Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 24 km southwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 4 September 2019 at 07:02 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 24 km southwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 4 September 2019 at 07:02 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 5 km depth

4 Sep 07:05 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
Sep 4 07:08: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.6 to 5.0 km.
Date & time: 4 Sep 2019 07:02:52 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.8513°S / 175.90596°E (Taupo District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Taupo (8 km / 5 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) NNE of Turangi (pop: 3,400) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SW of Taupo (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) S of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SSW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SSW of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SSE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SSE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) S of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) SSE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (179 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NNW of North Island (pop: 3,749,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.25 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
4.810 kmNorth Island, New ZealandGFZ
5.15 kmNorth Island Of New ZealandEMSC
4.853 kmNorth Island, New ZealandBMKG
5.110 km14km WSW of Taupo, New ZealandUSGS

User reports for this quake (19)

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Hamilton (128.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Napier (111.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Motouapa Turangi / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Some ornaments came off shelves. Broken glasses etc. some sharp jolts  
112.3 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Steady swaying motion for about 10 - 15 seconds (reported through our app)  
11.3 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : First earthquake I've felt at in laws, i thought it was a truck he knew it was a quake, we were outside on a patio area  
Taumarunui (52.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Taupo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mapiu / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Heard fireplace rattling first then felt slight wobble.  
turangi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
161.4 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Waitara, Taranaki (141.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
25 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
24.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
51.5 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
170.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
New Plymouth (New Zealand, 160 km W of epicenter) : No (reported through EMSC)  
Taumarunui (New Zealand, 56 km W of epicenter) : First a big jolt, then gentle swaying for several minutes (reported through EMSC)  
Taupo (New Zealand, 23 km NE of epicenter) : Very strong (reported through EMSC)  
Turangi (New Zealand, 18 km S of epicenter) : Very strong (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (68 quakes):
  • 27 Oct 2019 12:37 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 19 Oct 2019 16:34 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    125.9 km (78.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 13 Oct 2019 18:00 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    78.4 km (48.7 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 10 Oct 2019 07:21 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 19 Sep 2019 00:35 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    142.8 km (88.7 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 15 Sep 2019 04:54 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 14 Sep 2019 17:19 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 14 Sep 2019 16:15 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    124.7 km (77.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 14 Sep 2019 12:39 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    3.7 km (2.3 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 11 Sep 2019 15:13 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 08 Sep 2019 16:57 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 08 Sep 2019 05:01 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 06 Sep 2019 18:25 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 06 Sep 2019 13:11 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 06 Sep 2019 12:56 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 06 Sep 2019 12:31 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • Show all

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