Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 345 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Saturday, 7 December 2019 at 22:33 (GMT) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 345 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Saturday, 7 December 2019 at 22:33 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 161 km depth

7 Dec 22:36 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
Dec 7 22:39: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 147.6 to 161.0 km.
Date & time: 7 Dec 2019 22:33:04 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 161.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.27885°S / 178.60095°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Rumble II West (11 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
286 km (178 mi) NNE of Te Kaha (pop: 403) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (236 mi) N of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) ENE of Manukau (pop: 362,000) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) ENE of North Shore (pop: 207,900) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (240 mi) ENE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (243 mi) E of Whangarei (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (248 mi) ENE of Waitakere (pop: 208,100) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) NE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
747 km (464 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.9161 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
4.3232 km290km NNE of Opotiki, New ZealandUSGS
4.3232 kmOff E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. (New Zealand)EMSC

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