Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 734 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Thursday, 30 July 2020 at 06:04 (GMT) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.4 quake 736 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, 18 June 12:49 UTC, which had occurred 6 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - 734 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Thursday, 30 July 2020 at 06:04 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 33 km depth

30 Jul 06:09 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 4 minutes.
Jul 30 06:24: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 164.1 to 0.0 km.
Jul 30 06:38: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.0 to 33.0 km.
Date & time: 30 Jul 2020 06:04:40 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.79531°S / 178.39627°W (New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: Volcano W (238 km / 148 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
639 km (397 mi) NE of Ruatoria (Gisborne District) (pop: 897)
699 km (435 mi) NE of Opotiki (pop: 4,040)
711 km (442 mi) NE of Whakatane (pop: 18,600)
728 km (452 mi) NE of Gisborne (pop: 34,300)
734 km (456 mi) NE of Thames (pop: 7,140)
734 km (456 mi) NE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300)
738 km (459 mi) NE of Kawerau (pop: 6,700)
744 km (463 mi) NE of Whangarei (pop: 50,900)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.233 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
M 4.510 kmsouth of the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)USGS
M 4.510 kmSouth Of Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)EMSC

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 734 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Thursday, 30 July 2020 at 06:04 (GMT)
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