Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on 25 Jul 8:16 pm (GMT +12) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on 25 Jul 8:16 pm (GMT +12)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 295 km depth

25 Jul 08:21 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 5 minutes.
25 Jul 08:30: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 300.0 to 294.5 km (from 186 to 183 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 62 km (39 mi) towards WNW.
Date & time: Jul 25, 2021 08:16:26 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 25 Jul 8:16 pm (GMT +12)
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 294.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.79549°S / 177.95222°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 30.795°N / 2.048°E
Nearest volcano: Curtis Island (126 km / 78 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 16.7°C (62 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from E
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.0295 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Auckland / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / complex motion difficult to describe / 20-30 s
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

  • 30 Aug 2021 23:14 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    247.6 km (153.9 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details

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