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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 38km NNE of Masterton, New Zealand on Monday, 20 January 2014

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 38km NNE of Masterton, New Zealand on Monday, 20 January 2014

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - 38km NNE of Masterton, New Zealand on Monday, 20 January 2014
Date & time: Mon, 20 Jan 02:52:44 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Monday, January 20, 2014 15:52:44
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 27.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.6499°S / 175.8642°E
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (154 km)
Primary data source: USGS
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Mon, 20 Jan
Mon, 20 Jan 02:52 UTCM 6.2 / 26 kmNorth Island, New Zealand[Map]GFZ
Mon, 20 Jan 02:52 UTCM 6.2 / 28 km NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND[Map]EMSC
Mon, 20 Jan 02:52 UTCM 6.3 / 50 km10 km north-west of Castlepoint[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 02:52 UTCM 6.1 / 81 kmNear Eketahuna, NZ[Map]GeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Wanganui / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Paraparaumu (77.6 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Short sharp jolt, followed by shaking and everything rattling about, then rolling and rocking for what felt like ages.
wellington / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Kopuaranga (27 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Started off as moderate and built up to very strong and seemed to last quite a while. I was just glad I wasn't on the scaffold at the time as it did quite a dance.
Big Save Furniture Palmerston North / MMI VI (Strong shaking): The shop started shaking with a large jolt, people were unbalanced, 6 seconds later a huge BANG with a massive jolt, some people fell over, some dived under tables and doorways, VERY violent shaking, lots of smashing as vases, lamps etc fell off shelves ..Store was evacuated . SCARY
Blenheim, NZ , South Island / MMI II (Very weak shaking): We were relaxing in our van at this time. In one moment our van began to swing a little bit.
Rongotea Manawatu / MMI V (Moderate shaking): A few small ornaments fell off shelves and some things fell out of the pantry and the power went off for a short period. I was outside you could see power poles moving animals seemed alarmed
New Plymouth / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt moderate shaking for about 60 seconds while sitting in a library. A few books felt down, but no major damage.
New Plymouth / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt moderate shaking for about 60 seconds while sitting in a library. A few books felt down, but no major damage.
New Plymouth / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt moderate shaking for about 60 seconds while sitting in a library. A few books felt down, but no major damage.
New Plymouth / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt moderate shaking for about 60 seconds while sitting in a library. A few books felt down, but no major damage.
New Plymouth / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt moderate shaking for about 60 seconds while sitting in a library. A few books felt down, but no major damage.
New Plymouth / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt moderate shaking for about 60 seconds while sitting in a library. A few books felt down, but no major damage.
carterton / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Motueka (115.6 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Wellington / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Whanganui / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
willis street wellington (116 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): My home started shaking and the ceramic ware making good noise, most of the people in my apartment building came out to the ground floor and started checking on the internet on phone as to what was the size of this shake.
Bulls (66.8 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(New Zealand) (81 km W from epicenter)(no details): The building was swaying back and forth it was kind of an odd thing, makes your realize that the ground is not as solid as you might think. We are from Canada living in Wellington beside the Beehive. (via EMSC)
Paraparaumu (New Zealand) (72 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Went to local work afterwards, a supermarket to help with clean up which I knew there would be. Liqour bottles were smashed on the ground everywhere, as well as items thrown off every isle and multiple things broken. Roof panels in certain places broke/fell off. (via EMSC)
Motueka (New Zealand) (241 km W from epicenter)(no details): My whole wooden hut was shaking for ca 10 seconds (via EMSC)
Foxton Beach (New Zealand) (51 km W from epicenter)(no details): seemed to go on forever, our dog wasn't upset but the pidgeons all 8 of them flew away. (via EMSC)
Masterton (New Zealand) (37 km S from epicenter)(no details): Felt an initial short jolts combined with a roll followed by series of rolling motions, wave like . Direction seemed to come from west. Picture flipped from eastern shelf onto lounge floor. (via EMSC)
Waikanae (New Zealand) (69 km W from epicenter)(no details): No. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Mon, 20 Jan 02:56 UTCM 4.1 / 69 km - [info] (179 km)25 km west of Castlepoint[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 02:56 UTCM 4.0 / 21.1 km - [info] (159 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 02:58 UTCM 4.2 / 22.2 km - [info] (155 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 02:58 UTCM 4.3 / 23 km - [info] (156 km)15 km east of Eketahuna[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 02:59 UTCM 3.4 / 24.3 km - [info] (156 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 02:59 UTCM 3.1 / 27.2 km - [info] (159 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 02:59 UTCM 3.6 / 5 km - [info] (152 km)10 km east of Eketahuna[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:00 UTCM 3.6 / 28.3 km - [info] (153 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:04 UTCM 4.2 / 23.2 km - [info] (156 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:04 UTCM 4.2 / 23 km - [info] (156 km)10 km east of Eketahuna[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:05 UTCM 3.8 / 26 km - [info] (145 km)15 km north-east of Eketahuna[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:06 UTCM 3.3 / 25.7 km - [info] (151 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:08 UTCM 2.7 / 23.6 km - [info] (155 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:08 UTCM 2.7 / 24 km - [info] (155 km)10 km east of Eketahuna[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:09 UTCM 3.1 / 34 km - [info] (155 km)20 km east of Eketahuna[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:09 UTCM 3.0 / 36.3 km - [info] (149 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:10 UTCM 3.1 / 27.6 km - [info] (148 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:11 UTCM 3.0 / 28 km - [info] (151 km)15 km east of Eketahuna[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:11 UTCM 2.9 / 31 km - [info] (151 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:13 UTCM 3.4 / 6 km - [info] (152 km)10 km west of Pongaroa[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:13 UTCM 3.3 / 29.3 km - [info] (152 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:14 UTCM 3.4 / 31.4 km - [info] (150 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:14 UTCM 3.5 / 34 km - [info] (159 km)20 km east of Eketahuna[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:18 UTCM 2.6 / 28 km - [info] (154 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:20 UTCM 2.7 / 24.6 km - [info] (150 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:22 UTCM 2.8 / 28.4 km - [info] (158 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:22 UTCM 2.8 / 28 km - [info] (158 km)20 km east of Eketahuna[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:26 UTCM 3.3 / 35.1 km - [info] (150 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:26 UTCM 3.4 / 35 km - [info] (152 km)15 km east of Eketahuna[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:26 UTCM 3.0 / 33.5 km - [info] (152 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:28 UTCM 2.6 / 30.7 km - [info] (148 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:38 UTCM 2.6 / 33.2 km - [info] (150 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:42 UTCM 3.2 / 29 km - [info] (153 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:45 UTCM 2.9 / 28.4 km - [info] (154 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:45 UTCM 2.9 / 28 km - [info] (163 km)20 km east of Eketahuna[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:46 UTCM 2.6 / 26 km - [info] (157 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:46 UTCM 2.6 / 26 km - [info] (157 km)10 km east of Eketahuna[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:50 UTCM 2.6 / 10 km - [info] (57 km)15 km north of Hunterville[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:50 UTCM 3.6 / 16 km - [info] (164 km)25 km south-west of Pongaroa[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:51 UTCM 3.5 / 22.1 km - [info] (154 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:51 UTCM 3.5 / 22 km - [info] (155 km)10 km east of Eketahuna[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:53 UTCM 3.0 / 34.2 km - [info] (150 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:53 UTCM 3.0 / 35 km - [info] (157 km)20 km east of Eketahuna[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 03:56 UTCM 2.6 / 26.9 km - [info] (162 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 04:02 UTCM 2.6 / 22.6 km - [info] (154 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 04:02 UTCM 2.6 / 23 km - [info] (154 km)15 km east of Eketahuna[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 04:03 UTCM 2.7 / 29 km - [info] (155 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 04:03 UTCM 2.7 / 29 km - [info] (155 km)10 km east of Eketahuna[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 04:04 UTCM 3.0 / 40.2 km - [info] (159 km)[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 20 Jan 04:04 UTCM 3.0 / 23 km - [info] (150 km)10 km east of Eketahuna[Map]GEONET (NZ)

 

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