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Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 96 km east of Palmerston North, New Zealand, on Sunday, Feb 5, 2023 at 7:37 pm (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 96 km east of Palmerston North, New Zealand, on Sunday, Feb 5, 2023 at 7:37 pm (GMT +13) Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 96 km east of Palmerston North, New Zealand, on Sunday, Feb 5, 2023 at 7:37 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 1.8 earthquake at 16 km depth

5 Feb 06:39 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
5 Feb 06:40: Magnitude recalculated from 1.9 to 1.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 14.8 to 15.7 km (from 9.2 to 9.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.9 km (1.8 mi) towards SE.
5 Feb 06:54: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.7 to 16.4 km (from 9.8 to 10.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.6 km (0.4 mi) towards SSW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 5, 2023 06:37:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Feb 5, 2023 at 7:37 pm (GMT +13)
Depth16.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.30802°S / 176.73923°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand)
Antipode40.308°N / 3.261°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoRuapehu (152 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities10 km (6 mi) E of Porangahau (pop: 141) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (47 mi) S of Hastings (pop: 61,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) ENE of Pahiatua (pop: 2,810) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) E of Ashhurst (pop: 3,230) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
92 km (57 mi) S of Napier City (pop: 56,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) E of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
117 km (72 mi) NE of Masterton (pop: 28,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
198 km (123 mi) ENE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 20.6°C (69 F), humidity: 92%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 107 joules (8.78 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.
1.816 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
1.816 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.8, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
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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