Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 30 km west of Milford Sound, Southland, New Zealand, on 2 Oct 9:55 pm (GMT +13) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 30 km west of Milford Sound, Southland, New Zealand, on 2 Oct 9:55 pm (GMT +13)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 5 km depth

2 Oct 08:57 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
2 Oct 08:58: Magnitude recalculated from 2.5 to 3.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.3 to 1.3 km (from 5.2 to 0.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 17.2 km (10.7 mi) towards NW.
2 Oct 09:45: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 3.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.3 to 5.0 km (from 0.8 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.1 km (2.5 mi) towards SE.
Date & time: 2 Oct 2020 08:55:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2 Oct 9:55 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.65446°S / 167.54015°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) W of Milford Sound (pop: 435) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) N of Te Anau (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) WNW of Queenstown (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) WNW of Arrowtown (pop: 2,150) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) W of Wanaka (pop: 4,430) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) WNW of Cromwell (pop: 5,160) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) NNW of Invercargill (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) WNW of Dunedin (pop: 114,300) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) W of Timaru (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
697 km (433 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 8°C (46 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from N
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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3.15 km30 Km W of Milford Sound, New ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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