Minor mag. 3.3 earthquake - South Waikato District, 29 km west of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 03:41 (GMT) -

Minor mag. 3.3 earthquake - South Waikato District, 29 km west of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 03:41 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.3 earthquake at 157 km depth

23 May 03:46 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
Date & time: May 23, 2021 03:41:36 UTC -
Magnitude: 3.3
Depth: 157.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.23°S / 175.94°E (South Waikato District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode: 38.23°N / 4.06°W
Nearest volcano: Maroa (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) E of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) WSW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) SSE of Matamata (pop: 6,310) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) NNW of Taupo (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) SE of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SSW of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) WSW of Whakatane (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) SE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 109 joules (1.56 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.34 tons of TNT) More info
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near Rotorua, Bay of Plenty (22.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Rotorua / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : There was enough shaking to wake me up,l was dozing, woke up and became aware of the shaking, which soon stopped.  
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