Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 41 km depth
9 May 20:34 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
9 May 20:35: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.2.
9 May 20:37: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 43.9 to 41.0 km (from 27 to 25 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.4 km (2.8 mi) towards NW.
Update Sun, 9 May 2021, 20:39Moderate 4.4 quake hits near Te Anau, Southland District, Southland, New Zealand
4.4 quake 10 May 8:32 am (GMT +12)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred in the morning on Monday 10 May 2021 at 8:32 am local time near Te Anau, Southland District, Southland, New Zealand, as reported by New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 41 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Manapouri (pop. 250) located 47 km from the epicenter, and Te Anau (pop. 2,100) 53 km away.
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