Strong Earthquake Felt 70km Northwest of Te Anau
Strong earthquake felt 70km northwest of Te Anau in the South Island, New Zealand
12.12 am 22 August 2003
Universal Time: 2003 August 21 1212
NZ Standard Time: 2003 August 22 12:12 a.m.
Latitude, Longitude: 45.14°S 166.90°E
Location: 70 km north-west of Te Anau
Focal depth: 12 km
Richter magnitude: 7.1
A strong quake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale was felt at 12.12am on 23 August 2003. The quake was centred 70 kilometres northwest of Te Anau. A number of aftershocks, including one registering at 6.1 at 2.10 am were registered by the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences. Current updates below.
following earthquake has been recorded by GeoNet:
70 km west of Te Anau.
A large aftershock of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 12:12 a.m. this morning. There have been many aftershocks to this event, and these may continue for some time. The current earthquake (indicated by a star) is shown in the context of ten years of 'shallow' (less than 40 km) seismicity.
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[Scoop Editor’s Note: Local residents have reported light damage. Southland Civil Defence reported a power outage at Tuatapere, and a partial cut in other nearby areas.]
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