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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.315 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
5.210 kmNew Zealand: Near AucklandRENASS
5.910 kmNew Zealand: Kermadec Islands RegionGFZ
5.52 kmKERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALANDEMSC
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)

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One Tree Point, bream bay, Whangarei (1058.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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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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