Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Wairoa District, 53 km north of Napier City, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, on Friday, 5 Mar 2021 8:33 am (GMT +13) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Wairoa District, 53 km north of Napier City, Hawke\'s Bay, New Zealand, on Friday, 5 Mar 2021 8:33 am (GMT +13)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 6 km depth

4 Mar 19:36 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
Update Thu, 4 Mar 2021, 19:45
Moderate 4.7 quake hits near Napier City, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
4.7 quake 5 Mar 8:33 am (GMT +13)
4.7 quake 5 Mar 8:33 am (GMT +13)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred in the morning on Friday 5 March 2021 at 8:33 am local time near Napier City, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 6 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Tuai (pop. 280) located 27 km from the epicenter, Wairoa (pop. 4,300) 32 km away, Napier City (pop. 56,800) 53 km away, Taradale (pop. 16,600) 59 km away, and Hastings (pop. 61,700) 70 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Taupo (pop. 22,500) located 88 km from the epicenter, and Gisborne (pop. 34,300) 96 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 4 Mar 2021 19:33:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 5 Mar 2021 8:33 am (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.02°S / 177°E (Wairoa District, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Reporoa (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) SSW of Tuai (pop: 280) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) W of Wairoa (pop: 4,260) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) N of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) NNE of Taradale (Napier City) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) SSE of Murupara (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 1,880) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) N of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) ESE of Taupo (Waikato) (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) WSW of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) SE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 15.8°C (60 F), humidity: 90%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) 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
4.76 km4.7 OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z., New ZealandEMSC

User reports for this quake (3)

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Havelock North Hawke's Bay / not felt
Palmerston North / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It woke us up and appeared to lasted about 40 sec  
Pauanui / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
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