Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand on Thursday, 24 September 2020

24 Sep 03:08 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
24 Sep 03:10: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 206.1 to 202.9 km (from 128 to 126 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 25 km (15.7 mi) towards WNW.
24 Sep 03:15: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 202.9 to 230.0 km (from 126 to 143 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 16.4 km (10.2 mi) towards S.

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Date & time: Thursday, 24 September 2020 03:04 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 230.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.3357°S / 179.06676°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Healy (23 km / 14 mi)

Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 15.3°C (60 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 10 m/s (18 kts) from NW

Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)

Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]

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Time Mag. / Depth Location Source
Thu, 24 Sep 03:04 UTC M 4.8 / 230 km – off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand GEONET (NZ)
Thu, 24 Sep 03:04 UTC M 4.2 / 200 km Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z., New Zealand EMSC
Thu, 24 Sep 03:04 UTC M 4.2 / 191.9 km Off the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand USGS

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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake – off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand on Thursday, 24 September 2020

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