Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - 129 km N of Whakatane, New Zealand on Saturday, 29 August 2020
29 Aug 21:32 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.80442°S / 177.12955°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Clark (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km (71 mi) NW of Te Kaha (pop: 400)
115 km (71 mi) NE of Pauanui (pop: 700)
116 km (72 mi) NE of Tairua (pop: 1,600)
130 km (81 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300)
168 km (104 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900)
196 km (122 mi) NE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600)
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]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Sat, 29 Aug 21:28 UTC||M 3.5 / 5 km||129 km N of Whakatane, New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
|Sat, 29 Aug 21:28 UTC||M 3.8 / 7 km||3.8 Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. (New Zealand)||EMSC|
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