Mag. 2.8 earthquake - 127 Km NE of Tauranga, New Zealand, on 17 Oct 11:36 pm (GMT +12) -

Mag. 2.8 earthquake  - 127 Km NE of Tauranga, New Zealand, on 17 Oct 11:36 pm (GMT +12)

Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 5 km depth

17 Oct 11:40 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 4 minutes.
17 Oct 13:07: Epicenter location corrected by 4.3 km (2.6 mi) towards W.
Date & time: 17 Oct 2020 11:36:26 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 17 Oct 11:36 pm (GMT +12)
Magnitude: 2.8
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.80365°S / 177.07147°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Clark (76 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km (68 mi) ENE of Pauanui (pop: 749)
116 km (72 mi) ENE of Whangamata (pop: 4,250)
127 km (79 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300)
129 km (80 mi) N of Whakatane (pop: 18,600)
135 km (84 mi) N of Opotiki (pop: 4,040)
165 km (103 mi) NNE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900)
192 km (119 mi) NE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600)
196 km (122 mi) E of Manukau (pop: 362,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 14.9°C (59 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from W
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 2.85 km127 Km NE of Tauranga, New ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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