M 7.2 Darfield (Canterbury) Sat, Sep 4 2010

The Darfield earthquake caused severe building damage in mid-Canterbury, particularly to the city of Christchurch. It revealed the existence of a hidden west-east fault under the gravels of the Canterbury Plains.



Earthquake Details


When Sat Sep 4 2010 4:35 AM
Where 25 km south of Oxford
Shaking Extreme
Magnitude 7.2
Depth 11 km
Quality best
 

Felt Report Summary


Extreme 182
Severe 559
Strong 1158
Moderate 1498
Light 3462
Weak 77
  Total 6936

Earthquake Details


When Sat Sep 4 2010 4:35 AM
Where 25 km south of Oxford
Shaking Extreme
Magnitude 7.2
Depth 11 km
Quality best

Shaking Map


Interactive Map showing quake location and reported shaking.

Felt Report Summary


Extreme 182
Severe 559
Strong 1158
Moderate 1498
Light 3462
Weak 77
  Total 6936