Forecast for 15 January 2015

Quake activity may increase. Magnitude 6+ risk areas are Tonga Islands, Kermadec Islands. Possible volcanic eruptions Hunga Ha'apai, Kermadecs. Forecast confidence = low. Summary. This low confidence forecast was a fizzer. Late, very weak driving conditions turned up on 16 January. The Cook Strait 4.0, widely felt around Wellington was a leftover of the 12 and 14 January Wairarapa quakes. The eruptions of Hunga Ha'apai and Kermadecs (?) are now over. New eruptions may occur near the end of the next forecast period starting tomorrow. Big global weather seems more likely and South America quake action. 16 January. Northern Cook Strait 4.0

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