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Minor mag. 1.3 earthquake - New Zealand on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 1:40 pm (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 1.3 earthquake - New Zealand on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 1:40 pm (GMT +13) Minor mag. 1.3 earthquake - New Zealand on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 1:40 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 1.3 earthquake at 5 km depth

7 Feb 00:41 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 55 seconds.
7 Feb 00:42: Magnitude recalculated from 1.5 to 1.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 9.9 to 5.4 km (from 6.2 to 3.4 mi).
7 Feb 00:56: Magnitude recalculated from 1.4 to 1.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.4 to 4.9 km (from 3.4 to 3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards E.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 7, 2023 00:40:09 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Feb 7, 2023 at 1:40 pm (GMT +13)
Depth4.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude41.62412°S / 174.3434°E (New Zealand)
Antipode41.624°N / 5.657°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities22 km (14 mi) ENE of Seddon (pop: 511) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) SW of Karori (pop: 15,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) SW of Wainuiomata (pop: 19,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) SW of Lower Hutt (pop: 101,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) SW of Porirua (pop: 50,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) SW of Upper Hutt (pop: 38,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (60 mi) ESE of Nelson (pop: 59,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 28.7°C (84 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 12 m/s (24 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released5.6 x 106 joules (1.56 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.
1.34.9 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
1.34.9 kmCook Strait, New ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.3, 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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