Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - New Zealand on Sunday, 15 March 2020
15 Mar 16:35 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 6 minutes.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.85735°S / 177.4483°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (198 km / 123 mi)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Sun, 15 Mar 16:28 UTC||M 5.0 / 33 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
|2020-03-15 04:28:37 -12:00 (15 Mar 16:28:37 UTC)||M 4.8 / 10 km||143km SSE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand||USGS|
User reports for this quake (3)
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Greeley Colorado / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
1479.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
791.6 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: New Zealand, 15 Mar 2020 16:28
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