Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 87 km northwest of Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand, on Saturday, 8 June 2019 at 15:24 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - 87 km northwest of Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand, on Saturday, 8 June 2019 at 15:24 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 5 km depth

8 Jun 15:26 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
Jun 8 15:27: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Jun 8 15:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.3 to 21.9 km.
Jun 8 15:29: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 21.9 to 5.0 km.
Date & time: 8 Jun 2019 03:24:08 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.34042°S / 168.15244°E (New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) NNE of Milford Sound (pop: 435)
87 km (54 mi) NNW of Queenstown (pop: 10,400)
88 km (55 mi) SW of Haast (pop: 279)
125 km (77 mi) NNE of Te Anau (pop: 2,070)
230 km (143 mi) N of Invercargill (pop: 47,300)
251 km (156 mi) NW of Dunedin (pop: 114,300)
370 km (230 mi) WSW of Christchurch (pop: 363,900)
638 km (396 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.55 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
M 5.310 kmSouth Island, New ZealandBMKG

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Queenstown / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
88.3 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
woodside (232 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Queenstown (New Zealand, 91 km SE of epicenter) : Queenstown, long shake (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake 87 km northwest of Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand, 8 June 15:24 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (108 quakes):
  • 01 Aug 2019 18:01 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 31 Jul 2019 18:38 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 29 Jul 2019 14:41 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 25 Jul 2019 01:03 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    2.8 km (1.7 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 22 Jul 2019 16:23 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 22 Jul 2019 11:28 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 21 Jul 2019 10:29 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    62.8 km (39 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 19 Jul 2019 10:26 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 17 Jul 2019 06:14 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 16 Jul 2019 17:20 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 14 Jul 2019 18:54 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 13 Jul 2019 16:28 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    62.4 km (38.8 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 09 Jul 2019 09:18 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 08 Jul 2019 01:57 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 05 Jul 2019 18:55 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 30 Jun 2019 17:07 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
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