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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Earthquakes list September 24, 2010

M 4.8      2010/09/24 20:13    Depth 521.5 km     KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA
Too deep to be even felt at this magnitude

M 5.6      2010/09/24 19:01    Depth 148.8 km     NORTHERN PERU
Please also read the detailed page of this earthquake

M 4.9      2010/09/24 17:56     Depth 12.6 km     TAIWAN REGION
Shallow seaquake approx. 60 km out of the coast of Hualien County

M 5.3      2010/09/24 14:55    Depth 51.6 km     IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
In the Philippine Sea at a distance of approx. 50 km from Torishima, a volcanic unpopulated  bird island (click for picture)Click here for a satellite close-up from Torishima

M 5.6   2010/09/24 07:47     Depth 200 km        NEW ZEALAND NORTH ISLAND
Please also read the detailed page of this earthquake

M 4.9      2010/09/24 07:40    Depth 45.7 km     MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
Moderate earthquake on top of a subduction zone, at approx. 200 km from Guam

M 4.3      2010/09/24 03:19    Depth 54.9 km      HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
Seaquake in the coastal zone near Kushiro

M 4.5      2010/09/24 01:28    Depth 86.0 km      CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Very moderate earthquake 65 km SE from Tonala, Chiapas. Not so far from yesterday’s earthquake

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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.
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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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