Minor mag. 3.7 earthquake - 137 km NE of Tauranga, New Zealand on Friday, 28 August 2020
28 Aug 15:30 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 6 minutes.
Depth: 265.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.71389°S / 177.12128°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Clark (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
117 km (72 mi) NE of Pauanui (pop: 700)
118 km (73 mi) NE of Tairua (pop: 1,600)
124 km (77 mi) NE of Whangamata (pop: 4,300)
137 km (85 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300)
176 km (110 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900)
198 km (123 mi) E of Papakura (pop: 28,000)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1010 joules (6.22 megawatt hours, equivalent to 5.35 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Fri, 28 Aug 15:24 UTC||M 3.7 / 265.6 km||137 km NE of Tauranga, New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
|Fri, 28 Aug 15:24 UTC||M 3.7 / 266 km||3.7 Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. (New Zealand)||EMSC|
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