Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 29 km west of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, on Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 at 5:40 am (GMT +12) -

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 29 km west of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, on Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 at 5:40 am (GMT +12) Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 29 km west of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, on Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 at 5:40 am (GMT +12)

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 5 km depth

24 Jun 17:42 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minute.
24 Jun 17:43: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.1 to 5.0 km (from 9.4 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.7 km (1.1 mi) towards NNE.
24 Jun 17:45: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.0.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 24, 2022 17:40:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Jun 25, 2022 at 5:40 am (GMT +12)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude43.5868°S / 172.28535°E (Selwyn District, Canterbury, New Zealand)
Antipode43.587°N / 7.715°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt25 reports
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities4 km (3 mi) NW of Burnham (pop: 1,240) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
10 km (6 mi) SW of West Melton (pop: 2,530) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) W of Prebbleton (Región de Canterbury) (pop: 3,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) WSW of Christchurch (pop: 363,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) SW of Kaiapoi (pop: 10,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) SW of Rangiora (pop: 18,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) NE of Ashburton (pop: 30,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
327 km (203 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 10°C (50 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.05 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
4.05 km4.0 SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALANDEMSC

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Central city / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : 3rd story of hotel. Bed was shaking. | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Christchurch / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Rattling and vibration | One user found this interesting.  
Ilam chch / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Light shaking - brief | One user found this interesting.  
West Melton / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Sudden intense shake | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Rangiora / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Heard it more than felt it but small vibrations. | One user found this interesting.  
lincoln, canterbury, NZ (16.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Christchurch (28.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
134 Wild road Rolleston / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s
langdales rd west melton rd6 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Very loud bang like gas explosion concurrent with very little shaking  
westmorland / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : my 2 story house shaked  
Weedons - in bed / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : Like a vehicle had hit the side of the house (loud bang)followed by quivering sensation  
Darfield Canterbury New Zealand / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short : It woke me up and I heard a bedside lamp wobbling.  
West Melton / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s
Burnham military camp / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Rolleston / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Salisbury street Christchurch city / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short : On second level of hotel (Sudima) felt like deep vibration  
Christchurch / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Chch / not felt : Blind moved. No windows open. No wind. Weird.  
West Melton / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
Christchurch / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / very short
Rolleston / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Westmelton Christchurch / Light shaking (MMI IV)
44 Marlowe Place, Rolleston / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Ohoka / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
Templeton / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Rolleston / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short
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