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Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake - 119 km N of Whakatane, New Zealand on Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake  - 119 km N of Whakatane, New Zealand on Wednesday, 9 September 2020
9 Sep 00:24 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
9 Sep 00:34: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 3.9. Epicenter location corrected by 28 km (17.2 mi) towards S.
Date & time: Wednesday, 9 September 2020 00:21 UTC
Magnitude: 3.9
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.90181°S / 177.21895°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Clark (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) NW of Te Kaha (pop: 400)
117 km (73 mi) NE of Matata (pop: 700)
118 km (73 mi) NE of Maketu (pop: 1,100)
128 km (79 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300)
162 km (101 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900)
197 km (123 mi) NE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 9 Sep 00:21 UTCM 3.9 / 5 km119 km N of Whakatane, New ZealandGEONET (NZ)
Wed, 9 Sep 00:21 UTCM 4.1 / 5 km4.1 Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. (New Zealand)EMSC

User reports for this quake (4)

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Whiritoa (130.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Old bridge, NJ 08857 / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Severe shaking of home neighbors ran outside. I posted on Facebook and people from 4 towns over felt it
Hahei coromandel / not felt / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : Sitting in ute eating lunch
Whangamata (New Zealand, 130 km SW of epicenter) : The oven shook and made a noise. Noticeable shake in the house. (reported through EMSC)

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Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake - 119 km N of Whakatane, New Zealand on Wednesday, 9 September 2020

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