Friday, February 19, 2010


According to Stuff, a magnitude 5 earthquake rattled the lower North Island at 6:02 this morning. Didn't feel a thing, was fast asleep. But, if you are less of a heavy sleeper, or are one of those strange people who wake up early in the morning, and perhaps felt it, the details are below.

Universal Time: 2010/02/18 17:02:38
Local time (NZDT): 06:02 AM on Friday 19 February 2010
Latitude, Longitude: 40.17S, 173.78E
NZ Map Grid (E, N): 2576000, 6115000
NZ Trans Merc (E, N): 1666000, 5553000
Location: 80 km south-west of Hawera
Focal depth: 170
Magnitude: 5.0

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