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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - New Zealand on Friday, 29 May 2020

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - New Zealand on Friday, 29 May 2020
29 May 20:19 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 4 minutes.
May 29 20:21: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.3.
May 29 20:25: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.1.
May 29 20:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.5.
Date & time: Friday, 29 May 2020 20:14 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.58014°S / 177.91428°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (127 km / 79 mi)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 29 May 20:14 UTCM 5.5 / 33 km New ZealandGEONET (NZ)
Fri, 29 May 20:14 UTCM 5.3 / 10 kmSouth of Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)GFZ
Fri, 29 May 20:14 UTCM 5.2 / 30 kmSouth Of Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)EMSC
Fri, 29 May 20:14 UTCM 5.3 / 53.6 kmSouth of Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)GeoAu
Fri, 29 May 20:14 UTCM 5.2 / 27 kmSouth of Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)BMKG
Fri, 29 May 20:14 UTCM 5.0 / 14.5 km734 km NE of Whitianga, New ZealandUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

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South africa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I heard a sound from the ground shaking for 15 to 20 seconds

Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake: New Zealand, 29 May 2020 20:14

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 19 Jun 2020 20:08 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 19 Jun 2020 17:14 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 09 Jun 2020 06:43 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 09 Jun 2020 06:23 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 06 Jun 2020 08:37 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - New Zealand on Friday, 29 May 2020
 

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