Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 44 km northwest of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand, on Saturday, 18 April 2020 at 07:51 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 44 km northwest of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand, on Saturday, 18 April 2020 at 07:51 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 56 km depth

18 Apr 07:56 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 5 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 53.0 to 55.9 km.
Date & time: 18 Apr 2020 07:51:07 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 55.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 45.05856°S / 167.48941°E (Southland District, Southland, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Hautere (172 km / 107 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (27 mi) NNW of Te Anau (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SW of Milford Sound (pop: 435) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) W of Queenstown (Otago) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) NW of Gore (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (102 mi) NNW of Invercargill (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (102 mi) NNW of Invercargill (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) WNW of Dunedin (Otago) (pop: 114,300) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) WSW of Timaru (Canterbury) (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) WSW of Ashburton (Canterbury) (pop: 30,100) --> See nearby quakes!
724 km (450 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: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.056 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
4.480 kmSouth Island Of New ZealandEMSC
4.474 km51km NNW of Te Anau, New ZealandUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Cromwell / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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Aftershocks

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (30 quakes):
  • 16 Jun 2020 00:21 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    103.9 km (64.6 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 15 Jun 2020 16:04 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    95.7 km (59.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 14 Jun 2020 19:19 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    29.3 km (18.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 09 Jun 2020 07:11 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    53.2 km (33.1 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 06 Jun 2020 15:54 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    108.2 km (67.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 03 Jun 2020 15:17 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    67 km (41.6 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 02 Jun 2020 10:47 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    117.3 km (72.9 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 30 May 2020 04:21 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    45.8 km (28.5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 28 May 2020 21:26 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    101.2 km (62.9 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 27 May 2020 09:23 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    69.1 km (42.9 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 26 May 2020 17:36 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    61.1 km (38 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 21 May 2020 14:41 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    45.8 km (28.5 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 20 May 2020 01:03 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    63.7 km (39.6 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 19 May 2020 22:40 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    66.6 km (41.4 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 14 May 2020 14:02 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    63.1 km (39.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 13 May 2020 05:02 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    100.9 km (62.7 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • Show all

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