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Minor mag. 3.7 earthquake - 141 km NNE of Whakatane, New Zealand on Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Minor mag. 3.7 earthquake  - 141 km NNE of Whakatane, New Zealand on Tuesday, 15 September 2020
15 Sep 04:34 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
15 Sep 04:37: Epicenter location corrected by 8.7 km (5.4 mi) towards SSE.
Date & time: Tuesday, 15 September 2020 04:31 UTC
Magnitude: 3.7
Depth: 177.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.76638°S / 177.54356°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Clark (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km (68 mi) N of Te Kaha (pop: 400)
140 km (87 mi) N of Opotiki (pop: 4,000)
141 km (88 mi) NE of Whakatane (pop: 18,600)
143 km (89 mi) NW of Ruatoria (pop: 900)
159 km (99 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300)
191 km (119 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1010 joules (6.22 megawatt hours, equivalent to 5.35 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 15 Sep 04:31 UTCM 3.7 / 177.9 km141 km NNE of Whakatane, New ZealandGEONET (NZ)
Tue, 15 Sep 04:31 UTCM 3.7 / 178 km3.7 Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. (New Zealand)EMSC

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Minor mag. 3.7 earthquake - 141 km NNE of Whakatane, New Zealand on Tuesday, 15 September 2020

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