Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 10.5 km northwest of Culverden, Hurunui District, Canterbury, New Zealand, on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 15:28 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 10.5 km northwest of Culverden, Hurunui District, Canterbury, New Zealand, on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 15:28 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Mar 15:31 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
Mar 15 15:32: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.8.
Mar 15 15:39: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.2 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: Mar 15, 2020 15:28:58 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.69057°S / 172.77354°E (Hurunui District, Canterbury, New Zealand)
Antipode: 42.691°N / 7.226°W
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) NW of Culverden (pop: 432) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) N of Amberley (pop: 1,110) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) NNE of Rangiora (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) N of Kaiapoi (pop: 10,200) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) NE of Oxford (pop: 1,780) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) N of Christchurch (pop: 363,900) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) NNE of Ashburton (pop: 30,100) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (102 mi) SSW of Nelson (pop: 59,200) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (141 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) SW of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.110 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
5.112 kmOff E. Coast of S. Island, N.Z. (New Zealand)GeoAu
4.615 kmSouth Island Of New ZealandEMSC
4.716 km48km N of Amberley, New ZealandUSGS
4.710 kmSouth Island, New ZealandGFZ

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Westport (New Zealand, 143 km NW of epicenter) : I was woken from my sleep with the house shaking (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes)

  • 14 May 2020 07:29 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    4.1 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 10 May 2020 03:56 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    9.6 km (6 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 09 May 2020 03:43 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 02 May 2020 18:20 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    8.1 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 22 Apr 2020 03:20 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    9.6 km (6 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (0 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 21 Apr 2020 19:39 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    8.1 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 19 Apr 2020 16:33 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    33.9 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 19 Apr 2020 10:35 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 30 Mar 2020 16:17 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    8.2 km (5.1 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (2 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 30 Mar 2020 04:27 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    9.7 km (6 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 21 Mar 2020 06:14 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    7.5 km (4.7 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 18 Mar 2020 21:06 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    10.1 km (6.3 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 16 Mar 2020 02:51 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 16 Mar 2020 02:06 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    9.3 km (5.8 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 15 Mar 2020 18:57 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    9.1 km (5.7 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 15 Mar 2020 17:14 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    9.7 km (6 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 15 Mar 2020 15:36 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    9.1 km (5.7 mi) depth
    |
    0 km (0 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details

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