Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - New Zealand on Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 23:47 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - New Zealand on Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 23:47 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 12 km depth

15 Dec 23:59 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 11 minutes.
Dec 16 00:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.0 to 12.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.0 to 0.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.0 to 12.0 km.
Date & time: 15 Dec 2018 11:47:41 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.63448°S / 177.80768°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
652 km (405 mi) NNE of Horoera (Gisborne District)
656 km (407 mi) NNE of Te Araroa (Gisborne District)
664 km (413 mi) NNE of Rangitukia (Gisborne District)
681 km (423 mi) NNE of Ruatoria (Gisborne District) (pop: 897)
700 km (435 mi) NE of Te Kaha (Opotiki District) (pop: 403)
706 km (439 mi) NNE of Tokomaru (Gisborne District) (pop: 495)
728 km (453 mi) NNE of Tolaga Bay (Gisborne District) (pop: 932)
745 km (463 mi) NE of Opotiki (pop: 4,040)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.112 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake New Zealand 15 December 23:47 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - New Zealand on Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 23:47 (GMT)
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