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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region on Sunday, 28 August 2016

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Kermadec Islands Region on Sunday, 28 August 2016
28 Aug 18:28 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 14 minutes.
Aug 28 18:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Aug 28 19:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Date & time: Sunday, 28 August 2016 18:14 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.18°S / 176.45°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Raoul Island (187 km / 116 mi)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [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
Sun, 28 Aug 18:14 UTCM 5.1 / 10 kmKermadec Islands RegionGFZ
Sun, 28 Aug 18:14 UTCM 5.0Kermadec Islands RegionGeoAu
2016-08-28 06:14:11 -12:00 (28 Aug 18:14:11 UTC)M 5.2 / 10 km- 184km ENE of Raoul Island, New ZealandUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake: Kermadec Islands Region, 28 Aug 2016 18:14

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region on Sunday, 28 August 2016

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