Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - New Zealand on Saturday, 9 March 2019 at 16:25 (GMT)
Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 12 km depth
9 Mar 16:51 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 26 minutes.
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.89954°S / 177.05568°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (201 km / 125 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
758 km (471 mi) NNE of Horoera (Gisborne District)
787 km (489 mi) NNE of Ruatoria (Gisborne District) (pop: 897)
834 km (518 mi) NNE of Tolaga Bay (Gisborne District) (pop: 932)
853 km (530 mi) NE of Opotiki (pop: 4,040)
862 km (535 mi) NE of Whitianga (Thames-Coromandel District) (pop: 3,370)
864 km (537 mi) NE of Tairua (Thames-Coromandel District) (pop: 1,590)
871 km (542 mi) NE of Coromandel (pop: 1,500)
873 km (542 mi) NE of Taneatua (Whakatane District) (pop: 813)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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|M 5.0||12 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
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