Moderate seaquake south of New Zealand South Island

Milford Sound, Fjordland National Park

Fjordland National Park - Image by smileywhiley05 via Flickr

Earthquake Report comment :
USGS has published a seaquake to the south of Fjordland National Park.
This is one of the first reports we are publishing in this area, although it is a known fault line with linked earthquakes.
What makes this new earthquake (seaquake) even more special is that GNS Science did not report about this tremor.
At earthquake-report.com we do not always understand the publishing policy of governmental organizations. The Christchurch aftershock of M 4.8 was not published by USGS although they publish lesser quakes in the rest of the world. Same goes for GNS Science who is publishing Magnitudes of only 2, but did not published this one.
Some published quakes are sometimes hoaxes, but this tremor can be noticed very well on the seismograph drum installed in Southland

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 4.7
Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 07:20:26 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 35 km
Geo-location(s) :
235 km (145 miles) WSW of Invercargill, New Zealand
345 km (215 miles) SW of Queenstown, New Zealand
390 km (245 miles) N of Auckland Island, New Zealand
Send a “felt” report

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS historic earthquakes map
Live seismograph station Wether Hill Road, Southland, New Zealand

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Heavy but deep seaquake hits the North Island of New Zealand

One of Two Pictures of Me in New Zealand

Image by anthonylibrarian via Flickr

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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Moderate aftershocks continue to rattle Christchurch earthquake area

Earthquake Report comment :
As predicted before, aftershocks would occur continuously after the massive Darfield earthquake from September 4.
20 minutes ago another moderate M 4.6 aftershock has rattled the Christchurch area.
A lot of ‘felt’ reports arrived quickly at the GNS Science. People living in the area reported overwhelmingly a MM (Modified Marcalli) value of IV = light to moderate shaking.
As you will be able to see on the Seismograph, aftershocks can be very different even with the same Magnitude. The 0:30 AM on September 20 looks terrifying on the seismograph, certainly if compared to other activity.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : M 4.6
Mon, Sep 20 2010 0:30 am at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 9 km
Geo-location(s) :
20 km west of Christchurch

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

QuakeSOS has been developed to help actively people who are caught in an earthquake + delivers "Earthquake Report" information on your iPhoneQuakeSOS is a FREE iPhone application developed by Armand Vervaeck, the creator and main contributor to Earthquake Report. The Application simplifies immediate group communication to friends and family members (with your exact GPS location) and is constantly feeding the users with “Earthquake Report” news. Together with your own family and friends, QuakeSOS will be your closest earthquake friend.

Earthquakes list September 7, 2010

M 4.9      2010/09/07 20:51   Depth 47.5 km     SOUTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA
Not really dangerous, but for the people of Yushu, a traumatic experience. Yushu is only 50 km from this epicenter.
Yushu was devastatated on April 13 by a 6.9 Magnitude earthquake.  More than 3000 people lost their life.

M 5.2      2010/09/07 19:54   Depth 15.5 km      SOUTHERN EAST PACIFIC RISE
On top of a fault line in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean

M 5.1      2010/09/07 19:49   Depth 1 km      CHRISTCHURCH, SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
Aftershock 10 km northwest of Diamond Harbour. Very close to the city !

M 6.2      2010/09/07 16:13   Depth 10.0 km      FIJI REGION
Read our extensive report page

M 5.5      2010/09/07 15:41   Depth 4.6 km       KYRGYZSTAN
Read our detailed page published minutes after the earthquake occurred

M 5.4      2010/09/07 12:49   Depth 35.5 km       FIJI REGION
Far enough away from Alo to call this seaquake harmless.
Alo (also known unofficially as Tu`a or the Kingdom of Futuna) is one of three official chiefdoms of the French territory of Wallis and Futuna in Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean.

M 5.0      2010/09/07 11:30   Depth 30.3 km       KURIL ISLANDS
Epicenter near the Kuril-Kamchatka trench (subduction zone)

M 4.9      2010/09/07 07:22   Depth 35.0 km     SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Moderate aftershock in the same area as the M 5.8 earthquake earlier today

M 4.2      2010/09/07   05:54   Depth 25.0 km     KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
Weak earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska at a moderate distance from Kodiak Island

M 5.3      2010/09/07   02:11    Depth 27.9 km      SOUTHERN IRAN
Dangerous shallow earthquake near a lot of villages. Click here for a  detailed report.


M 4.9      2010/09/07   01:42    Depth 390.4 km      FIJI REGION

Too deep to cause problems

M 5.8      2010/09/07   00:57    Depth 34.1 km      SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Very powerful earthquake but luckily far enough from the coast line that it poses no danger for the population.


seismograph - recordingUseful information to read this daily earthquake list
This earthquake list covers minor and major earthquakes in the world.
If a more detailed page is present, the earthquake line will be linked to the detailed page.
For your comfort, we will provide in most cases Google Satellite Map links to give you an idea where the earthquake struck, which terrain it happened and if villages or cities are located in the immediate vicinity. The reference for the time zone is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, also called GMT)
The page is regularly updated to add new earthquakes.
green color = NOT dangerous for damage or injuries
orange color = MODERATE risk for damage or injuries
red color = CONSIDERABLE risk for damage or injuries

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5.2 Magnitude earthquake strikes the North Island of New Zealand

Earthquake Report comment :
After the massive 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Canterbury, now the North Island experienced a shallow earthquake of a 5.2 magnitude.
The epicenter is located in an unpopulated area near Waipukurau.
Based on the seismograph, the quake lasted quite long

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 5.2
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 at 10:48:33 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 16, 7 km
Geo-location(s) :
75 km (50 miles) SSW of Napier, New Zealand
90 km (55 miles) ENE of Palmerston North, New Zealand

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
GNS science seismograph (live)
USGS historic earthquakes map

QuakeSOS has been developed to help actively people who are caught in an earthquake + delivers "Earthquake Report" information on your iPhoneQuakeSOS is a FREE iPhone application developed by Armand Vervaeck, the creator and main contributor to Earthquake Report. The Application simplifies immediate group communication to friends and family members (with your exact GPS location) and is constantly feeding the users with “Earthquake Report” news. Together with your own family and friends, QuakeSOS will be your closest earthquake friend.

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