Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 372 km southwest of Sunday Island, New Zealand, on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 19:41 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 372 km southwest of Sunday Island, New Zealand, on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 19:41 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 351 km depth

1 Mar 19:45 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 4 minutes.
Mar 1 19:46: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1.
Mar 1 19:55: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 359.1 to 350.6 km.
Date & time: Mar 1, 2020 19:41:26 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 350.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.29441°S / 179.57533°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 32.294°N / 0.425°E
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (103 km / 64 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!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.5351 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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Waitakere (742.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Apr 24, 2020 05:54
1 year 40 weeks ago

392 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 20, 2020 09:27
1 year 40 weeks ago

312 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 9, 2020 15:00
1 year 42 weeks ago

365 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Apr 7, 2020 11:29
1 year 42 weeks ago

363 km
South Pacific Ocean, 351 km SW of Sunday Island, New ZealandMore
Mar 30, 2020 00:34
1 year 43 weeks ago

335 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore

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