Weak mag. 2.4 earthquake - 2.9 km west of Franz Josef, Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 5 May 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, 5 May 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.
Date & time: 5 May 2021 10:13:56 UTC -
Magnitude: 2.4
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.39006°S / 170.14662°E (Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) W of Franz Josef (pop: 315) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) S of Okarito (pop: 35) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) WSW of Whataroa (pop: 405) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SW of Harihari (pop: 345) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SW of Hokitika (pop: 3,400) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) SW of Greymouth (Grey District) (pop: 9,420) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (87 mi) WNW of Ashburton (Canterbury) (pop: 30,100) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NW of Timaru (Canterbury) (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (123 mi) W of Rangiora (Canterbury) (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 108 joules (69.8 kilowatt hours) More info
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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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