Heavy but deep seaquake hits the North Island of New Zealand

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Earthquake Report comment :
A very heavy but luckily deep earthquake has struck the coastal waters of the North Island of New Zealand.
The hypocenter was located at a depth of  280 km.
The impact of this earthquake was very limited but due to the depth and the strong Magnitude, is was felt almost all over the North and South Island.
The epicenter was located at 85 km from White Island, a very active seismic and volcanic area. Auckland is at a distance of 230 km.
USGS has published this earthquake with a Magnitude of  5.4 … and a depth of 300 km.
1617 people reported the shaking. The perception of more than 1200 people was a Mercalli IV shaking (light shaking)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : M 6.4
Wednesday, September 29 2010 at 5:14 pm at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 280 km
Geo-location(s) :
90 km north of White Island
150 km north of Whakatane
230 km east of Auckland

Links to important maps
GNS Science  Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
GNS Science Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map
Nearest live seismograph map at Kokohu (Hawke’s Bay) station

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