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Magnitude 6.5 quake strikes near Taupo, New Zealand

Posted by feww on July 5, 2011

Significant Earthquake Strikes 30 km West of Taupo

Earthquake Details [Source Geonet]

  • Event Date/Time: July 5 2011 at 03:36UTC
  • Position: 38.67°S, 175.75°E
  • Depth: 150 km
  • Richter magnitude: 6.5
  • Region: Taupo
  • Location:
    • 30 km west of Taupo
  • Distances [USGS]
  • 69 km (42 miles) SW of Rotorua, New Zealand
  • 144 km (89 miles) NW of Napier, New Zealand
  • 209 km (129 miles) SSE of Auckland, New Zealand
  • 310 km (192 miles) NNE of WELLINGTON, New Zealand

Quake Maps


Earthquake Location Map. Source: GeoNet NZ


The Isoseismal Map above shows contours, derived from a model, of equal MMI shaking intensity for the earthquake. Source: GeoNet NZ

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