Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 8.5 km west of Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District, Canterbury, New Zealand, on Friday, 27 March 2020 at 05:42 (GMT) -
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Weak magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 5 km depth
27 Mar 05:46 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 4 minutes.
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.00164°S / 170.37453°E (Mackenzie District, Canterbury, New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) W of Lake Tekapo (Mackenzie District) (pop: 330) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) ESE of Glentanner (pop: 250) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) WNW of Fairlie (pop: 788) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) WNW of Pleasant Point (pop: 1,190) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) W of Geraldine (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) WNW of Timaru (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) W of Ashburton (pop: 30,100) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) WSW of Christchurch (pop: 363,900) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) WSW of Rangiora (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
470 km (292 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) More info
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User reports for this quakeAt magnitude 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.