Mag. 4.5 earthquake - New Zealand on Monday, 16 December 2019 at 12:31 (GMT) -
Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 411 km depth
16 Dec 12:39 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 7 minutes.
Depth: 411.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.79511°S / 179.73108°E (international territory)
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
644 km (400 mi) NE of Ngunguru (Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand) (pop: 1,360)
664 km (413 mi) NE of Whangarei (Northland, New Zealand) (pop: 50,900)
724 km (450 mi) NE of Auckland (New Zealand) (pop: 417,900)
729 km (453 mi) NE of Manukau (Auckland, New Zealand) (pop: 362,000)
732 km (455 mi) NNE of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty, New Zealand) (pop: 110,300)
744 km (462 mi) NE of Pukekohe East (Waikato, New Zealand) (pop: 21,400)
774 km (481 mi) NNE of Rotorua (New Zealand) (pop: 65,900)
780 km (485 mi) NNE of Hamilton (Waikato, New Zealand) (pop: 152,600)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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|M 4.5||411 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
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