Mag. 4.5 earthquake - New Zealand on Wednesday, 1 January 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 (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
687 km (427 mi) NE of Ngunguru (Whangarei) (pop: 1,360)
702 km (436 mi) NE of Kerikeri (Far North District) (pop: 5,650)
707 km (440 mi) NE of Whangarei (pop: 50,900)
764 km (475 mi) NNE of Whakatane (pop: 18,600)
765 km (475 mi) NE of Auckland (pop: 417,900)
769 km (478 mi) NNE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300)
770 km (479 mi) NE of Manukau (pop: 362,000)
784 km (487 mi) NE of Pukekohe East (pop: 21,400)
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||352 km||New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
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