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Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - Waikato, 29 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 11:56 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - Waikato, 29 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 11:56 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - Waikato, 29 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 11:56 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.4 earthquake at 156 km depth

3 Dec 22:58 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
3 Dec 22:59: Magnitude recalculated from 1.8 to 2.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 152.2 to 156.8 km (from 95 to 97 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 22 km (14 mi) towards NNE.
3 Dec 23:04: Magnitude recalculated from 2.0 to 2.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 156.8 to 155.7 km (from 97 to 97 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.7 km (4.2 mi) towards NNE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 3, 2022 22:56:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 11:56 am (GMT +13)
Depth155.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.28345°S / 175.97403°E (South Waikato District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode38.283°N / 4.026°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoMaroa (18 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities11 km (7 mi) ESE of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) SW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) NNW of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (40 mi) SE of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) SSW of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) SE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (59 mi) WSW of Whakatane (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
349 km (217 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 21.1°C (70 F), humidity: 30%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from W
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

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.
2.4156 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.4156 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

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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