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Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 77 km southeast of Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, on Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 3:29 pm (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 77 km southeast of Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, on Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 3:29 pm (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 77 km southeast of Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, on Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 3:29 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 150 km depth

4 Dec 02:32 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
4 Dec 02:33: Magnitude recalculated from 1.9 to 2.1.
4 Dec 02:34: Magnitude recalculated from 2.1 to 2.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 106.3 to 151.2 km (from 66 to 94 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 58 km (36 mi) towards NNW.
4 Dec 02:40: Magnitude recalculated from 2.4 to 2.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 151.2 to 149.8 km (from 94 to 93 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 40 km (25 mi) towards NE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 4, 2022 02:29:42 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 3:29 pm (GMT +13)
Depth149.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.30231°S / 175.86165°E (South Waikato District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode38.302°N / 4.138°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoMaroa (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities8 km (5 mi) S of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) WSW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) NNW of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) S of Matamata (pop: 6,310) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) SE of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) SE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
345 km (214 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 21.6°C (71 F), humidity: 34%, wind: 3 m/s (7 kts) from W
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.
2.0150 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
1.9151 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

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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