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Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 32 km west of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 at 7:30 pm (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 32 km west of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 at 7:30 pm (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 32 km west of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 at 7:30 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 112 km depth

29 Sep 06:33 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
29 Sep 06:36: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 108.3 to 111.8 km (from 67 to 69 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 13 km (8.2 mi) towards ESE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 29, 2022 06:30:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Sep 29, 2022 at 7:30 pm (GMT +13)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2
Depth111.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.61912°S / 175.71854°E (Taupo District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode38.619°N / 4.281°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoTaupo (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities29 km (18 mi) WNW of Acacia Bay (pop: 1,650) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) WNW of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) N of Turangi (pop: 3,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) SSW of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (44 mi) SW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (53 mi) SSE of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
100 km (62 mi) SSE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
307 km (191 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 11.6°C (53 F), humidity: 99%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 107 joules (17.5 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
2.0112 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

Seismograms

Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 311 km / 193 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 2.0, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable 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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