Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake  - New Zealand on Wednesday, 9 September 2020

9 Sep 00:24 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
9 Sep 00:34: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 3.9. Epicenter location corrected by 28 km (17.2 mi) towards S.

Date & time: Wednesday, 9 September 2020 00:21 UTC
Magnitude: 3.9
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.90181°S / 177.21895°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Clark (65 km / 40 mi)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) [learn more]

Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Time Mag. / Depth Location Source
Wed, 9 Sep 00:21 UTC M 3.9 / 5 km New Zealand GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 9 Sep 00:21 UTC M 4.1 / 5 km 4.1 Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. (New Zealand) EMSC

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Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake – New Zealand on Wednesday, 9 September 2020

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