Magnitude 2.1, Tue Feb 12 2019 6:19 AM

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PublicID 2019p112761
UTC Time 2019-02-11T17:19:13Z
Latitude -37.69 (± 10.9 km)
Longitude 176.29 (± 11.1 km)
Depth 176 km (± 11 km)
Depth Type free
Earth Model iasp91
Used Phase Count 17
Used Station Count 9
Standard Error 0.37 (s)
Azimuthal Gap 279.81 (degrees)
Minimum Distance 0.86 (degrees)


Type Magnitude Station Count
Preferred (M) 2.1  
MLv 2.1 (± 0.2) 3
M 2.1 3

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

- (s)01Distance (degrees)Pick Residuals

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

Magnitude Residuals (MLv)

- (degrees)Magnitude Residuals (MLv)