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Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - Waikato, 28 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Dec 21, 2022 at 5:24 pm (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - Waikato, 28 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Dec 21, 2022 at 5:24 pm (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - Waikato, 28 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Dec 21, 2022 at 5:24 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.4 earthquake at 136 km depth

21 Dec 04:26 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minute.
21 Dec 04:27: Magnitude recalculated from 0.7 to 2.4.
21 Dec 04:32: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 138.3 to 136.0 km (from 86 to 85 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.7 km (6 mi) towards NW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 21, 2022 04:24:44 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Dec 21, 2022 at 5:24 pm (GMT +13)
Depth136.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.34816°S / 176.06158°E (South Waikato District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode38.348°N / 3.938°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoMaroa (8 km / 5 mi)
Nearby towns and cities21 km (13 mi) SE of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (18 mi) SW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) N of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) S of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (47 mi) SE of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
92 km (57 mi) WSW of Whakatane (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 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 quakeScattered Clouds 23.2°C (74 F), humidity: 42%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from N
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.
2.4136 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.4136 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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