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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - New Zealand on Saturday, 20 July 2019

This quake was likely an aftershock of the M 7.2 quake: 103km NE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand on Sat, 15 Jun 22h55, which had occurred 5 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - New Zealand on Saturday, 20 July 2019
Jul 20 22:43: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.6.
Jul 20 22:46: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Jul 20 22:58: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.5.
Date & time: Saturday, 20 July 2019 22:35 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.45471°S / 177.62074°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Curtis Island (172 km)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 1.1*10^13 J (3.12 GWh / 2682 tons of TNT / 0.2 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 20 Jul 2019
Sat, 20 Jul 22:35 UTCM 5.5 / 10 kmKermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)GFZ
Sat, 20 Jul 22:35 UTCM 5.4 / 55.1 kmKermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)GeoAu
Sat, 20 Jul 22:35 UTCM 5.2 / 15 kmKermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)EMSC
Sat, 20 Jul 22:35 UTCM 5.3 / 130 kmKermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)BMKG
Sat, 20 Jul 22:35 UTCM 5.2 / 35 km79km ENE of L'Esperance Rock, New ZealandUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
(8.2 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Woolston, Christchurch / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Strong shake and very noisy, big loud rumbling noise, Very scary, took me by surprise and my cup of tea fell to the floor
Santa Ana, California, USA / not felt: Did not feel it at all....
christchurch / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Christchurch / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
San Bernardino ca / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Really bad im so sensitive


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