Magnitude 2.1, Wed Sep 30 2020 4:59 AM

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PublicID 2020p736935
UTC Time 2020-09-29T15:59:07Z
Latitude -44.97 (± 4.7 km)
Longitude 167.63 (± 7.7 km)
Depth 40 km (± 11 km)
Depth Type free
Earth Model iasp91
Used Phase Count 13
Used Station Count 8
Standard Error 0.24 (s)
Azimuthal Gap 180.24 (degrees)
Minimum Distance 0.36 (degrees)


Type Magnitude Station Count
Preferred (MLv) 2.1  
ML 2.4 (± 0.2) 7
MLv 2.1 1
M 2.1 1

GeoNet combines magnitudes into a summary magnitude, M, which consists of a weighted average of the individual magnitudes and attempts to be a best possible compromise between all magnitudes for a range of earthquake sizes. Summary magnitude for GeoNet is then defined as:

M = (2 * MLv + (0.4 * number_of stations(Mw(mB)) - 1) * Mw(mB)) / (2 + (0.4 * number_of_stations(Mw(mB)) - 1))

Where MLv is local magnitude calculated on the vertical component and Mw(mB) is a Mw estimation based of mB by Bormann and Saul (2008).

Origin Map

Map of New Zealand.

Map showing stations with picks used to locate the earthquake. Stations with picks that have a zero weight in the solution are shown as small grey circles. Those with a higher weight are shown as larger circles. The quake is shown by the largest circle.

Pick Residuals

-2.0- (s)012Distance (degrees)Pick Residuals

Station Magnitudes (ML) (degrees)Station Magnitudes (ML)

Station Magnitudes (MLv) (degrees)Station Magnitudes (MLv)

Magnitude Residuals (ML)

- (degrees)Magnitude Residuals (ML)

Magnitude Residuals (MLv)

- (degrees)Magnitude Residuals (MLv)