Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Marlborough District, 22 km south of Nelson, New Zealand, on Friday, 5 Mar 2021 9:28 am (GMT +13) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Marlborough District, 22 km south of Nelson, New Zealand, on Friday, 5 Mar 2021 9:28 am (GMT +13)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 57 km depth

4 Mar 20:36 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
Update Thu, 4 Mar 2021, 20:42
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Nelson, Nelson City, New Zealand
4.2 quake 5 Mar 9:28 am (GMT +13)
4.2 quake 5 Mar 9:28 am (GMT +13)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred only 14 minutes ago 22 km southeast of Nelson, New Zealand, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 57 km beneath the epicenter near Nelson, Nelson City, New Zealand, in the morning on Friday 5 March 2021 at 9:28 am local time. 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Richmond (pop. 14,000) located 20 km from the epicenter, Brightwater (pop. 1,700) 21 km away, Nelson (pop. 59,200) 22 km away, Wakefield (pop. 1,700) 26 km away, Motueka (pop. 7,500) 46 km away, Blenheim (pop. 26,600) 51 km away, and Picton (pop. 3,000) 58 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 4 Mar 2021 20:28:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 5 Mar 2021 9:28 am (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 57.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.46°S / 173.35°E (Marlborough District, Marlborough, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Taranaki (248 km / 154 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (12 mi) SE of Richmond (Tasman) (pop: 14,000) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SSE of Nelson (pop: 59,200) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) ESE of Wakefield (Tasman District) (pop: 1,660) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SE of Mapua (Tasman) (pop: 1,820) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) SE of Motueka (Tasman) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (31 mi) W of Blenheim (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) WSW of Picton (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) W of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) WSW of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) NNE of Christchurch (Canterbury) (pop: 363,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 16.4°C (61 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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
4.257 km4.2 SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALANDEMSC

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Nelson city (21.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
240.4 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Nelson / not felt
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