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Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 1.3 km northeast of Tokoroa, South Waikato District, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 8:34 pm (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 1.3 km northeast of Tokoroa, South Waikato District, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 8:34 pm (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 1.3 km northeast of Tokoroa, South Waikato District, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 8:34 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 138 km depth

25 Jan 07:36 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 1 minute.
25 Jan 07:36: Now using data updates from GEONET (NZ)
25 Jan 07:37: Magnitude recalculated from 1.5 to 2.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 28.4 to 130.3 km (from 17.6 to 81 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 8.3 km (5.1 mi) towards ESE.
25 Jan 07:39: Magnitude recalculated from 2.2 to 2.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 130.3 to 137.6 km (from 81 to 86 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5 km (3.1 mi) towards SSE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 25, 2023 07:34:33 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 8:34 pm (GMT +13)
Depth137.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.22811°S / 175.88029°E (South Waikato District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode38.228°N / 4.12°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoMaroa (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities1 km (1 mi) ENE of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
33 km (21 mi) WSW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) SSE of Matamata (pop: 6,310) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (33 mi) NNW of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) SE of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (41 mi) SSW of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (45 mi) SE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
353 km (219 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 14.8°C (59 F), humidity: 90%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 107 joules (17.5 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.
2.0138 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.0138 kmNew ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.0, 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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