Do Solar Activities Cause Local Earthquakes? (New Zealand)



  • Bijan Nikouravan Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Astrophysics, solar activities, local earthquake, New Zealand


The relationships between solar activities (sunspots, solar 10.7cm radio flux, solar irradiance, and solar proton events) and local earthquakes investigated in this paper. The geographical location of study is New Zealand area. All earthquakes data have been chosen for , from first of 1970 to Jun 2012. The study reveals the following conclusions: 1) The total numbers of earthquakes strongly show annually an increasing in number of earthquakes in New Zealand from 42 years ago. 2) The maximum earthquakes occur frequently around the minimum years of solar activities, 3) The maximum earthquakes occurs in minimum years of sunspots number with a good correlation coefficient. 4) The maximum earthquakes occur in the minimum solar  cm radio flux with strong correlation coefficient.



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How to Cite

Nikouravan, B. (2012). Do Solar Activities Cause Local Earthquakes? (New Zealand): Earthquake. International Journal of Fundamental Physical Sciences, 2(2), 17-20.




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