Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 48 km north of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Sunday, 7 Mar 2021 8:05 pm (GMT +13) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 48 km north of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Sunday, 7 Mar 2021 8:05 pm (GMT +13)

Séisme faible magnitude 4.6 at 484 km depth

7 Mar 07:30 UTC: Premier à signaler: BMKG après 25 minutes.
Update Sun, 7 Mar 2021, 07:36
Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake 48 km north of Tauranga, New Zealand
4.6 quake 7 Mar 8:05 pm (GMT +13)
4.6 quake 7 Mar 8:05 pm (GMT +13)
A very deep magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported in the evening near Tauranga, Tauranga City, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the quake hit on Sunday 7 March 2021 at 8:05 pm local time at a great depth of 484 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Waihi Beach (pop. 2,000, 32 km away), Whangamata (pop. 4,300, 35 km away), Tauranga (pop. 110,300, 48 km away), Rotorua (pop. 65,900, 98 km away), Rotorua (pop. 65,900, 98 km away), Cambridge (pop. 15,200, 99 km away), and Hamilton (pop. 152,600, 103 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 7 Mar 2021 07:05:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: dimanche, 7 mars 2021 20:05 (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 4.6
Profondeur: 484.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.26°S / 176.25°E (South Pacific Ocean, Nouvelle-Zélande)
Volcan le plus près: Mayor Island (2 km / 1 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km ENE de Waihi Beach (pop: 2,010) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
35 km E de Whangamata (pop: 4,250) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
44 km NE de Katikati (pop: 3,230) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
48 km N de Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
98 km N de Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
98 km N de Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
99 km NE de Cambridge (pop: 15,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
103 km NE de Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
140 km ESE de Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
465 km NNE de Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
195 km N de North Island (pop: 3,749,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 17.4°C (63 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.ProfondeurLieuSource
4.6484 kmNorth Island, New ZealandBMKG

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