Magnitude: 6.1M
Time: 01-20-2014 T02:52:35
Country: NEWZEALAND

NEWZEALAND:WELLINGTON,MANAWATU-WANGANUI

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 28km below the ground in Newzealand on 01-20-2014 T02:52:35, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 6.1 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 28km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. 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 causing slight damage in specially designed structures; considerable damage in ordinary substantial buildings with partial collapse. Damage would be great in poorly built structures. People could expect the dall of chimneys, factory stacks, columns, monuments, walls.
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region_code 170
focal_depth 28
intensity 7
year 2014
total_houses_damaged_description 1
eq_mag_mw 6.1
id 10067
location_name NEWZEALAND:WELLINGTON,MANAWATU-WANGANUI
total_damage_description 1
damage_description 1
eq_primary 6.1
time 01-20-2014 T02:52:35
latitude -40.660
houses_damaged_description 1
longitude 175.814
country NEWZEALAND

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