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Another large quake strikes NZ

Posted by feww on October 19, 2008

Global Earthquake Watch

Large earthquake strikes 20 km north of Rotorua, New Zealand

Quake Details (from GNS Science)

Date and Time:  October 18, 2008 at 23:13UTC
Coordinates: 38.00°S, 176.24°E
Depth:  200 km
Magnitude (Richter scale):  5.6
Region:  Rotorua
Location :

  • 20 km north of Rotorua
  • 180 km south-east of Auckland

Isoseismal Map


Map: GeoNet. Image may be subject to copyright.
Note: This quake has not been confirmed by USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.

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