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Minor mag. 2.9 earthquake - 47 km north of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Mar 21, 2023 at 5:43 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.9 earthquake - 47 km north of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Mar 21, 2023 at 5:43 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.9 earthquake - 47 km north of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Mar 21, 2023 at 5:43 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 53 km depth

20 Mar 16:45 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
20 Mar 16:46: Magnitude recalculated from 2.8 to 2.9.
20 Mar 16:48: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 51.9 to 52.8 km (from 32 to 33 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.1 km (5.7 mi) towards ENE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 20, 2023 16:43:14 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Mar 21, 2023 at 5:43 am (GMT +13)
Depth52.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude44.99101°S / 167.72894°E (Southland District, Southland, New Zealand)
Antipode44.991°N / 12.271°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities39 km (24 mi) SSW of Milford Sound (pop: 435) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) N of Te Anau (pop: 2,930) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (34 mi) WSW of Glenorchy (Otago) (pop: 318) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (40 mi) N of Manapouri (pop: 228) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) W of Queenstown (Otago) (pop: 10,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
85 km (53 mi) W of Arrowtown (Otago) (pop: 2,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (54 mi) WNW of Kingston (Otago) (pop: 2,460) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
704 km (438 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 4.5°C (40 F), humidity: 97%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) | 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.
2.953 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.849 kmSouth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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