Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 742 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 9:49 am (GMT +13) -

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 742 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 9:49 am (GMT +13)

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 33 km depth

18 Dec 20:53 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 4 minutes.
18 Dec 20:59: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 17.4 to 33.0 km (from 10.8 to 21 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 36 km (23 mi) towards E.
Date & time: Dec 18, 2020 20:49:13 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 9:49 am (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.77911°S / 178.29448°W (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode: 32.779°N / 1.706°E
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (133 km / 83 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 18.1°C (65 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from E
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.433 km- south of the Kermadec IslandsGEONET (NZ)
5.137 kmSouth of the Kermadec Islands, New ZealandUSGS
5.143 kmSouth of Kermadec Islands, New ZealandGeoAu
5.133 kmSouth of Kermadec Islands, New ZealandGFZ
5.230 kmSouth of Kermadec Islands, New ZealandBMKG

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Woodend, Waimakariri District, Canterbury (1412.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Didn't feel it here but the cat did | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
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