It Hardly Tells the Story

2011-02-21 23:51:42 (M 6.3) SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND -43.5 172.6 (4465f)


Globe with Earthquake Location


Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.3 M
  • 21 Feb 2011 23:51:42 UTC
  • 22 Feb 2011 12:51:42 near epicenter
  • 22 Feb 2011 10:51:42 standard time in your timezone
Location 43.513S 172.638E
Depth 4 km
  • 5 km (3 miles) NNW (330 degrees) of Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 211 km (131 miles) SSE (157 degrees) of Westport, New Zealand
  • 304 km (189 miles) SW (215 degrees) of WELLINGTON, New Zealand
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 13.9 km; Vertical 0.5 km
Parameters Nph = 94; Dmin = 21.2 km; Rmss = 1.13 seconds; Gp = 64°
M-type = M; Version = B
Event ID US b0001igm

For updates, maps, and technical information, see:
Event Page
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey



About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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