Minor mag. 2.9 earthquake - 80 km east of Gisborne, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 18 Nov 3.59 am (GMT +12) -

Minor mag. 2.9 earthquake  - 80 km east of Gisborne, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 18 Nov 3.59 am (GMT +12)

Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 12 km depth

17 Nov 16:02 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
17 Nov 16:12: Magnitude recalculated from 3.1 to 2.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 18.7 to 12.0 km (from 11.6 to 7.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.6 km (3.5 mi) towards WNW.
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Date & time: 17 Nov 2020 03:59:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 18 Nov 3.59 am (GMT +12)
Magnitude: 2.9
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.69794°S / 178.92862°E (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: White Island (206 km / 128 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km (41 mi) SE of Tolaga Bay (Gisborne District) (pop: 932)
80 km (50 mi) E of Gisborne (pop: 34,300)
83 km (52 mi) SE of Tokomaru (Horowhenua District) (pop: 495)
96 km (60 mi) SE of Te Karaka (Gisborne District) (pop: 592)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 17.2°C (63 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from N
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 2.912 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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Palmerston North / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Woke me up
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