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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - New Zealand on Thursday, 10 December 2020 at 20:42 (GMT) - information

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 666 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 at 8:42 am (GMT -12)

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 666 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 at 8:42 am (GMT -12) Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 666 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 at 8:42 am (GMT -12)

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 33 km depth

10 Dec 20:45 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
10 Dec 20:53: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 151.2 to 33.0 km (from 94 to 21 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 101 km (63 mi) towards W.
10 Dec 21:16: Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards ENE.
10 Dec 21:26: Magnitude recalculated from 6.7 to 6.3.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 10, 2020 20:42:05 UTC
Local time at epicenterThursday, Dec 10, 2020 at 8:42 am (GMT -12)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.3
Depth33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude33.28688°S / 178.83852°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode33.287°N / 1.161°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoVolcano W (163 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 20.7°C (69 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.333 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
5.997 kmSouth of Kermadec Islands, New ZealandGFZ
6.080 kmSOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS, New ZealandEMSC
5.998 kmSouth of the Kermadec Islands, New ZealandUSGS
5.984 kmSouth of Kermadec Islands, New ZealandGeoAu

Seismograms

Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1058 km / 658 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station South Karori, New Zealand: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Sydney, New South Wales (2764.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Warner Robins, GEORGIA USA / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / complex motion difficult to describe
Klamath falls oregon / not felt

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (62 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jun 5, 2021 08:52
1 year 27 weeks ago
4.6

261 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 30, 2021 10:22
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.6

360 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 25, 2021 15:09
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.4

300 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 22, 2021 08:56
1 year 29 weeks ago
4.9

127 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 18, 2021 08:59
1 year 29 weeks ago
5.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 16, 2021 03:34
1 year 30 weeks ago
4.2

100 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 13, 2021 01:42
1 year 30 weeks ago
4.9

12 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 6, 2021 04:59
1 year 31 weeks ago
4.1

334 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 27, 2021 02:38
1 year 32 weeks ago
5.1

12 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 25, 2021 19:44
1 year 33 weeks ago
5.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 23, 2021 09:18
1 year 33 weeks ago - felt
5.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 22, 2021 17:45
1 year 33 weeks ago
3.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 15, 2021 15:20
1 year 34 weeks ago
4.0

157 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 8, 2021 23:18
1 year 35 weeks ago
4.5

100 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 6, 2021 18:40
1 year 35 weeks ago
4.4

177 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 3, 2021 09:02
1 year 36 weeks ago
5.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 2, 2021 00:25
1 year 36 weeks ago
4.7

100 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 30, 2021 01:57
1 year 36 weeks ago
4.9

100 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 26, 2021 15:50
1 year 37 weeks ago
4.2

397 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 25, 2021 17:00
1 year 37 weeks ago
4.3

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 23, 2021 12:08
1 year 37 weeks ago
4.3

320 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 21, 2021 13:45
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.4

100 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 21, 2021 13:27
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 18, 2021 18:24
1 year 38 weeks ago
5.3

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 16, 2021 17:15
1 year 38 weeks ago
3.8

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 16, 2021 14:51
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.3

100 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 14, 2021 04:54
1 year 39 weeks ago
4.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 11, 2021 09:40
1 year 39 weeks ago
4.4

12 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 11, 2021 01:57
1 year 39 weeks ago
5.0

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 10, 2021 23:44
1 year 39 weeks ago
5.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 10, 2021 03:38
1 year 39 weeks ago
4.5

120 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 7, 2021 19:44
1 year 40 weeks ago
4.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 2, 2021 16:54
1 year 40 weeks ago
4.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 28, 2021 01:41
1 year 41 weeks ago
4.1

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 23, 2021 13:21
1 year 41 weeks ago
4.2

150 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 21, 2021 10:45
1 year 42 weeks ago
5.0

98 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 15, 2021 05:11
1 year 42 weeks ago
4.5

150 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 13, 2021 23:40
1 year 43 weeks ago
4.2

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 8, 2021 23:13
1 year 43 weeks ago
5.3

150 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 7, 2021 23:40
1 year 44 weeks ago
3.6

362 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 4, 2021 00:51
1 year 44 weeks ago
4.3

161 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 3, 2021 05:50
1 year 44 weeks ago
4.1

100 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 2, 2021 12:55
1 year 44 weeks ago
4.1

100 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 25, 2021 05:52
1 year 45 weeks ago
4.5

307 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 23, 2021 01:29
1 year 46 weeks ago
5.0

100 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 22, 2021 16:23
1 year 46 weeks ago
5.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 18, 2021 17:40
1 year 46 weeks ago
5.7

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 11, 2021 07:28
1 year 47 weeks ago
4.8

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1067 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Jan 11, 2021 02:37
1 year 48 weeks ago
3.7

222 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1037 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Jan 8, 2021 18:19
1 year 48 weeks ago
3.8

352 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1043 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Jan 5, 2021 20:09
1 year 48 weeks ago
4.8

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 31, 2020 16:05
1 year 49 weeks ago
4.6

100 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 25, 2020 06:15
1 year 50 weeks ago
4.8

100 km
South Pacific Ocean, 722 km NE of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New ZealandMore
Dec 25, 2020 02:07
1 year 50 weeks ago
3.8

270 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 22, 2020 16:34
1 year 50 weeks ago - felt
4.5

100 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 21, 2020 03:00
1 year 51 weeks ago
4.6

124 km
South Pacific Ocean, 715 km NE of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New ZealandMore
Dec 18, 2020 20:49
1 year 51 weeks ago
5.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, 742 km NE of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New ZealandMore
Dec 17, 2020 08:57
1 year 51 weeks ago
4.3

300 km
South Pacific Ocean, 991 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Dec 15, 2020 10:58
1 year 51 weeks ago
3.8

100 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Dec 13, 2020 00:05
1 year 52 weeks ago - felt
4.6

100 km
South Pacific Ocean, 734 km NE of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New ZealandMore
Dec 11, 2020 15:29
1 year 52 weeks ago
5.6

12 km
South Pacific Ocean, 692 km NE of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New ZealandMore
Dec 11, 2020 06:35
1 year 52 weeks ago - felt
4.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, 681 km NE of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New ZealandMore
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