Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Westland District, West Coast, 74 km north of Wanaka, New Zealand, on Monday, 5 Apr 2021 1:23 pm (GMT +12) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Westland District, West Coast, 74 km north of Wanaka, New Zealand, on Monday, 5 Apr 2021 1:23 pm (GMT +12)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 5 km depth

5 Apr 01:24 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minute.
5 Apr 01:25: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.4.
5 Apr 01:33: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.3 to 5.0 km (from 5.2 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards NE.
Update Mon, 5 Apr 2021, 01:30
Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake 73 km northwest of Wanaka, New Zealand
4.4 quake 5 Apr 1:23 pm (GMT +12)
4.4 quake 5 Apr 1:23 pm (GMT +12)
Just 7 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Wanaka, Queenstown-Lakes District, Otago, New Zealand. The tremor was recorded around noon on Monday 5 April 2021 at 1:23 pm local time, at a very shallow depth of 8.3 km below the surface.
The event was filed by New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.4 earthquake as well.
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 Haast (pop. 280) located 31 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Wanaka (pop. 4,400) located 73 km from the epicenter, and Arrowtown (pop. 2,200) 94 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 5 Apr 2021 01:23:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 5 Apr 2021 1:23 pm (GMT +12)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.08455°S / 168.80907°E (Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (18 mi) SW of Haast (pop: 279) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NNW of Wanaka (Otago) (pop: 4,430) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) N of Arrowtown (Otago) (pop: 2,150) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) W of Timaru (Canterbury) (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) W of Ashburton (Canterbury) (pop: 30,100) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) NW of Dunedin (Otago) (pop: 114,300) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) N of Invercargill (Southland) (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) SW of Greymouth (Grey District) (pop: 9,420) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (194 mi) WSW of Christchurch (Canterbury) (pop: 363,900) --> See nearby quakes!
578 km (359 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 6.6°C (44 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from NW
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

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.
4.65 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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