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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
1 Sep 16:47 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
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 / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
172 km (107 mi) NE of Gisborne (pop: 34,300)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 1 Sep 16:37 UTCM 7.0 / 26 km OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z.EMSC
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

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User reports for this quake

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

Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake: OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z., 1 Sep 2016 16h37

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (530 quakes):
  • 29 Aug 2018 05:17 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 28 Aug 2018 14:49 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 27 Aug 2018 16:35 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    79 km (49.1 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 26 Aug 2018 06:25 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    65.8 km (40.9 mi) depth
    |
    133 km (83 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 23 Aug 2018 20:43 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    88.1 km (54.7 mi) depth
    |
    110 km (69 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 19 Aug 2018 07:59 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    5.2 km (3.2 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 19 Aug 2018 07:58 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    39.7 km (24.7 mi) depth
    |
    123 km (77 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 17 Aug 2018 04:47 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    35.9 km (22.3 mi) depth
    |
    88 km (55 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 13 Aug 2018 03:54 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    31.7 km (19.7 mi) depth
    |
    132 km (82 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 07 Aug 2018 08:08 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    28.4 km (17.6 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 01 Aug 2018 13:10 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    39.7 km (24.7 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (56 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 28 Jul 2018 09:31 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    5.2 km (3.2 mi) depth
    |
    92 km (57 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 28 Jul 2018 09:30 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    30.3 km (18.8 mi) depth
    |
    120 km (75 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 21 Jul 2018 02:08 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    30.3 km (18.8 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 09 Jul 2018 12:44 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    40.2 km (25 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (81 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 07 Jul 2018 21:35 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    41.6 km (25.8 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (63 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • Show all

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

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