Aotearoa Summary. 6 February 2017 - 8 February 2017

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Magnitude 6 risk areas are Culverden, Kaikoura, Seaward Kaikouras, Lower Clarence, Tapuaenuku, Ward, Cape Campbell, North of Cape Campbell.
Magnitude 5 risk areas are Fiordland, Eketahuna, Dannevirke, Waipukurau, Cape Kidnappers, Wairoa, Northern Hawkes Bay, Opotiki, Whakatane.
Magnitude 4 risk areas are Haupiri River, West of Masterton, East Cape, Urewera, Rotorua, Atiamuri, Murupara.
New Zealand is higher risk on the Pacific forecast.
Quakes are likely to be infrequent with an isolated big quake possible.
The already active wider forecast period beginning 31 January could go bigger. Be careful.
Volcanoes quiet.

Update. 6 February 11.30pm
Culverden 4.3 12.05am
Culverden 4.0 5.24pm
The forecast period is extended to 7 February.
Mt Cook, South of Taranaki are added to Mag 4 risk areas.
Local and Pacific quakes were moderate today.
Quakes are likely to become less frequent but higher in magnitude as the end of the quake period nears. Be careful.

Update. 7 February 12.15pm
Northeast of East Cape 4.5 4.43am
Solar quake driving conditions have strengthened today and many areas are moving at low magnitudes.
New Zealand remains a Pacific high risk. Be careful.

Update. 8 February 11.15am
7 February.
Culverden 4.3 4.49pm
The period is extended to 8 February.
Solar quake conditions are weakening as the end of the wider quake period approaches.
New Zealand is the Pacific hotspot but the forecast period has been volcanic so local quakes have generally been subdued and hopefully stay that way.
A big local quake is still possible but becoming less likely today.

Summary.
6 February.
Culverden 4.3 12.05am
Culverden 4.0 5.24pm
7 February.
Northeast of East Cape 4.5 4.43am
Culverden 4.3 4.49pm
South of Kermadecs 4.6 10.36pm
Local and Pacific quakes were moderate during a very volcanic period.
The wider quake period still has a couple of days to run.



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