Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.2 just reported 72 km northwest of Manapouri, New Zealand

Fri, 12 Mar 2021, 04:46
04:46 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
5.2 quake 12 Mar 5:26 pm (GMT +13)
5.2 quake 12 Mar 5:26 pm (GMT +13)
A shallow magnitude 5.2 earthquake was reported in the afternoon near Manapouri, Southland District, Southland, New Zealand.
According to New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet), the quake hit on Friday 12 March 2021 at 5:26 pm local time at a shallow depth of 11.8 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 Manapouri (pop. 250) located 72 km from the epicenter, and Te Anau (pop. 2,100) 77 km away.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: 12 Mar 2021 5:26 pm (GMT +13) local time (12 Mar 2021 04:26 GMT)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 11.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 45.36°S / 166.73°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)

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