Mag. 2.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 50 km north of Whakatane, Whakatane District, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 22:45 (GMT) -

Mag. 2.5 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 50 km north of Whakatane, Whakatane District, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 22:45 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 2.5 earthquake at 5 km depth

20 Nov 22:47 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.0 to 5.0 km.
Date & time: 20 Nov 2019 22:45:14 UTC -
Magnitude: 2.5
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.53017°S / 177.1722°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: White Island (2 km / 1 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) WNW of Te Kaha (pop: 403) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) NNE of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) N of Opotiki (pop: 4,040) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) NNE of Edgecumbe (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NNE of Kawerau (pop: 6,700) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) E of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) E of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
466 km (289 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) NE of Rurima Island --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) E of Motiti Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 2.55 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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Mag. 2.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 50 km north of Whakatane, Whakatane District, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 22:45 (GMT)
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