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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - New Zealand on Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - New Zealand on Wednesday, 12 February 2020
12 Feb 09:12 UTC: Premier à signaler: GEONET (NZ) après 13 minutes.
Date & time: Wednesday, 12 February 2020 08:59 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.27442°S / 172.97252°W (international territory)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 12 Feb 08:59 UTCM 5.5 / 33 km New ZealandGEONET (NZ)
Wed, 12 Feb 08:59 UTCM 5.2 / 141 kmSouth of Tonga IslandsGeoAu

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1635.1 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Touch your penis!! Oh oh oh oh oh ooooohhhhh shit

Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake: New Zealand, 12 Feb 2020 08:59

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 29 Mar 2020 13:34 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - New Zealand on Wednesday, 12 February 2020

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