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Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 19 km east of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Monday, Feb 6, 2023 at 11:12 pm (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 19 km east of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Monday, Feb 6, 2023 at 11:12 pm (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 19 km east of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Monday, Feb 6, 2023 at 11:12 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 23 km depth

6 Feb 10:13 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 48 seconds.
6 Feb 10:14: Magnitude recalculated from 1.2 to 2.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 25.2 to 27.3 km (from 15.7 to 17 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards SSW.
6 Feb 10:15: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 27.3 to 22.5 km (from 17 to 14 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.6 km (0.4 mi) towards ENE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 6, 2023 10:12:16 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Feb 6, 2023 at 11:12 pm (GMT +13)
Depth22.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.30326°S / 175.82779°E (Tararua District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand)
Antipode40.303°N / 4.172°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoRuapehu (116 km / 72 mi)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) ESE of Ashhurst (pop: 3,230) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (10 mi) N of Pahiatua (pop: 2,810) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) ENE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) NE of Levin (pop: 19,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) N of Masterton (Wellington) (pop: 28,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) ESE of Whanganui (pop: 40,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (60 mi) NE of Paraparaumu (Wellington) (pop: 30,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
141 km (87 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 15.7°C (60 F), humidity: 90%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from NW
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.
2.023 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.023 kmNorth Island, New 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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