Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on 25 Jul 10:16 pm (GMT +12) -

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on 25 Jul 10:16 pm (GMT +12)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 15 km depth

25 Jul 10:23 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 6 minutes.
25 Jul 10:26: Epicenter location corrected by 10.4 km (6.5 mi) towards ESE.
25 Jul 10:32: Epicenter location corrected by 0.8 km (0.5 mi) towards ESE.
25 Jul 10:51: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.0 to 15.0 km (from 21 to 9.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 59 km (37 mi) towards W.
Date & time: Jul 25, 2021 10:16:59 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 25 Jul 10:16 pm (GMT +12)
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.93°S / 176.64°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 29.93°N / 3.36°E
Nearest volcano: Raoul Island (200 km / 124 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 16.9°C (62 F), humidity: 64%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
5.315 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
5.210 kmNew Zealand: Near AucklandRENASS
5.910 kmNew Zealand: Kermadec Islands RegionGFZ
5.810 kmNew Zealand: Kermadec Islands RegionUSGS
5.839 kmNew Zealand: Kermadec Islands RegionGeoAu
5.926 kmNew Zealand: Kermadec Islands RegionBMKG

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
One Tree Point, bream bay, Whangarei (1058.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes)

  • 02 Sep 2021 20:54 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    115.8 km (72 mi) depth
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 31 Aug 2021 14:54 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 12 Aug 2021 02:11 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 30 Jul 2021 14:43 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 25 Jul 2021 16:09 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 Jul 2021 16:07 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details

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