Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 338 km south of Sunday Island, New Zealand, on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 10:20 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 338 km south of Sunday Island, New Zealand, on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 10:20 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 150 km depth

6 Feb 10:28 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 8 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.0 to 150.0 km.
Date & time: Feb 6, 2020 10:20:31 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 150.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.30152°S / 178.07773°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 32.302°N / 1.922°E
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (184 km / 114 mi)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.8150 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
5.111 km83km S of L'Esperance Rock, New ZealandUSGS
5.111 kmSouth Of Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)EMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

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Waihi (790.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Mar 19, 2020 06:45
1 year 45 weeks ago

210 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 11, 2020 03:55
1 year 46 weeks ago

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore

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