Significant magnitude 5.1 earthquake 74 km northwest of Te Anau, New Zealand
Fri, 16 Apr 2021, 23:1723:17 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 6 minutes ago, a 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Te Anau, Southland District, Southland, New Zealand. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 10:57 am local time, at a very shallow depth of 9.1 km below the surface.
5.1 quake 17 Apr 10:57 am (GMT +12)
The event was filed by New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet), the first seismological agency to report it.
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 Milford Sound (pop. 440) located 53 km from the epicenter, Te Anau (pop. 2,100) 74 km away, Queenstown (pop. 10,400) 111 km away, and Kingston (pop. 2,500) 126 km away.
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Date & time: 17 Apr 2021 10:57 am (GMT +12) local time (16 Apr 2021 22:57 GMT)
Depth: 9.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.83°S / 167.28°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
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