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2012 Opunake earthquake

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2012 Opunake earthquake
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ISC event
Date * 3 July 2012, 10:36 pm NZST (UTC+12:00) (2012-07-03UTC22:36Z)
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Magnitude 6.5 ML; 6.3 Mw
Depth 254 kilometres (158 mi)
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Areas affected New Zealand
Tsunami None
Casualties None
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On 3 July 2012 at 10:36 pm (10:36 UTC), an earthquake struck off the coast of New Zealand's North Island. New Zealand's GeoNet reported a magnitude of 6.5 (ML),[1] whereas the United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 6.3 (MW).[2] The earthquake was felt throughout New Zealand.[3][4][5]

Some residents on the Horowhenua coast evacuated to higher ground in anticipation of a tsunami, although Civil Defence believed the risk was low.[4]

The earthquake was followed by an aftershock of magnitude 4.6 at around 10:45 pm.[6]

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  1. "GeoNet - Quakes". www.geonet.org.nz. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  2. "M6.3 - Cook Strait, New Zealand". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  3. Radio NZ. "Major quake felt in parts of NZ". 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Stuff.co.nz. "7.0 earthquake hits New Zealand". 
  5. New Zealand Herald (3 July 2012). "Large earthquake felt across NZ". The New Zealand Herald. 
  6. GNS Science. "New Zealand Earthquake Report - Jul 3 2012 at 10:45 pm (NZST)". 

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