1968 Inangahua (NewZealand) Earthquake Archive:

1968 5/23 17:24 UTC  41.72S  171.94E  12km         Mw=7.2, Inangahua, New Zealand

The death toll of this earthquake was 3, but caused serious damage to property.

Since we have very little information about this earthquake, we urge scientists and engineers who have studied this earthquake to contribute their materials for this archive.  Please contact William H. K. Lee at:
lee@usgs.gov (office), or whklee@ix.netcom.com (home).

Contributors: Charles R. Hutt, William H. K. Lee.


1. Seismograms of the 1968 Inangahua (New Zealand) Earthquake:

Selected WWSSN seismograms from this earthquake were scanned as part of the ICSU Scanning Project.

link to compressed tif file directory (.gz format)

2. References:

Adams, R. D., G. A. Eiby, M. A. Lowry, G. J. Lensen, R. P. Suggate, and W. R. Stephenson (1968). “Preliminary Report on the Inangahua Earthquake, New Zealand, May 1968”, Bulletin 193, New Zealand Department of Scientific.amd Industrial Research., 39 pp.    

(Last Updated: September 16, 2004)