Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Friday, 22 Jan 2021 4:23 am (GMT -12) -

Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Friday, 22 Jan 2021 4:23 am (GMT -12)

Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 33 km depth

22 Jan 16:27 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
22 Jan 16:29: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.0 to 33.0 km (from 0 to 21 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 92 km (57 mi) towards W.
22 Jan 16:31: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9. Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards S.
22 Jan 16:52: Epicenter location corrected by 3.4 km (2.1 mi) towards WNW.
Date & time: 22 Jan 2021 16:23:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 22 Jan 2021 4:23 am (GMT -12)
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.46315°S / 178.60277°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (189 km / 117 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 19.7°C (67 F), humidity: 63%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from SW
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!) More info
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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 5.933 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
M 5.645 kmSouth of Kermadec Islands, New ZealandGFZ
M 5.440 kmSOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS, New ZealandEMSC
M 5.646 kmSouth of the Kermadec Islands, New ZealandUSGS
M 5.558 kmSouth of Kermadec Islands, New ZealandGeoAu
M 5.3292 kmSouth of Kermadec IslandsBMKG

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 02 Mar 2021 16:54 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 28 Feb 2021 01:41 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 15 Feb 2021 05:11 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    150 km (93.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 02 Feb 2021 12:55 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 23 Jan 2021 01:29 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details

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