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Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - Waikato, 36 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Thursday, Jan 19, 2023 at 12:51 pm (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - Waikato, 36 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Thursday, Jan 19, 2023 at 12:51 pm (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - Waikato, 36 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Thursday, Jan 19, 2023 at 12:51 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 141 km depth

18 Jan 23:54 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
19 Jan 00:05: Magnitude recalculated from 2.0 to 2.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 140.3 to 140.8 km (from 87 to 87 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 10.2 km (6.4 mi) towards NW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 18, 2023 23:51:40 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Jan 19, 2023 at 12:51 pm (GMT +13)
Depth140.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.35888°S / 175.95041°E (South Waikato District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode38.359°N / 4.05°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoMaroa (13 km / 8 mi)
Nearby towns and cities16 km (10 mi) SSE of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) SW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) NNW of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) SSE of Matamata (pop: 6,310) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (43 mi) SE of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) SSW of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
87 km (54 mi) SE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
341 km (212 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 24.3°C (76 F), humidity: 59%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from SE
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 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.
2.3141 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.3141 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.3, 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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