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Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - Marlborough, 36 km south of Nelson, New Zealand, on Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 4:43 am (GMT +12) -

Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - Marlborough, 36 km south of Nelson, New Zealand, on Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 4:43 am (GMT +12) Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - Marlborough, 36 km south of Nelson, New Zealand, on Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 4:43 am (GMT +12)

Light magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 7 km depth

23 Sep 16:45 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
23 Sep 16:46: Magnitude recalculated from 3.5 to 3.4.
23 Sep 16:53: Magnitude recalculated from 3.4 to 3.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 23.3 to 7.1 km (from 14.5 to 4.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2 km (1.2 mi) towards SE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 23, 2022 16:43:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 4:43 am (GMT +12)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.6
Depth7.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude41.59002°S / 173.20813°E (Marlborough District, Marlborough, New Zealand)
Antipode41.59°N / 6.792°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities24 km (15 mi) SSE of Brightwater (Tasman) (pop: 2,250) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) W of Wairau Valley (pop: 2,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) S of Richmond (Tasman) (pop: 14,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (19 mi) S of Stoke (Nelson) (pop: 19,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) S of Nelson (pop: 59,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) W of Blenheim (pop: 26,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
135 km (84 mi) WSW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
148 km (92 mi) WSW of Lower Hutt (Wellington) (pop: 101,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 6.3°C (43 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 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
3.67.1 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
3.523 km3.5 SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALANDEMSC
3.523 kmSouth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

Seismograms

Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 129 km / 80 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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