Archive | January 13, 2015

MAGNITUDE 2.3 SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, USA

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Depth: 5 km

Distances: 204 km NE of Manhattan, United States / pop: 1,487,536 / local time: 07:27:06.7 2015-01-13
41 km W of Providence, United States / pop: 178,042 / local time: 07:27:06.7 2015-01-13
1 km NE of Wauregan, United States / pop: 1,205 / local time: 07:27:06.7 2015-01-13


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MAGNITUDE 5.2 EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.

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Depth: 46 km

Distances: 34km (21mi) N of Lae, Papua New Guinea
96km (60mi) NNE of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea
107km (66mi) NNE of Wau, Papua New Guinea
185km (115mi) ESE of Goroka, Papua New Guinea
335km (208mi) N of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea  

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 1020 km S of Tokyo, Japan / pop: 8,336,599 / local time: 03:03:39.2 2015-01-14
1337 km N of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands / pop: 48,220 / local time: 04:03:39.2 2015-01-14
1940 km SE of Seoul, South Korea / pop: 10,349,312 / local time: 03:03:39.2 2015-01-14


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MAGNITUDE 5.0 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION

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Depth: 194 km

Distances: 836 km S of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 06:47:16.9 2015-01-14
1169 km S of Suva, Fiji / pop: 77,366 / local time: 06:47:16.9 2015-01-14
1591 km NE of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 06:47:16.9 2015-01-14


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MAGNITUDE 4.7 SAMAR, PHILIPPINES

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Depth: 60 km

Distances: 451 km SE of Manila, Philippines / pop: 10,444,527 / local time: 23:33:29.4 2015-01-13
114 km E of Legaspi, Philippines / pop: 179,481 / local time: 23:33:29.4 2015-01-13
32 km N of Bugko, Philippines / pop: 3,120 / local time: 23:33:29.4 2015-01-13


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MAGNITUDE 4.8 SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

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Depth: 82 km

Distances: 54km (34mi) WSW of Te Anau, New Zealand
139km (86mi) NW of Invercargill, New Zealand
139km (86mi) WSW of Queenstown, New Zealand
160km (99mi) WNW of Gore, New Zealand
783km (487mi) SW of Wellington, New Zealand  


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MAGNITUDE 4.8 SOUTHERN GREECE

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Depth: 64 km

Distances: 40km (25mi) S of Gytheion, Greece
77km (48mi) S of Sparta, Greece
83km (52mi) SSE of Kalamata, Greece
125km (78mi) S of Tripolis, Greece
203km (126mi) SSW of Athens, Greece  


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MAGNITUDE 4.8 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 114 km E of Port-au-Prince, Haiti / pop: 1,234,742 / local time: 06:16:27.4 2015-01-13
22 km NW of Santa Cruz de Barahona, Dominican Republic / pop: 77,160 / local time: 07:16:27.4 2015-01-13
1 km SE of Cristóbal, Dominican Republic / pop: 2,735 / local time: 07:16:27.4 2015-01-13


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QUAKE SWARM NEVADA, USA

***VERY URGENT***
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QUAKE SWARM

NEVADA, USA

***BE ALERT***

Tongan volcano eruption puts flights on alert

Satellite imagery from Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha'apai shows the ash plume. Photo / Nasa Earth Observatory
Satellite imagery from Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai shows the ash plume. Photo / Nasa Earth Observatory
A large ash cloud from a volcano in Tonga is starting to affect flights in the region and aviation authorities have issued an alert.
 
Air New Zealand said the volcanic activity had caused the cancellation of some services between New Zealand and Tonga.
 
Flight NZ970 operating between Auckland and Nuku’alofa yesterday was diverted to Samoa and later returned to Auckland. The return leg – flight NZ973 – from Nuku’alofa to Auckland was also cancelled, the airline said in a statement.
 
An additional return service which was due to operate today has also been cancelled.
 
Today’s scheduled return service NZ970 Auckland – Tonga and NZ973 Tonga – Auckland had also been cancelled, the statement said.
 
The airline had scheduled additional services later in the week.
 
“The airline apologises for the disruption and will continue to monitor the situation closely,” it said.
 
“The volcanic conditions in Tonga are not currently affecting Air New Zealand services to other destinations.”
 
Andrew Allison, who is in Tonga on holiday, said his flight had been cancelled twice due to the ash cloud.
The ash cloud as seen from the main island. Photo / Andrew Allison
The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano – about 30km southeast of Falcon Island volcano – has been having small eruptions over the past few weeks, but a larger eruption in the past few days has resulted in a huge plume of ash covering the area.
 
An advisory has been put out by the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre in Wellington.
 
New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority is keeping a close eye on the volcanic activity.
 
Meteorological manager Peter Lechner said: “Looking at the advisory, they’ve still got an ash cloud extending from the southeast.
 
“From the ocean surface, the plume is up to 30,000 feet (9km) high.”
 
The volcano is about 63km north of the island kingdom’s main island and capital city: Nuku’alofa.
 
The advisory says it is expected the ash cloud will dissipate by about midnight (NZT) tonight.
The Wellington Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre shows the reach of the plume. Photo / VAAC Wellington
Courtesy of The New Zealand Herald