Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 33 km west of Milford Sound, Southland, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 25 August 2020 at 01:23 (GMT) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 33 km west of Milford Sound, Southland, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 25 August 2020 at 01:23 (GMT)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 5 km depth

25 Aug 01:25 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
Aug 25 01:26: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 3.2.
Aug 25 01:33: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 3.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.5 to 5.0 km.
Date & time: 25 Aug 2020 01:23:09 UTC -
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.65392°S / 167.49747°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (21 mi) W of Milford Sound (pop: 435) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NNW of Te Anau (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) WNW of Queenstown (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) WNW of Arrowtown (pop: 2,150) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) W of Wanaka (pop: 4,430) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) WNW of Cromwell (pop: 5,160) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (128 mi) NNW of Invercargill (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) WNW of Dunedin (pop: 114,300) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) W of Timaru (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
700 km (435 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: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
3.15 km101 km WNW of Queenstown, New ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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