Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 197 km northeast of Gisborne, New Zealand, on Monday, 5 Apr 2021 7:37 pm (GMT +12) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.1 quake South Pacific Ocean, 192 km northeast of Gisborne, New Zealand, 5 Mar 2021 1:27 am (GMT +12), which had occurred 5 weeks earlier.
Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 197 km northeast of Gisborne, New Zealand, on Monday, 5 Apr 2021 7:37 pm (GMT +12)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 22 km depth

5 Apr 07:42 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 4 minutes.
Update Mon, 5 Apr 2021, 19:09
Massive 6.2 quake off New Zealand coast fizzles out before reaching land
New Zealand has escaped relatively unscathed from the massive earthquake that hit earlier today off its coast.
When very strong earthquakes hit, especially those over magnitude 6 at and a relatively shallow depth, we expect numerous damage reports and often a tsunami warning in coastal areas.
The 6.2 magnitude quake that hit 197 km northeast of Gisborne on Monday evening at 7:37 pm, likely an aftershock of a huge 7.1 quake in the same region, promised to be a massive quake by any standard. We were relieved however that the user reports filed from the area through our app and website reported shaking, rattling and rolling, with the usual creaking of old homes and swaying of lights, but nothing much beyond that.
The whole experience seems to have lasted no more than 10 seconds. The quake was located 21.7 km below sea level, and its relative distance from dry land at 197 km away may have helped mitigate the impact.
Regardless the reason, everyone is happy that this was not anything like the 6.3 magnitude quake that had struck New Zealand's Christchurch ten years ago in 2011, endangering lives and damaging buildings.
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Date & time: 5 Apr 2021 07:37:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 5 Apr 2021 7:37 pm (GMT +12)
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 21.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.55663°S / 179.77382°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Tangaroa (207 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
132 km (82 mi) ENE of Ruatoria (pop: 897) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) NE of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) E of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) E of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) E of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (198 mi) E of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (205 mi) NE of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) E of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) E of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
597 km (371 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (228 mi) ENE of North Island (pop: 3,749,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 19.4°C (67 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from NW
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) 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
6.133 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
6.151 km4.6 NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALANDEMSC
6.132 kmOff E. Coast of N. Island, N.Z., New ZealandGFZ
5.710 kmNear Tauranga, New ZealandRENASS
6.010.2 kmOff East Coast of North Island, New Zealand [Sea: New Zealand]INGV
6.010 km193 Km NE of Gisborne, New ZealandUSGS
6.110 kmOff E. Coast of N. Island, N.Z., New ZealandGeoAu
6.240 kmOff E. Coast of N. Island, N.Z., New ZealandBMKG

User reports for this quake (98)

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Ohope / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : We were in a campervan and it felt like someone was pushing the van from side to side. | 17 users found this interesting.  
Southland / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / very short : Like being on a boat in water | 13 users found this interesting.  
Whitianga / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : rolling vibration | 8 users found this interesting.  
286.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : rocked the chair side ways. Gisborne | 7 users found this interesting.  
Gisborne / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : It was 1.5 seconds after I sat on the toilet, had me thinking my bum was shaking the toilet but not even eah. Earth was shaking my ayss | 6 users found this interesting.  
161.2 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) : A lengthy moderate shake, the first since the east coast of gisborne was shook significantly about 5 weeks ago | 5 users found this interesting.  
Gisborne / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 10-15 s : An ongoing rolling earthquake. Light bulbs and hanging things kept swinging for a while- making it hard to determine when the earthquake stopped | 5 users found this interesting.  
Gisborne / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling : I felt dizzy, thinking I was going to faint, before feeling the floor (the house on a conrete slab) lift under feet and then roll away from me. Soon after then walls of the house started to tremble and rock/sway. | 5 users found this interesting.  
Pakaihi Toatoa Opotiki / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling : Felt like it went on for a long time. Even said gosh it's still going. Started small and then increased and then eased up again | 4 users found this interesting.  
Waihau Bay (168 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : Very light rolling, heard the doors rattling before I felt the quake. Lasted 5 to 10 seconds. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Waiorore (185.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex motion difficult to describe / 15-20 s : Very small but long at first then the biggest shake happened...so it felt like a 2 here | 4 users found this interesting.  
Whakatane / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : My friends and I were having table games when we feel the earthquake that lasted quite a while, we feel dizzy, wall display are moving, everbody is observing and waiting when to end and it give us chilling effect because it reminded us the earthquake that happened last March 5. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Southland / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / very short : Like being on a boat in water | 4 users found this interesting.  
Okitu gisborne new zealand / Weak shaking (MMI III) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / very short : Woke me up bed shook forward and back several times | 4 users found this interesting.  
/ Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) : Horizontal swaying lasting almost two minutes | 4 users found this interesting.  
Taupo, New Zealand / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating : Long shaking 3 min plus but fairly light | 4 users found this interesting.  
Otahuhu (441.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short : Was a short second jolt, made the house creak | 3 users found this interesting.  
whakatane (249.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : gentle shake no damage | 3 users found this interesting.  
Whangarei (520.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Very weak shaking but enough to know it was an earthquake | 3 users found this interesting.  
Petone, Wellington (586.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s : A firm shake for about 6 seconds and we live in a 150%EQ save building | 3 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Gisborne / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Whole house shaking side to side. House is 110 years old so making lots of creaking noise. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Ohiwa beach road. Opotiki / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short : Just a short movement | 3 users found this interesting.  
Palmerston North / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : A weak shaking | 3 users found this interesting.  
Whakatane / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 20-30 s : Two in a row quite long | 3 users found this interesting.  
11908.2 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 2-5 s : I was scared | 2 users found this interesting.  
Gisborne / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s : Slow rolling motion | 2 users found this interesting.  
Hastings / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s : Roll | 2 users found this interesting.  
Okere falls , Rotorua (286.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake : I feel jolts, or a dropping sensation as though floor is moving. | One user found this interesting.  
Gisborne / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I was parked in my car & felt like someone shaking it until I saw a light post shaking. Rolling intensity  
11854.9 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt
317.9 km W of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Opotiki (226.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 20-30 s (reported through our app)
Belmont, Lower Hutt (619 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s
surunga (11927.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 15-20 s
11908.2 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 2-5 s : I was scared  
Okere falls , Rotorua (306.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 10-15 s
Wairoa (266.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
Whakatane (247.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 15-20 s (reported through our app)
Waipara (852.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Whakatane (249.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s (reported through our app)
891.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
197.2 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Whakatane (236.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Gisborne (197.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s
One Tree Point, bream bay, Whangarei (512.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
teharpara (204.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 15-20 s
mt maunganui tauranga (313.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
332.3 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 10-15 s
Whakatane (341 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s (reported through our app)
199.1 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Woodville. Tararua. NZ (641.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Opotiki (226.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions)
196.8 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s
Whakatane (247.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 20-30 s (reported through our app)
New Orleans (11996.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Petone, Wellington (586.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Maraehako, east cape (182.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s
Kaitaia (624.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Gisborne (198.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Whakatane (254.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Te Karaka Gisborne (196 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 15-20 s (reported through our app)
330.7 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
292.4 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
262.4 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging (reported through our app)
226.6 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 20-30 s (reported through our app)
Gisborne (195.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 20-30 s (reported through our app)
Ohope / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 20-30 s
Gisborne / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : Shaked my bed and wall just for 2-3 sec most  
Ormond Gisborne / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 15-20 s
New Plymouth / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : I was in bed and awake. I think l feel earthquakes more when l am lying down  
Auckland Central, Khyber Pass Road / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging : I feel the earth roll alot throughout the day. Every time no one else around me feels them.  
Wairoa, New Zealand / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Gisborne / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump
Makaraka / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 20-30 s
Gisborne / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 15-20 s : Very slight to and from shaking.  
Invercargill / not felt
109 Tablelands rd / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 10-15 s
Gisborne Waimata Valley NZ. / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
Whanarua Bay / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Opotiki / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
Rotorua / not felt
Hamilton / not felt
Wainui Beach Gisborne / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 10-15 s
Gisborne / not felt
Tolaga bay / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
Rotorua / not felt
RD.1 Ruatoria / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 20-30 s
Gisborne / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump
Gisborne / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Gisborne / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
Hicks bay / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Tauranga / not felt
Tokomaru Bay / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 10-15 s
Tirohanga / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Auckland / not felt
Wainui Gisborne / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Ohope / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 20-30 s
Napier / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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