Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 6:57 pm (GMT +12) -
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
20 May 07:18 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 21 minutes.
|Date & time||May 20, 2022 06:57:22 UTC -|
|Local time at epicenter||Friday, May 20, 2022 at 6:57 pm (GMT +12)|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||29.94821°S / 176.43616°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)|
|Antipode||29.948°N / 3.564°E|
|Shaking intensity||Light shaking near epicenter|
|Primary data source||GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)|
|Nearest volcano||Raoul Island (162 km / 101 mi)|
|Nearby towns and cities|
|Weather at epicenter at time of quake||Clear Sky 20.9°C (70 F), humidity: 85%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from NNW|
|Estimated seismic energy released||2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy|
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|5.1||33 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
|5.0||26 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||USGS|
|5.0||10 km||KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND||EMSC|
|5.0||26 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||RaspberryShake|
|4.9||10 km||Kermadec Islands, New Zealand||GFZ|
User reports for this quake
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quake)
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.