6.0 Earthquake – New Zealand – Taupo Volcanic Zone

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Public ID2012p923684
Universal TimeDecember 7 2012 at 18:19:06
NZ Daylight TimeSaturday, December 8 2012 at 7:19:06 am
Latitude, Longitude-38.35, 176.06
Intensity ?moderate
Focal Depth175 km
Location20 km south-east of Tokoroa
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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