5.2 Magnitude earthquake strikes the North Island of New Zealand

Last update: September 6, 2010 at 11:39 pm by By

Earthquake Report comment :
After the massive 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Canterbury, now the North Island experienced a shallow earthquake of a 5.2 magnitude.
The epicenter is located in an unpopulated area near Waipukurau.
Based on the seismograph, the quake lasted quite long

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 5.2
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 at 10:48:33 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 16, 7 km
Geo-location(s) :
75 km (50 miles) SSW of Napier, New Zealand
90 km (55 miles) ENE of Palmerston North, New Zealand

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
GNS science seismograph (live)
USGS historic earthquakes map

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