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Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - 24 km southwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 7:24 pm (GMT +12) -

Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - 24 km southwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 7:24 pm (GMT +12) Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - 24 km southwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 7:24 pm (GMT +12)

Minor magnitude 1.8 earthquake at 5 km depth

17 Aug 07:25 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minute.
17 Aug 07:26: Magnitude recalculated from 2.5 to 1.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 9.9 to 5.0 km (from 6.2 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.5 km (0.3 mi) towards NNE.
17 Aug 07:33: Magnitude recalculated from 1.9 to 1.8. Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards NNW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 17, 2022 07:24:05 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 7:24 pm (GMT +12)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude1.8
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.78452°S / 175.8447°E (Taupo District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode38.785°N / 4.155°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoTaupo (13 km / 8 mi)
Nearby towns and cities19 km (12 mi) WSW of Acacia Bay (pop: 1,650) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) N of Turangi (pop: 3,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) WSW of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) S of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) SSW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
121 km (75 mi) NW of Napier City (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 56,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
122 km (76 mi) SSE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
293 km (182 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) NNW of North Island (pop: 3,749,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 15.5°C (60 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 107 joules (8.78 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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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.DepthLocationSource
1.85 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

Seismograms

Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 297 km / 185 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station South Karori, New Zealand: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.8, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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