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Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - 43 km east of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 10:19 pm (GMT +12) -

Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - 43 km east of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 10:19 pm (GMT +12) Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - 43 km east of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 10:19 pm (GMT +12)

Minor magnitude 2.4 earthquake at 46 km depth

17 Aug 10:21 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minute.
17 Aug 10:22: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 47.9 to 45.1 km (from 30 to 28 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.7 km (2.3 mi) towards WNW.
17 Aug 10:25: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 45.1 to 46.1 km (from 28 to 29 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards ESE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 17, 2022 10:19:40 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 10:19 pm (GMT +12)
Depth46.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.32853°S / 176.12279°E (Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand)
Antipode40.329°N / 3.877°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoRuapehu (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities24 km (15 mi) ENE of Mangatainoka (pop: 1,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (20 mi) E of Ashhurst (pop: 3,230) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) E of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
79 km (49 mi) ENE of Levin (pop: 19,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) NNE of Masterton (Wellington) (pop: 28,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (61 mi) SW of Hastings (Hawke's Bay) (pop: 61,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
101 km (63 mi) ESE of Whanganui (pop: 40,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
156 km (97 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 11.4°C (52 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 108 joules (69.8 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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2.446 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)


Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 162 km / 100 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 2.4, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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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