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Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - 18 km northwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Sunday, Jan 22, 2023 at 4:52 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - 18 km northwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Sunday, Jan 22, 2023 at 4:52 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - 18 km northwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Sunday, Jan 22, 2023 at 4:52 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 144 km depth

21 Jan 15:55 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
21 Jan 15:56: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 138.6 to 139.0 km (from 86 to 86 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 11 km (6.9 mi) towards N.
21 Jan 16:17: Magnitude recalculated from 2.2 to 2.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 139.0 to 144.0 km (from 86 to 89 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6 km (3.7 mi) towards ESE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 21, 2023 15:52:49 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Jan 22, 2023 at 4:52 am (GMT +13)
Depth144.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.56089°S / 175.94156°E (Taupo District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode38.561°N / 4.058°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoMaroa (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities16 km (10 mi) WNW of Wairakei (pop: 510) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) NW of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) S of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (33 mi) SSW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (54 mi) SSE of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (62 mi) S of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (65 mi) SE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
319 km (198 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 13.1°C (56 F), humidity: 90%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ENE
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.
2.3144 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.3144 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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