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Minor mag. 2.8 earthquake - 81 km southeast of Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, on Saturday, Jan 21, 2023 at 11:11 pm (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.8 earthquake - 81 km southeast of Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, on Saturday, Jan 21, 2023 at 11:11 pm (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.8 earthquake - 81 km southeast of Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, on Saturday, Jan 21, 2023 at 11:11 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 167 km depth

21 Jan 10:13 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
21 Jan 10:14: Magnitude recalculated from 2.1 to 2.5.
21 Jan 10:18: Magnitude recalculated from 2.5 to 2.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 120.3 to 167.3 km (from 75 to 104 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 21 km (13 mi) towards NNW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 21, 2023 10:11:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Jan 21, 2023 at 11:11 pm (GMT +13)
Depth167.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.34695°S / 175.87579°E (South Waikato District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode38.347°N / 4.124°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoMaroa (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities13 km (8 mi) S of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) SW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) NNW of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (38 mi) S of Matamata (pop: 6,310) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (40 mi) SE of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) SSW of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (51 mi) SE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
340 km (211 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 16.5°C (62 F), humidity: 95%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 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.
2.8167 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.8167 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.8, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm 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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