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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - New Zealand on Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - New Zealand on Tuesday, 4 February 2020
Feb 4 13:38: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.0 to 12.0 km.
Date & time: Tuesday, 4 February 2020 13:19 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.72553°S / 177.03822°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Raoul Island (62 km)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 2*10^12 J (554 MWh / 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 4 Feb 2020
Tue, 4 Feb 13:19 UTCM 5.3 / 10 kmKermadec Islands, New ZealandBMKG
Tue, 4 Feb 13:19 UTCM 5.2 / 36.1 km62km SE of Raoul Island, New ZealandUSGS
Tue, 4 Feb 13:19 UTCM 5.2 / 30 kmKermadec Islands, New ZealandEMSC
Tue, 4 Feb 13:19 UTCM 5.0 / 133 kmKermadec Islands, New ZealandGeoAu
Tue, 4 Feb 13:19 UTCM 5.1 / 10 kmKermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)GeoAu

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