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New Zealand Hit by another Quake

Posted by feww on December 19, 2008

A Magnitude 5.2 Quake shakes NORTH ISLAND, NZ

New micro plates forming at the top of the North Island, NZ?

Magnitude: 5.2
Date-Time:  Friday, December 19, 2008 at 00:20:58 UTC
Location: 37.927°S, 174.781°E
Depth: 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
Region: NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
Distances:

  • 118 km (73 miles) S (179°) from Auckland, New Zealand
  • 133 km (83 miles) W (279°) from Rotorua, New Zealand
  • 141 km (87 miles) NNE (26°) from New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • 373 km (232 miles) N (360°) from WELLINGTON, New Zealand

Location Uncertainty:  horizontal +/- 8 km (5.0 miles); depth fixed by location program
Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2008atcf

location-map-nz-19-dec-2008

According to NZ GeoNet, at least 8 quakes magnitude 4 or larger have struck New Zealand islands in the past week. Their data may be inaccurate, and is unverified.

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One Response to “New Zealand Hit by another Quake”

  1. feww said

    Magnitude 5.2 – KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND
    2009 April 14 12:48:57 UTC

    Earthquake Details
    Magnitude: 5.2
    Date-Time:
    * Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 12:48:57 UTC
    * Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 12:48:57 AM at epicenter

    Location: 30.352°S, 177.950°W
    Depth: 5.4 km (3.4 miles) (poorly constrained)
    Region: KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND
    Distances:
    – 120 km (75 miles) S of Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
    – 150 km (95 miles) NE of L’Esperance Rock, Kermadec Islands
    – 990 km (610 miles) NE of Auckland, New Zealand
    – 1380 km (860 miles) NNE of WELLINGTON, New Zealand

    Location Uncertainty: orizontal +/- 12.5 km (7.8 miles); depth +/- 19.6 km (12.2 miles)

    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

    Event ID: us2009fkas

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