Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region on Tuesday, 7 April 2020 at 11:29 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Kermadec Islands Region on Tuesday, 7 April 2020 at 11:29 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 425 km depth

7 Apr 11:55 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 26 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 425.0 to 407.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 407.0 to 425.0 km.
Date & time: 7 Apr 2020 11:29:08 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 425.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.64°S / 179.59°E (international territory)
Nearest volcano: Oliver-Speight (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
646 km (402 mi) NE of Ngunguru (Whangarei, New Zealand) (pop: 1,360)
667 km (414 mi) NE of Whangarei (New Zealand) (pop: 50,900)
730 km (453 mi) NE of Auckland (New Zealand) (pop: 417,900)
736 km (457 mi) NE of Manukau (New Zealand) (pop: 362,000)
742 km (461 mi) NNE of Tauranga (New Zealand) (pop: 110,300)
751 km (466 mi) NE of Pukekohe East (New Zealand) (pop: 21,400)
784 km (487 mi) NNE of Rotorua (New Zealand) (pop: 65,900)
788 km (490 mi) NNE of Hamilton (New Zealand) (pop: 152,600)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.0425 kmKermadec Islands RegionEMSC
M 5.0425 km145km W of L'Esperance Rock, New ZealandUSGS
M 4.9417 kmKermadec Islands RegionGFZ

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Kermadec Islands Region 7 April 11:29 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 05 Jun 2020 14:23 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    421 km (261.6 mi) depth
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 19 May 2020 20:21 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    484.3 km (300.9 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region on Tuesday, 7 April 2020 at 11:29 (GMT)
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