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Saturday, 14 May 2011

Shooting the SAHKE Seismic Survey across the North Island

The blasts from the seismic survey were detectable by GeoNet as very small local ground tremors along the seismic line last week:


                   PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT

                            GNS SCIENCE
                         GeoNet Data Centre
                      Lower Hutt, New Zealand
                      http://www.geonet.org.nz


       The following earthquake has been recorded by GNS Science:

       Reference number:        3511346/G
       Universal Time:          12 May 2011 at 10:24
       NZ Standard Time:        Thursday, 12 May 2011 at 10:24 pm
       Latitude, Longitude:     41.15°S, 175.38°E
       Location:                10 km south-east of Featherston
       Focal depth:             0 km
       Richter magnitude:       2.3

       Web page: http://www.geonet.org.nz/earthquake/quakes/3511346g.html

Man-made explosion as part of a science experiment in lower North Island
                                    
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 Here is a video in which Stuart Henrys explains the seismic survey :


1 comment:

Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

500kg of explosive? I don't understand much about explosives- but that sounds like an awful lot!