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Mag 5.3 Earthquake Rattles North Island, NZ

Posted by feww on December 18, 2008

Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake strikes off east Coast North Island, NZ – Many more quakes are expected in the region

A Magnitude 8+ Earthquake could strike Kermadec trench before the year’s end!

Latest EQ NZ: Magnitude 5.3 – OFF EAST COAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND, N.Z.

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Magnitude: 5.3
Date-Time: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 20:34:00 UTC
Location: 36.944°S, 177.325°E
Depth: 114.8 km (71.3 miles)
Region: OFF EAST COAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND, N.Z.
Distances:

  • 160 km (100 miles) NE of Rotorua, New Zealand
  • 200 km (125 miles) NNW of Gisborne, New Zealand
  • 230 km (140 miles) E of Auckland, New Zealand
  • 530 km (330 miles) NNE of WELLINGTON, New Zealand

Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 53 km (32.9 miles); depth +/- 18.4 km (11.4 miles)
Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID: us2008asbf

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New Zealand’s Alpine Fault – Source: Stuff NZ. Image may be subject to copyright.

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    Earthquake Forecast 2009

    Posted by feww on December 18, 2008

    Earthquake Forecast 2009 – country in focus: Japan

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    2009 Earthquake Forecast by FEWW / CASF –
    Release Date: December 18, 2008. [All data are subject to updates and changes.]

    Historic Japan earthquakes: 2008 [as of  December 18, 2008]

    See Also:

    [Earthquakes of magnitude 6.5 or greater or ones that caused fatalities, injuries or substantial damage. Source: Data Compiled by Pamela J. Benfield and NEIC Operations Staff.]

    Historic japan earthquake: 2007

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    Earthquake Density Map of Japan [USGS]

    Seismicity Map

    Credit: USGS

    Seismic Hazard Map of Japan

    Credit: USGS

    Notable Earthquakes in Japan [USGS]

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    Source: USGS

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    no-of-eq-worldwide-1990s
    Source: USGS

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