Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 105 km south of Wellington, New Zealand, on 28 Oct 3:01 pm (GMT +12) -

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - 105 km south of Wellington, New Zealand, on 28 Oct 3:01 pm (GMT +12)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 31 km depth

28 Oct 03:03 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minutes.
28 Oct 03:04: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.5.
28 Oct 03:06: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 45.3 to 28.8 km (from 28 to 17.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.8 km (2.3 mi) towards W.
28 Oct 03:09: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 28.8 to 31.1 km (from 17.9 to 19.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.9 km (1.2 mi) towards NNW.
Date & time: 28 Oct 2020 03:01:38 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 28 Oct 3:01 pm (GMT +12)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 31.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.22387°S / 174.65828°E (New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
78 km (49 mi) SE of Seddon (Marlborough District) (pop: 511)
98 km (61 mi) SE of Blenheim (pop: 26,600)
105 km (65 mi) S of Wellington (pop: 381,900)
114 km (71 mi) S of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200)
122 km (76 mi) S of Porirua (pop: 50,900)
125 km (78 mi) SW of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400)
156 km (97 mi) SE of Nelson (pop: 59,200)
220 km (137 mi) NE of Christchurch (pop: 363,900)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 11°C (52 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from ENE
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

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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.831 km- 104 km SE of Blenheim, New ZealandGEONET (NZ)
M 4.930 kmOff E. Coast Of S. Island, N.z., New ZealandEMSC
M 4.925 km107 Km SE of Blenheim, New ZealandUSGS
M 5.026 kmOff E. Coast of S. Island, N.Z., New ZealandBMKG
M 5.023 kmOff E. Coast of S. Island, N.Z., New ZealandGFZ
M 4.925 km107 Km SE of Blenheim, New ZealandUSGS
M 5.026 kmOff E. Coast of S. Island, N.Z., New ZealandBMKG

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
82.2 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Okains Bay, Banks Peninsula (232.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
118.2 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
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