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Posts Tagged ‘Rotorua’

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

  • 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
Event ID us2008atcf


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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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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