Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - New Zealand on Tuesday, 17 December 2019
17 Dec 01:39 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 6 minutes.
Depth: 245.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.95999°S / 176.92836°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: White Island (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km (59 mi) E of Pauanui (pop: 700)
96 km (60 mi) E of Tairua (pop: 1,600)
98 km (61 mi) NE of Whangamata (pop: 4,300)
172 km (107 mi) NE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600)
182 km (113 mi) E of Manukau City (pop: 362,000)
193 km (120 mi) E of Auckland (pop: 417,900)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Tue, 17 Dec 01:32 UTC||M 4.2 / 245 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
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