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ID: 2016p000001 Network: geonet
Date/Time NZDT: 01/01/2016 13:00:56
Date/Time UTC: 01/01/2016 00:00:56
Latitude, Longitude: -40.6447, 175.8499
Depth: 23.52 km
Energy Released: 0.0013 tonnes of TNT
Dr Fry said the quake's depth put it in the subduction "slab" of the Pacific Plate that underlies the Australian Plate at the boundary of the two tectonic masses.
"It's in the subduction zone but it doesn't appear to be in the megathrust area, which is the huge fault that separates the Pacific and Australian plates -- it looks deeper than that, which is good."