Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - 137 km N of Whakatane, New Zealand on Saturday, 29 August 2020
29 Aug 18:37 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.73749°S / 177.19336°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Clark (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
119 km (74 mi) NW of Te Kaha (pop: 400)
122 km (76 mi) NE of Pauanui (pop: 700)
123 km (77 mi) NE of Tairua (pop: 1,600)
137 km (85 mi) N of Whakatane (pop: 18,600)
139 km (87 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300)
177 km (110 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Sat, 29 Aug 18:34 UTC||M 3.1 / 5 km||137 km N of Whakatane, New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
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