Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021 7:20 pm (GMT +13) -

Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021 7:20 pm (GMT +13)

Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 33 km depth

6 Jan 06:24 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 4 minutes.
6 Jan 06:25: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.6.
6 Jan 06:26: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
6 Jan 06:32: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 56.6 to 33.0 km (from 35 to 21 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 175 km (109 mi) towards E.
Date & time: Jan 6, 2021 06:20:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021 7:20 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.13439°S / 176.67683°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 29.134°N / 3.323°E
Nearest volcano: Raoul Island (122 km / 76 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 21.7°C (71 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from S
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.933 km- Kermadec Islands regionGEONET (NZ)
6.245 kmKermadec Islands Region, New ZealandGFZ
6.240 kmKERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALANDEMSC
5.980 kmKermadec Islands, New ZealandBMKG
6.147 kmKermadec Islands, New ZealandGeoAu
6.226 kmKermadec Islands Region, New ZealandUSGS
6.320 kmNew Zealand [Sea]INGV

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Christchurch, Canterbury (1860 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short : Quick jolt and bit of a noise in the walls then stopped as soon as it started n jolted. (reported through our app)  
Auckland / not felt
Manzanillo, Mexico / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (30 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 7, 2021 04:10
45 weeks ago
5.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 7, 2021 02:07
45 weeks ago
5.3

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 7, 2021 00:25
45 weeks ago
5.0

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 6, 2021 20:38
45 weeks ago
5.3

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 5, 2021 23:17
45 weeks ago
5.2

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 5, 2021 20:52
45 weeks ago
5.1

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 5, 2021 18:57
46 weeks ago
5.2

15 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 5, 2021 15:16
46 weeks ago
5.0

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 5, 2021 13:00
46 weeks ago
5.2

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 5, 2021 09:18
46 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 5, 2021 08:13
46 weeks ago
6.1

40 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 5, 2021 06:29
46 weeks ago
5.0

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 5, 2021 05:04
46 weeks ago
5.0

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 5, 2021 04:16
46 weeks ago
5.1

57 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 5, 2021 04:01
46 weeks ago
5.1

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 5, 2021 03:33
46 weeks ago
5.5

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 5, 2021 01:59
46 weeks ago
5.1

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 5, 2021 01:54
46 weeks ago
5.2

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 5, 2021 01:45
46 weeks ago
5.3

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 5, 2021 00:49
46 weeks ago
5.2

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 5, 2021 00:19
46 weeks ago
5.5

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 4, 2021 23:52
46 weeks ago
5.2

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 4, 2021 23:42
46 weeks ago
5.1

97 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 4, 2021 22:44
46 weeks ago
5.1

144 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 4, 2021 22:00
46 weeks ago
5.4

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Mar 4, 2021 20:20
46 weeks ago
5.5

40 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 25, 2021 13:20
47 weeks ago
4.6

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 10, 2021 10:22
49 weeks ago
4.3

336 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 1, 2021 00:12
50 weeks ago
4.6

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Jan 6, 2021 16:17
1 year 2 weeks ago
4.9

35 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore

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