Minor mag. 2.7 earthquake - New Zealand on Thursday, 19 Nov 10.54 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.7 earthquake  - New Zealand on Thursday, 19 Nov 10.54 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 53 km depth

18 Nov 21:57 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
18 Nov 22:01: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 50.2 to 52.8 km (from 31 to 33 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.3 km (1.4 mi) towards SW.
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Date & time: 18 Nov 2020 09:54:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 19 Nov 10.54 am (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 2.7
Depth: 52.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.07751°S / 174.43153°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Taranaki (200 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) NW of Ohariu (Wellington City) (pop: 920)
36 km (22 mi) W of Porirua (pop: 50,900)
37 km (23 mi) NW of Wellington (pop: 381,900)
43 km (27 mi) NE of Picton (Marlborough District) (pop: 3,000)
43 km (27 mi) NW of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200)
52 km (32 mi) SW of Paraparaumu (pop: 25,300)
52 km (32 mi) W of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400)
63 km (39 mi) NE of Blenheim (pop: 26,600)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 13.2°C (56 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 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.
M 2.753 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
At magnitude 2.7, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
Petone (41 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
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