Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 99 km northwest of Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 at 13:41 (GMT) -
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Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 5 km depth
12 Aug 13:45 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 4 minutes.
Date & time: 12 Aug 2020 13:41:14 UTC -
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.64904°S / 167.53157°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) W of Milford Sound (pop: 435) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) N of Te Anau (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) WNW of Queenstown (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) W of Wanaka (pop: 4,430) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) NNW of Invercargill (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) WNW of Dunedin (pop: 114,300) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) W of Timaru (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) WSW of Ashburton (pop: 30,100) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) WSW of Christchurch (pop: 363,900) --> See nearby quakes!
698 km (434 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: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.2||5 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
|4.2||5 km||4.2 South Island Of New Zealand||EMSC|
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