Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Tasman Sea, New Zealand, on Sunday, 24 Jan 2021 4:47 pm (GMT +11) -

Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Tasman Sea, New Zealand, on Sunday, 24 Jan 2021 4:47 pm (GMT +11)

Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 5 km depth

24 Jan 05:54 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 6 minutes.
24 Jan 06:01: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.6. Epicenter location corrected by 91 km (57 mi) towards SW.
Date & time: 24 Jan 2021 05:47:50 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 24 Jan 2021 4:47 pm (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.11077°S / 161.89798°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 8.5°C (47 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 17 m/s (34 kts) from W
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.65 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
M 5.810 kmNorth of Macquarie Island, New ZealandGFZ
M 5.810 kmAuckland Islands, New Zealand RegionUSGS
M 5.610 kmNorth of Macquarie Island, New ZealandGeoAu

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1st floor Randwick shopping centre, Sydney, Austra / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : very mild tremors were felt 3 times, lasting about 3 seconds, about one hour prior to the reported time of the earth quake at the upper floor of Randwick shopping centre, Sydney Australia
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