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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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