Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 00:45 (GMT)
Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 352 km depth
1 Jan 00:54 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 8 minutes.
Depth: 352.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.58636°S / 179.87605°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 31.586°N / 0.124°E
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (72 km / 45 mi)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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|4.5||352 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
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