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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - New Zealand on Wednesday, 24 June 2020 - information

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - New Zealand on Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - New Zealand on Wednesday, 24 June 2020
24 Jun 22:24 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 4 minutes.
Jun 24 22:33: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Jun 24 22:35: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9.
Date & time: Wednesday, 24 June 2020 22:20 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.61589°S / 167.48151°E (New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) W of Milford Sound (pop: 400)
91 km (57 mi) NW of Te Anau (pop: 2,100)
104 km (65 mi) NW of Queenstown (pop: 10,400)
106 km (66 mi) N of Manapouri (pop: 200)
132 km (82 mi) W of Wanaka (pop: 4,400)
143 km (89 mi) NW of Cromwell (pop: 5,200)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 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
Wed, 24 Jun 22:20 UTCM 5.9 / 5 km New ZealandGEONET (NZ)
Wed, 24 Jun 22:20 UTCM 5.5 / 10 kmSouth Island, New ZealandGFZ
Wed, 24 Jun 22:20 UTCM 5.8 / 10 kmSouth Island Of New ZealandEMSC
Wed, 24 Jun 22:20 UTCM 5.6 / 10 kmSouth Island, New ZealandGeoAu
Wed, 24 Jun 22:20 UTCM 5.9 / 15 kmSouth Island, New ZealandBMKG
Wed, 24 Jun 22:20 UTCM 5.5 / 14.3 km87 km NNW of Te Anau, New ZealandUSGS

User reports for this quake (12)

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Dunedin, New Zealand (274.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt like when you have an inner ear malfunction and you're about to fall asleep. Light swaying.
Dunedin Central (265 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Riverton (183.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Quite long tv rocking table going back and forward lights didn't swing more at ground level
426.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / not felt : Didnt feel it in Christchurch. I just hope the alpine fault it's going to rupture (reported through our app)
Alexandra (163.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
231.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting in my office and my chair started moving (reported through our app)
Te Anau (89.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Walls are moved (reported through our app)
Kenmure Dunedin / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt the house moving. I was laying down on a couch and felt it shaking a little bit. I checked after that if anyone else said anything about it on Facebook and noticed that I was right that it was an earthquake. Other people had felt it too.
Accra Ghana / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It vibrated heavily twice with a heavy bang
Accra Ghana weija district / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Albert Town / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Clyde / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very weak shake in Clyde Central Otago

Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake: New Zealand, 24 Jun 2020 22:20

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (146 quakes):
  • 22 Aug 2020 06:00 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    92.9 km (57.7 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 18 Aug 2020 09:08 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    63.4 km (39.4 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 17 Aug 2020 22:07 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    107.4 km (66.7 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 16 Aug 2020 01:03 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 15 Aug 2020 14:29 UTC
    | M 1.6 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 15 Aug 2020 12:03 UTC
    | M 1.5 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 14 Aug 2020 19:14 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 14 Aug 2020 10:57 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    98.4 km (61.1 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 14 Aug 2020 09:34 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    79.2 km (49.2 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 13 Aug 2020 22:29 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 13 Aug 2020 13:23 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 13 Aug 2020 12:39 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 13 Aug 2020 01:49 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 12 Aug 2020 21:31 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 12 Aug 2020 20:06 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 12 Aug 2020 19:17 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • Show all

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