Mag. 3.3 earthquake - New Zealand on Tuesday, 5 June 2018 at 07:21 (GMT)

Mag. 3.3 earthquake  - New Zealand on Tuesday, 5 June 2018 at 07:21 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.3 earthquake at 12 km depth

5 Jun 07:23 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.1 to 5.6 km.
Jun 5 07:35: Magnitude recalculated from 3.5 to 3.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.6 to 4.2 km.
Jun 5 08:17: Magnitude recalculated from 3.3 to 3.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 4.2 to 7.5 km.
Jun 5 08:29: Magnitude recalculated from 3.9 to 3.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 7.5 to 11.5 km.
Date & time: 5 Jun 2018 07:21:57 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 3.3
Depth: 11.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.029°S / 176.7451°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Okataina (Tarawera) (19 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (5 mi) NNE of Kawerau (pop: 6,700)
9 km (6 mi) SW of Edgecumbe (pop: 1,640)
16 km (10 mi) S of Matata (pop: 722)
22 km (14 mi) WSW of Whakatane (pop: 18,600)
45 km (28 mi) ENE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900)
64 km (39 mi) SE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300)
219 km (136 mi) SE of Auckland (pop: 417,900)
400 km (248 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 109 joules (1.56 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.34 tons of TNT) More info
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M 3.312 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

User reports for this quake (3)

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Kawerau (8.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : This last shake was quite sharp and the biggest I have ever felt. I was so shaken into fear I sprinted to hide behind my daughter in tears was so scary. Our wonderful neighbour across the road came over to see if we were ok gosh I hope they don't get any bigger. Sleeping with my running shoes on tonight!
Kawerau (9.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : House felt like it was wobbling/shaking on jelly. Heard a rumble before hand from the n.e. (reported through our app)
Kawerau new Zealand / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Strong shake..followed up by many after shocks..felt inside and outside..windows rattling, ground rolling felt
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