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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Thursday, Sep 22, 2022 at 1:18 pm (GMT -12) -

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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Thursday, Sep 22, 2022 at 1:18 pm (GMT -12) Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Thursday, Sep 22, 2022 at 1:18 pm (GMT -12)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 33 km depth

23 Sep 01:22 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
23 Sep 03:04: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 29.2 to 33.0 km (from 18.1 to 21 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 8.3 km (5.2 mi) towards ENE.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 23, 2022 01:18:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Sep 22, 2022 at 1:18 pm (GMT -12)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.4
Depth33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude34.94433°S / 178.79309°W
Antipode34.944°N / 1.207°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoBrothers (195 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 17.1°C (63 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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4.433 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

Seismograms

Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 907 km / 564 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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