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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Earthquakes list September 9, 2010

M 4.3      2010/09/09 21:26   Depth 105.4 km     PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION
Light earthquake on a safe depth

M 4.0      2010/09/09 21:22   Depth 33.1 km     CRETE, GREECE

Epicenter in the trench on a safe distance of Crete.

M 4.7      2010/09/09 17:15   Depth 33.5 km     BALLENY ISLANDS REGION
On a stress line in the Ocean between Antarctica and New Zealand. The Australian plate is pulling away from the Antarctic plate/

M 5.2      2010/09/09 10:31   Depth 10 km     REYKJANES RIDGE
In the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean

M 5.4      2010/09/09 07:42    Depth 517.4  km    BANDA SEA
Too deep to create damage or injuries

M 6.1      2010/09/09 07:28    Depth 17.6 km      OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE
Read our extensive report (Click on this paragraph)

M 4.5      2010/09/09 05:49   Depth 506.2 km     FIJI REGION
Very deep in the mantle of the earth. Epicenter amids a number of small islands.

M 4.9      2010/09/09 04:18   Depth 22.4 km      NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
Epicenter in the same area as yesterday. Serious shock, but people in this area are used to this kind of quakes.

M 5.3      2010/09/09 03:41   Depth 28.6 km      STATE OF YAP, FED. STATES OF MICRONESIA
Big distance from the nearest atolls.

M 4.3      2010/09/09 01:12   Depth 577.9 km      CHINA-RUSSIA-NORTH KOREA BORDER REGION
Moderate deep earthquake

M 4.6      2010/09/09 01:03   Depth 14.9 km      IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

Except some underwater volcanoes (see link), nobody in the area

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

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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