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Latest quakes near Whale Island volcano in the past 7 days - list, stats and map

Updated: Dec 6, 2022 08:27 GMT -
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Quakes in the past 7 days:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 3
  • 5 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 1 quake below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
In the past 7 days, Whale Island volcano had 1 quake of magnitude 3.1 and 5 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0.

Strongest quake: Mag. 3.1 | South Pacific Ocean, 31 km NW of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand -

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Showing quakes magnitude 0.1 or higher (7 quakes):
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Depth
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Monday, December 5, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 5, 2022 7:36 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 5, 2022 06:36 GMT)
3.1

125 km
26 km (16 mi)New Zealand
I FELT IT
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Sunday, December 4, 2022 GMT (3 quakes)
Dec 5, 2022 4:52 am (GMT +13) (Dec 4, 2022 15:52 GMT)
2.3

2.8 km
5 km (3.1 mi)New Zealand MoreMap
Dec 5, 2022 4:34 am (GMT +13) (Dec 4, 2022 15:34 GMT)
1.7

4.4 km
6 km (3.7 mi)New Zealand MoreMap
Dec 5, 2022 3:20 am (GMT +13) (Dec 4, 2022 14:20 GMT)
2.1

3.9 km
5.9 km (3.7 mi)New Zealand MoreMap
Friday, December 2, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 2, 2022 11:46 pm (GMT +12) (Dec 2, 2022 11:46 GMT)
2.6

5 km
37 km (23 mi)New Zealand
I FELT IT
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Thursday, December 1, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Dec 2, 2022 2:47 am (GMT +13) (Dec 1, 2022 13:47 GMT)
2.4

5 km
13 km (8.1 mi)New Zealand MoreMap
Dec 1, 2022 3:46 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 1, 2022 02:46 GMT)
2.6

164 km
45 km (28 mi)New Zealand MoreMap
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 4.4 x 109 joules (1.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.04 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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