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A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 07:53:12 (UTC) on Thursday, September 15, 2011, east of the North Island region, New Zealand, 453 km SSE of L'Esperance Rock, at a depth of 13.4 km.

Location 35.430S, 177.878W



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A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 02:20:50 (UTC) on Monday, June 13, 2011, in the South Island region, New Zealand, 13 km NNE of Christchurch, at a depth of 9 km.

Location 43.580S, 172.740E



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Christchurch earthquake, New Zealand 21 Feb 2011 23:51 UTC





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Experts on Christchurch earthquake

The Prime Minister John key said this evening that the confirmed death toll resulting from today's 6.3 magnitude earthquake near Christchurch stands at 65.
This is the second major earthquake event to occur in the region in recent months.

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A 6.3 magnitude earthquake has hit the New Zealand city of Christchurch, causing material damage.
The tremor was shallow, only 4 km (2.5 miles) deep, according to the US Geological Survey.

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A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred at 23:51:42 (UTC) on Monday, February 21, 2011, in the South Island, New Zealand, near Christchurch, at a depth of 4 km.

Location 43.513S, 172.638E


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New Zealand is the site of one of the world's youngest subduction zones, where the Pacific Plate of Earth's crust dives beneath the Australian Plate. Now, a University of Utah study shows how water deep underground helps the subduction zone mature and paves the way for it to generate powerful earthquakes.
The study in the Aug. 6 issue of the journal Nature "expands our understanding of the sources of earthquake failure," says Phil Wannamaker, the study's main author and a geophysicist at the University of Utah's Energy and Geoscience Institute.

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A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred at 08:31:41 (UTC) on Wednesday, August 05, 2009, off the west coast of the South Island, New Zealand, 185 km WNW of Invercargill, at a depth of 10 km.

Location 45.472S, 166.336E


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A massive earthquake last week has brought New Zealand closer to Australia, scientists say.
The 7.8 magnitude quake in the Tasman Sea has expanded New Zealand's South Island westwards by about 30cm.

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A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 22:18:22 (UTC) on Thursday, July 16, 2009, off the West coast of the South Island, New Zealand, 170 km West of Invercargill, at a depth of 21.8 km.

Location 46.166S, 166.135E

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