M 6.8 Secretary Island Tue, Aug 10 1993

The 1993 Secretary Island earthquake was reportedly felt as far away as Sydney, Australia.

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PublicID 471730
UTC Time 1993-08-10T00:51:51Z
Latitude -45.21 (± 0.0 km)
Longitude 166.71 (± 0.1 km)
Depth 5 km (± 0 km)
Depth Type operator assigned
Earth Model nz1dr
Used Phase Count 16
Used Station Count 15
Standard Error 0.14 (s)
Azimuthal Gap 255.00 (degrees)
Minimum Distance 0.40 (degrees)


Type Magnitude Station Count
Preferred (Mw) 6.8  
ML 6.7 (± 0.2) 13
Mw 6.8 0
MS 7.0 0

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

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

Magnitude Residuals (ML)

- (degrees)Magnitude Residuals (ML)