Aotearoa Summary. 22 April 2017 - 23 April 2017

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Magnitude 5 risk areas are Culverden, Cheviot, Seaward Kaikouras, Ward, Seddon, Cape Campbell, North of Cape Campbell, Northern Cook Strait, Central Taranaki Bight.
Magnitude 4 risk areas are Te Anau, Mt Cook, Lower Clarence, South of Wanganui, Opotiki, East Cape, Cape Palliser, West of Wairoa, Cape Kidnappers, Waipukurau.
Solar quake conditions have arrived overnight, a little later than expected.
Quakes are likely to be infrequent but an isolated Mag 5 is possible.
Cook Strait is higher risk.
Volcanoes quiet.

Update. 22 April 9.30pm
East Cape 3.6 2.20pm
West of Wairoa 3.5 2.21pm
Mt Cook 3.5 8.00am
The forecast period is extended to 23 April.
Quakes were below Mag 4 .
The biggest quakes were in or near risk locations.
Solar conditions have picked up more and are strong tonight.
A new quake period begins 25 April.
This Service is likely to be offline on 25 April. No observations or forecasts will be made.
Risk locations are likely to be the similar to 23 April but higher Magnitude.

Update. 23 April 8.30am
Culverden 3.9 8.30am
Local quakes were under Mag 4 overnight.
Solar conditions are easing today.
An isolated Mag 5 quake seems possible today and on 24 April as conditions weaken.
A new and possibly stronger quake period then begins 25 April.
This Service will be offline on 25 April.

22 April.
East Cape 3.6 2.20pm
West of Wairoa 3.5 2.21pm
Mt Cook 3.5 8.00am
23 April.
Culverden 3.9 8.30am
Kaikoura 3.9 8.19am
The forecast for a quake peak on 21 April turned into a low peak on 22-23 April.
Quakes were under Mag 4. Good location success with the biggest quakes.
Solar conditions have been steadily ramping up and are presently very high.
Heavy Pacific quake action seems possible from late 24 April.

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