Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 140 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 14:18 (GMT)

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 140 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 14:18 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 110 km depth

20 Feb 14:21 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
Feb 20 14:22: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 89.8 to 130.6 km.
Feb 20 14:39: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 130.6 to 110.1 km.
Date & time: Feb 20, 2019 14:18:51 UTC
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 110.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.02768°S / 177.51756°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 37.028°N / 2.482°W
Nearest volcano: White Island (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
80 km (50 mi) N of Te Kaha (pop: 403) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) NNE of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) ENE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) NNW of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (133 mi) ENE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (146 mi) E of Manukau (pop: 362,000) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) E of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
529 km (329 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (159 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: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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4.7110 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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