[GeoNet] Earthquake report
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Wed Feb 27 08:10:01 UTC 2002
INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGICAL & NUCLEAR SCIENCES LTD.
The following earthquake has been recorded by the Institute
Reference number: 1849731/G
Universal Time: 2002 February 27 0745
NZ Daylight Time: 2002 February 27 8.45 p.m.
Latitude, Longitude: 43.97°S 168.33°E
Location: 60 km west of Haast
Focal depth: 5 km
Richter magnitude: 4.0
Poor location; likely to be an aftershock of the
magnitude 5.8 event SW of Haast on Sunday evening.
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