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Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Nov 23, 2022 at 9:22 am (GMT -12) -

Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Nov 23, 2022 at 9:22 am (GMT -12) Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Nov 23, 2022 at 9:22 am (GMT -12)

Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 5 km depth

23 Nov 21:27 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 5 minutes.
23 Nov 21:45: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.0 to 5.0 km (from 0 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.8 km (4.2 mi) towards ENE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 23, 2022 21:22:24 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Nov 23, 2022 at 9:22 am (GMT -12)
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude30.18088°S / 176.03096°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode30.181°N / 3.969°E
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoRaoul Island (209 km / 130 mi)
Nearby towns and cities
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 20.8°C (69 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
5.95 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
5.135 kmKermadec Islands, New ZealandUSGS
5.135 kmKermadec Islands, New ZealandRaspberryShake
5.110 kmKermadec Islands, New ZealandIRIS

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Remuera, Auckland, Auckland (1130.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Nothing | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and timeMag
Jan 19, 2023 08:25
10 weeks ago

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New ZealandMore

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