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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - New Zealand on Thursday, 1 October 2020

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - New Zealand on Thursday, 1 October 2020
1 Oct 17:26 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 6 minutes.
Date & time: Thursday, 1 October 2020 17:20 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2 Oct 6:20 am (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 48.80145°S / 164.93025°E (New Zealand)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 10.8°C (52 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 21 m/s (40 kts) from N
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2 Oct 6:20 am (GMT +13) (1 Oct 17:20:29 UTC)M 5.0 / 33 km New ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2 Oct 6:20 am (GMT +13) (1 Oct 17:20:28 UTC)M 4.3 / 10 km- off the west coast of the South Island of New ZealandEMSC

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Sharjah / not felt / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : My first experience was like the best experience
Sharjah / not felt / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : My first experience was like the best experience

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: New Zealand, 1 Oct 2020 17:20

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 10 Oct 2020 06:41 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 01 Oct 2020 21:08 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 01 Oct 2020 19:05 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 01 Oct 2020 17:26 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - New Zealand on Thursday, 1 October 2020

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