[GeoNet] Earthquake report
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Sun Feb 24 07:07:29 UTC 2002
INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGICAL & NUCLEAR SCIENCES LTD.
The following earthquake has been recorded by the Institute
Reference number: 1849202/G
Universal Time: 2002 February 24 0637
NZ Daylight Time: 2002 February 24 7.37 p.m.
Latitude, Longitude: 44.11°S 168.58°E
Location: 50 km south-west of Haast
Focal depth: 12 km
Richter magnitude: 5.8
This earthquake will probably have been felt in the
lower South Island near Haast.
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basis from a sparse network of seismographs. The size of the earthquakes
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