Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 38 km west of Milford Sound, Southland District, New Zealand, on Thursday, 24 October 2019 at 08:53 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 38 km west of Milford Sound, Southland District, New Zealand, on Thursday, 24 October 2019 at 08:53 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 5 km depth

24 Oct 08:56 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
Date & time: 24 Oct 2019 08:53:37 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.67413°S / 167.43916°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (24 mi) W of Milford Sound (pop: 435) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NNW of Te Anau (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) WNW of Queenstown (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) W of Wanaka (pop: 4,430) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) WNW of Cromwell (pop: 5,160) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) NNW of Invercargill (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (171 mi) WNW of Dunedin (pop: 114,300) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) W of Timaru (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
434 km (270 mi) WSW of Christchurch (pop: 363,900) --> See nearby quakes!
706 km (438 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) SW of South Island (pop: 1,135,500) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) N of Stewart Island (pop: 387) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 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
5.65 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
5.124 kmSouth Island, New ZealandBMKG
5.010 kmSouth Island, New ZealandGeoAu
5.010 kmSouth Island, New ZealandGFZ
4.910 kmSouth Island Of New ZealandEMSC
4.916 km75km NNW of Te Anau, New ZealandUSGS

User reports for this quake (14)

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Frankton 9300 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Rolling shaking  
Queenstown (104.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
275.9 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Alexandra / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Queenstown / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Te Anau / Weak shaking (MMI III)
wanaka / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I just felt the building moving thought maybe a mild earthquake and found your site  
queenstown queenstown / Weak shaking (MMI III)
135.3 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Queenstown (106.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
182 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Alpine fault is ready to go (reported through our app)  
Fox Glacier (New Zealand, 247 km NE of epicenter) : Bed shook gently for a couple of seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Queenstown (New Zealand, 100 km E of epicenter) : queenstown nz (reported through EMSC)  
Te Anau (New Zealand, 70 km SE of epicenter) : Strong (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (25 quakes):
  • 19 Dec 2019 00:46 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    23.2 km (14.4 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 13 Dec 2019 18:14 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    48.6 km (30.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 13 Dec 2019 14:20 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 10 Dec 2019 14:23 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    54.6 km (33.9 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 07 Dec 2019 18:46 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    99.5 km (61.8 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 29 Nov 2019 18:17 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 29 Nov 2019 06:50 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 27 Nov 2019 13:10 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    46.9 km (29.1 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 27 Nov 2019 08:01 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    59.9 km (37.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 26 Nov 2019 04:23 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 24 Nov 2019 11:22 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 24 Nov 2019 11:22 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    3.8 km (2.4 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 24 Nov 2019 04:56 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 21 Nov 2019 15:56 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    110.6 km (68.7 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 16 Nov 2019 06:24 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    76.8 km (47.7 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 07 Nov 2019 11:25 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    29.1 km (18.1 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • Show all

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