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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND on Monday, 30 May 2016

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND on Monday, 30 May 2016

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND on Monday, 30 May 2016
30 May 07:27 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 13 minutes.
May 30 07:28: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 60.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 60.0 to 61.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 61.0 to 60.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 60.0 to 30.0 km.
May 30 11:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 30.0 to 50.0 km.
Date & time: Monday, 30 May 2016 07:14 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.24°S / 178.01°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Macauley Island (78 km / 48 mi)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 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
Mon, 30 May 07:14 UTCM 5.6 / 50 km KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALANDEMSC
Mon, 30 May 07:14 UTCM 5.5 / 40 kmKermadec Islands, New ZealandGFZ
Mon, 30 May 07:14 UTCM 5.7 / 32.2 km- 123km S of Raoul Island, New ZealandUSGS
Mon, 30 May 07:14 UTCM 6.1 / 29 kmKermadec Islands, NZGeoAu
Mon, 30 May 07:14 UTCM 6.1 / 32 km New ZealandGEONET (NZ)

shake map
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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.

Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake: KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, 30 May 2016 07h14

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 23 Jun 2016 14:56 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    151 km (93.8 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Jun 2016 02:35 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 Jun 2016 15:37 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    61 km (37.9 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 May 2016 10:55 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    110 km (68.4 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND on Monday, 30 May 2016
 

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