Weak mag. 3.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 40 km east of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 09:50 (GMT) -

Weak mag. 3.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 40 km east of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 09:50 (GMT)

Weak magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 21 km depth

8 May 09:52 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
8 May 09:53: Magnitude recalculated from 3.3 to 3.2.
8 May 10:01: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 3.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 31.7 to 21.2 km (from 19.7 to 13.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.2 km (2.6 mi) towards NE.
Date & time: May 8, 2021 09:50:34 UTC -
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 21.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.45835°S / 173.116°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 43.458°N / 6.884°W
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (24 mi) ESE of Pegasus (pop: 3,360) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (25 mi) ESE of Kaiapoi (pop: 10,200) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) ENE of Christchurch (pop: 363,900) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SE of Amberley (pop: 1,110) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) ESE of Rangiora (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) ENE of Prebbleton (pop: 3,600) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) ENE of Rolleston (pop: 3,120) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) ESE of Oxford (pop: 1,780) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) ENE of Ashburton (pop: 30,100) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) SSW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) SSE of Pegasus Island (pop: 350) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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3.121 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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Christchurch, Canterbury (34.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Christchurch City centre (40 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I felt it in the city centre. Very small. Will probably get a 5 this weekend (reported through our app)  
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