Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.2 - 73 km east da Distretto di New Plymouth, Taranaki, Nuova Zelanda, domenica, 27 settembre 2020 -

Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.2 - 73 km east da Distretto di New Plymouth, Taranaki, Nuova Zelanda, domenica, 27 settembre 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 23 km depth

27 Sep 03:49 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GEONET (NZ) dopo 2 minuti.
27 Sep 03:50: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.4 a 5.1.
27 Sep 03:56: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.1 a 5.2. Profondità ricalcolata da 13.9 a 22.6 km (da 8.6 a 14 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 5.7 km (3.5 mi) al SSE.
Data & ora: 27 Sep 2020 03:47:23 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: 27 Sep 4:47 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitudine: 5.2
Profondità: 22.6 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 39,19163°S / 174,91348°E (Nuova Zelanda)
Vulcano più vicino: Ruapehu (60 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km S da Ohura (pop: 225)
42 km W da National Park (pop: 500)
62 km ESE da Waitara (pop: 6,320)
70 km NE da Hawera (pop: 11,100)
73 km E da Distretto di New Plymouth (pop: 49,200)
83 km N da Wanganui (pop: 40,300)
233 km N da Wellington (pop: 381,900)
261 km S da Auckland (pop: 417,900)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 13.5°C (56 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from NE
Fonte dati primaria: GEONET (NZ)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 4 x 1012 joules (1,11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
M 5.223 km73 Km E of New Plymouth, New ZealandGEONET (NZ)
M 5.126 kmNorth Island, New ZealandGeoAu
M 4.736 km59 Km ENE of Eltham, New ZealandUSGS
M 4.720 kmNorth Island Of New ZealandEMSC
M 4.540 kmNorth Island, New ZealandGFZ
M 4.736 km59 Km ENE of Eltham, New ZealandUSGS

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New Plymouth (73.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s : I was outside and the carport I was under was shaking and making a bit of noise Did a bit of swearing thankfully it didn't last long | One user found this interesting.
National Park (41.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : located next to Mount Ruapehu, plates were shaking and the rumble was heard through the ground before the quake hit. Shaking throughout the home was felt by all occupiers. | 2 users found this interesting.
Bell Block 0 (62 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : sudden and strong. Shook our ranch sliders, hanging lights swinging for a minute or two afterwards. Neighbour's sleep running around in paddock. | One user found this interesting.
Hamilton (164.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : One big jolt to the left (north east direction) then continued rumbling for a few seconds, kids also felt it. | One user found this interesting.
Bell Block, New Plymouth (68.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Loud noise and gentle shaking getting stronger until house shook backwards and forwards. Seemed to be shaking from south to north. Strongest one I've felt since Kaikoura one.
Fitzroy New Plymouth (72 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was making dinner for the people in our residential care home and while walking to the pantry to get something I felt what I initially thought to be a really strong gust of wind but then the whole house started shaking and rumbling and my legs wobbled
Wanganui city (103.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I was at church meet and I was shaking it really frightened me it went on for quiet a while I glad I was with friends very noisy and strong
136.1 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was standing at my sink asked the husband if he felt something. He said no. I thought maybe a truck weny by.
Cape Town (11530.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Felt entire building shake and almost similar to explosion in the distance effect | 2 users found this interesting.
New Plymouth (74.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : Quite strong | 2 users found this interesting.
Wharepapa South (128 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s : Started strong and went weak but still continued | One user found this interesting.
Turangi (77.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s : House shaking. Stood to balance ready to get outside | One user found this interesting.
whanganui (84.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Good shake | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)
Raglan (151.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
New plymouth (74.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 15-20 s (reported through our app)
Cambridge (221.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : In the house I felt it. Husband didn't feel anything in his outside shed.
68 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
47.7 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : Horses huddled together dog's alarmed barking rushed outside
Piriaka (47.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 20-30 s
New Plymouth (73.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
New Plymouth (70.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump : A person with me likened it to a bolt of lightening as it was over so quickly.
Egmont village (66.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s
80.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s
61.5 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 20-30 s (reported through our app)
68.9 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Wellington (264.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : Light shaking for several seconds. Definitely felt like a quake. Nothing moved in the house
New plymouth (73.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Te awamutu (147.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / complex motion difficult to describe / 1-2 s
Bastia Hill, Whanganui. (83.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
74.8 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
73.4 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
77.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
63.5 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 10-15 s
Inglewood (61.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Midhirst (52.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 5-10 s
Marton (106.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : A few seconds shaking through my chair. Lights swayed a bit. The house creaked.
Eighth floor of Waikato Hospital (150.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s
Westown. New Plymouth (75.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : 2-3 second rumble then the whole house swayed Worst I've felt in 2 yrs.
rototuna hamilton (142.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : weird vibration shake whilst sitting in chairm0
rototuna hamiltonò (160.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : weird vibration shake whilst sitting in chair
77 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
71 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
1.2 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Single-storey dwelling approx 1km North of Waikato Hospital in Hamilton. Light fittings suwng
31 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was on second floor in Hamilton CBD Felt slight rocking motion
57.2 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
4312 (84.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating
62.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Hamilton Grandview heights (157.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Mokoia (68.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Westown (72.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 20-30 s
75.4 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Room shook for about 10 secs and light on chain swayed.
72.1 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging
74 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
New Plymouth (77.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 10-15 s
100.3 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 15-20 s
Ngahape (67.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
New Plymouth (76.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Kawhia (123.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s
Wanganui (3.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : A long low rumble for at least 30 seconds.
Waitara (60.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
129.2 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
56.6 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
78.8 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : It was enough to wake me up after a few hours of sleep coming home after a night shift.
Rickards Place, New Lynn, Auckland (255.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s : While resting upstairs
hamilton (141.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : couches we were sitting on shaked
Raglan (122.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
74.2 km W of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Pirongia (126 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : Was sitting in vehicle, felt mild shaking of vehicle.
New plymouth (54.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s
New Lynn, West Auckland (250.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : Felt slow movements briefly upstairs while resting
245.9 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 15-20 s
Otorohanga (79.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Wellington (234.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Riverhead (272.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Hawera (62.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
150.7 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Short sideways motion. Felt like I would lose balance.
New plu (72.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s
202.7 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : Felt like heavy wind or traffic
Whalers Gate, new Plymouth 4310 (74.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sitting at computer when wall and floor started shaking.
Te Kuiti (96.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
41.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
115.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting eating my kfc and I felt the lil shake. (reported through our app)
Otorohanga, Smith road 3975 (106.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
56 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
90.4 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Hamilton (155.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Hamilton (140.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Taumarunui (47.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 15-20 s (reported through our app)
165.7 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
115.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
224.4 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Tikorangi / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 5-10 s : lights were swaying, dogs freaking out, tv going back and ford, creaking sound from house. sounded a bomb going off when it hit. | 5 users found this interesting.
507 Devon Street West blagdon new plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 15-20 s : I just moved from Auckland to New Plymouth and was sitting on the sofa and felt a vibration which I thought must be a big truck going up the hill. Then it went from vibration to shaking and I could feel the house shaking and moving as it got stronger which for me was very frightening as there was no doubt it was an earthquake. My dog started barking and I could hear things in my home rattling. | 4 users found this interesting.
New Plymouth / Violent shaking (MMI IX) / complex motion difficult to describe : Was sitting in car outside McDonald's looking at countdown and car started to roll alot and shop windows were about to blow out and even the top little windows were lifting out. | 4 users found this interesting.
SUNSHINE HILL , Taumarunui 3920 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : I was standing at my open, large fridge, door open. The fridge suddenly started shaking; and its contents rattled together. {lasted 5-7 sec.) Cell phone showed time at end to be 16.40, Looking out of the window a concrete power pole was shaking, and the attached power lines swaying. No after shock has been felt in the past 1 hour | 4 users found this interesting.
Hickman rd , Urenui / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 20-30 s : No warning rumbling sound first, just Voilent Sudden Shaking ,& constant strength thru out ,up & down & side to side! Expected damage to the brick work, windows & surprised there wasn’t. Reminds me of the Voilent long Shake off the coast of Opunake , (not long before the huge Japanese Earthquake) , which shock went up & down & side to side to. Was worried about a Tsunami, expecting the quake to be centred close to the rig just off the coast , Urenui/Waitara. Relived to learn it was inland, hop | 3 users found this interesting.
New Plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : I heard it coming, then felt the shaking, heard the plates glasses rattling in the cabinets, moved under beam in the kitchen away from the windows. Cat was alarmed, Corgi was not. | 2 users found this interesting.
Brackenfello / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was in the bedroom and heard a heavy noise. Thought is was a areoplane flying low or thunder as the window paynes rattled and the lights made a slight vibrating noise. | 2 users found this interesting.
Bell Block, New Plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Heard it coming. Thought it was a truck driving past outside. Was a good old shake on this Sunday arvo. | 2 users found this interesting.
Hawera / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : the quake lasted a few seconds plants were swaying as was curtains quite a jolt I would say it was a moderate shake. | One user found this interesting.
New Plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s : light shaking initiallythat then quickly intensified. Whole house shook. All drawers in house came open. Light shaking then continued for a few seconds | One user found this interesting.
Raglan / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I live in a caravan and I thought someone was outside pushing it or trying to move it but no one was around | One user found this interesting.
Hamilton / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was sitting and wondering why my chair was shaking.. Happened multiple times. Thought it was just strong winds at first. | One user found this interesting.
Waiatarua Auckland / Weak shaking (MMI III) : sitting on couch definite rolling of walls and couch on one side of house only, lasted 3-5 seconds happened twice
In house Hurwrth road / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : A thud and then shaking, no objects displaced but doors were swinging. Definitely alarming Hurworth Road
Moturoa new Plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s : I live in a motorhome and the wind was blowing my stationary bus most of the day but the bouncing and swaying of the earthquake was definitely different from the wind movement. My dog also barked throughout the quake
Ferndale, New Plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Also heard it although husband was down basement and didn't feel a thing. Was pleased when it stopped.
New Plymouth / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : First had the small shaking,vibrating then heard the crack sound then the big jolt and shaking mirror looked like it was going to fall off the wall everything was moving violently then just stopped. I yelled to my partner to get out of the treehouse he is building but he felt nothing.
Stratford / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging : I was sitting at my desk when my chair started to sway and it kept on for quite a bit (about 40 seconds+). For a while afterwards I could still feel very light swaying.
New Plymouth- Merrilands / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : Watching a film noir at home when heard this thud and felt vibrating and sideways movement, plants were vibrating, was an interesting intermission.we all felt a bit shaky for 30 minutes after.
Inglewood, Taranaki, new Zealand / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / complex motion difficult to describe / 10-15 s : My sister and I live in Inglewood, Taranaki. A ornament on the bookcase fell onto the floor and pictures moved. It went on for a while. It felt like it was a strong quake.
Brixton / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 15-20 s : lying on bed in caravan. strong rocking side to side for 15 seconds then 5 seconds moderate best felt earthquake yet for me
Patea / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : Lol my mom got ready to jump out the house which would have been dumb since you are ment to take cover not scream. But it was her first time in a earthquake.
Waitara, East Beach / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking. Sea seemed more churned up. | 2 users found this interesting.
100gover street new plymouth / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Finished with a big jolt.... frightened us | 2 users found this interesting.
Onaero Beach / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : One article knocked off shelf in kitchen, motion felt East-West | One user found this interesting.
New Plymouth / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Definately felt it,strong shaking. New Plymouth | One user found this interesting.
Otorohanga / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted about 15 seconds. | One user found this interesting.
Waitotara, South Taranaki, / Weak shaking (MMI III)
732 Mataro Road, RD Onaero, Urenui / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Very well felt!!!
Onaero / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s
Hamilton / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Small shake in Hamilton
Rototuna , Hamilton. / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : Was a side to side motion
New Plymouth / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
3 Cramer Place, Awapuni, Palmeerston North 4412 / not felt
Takapuna Auckland / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 10-15 s
Whanganui / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Hawera / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Hawera / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Felt shaking for atleast 4 seconds.
Frankleigh Park / not felt
Otorahanga / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump
Stratford / not felt
New Plymouth / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
New plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
New Plymouth, Vogeltown / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s
New Plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
Hamilton / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Devon street west / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 15-20 s
112A Young Street, Central, New Plymouth / Light shaking (MMI IV)
South Africa Cape Town / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke up to shaking walls
Stratford / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : China rattled in china cabinet & some loose photos fell on the floor.
Taumarunui / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : Was a bit shaken up by the strength of the quake
9 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
New Plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
New Plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
New Plymouth / not felt : Not felt was awake live in Fitzroy
Stratford / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Wharles Gate / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
New Plymouth / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Huntly Waikato / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
New Plymouth / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vibration and rolling : Noise like heavy truck then the shaking . No damage.
Atiamuri / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : My whole bed shook.
Auckland / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Okato / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
New Plymouth / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
197 ngamotu rd spotswood new plymouth / Light shaking (MMI IV)
New Plymouth / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Small shake first then a noise and a very strong shake
Inglewood / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 15-20 s
Cape Town / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Sandfords Event Centre / not felt
New Plymouth Central / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Auckland / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : Felt a shake ... short lived ... thought it might have been the wind.
Wharepuhanga / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was sitting on the couch, felt the whole house move back and forth
New Plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
New Plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
New Plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Taumarunui / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : My house was shaking
New Plymouth / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single vertical bump / 5-10 s : Felt and heard loud bang like it hit the window, then slowly disappeared like it was rolling away
New Plymouth Stratford / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 10-15 s
New Plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Cape gate brackenfell cape town / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
New Plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
New Plymouth / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s
New Plymouth / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Okato
Spotswood / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
New Plymouth / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 10-15 s
Hamilton / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : H
Wanganui / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
New Plymouth / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / complex motion difficult to describe
Te Awamutu / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Lying on my bed reading and felt light movement.
Hamilton, New Zealand 3204 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt like a truck passing the house with more movement.
New Plymouth / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / 5-10 s
2A Lindaver Grove / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bellblock New Plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s : Large gult heard a noise first then moderate shaking was shaking tv on wall and China in cabinet
Pukeariki library / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s : Felt strongly short and sharp shouted drop to patrons
taumarunui / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Las Vegas, NV United States of America / not felt : Our daughter lives in Rotorua and she did not feel it.
New Plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ardmore / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short
Nawton, Hamilton / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Oakura New Plymouth / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 20-30 s
Hamilton / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : One main jolt back and forth preceeded and followed by very light shaking for about 4 seconds total
Vogeltown / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
taupo / not felt
Kea st hamilton / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ohakune / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Bell Block / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex motion difficult to describe : Was quite long
Hamilton / not felt / 1-2 s : Dull thud and. Shake 2sec
Te Awamutu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Waitara / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Marton / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Toko / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Hamilton / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s
Raglan / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / 2-5 s
Hamilton New Zealand / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Kawhia,Te Awamutu / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Hamilton / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Honikiwi Road Otorohanga / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
New Plymouth / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 10-15 s
Raglan / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 10-15 s
Onaero, waitara / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
732 Mataro Road, RD Onaero, Urenui / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Very well felt!!!
Te Pahu / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
New plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Otorohanga / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 1-2 s
New plymouth / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vibration and rolling / 20-30 s
Hamilton / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
auckland / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Te Awamutu, / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Hamilton / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Small shake in Hamilton
Hamilton / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
New Plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating
Waitara / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hamilton / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Te Awamutu / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s
Tarata / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Auckland / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Hamilton / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Otorohonga / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
New Plymouth / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Hamilton / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Takapuna Auckland / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 10-15 s
blacktown / Violent shaking (MMI IX) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
Ohakune / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
New Plymouth / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 20-30 s
Sentry Hill / Light shaking (MMI IV)
New Plymouth / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Raglan / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Whanganui / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Wellington (New Zealand, 243 km S of epicenter) : This made my mirror move and felt my seat move too, which is strange because of the distance to the position of the quake and I,m on the 9th floor. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake 73 km east of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, 27 Sep 4:47 pm (GMT +13)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (51 quakes):
  • 25 Nov 2020 17:56 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    8.7 km (5.4 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 25 Nov 2020 13:53 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    18.9 km (11.7 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 24 Nov 2020 18:47 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 24 Nov 2020 12:04 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    103.4 km (64.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 23 Nov 2020 22:00 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    25.2 km (15.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 22 Nov 2020 06:27 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    24.1 km (15 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 22 Nov 2020 00:55 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    19.4 km (12.1 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (0 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 20 Nov 2020 12:43 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    126.7 km (78.7 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 20 Nov 2020 02:41 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    20.9 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    0 km (0 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 19 Nov 2020 16:06 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 17 Nov 2020 21:08 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    20.3 km (12.6 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 14 Nov 2020 11:54 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    18.7 km (11.6 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 12 Nov 2020 02:31 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    16.3 km (10.1 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 09 Nov 2020 23:16 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    22.4 km (13.9 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 09 Nov 2020 11:55 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    19.1 km (11.9 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 06 Nov 2020 14:13 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • Show all

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 73 km east of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, on 27 Sep 4:47 pm (GMT +13)

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