Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - New Zealand on Monday, 12 December 2016
12 Dec 04:30 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
Depth: 24.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.9029°S / 173.9827°E (New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (17 mi) SW of Seddon (pop: 500)
43 km (27 mi) S of Blenheim (pop: 26,600)
62 km (39 mi) NE of Kaikoura (pop: 700)
91 km (57 mi) SE of Nelson (pop: 59,200)
95 km (59 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900)
109 km (68 mi) SW of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 108 joules (69.8 kilowatt hours) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Mon, 12 Dec 04:26 UTC||M 2.4 / 24.2 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.4, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.