Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 176 km northeast of Gisborne, New Zealand, on Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 11:57 pm (GMT +12) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.1 quake South Pacific Ocean, 192 km northeast of Gisborne, New Zealand, Mar 5, 2021 1:27 am (GMT +12), which had occurred 9 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 176 km northeast of Gisborne, New Zealand, on Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 11:57 pm (GMT +12)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 12 km depth

13 Mar 12:00 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
13 Mar 12:03: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.6. Epicenter location corrected by 3.9 km (2.4 mi) towards S.
Date & time: Mar 13, 2021 11:57:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 11:57 pm (GMT +12)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.80495°S / 179.69936°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 37.805°N / 0.301°W
Nearest volcano: Tangaroa (222 km / 138 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
120 km (75 mi) E of Ruatoria (pop: 897) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) ENE of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) E of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (190 mi) E of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) NE of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) E of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (199 mi) NE of Hastings (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) E of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (281 mi) NE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) --> See nearby quakes!
573 km (356 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 19.3°C (67 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 9 m/s (18 kts) from SE
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.612 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
4.512 km4.5 OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z., New ZealandEMSC
5.310 kmOff W. Coast of N. Island, N.Z., New ZealandGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

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Wanganui (470.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
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