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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
3.91 km3.9 COOK STRAIT, NEW ZEALANDEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Dunedin (683.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
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