Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 97 km northeast of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 27 Jan 2021 8:09 pm (GMT +13) -

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 97 km northeast of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 27 Jan 2021 8:09 pm (GMT +13)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 71 km depth

27 Jan 07:11 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
27 Jan 07:15: Magnitude recalculated from 3.8 to 4.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 54.7 to 71.2 km (from 34 to 44 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 19 km (12 mi) towards NNE.
Date & time: 27 Jan 2021 07:09:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 27 Jan 2021 8:09 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 71.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.32595°S / 177.74644°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Nearest volcano: White Island (54 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km (29 mi) N of Te Kaha (pop: 403) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) NE of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) ENE of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) N of Gisborne (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) NE of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) ENE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (156 mi) NNE of Napier City (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) ESE of Auckland (pop: 417,900) --> See nearby quakes!
509 km (316 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 21.4°C (70 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NW
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.071 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
M 4.071 km4.0 OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z., New ZealandEMSC

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