Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 709 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 at 07:20 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - 709 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 at 07:20 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 33 km depth

18 Jun 07:32 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 12 minutes.
Date & time: 18 Jun 2019 07:20:20 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.6133°S / 177.78964°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (235 km / 146 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
590 km (367 mi) NE of Ruatoria (Gisborne District) (pop: 897)
660 km (410 mi) NE of Opotiki (pop: 4,040)
675 km (419 mi) NE of Whakatane (pop: 18,600)
676 km (420 mi) NE of Gisborne (pop: 34,300)
704 km (437 mi) NE of Kawerau (pop: 6,700)
709 km (441 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300)
721 km (448 mi) NE of Thames (pop: 7,140)
736 km (457 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.533 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake 709 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, 18 June 07:20 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 04 Aug 2019 08:00 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    506.9 km (315 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 25 Jun 2019 11:31 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 20 Jun 2019 00:04 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 18 Jun 2019 09:56 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 709 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 at 07:20 (GMT)
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