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Mag 6.1 Earthquake, Waitara, NZ - very deep 227.3 km

  1. Oct 30, 2018 #1

    Astronuc

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  4. Oct 30, 2018 #3

    davenn

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    Yes I did record them :) and another 6.1 in El Salvador prior to the 6.3 in the Drake Passage

    The New Zealand event was a M6.2 and 207km deep

    Map of New Zealand.
    Moderate earthquake (4 hours ago)

    • Tue Oct 30 2018 3:13 PM
    • Magnitude: 6.2
    • Depth: 207 km
    • 25 km south-west of Taumarunui

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  5. Oct 30, 2018 #4
    The news people gave a good explanation as to why those close to the epicenter didn't really notice much, unlike those in Wellington and further south. But I cannot recall it now, ha. I think its the type of earth, and the alignment of the Australia and Pacific plates.
     
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