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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - 7.2 OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z. on Thursday, 1 September 2016

Update Thu 01 Sep 2016 18:06
No significant tsunami was generated by the quake.

Tectonic summary (USGS)(read more)

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z. on Thursday, 1 September 2016

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake  - OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z. on Thursday, 1 September 2016
Sep 1 16:48: Magnitude recalculated from 7.2 to 7.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 40.0 km.
Sep 1 16:59: Magnitude recalculated from 7.0 to 7.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.0 to 27.0 km.
Sep 1 17:18: Magnitude recalculated from 7.1 to 7.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 27.0 to 26.0 km.
Date & time: Thursday, 1 September 2016 16:37 UTC
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 26.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.45°S / 179.24°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Tangaroa (196 km)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2*10^15 J (554 GWh / 4.8*10^5 tons of TNT / 29.8 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 1 Sep 2016
Thu, 1 Sep 16:38 UTCM 7.0 / 10 kmOff E. Coast of N. Island, N.Z.GFZ
Thu, 1 Sep 16:37 UTCM 7.1 / 19 km- 166km NE of Gisborne, New ZealandUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
(2618.9 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking)(via app)
North Shore, Auckland (408.4 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): The house was creaking and I thought someone was moving my bed before I realised it was an earthquake.
Hamilton (351.8 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Gisborne (169.7 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke up of shaking
Te puke (255.1 km W from epicenter) [Map] / not felt(via app)
Wainuiata (561.9 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Woke up because my caravan was shaking.
Whakamarama, NW of Tauranga / MMI III (Weak shaking): Woke me; bed was swaying, house creaking, seemed to last quite a long time ( 40 - 50 secs).
Tauranga South / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Kaiapoi, Canterbury (863.8 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): A noticeable shaking lasting at least 30 seconds. House creaked, keyboard and bed creaked, water sloshed a bit in bottle. (via app)
Kaukapakapa (429 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Thought my husband was shaking the bed but the house house was rattling and car and house alarms went off down the street
Tauranga (276.8 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Papamoa (257.8 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Blinds shaking and house creaking
(415.8 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
Gisborne (185.4 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
(171.3 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)(via app)
Wellington (New Zealand) (574 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Shaking lasted for approximately a minute (via EMSC)
Tauranga (New Zealand) (273 km W from epicenter)(no details): Felt earthquake approx. 4.40a.m. It woke me up. (via EMSC)
Whangaparaoa (New Zealand) (410 km W from epicenter)(no details): No noise just felt the bed shaking for about 10 seconds (via EMSC)
Auckland (New Zealand) (403 km W from epicenter)(no details): I was in bad but i wake up by earthquake also feel shakes my bad (via EMSC)
Auckland (New Zealand) (403 km W from epicenter)(no details): The bed moved as though someone was gently pushing it up from underneath several times twice within a minute (via EMSC)
Hamilton (New Zealand) (352 km W from epicenter)(no details): Mild vibration only (via EMSC)
Tauranga (New Zealand) (273 km W from epicenter)(no details): Woke up with the bed shaking. Head board rattling. (via EMSC)
Auckland (New Zealand) (407 km W from epicenter)(no details): Woke up because the windows were rattling (via EMSC)
Whangamata (New Zealand) (303 km W from epicenter)(no details): Bed was shaking and heard cups rating in cupboards (via EMSC)
Papamoa (New Zealand) (265 km W from epicenter)(no details): Very scary, house was wrocking and lights swinging (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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