Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Off E. Coast of N. Island, N.Z. on Sunday, 21 September 2014

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 279 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Sunday, 21 September 2014 at 15:02 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 279 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Sunday, 21 September 2014 at 15:02 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 17 km depth

21 Sep 16:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 1 hour and 8 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 17.0 km.
Date & time: 21 Sep 2014 15:02:30 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.94°S / 178.42°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Rumble V (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
211 km (131 mi) NNE of Te Kaha (pop: 403) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) NNE of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (174 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) ENE of Manukau (pop: 362,000) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (213 mi) ENE of North Shore (pop: 207,900) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) ENE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) NE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
674 km (419 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) NNE of North Island (pop: 3,749,200) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) N of East Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.517 kmOff E. Coast of N. Island, N.Z.GFZ
M 5.310 km227km ENE of Tairua, New ZealandUSGS
M 5.33 km OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z.EMSC
M 5.610 kmNorth Island Region, New ZealandGeoAu
M 5.310 km OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z.EMSC

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 279 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Sunday, 21 September 2014 at 15:02 (GMT)
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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 279 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Sunday, 21 September 2014 at 15:02 (GMT)
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