This is a subject of some passionate interest for me, and as stated before a paranoia exists in my head...
This subject of tidal motions has been studied and measured. That central Australia rises and falls with tidal motion and is well documented by geologists.. That I have tried to find other trigger mechanisms, but have failed in spectacular style..
~ Earth's Moon just a short period after being full and in good alignment as a lunar eclipse was evident. Did pass through Perigee.
Yet as I study over the GNS sites no such trigger could be found.. There was NOT a greater number of activities.
Things as would be considered as normal, and were... So I put to bed my theory, thorium, or paranoid guess...
I could even point my finger at the discovery / National Geographic.. as alarmist; I noted that in a Facebook feed ( I want for this stuff )
They have twice this week published regarding; 'Lava lake rising' and 'concerning movements noted' .. NO ! New Zealand is NOT on the brink of pandemonium..
Nor is the central North Island about to be ripped asunder by tempestuous seismic or volcanic events.. Whew ! ..
That's it is all going to happen.. just not yet.