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Minor mag. 3.6 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 74 km north of Nelson, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 at 10:54 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 3.6 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 74 km north of Nelson, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 at 10:54 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 3.6 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 74 km north of Nelson, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 at 10:54 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 145 km depth

26 Sep 21:56 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
26 Sep 21:57: Magnitude recalculated from 3.4 to 3.5.
26 Sep 22:37: Magnitude recalculated from 3.5 to 3.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 145.1 to 144.6 km (from 90 to 90 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards E.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 26, 2022 21:54:06 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Sep 27, 2022 at 10:54 am (GMT +13)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.6
Depth144.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.60852°S / 173.34087°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Antipode40.609°N / 6.659°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoTaranaki (158 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities52 km (32 mi) NNE of Marahau (pop: 231) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) NNE of Motueka (pop: 7,490) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) N of Nelson (pop: 59,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
79 km (49 mi) N of Stoke (pop: 19,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) N of Richmond (pop: 14,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
113 km (70 mi) NNW of Blenheim (pop: 26,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
142 km (88 mi) WNW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
149 km (92 mi) WNW of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 12.6°C (55 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.6145 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
3.5145 km3.5 COOK STRAIT, NEW ZEALANDEMSC
3.5145 kmCook Strait, New ZealandRaspberryShake

Seismograms

Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 138 km / 86 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station South Karori, New Zealand: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

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