Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 12:24 pm (GMT +12) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 12:24 pm (GMT +12)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 246 km depth

15 Sep 00:27 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
15 Sep 00:31: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 260.8 to 245.6 km (from 162 to 153 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 27 km (17 mi) towards ENE.
Date & time: Sep 15, 2021 00:24:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 12:24 pm (GMT +12)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 245.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.38758°S / 179.03889°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 34.388°N / 0.961°W
Nearest volcano: Brothers (54 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
392 km (244 mi) NNE of Te Kaha (pop: 403) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
455 km (282 mi) ENE of Whangarei (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
472 km (293 mi) NE of North Shore (pop: 207,900) --> See nearby quakes!
474 km (294 mi) NE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
474 km (295 mi) NE of Manukau (pop: 362,000) --> See nearby quakes!
483 km (300 mi) N of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
486 km (302 mi) NE of Waitakere (pop: 208,100) --> See nearby quakes!
506 km (315 mi) NE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
854 km (530 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 16.2°C (61 F), humidity: 89%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from N
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.4246 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.
hamilton (508.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
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