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Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake - 135 km NE of Tauranga, New Zealand on Friday, 28 August 2020

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 5.2 quake: 131 km NE of Tauranga, New Zealand, 28 Aug 2020 15:47, which followed after 10 minutes.
Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake  - 135 km NE of Tauranga, New Zealand on Friday, 28 August 2020
28 Aug 15:40 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
Aug 28 15:42: Magnitude recalculated from 3.9 to 3.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.0 to 5.0 km.
Date & time: Friday, 28 August 2020 15:37 UTC
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.73673°S / 177.11856°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Clark (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
116 km (72 mi) NE of Pauanui (pop: 700)
117 km (73 mi) NE of Tairua (pop: 1,600)
122 km (76 mi) NW of Te Kaha (pop: 400)
135 km (84 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300)
174 km (108 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900)
200 km (124 mi) NE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 28 Aug 15:37 UTCM 3.8 / 5 km135 km NE of Tauranga, New ZealandGEONET (NZ)
Fri, 28 Aug 15:37 UTCM 3.9 / 12 km3.9 Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. (New Zealand)EMSC

User reports for this quake (5)

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Tauranga / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Katikati / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Auckland (New Zealand, 209 km W of epicenter) : Woke up because my sliding doors were shaking. Heard them rather than felt it myself. (reported through EMSC)
Whitianga (New Zealand, 125 km W of epicenter) : Slight shaking (reported through EMSC)
Whitianga (New Zealand, 125 km W of epicenter) : Woke me up, Geonet reporting 5.2. (reported through EMSC)

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Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake - 135 km NE of Tauranga, New Zealand on Friday, 28 August 2020

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