Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes North Island of New Zealand

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A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck the center of New Zealand’s North Island. The tremors were felt in Auckland and Wellington. GNS Science have advised there is no tsunami threat to New Zealand.

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.1

Date-Time • 30 Oct 2018 02:13:40 UTC

• 30 Oct 2018 15:13:40 near epicenter

• 29 Oct 2018 15:13:40 standard time in your timezone

Location 39.054S 174.977E

Depth 227 km

Distances • 64.2 km (39.8 mi) E of Waitara, New Zealand
• 77.3 km (47.9 mi) E of New Plymouth, New Zealand
• 84.5 km (52.4 mi) NE of Hawera, New Zealand
• 97.8 km (60.6 mi) N of Wanganui, New Zealand
• 104.5 km (64.8 mi) WSW of Taupo, New Zealand

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 5.9 km; Vertical 4.5 km

Parameters Nph = 63; Dmin = 60.9 km; Rmss = 0.87 seconds; Gp = 33°