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Two EarthQuakes Shake Marlborough Over Night


Two EarthQuakes Shake Marlborough Over Night

Two strong earthquakes occurred 40 kilometres south of Seddon near Marlborough. The strongest struck at 12:15am Friday. The quake registered 5 on the Richter scale and was felt throughout the region.

A quake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale occurred at the same location earlier on Thursday at 8:21pm.

Geological And Nuclear Sciences data follows:

Universal Time: 23 June 2005 at 12:15

NZ Standard Time: Friday, 24 June 2005 at 12:15 am

Latitude, Longitude: 41.99°S, 173.96°E

Location: 40 km south of Seddon

Focal depth: 12 km

Richter magnitude: 5.0

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