Isolated deep earthquakes beneath the North Island of New Zealand

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Boddington, T.; Parkin, C.J.; Gubbins, D.;

Seismicity shallows towards the south along the Tonga-Kermadec-Hikurangi margin, deep and intermediate seismicity being absent altogether in the South Island of New Zealand. Beneath the Taranaki region of the North Island the maximum depth of the main seismicity is 250 ... View more
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