- South Pacific Ocean, 1398 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, on Wed, 22 May 2013 23:35
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 35 km depth
22 May 12:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 25 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: Wed, 22 May 2013 23:35
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
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 4.9||35 km||121km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand||USGS|
|M 4.8||60 km||KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND||EMSC|
|M 4.9||77 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||GFZ|
|M 5.0||146 km||Kermadec Islands Region||GeoAu|
User reports for this quake
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