Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 63 km west of Tuatapere, Southland District, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 30 Dec 2020 6:33 am (GMT +13) -

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 63 km west of Tuatapere, Southland District, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 30 Dec 2020 6:33 am (GMT +13)

Séisme faible magnitude 4.8 at 67 km depth

29 Dec 17:35 UTC: Premier à signaler: GEONET (NZ) après 2 minutes.
29 Dec 17:36: Magnitude recalculée de 4.1 à 4.6.
29 Dec 17:43: Magnitude recalculée de 4.6 à 4.8. Profondeur recalculée de 68.5 à 67.0 km (de 43 à 42 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 1.1 km (0.7 mi) au SSW.
Update Tue, 29 Dec 2020, 17:39
Light magnitude 4.6 quake hits 63 km northwest of Tuatapere, New Zealand early morning
4.6 quake 30 Dec 6:33 am (GMT +13)
4.6 quake 30 Dec 6:33 am (GMT +13)
Just 6 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Tuatapere, Southland District, Southland, New Zealand. The tremor was recorded early morning on Wednesday 30 December 2020 at 6:33 am local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 68.5 km below the surface.
The event was filed by New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.1 earthquake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tuatapere (pop. 700) located 63 km from the epicenter, Manapouri (pop. 250) 71 km away, and Te Anau (pop. 2,100) 89 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Dec 2020 17:33:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: mercredi, 30 déc. 2020 06:33 (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 4.8
Profondeur: 67.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 45.98671°S / 166.89949°E (Southland District, Southland, Nouvelle-Zélande)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km ONO de Tuatapere (pop: 696) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
90 km SO de Te Anau (pop: 2,070) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
95 km ONO de Riverton (pop: 1,650) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
112 km O de Winton (pop: 2,190) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
121 km ONO de Invercargill (pop: 47,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
158 km O de Gore (pop: 12,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
279 km O de Dunedin (Otago) (pop: 114,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
384 km OSO de Timaru (Canterbury) (pop: 28,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
446 km SO de Ashburton (Canterbury) (pop: 30,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
821 km SO de Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 8.5°C (47 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from SW
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.867 km- 94 km SW of Te Anau, New ZealandGEONET (NZ)
4.486 km94 Km SW of Te Anau, New ZealandUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

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30 km of Invercargill, Southland (127.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 s : Felt a quick shake that rattled and moved my mirrors on my duchess. Shaking took a while to subside. I live in Bluff, Southland NZ.  
Oban Stewart Island (134.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was already awake in bed when felt gentle shaking but recognised it as an earthquake probably about 10 sec duration.  
Kingston , Queenstown / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It felt like a tremor  
Invercargill / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Invercargill  
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