Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Westland District, West Coast, 74 km north of Wanaka, New Zealand, on Monday, 5 Apr 2021 1:23 pm (GMT +12) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Westland District, West Coast, 74 km north of Wanaka, New Zealand, on Monday, 5 Apr 2021 1:23 pm (GMT +12)

Séisme modéré magnitude 4.6 at 5 km depth

5 Apr 01:24 UTC: Premier à signaler: GEONET (NZ) après 1 minute.
5 Apr 01:25: Magnitude recalculée de 4.3 à 4.4.
5 Apr 01:33: Magnitude recalculée de 4.4 à 4.6. Profondeur recalculée de 8.3 à 5.0 km (de 5.2 à 3.1 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 1.8 km (1.1 mi) au NE.
Update Mon, 5 Apr 2021, 01:30
Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake 73 km northwest of Wanaka, New Zealand
4.4 quake 5 Apr 1:23 pm (GMT +12)
4.4 quake 5 Apr 1:23 pm (GMT +12)
Just 7 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Wanaka, Queenstown-Lakes District, Otago, New Zealand. The tremor was recorded around noon on Monday 5 April 2021 at 1:23 pm local time, at a very shallow depth of 8.3 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 4.4 earthquake as well.
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 Haast (pop. 280) located 31 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Wanaka (pop. 4,400) located 73 km from the epicenter, and Arrowtown (pop. 2,200) 94 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 5 Apr 2021 01:23:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: lundi, 5 avril 2021 13:23 (GMT +12)
Magnitude: 4.6
Profondeur: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.08455°S / 168.80907°E (Westland District, West Coast, Nouvelle-Zélande)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km SO de Haast (pop: 279) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
74 km NNO de Wanaka (Otago) (pop: 4,430) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
95 km N de Arrowtown (Otago) (pop: 2,150) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
198 km O de Timaru (Canterbury) (pop: 28,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
235 km O de Ashburton (Canterbury) (pop: 30,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
240 km NO de Dunedin (Otago) (pop: 114,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
260 km N de Invercargill (Southland) (pop: 47,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
264 km SO de Greymouth (Grey District) (pop: 9,420) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
313 km OSO de Christchurch (Canterbury) (pop: 363,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
578 km SO de Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 6.6°C (44 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from NW
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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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.
MagnitudeProfondeurLieuSource
4.65 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
4.48 km4.4 SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALANDEMSC

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