Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 235 km southwest of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand, on Sunday, 22 Nov 7.00 am (GMT +13) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - 235 km southwest of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand, on Sunday, 22 Nov 7.00 am (GMT +13)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 5 km depth

21 Nov 18:04 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
21 Nov 18:14: Epicenter location corrected by 5.9 km (3.7 mi) towards N.
Update Sat, 21 Nov 2020, 18:06
Significant 5.2 quake hits near Oban, New Zealand
5.2 quake 22 Nov 7:00 am (GMT +13)
5.2 quake 22 Nov 7:00 am (GMT +13)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred only 5 minutes ago 198 km southwest of Oban, New Zealand, New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet) reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 5 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Sunday 22 November 2020 at 7.00 am local time. 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.
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 Oban (pop. 400) located 198 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 21 Nov 2020 06:00:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 22 Nov 7.00 am (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 47.46266°S / 165.67708°E (New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
188 km (117 mi) SW of Port Craig
217 km (135 mi) SW of Riverton (pop: 1,650)
223 km (139 mi) WSW of Bluff (pop: 1,940)
235 km (146 mi) WSW of Invercargill (pop: 47,300)
276 km (172 mi) SSW of Te Anau (pop: 2,070)
291 km (181 mi) WSW of Gore (pop: 12,100)
408 km (254 mi) WSW of Dunedin (pop: 114,300)
696 km (432 mi) SW of Christchurch (pop: 363,900)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 8.7°C (48 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 9 m/s (17 kts) from SSW
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 5.25 km- 218 km WSW of Riverton, New ZealandGEONET (NZ)
M 4.82 kmOFF W. COAST OF S. ISLAND, N.Z., New ZealandEMSC
M 4.810 km218 Km WSW of Riverton, New ZealandUSGS
M 4.710 kmOff W. Coast of S. Island, N.Z., New ZealandGFZ
M 4.710 kmOff W. Coast of S. Island, N.Z., New ZealandGeoAu
M 4.621 kmOff W. Coast of S. Island, N.Z., New ZealandBMKG
M 4.621 kmOff W. Coast of S. Island, N.Z., New ZealandBMKG

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Christchurch (703 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake 235 km southwest of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand, 22 Nov 7.00 am (GMT +13)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 24 Nov 2020 15:13 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 24 Nov 2020 14:09 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 24 Nov 2020 07:49 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 23 Nov 2020 09:58 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 235 km southwest of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand, on Sunday, 22 Nov 7.00 am (GMT +13)

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