Moderate yet deep 5.1 quake hits near Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Sun, 1 Aug 2021, 13:13
5.1 quake 2 Aug 1:04 am (GMT +12)
5.1 quake 2 Aug 1:04 am (GMT +12)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred early morning on Monday 2 August 2021 at 1:04 am local time near Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, as reported by New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate to considerable depth of 158.8 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tokoroa (pop. 14,300) located 9 km from the epicenter, Rotorua (pop. 65,900) 32 km away, Rotorua (pop. 65,900) 32 km away, Taupo (pop. 22,500) 45 km away, Cambridge (pop. 15,200) 64 km away, Tauranga (pop. 110,300) 71 km away, Hamilton (pop. 152,600) 81 km away, and Hamilton (pop. 152,600) 81 km away.

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Date & time: 2 Aug 1:04 am (GMT +12) local time (1 Aug 2021 13:04 GMT)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 158.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.3°S / 175.93°E (South Waikato District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)

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