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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z. on Monday, 5 September 2016

This quake was likely an aftershock of the M 7.0 quake: OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z. on Thu, 1 Sep 16h37, which had occurred 4 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z. on Monday, 5 September 2016
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 32.0 to 49.0 km.
Sep 5 17:19: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 5.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 49.0 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: Monday, 5 September 2016 17:01 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.11°S / 179.33°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: White Island (88 km)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 7.9*10^12 J (2.21 GWh / 1898 tons of TNT / 0.1 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 5 Sep 2016
Mon, 5 Sep 17:01 UTCM 5.1 / 10 kmOff E. Coast of N. Island, N.Z.GFZ
Mon, 5 Sep 17:01 UTCM 5.4 / 10 km- 207km NE of Gisborne, New ZealandUSGS
Mon, 5 Sep 17:02 UTCM 5.5 / 28 kmOff East Coast of North Island, NZGeoAu

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