Light magnitude 4.6 quake hits 63 km northwest of Tuatapere, New Zealand early morning
Tue, 29 Dec 2020, 17:5317:53 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 6 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Tuatapere, Southland District, Southland, New Zealand. The tremor was recorded early morning on Wednesday 30 December 2020 at 6:33 am local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 68.5 km below the surface.
4.6 quake 30 Dec 6:33 am (GMT +13)
The event was filed by New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.1 earthquake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tuatapere (pop. 700) located 63 km from the epicenter, Manapouri (pop. 250) 71 km away, and Te Anau (pop. 2,100) 89 km away.
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Date & time: Tue, 29 Dec 17:33 UTC
Depth: 67.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 45.98671°S / 166.89949°E
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)