Magnitude 5 Quake Rocks North Island, Heard In South

A large magnitude 5 earthquake rocked the North Island at 11.15pm on 16 April. It was centred 10km west of Tokoroa at a depth of 150km.

From Geonet

Reference Number 3497976
Universal Time April 16 2011 at 11:15
NZ Standard Time Saturday, April 16 2011 at 11:15 pm
Latitude, Longitude 38.26°S, 175.99°E
Focal Depth 190 km
Richter magnitude 5.0
Region Waikato
  • 10 km east of Tokoroa
  • 190 km south-east of Auckland

The quake was audible in Christchurch, where residents thought it was an aftershock following on from the 5.3 shake earlier the same day. See Rumble in Rolleston.

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