Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - New Zealand on Saturday, 11 May 2019 - information

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - 480 km east of Auckland, New Zealand, on Saturday, 11 May 2019 at 16:06 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - 480 km east of Auckland, New Zealand, on Saturday, 11 May 2019 at 16:06 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 233 km depth

11 May 16:09 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
May 11 16:17: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 188.0 to 233.1 km.
May 11 16:20: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.7.
Date & time: 11 May 2019 04:06:20 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 233.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.4179°S / 179.8067°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Healy (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
304 km (189 mi) NNE of Ruatoria (Gisborne District) (pop: 897)
394 km (245 mi) NNE of Gisborne (pop: 34,300)
412 km (256 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300)
438 km (272 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900)
476 km (295 mi) ENE of Manukau City (Auckland) (pop: 362,000)
480 km (298 mi) ENE of Auckland (pop: 417,900)
482 km (299 mi) ENE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600)
491 km (305 mi) ENE of Waitakere (Auckland) (pop: 208,100)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.7233 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
M 5.051 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
M 5.051 km5.0 North Island Of New ZealandEMSC
M 5.5111 kmSouth of Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)GFZ
M 5.510 km5.5 South Of Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)EMSC
M 5.795 kmSouth of Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)BMKG

User reports for this quake (6)

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Wellington / not felt
Auckland (490.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : We were on a platform helping install a structure. Felt a wave and had to adjust our position to rebalance our hold on the load.
Kaiapoi christchurch / not felt
330.7 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Very light shaking
Kadina south australia / not felt
salt lake city utah / not felt
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Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake 480 km east of Auckland, New Zealand, 11 May 16:06 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 06 Jul 2019 08:36 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    212.8 km (132.2 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 03 Jul 2019 18:15 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 20 Jun 2019 20:08 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    145.6 km (90.5 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 19 Jun 2019 13:50 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    168.4 km (104.6 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 17 Jun 2019 12:11 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - 480 km east of Auckland, New Zealand, on Saturday, 11 May 2019 at 16:06 (GMT)
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