Powerful but deep earthquake in New Zealand Waikato

A look down one of the main streets of Tokoroa...

Tokoroa - Image via Wikipedia

Earthquake Report comment :
855 ‘Felt’ reports came in with GNS Science for this powerful but deep earthquake.
The epicenter was located near Tokoroa  in the Waikato district, only approx. 30 km from Rotoroa, well known by tourists.
Most of the people have reported a MM IV = light shaking.
Based on the 200 km depth of the hypocenter these reports match. Also because of the depth, the earthquake was felt in a very wide range around the epicenter the same way.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : M 5.6
Sep 24 2010 at 7:47 pm at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 200 km
Geo-location(s) :
10 km east of Tokoroa

Links to important maps
Geonet Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
Geonet Shaking map
The nearest GNS Science Pawanui Live Seismograph

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