Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 74 km east of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, on 3 Oct 7:40 pm (GMT +13) -

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 74 km east of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, on 3 Oct 7:40 pm (GMT +13)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 18 km depth

3 Oct 06:42 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minute.
3 Oct 06:46: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 16.4 to 17.4 km (from 10.2 to 10.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.5 km (0.9 mi) towards SSE.
3 Oct 06:49: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 17.4 to 17.9 km (from 10.8 to 11.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards S.
Date & time: 3 Oct 2020 06:40:56 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 3 Oct 7:40 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 17.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.21096°S / 174.91692°E (Stratford District, Taranaki, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km (26 mi) W of National Park (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 500) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) ENE of Eltham (pop: 2,240) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) ESE of Waitara (pop: 6,320) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) NE of Hawera (pop: 11,100) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) ESE of New Plymouth (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) N of Wanganui (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) NNW of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) S of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) N of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) S of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 11.7°C (53 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.018 km42 Km W of National Park, New ZealandGEONET (NZ)
4.116 km4.1 North Island Of New ZealandEMSC

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
75.1 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
Taumarunui (48.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
72.5 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Raglan / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 10-15 s
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