Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 64 km north of Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Saturday, 21 Nov 1.43 am (GMT +13) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - 64 km north of Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Saturday, 21 Nov 1.43 am (GMT +13)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 127 km depth

20 Nov 12:45 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
20 Nov 12:47: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 153.2 to 128.0 km (from 95 to 80 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.7 km (2.9 mi) towards SE.
20 Nov 12:49: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
20 Nov 13:15: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 128.0 to 126.7 km (from 80 to 79 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards SSW.
Update Fri, 20 Nov 2020, 12:48
Moderate yet deep earthquake of magnitude 5.1 just reported 175 km south of Hamilton, New Zealand
5.1 quake 21 Nov 1:43 am (GMT +13)
5.1 quake 21 Nov 1:43 am (GMT +13)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred early morning on Saturday 21 November 2020 at 1.43 am local time near the village of National Park, New Zealand, as reported by New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 128 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in National Park (pop. 500) located 36 km from the epicenter, Ohura (pop. 200) 57 km away, Waiouru (pop. 1,300) 57 km away, Waverley (pop. 900) 58 km away, Meremere (pop. 400) 62 km away, Palmerston North (pop. 76,000) 123 km away, Rotorua (pop. 65,900) 170 km away, and Hamilton (pop. 152,600) 175 km away.
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Date & time: 20 Nov 2020 12:43:16 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 21 Nov 1.43 am (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 126.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.35767°S / 175.02173°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Ruapehu (47 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (24 mi) WSW of National Park (Ruapehu District) (pop: 500)
63 km (39 mi) E of Eltham (South Taranaki District) (pop: 2,240)
64 km (40 mi) N of Wanganui (pop: 40,300)
69 km (43 mi) ENE of Hawera (pop: 11,100)
78 km (49 mi) ESE of Waitara (pop: 6,320)
87 km (54 mi) ESE of New Plymouth (pop: 49,200)
216 km (134 mi) N of Wellington (pop: 381,900)
280 km (174 mi) S of Auckland (pop: 417,900)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 10°C (50 F), humidity: 98%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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 5.2127 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
M 4.8144 kmNORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALANDEMSC
M 4.8139 km55 Km NE of Patea, New ZealandUSGS
M 4.8130 kmNorth Island, New ZealandGeoAu
M 5.2131 kmNorth Island, New ZealandBMKG
M 4.8135 kmNorth Island, New ZealandGFZ

User reports for this quake (16)

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190.1 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Just another weak earthquake - no problems | One user found this interesting.
  • could be problem yeti
  • could be problem yeti
Hawkes Bay (163.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short (reported through our app)
139.5 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging (reported through our app)
260.7 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
215.8 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
55.2 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
65.6 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
122.9 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
122.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Napiee (163.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Auckland / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Kaiteriteri / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Picton / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Havelock North / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s : Hear noise like rumble the bed was shaking
Havelock North / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s : Hear noise like rumble the bed was shaking
Waiouru / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 64 km north of Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Saturday, 21 Nov 1.43 am (GMT +13)
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