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Minor mag. 2.2 earthquake - 28 km south of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 at 8:58 pm (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.2 earthquake - 28 km south of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 at 8:58 pm (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.2 earthquake - 28 km south of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 at 8:58 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.2 earthquake at 80 km depth

24 Jan 08:00 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
24 Jan 08:01: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 82.8 to 78.8 km (from 51 to 49 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 33 km (20 mi) towards NNW.
24 Jan 08:28: Magnitude recalculated from 2.3 to 2.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 78.8 to 79.6 km (from 49 to 49 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards SSW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 24, 2023 07:58:36 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Jan 24, 2023 at 8:58 pm (GMT +13)
Depth79.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.37412°S / 176.12781°E (Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand)
Antipode38.374°N / 3.872°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoMaroa (7 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities20 km (12 mi) WNW of Reporoa (pop: 595) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (17 mi) SSW of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) N of Taupo (Waikato) (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) S of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) WSW of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (61 mi) SE of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
344 km (214 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 14.4°C (58 F), humidity: 98%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 108 joules (35 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.
2.280 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.280 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.2, 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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