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Minor mag. 1.4 earthquake - New Zealand on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 10:18 am (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 1.4 earthquake - New Zealand on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 10:18 am (GMT +13) Minor mag. 1.4 earthquake - New Zealand on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 10:18 am (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 1.4 earthquake at 16 km depth

6 Feb 21:20 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 1 minute.
6 Feb 21:20: Now using data updates from GEONET (NZ)
6 Feb 21:21: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.5 to 16.3 km (from 9.6 to 10.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards SW.
6 Feb 21:29: Magnitude recalculated from 1.5 to 1.4. Epicenter location corrected by 1.2 km (0.8 mi) towards NE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 6, 2023 21:18:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 10:18 am (GMT +13)
Depth16.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.99408°S / 176.63611°E (New Zealand)
Antipode39.994°N / 3.364°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoRuapehu (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities12 km (8 mi) S of Otane (pop: 566) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) E of Takapau (pop: 597) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) SSW of Hastings (pop: 61,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) ENE of Ashhurst (pop: 3,230) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
85 km (53 mi) NE of Pahiatua (pop: 2,810) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) ENE of Palmerston North (pop: 76,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
107 km (66 mi) NNE of Castlepoint (pop: 1,690) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
213 km (132 mi) NE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 19.8°C (68 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 106 joules (2.21 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.
1.416 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
1.416 kmNew ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.4, 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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