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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - New Zealand on Thursday, 12 September 2019

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - New Zealand on Thursday, 12 September 2019
12 Sep 07:15 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 7 minutes.
Sep 12 07:21: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.5.
Date & time: Thursday, 12 September 2019 07:08 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.38156°S / 178.26231°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (105 km / 65 mi)
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!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 12 Sep 07:08 UTCM 5.5 / 33 km New ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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121 South B Street Virginia City NV 89440 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I heard a loud crash and felt the bed shake as it woke me up and I counted for 10 seconds and then 11 thats when I knew.

Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake: New Zealand, 12 Sep 2019 07:08

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 06 Nov 2019 12:52 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 07 Oct 2019 07:07 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    148 km (92 mi) depth
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - New Zealand on Thursday, 12 September 2019

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