Mag. 2.6 earthquake - 6.3 km southeast of Karangarua, Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand, on 30 Oct 4:42 am (GMT +13) -

Mag. 2.6 earthquake  - 6.3 km southeast of Karangarua, Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand, on 30 Oct 4:42 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 5 km depth

29 Oct 15:45 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
29 Oct 15:52: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.9 to 5.0 km (from 3.7 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.9 km (2.4 mi) towards SSE.
Date & time: 29 Oct 2020 03:42:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 30 Oct 4:42 am (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 2.6
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.56683°S / 169.87909°E (New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (20 mi) SW of Franz Josef (pop: 315)
43 km (27 mi) NNW of Glentanner (Canterbury) (pop: 250)
45 km (28 mi) SSW of Okarito (pop: 35)
54 km (33 mi) SW of Whataroa (pop: 405)
69 km (43 mi) NW of Lake Tekapo (Mackenzie District, Canterbury) (pop: 330)
71 km (44 mi) SW of Harihari (pop: 345)
144 km (89 mi) NW of Timaru (Canterbury) (pop: 28,000)
153 km (95 mi) WNW of Ashburton (Canterbury) (pop: 30,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 13.5°C (56 F), humidity: 89%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from NE
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 2.65 km31 Km SW of Franz Josef, New ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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Mag. 2.6 earthquake - 6.3 km southeast of Karangarua, Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand, on 30 Oct 4:42 am (GMT +13)
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