Strong Earthquake South Marlborough-North Canterbury 24-Apr-15 (E151140336)

See source attribution and disclaimer notice
Derived from USGS and other event data. See details below.
Automated Preliminary Details – subject to review.

Magnitude 6.1 [subject to review and confirmation]

Small Location map

  • Date-Time: 2015-04-24T03:36:43.230Z (utc)
  • Earthquake location: 42.063°S, 172.999°E
  • Seismic Region: 11 – New Zealand Region
  • Seismic Geo Area: 1622 – North Canterbury (SI) N.Z.
  • Earthquake depth: 55.0 km
  • Tsunamigenic: No. (Not tsunamigenic or unknown at this time)
  • Felt reports?: YES
  • Status: Reviewed
  • Event ID: us200028qc
  • Version Timestamp : 2015-04-24T07:30:49.215Z

Event and Aftershocks
This link shows the event and any aftershocks during the following month using the IRIS Earthquake Browser Historical Information
Mag 6+ events in region in the last 20 years ~500 miles radius of the event (Max 100) from IRIS
(The current event may not appear for a few minutes or so after the time.)
The above events in the IRIS Earthquake Browser 3D viewer
Location map

Celestial Data

View from moon image (Fourmilab) shows you the view of the earth from the moon (centre of the image) at the time of the event.

Lunar Perigee and Apogee

7 ← Perigee → 21 | -5 ← Apogee → 32
Perigee date + distance Apogee date + distance
356991km  N  +0d07h
406385km  F  -0d10h
357583km  N  -0d13h
406011km  F  -2d23h
361025km  N  -1d15h
405083km  F  -4d23h
366023km  N  -3d03h
404245km  F  -6d18h
369712km  N  -6d09h
404132km  N  +7d02h

See Fourmilab for more details

New and Full Moon Times

6 ← New Moon → 24 | 20 ← Full Moon → 10
New Moon dates Full Moon dates
2015-02-18 23:49 2015-03-05 18:07
2015-03-20 09:39 2015-04-04 12:07
2015-04-18 18:59 2015-05-04 03:45
2015-05-18 04:16 2015-06-02 16:22

See Fourmilab for more details

Times of closest conjunctions

2 ← Conjunction → 33
Conj. Date Conj. Time Planet 1. PLanet 2.
2015-02-01 17:47:39.2 Venus Neptune
2015-02-22 06:23:11.6 Venus Mars
2015-03-04 18:42:11.1 Venus Uranus
2015-03-11 15:57:44.8 Mars Uranus
2015-03-18 08:24:16.0 Mercury Neptune
2015-04-08 12:44:40.5 Mercury Uranus
2015-04-22 19:46:00.8 Mercury Mars
2015-05-27 02:56:21.4 Mercury Mars

See TAU Astronomy Club: Mutual planetary conjunctions and occultations

Orrery at time of earthquake

The Orrery gives the position of the planets at the time of the earthquake, and the ephemeris has been set for the latitude and longitude of the event. The ephemeris shows you the positions of the principal bodies in the Solar System at the selected time, both in celestial coordinates and as seen from the event epicentre.


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