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Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.2 just reported 72 km northwest of Manapouri, New Zealand

ven., 12 mars 2021, 04:46
04:46 AM | AUTEUR : EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
5.2 quake 12 Mar 5:26 pm (GMT +13)
5.2 quake 12 Mar 5:26 pm (GMT +13)
A shallow magnitude 5.2 earthquake was reported in the afternoon near Manapouri, Southland District, Southland, New Zealand.
According to New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet), the quake hit on Friday 12 March 2021 at 5:26 pm local time at a shallow depth of 11.8 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
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 Manapouri (pop. 250) located 72 km from the epicenter, and Te Anau (pop. 2,100) 77 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data:
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Date & heure: 12 Mar 2021 5:26 pm (GMT +13) local time (12 Mar 2021 04:26 GMT)
Magnitude: 5.2
Profondeur: 11.8 km
Épicentre latitude / longitude: 45.36°S / 166.73°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Source de données principale: GEONET (NZ)

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