Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 290 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Thursday, 17 May 2018 at 21:44 (GMT)
Quake Data | Interactive map | User Reports | Aftershocks | Earlier quakes in same area | Quakes in New Zealand| Gisborne | Bay of Plenty | Waikato | Auckland | Wellington
Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 242 km depth
17 May 21:47 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
Date & time: 17 May 2018 21:44:03 UTC
Depth: 242.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.2256°S / 178.8721°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Rumble V (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
190 km (118 mi) NNE of Ruatoria (pop: 897) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (159 mi) NE of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (174 mi) NNE of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (225 mi) ENE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (228 mi) ENE of Manukau (pop: 362,000) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (232 mi) E of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (232 mi) E of North Shore (pop: 207,900) --> See nearby quakes!
665 km (414 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) NE of North Island (pop: 3,749,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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.
|5.6||242 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.