Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 165 km northwest of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 22 September 2020 at 08:51 (GMT) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 165 km northwest of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 22 September 2020 at 08:51 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 64 km depth

22 Sep 08:53 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
22 Sep 08:54: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9.
22 Sep 08:55: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 62.2 to 65.6 km (from 39 to 41 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 16.1 km (10 mi) towards NW.
22 Sep 08:56: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 65.6 to 63.7 km (from 41 to 40 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.3 km (0.8 mi) towards SSE.
Date & time: 22 Sep 2020 08:51:14 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 63.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 45.06749°S / 167.41798°E (Southland District, Southland, New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) NNW of Te Anau (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SW of Milford Sound (pop: 435) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) W of Queenstown (Otago) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) NNW of Invercargill (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) NNW of Invercargill (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) NW of Gore (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) WNW of Dunedin (Otago) (pop: 114,300) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) WSW of Timaru (Canterbury) (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) WSW of Ashburton (Canterbury) (pop: 30,100) --> See nearby quakes!
730 km (453 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Heavy Intensity Rain 4.6°C (40 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 2 km/h (1 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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4.964 km98 Km W of Queenstown, New ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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174.2 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : In bed first floor jolts rather that shaking  
103.1 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sitting in my armchair when it started to shake. Hanging bells swayed bigntime. (reported through our app)  
98.1 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
308 mullet road (142.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Balfour (126.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 2 times shok  
Te Anau (45.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
156.1 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Queenstown / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Dunedin / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
Gore / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
Queenstown / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Queenstown / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Dunedin / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Queenstown / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt shaking and noise like a truck driving past  
te anau / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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