Central North Island Quake

A deep earthquake centred near Tokoroa this morning was felt throughout most of New Zealand.

Saturday 8th December, 2012

A deep magnitude 5.8 earthquake centred 20 km south-east of Tokoroa was felt from Northland to Canterbury early this morning. The quake, which struck at 7:19 a.m. was 175 km deep according to GeoNet. By 9 o’clock, 9165 felt reports had been lodged with GeoNet by members of the public.

The trace of this morning's earthquake

[Click for larger image] The earthquake left a strong trace on GeoNet’s national seismograph network.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake as magnitude 6.3, centred 19 km south-east of Tokoroa at a depth of 167 km.

Geoscience Australia reports the event as magnitude 6.1 at a depth of 107 km.

[Compiled from data provided by the GeoNet project and its sponsors EQC, GNS Science and FRST; the US Geological Survey and its contributing agencies, and Geoscience Australia.]

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