Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 222 km north of East Island, Gisborne, New Zealand, on Monday, 17 February 2020 at 00:28 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 222 km north of East Island, Gisborne, New Zealand, on Monday, 17 February 2020 at 00:28 (GMT)

Séisme modéré magnitude 5.9 at 230 km depth

17 Feb 00:32 UTC: Premier à signaler: GEONET (NZ) après 3 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Feb 2020 00:28:43 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.9
Profondeur: 230.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.79073°S / 179.35228°E (South Pacific Ocean, Nouvelle-Zélande)
Volcan le plus près: Rumble III (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
250 km NNE de Ruatoria (pop: 897) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
340 km NNE de Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
354 km NE de Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
422 km ENE de Manukau (pop: 362,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
425 km ENE de Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
428 km ENE de North Shore (pop: 207,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
428 km ENE de Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
439 km ENE de Waitakere (pop: 208,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
464 km NNE de Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
729 km NE de Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
464 km NE de North Island (pop: 3,749,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) Plus d'infos
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeProfondeurLieuSource
5.9230 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
5.5133 kmSouth Of Kermadec IslandsEMSC

User reports for this quake (4)

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Whangarei (433.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Over 6.0 200km deep is unlikely to be felt u less directly under landmass, 230km deep and 200km from shore is 300km actual distance and softened by the water above the epicenter. Depth to magnitude ratio are the most critical for surface detection.  
Auckland / Weak shaking (MMI III) : earthquakes in this location are in the kermedec trench out to sea from NZ, a few people report felt report to our local geonet site.  
Warkworth, Auckland / not felt : That all depends on the distance and depth.  
TW, Lantz, NS Csnada / not felt : I have been following this site for some time now and I am just wondering how strong does an earthquake have to be to get a rise out of the People of New Zealand. Cause a 5.9 Didn't seem to garner much interest report wise.  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 09 Apr 2020 05:00 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 05 Apr 2020 01:19 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    176.6 km (109.7 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 01 Apr 2020 14:46 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 25 Mar 2020 15:59 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    133.2 km (82.8 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 15 Mar 2020 14:53 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    230.2 km (143 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 09 Mar 2020 05:39 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    212.4 km (132 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 03 Mar 2020 03:40 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    98.2 km (61 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 29 Feb 2020 07:21 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 25 Feb 2020 17:08 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    117.2 km (72.8 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 23 Feb 2020 12:16 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    177.7 km (110.4 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 19 Feb 2020 07:25 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 17 Feb 2020 14:54 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    215.2 km (133.7 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details

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