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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 6:57 pm (GMT +12) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 6:57 pm (GMT +12) Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 6:57 pm (GMT +12)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth

20 May 07:18 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 21 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 20, 2022 06:57:22 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, May 20, 2022 at 6:57 pm (GMT +12)
Depth33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude29.94821°S / 176.43616°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode29.948°N / 3.564°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoRaoul Island (162 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 20.9°C (70 F), humidity: 85%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
5.133 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
5.026 kmKermadec Islands, New ZealandUSGS
5.026 kmKermadec Islands, New ZealandRaspberryShake
4.910 kmKermadec Islands, New ZealandGFZ

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