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Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - Waikato, 23 km west of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Friday, Jan 13, 2023 at 10:33 pm (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - Waikato, 23 km west of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Friday, Jan 13, 2023 at 10:33 pm (GMT +13) Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - Waikato, 23 km west of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Friday, Jan 13, 2023 at 10:33 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 189 km depth

13 Jan 09:35 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
13 Jan 09:36: Magnitude recalculated from 2.2 to 2.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 148.9 to 193.5 km (from 93 to 120 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 29 km (18 mi) towards N.
13 Jan 09:45: Magnitude recalculated from 2.8 to 3.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 193.5 to 188.5 km (from 120 to 117 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.5 mi) towards ENE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 13, 2023 09:33:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Jan 13, 2023 at 10:33 pm (GMT +13)
Depth188.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.19636°S / 175.98726°E (South Waikato District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode38.196°N / 4.013°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoMaroa (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities11 km (7 mi) ENE of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (15 mi) WSW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) N of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) SSW of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) SE of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) SE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (57 mi) WSW of Whakatane (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
359 km (223 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 12.6°C (55 F), humidity: 97%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 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.
3.1189 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
3.1188 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

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