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5.1 L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand-Whangarei EARTHQUAKE, July 05, 2012 at 02:36:31 AM

5.1 L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand Earthquake. Image and Data Credit USGS.

The USGS has reported a 5.1 magnitude earthquake has struck L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand on Thursday, July 05, 2012 at 02:36:31 AM . The epicenter was located approximately:

99 km (61 miles) NE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand
887 km (551 miles) NE of Whangarei, New Zealand
912 km (566 miles) NNE of Whakatane, New Zealand
926 km (575 miles) NE of Tauranga, New Zealand

...at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). There were no significant injuries or damage reported at this point, Friendly Forecast will update this report as events unfold. You can read the full L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand earthquake details here.

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What is a 5.1 magnitude earthquake?

5.0 – 5.9 Felt by everyone, unable to walk properly, items flying off shelves, cars swaying in the street, people fleeing buildings, broken furniture and minor damage to good building structures. Learn more about earthquakes...

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L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand Historical Earthquake Information

L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand Earthquake Map 1990 to Present

Earthquake Magnitude Legend

The above metric shows historical earthquake activity for the L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand region from 1990 to present.


L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand Earthquake Map current year

Earthquake Magnitude Legend

The image above shows historical earthquake activity for the L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand region for the past year.


L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand Earthquake Map 1990 to Present 7.0 or greater earthquakes

Earthquake Magnitude Legend

The preceeding image indacates 7.0 or larger earthquakes that have struck L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand region since 1990.

Seismic Hazard

L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand Earthquake Hazard Map

The Seismic Hazard Map above shows the likelihood of an earthquake to move the ground and effect buildings. The higher the hazard the greater the risk.

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