.6577, 5.0 mb, 22.8, Tonga Islands (173) {Map}
2014-01-03 10:24, 19.2089, 120.1474, 5.1 mb, 20.4, Philippine Islands Rgn (248) {Map}
2014-01-02 19:30, 19.2682, 120.1448, 5.3 mb, 10.0, Philippine Islands Rgn (248) {Map}
2014-01-02 19:02, 19.1081, 120.2459, 5.0 mb, 10.0, Philippine Islands Rgn (248) {Map}
2014-01-02 09:56, 10.3783, 126.4462, 5.0 mb, 56.8, Philippine Islands Rgn (248) {Map}
2014-01-02 03:13, 27.261, 54.4277, 5.5 mwp, 10.1, Sthn Iran (353) {Map}
2014-01-01 16:03, -13.8732, 167.2017, 6.6 mwp, 196.2, Vanuatu Islands (186) {F}{T} {Map}
2014-01-01 14:23, -35.4905, -179.1906, 5.0 mb, 61.0, E. Of N. Isl. N.Z. (688) {Map}
2014-01-01 00:01, 19.0807, 120.2521, 5.1 mb, 10.1, Philippine Islands Rgn (248) {Map}
2013-12-31 23:41, 19.0873, 120.0979, 5.2 mb, 9.9, Philippine Islands Rgn (248) {Map}
2013-12-31 21:32, 19.1243, 120.2182, 5.2 mb, 5.5, Philippine Islands Rgn (248) {Map}
2013-12-31 20:01, 19.1051, 120.277, 5.7 mwb, 8.3, Philippine Islands Rgn (248) {Map}
2013-12-31 08:36, -15.659, -172.8473, 5.1 mb, 23.4, Samoa Islands Rgn (169) {Map}
2013-12-31 01:03, 36.7891, 140.5911, 5.1 mb, 9.9, Nr. E. Cst Of Honshu. Japan (228) {F} {Map}
2013-12-30 20:31, 19.1329, 120.1805, 5.0 mb, 10.0, Philippine Islands Rgn (248) {Map}
2013-12-30 20:17, 19.2364, 120.2532, 5.1 mb, 9.7, Philippine Islands Rgn (248) {Map}
2013-12-29 17:49, 10.4808, 126.9474, 5.1 mb, 22.5, Philippine Islands Rgn (248) {Map}
2013-12-29 17:08, 41.4255, 14.3992, 5.2 mb, 10.0, Sthn Italy (390) {F} {Map}
2013-12-29 15:37, 1.2925, 126.2786, 5.7 mwb, 33.3, Nthn Molucca Sea (266) {F} {Map}
2013-12-29 14:53, 1.3507, 126.3221, 5.1 mb, 31.9, Nthn Molucca Sea (266) {Map}
2013-12-29 14:29, 0.0543, 123.3684, 5.0 mb, 151.6, Minahassa Peninsula. Sulawesi (265) {Map}
2013-12-29 12:49, -5.684, 153.8919, 5.6 mb, 23.8, New Ireland Rgn. P.N.G. (190) {Map}
2013-12-28 19:31, 20.7312, 146.6368, 5.5 mb, 51.2, Mariana Islands Rgn (215) {Map}
2013-12-28 19:06, -18.167, -174.3677, 5.9 mwb, 100.5, Tonga Islands (173) {F} {Map}
2013-12-28 18:59, -1.3883, -15.1481, 5.8 mwb, 12.3, North Of Ascension Island (407) {Map}
2013-12-28 15:21, 35.98, 31.3405, 5.8 mwp, 51.1, Cyprus Rgn (372) {F} {Map}
2013-12-28 10:23, 20.7713, 146.6192, 5.0 mb, 9.7, Mariana Islands Rgn (215) {Map}
2013-12-28 06:43, -56.4861, -142.5709, 5.3 mb, 9.8, Pacific-Antarctic Ridge (691) {Map}
2013-12-28 00:23, -6.045, 147.3216, 5.1 mb, 99.5, Estn New Guinea Reg.. P.N.G. (207) {Map}

Mag 6+ events brief details

Magnitude 6.6 Vanuatu Islands

World GlobeWednesday, January 01, 2014 @ 16:03:30 UTC
<a href="Location in IRIS Earthquake Browser“>Location in IRIS Earthquake Browser

  • Location: 13.873°S,  167.202°E
  • Depth: 196.2 km
  • Region: Vanuatu Islands

  • Distances:
    • 37km (22mi) W of Sola, Vanuatu
    • 183km (113mi) N of Luganville, Vanuatu
    • 443km (275mi) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
    • 779km (484mi) N of We, New Caledonia
    • 918km (570mi) N of Paita, New Caledonia
  • Event ID: usc000lvb5

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.

33 events from EMSC

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2014-01-03 20:34, -7.0743, 156.0554, 5.3 mb, 50.0, Solomon Islands {Map}
2014-01-03 14:17, -5.8532, 103.5002, 5.0 mb, 40.0, Sthn Sumatra Ind. {Map}
2014-01-03 10:24, 19.1574, 120.3488, 5.0 mb, 10.0, Babuyan Isl Rgn Philippines {Map}
2014-01-02 19:30, 19.2154, 120.3234, 5.2 mb, 10.0, Babuyan Isl Rgn Philippines {Map}
2014-01-02 09:56, 10.4378, 126.445, 5.1 mb, 60.0, Philippine Islands Rgn {Map}
2014-01-02 03:13, 27.1936, 54.5192, 5.5 Mw, 10.0, Sthn Iran {Map}
2014-01-01 16:03, -13.8611, 167.2563, 6.6 Mw, 200.0, Vanuatu {Map}
2014-01-01 07:04, 41.9144, 137.478, 5.0 mb, 285.0, Estn Sea Of Japan {Map}
2014-01-01 00:01, 19.0923, 120.2744, 5.1 mb, 10.0, Babuyan Isl Rgn Philippines {Map}
2013-12-31 23:41, 19.1093, 120.2446, 5.1 mb, 10.0, Babuyan Isl Rgn Philippines {Map}
2013-12-31 21:32, 19.1077, 120.2955, 5.0 mb, 10.0, Babuyan Isl Rgn Philippines {Map}
2013-12-31 20:01, 19.1135, 120.3461, 5.7 Mw, 2.0, Babuyan Isl Rgn Philippines {Map}
2013-12-31 08:36, -15.5712, -172.9624, 5.1 mb, 10.0, Samoa Islands Rgn {Map}
2013-12-31 01:02, 36.7321, 140.6167, 5.1 mb, 3.0, Nr. E. Cst Of Honshu Japan {Map}
2013-12-30 20:31, 19.1337, 120.22, 5.0 mb, 10.0, Babuyan Isl Rgn Philippines {Map}
2013-12-30 20:17, 19.1421, 120.2902, 5.1 mb, 10.0, Babuyan Isl Rgn Philippines {Map}
2013-12-30 18:20, 0.0204, 124.0387, 5.0 mb, 116.0, Minahasa Sulawesi Ind. {Map}
2013-12-29 17:49, 10.5492, 126.9493, 5.1 mb, 10.0, Philippine Islands Rgn {Map}
2013-12-29 17:08, 41.4324, 14.4378, 5.0 ML, 10.0, Sthn Italy {Map}
2013-12-29 15:37, 1.3641, 126.2845, 5.7 Mw, 48.0, Molucca Sea {Map}
2013-12-29 14:53, 1.3706, 126.3551, 5.1 mb, 48.0, Molucca Sea {Map}
2013-12-29 14:29, 0.0407, 123.4153, 5.0 mb, 154.0, Minahasa Sulawesi Ind. {Map}
2013-12-29 12:49, -5.6442, 153.9629, 5.5 Mw, 30.0, New Ireland Rgn P.N.G. {Map}
2013-12-29 00:47, 20.717, 146.7029, 5.0 mb, 30.0, Mariana Islands Rgn {Map}
2013-12-28 21:23, 20.7736, 146.7397, 5.0 mb, 10.0, Mariana Islands Rgn {Map}
2013-12-28 19:31, 20.7588, 146.6686, 5.5 mb, 40.0, Mariana Islands Rgn {Map}
2013-12-28 19:06, -18.2622, -174.4123, 5.9 Mw, 107.0, Tonga {Map}
2013-12-28 18:59, -1.3954, -15.1233, 5.8 Mw, 10.0, North Of Ascension Island {Map}
2013-12-28 15:21, 36.0266, 31.3227, 5.9 mb, 64.0, Wstn Turkey {Map}
2013-12-28 15:20, -23.8486, -174.6766, 5.0 mb, 10.0, Tonga Rgn {Map}
2013-12-28 10:23, 20.7718, 146.6196, 5.1 mb, 10.0, Mariana Islands Rgn {Map}
2013-12-28 06:43, -56.4917, -142.518, 5.4 mb, 10.0, Pacific Antarctic Ridge {Map}
2013-12-28 00:23, -5.9415, 147.3956, 5.0 mb, 114.0, Estn New Guinea Reg. P.N.G. {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
2014-01-03 20:34, -7.02, 156.03, 5.3 M, 56.0, Solomon Islands {Map}
2014-01-03 13:06, -0.15, 122.96, 5.0 M, 91.0, Minahassa Peninsula. Sulawesi {Map}
2014-01-03 10:24, 19.17, 120.31, 5.0 M, 10.0, Philippine Islands Rgn {Map}
2014-01-02 09:56, 10.46, 126.55, 5.0 M, 55.0, Philippine Islands Rgn {Map}
2014-01-02 03:13, 27.19, 54.46, 5.3 M, 10.0, Sthn Iran {Map}
2014-01-01 16:03, -13.81, 167.23, 6.7 M, 193.0, Vanuatu Islands {Map}
2014-01-01 14:22, -35.4, -178.89, 5.0 M, 10.0, E. Of N. Isl. N.Z. {Map}
2014-01-01 07:04, 41.89, 137.43, 5.0 M, 285.0, Estn Sea Of Japan {Map}
2014-01-01 00:05, -18.49, -175.42, 5.0 M, 234.0, Tonga Islands {Map}
2014-01-01 00:01, 19.08, 120.25, 5.0 M, 10.0, Philippine Islands Rgn {Map}
2013-12-31 23:41, 19.11, 120.2, 5.1 M, 10.0, Philippine Islands Rgn {Map}
2013-12-31 21:32, 19.12, 120.29, 5.0 M, 10.0, Philippine Islands Rgn {Map}
2013-12-31 20:01, 19.11, 120.27, 5.6 M, 10.0, Philippine Islands Rgn {Map}
2013-12-31 01:03, 36.67, 140.52, 5.2 M, 12.0, Nr. E. Cst Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2013-12-30 18:20, 0.03, 123.99, 5.0 M, 107.0, Minahassa Peninsula. Sulawesi {Map}
2013-12-30 17:03, 13.4, 143.99, 5.0 M, 10.0, South Of Mariana Islands {Map}
2013-12-29 17:49, 10.52, 126.92, 5.1 M, 10.0, Philippine Islands Rgn {Map}
2013-12-29 17:08, 41.45, 14.41, 5.1 M, 12.0, Sthn Italy {Map}
2013-12-29 15:37, 1.39, 126.31, 5.7 M, 50.0, Nthn Molucca Sea {Map}
2013-12-29 14:53, 1.4, 126.35, 5.1 M, 48.0, Nthn Molucca Sea {Map}
2013-12-29 12:49, -5.61, 153.91, 5.5 M, 27.0, New Ireland Rgn. P.N.G. {Map}
2013-12-29 00:47, 20.68, 146.79, 5.0 M, 10.0, Mariana Islands Rgn {Map}
2013-12-28 21:23, 20.77, 146.74, 5.0 M, 10.0, Mariana Islands Rgn {Map}
2013-12-28 19:31, 20.74, 146.69, 5.6 M, 10.0, Mariana Islands Rgn {Map}
2013-12-28 19:06, -18.16, -174.5, 5.8 M, 105.0, Tonga Islands {Map}
2013-12-28 18:59, -1.37, -15.13, 5.8 M, 10.0, North Of Ascension Island {Map}
2013-12-28 15:21, 36.1, 31.32, 6.0 M, 58.0, Turkey {Map}
2013-12-28 15:20, -23.73, -174.74, 5.1 M, 10.0, Tonga Islands Rgn {Map}
2013-12-28 10:23, 20.76, 146.72, 5.0 M, 10.0, Mariana Islands Rgn {Map}
2013-12-28 06:43, -56.21, -142.48, 5.6 M, 10.0, Pacific Antarctic Ridge {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.

Note that some charts have changed this week as they reached 104 weeks (2 years) and their start point now moves weekly as well as their end point.

All Magnitudes trend 5+

AllMagnitudes_20140103
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 5.0 to 5.9 magnitudes trend.

M5_Mags_20140103
(USGS converted values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 5.0 to 5.9 published magnitudes this week

M5_MagsCW_Published_20140103
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Mag 5.0 to 5.9 converted magnitudes this week

M5_MagsCW_Converted_20140103
(USGS converted values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 5.0 published/converted comparison

M5CtoPDifference_20140103
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Mag 6.0 to 6.9 magnitudes trend.
M6_Mags_20140103
(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_20140103
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

M6Inactivity-104wks_20140103
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 7.0 to 7.9 magnitudes trend.

M7_Mags_20140103
(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_20140103
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Mag 8.0+ magnitudes trend

M8_Mags_20140103
(USGS published values. Click the Image for a larger/clearer version)

Earthquake Statistics

QuakeStats_20140103
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(See explanation here.)

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

QS_M5_RollingCE_20140103

Rolling 52 Week M6 Counts and Energy(USGS Published)

QS_M6_RollingCE_20140103

Rolling 52 Week M7 Counts and Energy(USGS Published)

QS_M7_RollingCE_20140103

Rolling 52 Week M8 Counts and Energy(USGS Published)

QS_M8_RollingCE_20140103

Rolling Global Counts -v- Energy(USGS Published)
RollingGlobalCount-v-Energy_20140103

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_20140103
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Global Single Magnitude Equivalents By Mag Band

SMGlobal_M5-6-7_20140103


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_20140103
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Volcanoes erupting this week contributing to the chart. (4)

Etna (Sicily Italy)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka. Russia)
Sinabung (Indonesia)
Chaparrastique [San Miguel] (El Salvador)

KVERT web page: Kamchatka and the Northern Kuriles volcanoes: Erupting or Restless

Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre advisories

Anchorage VAAC
Australian VAAC
Buenos Aires VAAC
London VAAC
Montréal VAAC
Tokyo VAAC
Toulouse VAAC
Washington VAAC
Wellington VAAC

Aviation Colour Codes


Category 1+ storms

Cat 1+ Storms Chart
CFStorms_ByDuration_20140103
CATEGORY STORMS IMAGE GOES HERE
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There were no active category force storms during the week of the repot.

Chart by daily category attaiment
CFStorms_ByDay_20140103
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Comparison of daily category attaiment and duration ctaegory attaiment
CFStorms_Dur-Day-Compare_20140103
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Data courtesy of Unisys Weather

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

Cyclone 1 DUMILE 01/01/2013 05/01/2013
Cyclone 4 NARELLE 07/01/2013 14/01/2013
Cyclone 2 GARRY 20/01/2013 27/01/2013
Cyclone 4 FELLENG 26/01/2013 03/02/2013
Cyclone 2 GINO 11/02/2013 15/02/2013
Cyclone 3 HARUNA 19/02/2013 25/02/2013
Cyclone 2 RUSTY 24/02/2013 27/02/2013
Cyclone 3 SANDRA 07/03/2013 14/03/2013
Cyclone 2 IMELDA 06/04/2013 16/04/2013
Cyclone 1 VICTORIA 09/04/2013 12/04/2013
Hurricane 1 BARBARA 28/05/2013 30/05/2013
Hurricane 1 COSME 23/06/2013 27/06/2013
Typhoon 1 RUMBIA 28/06/2013 02/07/2013
Hurricane 1 DALILA 30/06/2013 07/07/2013
Hurricane 1 ERICK 04/07/2013 09/07/2013
Typhoon 4 SOULIK 07/07/2013 13/07/2013
Hurricane 1 GIL 30/07/2013 07/08/2013
Hurricane 2 HENRIETTE 03/08/2013 11/08/2013
Typhoon 4 UTOR 08/08/2013 14/08/2013
Typhoon 1 TRAMI 17/08/2013 21/08/2013
Typhoon 1 PEWA 18/08/2013 25/08/2013
Hurricane 1 HUMBERTO 08/09/2013 19/09/2013
Hurricane 1 INGRID 12/09/2013 17/09/2013
Hurricane 1 MANUEL 13/09/2013 20/09/2013
Super Typhoon 5 USAGI 16/09/2013 22/09/2013
Typhoon 2 PABUK 21/09/2013 26/09/2013
Typhoon 2 WUTIP 26/09/2013 30/09/2013
Typhoon 2 FITOW 30/09/2013 06/10/2013
Typhoon 4 DANAS 03/10/2013 08/10/2013
Typhoon 3 NARI 09/10/2013 15/10/2013
Cyclone 5 PHAILIN 09/10/2013 12/10/2013
Typhoon 4 WIPHA 10/10/2013 15/10/2013
Super Typhoon 5 FRANCISCO 16/10/2013 25/10/2013
Hurricane 3 RAYMOND 20/10/2013 30/10/2013
Typhoon 4 LEKIMA 20/10/2013 22/10/2013
Typhoon 3 KROSA 29/10/2013 04/11/2013
Super Typhoon 5 HAIYAN 03/11/2013 11/11/2013
Cyclone 1 LEHAR 23/11/2013 28/11/2013
Cyclone 1 MADI 06/12/2013 12/12/2013
Cyclone 4 AMARA 16/12/2013 23/12/2013
Cyclone 5 BRUCE 17/12/2013 24/12/2013
Cyclone 2 CHRISTINE 28/12/2013 30/12/2013
Cyclone 3 BEJISA 29/12/2013 31/12/2013

Solar Flux and Other Indices

SFU/AP Chart

SFU-APIndices_20140103
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The AP index is showing a big jump as the upward trend on this chart continues with a high AP of 215. This figure may be an error as the 10.7 Flux over the past 5 days does not mirror such a large increase.

Moscow 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.
E140011603_moscow-neutron
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E140011603_moscow-mmfv
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KP Indices (Musical Chart)

ql_kp_musicmth_20140105
Source of this image


That concludes the report of the week ending 03 January 2014.

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