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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on 23 Jul 11:13 am (GMT -12)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on 23 Jul 11:13 am (GMT -12) Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on 23 Jul 11:13 am (GMT -12)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 132 km depth

23 Jul 23:22 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 8 minutes.
23 Jul 23:23: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 5.1.
23 Jul 23:26: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 177.4 to 132.0 km (from 110 to 82 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 95 km (59 mi) towards ESE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 23, 2021 23:13:58 UTC
Local time at epicenter23 Jul 11:13 am (GMT -12)
Depth132.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude27.02636°S / 175.23°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode27.026°N / 4.77°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoMonowai (142 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 21.4°C (70 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
5.2132 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
5.310 kmSouth of Tonga IslandsGFZ
5.510 kmNew Zealand: SOUTH OF TONGAEMSC
5.310 kmNear North ShoreRENASS
5.414 kmNew Zealand: South of Tonga IslandsGeoAu
5.510 kmNew Zealand: South of TongaUSGS

User reports for this quake

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