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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - 35km S of Blenheim, New Zealand on Friday, 16 August 2013

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - 35km S of Blenheim, New Zealand 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 38 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - 35km S of Blenheim, New Zealand on Friday, 16 August 2013
Date & time: Friday, 16 August 2013 03:09 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Friday, August 16, 2013 15:09:10
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.8357°S / 173.8821°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Taranaki (279 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4.5*10^13 J (12.4 GWh / 10676 tons of TNT / 0.7 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 03:09 UTCM 5.3 / 10 kmCook Strait, New ZealandGFZ
Fri, 16 Aug 03:09 UTCM 5.3 / 30 kmOff E Coast of South Island, NZGeoAu
Fri, 16 Aug 03:09 UTCM 5.3 / 44 kmNorth Island, New ZealandBMKG

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