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Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 45 km southwest of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 5:13 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 45 km southwest of Hastings, Hawke\'s Bay, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 5:13 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 45 km southwest of Hastings, Hawke\'s Bay, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 5:13 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 12 km depth

6 Feb 16:14 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 54 seconds.
6 Feb 16:15: Magnitude recalculated from 2.0 to 2.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 16.5 to 12.3 km (from 10.3 to 7.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.7 km (0.4 mi) towards W.
6 Feb 16:20: Magnitude recalculated from 2.1 to 2.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.3 to 11.9 km (from 7.6 to 7.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards WNW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 6, 2023 16:13:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 5:13 am (GMT +13)
Depth11.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.99739°S / 176.61922°E (Central Hawke's Bay District, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand)
Antipode39.997°N / 3.381°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoRuapehu (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities13 km (8 mi) S of Otane (pop: 566) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) E of Takapau (pop: 597) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) SSW of Hastings (pop: 61,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) SSW of Napier City (pop: 56,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) ENE of Ashhurst (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 3,230) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
83 km (52 mi) NE of Pahiatua (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 2,810) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) ENE of Palmerston North (Manawatu-Wanganui) (pop: 76,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
212 km (131 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 13°C (55 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WNW
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.
2.012 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.012 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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