Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 231 km southwest of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021 5:07 pm (GMT +13) -

Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 231 km southwest of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021 5:07 pm (GMT +13)

Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 5 km depth

23 Feb 04:11 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 4 minutes.
23 Feb 04:19: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.7. Epicenter location corrected by 20 km (12 mi) towards W.
Date & time: 23 Feb 2021 04:07:26 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021 5:07 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 47.39288°S / 165.68594°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
193 km (120 mi) WSW of Half Moon Bay (pop: 387) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (143 mi) WSW of Invercargill (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) SW of Te Anau (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) WSW of Gore (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (187 mi) WSW of Papatowai (pop: 6,590) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) SW of Queenstown (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) WSW of Dunedin (pop: 114,300) --> See nearby quakes!
480 km (298 mi) SW of Oamaru (pop: 13,000) --> See nearby quakes!
545 km (338 mi) SW of Timaru (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
991 km (616 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) WSW of Stewart Island (pop: 387) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 15.5°C (60 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 22 m/s (43 kts) from N
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 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.
M 5.75 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
M 5.131 km206 Km WSW of Riverton, New ZealandUSGS
M 5.130 kmOFF W. COAST OF S. ISLAND, N.Z., New ZealandEMSC
M 5.119 kmOff W. Coast of S. Island, N.Z., New ZealandGeoAu
M 5.410 kmOff W. Coast of S. Island, N.Z., New ZealandBMKG
M 5.110 kmOff W. Coast of S. Island, N.Z., New ZealandGFZ

User reports for this quake (13)

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186 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Slight shaking for first 20-30 seconds then built in strength for approximately 10 seconds before peterimg off | 6 users found this interesting.
Dalby Qld Australia / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : 2 x approx 3 second tremors | 4 users found this interesting.
Gore / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Rocked the couch I was sitting on side ways | 2 users found this interesting.
Otatara Invercargill / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Slightly shaking of chair | One user found this interesting.
Invercargill (220.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
london (18900 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Gore (261.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
231 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Thornbury Southland (207.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Woodend invercargill / not felt
Invercargill / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Central hastings / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Invercargill / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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