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Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - 8.2 km west of Napier City, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, on Monday, Feb 6, 2023 at 4:58 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - 8.2 km west of Napier City, Hawke\'s Bay, New Zealand, on Monday, Feb 6, 2023 at 4:58 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - 8.2 km west of Napier City, Hawke\'s Bay, New Zealand, on Monday, Feb 6, 2023 at 4:58 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 29 km depth

5 Feb 16:00 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 2 minutes.
5 Feb 16:00: Now using data updates from GEONET (NZ)
5 Feb 16:01: Magnitude recalculated from 2.2 to 2.3.
5 Feb 16:33: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 27.0 to 29.3 km (from 16.8 to 18.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.7 km (1.1 mi) towards NW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 5, 2023 15:58:13 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Feb 6, 2023 at 4:58 am (GMT +13)
Depth29.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.49479°S / 176.81709°E (Hastings District, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand)
Antipode39.495°N / 3.183°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoTaupo (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities8 km (5 mi) W of Napier City (pop: 56,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) N of Hastings (pop: 61,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) NNE of Otane (pop: 566) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (38 mi) SSW of Raupunga (pop: 1,190) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (43 mi) SW of Wairoa (pop: 4,260) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (61 mi) E of Waiouru (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 1,350) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
110 km (69 mi) SE of Taupo (Waikato) (pop: 22,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
264 km (164 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 19.7°C (68 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts)
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.
2.329 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.329 kmNew 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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