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Minor mag. 3.3 earthquake - Waikato, 32 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Friday, Jan 20, 2023 at 7:01 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 3.3 earthquake - Waikato, 32 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Friday, Jan 20, 2023 at 7:01 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 3.3 earthquake - Waikato, 32 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Friday, Jan 20, 2023 at 7:01 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 3.3 earthquake at 151 km depth

19 Jan 18:03 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minute.
19 Jan 18:04: Magnitude recalculated from 1.9 to 2.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 127.3 to 159.6 km (from 79 to 99 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 21 km (13 mi) towards N.
19 Jan 18:05: Magnitude recalculated from 2.5 to 3.1.
19 Jan 18:19: Magnitude recalculated from 3.1 to 3.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 159.6 to 151.0 km (from 99 to 94 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.5 mi) towards WSW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 19, 2023 18:01:36 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Jan 20, 2023 at 7:01 am (GMT +13)
Depth151.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.29123°S / 175.93704°E (South Waikato District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode38.291°N / 4.063°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoMaroa (19 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities9 km (6 mi) SE of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) WSW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) NNW of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) SE of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (44 mi) SSW of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) SE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (61 mi) WSW of Whakatane (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
348 km (216 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 14.5°C (58 F), humidity: 99%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released5.6 x 109 joules (1.56 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.34 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.
3.3151 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
3.1160 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

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