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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - south of the Fiji Islands on Saturday, 17 October 2020

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake  - south of the Fiji Islands on Saturday, 17 October 2020
17 Oct 21:06 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 6 minutes.
17 Oct 21:08: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 5.0.
17 Oct 21:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.7.
17 Oct 21:15: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 438.7 to 503.4 km (from 273 to 313 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 136 km (85 mi) towards ESE.
Date & time: Saturday, 17 October 2020 20:59 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 17 Oct 8:59 am (GMT -12)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 503.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.54562°S / 179.93066°W (New Zealand)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 18.5°C (65 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from SE
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
17 Oct 8:59 am (GMT -12) (17 Oct 20:59:38 UTC)M 4.4 / 503.4 km- south of the Fiji IslandsGEONET (NZ)
Sat, 17 Oct 20:59 UTCM 4.4 / 508.9 kmSouth of the Fiji IslandsUSGS
Sat, 17 Oct 20:59 UTCM 4.4 / 518 kmSouth Of Fiji IslandsEMSC

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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - south of the Fiji Islands on Saturday, 17 October 2020

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