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Minor mag. 2.2 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 161 km northwest of Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 9:16 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.2 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 161 km northwest of Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 9:16 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.2 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 161 km northwest of Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 9:16 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.2 earthquake at 145 km depth

6 Feb 20:18 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
6 Feb 20:19: Magnitude recalculated from 2.1 to 2.2.
6 Feb 20:23: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 137.5 to 145.4 km (from 85 to 90 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 15 km (9.3 mi) towards W.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 6, 2023 20:16:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 9:16 am (GMT +13)
Depth145.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.01839°S / 173.85091°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Antipode40.018°N / 6.149°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoTaranaki (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities57 km (36 mi) SSW of Manaia (pop: 902) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) SW of Hawera (pop: 11,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) S of Opunake (pop: 1,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) SSW of Eltham (pop: 2,240) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) SSW of Stratford (pop: 6,120) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
100 km (62 mi) SSW of Inglewood (pop: 3,790) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
140 km (87 mi) NW of Paraparaumu (pop: 30,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
161 km (100 mi) NNW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 19°C (66 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 108 joules (35 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.
2.2145 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.2145 kmCook Strait, New ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.2, 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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