- South Pacific Ocean, 1398 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Wed, 22 May 2013 23:35

 - South Pacific Ocean, 1398 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Wed, 22 May 2013 23:35

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 35 km depth

22 May 12:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 25 minutes.
Date & time: 22 May 2013 11:35:23 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wed, 22 May 2013 23:35
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 35.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.334°S / 177.591°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Macauley Island (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1398 km (869 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) SSE of Sunday Island --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (79 mi) S of Napier Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
M 4.935 km121km SSE of Raoul Island, New ZealandUSGS
M 4.977 kmKermadec Islands, New ZealandGFZ
M 5.0146 kmKermadec Islands RegionGeoAu

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- South Pacific Ocean, 1398 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Wed, 22 May 2013 23:35
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