Magnitude: 5.3M
Time: 03-02-1956
Country: NEWZEALAND

NEWZEALAND:NORTHISLAND

This earthquake was recorded in Newzealand on 03-02-1956, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 5.3 on the richter scale. Earthquake intensity was also measured using the Mercalli intensity scale which quantifies the severity of shaking felt by the quake. On a scale of 1 (barely sensed) to 12 (completely devastating), this quake had an intensity of 7. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be felt by all folks and causing a lot of panic. Damage to buildings of good design and construction would be negligible. There would be slight to moderate damage in well-built ordinary structures; Considerable damage would be experienced in poorly built or badly designed structures.
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region_code 170
intensity 7
year 1956
eq_mag_ms 5.3
id 10063
location_name NEWZEALAND:NORTHISLAND
total_damage_description 1
damage_description 1
eq_primary 5.3
time 03-02-1956
latitude -38.900
longitude 175.700
country NEWZEALAND

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