Another Major Earthquake Hits New Zealand

Dec. 24, 2004
Geo Net New Zealand

GeoNet Data Centre, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

The following earthquake has been recorded by GNS:

Reference number: 2342423/G
Universal Time: 23 December 2004 at 14:58
NZ Daylight Time: Friday, 24 December 2004 at 3:58 am
Latitude, Longitude: 51.08°S, 159.71°E
Location: 380 km north of Macquarie Is., Aust.
Focal depth: 33 km
Richter magnitude: 7.2

Felt in the lower South Island. This is an approximate location
for a large earthquake south of New Zealand.

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