Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 52 km depth
24 Oct 11:08 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minute.
24 Oct 11:09: Magnitude recalculated from 3.9 to 4.1.
24 Oct 11:10: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 62.3 to 54.7 km (from 39 to 34 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.3 km (1.4 mi) towards N.
24 Oct 11:14: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 54.7 to 52.4 km (from 34 to 33 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.4 km (1.5 mi) towards NNW.
Update Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 11:15Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake 143 km southeast of Tauranga, New Zealand
4.2 quake: 41 Km SE of Opotiki, New Zealand, 24 Oct 2020 11:06
New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in New Zealand near the village of Te Karaka only 9 minutes ago. The earthquake happened after midnight on Sunday 25 October at 12.06 am local time at an intermediate depth of 52 km. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) agency, which listed it as a magnitude 4.1 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Te Karaka (pop. 600) at a distance of 31 km with weak shaking, Opotiki (pop. 4,000) at a distance of 41 km with weak shaking, Rotorua (pop. 65,900) at a distance of 121 km with very weak shaking, and Tauranga (pop. 110,300) at a distance of 143 km with very weak shaking.
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