Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 704 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Monday, 30 Nov 2020 9:45 am (GMT +12) -

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 704 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Monday, 30 Nov 2020 9:45 am (GMT +12)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 477 km depth

29 Nov 21:50 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 5 minutes.
29 Nov 21:58: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 4.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 426.5 to 476.5 km (from 265 to 296 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 96 km (60 mi) towards ESE.
29 Nov 22:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.4.
Date & time: 29 Nov 2020 21:45:24 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 30 Nov 2020 9:45 am (GMT +12)
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 476.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.24691°S / 179.88045°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (159 km / 99 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 20.2°C (68 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 10 m/s (20 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.4477 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
M 5.4498 kmKERMADEC ISLANDS REGIONEMSC
M 5.1506 kmKermadec Islands RegionGFZ
M 5.3458 kmKermadec Islands RegionUSGS
M 5.4492 kmKermadec Islands RegionGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
1290.2 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 14 Jan 2021 08:20 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    343.8 km (213.6 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 11 Jan 2021 04:29 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    301.3 km (187.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details

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