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Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021 at 12:49 pm (GMT +13) -

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021 at 12:49 pm (GMT +13)

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 33 km depth

22 Feb 23:54 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 5 minutes.
23 Feb 00:05: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.0 to 33.0 km (from 0 to 21 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 37 km (23 mi) towards WNW.
Date & time: Feb 22, 2021 23:49:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021 at 12:49 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.47049°S / 177.92244°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 31.47°N / 2.078°E
Nearest volcano: Havre Seamount (151 km / 94 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 21.4°C (70 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 10 m/s (20 kts) from E
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!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.433 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
5.369 kmKermadec Islands Region, New ZealandGFZ
5.264 kmKermadec Islands Region, New ZealandGeoAu
5.152 kmKermadec Islands Region, New ZealandUSGS
5.391 kmKermadec Islands Region, New ZealandBMKG

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