Mag. 4.8 earthquake - 422 km northeast of Auckland, New Zealand, on Thursday, 24 September 2020 at 03:04 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - 422 km northeast of Auckland, New Zealand, on Thursday, 24 September 2020 at 03:04 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 230 km depth

24 Sep 03:08 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
24 Sep 03:10: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 206.1 to 202.9 km (from 128 to 126 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 25 km (15.7 mi) towards WNW.
24 Sep 03:15: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 202.9 to 230.0 km (from 126 to 143 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 16.4 km (10.2 mi) towards S.
Date & time: 24 Sep 2020 03:04:50 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 230.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.3357°S / 179.06676°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Healy (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
261 km (162 mi) NNE of Hicks Bay (Gisborne District)
368 km (229 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300)
419 km (260 mi) ENE of Manukau City (Auckland) (pop: 362,000)
422 km (262 mi) ENE of Auckland (pop: 417,900)
431 km (268 mi) E of Whangarei (pop: 50,900)
433 km (269 mi) ENE of Waitakere (Auckland) (pop: 208,100)
434 km (270 mi) NE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600)
760 km (472 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 15.3°C (60 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 10 m/s (18 kts) from NW
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.8230 km- off the east coast of the North Island of New ZealandGEONET (NZ)
M 4.4192 kmOff E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z., New ZealandEMSC
M 4.2195 kmOff the East Coast of the North Island of New ZealandUSGS
M 4.4227 kmOff E. Coast of N. Island, N.Z., New ZealandGFZ

User reports for this quake (1)

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Te Awamutu (447.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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