Magnitude 6.6 - AUCKLAND ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND REGION

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2007 September 30 09:47:49 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude6.6
Date-Time
Location49.409°S, 163.265°E
Depth10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
RegionAUCKLAND ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND REGION
Distances225 km (140 miles) NW of Auckland Island, New Zealand
500 km (310 miles) SW of Invercargill, New Zealand
1260 km (790 miles) SW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand
1950 km (1210 miles) SSE of CANBERRA, A.C.T., Australia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 9.5 km (5.9 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=228, Nph=228, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.22 sec, Gp= 32°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=S
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2007hxax
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Earthquake Summary

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  • The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred 240 km (150 miles) WNW of Auckland Island, New Zealand 505 km (315 miles) SW of Invercargill, New Zealand 1275 km (790 miles) SW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand 1935 km (1200 miles) SSE of CANBERRA, A.C.T., Australia at 3:47 AM MDT, Sep 30, 2007 (8:47 PM local time in Auckland Islands). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. This earthquake is located in a remote area and no damage or casualties are expected.

  • Felt Reports

    Felt (IV) at Invercargill and (III) at Dunedin; felt at Queenstown, South Island.

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