Magnitude 6.3 and Magnitude 6.4 near New Caledonia – October 16, 2018

October 16, 2018 by
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Magnitude 6.3 – 170km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia
2018-10-16 00:28:12 (UTC)
Location: -21.936°S, 169.476°E
10.0 km depth
USGS Event Page
Magnitdue 6.4 – 167km E of Tadine, New Caledonia
2018-10-16 01:03:43 (UTC)
Location: -21.726°S,  169.487°E
10.0 km depth
Click on the link below to read about how a school seismograph can record weather related microseisms:

Watching the Weather using a Seismograph

Seismotectonics of Eastern Margin of Australia Plate
“The eastern margin of the Australia plate is one of the most sesimically active areas of the world due to high rates of convergence between the Australia and Pacific plates. In the region of New Zealand, the 3000 km long Australia-Pacific plate boundary extends from south of Macquarie Island to the southern Kermadec Island chain. It includes an oceanic transform (the Macquarie Ridge), two oppositely verging subduction zones (Puysegur and Hikurangi), and a transpressive continental transform, the Alpine Fault through South Island, New Zealand.” – USGS

Magnitude 7.0 Papua New Guinea – Magnitude 6.5 Russia – October 10, 2018

October 11, 2018 by

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Magnitude 6.5 – 148km S of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia

2018-10-10 23:16:02 (UTC)
Location: 49.348°N 156.213°E
17.5 km depth
Seismotectonics of the Kuril-Kamchatka Arc

USGS Event Page
Magnitude 7.0 – 117km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
2018-10-10 20:48:20 (UTC)
Location: -5.678°S 151.198°E
40.3 km depth
Seismotectonics of the New Guinea Region

Magnitude 5.9 – 19km NW of Ti Port-de-Paix, Haiti – October 7, 2018

October 8, 2018 by

USGS Event Page
Magnitude 5.9 – 19km NW of Ti Port-de-Paix, Haiti
2018-10-07 00:11:49 (UTC)
Location: 20.041°N, -72.975°W
11.7 km depth

Aftershock:
USGS Event Page
Magnitude 5.2 – 16km NNW of Ti Port-de-Paix, Haiti
2018-10-07 20:00:17 (UTC)
Location: 20.060°N, -72.912°W
10.0 km depth

On October, 7, 2018, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake that occurred in Haiti was recorded by Weston Observatory and BC-ESP School Seismographs 😢 once again reminding us of the importance of being sensitive in our roles as seismologists regarding the human tragedy caused by powerful earthquakes. 😢

“Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Hits Northern Haiti (CNN)”
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/06/americas/haiti-earthquake/index.html

Earthquakes are among the most frightening and devastating of natural hazards, often resulting in catastrophic loss of life and property 😢 And yet, earthquakes are also among the most fascinating of natural phenomena, teaching us humility in the face of the power of nature…

More info can be found at:  http://bit.ly/Weston_Quakes