Minor mag. 1.4 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 11 km east of Seddon, Marlborough District, New Zealand, on Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 1:03 pm (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 1.4 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 11 km east of Seddon, Marlborough District, New Zealand, on Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 1:03 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 1.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

31 Dec 00:08 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 4 minutes.
31 Dec 00:11: Magnitude recalculated from 1.7 to 1.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.3 to 10.4 km (from 7 to 6.5 mi).
Date & time: 31 Dec 2020 00:03:42 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 1:03 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 1.4
Depth: 10.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.6715°S / 174.21608°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) E of Seddon (pop: 511) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SE of Blenheim (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SW of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SW of Porirua (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) ESE of Nelson (pop: 59,200) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) SW of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) ESE of Richmond (pop: 14,000) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (67 mi) SW of Paraparaumu (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SW of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 20.7°C (69 F), humidity: 54%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from E
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 106 joules (2.21 kilowatt hours) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 1.410.4 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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At magnitude 1.4, this quake was too small to be felt by humans, but it was recorded instrumentally.
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