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Significant 5.2 quake hits near Oban, New Zealand
Sat, 21 Nov 2020, 18:2018:20 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred only 5 minutes ago 198 km southwest of Oban, New Zealand, New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet) reported.
5.2 quake 22 Nov 7:00 am (GMT +13)
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 5 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Sunday 22 November 2020 at 7.00 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Oban (pop. 400) located 198 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Sat, 21 Nov 18:00 UTC
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 47.51548°S / 165.66508°E
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)