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Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - 111 km NE of Tauranga, New Zealand on Friday, 28 August 2020

Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake  - 111 km NE of Tauranga, New Zealand on Friday, 28 August 2020
28 Aug 15:53 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 29.1 to 26.9 km.
Date & time: Friday, 28 August 2020 15:50 UTC
Magnitude: 3.5
Depth: 26.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.90836°S / 176.95245°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: White Island (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) E of Pauanui (pop: 700)
99 km (61 mi) E of Tairua (pop: 1,600)
102 km (63 mi) NE of Whangamata (pop: 4,300)
177 km (110 mi) NE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600)
184 km (115 mi) E of Manukau City (pop: 362,000)
195 km (121 mi) E of Auckland (pop: 417,900)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 28 Aug 15:50 UTCM 3.5 / 26.9 km111 km NE of Tauranga, New ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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Pyes Pa Tauranga / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I just slept an hour ago but woke up when my bed was shaking. It went on for about 30-40 seconds.

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Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - 111 km NE of Tauranga, New Zealand on Friday, 28 August 2020

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