Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 330 km south of Sunday Island, New Zealand, on Saturday, 8 February 2020 at 20:50 (GMT) -
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Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 33 km depth
8 Feb 20:59 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 8 minutes.
Date & time: 8 Feb 2020 20:50:50 UTC -
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.21146°S / 177.52701°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (200 km / 124 mi)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|5.4||33 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
|5.5||10 km||Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)||BMKG|
|5.2||45 km||South of Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)||GeoAu|
|5.2||10 km||59km SSE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand||USGS|
|5.2||10 km||Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)||EMSC|
User reports for this quake
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 16 Mar 2020 02:41 UTC| M 4.6 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|9 km (6 mi) distance| GEONET (NZ) | Details
- 03 Mar 2020 16:36 UTC| M 4.6 |300 km (186.4 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| GEONET (NZ) | Details
- 08 Feb 2020 22:29 UTC| M 4.9 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|12 km (7 mi) distance| GEONET (NZ) | Details