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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Waikato, 34 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 at 9:58 pm (GMT +13) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Waikato, 34 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 at 9:58 pm (GMT +13) Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Waikato, 34 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 at 9:58 pm (GMT +13)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 155 km depth

7 Jan 09:00 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 2 minutes.
7 Jan 09:00: Now using data updates from GEONET (NZ)
7 Jan 09:04: Magnitude recalculated from 3.5 to 4.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 153.0 to 155.1 km (from 95 to 96 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards ENE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 7, 2023 08:58:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Jan 7, 2023 at 9:58 pm (GMT +13)
Depth155.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.39791°S / 176.03542°E (South Waikato District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode38.398°N / 3.965°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoMaroa (5 km / 3 mi)
Nearby towns and cities23 km (15 mi) SE of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) N of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) SSW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) SE of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) S of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) SE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) WSW of Whakatane (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
339 km (211 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 18.7°C (66 F), humidity: 99%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
4.3155 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
4.1169 kmNew ZealandRaspberryShake
4.1169 km26 Km SE of Tokoroa, New ZealandUSGS
4.110 kmNorth Island, New ZealandIRIS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Morrinsville / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short

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