Weak mag. 3.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 128 km south of Wellington, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 3 Mar 2021 6:37 pm (GMT +12) -

Weak mag. 3.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 128 km south of Wellington, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 3 Mar 2021 6:37 pm (GMT +12)

Weak magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 36 km depth

3 Mar 06:41 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 5 minutes.
Date & time: 3 Mar 2021 06:37:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 3 Mar 2021 6:37 pm (GMT +12)
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 35.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.41363°S / 174.46907°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
65 km (40 mi) E of Kaikoura (pop: 685) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (67 mi) SSE of Blenheim (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) S of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) SSW of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) SSW of Porirua (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) SSW of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) SE of Nelson (pop: 59,200) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) SSW of Paraparaumu (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) NE of Christchurch (pop: 363,900) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) SSW of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 19.1°C (66 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 14 m/s (27 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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3.136 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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