Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 43 km west of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, on Saturday, 31 Oct 2020 9:55 pm (GMT +13) -

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 43 km west of Hastings, Hawke\'s Bay, New Zealand, on Saturday, 31 Oct 2020 9:55 pm (GMT +13)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 41 km depth

31 Oct 08:56 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 56 seconds.
31 Oct 08:57: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 4.1.
31 Oct 08:58: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 39.2 to 40.7 km (from 24 to 25 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2 km (1.2 mi) towards SW.
Date & time: 31 Oct 2020 08:55:14 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 31 Oct 2020 9:55 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 40.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.49635°S / 176.38615°E (Hastings District, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) W of Taradale (Napier City) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) WNW of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) W of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) E of Waiouru (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 1,350) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SSE of Taupo (Waikato) (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) NE of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) ENE of Wanganui (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) S of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (191 mi) SSE of Manukau (Auckland) (pop: 362,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 14.4°C (58 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 3 m/s (7 kts) from NW
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
4.041 km43 Km WNW of Hastings, New ZealandGEONET (NZ)
4.041 km4.0 North Island Of New ZealandEMSC

User reports for this quake (7)

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Seoni, Madhya Pradesh, India (3410.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : People in my area came out of their houses. We were all horribly scared by the shaking.  
Hastings / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hastings / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Little rattle  
Napier / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : Just sitting on couch, two peeps felt the jolt  
akina hastings / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Crownthorpe, Hastings / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sharp jolt  
saint leonards, hastings / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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