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Interesting...the seismos used on the waveform link above have changed. When I 1st posted, DBO was used. In fact every waveform on the page was within 100 km of the given epicenter. Now it shows all the seismos closer to the coast. This was probably offshore, and will be relocated shortly.
Public ID 2013p338322
Universal Time May 6 2013 at 4:19:10
NZ Standard Time Monday, May 6 2013 at 4:19:10 pm
Latitude, Longitude -41.37, 175.11
Focal Depth 22 km
Location 30 km east of Wellington
If you're not on a fault zone, a volcanically active zone, or a tsunami zone, you're probably in a valley that's prone to flooding or having things tumble down the hills towards you."
Instead the probabilities behave much more like the erratic nature of the stock markets where the unexpectedly large tends to happen unexpectedly often. Which for New Zealand becomes a special concern because it only has about 150 years of good data on which to draw.
"Each time you double the period over which you are looking at geological hazards, the events become much more than twice as nasty. And so the New Zealand data does not yet provide a representative sample of the actual risks associated with its earthquakes and volcanoes.