Te Aroha earthquake, 9 January 1972

  • R. D. Adams DSIR Seismological Observatory, Wellington, New Zealand
  • M. G. Muir DSIR Seismological Observatory, Wellington, New Zealand
  • R. J. Kean DSIR Seismological Observatory, Wellington, New Zealand

Abstract

The Te Aroha earthquake of 9 January 
1972 (N.Z.S.T.) was of only moderate magnitude (5.1) . It occurred at a shallow depth within a few kilometres of Te Aroha, where an intensity of MM VII was reached. Damage was mainly confined to domestic chimneys and contents of buildings in the Te Aroha region, but the felt area extended as far as Auckland, Mangakino and Whakatane. Numerous after shocks occurred in the following month.

References

Eiby, G. A. 1971: Seismic Regions of New Zealand. Roy. Soc, N.Z. Bull. 9: 153 - 60.

Healy, J., Schofield, J. G., Thompson, B. N., 1964: Sheet 5 , Rotorua ( 1st Ed.) "Geological Map of New Zealand", 1 : 250,000.

Published
1972-06-30
How to Cite
Adams, R. D., Muir, M. G., & Kean, R. J. (1972). Te Aroha earthquake, 9 January 1972. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 5(2), 54-58. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.5.2.54-58
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