Terremoto moderado mag. 4.2 - 63 km S of Hokitika, Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand, 5 May 11:55 pm (GMT +12) -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.2 - 63 km S of Hokitika, Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand, 5 May 11:55 pm (GMT +12)

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.2 at 5 km depth

5 May 11:58 UTC: Primero en informar: GEONET (NZ) después de 2 minutos.
5 May 12:01: Magnitud recalculada de 4.1 a 4.2. Ubicación del epicentro corregida 1.8 km (1.1 mi) al SO.
Update Wed, 5 May 2021, 12:03
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Hokitika, Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand
4.2 quake 5 May 11:55 pm (GMT +12)
4.2 quake 5 May 11:55 pm (GMT +12)
New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in New Zealand near Hokitika, Westland District, West Coast, only 7 minutes ago. The earthquake hit late at night on Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 11:55 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 5 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.1 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Harihari (pop. 350) located 26 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Hokitika (pop. 3,400) located 63 km from the epicenter, Methven (pop. 1,200) 78 km away, Greymouth (pop. 9,400) 95 km away, Greymouth (pop. 9,400) 95 km away, Geraldine (pop. 2,300) 97 km away, and Ashburton (pop. 30,100) 101 km away.
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Earthquake data

Fecha & hora: 5 May 2021 11:55:38 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 5 May 11:55 pm (GMT +12)
Magnitud: 4.2
Prof.: 5.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 43.27179°S / 170.82729°E (Westland District, West Coast, Nueva Zelanda)
Antipode: 43.272°N / 9.173°W
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km al ESE de Harihari (pop: 345) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
63 km al S de Hokitika (pop: 3,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
78 km al ONO de Methven (Canterbury) (pop: 1,240) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
95 km al SSO de Greymouth (Grey District) (pop: 9,420) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
97 km al NNO de Geraldine (Canterbury) (pop: 2,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
101 km al NO de Ashburton (Canterbury) (pop: 30,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
130 km al NNO de Timaru (Canterbury) (pop: 28,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
142 km al O de Rangiora (Canterbury) (pop: 18,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
149 km al O de Christchurch (Canterbury) (pop: 363,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
393 km al SO de Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 3.8°C (39 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from WNW
Fuente primaria de datos: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 MWh, equivalente a 30.1 toneladas de TNT) Más info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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RevistaProf.UbicaciónFuente
4.25 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
4.15 km4.1 SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALANDEMSC

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Whataroa, Westland District, West Coast (14.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) : Was loud rumbling noise then 3 small jerks close together.  
mokihinui / not felt
hokitika / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Hari Hari / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short : very noisy roaring, thump  
Auckland / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
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