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Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1124 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 16:01 GMT

Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1124 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 16:01 GMT Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1124 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 16:01 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 33 km depth

16 Apr 16:10 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 9 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 16, 2019 16:01:17 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude32.3646°S / 179.27414°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode32.365°N / 0.726°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoVolcano W (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities
Estimated seismic energy released2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
5.733 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
5.410 kmSouth Of Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)EMSC
5.181 kmSouth of Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)GeoAu
5.410 kmSouth of Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)GFZ
5.510.5 km121km SSW of L'Esperance Rock, New ZealandUSGS
5.775 kmSouth of Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)BMKG


Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1129 km / 702 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station South Karori, New Zealand: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Jun 4, 2019 12:27
3 years ago

466 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 28, 2019 07:12
3 years ago

200 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
May 24, 2019 18:04
3 years ago

357 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 24, 2019 08:11
3 years ago

273 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1099 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Apr 24, 2019 06:23
3 years ago

353 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1156 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Apr 23, 2019 06:39
3 years ago

304 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1115 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore
Apr 16, 2019 16:42
3 years ago

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, 1136 km NE of Wellington, New ZealandMore

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