Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Nelson, Nelson City, New Zealand
Thu, 4 Mar 2021, 20:4820:48 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred only 14 minutes ago 22 km southeast of Nelson, New Zealand, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
4.2 quake 5 Mar 9:28 am (GMT +13)
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 57 km beneath the epicenter near Nelson, Nelson City, New Zealand, in the morning on Friday 5 March 2021 at 9:28 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Richmond (pop. 14,000) located 20 km from the epicenter, Brightwater (pop. 1,700) 21 km away, Nelson (pop. 59,200) 22 km away, Wakefield (pop. 1,700) 26 km away, Motueka (pop. 7,500) 46 km away, Blenheim (pop. 26,600) 51 km away, and Picton (pop. 3,000) 58 km away.
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Date & time: 5 Mar 2021 9:28 am (GMT +13) local time (4 Mar 2021 20:28 GMT)
Depth: 57.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.46°S / 173.35°E (Marlborough District, Marlborough, New Zealand)
Primary data source: EMSC
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