Magnitude 3.3, Sat Oct 7 2017 4:08 AM

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PublicID 2017p753056
UTC Time 2017-10-06T15:08:22Z
Latitude -42.33 (± 4.1 km)
Longitude 173.76 (± 6.2 km)
Depth 10 km (± 6 km)
Depth Type free
Earth Model iasp91
Used Phase Count 13
Used Station Count 8
Standard Error 0.30 (s)
Azimuthal Gap 188.58 (degrees)
Minimum Distance 0.11 (degrees)


Type Magnitude Station Count
Preferred (M) 3.3  
MLv 3.3 (± 0.7) 9
ML 2.3 (± 0.3) 6
M 3.3 9

GeoNet combines magnitudes into a summary magnitude, M, which consists of a weighted average of the individual magnitudes and attempts to be a best possible compromise between all magnitudes for a range of earthquake sizes. Summary magnitude for GeoNet is then defined as:

M = (2 * MLv + (0.4 * number_of stations(Mw(mB)) - 1) * Mw(mB)) / (2 + (0.4 * number_of_stations(Mw(mB)) - 1))

Where MLv is local magnitude calculated on the vertical component and Mw(mB) is a Mw estimation based of mB by Bormann and Saul (2008).

Origin Map

Map of New Zealand.

Map showing stations with picks used to locate the earthquake. Stations with picks that have a zero weight in the solution are shown as small grey circles. Those with a higher weight are shown as larger circles. The quake is shown by the largest circle.

Pick Residuals

-8.0-6.0-4.0- (s)0123Distance (degrees)Pick Residuals

Station Magnitudes (MLv) (degrees)Station Magnitudes (MLv)

Station Magnitudes (ML) (degrees)Station Magnitudes (ML)

Magnitude Residuals (MLv)

- (degrees)Magnitude Residuals (MLv)

Magnitude Residuals (ML)

- (degrees)Magnitude Residuals (ML)