Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 252 km southwest of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 06:06 (GMT)

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - Tasman Sea, 252 km southwest of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 06:06 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 33 km depth

12 Dec 06:09 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
Dec 12 06:10: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 4.0.
Dec 12 06:11: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 4.1.
Dec 12 06:14: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 14.4 to 33.0 km.
Date & time: 12 Dec 2018 06:06:40 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 47.44355°S / 165.40431°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
215 km (133 mi) WSW of Oban (pop: 387) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) WSW of Invercargill (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) SW of Te Anau (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (191 mi) WSW of Gore (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) WSW of Papatowai (pop: 6,590) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) SW of Kingston (pop: 2,460) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) SW of Queenstown (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) SW of Cromwell (pop: 5,160) --> See nearby quakes!
427 km (265 mi) WSW of Dunedin (pop: 114,300) --> See nearby quakes!
1011 km (628 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) W of Anchorage Island --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (128 mi) SSW of Indian Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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M 4.633 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 252 km southwest of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 06:06 (GMT)
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