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Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - 29 km northwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Monday, Jan 30, 2023 at 6:30 pm (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - 29 km northwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Monday, Jan 30, 2023 at 6:30 pm (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - 29 km northwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, on Monday, Jan 30, 2023 at 6:30 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 150 km depth

30 Jan 05:33 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
30 Jan 05:34: Magnitude recalculated from 2.1 to 2.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 138.1 to 122.0 km (from 86 to 76 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 79 km (49 mi) towards NW.
30 Jan 05:38: Magnitude recalculated from 2.4 to 2.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 122.0 to 150.3 km (from 76 to 93 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 43 km (26 mi) towards E.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 30, 2023 05:30:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Jan 30, 2023 at 6:30 pm (GMT +13)
Depth150.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.49616°S / 175.8485°E (Taupo District, Waikato, New Zealand)
Antipode38.496°N / 4.152°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoMaroa (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities27 km (17 mi) NW of Wairakei (pop: 510) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) NW of Taupo (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) S of Tokoroa (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) SW of Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) SSE of Cambridge (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) SSE of Hamilton (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (59 mi) SSW of Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
324 km (201 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 19.7°C (67 F), humidity: 64%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 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.
2.6150 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.6150 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.6, 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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