Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Selwyn District, 19 km northeast of Methven, New Zealand, on Friday, September 3, 2010 at 16:35 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Selwyn District, 19 km northeast of Methven, New Zealand, on Friday, September 3, 2010 at 16:35 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 12 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Sep 3, 2010 16:35:47 UTC
Magnitude: 7
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.522°S / 171.83°E (Selwyn District, Canterbury, New Zealand)
Antipode: 43.522°N / 8.17°W
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) NE of Methven (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) W of Darfield (pop: 1,590) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) NNW of Rakaia (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) SW of Oxford (pop: 1,780) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (26 mi) N of Ashburton (pop: 30,100) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) W of Rolleston (pop: 3,120) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) W of Christchurch (pop: 363,900) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) WSW of Rangiora (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) WSW of Kaiapoi (pop: 10,200) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.012 kmSouth Island of New ZealandUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (582 quakes)

  • 04 Sep 2012 13:42 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 03 Sep 2012 12:02 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 02 Sep 2012 21:30 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (49 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 01 Sep 2012 19:46 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 01 Sep 2012 18:03 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 27 Aug 2012 04:58 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    8.5 km (5.3 mi) depth
    |
    159 km (99 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Aug 2012 04:58 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    159 km (99 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 21 Aug 2012 16:49 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    168 km (104 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 18 Aug 2012 22:19 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 14 Aug 2012 19:36 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 09 Aug 2012 08:03 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    7.7 km (4.8 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Aug 2012 08:03 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 06 Aug 2012 13:07 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 05 Aug 2012 14:36 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 04 Aug 2012 09:26 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Aug 2012 09:26 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
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