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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 698 km northeast of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 10:31 am (GMT +12) -

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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 698 km northeast of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 10:31 am (GMT +12) Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 698 km northeast of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 10:31 am (GMT +12)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 300 km depth

22 Sep 22:35 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes.
22 Sep 22:36: Magnitude recalculated from 0.8 to 2.4.
22 Sep 22:37: Now using data updates from GEONET (NZ)
22 Sep 22:40: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.5. Epicenter location corrected by 16 km (9.9 mi) towards W.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 22, 2022 22:31:59 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Sep 23, 2022 at 10:31 am (GMT +12)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.5
Depth300.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude32.68583°S / 179.93343°W (South Pacific Ocean, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand)
Antipode32.686°N / 0.067°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoVolcano W (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 17.1°C (63 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.5300 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1070 km / 665 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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