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Weak mag. 2.0 earthquake - 20 km south of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Monday, Jan 16, 2023 at 9:51 pm (GMT +13) -

Weak mag. 2.0 earthquake - 20 km south of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Monday, Jan 16, 2023 at 9:51 pm (GMT +13) Weak mag. 2.0 earthquake - 20 km south of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Monday, Jan 16, 2023 at 9:51 pm (GMT +13)

Weak magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 3 km depth

16 Jan 08:52 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 44 seconds.
16 Jan 08:53: Magnitude recalculated from 2.3 to 2.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.3 to 2.7 km (from 3.9 to 1.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.6 km (0.3 mi) towards W.
16 Jan 08:54: Magnitude recalculated from 2.1 to 2.0.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 16, 2023 08:51:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Jan 16, 2023 at 9:51 pm (GMT +13)
Depth2.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.31807°S / 176.2254°E (Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand)
Antipode38.318°N / 3.775°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoReporoa (15 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities17 km (10 mi) NW of Reporoa (pop: 595) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) S of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
33 km (20 mi) ESE of Tokoroa (Waikato) (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) NNE of Taupo (Waikato) (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (44 mi) S of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) WSW of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
102 km (63 mi) SE of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) | 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 quakeBroken Clouds 16°C (61 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 107 joules (17.5 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.
2.02.7 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.02.7 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.0, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable 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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