Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 260 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 04:32 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 260 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 04:32 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 372 km depth

19 Aug 04:37 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 5 minutes.
Aug 19 04:38: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.1.
Date & time: 19 Aug 2018 04:32:18 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 371.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.8887°S / 178.0371°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Rumble IV (27 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
208 km (129 mi) N of Te Kaha (pop: 403) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) NNE of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) NNE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) NNE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (191 mi) ENE of Manukau (pop: 362,000) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (194 mi) ENE of North Shore (pop: 207,900) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) ENE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) NE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
664 km (412 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (242 mi) NNE 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: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.1372 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
4.8372 km4.8 OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z.EMSC

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