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I need to combine a lot of Pacific quakes into 1 or 2 or 3 threads!
I dont think I can .. too big a task!  Here are links - please use these and continue them!

Combine above with these threads

Papua New Guinea Earthquakes, PNG, Pacific, 1 page

Pacific NW earthquakes, Juan de Fuca
This is for BC Canada, off OREGON, Washington state NOT the ocean quakes

VANUATU Earthquakes South Pacific

HAWAII Earthquakes, volcanoes, etc.

Pacific Ring of Fire becoming increasingly more active
April 11, 2014  GEOLOGY
– The season of hyper seismicity which I warned would unfold across the globe from March 15 to April 12 continues in earnest with a dazzling display of increased seismic events erupting along the peripheral boundaries of the Pacific Plate in the Ring of Fire. This latest burst of seismic activity reflects dramatic, intense changes occurring deep within the interior of the planet as gradient pressures become increasingly more erratic. Powerful churning forces generated from gradient fluctuations, which boil magma, awaken dormant volcanoes, perturb dormant fault systems, and incinerate massive slabs of rock continue to build deep below the planet’s surface. The increased risks from some of these cataclysmic forces are seen in the latest round of large tremors striking the globe which are occurring at depths greater than what is normally observed with most recent large earthquakes. Chile’s 8.2 earthquake occurred at a depth of 20 km, and the 7.7 magnitude earthquake which followed erupted much deeper at a depth of 31 km. The 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck Papua New Guinea on April 11 occurred at a depth of 50 km and the 6.6 which struck Nicaragua on the same day was recorded at a depth of 138 km.

Subduction zone earthquakes have a tendency to occur at greater depths than other earthquakes, so are we just seeing more of them? The USGS even recorded a faint 2.5 magnitude earthquake 38km NNW of Ester, Alaska on April 11 at a depth of more than 99 km below the surface. Similarly, on April 11, a 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck 49km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan at more than 203 km underground and a 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck 173km NE of Lambasa, Fiji that was more than 452 km underground. Why are even such small tremors occurring now so deep underground? These forces will continue to unsettle the broken patchwork of tectonic plates which make up Earth’s lithosphere and that consequently will foster more geological activity across the planet – particularly in subduction zones where huge slabs of rock are being violently pressed down under the weight of another. Stress in building on the Pacific Plate, as a series of powerful earthquakes ripple back and forth along the peripheral plate boundary- from Chile to Papua New Guinea back to Nicaragua. People living in high-risk seismic hazard zones should remain alert for the potential occurrence of large-scale seismic events.

Australia, NZ, other Pacific Earthquakes
Kermadec - South Pacific

Sep 29, 2009 -  QUAKE DEPTH - 21.7 miles
.  Tsunami Strikes After Quake.
A tsunami warning has been issued for the Samoa islands, New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji and other Pacific islands.
A tsunami swept into Pago Pago, American Samoa.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or structural damage Tuesday.
Water flowed inland about 100 yards before receding, leaving some cars stuck in the mud.
A tsunami watch was in effect for Hawaii.
The quake occurred at 10:48 a.m. PDT Tuesday in the Samoa Islands region.

Sep 30, 2009
So far it appears around 100 were killed.  A few tsunamis.
At least 65 people were reported dead in Samoa, more than 20 in American Samoa and at least six in Tonga.
Samoan officials say whole villages have been destroyed while thousands of people are reported to have been made homeless in American Samoa.
An 8.3-magnitude quake struck at 1748 GMT on Tuesday, generating 15 foot (4.5m) waves in some areas of the islands.
A wave did hit Hawaii late evening - but it was about 5 inchs. Still they said stay OUTTA the water.
VIDEO on BBC link,2933,557282,00.html

7.2  earthquake  Guam / Mariana Islands, Pacific  - August 3, 2010

No tsunami after Kermadec 7.6 quake, South Pacific
Oct 21, 2011
A strong earthquake struck far off the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude-7.6 quake struck Friday at 1:57 p.m. (1757 GMT) about 541 miles (870 kilometers) south of Nuku'Alofa on Tonga.
The quake struck at a depth of 24 miles (39 kilometers).
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami alert, but its report on the quake said sea level readings indicated that a tsunami was generated.

The quake hit 112 miles (180 kilometers) from New Zealand's remote, volcanic Kermadec Islands. The remote outpost is generally uninhabited aside from a weather station and a hostel for visiting New Zealand scientists and staff.
New Zealand Civil Defense officials issued but then quickly canceled a tsunami warning.

Another magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck the region in July, but the eight New Zealand staffers at the Raoul Island outpost at the northern end of the Kermadecs were unharmed.
The region lies on the "Ring of Fire" — an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones that stretches around the Pacific Rim. About 90 percent of the world's quakes occur in the region.

No tsunami after Kermadec quake
Oct 22, 2011
A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has struck near Raoul Island this morning, but a provisional tsunami warning for New Zealand has already been cancelled.
New Zealand's National Crisis Management Centre was activated after the quake struck at 6.57am today, at a depth of 16km.
It was located 230 kilometeres east of Raoul Island and 310 kilometeres east of Macauley Island, according to GeoNet.

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is trying to contact staff on the remote Raoul Island after the quake.
DOC staff and volunteers work on the island, mostly carrying out pest control work.
A spokesman told APNZ they were trying to contact the about eight staff on the island.

Communication was usually through email or skype.
"We can't just pick up the phone and ring Raoul Island,'' he said.
Staff on the island were used to quakes, he said.
"There have been some other big ones this year but no damage,'' the spokesman said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) issued a Tsunami Information Bulletin in response to the earthquake.
While it initially said a tsunami was possible, sea level gauges on Rauol Island registered wave heights between 0.1 and 0.17m.
The New Zealand Tsunami Experts Panel convened and advised that there was no threat to New Zealand from this event.
There is not expected to be any impact on the Rena clean-up efforts.

Normal beach activities may continue, but there may still be some abnormally strong currents in some locations in the north of New Zealand. Caution is advised for swimmers, divers and recreational boat users.
Raoul Island is the largest and northernmost of the main Kermadec Islands, about 1100 kilometres north-east of New Zealand's North Island.


7.3  Earthquake Loyalty Islands east of Australia, Pacific 13 Jan 2011
Quake with preliminary magnitude of 7.3 hits off New Caledonia Islands in Southern Pacific

Pacific Earthquakes April 2011
April  16,  2011     Saturday
Palm Sunday tomorrow, Passover begins Monday

Several strong Pacific Quakes
Some claim shallow quakes are HAARP.  This is possible, its not foolishness.  I do NOT say for sure, either way.

5.2  magnitude earthquake strikes  Queensland, Australia
April 16, 2011 at 03:31:19 PM at epicenter
I have noticed as ground dries out after heavy flooding, earthquakes are NOT unusual.

4.7  magnitude earthquake strikes  Queensland, Australia  April 16, 2011 at 05:06

5.7  magnitude earthquake strikes  Tonga  Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 10:46:23 AM at epicenter  Depth 134.5 miles

5.2  magnitude earthquake strikes  ESE of Christchurch, New Zealand
Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 05:49:22 PM at epicenter

5.8  magnitude earthquake strikes   TAIWAN - JAPAN -   Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 10:11:10 AM at epicenter  Depth  82 miles

Japan had 4 quakes over mag.5 in 14 hours. USGS
68 miles N of Ryukyu Islands, Japan
JAPAN claims the islands to the SOUTH as theirs.  This quake is NE of Taiwan and south of Japan.
150 miles NE of Taiwan
767 miles NNE of MANILA, Philippines

HAARP, 2 pages

Latest Earthquakes Magnitude 2.5 or Greater,  USGS

Earthquake shakes Australia, New Zealand
No major damage reported from Moderate earthquakes which rattled parts of Australia and New Zealand on Saturday, including the devastated city of Christchurch where power was cut to thousands of homes.
18 minutes before the New Zealand earthquake Saturday, a magnitude 5.2 quake hit southeast of Queensland Australia
Residents of several towns and cities along the coast felt the quake.

Quakes shake Queensland Australia and Christchurch New Zealand
April  16,  2011  
A 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook far north Queensland with a 5.3 aftershock hitting quake-devastated Christchurch just minutes later.
About 20,000 homes and businesses in Christchurch lost power.
A burst water main and a fallen powerline was reported and some traffic lights were out. Rocks had fallen in the suburbs of Sumner and Redcliffs and there had been reports of liquefaction and flooding in eastern suburbs.  The Strategy building in the city centre on Victoria Street tilted, roads were damaged.


6.9 earthquake Pacific
Saturday, March 03, 2012 at 11:19:55 PM at epicenter

Strong 6.9 quake hits New Caledonia
A STRONG 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit off the Loyalty Islands in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia but there was no tsunami alert

7.1 earthquake Vanuatu, South Pacific
March  9,  2012
 DEPTH 19.7 miles
It seems USGS always lowers quake magnitude.  This was a major quake, in an area used to large quakes.

2013 April 25 18:02:11 UTC

Mag 7.0 - 42km W of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands
13 May 2013

6.8 quake Northern Mariana Islands
May 14, 2013  DEPTH  373 miles

First reported as 7.0

Mariana Islands undersea volcano erupts
May 3, 2014
Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) seismometers on the islands record high levels of seismicity from an undersea volcano. These likely herald an eruption.
Scuba divers conducting coral reef research in the area heard submarine explosions, and even felt the shock waves.

The most likely source of the current activity is Ahyi seamount, about 20 km southeast of Farallon de Pajaros.  It’s possible, but not certain, that the current unrest near Ahyi seamount will escalate into a vigorous eruption, with the creation of pumice rafts, and even an explosive eruption column rising above sea level. If this happens, there are further possible threats of local disturbances of the water column that could result in local tsunami and ash fallout from the eruption plume.

The Marianas are an arc-shaped archipelago made up by the summits of 15 volcanic mountains in the north-western Pacific Ocean south of Japan and north of New Guinea, and form the eastern limit of the Philippine Sea.

6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Micronesia
May 15, 2014
Guam, Hawaii, Ppines areas
PACIFIC - A strong earthquake in the South Pacific did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami, officials in Hawaii said Wednesday. The quake, with an estimated magnitude of 6.1, was centered about 61 miles south southeast of Ifalik in the Federated States of Micronesia and about 481 miles south of Hagatna, Guam, at a depth of about 6 miles. It struck at about 10:56 a.m. in Hawaii, or 8:56 p.m. in Micronesia. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach said the quake did not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii. However, an earthquake of this size could have generated a local tsunami that can be destructive along nearby coasts. There have been no initial reports of any waves generated or damage or injuries. –Star Advertiser

May 15, 2014     Depth 10 km
S of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, The Philippine Sea

6.2 earthquake Philippines
May 15, 2014    Depth 20 km

6.7 earthquake GUAM
September 17, 2014
 Minor damage, power outages.
A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck offshore of Guam Wednesday afternoon local time, or early Wednesday morning EDT.
The earthquake occurred about 30 miles northwest of Hagatna, Guam, reported the USGS.
The depth of the earthquake was measured at 84.9 miles. There is no threat of a tsunami. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, "a destructive tsunami was not generated because this earthquake is located too deep inside the earth."

GUAM Typhoon Vongfong
October 5, 2014
 Typhoon Warnings Issued for Guam, Northern Mariana Islands.
Guam is strengthening.  Devastating damage is expected.  Vongfong is following closely in the footsteps of Typhoon Phanfone, which passed near Guam as a tropical storm and is now affecting Japan as a strong typhoon.

5.1  earthquake Guam, Philippine Sea April 25, 2015

Several other quakes this morning and this week - plus Chile volcano
Nepal is the antipode of Chile, that volcano may have triggered the Nepal 7.9 earthquake today

7.7 earthquake Northern Mariana Islands  July 29, 2016 Forum Index -> EARTH, Quakes, Weather
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