Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 292 km northeast of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Thursday, 9 April 2020 at 05:00 (GMT) -

Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 292 km northeast of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Thursday, 9 April 2020 at 05:00 (GMT)

Light magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 12 km depth

9 Apr 05:04 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 4 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 12.0 km.
Date & time: 9 Apr 2020 05:00:07 UTC -
Magnitude: 3.5
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.991°S / 179.1582°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Rumble I (60 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
223 km (138 mi) NNE of Ruatoria (pop: 897) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (181 mi) NE of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) NNE of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (203 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) ENE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (248 mi) ENE of Manukau (pop: 362,000) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (251 mi) ENE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) ENE of North Shore (pop: 207,900) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (271 mi) NNE of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
701 km (436 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 tons of TNT) More info
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3.512 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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