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Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022 at 4:04 pm (GMT +13) -

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022 at 4:04 pm (GMT +13)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 12 km depth

12 Jan 03:08 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 4 minutes.
12 Jan 03:09: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
12 Jan 03:12: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.0 to 12.0 km (from 0 to 7.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.8 km (3.6 mi) towards ESE.
12 Jan 03:17: Epicenter location corrected by 29 km (18 mi) towards W.
Date & time: Jan 12, 2022 03:04:24 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022 at 4:04 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.06751°S / 178.64645°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 33.068°N / 1.354°E
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (144 km / 89 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 22.1°C (72 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from NE
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 4 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

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.212 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
5.160 kmNew Zealand: SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDSEMSC
5.153 kmNew Zealand: South of the Kermadec IslandsUSGS
5.153 kmNew Zealand: South of Kermadec IslandsRaspberryShake
5.0152 kmNew Zealand: South of Kermadec IslandsGeoAu
5.156 kmNew Zealand: South of Kermadec IslandsGFZ

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Feb 26, 2022 20:27
11 weeks ago
4.5

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore
Feb 26, 2022 08:10
11 weeks ago
4.4

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore

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