2006 May 16 10:39:24 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Location31.527°S, 179.303°W
Depth151.6 km (94.2 miles) set by location program
Distances55 km (35 miles) SW of L'Esperance Rock, Kermadec Islands
315 km (195 miles) SSW of Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
785 km (485 miles) NE of Auckland, New Zealand
1185 km (730 miles) NNE of WELLINGTON, New Zealand
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 7.9 km (4.9 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=397, Nph=397, Dmin=284.6 km, Rmss=1.24 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=R
Event IDusmuah
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  • The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A major earthquake occurred about 40 km (25 miles) WSW of L'Esperance Rock, Kermadec Islands and about 1200 km (750 miles) NNE of WELLINGTON, New Zealand at 4:39 AM MDT, May 16, 2006 (10:39 PM local time in New Zealand). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No damage is expected.
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    Felt (III) at Christchurch and Wellington, New Zealand. Also felt at Auckland, Gisborne, Hastings, Napier, Tauranga and Wanganui, New Zealand. Also felt on Kapiti Island, New Zealand.

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