1460 (1410-1510) | 1460 Wellington Earthquake


Events in the same region
Date Title Region Preferred Magnitude Quality*
1460s 1460 Wellington Earthquake Alpine Fault 8 C
1717s 1717 Alpine Fault Earthquake Alpine Fault 8.1 D
  • GHEA (GHEC v1.0) -Albini P., Musson R.M.W., Rovida A., Locati M., Gomez Capera A.A., and Viganò D. (2014). The Global Earthquake History. Earthquake Spectra, May 2014, Vol.30, No.2, pp. 607-624. http://doi.org/10.1193/122013EQS297 - Link
  • Wells et al. (1999) -Wells, A., Yetton, M. D., Duncan, R. P., & Stewart, G. H. (1999). Prehistoric dates of the most recent Alpine fault earthquakes, New Zealand. Geology, 27(11), 995-998. - Link
Event Characteristics
Preferred Magnitude 8.00 (7.60-8.00)
Epicenter -41.200°N, 174.800°E
Depth unknown
Tsunami no/unknown
Paleo-Event yes
Quality of Evidence C

Magnitude Range
Year Reference Magnitude
2014 GHEA (GHEC v1.0) 8
1999 Wells et al. (1999) 7.8 (7.6-8)

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