Magnitude 5.8 - SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

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2011 December 23 00:58:36 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude5.8
Date-Time
Location43.489°S, 172.977°E
Depth4.7 km (2.9 miles)
RegionSOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
Distances26 km (16 miles) ENE of Christchurch, New Zealand
223 km (138 miles) SSE of Westport, New Zealand
284 km (176 miles) SSW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand
329 km (204 miles) NE of Dunedin, New Zealand
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 13.5 km (8.4 miles); depth +/- 2 km (1.2 miles)
ParametersNST= 74, Nph= 75, Dmin=30.1 km, Rmss=1 sec, Gp= 94°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusc0007b7t
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  • Some people injured, a few buildings damaged, rock slides and liquefaction observed in the Christchurch area.
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