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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - 38km SSE of Blenheim, New Zealand on Friday, 16 August 2013

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 10 km south-east of Seddon on Friday, 16 August 2013

This quake was likely an aftershock of the M 6.5 quake: 29km SSE of Blenheim, New Zealand on Fri, 16 Aug 02h31, which had occurred 14 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - 10 km south-east of Seddon on Friday, 16 August 2013
Date & time: Friday, 16 August 2013 02:45 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.7638°S / 174.1168°E
Nearest volcano: Taranaki (279 km)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 7.9*10^12 J (2.21 GWh / 1898 tons of TNT / 0.1 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 16 Aug 2013
Fri, 16 Aug 02:45 UTCM 5.5 / 9.1 km33km SSE of Blenheim, New ZealandUSGS
Fri, 16 Aug 02:45 UTCM 5.0 / 10 kmCook Strait, New ZealandGFZ

"I felt it" reports:
Blenheim / MMI IV (Light shaking): More rattling and shaking ..felt stronger than 5.0 but that may be because of the short time elapsed after the last one .. fear factor Induced me to move the car and put all our escape gear in it


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