Moderate seaquake south of New Zealand South Island

Milford Sound, Fjordland National Park

Fjordland National Park - Image by smileywhiley05 via Flickr

Earthquake Report comment :
USGS has published a seaquake to the south of Fjordland National Park.
This is one of the first reports we are publishing in this area, although it is a known fault line with linked earthquakes.
What makes this new earthquake (seaquake) even more special is that GNS Science did not report about this tremor.
At we do not always understand the publishing policy of governmental organizations. The Christchurch aftershock of M 4.8 was not published by USGS although they publish lesser quakes in the rest of the world. Same goes for GNS Science who is publishing Magnitudes of only 2, but did not published this one.
Some published quakes are sometimes hoaxes, but this tremor can be noticed very well on the seismograph drum installed in Southland

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 4.7
Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 07:20:26 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 35 km
Geo-location(s) :
235 km (145 miles) WSW of Invercargill, New Zealand
345 km (215 miles) SW of Queenstown, New Zealand
390 km (245 miles) N of Auckland Island, New Zealand
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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
USGS historic earthquakes map
Live seismograph station Wether Hill Road, Southland, New Zealand

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