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Minor mag. 3.4 earthquake - 38 km northwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 at 10:08 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 3.4 earthquake - 38 km northwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 at 10:08 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 3.4 earthquake - 38 km northwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 at 10:08 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 157 km depth

6 Jan 21:10 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
6 Jan 21:11: Magnitude recalculated from 2.5 to 3.0.
6 Jan 21:15: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 3.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 160.1 to 156.5 km (from 99 to 97 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards NNW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 6, 2023 21:08:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Jan 7, 2023 at 10:08 am (GMT +13)
Depth156.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.37873°S / 175.87727°E (Taupo District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode38.379°N / 4.123°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoMaroa (18 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities16 km (10 mi) S of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) NNW of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) SW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) S of Matamata (pop: 6,310) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
68 km (42 mi) SE of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) SSW of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) SE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
337 km (209 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeModerate Rain 19°C (66 F), humidity: 98%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 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.
3.4157 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
3.4156 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

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