Magnitude 6.1 – Off east coast of the North Island, New Zealand

Magnitude 6.1 – Off east coast of the North Island, New Zealand

Magnitude 6.1 struck near >North Island, New Zealand at 07:51UTC and was located 158 km (98 miles) NE of Gisborne, 269 km (167 miles) ENE of Rotorua, 405 km (251 miles) ESE of Auckland, New Zealand (37.608°S, 179.243°E). According to NZ GEONET the depth was at

Rena’s oil spill set to wash up on Papamoa beach, New Zealand

Rena’s oil spill set to wash up on Papamoa beach, New Zealand

Residents of Papamoa Beach are bracing for environmental tragedy after officials confirmed oil from the Rena container ship was forecast to hit the beach in coming days. The ship has been stuck on the Astrolabe reef, off the Tauranga coast, since becoming grounded

Magnitude 6.0 – East of the North Island, New Zealand

Magnitude 6.0 – East of the North Island, New Zealand

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck 453 km (281 miles) SSE of L’Esperance Rock, Kermadec Islands, 512 km (318 miles) NE of Gisborne, New Zealand, 680 km (422 miles) ENE of Auckland, New Zealand (35.430°S, 177.878°W) at depth of 13.4 km (8.3 miles). GeoNet reported

Rare snowstorm hits New Zealand

Rare snowstorm hits New Zealand

New Zealand was hit by very rare snowfall and polar blast. Snowfall covering far-flung areas of New Zealand as of Monday has been described as a once in a 50-year event by the New Zealand MetService. On the North Island, the storm left a mantle of snow over the…

An exploding meteor responsible for a huge bang at Niue island in Pacific

An exploding meteor responsible for a huge bang at Niue island in Pacific

An exploding meteor is believed to be responsible for a huge bang that reverberated around the Pacific island nation of Niue last week.Niue police chief Mark Chenery said the loud bang on Wednesday night woke the island’s 1200 residents and he initially thought a

Seven 6.0+ earthquakes in eight days

Seven 6.0+ earthquakes in eight days

TheExtinctionProtocolsite identified four areas on the Pacific Plate that have been a source of an inordinate amount of recent strong earthquake activity in the Pacific Ring of Fire in post named “Catastrophism in the Ring of Fire: seven 6.0+ earthquakes in

The Chilean caldera still emits a steady stream of ash

The Chilean caldera still emits a steady stream of ash

The Puyehue volcano in Chile continues to spew ash that is still disrupting air travel as far as Australia and New Zealand this week. A new animation of satellite imagery just released from the NASA/NOAA GOES Project shows the ash spewing from the

Nabro Volcano evolving into a milder, more effusive eruption

Nabro Volcano evolving into a milder, more effusive eruption

After nearly a week of explosive activity, Eritrea’s Nabro Volcano seems to be evolving into a milder, more effusive eruption. By June 19th, the maximum altitude of Nabro’s ash plume dropped from a maximum of 45,000 feet (14,000 meters) to 25,000 feet…

New Zealand struck by a twister

New Zealand struck by a twister

A tornado has torn through a North Island, New Zealand town, leaving significant damage in its aftermath. Luckily, there were no immediate reports of major injury following the tornado, which cut through New Plymouth in the early morning Monday, local time.According