6.0 Earthquake – New Zealand – Taupo Volcanic Zone

Public ID 2012p923684
Universal Time December 7 2012 at 18:19:06
NZ Daylight Time Saturday, December 8 2012 at 7:19:06 am
Latitude, Longitude -38.35, 176.06
Intensity ? moderate
Focal Depth 175 km
Magnitude 5.8
Location 20 km south-east of Tokoroa
Agency WEL(GNS_Primary)
Status ? reviewed
Quality ? best


North Island woken by earthquake
Last updated 07:32 08/12/2012

Two quakes have rattled the North Island this morning.

The first magnitude 5.8 quake struck 25 kilometres south east of Tokoroa at 7.16am, GeoNet reported.

It was felt as far north as Auckland and widely throughout the central North Island and in Wellington. It was also felt in Marlborough, at the top of the South Island.

ABC7 News‏@abc7newsBayArea

A 6.3 magnitude #earthquake struck 20 miles SW of Rotorua, New Zealand.

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