Mag. 4.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1343 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Thu, 7 Mar 2013 09:57
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 24 km depth
6 Mar 23:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 1 hour and 3 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 09:57
Depth: 24.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.9164°S / 177.543°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Curtis Island (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1343 km (834 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SSE of Sunday Island --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) S of Napier Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 4.8||24 km||141km ENE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand||USGS|
|M 5.0||10 km||KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND||EMSC|
|M 5.1||km||Kermadec Islands Region||GeoAu|
|M 5.2||35 km||Kermadec Islands Region||GFZ|
User reports for this quake
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