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Weak mag. 2.4 earthquake - 2.9 km west of Franz Josef, Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand, on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 10:13 GMT

Weak mag. 2.4 earthquake - 2.9 km west of Franz Josef, Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand, on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 10:13 GMT Weak mag. 2.4 earthquake - 2.9 km west of Franz Josef, Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand, on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 10:13 GMT

Weak magnitude 2.4 earthquake at 5 km depth

5 May 10:17 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 5, 2021 10:13:56 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude43.39006°S / 170.14662°E (Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand)
Antipode43.39°N / 9.853°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt3 reports
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities3 km (2 mi) W of Franz Josef (pop: 315) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) S of Okarito (pop: 35) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) WSW of Whataroa (pop: 405) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) SW of Harihari (pop: 345) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) N of Glentanner (Canterbury) (pop: 250) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) NNW of Lake Tekapo (Mackenzie District, Canterbury) (pop: 330) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
100 km (62 mi) SW of Hokitika (pop: 3,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
118 km (73 mi) NW of Geraldine (Región de Canterbury) (pop: 2,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
126 km (78 mi) NW of Pleasant Point (Región de Canterbury) (pop: 1,190) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
447 km (278 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 108 joules (69.8 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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2.45 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

User reports for this quake (3)

At magnitude 2.4, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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Greymouth / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short : More of a noise, cracking sound. Slightly shake  
Franz Josef Glacier / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short : Short sharp single jolt, loud rumble  
Franz Josef / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Loud rattle of windows and a short jolt, like a big truck going past a window  

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