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Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - 71 km east of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 7:50 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - 71 km east of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 7:50 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - 71 km east of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 7:50 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 1.8 earthquake at 15 km depth

6 Feb 18:52 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 1 minute.
6 Feb 18:55: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.8 to 15.1 km (from 9.8 to 9.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards SSE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 6, 2023 18:50:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 7:50 am (GMT +13)
Depth15.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.55441°S / 176.40491°E (Tararua District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand)
Antipode40.554°N / 3.595°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoRuapehu (159 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities18 km (11 mi) E of Pongaroa (pop: 81) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) NNE of Castlepoint (Wellington) (pop: 1,690) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (30 mi) ESE of Pahiatua (pop: 2,810) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (39 mi) ESE of Ashhurst (pop: 3,230) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) ESE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) NE of Masterton (Wellington) (pop: 28,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) E of Levin (pop: 19,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
159 km (99 mi) ENE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 16.4°C (62 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 4 m/s (9 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 107 joules (8.78 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.
1.815 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
1.815 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.8, 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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