Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Friday, 10 January 2020 at 22:54 (GMT) -
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 33 km depth
10 Jan 23:04 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 9 minutes.
Date & time: 10 Jan 2020 22:54:53 UTC -
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.09943°S / 177.79449°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Curtis Island (96 km / 60 mi)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
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
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|5.5||33 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
|5.1||187 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||GeoAu|
|5.0||2 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||GFZ|
|5.4||169 km||Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)||EMSC|
|5.4||10 km||110km SW of Raoul Island, New Zealand||USGS|
|4.9||206 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||BMKG|
User reports for this quake (1)
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Fun / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 18 Feb 2020 13:21 UTC| M 4.4 |141.3 km (87.8 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| GEONET (NZ) | Details