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Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - Waikato, 27 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Friday, Dec 23, 2022 at 4:39 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - Waikato, 27 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Friday, Dec 23, 2022 at 4:39 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - Waikato, 27 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Friday, Dec 23, 2022 at 4:39 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 144 km depth

22 Dec 15:41 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
22 Dec 15:45: Magnitude recalculated from 2.3 to 2.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 143.9 to 143.5 km (from 89 to 89 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7 km (4.3 mi) towards W.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 22, 2022 15:39:02 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Dec 23, 2022 at 4:39 am (GMT +13)
Depth143.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.25411°S / 175.97624°E (South Waikato District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode38.254°N / 4.024°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoMaroa (21 km / 13 mi)
Nearby towns and cities10 km (6 mi) ESE of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) WSW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (30 mi) NNW of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) SE of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (41 mi) SSW of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) SE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (59 mi) WSW of Whakatane (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
353 km (219 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 11.5°C (53 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) | 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.
2.6144 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.6144 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.6, 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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