Mag. 2.3 earthquake - 14 km northeast of Milford Sound, Southland District, New Zealand, on Saturday, 6 October 2018 at 15:45 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 6 km depth
6 Oct 15:47 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
Depth: 5.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.56542°S / 168.01523°E (Southland District, Southland, New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) NNE of Milford Sound (pop: 435) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) NW of Queenstown (Otago) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) W of Wanaka (Otago) (pop: 4,430) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NNE of Te Anau (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) NW of Kingston (Otago) (pop: 2,460) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (67 mi) WNW of Cromwell (Otago) (pop: 5,160) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) NNW of Gore (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) N of Invercargill (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) NW of Dunedin (Otago) (pop: 114,300) --> See nearby quakes!
660 km (410 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 2.3||5.5 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
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