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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - New Zealand on Saturday, 8 August 2020

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake  - New Zealand on Saturday, 8 August 2020
8 Aug 07:53 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
Aug 8 07:54: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.6.
Aug 8 07:55: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 83.0 to 57.5 km.
Date & time: Saturday, 8 August 2020 07:51 UTC
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 57.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.94181°S / 173.01425°E (New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (36 mi) SE of Murchison (pop: 600)
60 km (37 mi) S of Wakefield (pop: 1,700)
62 km (39 mi) SE of Tapawera (pop: 400)
164 km (102 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900)
178 km (110 mi) SW of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200)
180 km (112 mi) N of Christchurch (pop: 363,900)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 8 Aug 07:51 UTCM 4.7 / 57.5 km New ZealandGEONET (NZ)
Sat, 8 Aug 07:51 UTCM 4.5 / 83 km4.5 South Island Of New ZealandEMSC
Sat, 8 Aug 07:51 UTCM 4.3 / 77.9 km59 km S of Wakefield, New ZealandUSGS
Sat, 8 Aug 07:51 UTCM 4.6 / 80 kmSouth Island, New ZealandGFZ

User reports for this quake (6)

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163.9 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Didn't feel much here. But my friend Sue up the way felt it. Said it was knocking the chesterfield something wicked.
89.5 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Wellington (178.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
St Arnaud / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Staying 20kms away short very sharp jolt then could feel the slight shaking for about 10-20 seconds after
S / not felt : They safe the trafficked humans and babies underground
Greymouth / Very weak shaking (MMI II)

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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - New Zealand on Saturday, 8 August 2020

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