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Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on 6 May 5:20 am (GMT +10)

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on 6 May 5:20 am (GMT +10) Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on 6 May 5:20 am (GMT +10)

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 May 19:33 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 13 minutes.
5 May 19:35: Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards E.
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5 May 20:51: Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards S.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 5, 2021 19:20:09 UTC
Local time at epicenter6 May 5:20 am (GMT +10)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude56.96°S / 147.54°E
Antipode56.96°N / 32.46°W
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt3 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 2.2°C (36 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 14 m/s (28 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.410 kmWest of Macquarie IslandGFZ
5.410 kmWest of Macquarie IslandUSGS
5.48.1 kmWest of Macquarie IslandGeoAu

User reports for this quake (3)

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Mitch swarthout, Jurupa Valley, California.91752 / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 15-20 s : Large Large up/ down rolling bump with whimpers of distancing waves motions for 10/15 sec. I looked at cell phone and Time was 10:47p.m. pst / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 15-20 s
nagaon / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 minutes


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