Magnitude 1.2, Thu Jun 17 2021 2:43 AM

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PublicID 2021p450306
UTC Time 2021-06-16T14:43:21Z
Latitude -40.85 (± 18.1 km)
Longitude 174.73 (± 9.2 km)
Depth 5 km (± 0 km)
Depth Type operator assigned
Earth Model iasp91
Used Phase Count 6
Used Station Count 4
Standard Error 0.54 (s)
Azimuthal Gap 220.12 (degrees)
Minimum Distance 0.13 (degrees)


Type Magnitude Station Count
Preferred (M) 1.2  
ML 1.0 (± 0.3) 3
MLv 1.2 1
M 1.2 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

-18.0-16.0-14.0-12.0-10.0-8.0-6.0-4.0- (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)