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M6.0 earthquake - 219km ENE of Tairua, New Zealand, Saturday, 16 February 2013 at 05:16 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 195 Km North of Te Araroa on Saturday, 16 February 2013

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - 195 Km North of Te Araroa on Saturday, 16 February 2013
16 Feb 05:42 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 26 minutes.
Date & time: Saturday, 16 February 2013 05:16 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 294.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.922°S / 178.798°E
Nearest volcano: Rumble III (35 km / 22 mi)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 16 Feb 05:16 UTCM 6.3 / 294 km195 Km North of Te AraroaGEONET (NZ)
Sat, 16 Feb 2013 17:16 (16 Feb 05:16:16 UTC)M 5.7 / 190.3 km213km ENE of Tairua, New ZealandUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Hastings / Moderate shaking (MMI V)

Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake: 195 Km North of Te Araroa, 16 Feb 2013 05:16

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 28 May 2013 06:59 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    237 km (147.3 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 28 May 2013 06:59 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    186.5 km (115.9 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 195 Km North of Te Araroa on Saturday, 16 February 2013

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