1717 (1717-1717) | 1717 Alpine Fault 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
  • De Pascale (2012) -De Pascale, G. P., & Langridge, R. M. (2012). New on-fault evidence for a great earthquake in AD 1717, central Alpine fault, New Zealand. Geology, 40(9), 791-794. - Link
Event Characteristics
Preferred Magnitude 8.10 (8.00-8.20)
Epicenter -42.590°N, 171.720°E
Depth unknown
Tsunami no/unknown
Paleo-Event yes
Quality of Evidence D

Magnitude Range
Year Reference Magnitude
2012 De Pascale (2012) 8.1 (8-8.2)

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