Regional generic models describing the temporal and magnitude distribution of aftershocks are routinely used in California to assess aftershock hazard. This note applies the Reasenberg and Jones (1989) formulation of aftershock parameters to 17 New Zealand earthquake sequences of M ≧ 5.5, from 1987 through 1995. The median values of the aftershock parameters are similar to those obtained for California.

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