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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - New Zealand on Saturday, 27 April 2019

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - New Zealand on Saturday, 27 April 2019
27 Apr 18:13 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
Apr 27 18:16: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 30.3 to 16.7 km.
Apr 27 19:05: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 16.7 to 12.0 km.
Date & time: Saturday, 27 April 2019 18:10 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.03288°S / 179.0881°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Tangaroa (132 km / 82 mi)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 27 Apr 18:10 UTCM 5.3 / 12 km New ZealandGEONET (NZ)
Sat, 27 Apr 18:10 UTCM 5.3 / 10 kmOff E. Coast of N. Island, N.Z. (New Zealand)GFZ
Sat, 27 Apr 18:10 UTCM 5.0 / 30 kmOff E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. (New Zealand)EMSC
Sat, 27 Apr 18:10 UTCM 5.2 / 50.5 kmOffshore NE of Te Araroa, NZ (New Zealand)GeoAu
Sat, 27 Apr 18:10 UTCM 5.3 / 42 kmOff E. Coast of N. Island, N.Z. (New Zealand)BMKG
Sat, 27 Apr 18:10 UTCM 5.0 / 35 km183km ENE of Opotiki, New ZealandUSGS

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.
Hastings7 / Light shaking (MMI IV)

Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake: New Zealand, 27 Apr 2019 18h10

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes):
  • 20 Jun 2019 09:05 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 16 Jun 2019 00:45 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 15 Jun 2019 08:53 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 14 Jun 2019 14:50 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 14 Jun 2019 00:27 UTC
    | M 1.9 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 03 Jun 2019 17:24 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 03 Jun 2019 07:47 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 26 May 2019 20:41 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    15.8 km (9.8 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 10 May 2019 23:14 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 09 May 2019 02:39 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 08 May 2019 08:27 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - New Zealand on Saturday, 27 April 2019
 

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