Weak mag. 3.9 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 110 km northwest of Wellington, New Zealand, on Friday, 5 Mar 2021 9:23 am (GMT +13) -

Weak mag. 3.9 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 110 km northwest of Wellington, New Zealand, on Friday, 5 Mar 2021 9:23 am (GMT +13)

Weak magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 100 km depth

4 Mar 20:31 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
4 Mar 20:38: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 71.0 to 100.0 km (from 44 to 62 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 150 km (93 mi) towards NNE.
Date & time: 4 Mar 2021 20:23:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 5 Mar 2021 9:23 am (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 3.9
Depth: 100.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.38°S / 174.24°E (Tasman Sea, Marlborough, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Taranaki (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
72 km (45 mi) SSW of Patea (Taranaki) (pop: 1,290) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SW of Wanganui (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NW of Paraparaumu (Wellington) (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) WNW of Levin (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NNW of Porirua (Wellington) (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) NNW of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (69 mi) NNW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) N of Blenheim (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) N of Blenheim (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) SSW of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 16.3°C (61 F), humidity: 57%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) More info
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Dunedin (683.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
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