Technical information about earthquake in New Zealand

//Technical information about earthquake in New Zealand

Technical information about earthquake in New Zealand

On Monday 15th November at 12:02 am a large earthquake occurred in the South Island of New Zealand, located 15 km north-west of the Canterbury town of Culverden at 15 km depth. The initial earthquake was followed by three further earthquakes with magnitudes >6 and thousands of aftershocks.Initial estimates of the magnitude have now been revised up from 7.5 to 7.8 (due to the complexity and duration of the rupture a more in-depth analysis of magnitude was required, as well as manual accessing of recording stations that lost communication during the event ( The Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) at this stage is estimated to have been a maximum of 8.

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2018-12-11T14:31:29+00:00December 11th, 2018|Highlights|0 Comments

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