Aotearoa Summary. 17 December 2016

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Magnitude 6 risk areas are Upper Crooked River, South of Cape Kidnappers, Culverden, Southwest of Kaikoura, Kaikoura, East of Kaikoura, Seaward Kaikouras, Lower Clarence, Offshore Clarence, Ward, Cape Campbell.
Magnitude 5 risk areas are Fiordland, Amberley, South of Wellington, Northern Cook Strait, Levin, Turakirae Head, Porangahau, Eketahuna, Dannevirke, Waipukurau, North of Wairoa, Gisborne, East Cape.
Magnitude 4 risk areas are Eastern Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Tokoroa, Murupara, Urewera.
Quakes may be infrequent.
Low possibility Mag 6.
Lunar influence is steadily decreasing...the supermoon is nearly past.
Quakes may increase 18 December as a new quake period builds over several days.
Volcanoes quiet.

Summary.
Culverden 4.2 10.38pm
Quakes were infrequent at Mag 4.
The last remnants of the December Supermoon have passed.
Solar quake driving conditions were weak.
Quakes may start picking up 18 December ahead of a building week long quake period.
Mag 6 risk areas are likely to remain through the upcoming quake period.

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