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4.9 Richter Scale Earthquake Felt In Wellington

Information from GNS Goenet

The following earthquake has been recorded by GeoNet:
Reference Number: 2015031/G
Universal Time: 2003 Jan 15 23:53
NZ Daylight Time: 2003 Jan 16 12:53
Latitude, Longitude: 40.96°S, 174.14°E
Focal Depth: 70 km
Richter Magnitude: 4.9

40 km north of Picton


Felt in Wellington
The current earthquake (indicated by a star) is shown in the context of ten years of 'deep' (greater than 40 km) seismicity (indicated by coloured points). The inset shows a depth cross section of the seismicity and current earthquake, projected onto the plane W-E.

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