Magnitude 7.00 quake near southwest South Island, New Zealand

Last updated: 2014-10-13 21:28:54 UTC

Global view of quake


The Anza group at the University of California San Diego operates a broadband seismograph network consisting of 17 three component broadband seismograph stations centered near Anza, California (see map).

On Thursday, August 21st, 2003 at 5:12 AM (PDT) we recorded a quake (preliminary mb 7.00) located near the city of southwest South Island.

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Initial source parameters for the recent event are shown below. The epicentral distance (distance separating the epicenter and the closest station in the recording network) for Anza is 11495 km (103.46 degrees).

This map shows the mainshock (red star) and any associated aftershocks (orange stars). Anza network stations are blue triangles.

Global mecator event map

Latitude Longitude Origin time (UTC) Origin time (PDT) Depth (km) mb Author
-45.1800 167.1200 08/21/03 (233) 12:12 08/21/03 (233) 05:12 33 7.0* USGS
-45.2200 167.1500 08/21/03 (233) 14:12 08/21/03 (233) 07:12 33 5.5* USGS
-45.3200 167.0100 08/23/03 (235) 09:13 08/23/03 (235) 02:13 26 5.5* USGS

* The location and magnitude determined for this event are preliminary and are subject to change upon further review of seismic data.

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Of local interest:
We operate a broadband station on Mt. Soledad. At 05:26 (PDT) station SOL recorded the P wave from this event. Here is a view of that event as picked by our analyst. A pink "P" indicates a P wave arrival, a pink "S" indicates an S wave arrival.

3 component seismometer recordings at Soledad

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