Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - New Zealand on Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 12 km southwest of Ruatoria, Gisborne District, New Zealand, on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 07:08 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 12 km southwest of Ruatoria, Gisborne District, New Zealand, on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 07:08 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 32 km depth

23 Jan 07:11 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
Jan 23 07:12: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.0.
Date & time: Jan 23, 2019 07:08:10 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 32.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.96547°S / 178.24026°E (Gisborne District, Gisborne, New Zealand)
Antipode: 37.965°N / 1.76°W
Nearest volcano: White Island (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (8 mi) SW of Ruatoria (pop: 897) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NNE of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) E of Opotiki (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 4,040) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) E of Whakatane (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) E of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) E of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (128 mi) NE of Napier City (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) E of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) ESE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
474 km (294 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.032 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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42 Carrington st, Lower Vogeltown, New Plymouth / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Small rattling of the house. At first I thought it might be a large vehicle going up the road. Lasted about 20 seconds  
TE Horo Beach / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Wobbly for about 10seconds indoors,bed shaking In the batch we just heard rumbling - like a goat or calf running on the deck  
Christchurch / not felt
new plymouth / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : short gentle rock that last 5 seconds  
Greytown / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nelson nz / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tongarira national park. (274.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Resting on bed, shaking felt for approx 6 seconds.  
ELTHAM / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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