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Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 19 km southwest of Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 12:54 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 19 km southwest of Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 12:54 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 19 km southwest of Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 12:54 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 16 km depth

6 Feb 11:55 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 53 seconds.
6 Feb 11:56: Magnitude recalculated from 1.6 to 2.1.
6 Feb 12:06: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 24.0 to 15.8 km (from 14.9 to 9.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.9 km (1.8 mi) towards SSW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 6, 2023 11:54:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 12:54 am (GMT +13)
Depth15.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude41.41568°S / 174.63457°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Antipode41.416°N / 5.365°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoTaranaki (240 km / 149 mi)
Nearby towns and cities16 km (10 mi) SW of Brooklyn (pop: 3,860) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (11 mi) SSW of Karori (pop: 15,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) WSW of Wainuiomata (pop: 19,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) SW of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) SSW of Porirua (pop: 50,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) SW of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) SSW of Paraparaumu (pop: 30,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 17.9°C (64 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 107 joules (24.8 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.
2.116 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.116 kmCook Strait, New ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.1, 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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