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Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 95 km N of Wellington, New Zealand on Monday, 14 September 2020

Light mag. 4.1 earthquake  - 95 km N of Wellington, New Zealand on Monday, 14 September 2020
14 Sep 20:46 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minutes.
14 Sep 20:48: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 39.7 to 28.8 km (from 25 to 17.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.3 km (1.4 mi) towards W.
Date & time: Monday, 14 September 2020 20:44 UTC
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 28.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.44273°S / 174.96355°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (139 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) W of Foxton (pop: 4,800)
30 km (19 mi) W of Himatangi (pop: 500)
34 km (21 mi) NW of Levin (pop: 19,800)
56 km (35 mi) W of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000)
86 km (54 mi) N of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200)
95 km (59 mi) N of Wellington (pop: 381,900)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 14 Sep 20:44 UTCM 4.1 / 28.8 km95 km N of Wellington, New ZealandGEONET (NZ)
Mon, 14 Sep 20:44 UTCM 4.1 / 29 kmCook Strait, New ZealandEMSC

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.
Mawhera (384.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Palmerston North / Weak shaking (MMI III)

Significant earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 95 km N of Wellington, New Zealand on Monday, 14 September 2020

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