A great earthquake occurred at 14:59:04 (UTC) on Thursday, December 23, 2004. The magnitude 8.1 event has been located North of MacQuarie Island. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)
Magnitude 8.1 Date-Time Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 14:59:04 (UTC) = Coordinated Universal Time Friday, December 24, 2004 at 1:59:04 AM = local time at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 50.240°S, 160.133°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program Region NORTH OF MACQUARIE ISLAND Distances 420 km (260 miles) W of Auckland Island, New Zealand 495 km (305 miles) N of Macquarie Island, Australia 1515 km (940 miles) SW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand 1890 km (1170 miles) SSE of CANBERRA, A.C.T., Australia Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 12.4 km (7.7 miles); depth fixed by location program Parameters Nst=125, Nph=125, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.33 sec, Gp= 25°, M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8 Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
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Felt Reports Felt throughout Tasmania, Australia and felt in Southland, West Coast and other parts of the South Island, New Zealand.