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Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - New Zealand on Monday, Feb 6, 2023 at 6:26 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - New Zealand on Monday, Feb 6, 2023 at 6:26 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - New Zealand on Monday, Feb 6, 2023 at 6:26 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 1.6 earthquake at 22 km depth

5 Feb 17:27 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minute.
5 Feb 17:28: Magnitude recalculated from 1.4 to 1.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 22.6 to 22.4 km (from 14 to 13.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2 km (1.2 mi) towards SW.
5 Feb 17:37: Magnitude recalculated from 1.5 to 1.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 22.4 to 21.5 km (from 13.9 to 13.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.3 mi) towards N.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 5, 2023 17:26:01 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Feb 6, 2023 at 6:26 am (GMT +13)
Depth21.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.60255°S / 175.85951°E (New Zealand)
Antipode40.603°N / 4.14°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoRuapehu (149 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities17 km (10 mi) S of Pahiatua (pop: 2,810) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (21 mi) SE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) NNE of Masterton (pop: 28,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (31 mi) E of Levin (pop: 19,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
79 km (49 mi) ENE of Paraparaumu (pop: 30,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
90 km (56 mi) NE of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
105 km (65 mi) NE of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
119 km (74 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 18.3°C (65 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 5 m/s (11 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 x 107 joules (4.4 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.
1.622 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
1.622 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.6, 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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