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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 8:33 am (GMT +12) -

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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 8:33 am (GMT +12) Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 8:33 am (GMT +12)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 600 km depth

22 Sep 20:39 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 6 minutes.
22 Sep 20:44: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 589.5 to 600.0 km (from 366 to 373 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 50 km (31 mi) towards NNE.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 22, 2022 20:33:20 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Sep 23, 2022 at 8:33 am (GMT +12)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.2
Depth600.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude31.76713°S / 178.33353°E
Antipode31.767°N / 1.666°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoVolcano W (235 km / 146 mi)
Nearby towns and cities
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 16.9°C (62 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.2600 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
4.2590 km4.2 SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDSEMSC
4.2590 kmSouth of Kermadec IslandsRaspberryShake

Seismograms

Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1109 km / 689 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station South Karori, New Zealand: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Date and time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetails
May 25, 1997 23:22
25 years ago
7.1

333 km
143km / 89misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Nov 5, 1996 09:41
26 years ago
6.8

369 km
172km / 107miKermadec Islands regionMore
Aug 15, 2000 04:30
22 years ago
6.6

358 km
135km / 84miKermadec Islands regionMore
Dec 27, 1994 17:32
28 years ago
6.4

212 km
146km / 91miKermadec Islands regionMore
Mar 21, 1997 12:07
26 years ago
6.3

449 km
140km / 87miKermadec Islands regionMore
Jan 10, 2022 00:06
38 weeks ago
6.2

7 km
252km / 157miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Feb 1, 2016 19:00
7 years ago
6.2

375 km
190km / 118miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Nov 22, 2009 22:47
13 years ago
6.2

436 km
110km / 68miKermadec Islands regionMore
Sep 25, 2007 05:16
15 years ago
6.2

417 km
182km / 113miKermadec Islands regionMore
May 20, 1990 09:53
32 years ago
6.1

346 km
146km / 91misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Oct 2, 1961 07:02
61 years ago
6.1

20 km
267km / 166misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Jun 29, 2017 07:03
5 years ago
6.0

424 km
170km / 106miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Jun 15, 2013 11:20
9 years ago
6.0

172 km
259km / 161miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Jun 17, 2010 13:06
12 years ago
6.0

170 km
203km / 126misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Feb 1, 2004 11:41
19 years ago
5.8

354 km
130km / 81miKermadec Islands regionMore
Feb 12, 1991 11:31
32 years ago
5.8

365 km
137km / 85misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Mar 26, 1975 03:28
48 years ago
5.8

425 km
119km / 74misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Sep 9, 2018 01:53
4 years ago
5.7

12 km
143km / 89miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Jan 10, 2014 02:22
9 years ago
5.7

33 km
119km / 74miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Mar 28, 2008 06:39
15 years ago
5.7

365 km
157km / 98misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Aug 2, 2006 00:47
16 years ago
5.7

447 km
126km / 79miKermadec Islands regionMore
Aug 16, 1995 15:04
27 years ago
5.7

463 km
99km / 62miKermadec Islands regionMore
Dec 28, 1994 22:23
28 years ago
5.7

54 km
196km / 122misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Nov 8, 1979 15:56
43 years ago
5.7

440 km
102km / 63misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
May 18, 2021 05:05
1 year 19 weeks ago
5.6

10 km
133km / 83miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Apr 17, 2007 03:16
15 years ago
5.6

424 km
135km / 84miKermadec Islands regionMore
May 8, 2000 21:35
22 years ago
5.6

383 km
151km / 94miKermadec Islands regionMore
Nov 30, 2014 12:57
8 years ago
5.5

332 km
156km / 97miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Aug 1, 2010 07:25
12 years ago
5.4

385 km
136km / 85miKermadec Islands regionMore
Jun 4, 1991 15:03
31 years ago
5.4

399 km
141km / 88miKermadec Islands regionMore
Apr 2, 1985 01:56
38 years ago
5.4

517 km
152km / 94miKermadec Islands regionMore
Sep 3, 2019 10:15
3 years ago
5.3

33 km
145km / 90miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Jul 19, 2014 06:15
8 years ago
5.3

444 km
109km / 68miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Aug 10, 2007 10:11
15 years ago
5.3

282 km
155km / 96misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Mar 27, 2001 18:28
22 years ago
5.2

384 km
151km / 94miKermadec Islands regionMore
Aug 21, 1990 09:13
32 years ago
5.2

163 km
147km / 91misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Dec 30, 1989 10:57
33 years ago
5.2

532 km
166km / 103miKermadec Islands regionMore
Jul 12, 1988 09:55
34 years ago
5.2

423 km
144km / 90miKermadec Islands regionMore
Oct 7, 1976 07:10
46 years ago
5.2

433 km
112km / 70miKermadec Islands regionMore
Feb 16, 1974 05:39
49 years ago
5.2

510 km
81km / 50miKermadec Islands regionMore
Jan 6, 1973 07:58
50 years ago
5.2

476 km
116km / 72miKermadec Islands regionMore
Sep 20, 2021 18:08
1 year 1 weeks ago
5.1

425 km
134km / 83miSouth Pacific OceanMore
May 29, 2021 03:18
1 year 18 weeks ago
5.1

100 km
114km / 71miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Jan 29, 2019 02:37
4 years ago
5.1

5 km
127km / 79miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Mar 4, 2018 20:12
5 years ago
5.1

221 km
184km / 115miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Jun 21, 2016 07:51
6 years ago
5.1

485 km
93km / 58miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Feb 26, 2015 07:27
8 years ago
5.1

170 km
77km / 48miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Feb 26, 2015 07:27
8 years ago
5.1

170 km
77km / 48miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Jan 25, 2010 14:08
13 years ago
5.1

35 km
191km / 119misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Sep 9, 2009 10:33
13 years ago
5.1

346 km
137km / 85misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Mar 18, 2009 16:23
14 years ago
5.1

267 km
178km / 111misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Jun 23, 1992 07:23
30 years ago
5.1

332 km
110km / 68misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Jan 22, 1987 14:07
36 years ago
5.1

398 km
156km / 97miKermadec Islands regionMore
Apr 16, 1985 22:05
37 years ago
5.1

440 km
122km / 76miKermadec Islands regionMore
Aug 17, 1983 12:46
39 years ago
5.1

493 km
116km / 72miKermadec Islands regionMore
Jun 22, 1980 13:17
42 years ago
5.1

338 km
123km / 77misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Sep 15, 1976 12:43
46 years ago
5.1

450 km
150km / 93miKermadec Islands regionMore
Dec 25, 1974 12:33
48 years ago
5.1

327 km
143km / 89miKermadec Islands regionMore
Jul 24, 1973 07:55
49 years ago
5.1

429 km
124km / 77miKermadec Islands regionMore
Mar 18, 1973 02:22
50 years ago
5.1

33 km
176km / 109misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Mar 7, 2021 16:52
1 year 29 weeks ago
5.0

0 km
127km / 79miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Apr 7, 2020 11:29
2 years ago
5.0

425 km
120km / 74miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Jun 18, 2019 17:21
3 years ago
5.0

0 km
131km / 82miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Apr 17, 2019 05:03
3 years ago
5.0

331 km
133km / 82miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Apr 16, 2019 16:43
3 years ago
5.0

51 km
60km / 37miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Feb 10, 2016 16:54
7 years ago
5.0

430 km
151km / 94miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Oct 30, 2013 10:35
9 years ago
5.0

0 km
29km / 18miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Aug 18, 2007 12:24
15 years ago
5.0

372 km
97km / 60misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Jan 15, 1998 06:37
25 years ago
5.0

150 km
138km / 86misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Jun 3, 1995 20:58
27 years ago
5.0

400 km
145km / 90misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Mar 2, 1990 08:11
33 years ago
5.0

49 km
122km / 76misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Jan 7, 1982 15:07
41 years ago
5.0

448 km
117km / 73miKermadec Islands regionMore
Jun 26, 1980 12:12
42 years ago
5.0

524 km
157km / 97miKermadec Islands regionMore
May 28, 1974 02:55
48 years ago
5.0

450 km
97km / 60miKermadec Islands regionMore
Aug 18, 2022 06:54
6 weeks ago
4.9

352 km
136km / 85miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Aug 12, 2022 22:33
7 weeks ago
4.9

324 km
139km / 87miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Jan 16, 2022 05:02
37 weeks ago
4.9

300 km
154km / 96miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Jul 6, 2020 08:07
2 years ago
4.9

33 km
171km / 106miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Jun 18, 2020 22:54
2 years ago
4.9

337 km
135km / 84miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Mar 23, 2020 14:10
3 years ago
4.9

282 km
145km / 90miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Aug 5, 2019 10:17
3 years ago
4.9

662 km
103km / 64miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Mar 6, 2019 23:04
4 years ago
4.9

18 km
132km / 82miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Mar 21, 2014 11:41
9 years ago
4.9

33 km
118km / 73miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Jan 11, 2010 05:36
13 years ago
4.9

525 km
103km / 64miKermadec Islands regionMore
Jan 11, 2010 05:36
13 years ago
4.9

525 km
103km / 64miKermadec Islands regionMore
Feb 16, 1979 04:55
44 years ago
4.9

475 km
121km / 75miKermadec Islands regionMore
Jul 21, 1975 20:40
47 years ago
4.9

435 km
143km / 89misouth of the Kermadec IslandsMore
Aug 9, 2022 06:17
7 weeks ago
4.8

256 km
107km / 66miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Jun 21, 2022 00:04
14 weeks ago
4.8

300 km
43km / 27miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Jun 3, 2022 07:09
17 weeks ago
4.8

600 km
63km / 39miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Jul 19, 2021 00:00
1 year 10 weeks ago
4.8

598 km
90km / 56miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Apr 20, 2020 04:22
2 years ago
4.8

33 km
39km / 24miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Oct 29, 2019 12:25
3 years ago
4.8

314 km
50km / 31miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Jun 23, 2019 21:19
3 years ago
4.8

73 km
155km / 96miSouth Pacific OceanMore
May 29, 2019 00:37
3 years ago
4.8

235 km
79km / 49miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Jun 2, 2016 15:19
6 years ago
4.8

364 km
153km / 95miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Jun 17, 2015 09:00
7 years ago
4.8

400 km
152km / 94miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Aug 20, 2014 20:10
8 years ago
4.8

33 km
104km / 65miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Jan 26, 2014 23:31
9 years ago
4.8

177 km
143km / 89miSouth Pacific OceanMore
Sep 16, 2001 04:46
21 years ago
4.8

518 km
67km / 41miKermadec Islands regionMore
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