Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - 112 km NNE of Whakatane, New Zealand on Sunday, 30 August 2020
30 Aug 15:43 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 6 minutes.
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.9955°S / 177.36644°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: White Island (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
87 km (54 mi) NW of Te Kaha (pop: 400)
112 km (70 mi) NE of Whakatane (pop: 18,600)
113 km (70 mi) NE of Matata (pop: 700)
131 km (81 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300)
161 km (100 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900)
193 km (120 mi) NW of Gisborne (pop: 34,300)
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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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Sun, 30 Aug 15:36 UTC||M 3.5 / 5 km||112 km NNE of Whakatane, New Zealand||GEONET (NZ)|
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